“Leadership provides the vehicle for others to generate ideas!” By @PrincipalKafele
One of my favorite conferences every year is #NCTIES. Below I have done a round up of resources from the sessions I attended in no particular order that you can now look at and utilize in your classroom.
Best of the Web 2016 by Richard Byrne
Mobile Apps in Common Core Aligned ELA & Social Studies Lessons by Richard Byrne
- Develop your own search challenge: http://bitly.com/tiechallenge
- Comparing sources: http://bitly.com/tiecomparing
- Close Reading: http://bitly.com/tieclosetalk
Teaching “Wired” Learners by Kevin Honeycutt
- Use a video as an opportunity to narrate a story
- Student Created Products
- Quotes from Honeycutt that are meaningful:
- Stop finding reasons to fail
- Help students understand the transformational power of tech
- The only cavalry that will save you is you!
- People protect and support what they are proud of – tell the stories of success
- People won’t attack stories about student success
- Your biggest weakness is your biggest strength, ready to be told well.
- Emotion cements learning
- Global collaboration starts out like any other journey; you take the first step.
- Sites to utilize:
S.T.E.A.M Powered PBL for K/1 by Jill Zsuppan and Heather Surgen
Other random things I picked up:
Create a “You Matter Wall” have your kiddos write thoughtful messages to other students, teachers, family members, etc
Your plan and reality are not always the same!
Use the square root of your staff to find the number of staff to find momentum to see change in the classroom, coaching is a must
“We don’t need consensus – we need momentum”
“What is the evidence that I am the instructional leader of my school?”
Stop and review your game film. Is what you are doing making a difference for our students?