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A Student-Centered BYOT Policy Template For Schools

A Student-Centered Universal BYOT Policy Template For Schools by TeachThought Staff ed note: This content has been updated and republished from a previous post BYOT–which stands for Bring Your Own Technology–is a natural response to need for progressive learning tools in the 21st century classroom. There are a variety of factors that contribute here, including …

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 79 Moving The Rock Of Educational Change

Drew Perkins talks with author and thought-leader Grant Lichtman about educational change and his latest book. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Grant Lichtman’s web site Grant on Twitter – @GrantLichtman TeachThought Podcast Ep. 13: How Do We Actually Change Schools? Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern For Others And The Common Good Through College Admissions Mastery Transcript …

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From The Classroom To Your PLN: 10 Collaboration Tips For 21st Century Teachers

From The Classroom To Your PLN: 10 Collaboration Tips For 21st Century Teachers by Terry Heick Summer is a make-it-or-break-it time for educators. The non-stop, brutal schedule that is a school year starts with all the finesse of trampling elephants, and doesn’t relent for the next nine months (not coincidentally, the same amount of time …

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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 74 Reflections Of A First Year Principal

Ep. 74 Reflections Of A First Year Principal Drew Perkins talks with Jennifer Cox about what she learned from her first year of being a middle school principal. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: East Middle School University of Louisville Principal Program Thomas Guskey Fox Demoisey KDE Principal Partnership Peter DeWitt – Collaborative Leadership: Six Influences …

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10 Steps To A Successful School iPad Program

10 Steps To A Successful School iPad Program by Sam Gliksman, Author of iPad in Education for Dummies iPads have quickly become a the hottest commodity in educational technology. Apple reports that schools are purchasing iPads over MacBooks by a ratio of 2:1. However, the rush to purchase the latest technologies often precedes the careful planning …

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Teachers Calling Home: The Bare Minimum For Communicating With Families

Teachers Calling Home: The Bare Minimum For Communicating With Families by Cheryl Wilson When I was a classroom teacher, I specifically remember one moment that impacted my career forever. One morning, I called a parent on her job at a local grocery store. The parent came to the phone as nervous as anyone would after …

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Is My School Ready? Strategies For Principals That Lead

Is My School Ready? Strategies For Principals That Lead by Jen Schwanke, Principal for Dublin City Schools For a principal, the a new school year brings anticipation, excitement—and—let’s admit it—an underlying feeling of trepidation. I always look forward to this time of year, but with it comes the telltale butterflies in the stomach each time …

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The Building Blocks Of A Responsive Approach To Schoolwide Behavior

The Building Blocks Of A Responsive Approach To Schoolwide Behavior by Matt Renwick Every building has their issues with student behaviors and how to support kids who struggle socially and emotionally in school. We sometimes refer to these students as “frequent flyers” as they are repeat visitors to the office. The usual reasons include noncompliance, disruption, …

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7 Characteristics of Great Professional Development

7 Characteristics of Great Professional Development by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD As the end of the school year starts to draw to a close, administrators start pulling together their PD plans in preparation for the next year. Meanwhile, teachers sit anxiously by with the dread that can only come with the anticipation of the PD …

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6 Immediate Strategies For Improving Teacher Morale

6 Immediate Strategies For Improving Teacher Morale by Terry Heick Teacher morale isn’t a popular topic, and that makes sense on the surface. Teachers are professionals, like engineers, doctors, farmers or business leaders, and no one is going out of their way to make sure that engineers are “keeping their head up” or that farmers …

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Ep. 35 Growing Better Professional Learning Communities with Dr. Richard DuFour (part 2 of 2)

Ep. 35 Growing Better Professional Learning Communities with Dr. Richard DuFour (part 2 of 2) by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 35 of the TeachThought Podcast! Drew Perkins talks with Dr. Richard DuFour, in this second part of two podcasts, about his new book In Praise of American Educators: And How They …

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Ep. 34 Growing Better Professional Learning Communities with Dr. Richard DuFour (part 1 of 2)

Ep. 34 Growing Better Professional Learning Communities with Dr. Richard DuFour (part 1 of 2) by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 34 of the TeachThought Podcast! Drew Perkins talks with Dr. Richard DuFour, in this first part of two podcasts, about his new book In Praise of American Educators: And How …

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