Bob Greenberg and Brainwaves: Capturing the Best Teaching Practices and Leaving a Legacy

Bob Greenberg, a veteran educator, inspires other educators through his Brainwaves channel. Bob hosts exciting guests in education . Bob passionately says Bob hasn’t retired, he has sent himself into overdrive as he records and shares a snapshot of history and educational thought at this moment on his YouTube Channel. What a great story! Add @bobgreenberg […]

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Free Webinar: Empower students with collaborative writing tools — Feb 26, 2015

Vicki will present a FREE Webinar entitled, “Empower students with collaborative writing tools” February 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm EST / 9:00 pm UTC on the WizIQ platform as part of the Featured Teachers Webinar Series. The host for this event is Jason R. Levine @FluencyMC, the rapping educator who blogs at “It’s FLUENCY MC!” […]


Let the Caged Birds Sing! Giving Special Needs Kids a Voice

What will be the most significant classroom innovation in the next 10 years? “The caged bird sings with a fearful trill, of things unknown, but longed for still, and his tune is heard on the distant hill, for the caged bird sings of freedom.” ― Maya Angelou, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” The […]

Ket's Help Special Needs Kids Communicate

3 Ways to Be a Better You

“Before I can live with other folks, I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience,” says Atticus Finch, the stalwart character in To Kill a Mockingbird. Today, I reflect upon three decisions that have made my life — and can make yours — more epic. […]

John Wooden's 7 point creed

Serious Games: Rethinking Gamification in Education with Cat Flippen

Cat Flippen talks with Vicki Davis about her dissertation on gamification creating community. She is an ISTE Emerging Leader 2014. Cat argues that game like environments can occur anywhere, not just face- to face, or online, or virtual. Listen now to find out how Cat believes games are a great addition to education. Cat believes that […]

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Book Review: P is for Pirate

I’ve never seen anything like this book for teachers. But that is a good thing. In this day and age of crazy busy-ness, this may just be the perfect book for quick inspiration! P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators looks like a children’s book but reads like an inspirational kick in the pants for […]

Book review for P is for Pirate
App programming requires writing

I’d just like to point out just how much writing is required to program an app. As students are programming their apps with Crescerance‘s MAD-Learn program, they are writing. We are drafting the language for their presentations and the app store submissions in Google Docs.

The best projects include all disciplines. In fact, this app also includes Art. So they are programming, using graphic design, writing, and learning about art.

App programming rocks for so many reasons!

What to Do When You Fail

When you lose, it hurts. Don’t ever look at someone and think they don’t lose. Don’t think that others don’t fall. They do. We all fail at some time. I failed today. It hurts. In Steven King’s book On Writing, he talks about the many rejection letters he had nailed to the wall in the attic at […]

What do do when you fail

My Top Time Management Tips: Plan Your Ideal Week

You don’t accidentally climb Mt. Everest. If you don’t plan to, you won’t. As you set your goals for your life, one of my top time management tips is to plan your ideal week.  Michael Hyatt  shared this tip back in 2011 on his blog and it has made a huge difference since I picked it […]

design your ideal week to be more productive

Making Learning Fun: Engaging Students with Imagination with @teachheath

Jeromie Heath engages students by dressing up. Some days he’s Super Mario or a Mad Scientist — other days he’s a pirate. He was even a finalist for People’ Magazine’s teacher of the year (see the video to believe his classroom — notice the standards on the wall – yes, they are still there.) He engages students by […]

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