Posted on 04/19/2013 at 03:02 PM by Global Reach

Try This:
For the end of the year, have each of your students stand up against the white board and have them, or you, write positive words about that person.  Take a picture and give it to them.  What a great memory and something positive that they can always look at.  This is a different version to the pass the paper around and write something positive about that student listed at the top. 


Google This:
Do you take notes and make lists and wish they could sync to all of your devices? I learned about Wunderlist from a friend, Amanda.  You create an online account for free and then can download the app on your Android or Apple devices to be able to sync your notes and lists. You never have to worry about losing your lists if you have to get a new phone or computer because it is stored online.
Wunderlist- www.wunderlist.com


Read This:
From "Life as an Educator" by Justin Tarte
April 5th, 2013
He has an awesome blog and you can sign up to get his posts through your email. That's what I do!
http://www.justintarte.com


The 21st century classroom... 
 
Doesn't just focus on "what" kids learn, it focuses more on "how" kids learn best...
 
Knows the difference between something that is hard, and something that is rigorous...
  A hard task would be to memorize the name of every US president.  If you want a rigorous task, pick 2 presidents and compare their presidency- Dr. Justin Tarte

Makes learning both relevant and meaningful...
 
Recognizes we're preparing our students for a world that doesn't yet exist using technology that hasn't yet been invented to solve problems we haven't even thought of...
 
Embraces the notion that education should be done "with" our students, rather than "to" our students...

Provides opportunities for students to explore, discover, create & experience failure...   failure is success if we learn from it.
 
Accepts that the world is a playground for learners, and learning can no longer be contained to the four walls of a classroom...
 
Understands that you can't be "data-driven" unless you actually make adjustments and modifications to your instructional practices as a result of that data...
 
                                                
Ponder This:
Don't count down the days till summer vacation....count down the remaining days you have to positively affect your students. 

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