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Growing the Creative Executive Brain

#5 in a series from The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance by Gayle Gregory and Martha Kaufeldt   How many times have you heard, or even said, “My students can’t do that!”  I remember when the graduation
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Pokémon Go (Uh-Oh)!

Come one, come all- Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth! “Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you. So get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the
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Why Do We Need to Learn This Anyway?

I will be the first to admit that I love my iPhone, however, I may be one of the few people still around who do not read books on a mobile device (iPad, Kindle, tablet, etc.).  While, I am not
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Reinventing High School

In September, 2015, XQ: The Super School Project was launched; a challenge to America to reinvent high school. If you have any interest in seeing American education step out of its institutional box and become real education for our new
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Is it a microwave world?

  Recently I was visiting with a school and while waiting to meet with the principal I had an enjoyable conversation with her secretary.  After seeing some pictures of her family, a conversation ensued in which she shared the challenges
Posted in General, Leadership, Technology

Transform Learning With Our New Thinking Maps Learning Community

The best part of my job is meeting with teachers after they have applied Thinking Maps in their classrooms.  They are excited about the thinking their students are doing, and they can’t wait to show me their maps.  Once teachers
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It Takes A Village To Raise A Child

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Bonham Language Center in Grand Prairie ISD which houses the Pre-K Dual Language Program. I was blown away by the level of Thinking Maps Implementation. Not only were teachers using the Maps
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The 7 Days That Inspire Teachers to Teach

[View the story “For Teachers, In loving Memory of Teacher Appreciation Week” on Storify]
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Stick Pick

As a teacher I used a “stick strategy” in the classroom because I wanted to make sure each and every student was actively engaged daily.  I kept popsicle sticks in a zippered baggy and labeled each with a student’s name. 
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From iPads to Chromebooks: We Need to Think Beyond the Brand

You wouldn’t use a hammer as a paint brush, would you?  When schools decide on a device for their 1:1 programs, selecting the right device for your school has everything to do with learning objectives and the tasks that students
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