Communication

A Principal’s Reflections: Upgrading Family Communications – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Upgrading Family Communications Upgrading Family Communications As technology continues to evolve, it will continue to become an even more embedded component of society. With that being said, it is essential for school leaders to meet their stakeholders where they are at and engage them in two-way communications. Digital leadership calls for a multifaceted approach using both traditional and new-age strategies to ensure that the right message reaches stakeholders in a timely fashion. We can’t assume communication staples…

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Tips for Engaging Families in Remote Learning – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Tips for Engaging Families in Remote Learning Tips for Engaging Families in Remote Learning Throughout my #remotelearning series, I have tried to provide practical ideas and strategies that can be used now.  One aspect that needs more attention, at least in my opinion, is how we can assist parents throughout this ordeal. It goes without saying that many of them are dealing with some intense challenges such as equitable access to technology, WIFI availability, finding time to…

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Schools Are Suffering a Failure to Communicate – Education Article

It should be easy to communicate, right? But from where I am sitting, it seems to be more difficult than ever for both students and adults. We have E-mail, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and so many other platforms designed for person-to-person communication. You’d think we would all be masters of communication with so many high-powered tools at our fingertips. Yet I’m seeing more and more communication breakdown among educators, parents, and students. I learned my own lesson very early this…

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Fake Instagram Template with Google Slides (FREE) – Education Article

Engage your students with this awesome Fake Instagram Template in Google Slides from Carly Black. Back in episode 32 of the Shake Up Learning Show, I interviewed Lisa Johnson. Lisa shared a fake Instagram template she created in Keynote. I knew one of our Google-loving listeners would create one for Google Slides. Carly Black to the rescue!! Carly not only created the template, but she has also implemented it in her classroom and shares her story in the guest post…

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It’s NOT About Google (Part 3) – SULS046 – Education Article

I love Google tools, but it’s NOT about Google! It’s about how we can use these tools to create dynamic learning experiences for our students. In this 4-part podcast series on Dynamic Learning with Google, Kasey shares all her favorite lesson ideas! In part three, Kasey explains how we can go BEYOND our curriculum and help students discover their passions, and how we can use Google tools to support this strategy! BONUS: Get the Dynamic Learning with Google Toolkit to…

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BreakoutEDU: More Than a Time-Filling Game – Education Article

In this post, we are going to explore how BreakoutEDU is more than a time-filling game! Think of BreakoutEDU as an escape room game for your classroom, aligned with your learning goals. While there are many iterations of this idea, including digital breakouts, and DIY games, this post will focus on the BreakoutEDU platform. Jump in on the conversation in the Shake Up Learning Community and ask questions or share your favorite ideas! The guest post below was written by…

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Not Light But Fire How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversation – Education Article

Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the ClassroomBy Matthew R. Kay(Stenhouse, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Nicole Warchol “Why don’t we have teachers of color in our building?” one of my 7th graders asked me. Even though I am a faculty member on our high school student-run Race Matters Alliance group, I was caught off guard by this question during class and not unprepared to answer it. Conversations about racial inequity are happening: in our students’…

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Teaching Pupils About The Realities Of Work – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes How easy is it to link careers to the curriculum? Careers advice in schools is a challenging and critical aspect of the curriculum to help offer pupils develop their employability skills. These soft skills help students become employable, but curriculum restraint is difficult for schools. These free activities from IGD can help teachers develop these skills with our pupils within a congested curriculum. Curriculum planning Career planning in schools used to be the domain of specialist…

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4 Things Teachers Need To Do To Communicate Better – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can we improve our communication skills? The ability to communicate effectively is possibly the most important characteristic of a successful teacher. Communication, however, goes far beyond what you say. Communication is how you say it, when you say it, how often you say it, who you say it to and possibly most importantly what your actions are saying. Here are 4 things you can do with your class to create the best environment for learning. 1.…

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Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015 – Education Article

Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015 | Shake Up Learning↑ This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Reject Read More Privacy & Cookies Policy !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,’script’, … This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Kasey Bell Read Full Article

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How to Podcast with Your Students – SULS014 – Education Article

Students of all ages can podcast! In this post and podcast episode, you will learn How to Podcast with Your Students, what tools to use, and how easy it is to get started! Back in 2006, my students created a podcast, “Miss Bell’s Chime Time!” My students named the podcast, they wrote and performed the musical jingle. (I had a lot of talented band and choir students that year.) I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew…

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The Thrill Of Victory And The Agony Of Miscommunication – The Teacher And The Admin – Education Article

“Language can become a screen which stands between the thinker and reality. This is the reason why true creativity often starts where language ends.” ~Arthur Koestler I was feeling a bit dejected. My confidence was suffering as self doubt crept into my mind. It had been a long, yet rewarding month at work that had me working on weekends and long hours during the week. But, this wasn’t what had me down. It was my latest side project. Despite my…

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How to Create a Class Brand (and much more!) with Tony Vincent – SULS011 – Education Article

How to Create a Class Brand (and much more!) with Tony Vincent – SULS011 | Shake Up Learning ↑ This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Reject Read More Privacy & Cookies Policy !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,’script’, … This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Kasey Bell Read Full Article

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If we don’t engage online, we cede mindshare to others who will | @mcleod – Education Article

[Every week a ‘Monday Morning Message (MMM)’ email goes out to all doctoral students from a faculty or staff member in the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development. Here’s my second one, which came out today.] [Please join Dr. Heather Johnson and me for one or both of our two Spring 2019 social media workshops for SEHD faculty and students!] In my previous MMM, I noted the power of having an active and visible online presence as part of…

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18 Challenges for Teachers Online Course – FREE for Subscribers! – Education Article

The 18 Challenges for Teachers ONLINE COURSE! Now FREE for Subscribers ($60 value) That’s right! Subscribe to Shake Up Learning emails and you can get this online course for FREE! (details and form below) What’s This Course About? The 18 Challenges Course is the companion course to the FREE 18 Challenges ebook announced earlier this year. The 18 Challenges Course is NOT about the tool! This course is about transforming learning in your classroom and trying new things! There is something…

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