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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     The instruction in your class today has the potential to change a student's life. Just make sure it's a positive change. #eduality— Blunt Educator (@BluntEducator) March 18, 2015 The goal is not to question every assumption…it is to make sure that no assumption is beyond being questioned.— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) March 18, 2015 #dailytips - Read aloud to your child, especially a child who is discouraged by his or her own poor reading skills.— The Reading Network (@ReadingNetwork) March 18, 2015 Excuses are downward pivot points that limit potential.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) March 19, 2015 Thoughts administrators have after seeing a bad lesson... http://t.co/SOHc26Bhhk pic.twitter.com/9kvvWRclsY— Blunt Educator (@BluntEducator) March 20, 2015 "The value of an idea lies in the using of it." - Thomas Edison— Angela Maiers (@AngelaMaiers) March 20,...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Canva for Education - http://t.co/t3prJinnVM— Doug Peterson (@dougpete) March 8, 2015 We've all attended some bad PD sessions, but that doesn't mean we should automatically assume the next one will be bad as well. #eduality— Blunt Educator (@BluntEducator) March 8, 2015 5 Attributes in Math: relating it to what 'A Good Math Thinker Says' creative idea shared by @lemieux_kris #tvdsbmath pic.twitter.com/G4tpFd14WY— Minakshi Patel (@1925MP) March 9, 2015 Effective feedback occurs during the learning, while there is still time to act on it... #edchat pic.twitter.com/qVmvGgRbEB— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) March 10, 2015 "8 Characteristics of the Innovator's Mindset (visual) adapted from http://t.co/tLy7gumM5q pic.twitter.com/U0rONkJgqM” #tvinnovators— Marion Moynihan (@MarionMoynihan) March 12, 2015 Sometimes we have to help others imagine what they aren't yet able to see... pic.twitter.com/HRLtmtTKxK— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) March 12,...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!   A Useful Framework For Transparency In Education http://t.co/fRweGVzwfO pic.twitter.com/cTDWUKg2Bg— TeachThought (@TeachThought) March 2, 2015 Sometimes when I walk by the principal's office and he's staring at the computer, I wonder if he's engaged in a tough bidding war on eBay.— Blunt Educator (@BluntEducator) March 2, 2015 One More http://t.co/vBa3pACVrS | An online library helping pre-readers and early readers learn to read. http://t.co/zqpYd9iW3d— Doug Peterson (@dougpete) March 2, 2015 We can provide every student & every teacher a device, but if we teach the way we've always taught, then nothing will change. #edchat— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) March 3, 2015 It's time we reconsider giving out group grades... #edchat pic.twitter.com/GaCDlMSO5X— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) March 3, 2015 They must know we care. we also have to have high expectations and instill the...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Teams are more about the people in the chairs than the project on the table. #Leadership #Teams— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) February 15, 2015 What conditions do you create in your classroom or school for students to be at the center of learning? pic.twitter.com/aQuZc4g7vz— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) February 17, 2015 You go Michael J. Fox! #tvdsb pic.twitter.com/lZCcqRGkbl— Jake Skinner (@JakeskinnerPhDc) February 17, 2015 Mindfulness Exercises Improve Kids’ Math Scores http://t.co/GPz5AfNQTX— Doug Peterson (@dougpete) February 20, 2015 The importance of reading at least 20 minutes each day #journeystvdsb pic.twitter.com/eaawGYkHfc— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) February 20, 2015 How most people feel about #change... pic.twitter.com/rukOqteQdy— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) February 21, 2015 Note to politicians: Going to school doesn't make you an education expert any more than getting a drivers license makes you a...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and check them out!     Our best thinking is not driven by answers but by questions... #edcampstl pic.twitter.com/WnZKwKUliq #Satchat #edchat #edtech #sunchat”— Gayle Nixon, MBA (@GayleNixon_) February 8, 2015 Asking the wrong questions will ultimately lead to the wrong solutions…— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) February 8, 2015 Think of a time you were challenged as a leader. How did you know the risk was worth the reward? pic.twitter.com/Ba09Uf4gjd— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) February 9, 2015 Today's effective leaders aren't those who try to control the turbulence and chaos of change…but learn to channel it's momentum positively.— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) February 9, 2015 Recess Without Rules: http://t.co/geElYSTvLw #edchat #elemchat— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) February 9, 2015 It's all about the.....content! #edtech #pete2015 #techituptues @i2Learn @GwynethJones @TechChef4u @ShakeUpLearning pic.twitter.com/t05VcaDmu5— Jamie Forshey (@edutech20) February 10, 2015 The difference between...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     What's something you are going to change because of new learning? #growthmindset pic.twitter.com/1Io8o1LGRa— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) February 3, 2015 RT @JasonElsom: Why I tweet (as a teacher). pic.twitter.com/5aYMbFiPvd #Edtech #peel21st— Education Paragon (@DavidSpencerEdu) February 3, 2015 Talk WITH disconnected students, LISTEN to what is said but more importantly what is NOT said #studentsmatter pic.twitter.com/9H8VQIxHK9— Charity Stephens (@differNtiated4u) February 3, 2015 What messages are you giving to your students about success? #growthmindset pic.twitter.com/zIn1SNzj9K— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) February 4, 2015 You can be teacher A today... or you can be teacher B today. #MakeADifference pic.twitter.com/eJDQ2UXrIO— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) February 4, 2015 @DavidFifeVP rockin' it on our morning announcements! @sbruyns #tvdsb pic.twitter.com/ZMieHYm3JT— David Carruthers (@pluggedportable) February 5, 2015 #1 complaint from teachers is "I don't have enough time" flipped pd...
