Many of you are heading out for your holiday break soon. We sincerely hope you take some much-deserved time to stop thinking and doing, and simply rest and rejuvenate. If you’re like me and you like to use your down-time to catch up on your reading, here is this week’s roundup of some of our favorite education-related articles from around the web. Enjoy!
Edutopia shows us how to build a collaborative mindset in There’s No “I” in Teacher: 8 Rules of Thumb for Collaborative Planning.
And while you’re still at Edutopia, check out the responses they received from their call to Share Your Self-Care Strategies. They’ve provided some fantastic questions to prompt your thinking about how you can nurture yourself while simultaneously nurturing your students.
I loved this piece from te@chthought: 52 of the Best Apps for Your Classroom In 2015. Many of the apps they’ve listed here are great for parents, too. My kids will love these!
te@chthought also gives us 5 Strategies for Better Teacher Professional Development. It is so important that teachers are supported as they implement new instructional practices.
Do you know a teacher who has inspired others to challenge the limits of what’s possible? Who is using the classroom to inspire innovation, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking? Nominate them for The Henry Ford’s Teacher Innovator Awards. Nominations accepted through February 6, 2015.
The Huffington Post shared this heartwarming piece: These are the Best Gifts Teachers have ever received from students. What are the best gifts you’ve ever received from your students?
And, to send you off on your holiday break with a laugh, here are The Best Education Parodies of 2014. I had a blast watching these!
That’s it for this week’s edition of Ed Links. From all of us at IEE, warmest holiday wishes to you and your family during this magical season. We’ll see you again next week.