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[10 May 2013 ]

There are many quote collections online … This one includes some of our favorite Science quotes.
Write them on your board… post them to your Facebook… Tweet them… or add them to your Teacher Learning Community profile page.
Hope you enjoy!  Be sure to add your own favorite Science quotes as comments.
20 Great Science Quotes

“As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.” – Albert Schweitzer

[29 Aug 2012 ]

As another school year starts up, some of us need that little extra motivation to return to the classrooms with positive attitudes. Coffee for the soul. Working with children can be both exhausting and uplifting at the same time and seeing movies with situations even remotely similar can put the most stressed mind at ease.

1. Stand and Deliver – Kids who don’t want to learn can be hard to appeal to, but this movie demonstrates how never giving up on them can make all the difference.
2. Lean on …

[7 Aug 2012 ]

There are so many great quotes related to education out there, and they can really be helpful when you (or your students) are looking for a little bit of inspiration or motivation.
My favorites tend to change over time and I always like to have a couple around my desk or home.
One of my recent favorites is…
“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell
I was curious about what your favorites were, so I posted a discussion thread inside the Teacher Learning Community forums.
(view the entire discussion thread here)
This is …

[16 May 2012 ]

Most of you know me for my fuzzy blue bunny slippers, love for everything tech, and a passion for studying 21st century education…
You may not know… in my free time I’m also a Zumba fitness instructor.  I’ve been teaching Zumba (a latin-inspired dance fitness class) for two and 1/2 years..  After class last night, I was mingling with some of my students, many of whom, coincidentally, are classroom teachers. 
We were sharing health and fitness tips and talking about staying awesome at work, in the classroom, and at home with families. 
Here …

[9 Dec 2011 ]

True or False: Educators around the world are using social media for their own professional development.

And the answer is … True!

Social learning is in, and teachers and administrators everywhere are enhancing their own personal and professional development by harnessing the power of social media.
Please share how social media has impacted your professional life
with me down below in the comments. 

If you need help getting started, check out the following 10 ways to start using social media as a professional development tool…


      1. Connect with like-minded learning professionals worldwide to …

[5 Dec 2011 ]

Literature circles were one of my favorite things about English class. They gave me a chance to freely share my opinions with other and receive in-depth feedback about my ideas and perceptions.
If you’ve been looking for a new way to get your students collaborating in your classroom, Collaborize Classroom has exactly what you need to get started.
Check out these free downloads from Collaborize Classroom to guide literature circles in your classroom.

Literature Circle Template for 4 Roles
Literature Circle Template for 6 Roles

Literature circles …

[24 Nov 2011 ]

During this American holiday of Thanksgiving… we wanted to take a moment and say “thank you” to all of the teachers around the world that…
- make a difference in a child’s life
- work tirelessly to improve the society
- inspire us to do great things
- lead by example
- remind us that life is a journey of learning
 -plant seeds that grow forever
- And dedicate their lives to enriching others
Here’s to you and all you do…with our sincerest gratitude…