Sharing: May Matters! Join the #lastbell movement!

The Compelled Educator: May Matters! Join the #lastbell movement! In many schools, the countdown has already begun. The days until summer break… the days until the beach… the days until there’s *no kids.* Let’s throw that “tradition” on it’s head. Let’s re-evaluate the influence we have on students’ lives. Let’s all join together as an […]

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Sharing: Teach the Way You Wish You Were Taught

Start with a Question: Teach the Way You Wish You Were Taught There is a difference. If our learners want to learn, they will dive deeper, think more, and be more creative. Instructional design, student voice, and questions that matter to students can make that difference. I was lectured to, took notes, practiced on worksheets, […]

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ⓔ Editorial Calendar plugin for WordPress

Yesterday I wrote about the benefits of using an editorial calendar to plan out your blog posts and help you come up with ideas for posts that you want to write. Although there are many different ways of keeping an editorial calendar, I chose to use a plugin for WordPress called, coincidentally enough, Editorial Calendar. […]

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Sharing: The Myth of Maximal Efficiency

The Myth of Maximal Efficiency « Outside In It is in this narrowing that one might take issue. Because at heart, education is about relationships – a blindspot of the educational revolution which I have previously criticised – which means that it is not always efficient. Indeed, it is sometimes messy. And it is in […]

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Sharing: Waving Goodbye to Drive-By PD

A Principal’s Reflections: Waving Goodbye to Drive-By PD There has been a great deal of knocks on professional development as of late and rightfully so. More often than not, professional development is something that is done to educators as opposed to an experience that they truly value for growth.  For many, district professional development is […]

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ⓔ Gitter is adding Twitter logins

Gitter.im is a chat service that makes it really easy to create public chat rooms. I’ve talked about Gitter before, with one if its drawbacks being the requirement of a Github account. This week Gitter will be adding the ability to sign up and use Gitter with Twitter accounts. Accounts using Twitter will be limited […]

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