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  If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader John Quincy Adams   I first came across the term Lead Learner in 2013 at EdCamp Leadership in New Jersey. At first I thought that it was a unique way to demonstrate that the leader in the building was also a learner. For me, this is an important message. The leader is also a learner, a life-long learner. I didn't really think much more about it other than I wasn't sure if I could give myself that title if I ever became a principal. Then two recent blog posts pushed my thinking about the title lead learner. Pernille Ripp (@pernilleripp) wrote a very insightful post describing what the term Lead Learner means to her. You can read the entire post here. While she understands the meaning behind the title she...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!   Working with system leaders in TVDSB #tvleaders Give us a shout out!— David Fife (@DavidFifeVP) January 12, 2015 Things A Teacher Should Never Ask A Student To Do http://t.co/opbD9HgGGi #teaching pic.twitter.com/31iEEHuN3C— TeachThought (@TeachThought) January 12, 2015 Book questions versus brain questions #journeystvdsb if u ask book questions, kids read 4 those answers. Ask brain Q! pic.twitter.com/Usj11SpdWh— Mrs. Zeisner (@PrincipalZed) January 12, 2015 A Video Tour of @edmettle https://t.co/8ekbSY7klV Pls RT & Share @DavidFifeVP @pluggedportable @sbruyns @LisaStryker— Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) January 13, 2015 Overhearing great discussions about their PSAs #middleschoolsurvivalguide #tvdsb pic.twitter.com/n3hyQA76pc— Sabrina Tyrer (@SabrinaTyrer) January 13, 2015 "Team success leads to individual success. Team first." - Jon Gordon— MichaelSmithSupt (@principalspage) January 14, 2015 Don't be afraid to be open-minded. Your brain isn't going to fall out... pic.twitter.com/BuO4IFtnmq— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte)...
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"Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future" ~ Dennis Waitley   I've been asked many times what my philosophy of education is, by people in education and those outside. During one of my Principal qualification courses I was asked to write my philosophy of education and defend it to the group and the instructor. As a piece of writing it was fine. It was honest and thoughtful but nothing spectacular that would get me published in a leading educational journal or magazine. But as I entered my sixth year as a vice principal I began to really pay attention to the subtle nuances that are the centre of every educator - the students. It's not that I didn't recognize the differences in how students learned before now, but something really changed in my philosophy of education, more specifically...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     @directorelliott is encouraging students to "Bring Your Own Devices" to school. http://t.co/7pqKyoYK2L pic.twitter.com/tib4MhvpLR— Thames Valley DSB (@TVDSB) January 6, 2015 “If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd.” #quote Edward de Bono #opportunity— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) January 6, 2015 Homework sucks: The case against homework http://t.co/RlL32EisNI— Derek McCoy (@mccoyderek) January 6, 2015 A great article on collaborative workspaces and how they are being used around TVDSB. http://t.co/26kJcuTvQn pic.twitter.com/FUIfB9QH2V— Thames Valley DSB (@TVDSB) January 7, 2015 If you're pushing people, you haven't tapped their inner engine. http://t.co/PiLAMHld2Y ! pic.twitter.com/ZbDmWrTVfQ— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) January 8, 2015 You have the ability to make a difference in another's person life, everyday! Never take that gift for granted ! pic.twitter.com/7fwniCh1lV— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) January 10, 2015 One big problem in...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!   Extend respect don't seek it. #leadership #personaldevelopment— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 8, 2014 Teachers learning from teachers...powerful! Job embedded learning in action! pic.twitter.com/Y1cKpbElM6— Bethany Hill (@bethhill2829) December 9, 2014 Motivation highest when students know what they need to do, feel confident, have choice and get feedback#learningfwd14— Sharon Douglas (@SDouglas16) December 9, 2014 If students are going to survive in this world they need collaborative problem-solving. #learningfwd14— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) December 9, 2014 Same could be said at ALL grade levels. Learn by playing. School should be fun. pic.twitter.com/cRJ6CzOrRL— Tim Johnson (@Supt_Johnson) December 10, 2014 Define yourself by your future not your past. