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Love is in the air!

Happy (early) Valentine's Day, everyone!

When time permits, read a teacher's article, "50 Reasons to Love Teaching". Click the link at the end of the article to read the rest of his list. How may of these things can you identify with?

Joel |

Editor’s Note: Teaching, in my opinion, is one of the greatest career choices. Teaching featured writer, Joel, shares 50 reasons he loves teaching in a list below. Keep in mind, I bet every teacher that reads this could add many more reasons to the list. Share the reason you love teaching with Teaching now. Read some of the reasons teaching is great and get inspired.

1. Sharing experiences

2. Helping inexperienced teachers solve problems

3. The ability to help children achieve their best

4. Inspiring students not only academically but personally

5. Getting up on stage and performing for them, too

6. The thrill of a good and well thought out lesson is incomparable

7. The kids’ energies; their inquisitiveness makes inspires teaching them and pushing them harder

8. The instant feedback from students about my own teaching performance, even when they don’t realize they’re doing it

9. Being able to interact with kids who are mostly good and and do try to do what's expected of them...

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February Tech Talk

Canvas (Weekday Sessions)

Can't make it to the Saturday sessions? Or, you can and will be there, but still want some extra Canvas help? Look no further! In these weekday sessions, we'll make sure your basic Canvas knowledge is covered as well as how Canvas looks on the tablet for you and your students. I am available to come to you at your convenience for 30-45 minute sessions. See the days of availability below and sign up for a time via the buttons below. See you in Canvas!

Kernodle: Mondays (8, 15, 22, 29) & Wednesdays (3, 10, 17)

Kiser: Tuesdays (Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23) & Thursdays (4, 11, 18, 25)

Food for Thought

Mindset Dojo

There is a lot of buzz about mindset in education lately. Mindset by Carol Dweck, Math Mindsets by Jo Boaler and Stanford University's free YouCubed course, "How to Learn Math" for all levels are some of the more popular sources of information. Now, Class Dojo has jumped into the conversation. See one of the videos below all about the effect of the growth mindset (vs. the fixed mindset).
Big Ideas for the classroom: Growth Mindset - Episode 1/5

Classroom Hacks

Ms. Doubtfire: The Horror Movie??

Much like life hacks, classroom hacks are new uses for "old stuff". Check out the familiar movie trailer below, "Ms. Doubtfire". Fun, lighthearted and cheeky, right? Well, the version below takes on an entirely different tone. There are tons of movie trailers out there flipping the tone of popular movies. Great conversation for mood and tone. Check them out....if you dare! ;) *warning: preview for language check before sharing with students*
Mrs Doubtfire recut as a horror movie
If FROZEN Was A Horror Film
THE ORIGINAL Scary 'Mary Poppins' Recut Trailer

Health/PE: Use Padlet for Running Logs!

Many of you are familiar with Padlet as a source for students to post quick feedback. But have you ever thought about using this an exercise log? Even for personal use, this could be awesome! Check out the link below for a visual, then head over to Padlet to create one for yourself or you students! Let me know if you have questions about creating a Padlet. (It's super easy!)