Posted on 10/21/2013 at 09:49 AM by Global Reach

Try This:
Start following a few blogs related to education.  When you find something you find interesting, sign up using your email.  When there is a new post, you will get an email.  It's quite simple and it keeps you updated with what's going on in the world of education.  Here are some of my favorites:
http://www.justintarte.com/
http://franmcveigh.wordpress.com/  (she's from an AEA in Iowa)
http://www.teachingthecore.com/  (one of my favorites on the Common Core.  He makes it so easy to understand.  Uses humor too!)
http://principalreflections.wordpress.com/  (from a principal- very good)

Watch This:
The full principal meltdown:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDASxk5kiDw
Hopefully you've never had a principal have a meltdown like this. 

Read This:
How familiar are you with these terms?
-Iowa Common Core (Common Core if you're not teaching in Iowa)  Do you know the difference?
-Text Complexity
-Lexile Levels
-Close Reading
-Mentor Texts
-Text-dependent questions
-Scaffolding
-Workshops (Reading, Writing, Language, and Content)
-RtI

Become familiar with these terms.  That's why I follow good worth while blogs so I can keep with what's going on in education.  If you have some other key terms I should add to the list, please let me know.  


Ponder This:
"The ability to honestly and quietly reflect on one's life is one of the most powerful tools for personal growth"  -Richard Carlson

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