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 10, 2014 7 ways to be grateful like a leader: http://t.co/ySseyJYo7L ! pic.twitter.com/1eLo8ND1M8— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 10, 2014 We can do better...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     How do we maintain our curiosity and sense of adventure? #growthmindset pic.twitter.com/lhbLXyfdyY— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) December 1, 2014 Forget about fairness. Just do your best, regardless. Fairness destroys gratitude.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 1, 2014 The longer I lead the more I realize leading people includes leading emotions. #Leadership #LFreak— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 2, 2014 Try to be the 2% mindset today... #edchat #unionrxi pic.twitter.com/LsFEBW7xJB— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) December 2, 2014 Half the leaders that I have met don't need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop. - Peter Drucker. http://t.co/6xFFS0jrK8— Doug Peterson (@dougpete) December 2, 2014 #Leadership Tip: Define the future before changing the present.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 5, 2014 90% #Ontario #principals believe their work is meaningful #OPCLeadStudy http://t.co/CPkxkQcWgO...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Just launched http://t.co/P72KtWfvpl Built on Scratch - works on iPads! Please RT @DavidFifeVP @DebbiSluys @mskawilson @pattimarathon— Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) November 23, 2014 Students, as well as T's, require a #growthmindset. Great display @juliecassidy7! #tvdsb #tvinnovates @DavidFifeVP pic.twitter.com/9zNyyD40AZ— David Carruthers (@pluggedportable) November 24, 2014 The Profile of a Modern Teacher: pic.twitter.com/RNONxeDTkN #edchat #cpchat #PASCD2014— Allison Rodman (@thelearningloop) November 24, 2014 Bringing classroom creativity into the 21st century http://t.co/RrKk0mKhkz #edchat #edtech pic.twitter.com/54f5m0QBSP— Storybird (@Storybird) November 24, 2014 Develop your ability to develop others. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) November 26, 2014 "We are often better served by connecting ideas than we are by protecting them." -Steve Johnson 'Where Good Ideas Come From'— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) November 26, 2014 Think of gratitude as a behavior not a feeling. http://t.co/UkSjwvmnVb pic.twitter.com/9xOWX05efd— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) November...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     To help kids make SENSE of math, set out tasks likely to yield intriguing results, ask What do you notice? & What do you wonder? -M.Burns— Alfie Kohn (@alfiekohn) November 17, 2014 Fact: there is NOT a direct correlation between amount of snow and excitement of a kindergartener #kinderchat pic.twitter.com/OljgDfsuaW— Matt Gomez (@mattBgomez) November 17, 2014 Every excuse prolong mediocrity. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) November 17, 2014 "Each of us has the opportunity to change and grow until our very last breath. Happy creating." - M.F. Ryan #YouMatter— Angela Maiers (@AngelaMaiers) November 17, 2014 What should a teacher tweet about? #tvadmin #tvdsb pic.twitter.com/UWzqLmakjB— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) November 19, 2014 It's the ideas that scare us the most…that we know deep down inside we should be focused on pursuing.— David Culberhouse...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     "The right attitude very rarely leads to the wrong action." - Tom Ziglar— MichaelSmithSupt (@principalspage) November 9, 2014 1,000 kids explain what would help them become better readers: pic.twitter.com/pb6eeMyaPs— Kylene Beers (@KyleneBeers) November 10, 2014 Servant-leaders explore ways to be better without feeling offended they weren’t good enough.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) November 11, 2014 Difficult to be a pioneer and engage discovery learning…if you are only working in assurances and knowns.— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) November 11, 2014 EXCELLENT! “@langwitches: Documenting FOR Learning http://t.co/TcsHebTfYH pic.twitter.com/GJTsUl6vJ4”— David Truss (@datruss) November 11, 2014 You can't mandate creativity and innovation…just as experimentation and discovery can't be coerced. Create a path, don't force a formula.— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) November 13, 2014 Innovation and creativity doesn't begin with technology…it begins with ideas and your mindset.— David Culberhouse...
