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This week's FIVER FRIDAY. 
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Hi All!

 

Here’s your weekly dose of FIVER FRIDAY, a list of what I've found useful or informational this week concerning education. I hope you’re all having a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

 

Post I'm reading--

It's Time to Become a Time Realist by Jolie Kerr. This New York Times article gives some helpful advice; here's my favorite suggestion: Use no more than four communication platforms. Yes, that includes Instagram.

 

Google App I'm giving a try--

Google Tasks. This is an app you can download on your phone, and it's also integrated within Google Calendar. I don't know if it's superfluous, but I think there's a possibility it could integrate well within my workflow, which includes Evernote, Google Calendar, and Google Keep. We'll see!

 

Two tools I'm bookmarking for later--

During Katie Sunseri's "Defining Mastery" session, she discussed the importance of creating success criteria. Success criteria includes exemplars and rubrics. If you'd like some helpful digital tools for creating rubrics, here you go. Also, the right color combination on your Google Slides and Google Sites is important. This tweet will help. 

 

Video I'm watching--

This is a great Sesame Street clip, shared with me by Jennifer Eggers at Reagan Elementary, which can be shown to students (and adults) to teach them about the "Power of Yet." This is a great resources for promoting a growth mindset.

 

Quote I'm pondering--

"Nobody ever takes note of [my advice], because it’s not the answer they wanted to hear," [Steve] Martin said. "What they want to hear is ‘Here’s how you get an agent, here’s how you write a script,’… but I always say, ‘Be so good they can’t ignore you.’"--So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport (emphasis mine)

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