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Combating teacher’s stress in a classroom

My general rule for stress relief is to orchestrate classrooms that rely more on the students than the teacher to lead the learning and contribute. 644 more words


Sext Up Kids: The Emergence of a New Generation

                                                       pennstatenews via Compfight cc

Sadly, nothing in the Sext Up Kids documentary surprised me. It’s the world I grew up in; kids now use technology to watch porn, to text others inappropriately and to send naked photos of themselves. 1,354 more words

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It's Who We "Be", Not What We "Do"

Talking with our students often brings my mind back to things that are important but for one reason or another I’ve lost focus of.  The other day I was reminded that if we aren’t living up to the standards expected of us we won’t be tolerated and the same goes for our students.   471 more words

Bret's $.02

E-Learning + Neuroscience = E-Memory

E – Memory

In this recent article by, Stephen Mayer via E-Learning Industry.com the connection between memory and mobile learning is made. This is the first I have read of this type of connection and it strengthens my belief that classrooms will soon be scientifically reshaped to ‘blend’ e-learning, neuroscience and current learning frameworks. 875 more words


Black Student Verbally Abused by School Nurse

Six students and three adults said a school nurse in Georgia used profanity and racial slurs during a physical altercation with an 11-year-old boy – and she was suspended two days. 106 more words


Why the best laid plans in schools fail - Part 2

As the saying goes, if everything is a priority, nothing is a priority. This can be a big failing of many strategic or school improvement plans. 574 more words

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Meditation in Class

A couple of months ago I started introducing meditation and mindfulness into my classes. Students must first greet me then sit quietly enjoying some time in their own headspaces. 308 more words