The Brinker Beat

The hip happenings at Brinker! Nov 16-20

#brinkerlearns

Back To the Basics

Did you know? New research shows that students with ADHD can concentrate better when they're allowed to fidget. 17 ways to support fidgeting in your classroom.


http://www.edutopia.org/discussion/17-ways-help-students-adhd-fidget

The Teacher's Corner

Did you know that Google Docs now allows for voice typing? It's like Siri for computer! Jackie has checked and it works with our laptops. This could be a great occasional incentive for those students who greatly dislike lengthy writing assignments.

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Staff Spotlight

Kristin Moore - Music

Number of years in education? 13


Number of years at Brinker? 5


Tell us 3 facts about you NOT related to teaching

1. I'm an avid marathon runner
2. I'm traveling to Munich and Salzburg in March
3. I love gooey chocolate chip cookies

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Jessa Adler-4th grade

Number of years in education? 11


Number of years at Brinker? 3


Tell us 3 facts about you NOT related to teaching:

1. I love painting, and I have taught classes at a studio.

2. I play in an indoor soccer league.

3. Decorating for any holiday makes very happy!!!

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Take part in a #pisdbkclub chat

Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-in World

Additional information about author and book at http://www.amazon.com/Master-Media-Teaching-Literacy-Plugged/dp/0986155446


The Innovator’s Mindset

Additional Information about author and book at http://georgecouros.ca/blog/the-innovators-mindset-book


New to Twitter Education Chats?! No worries! Watch this short video that will get you started, and establish your Professional Learning Network today!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYPnpXwkC38

TEACHER HUMOR-for Ts eyes only

Key & Peele - TeachingCenter