Finishing Strong

The school year is almost over, but learning never stops!

"There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning." ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

As we approach the end of the school year, I want to challenge you to continue in your efforts to increase the capacity for learning for every one of your students. What we do each day is not determined by a one time a year nationalized summative assessment. Our value is demonstrated inside of every nugget of knowledge our students have discovered along the way. Learning is a process for all of us! Take a moment to look at some of the ideas below and perhaps implement some of these into your classroom before the end of the year. Happy Learning!

Professional Learning: Twitter Chats

Joining a Twitter chat is a great way to connect with other educators throughout the nation and gain insight and tips on strategies on how to implement best practices in your classroom. I have listed a few below... Please share with me other chats that you have found to be informative and engaging!

#goformative: Learn the importance of feedback and formative assessment. Join them each Monday at 6pm Central time.

#edchat: is one of the most popular chats and is held on Tuesdays from 12 to 1 and 7 to 8 pm Eastern Time.

#tlap: was inspired by the fabulous book "Teach Like a Pirate" by Dave Burgess (@burgessdave) and takes place on Mondays 9 pm ET.

#edtechchat: is dedicated to all things related to Education Technology and takes place Mondays from 8 to 9 pm Eastern Time.

#sschat: This can't-miss chat for History/Social Studies teachers takes place Mondays from 7 to 8 pm. English teachers should check out the #engchat discussion held at the same time.

#aledchat: Alabama Education Chat every Monday night @ 9pm

Edynco--Learning Maps Come to Life

Do you use learning maps or mind maps in your classroom? Here is an interactive way for teachers and students to create lessons or assignments using this online tool! Follow the link below for more ways to incorporate this into your classroom routines.

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