Vicki Davis

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Why I Now Friend My Students on Social Media

Why I Now Friend My Students on Social Media

Being unpopular and saying things people don’t want to hear isn’t fun. Neither is admitting you’re wrong. Perhaps that is why this 5 minute speech I felt compelled to give was so hard for me.

I’m convinced that we’ve isolated students in a world without teachers on social media and every day we are reaping the consequences. We need to rethink this now so we can move forward to a better tomorrow.

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Heart’s Cry to Great Teachers: Bring You

Heart’s Cry to Great Teachers: Bring You

Don’t ask your students to be you. You are not creating mini-me’s. That is not your goal.

The average teacher thinks about talking cessation – the superior teacher cares about inspiring the next generation.

Aimless people are Columbus kind of people — when they set sail, they don’t know where they are going. When they get there, they don’t know where they are. When they get back, they have no…

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How to Connect Your Classroom: Case Study with Andrew Cohen of @Brainscape

How to Connect Your Classroom: Case Study with Andrew Cohen of @Brainscape

Start-ups are good for our country. Most students don’t know what they are. I want to infuse a start-up mentality in my classroom as I help students understand innovation. Creation is good. Inventing is hard. If you’re an independent thinker: hire yourself and create a start-up. Recently my ninth graders connected via Google Hangout with the CEO of Brainscape, Andrew Cohen.

What is Brainscape?

Br…

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6 Ways to Motivate Teachers: Be the Hope

6 Ways to Motivate Teachers: Be the Hope

If you have one technology helping kids learn more than anything else, would you care for it? You bet you would. You’d lock it away. You’d polish it. You’d make sure no one messed with it. You’d take good care of it.

Well you have that one thing. Study after study shows that one thing is teachers. Besides the paycheck and the staff meeting “thanks for all you do” — do you take care of them?

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BAMMY 2014 - Best Talk Show Host Vicki Davis

BAMMY 2014 – Best Talk Show Host Vicki Davis

Being a teacher is pretty thankless but if a kind note every comes you way, it just means so much. Very grateful. I will treasure this one and aspire to be helpful and encouraging to an incredible profession who needs to again glimpse their own nobility in the mirror.

BAM Radio Networkhas gone from 67,000 visitors a month to over 600,000 visitors a month just in the past year. That 600,000 is…

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My views on how teachers and students should be interacting on social media changed this past spring break with a tweet from a troubled teen in Ireland. I didn’t really want to share this but needed to. I think we’ve made a mistake and it is time to move forward in how we communicate in the 21st century.

From my 3iTalk at the BAMMY Awards

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Lisa Durff: Happy Birthday to a Servant Leader Among Us

Lisa Durff: Happy Birthday to a Servant Leader Among Us

Lisa Durff is an educator who helps others and frequently volunteers for online education causes. Lisa is a kind-hearted servant-leader with a birthday today, October 4.

You’ll notice Lisa’s name on the Every Classroom Matters’ show notes. If you email me, she’ll probably set the appointment for us to talk. Lisa stepped in a few months a go to help me out. She’s my friend first and foremost. She…

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Finding the Best Teaching Apps, Tools and Resources with @kathyschrock

Finding the Best Teaching Apps, Tools and Resources with @kathyschrock

Super-helpful educator Kathy Schrock discusses the importance of curation. Kathy was trained as a librarian who has been curating sources since 1995.  She found that people used her pages for assessment tools and apps the most on her website, which is chock full of curated sources. If you are curating resources, this is a must listen.

Our guest today, Kathy Schrock, has been curating teaching…

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How Simulation Games Can Teach Complex Subjects

How Simulation Games Can Teach Complex Subjects

How can higher-ed and high school students interact in online spaces and both learn? Dr. Jeff Stanzler uses simulations to engage high school and college students in a powerful study of geo-politics. Dr. Stanzler has seen students develop empathyfor the very real people who are embroiled in geo-political conflicts around the world. Host Vicki Davis’ students participate in his Arab-Israeli…

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6 Reading Comprehension Problems and What to Do About Them

6 Reading Comprehension Problems and What to Do About Them

High school history has a tremendous obstacle to learning — getting students enthusiastic about reading difficult texts. When I teach World History to my 9th graders, I have come up with a list of 6 common challenges I face when trying teach reading comprehension. Here’s a glimpse into how I meet these 6 challenges and help my students win!

[callout]Note from Vicki Davis: When I find great…

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