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BYOD For Dummies

I hope you weren’t offended by the “dummy” thing. I know you’re really not a dummy. However, there is something “dumb” going on… All this BYOD hate is dumb, especially if you’ve never tried it. 491 more words


Change Agent of the Day: Gary Stager on Seymour Papert

Happy hump day, change agents!

Wednesday is the hump in the work week, the day when we start looking toward the weekend ahead and to consider what we can reasonably accomplish with the rest of our work week given where we stand at midweek and what we expect of ourselves – and others expect of us – on both the work and family fronts. 270 more words

A Thank-You to Library Workers: National Library Week

Library workers aren’t just caretakers of books. They’re caretakers of the children who read them. I have such wonderful memories of my little school library when I was growing up. 328 more words


A Jarring Encounter with an Ignorant Counselor

My first impression of my urban high school at the age of 16 came in my guidance counselor’s office at my orientation. My family had just moved from a very small, very white town earlier that summer. 582 more words


Teen to Government: Change Your Typeface, Save Millions

Teen to Government: Change Your Typeface, Save Millions

My husband sent me the following note: “I thought of you because you are an English teacher and like fonts. 236 more words

How Can We Encourage Confidence in Girls?

The Confidence Code, a new book authored by ABC’s Claire Shipman and BBC’s Katty Kay, reveals new research into the differences between men’s and women’s confidence and how those differences affect important areas of life such as workplace performance. 295 more words


EFL / ESL Teaching Tip: Two Helpful Websites for your Students

This week’s video features yours truly introducing two cool websites that students can use outside of class to work on their English. They are wordreference.com and lyricstraining.com. 531 more words