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Teaching a Growth Mindset

Are you a zoo tiger or a jungle tiger?  This simple analogy found in the video shares what is at the heart of the Growth Mindset.  Author...

Class of the Future: A Student-Created Video Showcase

Can you imagine what the classroom will look like in the near future?  A team of students from the Class of 2015 created and produced a video to...

Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms

From the TED website:In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools'...

Grit: Angela Duckworth

Is grit something you can teach kids? Angela Duckworth think so! In this video she talks about grit and why it's important for our children to have....

5 Steps to Foster Grit in the Classroom

Want to know about teaching grit in your classroom? It might be easier said than done, but Edutopia has written a great article about getting you...

Produce: Kelvin Doe at TEDx

What happens when learners are allowed to be passionate and explore in the process of creation? We think it is best if we let Kelvin Doe explain....

Celebrate the Process!

The idea of a Growth Mindset was proposed by Carol Dweck and she continues to champion that in many fields today. As teachers, we love to celebrate...

Twitter: In Plain English

In this short video created by Common Craft, Twitter is explained in clear, simple terms.  As you watch this video, you'll learn:What Twitter isHow...

Twitter: In 60 Seconds

This quick video will introduce you to Twitter in just 60 seconds!  As you watch this video you'll be introduced to:Why you might want to use...

Twitter: The Teacher's Guide

This article titled "The Teacher's Guide to Twitter,"  posted by Edudemic, is the perfect introduction to using Twitter as an educator....

Twitter: 28 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

This article titled "28 Simple Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom," posted by TeachThought, provides practical ways Twitter can be used an...

ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act Explained

In 2016 the government dismantled the No Child Left Behind laws that governed education in this country and replaced it with the newly fitted Every...

Grow Your PLN

A personal learning network (PLN) must be planted and cultivated over time.  However, you will reap a harvest of knowledge if you invest the...

Making Time for Your PLN

Whatever medium and outlet your personal learning network (PLN) takes, you have to set aside time to keep it going.  In this blog post from...

A Study on Praise and Growth Mindsets

The idea of a Growth Mindset was proposed by Carol Dweck and she continues to champion that in many fields today. As teachers, we love to celebrate...

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

A reality in the digital age is the rise of 'fake news' stories prevalent on the web.  Already tricky to navigate for adults, teaching our students...

Sugata Mitra: The Child-driven Education

"If children have interest, then education happens" - Arthur C. ClarkeThis TED Talk from Sugata Mitra is a fascinating look at what children can do...

Truth & Teaching Students How to Think

This blog post by Five-Star's Brad Fischer outlines the importance of critical thinking in today's busy, information-filled world. What does it mean...

Newsela-A Way to Connect Current Events to Today's Student

With a targeted and bold goal to improve reading comprehension in students grade 2 through grade, 12, Newsela offers an extensive digital library...

Creativity Is In Everything; Especially Teaching

In an age of standardized testing, it seems like opportunities for students to think and produce work in creative ways have been pushed to the back...