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July 2017 Blog Posts (6)

Gossiping Teachers: Take a Stand and STOP IT!

How does it feel to have someone talk bad about you? There are two things I dislike a gossip and snakes. In my opinion, these two are related in some way…

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Added by Molly Gebauer on July 27, 2017 at 2:42pm — No Comments

My latest infographic in time for conference season.

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Added by Eileen Lennon on July 25, 2017 at 12:18pm — No Comments

The Painful Sting of Failure

So, I took the Google Certified Level 2 Exam last year and failed it by 4 points. That stung.

I was embarrassed, I pouted, and felt sorry for myself. (Yes, my life is a living hell.)

But after a few hours, I got over myself and realized that this is a real learning experience. I thought about what failing feels like to my students. Do they feel the way I do when they fail?

The difference between their tests and mine was…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on July 24, 2017 at 11:37am — 3 Comments

Childcare Training - Know Various Materials You Can Use!

As a childcare training professional, you already understood the importance of understanding kids. Kids have varying personalities and learning abilities so you must know how you can deal with them properly. Since you'll be teaching kids, you understand how particular children learn faster including the right materials you need to use.

Children need all the important tasks you need to understand various teaching materials that you can use for teaching kids. The following are some of…

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Added by Juan Blake Koss on July 20, 2017 at 6:24am — No Comments

9 Ways to deal with a creative block

Anybody who's ever undertaken a creative project and can'ts for help in it,  in any capacity will know what it's like to hit a wall - not physically hit a wall, there's not much logic in that and you're likely to break a hand! The metaphorical creative wall also known as a block or a…

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Added by Juan Blake Koss on July 19, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Parent/Educator EDU

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I have long been a guest blogger for Edutopia, which has been both a challenge and an honor. I have always found it challenging to be provocative in promoting change in education in a blog post, while remaining positive in tone. That overriding positive tone however is one constant in Edutopia posts that engenders loyalty, trust and a reliance from about a million followers who want to know more about education. To have my work read and appreciated by that vast audience is…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on July 17, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

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