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Thinking Big in an Incremental World

Educators are world changers. But sometimes it doesn’t feel that way.  So much of our world is incremental. Increase scores by 3%, reduce this by 4%, get 7 more kids on this list or off of this one.  Ahhh! Don’t lose your purpose in the sea of incrementalism.  Our podcast this week is about thinking big.  It’s a swing for the fences podcast to motivate, encourage, and spark brainstorming.

Podcast:  https://myedexpert.com/category/podcasts/

Authors’ works mentioned in the podcast that can support your big ideas:

If your school is working on elevating teacher and student questioning,  ASCD author Erik Francis just posted 2 (free)  critical graphic organizers:  Depth of Knowledge and Bloom’s Taxonomy.  Thanks, Erik, for these contributions..

The “Egg Drop” challenge is mentioned in the podcast as an example of active experiences that every student will embrace.  Students are challenged to create vessels that protect the eggs and watch them drop.  Locate this on author Todd Stanley‘s space. (free) While you’re there, grab his cool Inkblot Test. https://myedexpert.com/vendor/twosox21/

If gathering student voice is one of your school’s big ideas this year, here are the wonderful free resources these co-authors have created just for you! Thanks, Rick Jetter & Rebecca Coda!
Rick:  https://myedexpert.com/vendor/rjetter/  Rebecca: https://myedexpert.com/vendor/rebeccacoda/

This week only! Suzy Pepper Rollins has made her instructional frameworks pie charts for active learning available for no charge – grab them now. (They will disappear soon.)

Integrating technology a mission this year? Dr. Monica Burns has some Spark Video graphic organizers for you here: https://myedexpert.com/vendor/MonicaBurns/

New contributions by assessment author Laura Greenstein just posted!  One example: a guide to locating valuable educational resources online.  https://myedexpert.com/vendor/Laura-Greenstein/

Thanks for supporting best practices in teaching and leading!

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