Monday Minute

November 12, 2018
No, this is not the traditional stereotype of Thanksgiving, but an interesting look into some of the feast's traditional foods and how they've changed. (Preview it first, but it could be a good one to use with students.) You can use this link to watch it in SafeShare mode.

Six Things Teachers Say with Good Intentions, but Shouldn't

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In a recent MiddleWeb article, Eric Fritz suggests that you might reconsider using those six phrases with students. Do you agree with his explanations?
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Free Global Problem Solving (GPS) Curriculum

At ISTE this summer, IMLEA board member Kristy Stephens and I were able to be part of the rollout of a free, interdisciplinary curriculum from Cisco called "Global Problem Solvers." There is a free webinar to learn more about it on Tuesday, November 13. (You can register and watch live, or receive the recording)
Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Winners in each state are entered into a national contest. It is administered by the Indiana Center for the Book. More information, including the rules, deadlines, and complete lesson plans are available on the site.

Free Lockbox PD at Purdue on Friday, February 15

Purdue's K-12 Science Outreach is offering a free PD session for middle and high school teachers on Friday, February 15. You can register to receive more information here, and email with further questions.

Opportunities for Educators & Students

Time's Up! Have a Great Thanksgiving!

Please forward this to staff or anyone else who might benefit from the content. As always, we welcome your contributions and suggestions! Past editions of the "Monday Minute" and our newsletters are available under the 'Publications' tab on our website. Our fall newsletter has been mailed; in the meantime, you can access it here. Because there are many pictures from our conference, it may take a few minutes to load on mobile.

Because next week is a short week, the Monday Minute will return November 26. Have a great break, and enjoy time with family and friends!

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