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  "Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better" ~ Mason Cooley   I started the title for this blog with a partial quote "The more things change..." because of what I have experienced with the use of technology in the classroom over my career. The technology has changed dramatically, but not so much how it is used and who is using it. For the second year in a row I was honoured to present at the Bring IT Together conference in Niagara Falls. This year I presented with my good friend @sbruyns on being a connected administrator. Although I thought our session went very well I left the conference with a sense of emptiness.  The sessions I attended were valuable and the keynotes were excellent. What really struck me though was something that Ron Canuel talked about during his Friday morning keynote. The idea that it's always the same faces, and...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Amazing #RemembranceDay word clouds created in @Tagxedo. @TuckerMHMusic #tvdsb @DavidFifeVP @deeksd @TraciWells2 pic.twitter.com/rmJ5drWUCn— David Carruthers (@pluggedportable) November 4, 2014 Pedagogy is the driver, technology is the accelerator. #suptchat #edtech pic.twitter.com/xOp3EMoCvC— Melany Stowe (@MelanyStowe) November 6, 2014 Leaders become toxic when they can't deal with things that make them unhappy. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) November 6, 2014 Let's build an app today! 4:00 Peller Estates D - Coding in Math by @mraspinall #bit14 #csk8 http://t.co/p2aGPxeY7n— Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) November 6, 2014 Today we will explore.... Instead of Today we will learn @rmbyrne #bit14— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) November 6, 2014 YouTube and Google are the two biggest searches. Put yourself out there and things happen. @rmbyrne #bit14— Lisa Morris (@LisaLMorris) November 6, 2014 Check out this list of coding resources for classrooms!...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     As we begin to write progress reports reframe thinking about our comments. #growthmindset pic.twitter.com/MvTututAjJ— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) October 20, 2014 Persistent frustration points to unfulfilled passion.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) October 20, 2014 Marzano nails the10 Design Questions @MarzanoResearch improve your teaching! http://t.co/1vwxAMVBOp Check them out!— TeachersWithApps (@TeachersApps) October 20, 2014 Any type of innovative change will be resisted, rejected and even ridiculed in the beginning…your passion will provide the persistence.— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) October 21, 2014 "Learning never exhausts the mind." ~ Leonardo da Vinci #edleader #edchat #MerivaleHS #ocdsb pic.twitter.com/B6gYdTJW1E— Lino DeGasperis (@LinoDeGasperis) October 22, 2014 S's trying out #GoogleCardboard for the 1st time! Inexpensive VR headset made out of cardboard. #edtech #google pic.twitter.com/AT8UBHdsou— David Carruthers (@pluggedportable) October 22, 2014 It's the teaching, not the technology that will make...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Coaching is helping people find their own solutions and strategies.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) October 13, 2014 Love this. pic.twitter.com/m7t7AoO6Nv— Michelle Deman (@deman_demn) October 14, 2014 I believe we need to spend less time in classes driving instruction and allow students and teachers more time in school working. #edchat— William Chamberlain (@wmchamberlain) October 14, 2014 Very good communication by Jessica F. as demonstrated in her exit ticket. Way to go! pic.twitter.com/oH5DVvQjge— Sabrina Tyrer (@SabrinaTyrer) October 15, 2014 S's using @explainevrythng to provide summaries of pic books. Led by UWO teacher candidate Ms. Simpson. @WesternUEdu pic.twitter.com/TcKZNK5bCm— David Carruthers (@pluggedportable) October 15, 2014 The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.— Quote Soup (@Quote_Soup) October 16, 2014 S's using library space...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Professional development is now the responsibility of the professional, not the institution. @willrich45 #BBSummit2014 — Kristen Swanson (@kristenswanson) October 7, 2014 Choose to trust people. If we don't life grinds to a halt. Malcolm Gladwell interview at World Business Forum #WBFNY — Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) October 7, 2014 iPad Research in Schools | University of Hull http://t.co/4nVobCyGMT — Scott McLeod (@mcleod) October 8, 2014 Power of yet.....#growthmindset pic.twitter.com/Tx1UzU8POB — Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) October 9, 2014 Passion is useless without courage. #leadership — Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) October 9, 2014 Good teachers give their knowledge, but great teachers give their hearts. #edchat #whatisschool — Nicholas A. Ferroni (@NicholasFerroni) October 10, 2014 Calling All School Leaders. The time for excuses is over! We need to be technologically literate as a part of our...
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