Things That Pushed My Thinking & Questioning Forward This Week…

How Do We Define and Measure “Deeper Learning”? 


Things that matter…a lot….


Its Constitution Day! Time to Teach Obedience or History? 

Why truth and awareness matter in your classroom…


Nine Ways the Common Core Will Change Classroom Practice


Share this with anyone and everyone (including your students & parents) to help them understand the SHIFTS the Common Core are going to create


Put Ownership on Students with an EdCafe! 


Speaks for itself. A must do activity for a student-centered, critical application classroom.


Twitter as a Metacognitive Support Device 


The power of Twitter to promote individual expression, awareness of one’s thinking and opportunity to see and hear ALL voices in your classroom everyday. Check out #SandersTHS & SandersTHS2 to connect with my students all year! 

If They Don’t Practice Democracy, They Won’t Learn It

Preach, preach, preach. 

Stories in Flight 

Love this tool to help students visualize terms. Rather than asking them to google to find an image have them use this tool. Endless ways to use this tool to support visual understanding and deeper connections! 

10 Easy Tools for Making Infographics 

Best list I’ve seen of infographic tools. Students be using this tool in the coming weeks while analyzing American Dream references during the RNC and DNC. 

How to Fuel the Innovation Engine in Learning 

Read this, share this, promote this in your classroom and community every day. 

Smart Swarm (The Power of Collective Intelligence) 


SMART SWARM. The power of WE. Collective Intelligence is the only way we are going to be able to support our students in being prepared for life post K-12. Open your physical and digital minds and doors and realize the power of de-compartmentalizing. 





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