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Tavi Gevinson: sixteen and smarter than all of us

Apologies for the delayed postings this week, hard drive crashed.  Think this video about Female Role Models is worth the wait. It’s a MUST share with your students, but be careful, it might just prove to your students that we adults need to be listening to them more… [EF]

Tavi Gevinson is editor-in-chief and founder of RookieMag.com and writes thestylerookie.com. Rookie, a site for teenage girls, broke 1 million page views within 5 days of launching in September of 2011, and contributors have included Miranda July, Dan Savage, Joss Whedon, JD Samson, Zooey Deschanel, Sady Doyle, Lesley Arfin, and Cindy Gallop. It has received praise from Weekend Edition Sunday on NPR, the New Yorker, and a number of other publications, and, most importantly, the girls who write in to the site. Tavi has also written for publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Jezebel, Lula, and Pop, and is a contributing editor to GARAGE magazine. She is 15 and a sophomore in high school, and also the author of an embarrassing diary recently found from the 6th grade.

LINK: TEDxTeen – Tavi Gevinson: Still Figuring it Out – YouTube.

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School Counselor Facebook Guide Released

Thanks to Ian Quillen for this post on EdWeek’s Digital Education page.  We all had moments during the year that caused us to reflect on net-iquette, here’s a good checklist and link to resources regarding Facebook. [EF]

With the prevalence of Facebook as one of the dominant social networks among young users, and the growing public awareness of issues like cyberbullying, online privacy, and digital literacy, the American School Counselor Association has combined with iKeepSafe, an Internet safety advocacy group, to publish a guide to help school counselors make sense of the platform and its on-campus impact.

Now, don’t be fooled. “Facebook for School Counselors” is not actually a social media site (as at least one Digital Education blogger first believed.) But it is available for download, and it does offer tips for counselor actions in four areas…

FULL ARTICLE: School Counselor Facebook Guide Released

POST SOURCE: Digital Education at EdWeek.

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Things That Happen Every Sixty Seconds: 695,000 Facebook Updates

Share with your students just for fun. Or you can turn this into a lesson about scale and the laws of big numbers. [EF]

World Wide Web is growing at rapid pace. On average, more than a billion new pages are added to it every day. To give you an idea of how big world wide web is, our Infographic 60 Seconds will cover some really interesting facts about websites that we use on day-to-day basis.

FULL ARTICLE: 60 Seconds: Things That Happen Every Sixty Seconds

POST SOURCE: The BigPicture

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How to Think Like a Master Teacher: A Stop Doing List!

We’ve all seen programs to help support beginning teachers, but how often have you seen a “Stop Doing” list?  If you’re a mentor, use these 7 items as a year-end reflection tool for a new teacher.  Heck, it’s a good tool for ALL teachers. [EF]

We can demystify great teaching by helping new teachers practice seven principles.

My first year of teaching was a trial by fire. I started in the middle of the school year, taking over for a beloved teacher who was retiring. The problem was, he didn’t tell his students. So, the first day of the new semester they walked in expecting to see their favorite teacher, and instead, they got me. It was not a good start….

FULL ARTICLE: Supporting Beginning Teachers: How to Think Like a Master Teacher by Robyn Jackson

POST SOURCE: Educational Leadership

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Teaching Me About Teaching

In honor of Teacher Appreciation week, we’ll end on with this from Charles Blow of the New York Times who proves that people watching us work do get it. [EF]

Next week is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and, as far as I’m concerned, they don’t get nearly enough. On Tuesday, the United States Department of Education is hoping that people will take to Facebook and Twitter to thank a teacher who has made a difference in their lives. I want to contribute to that effort. And I plan to thank a teacher who never taught me in a classroom but taught me what it meant to be an educator: my mother…

…She showed me what a great teacher looked like: proud, exhausted, underpaid and overjoyed. For great teachers, the job is less a career than a calling…

FULL ARTICLE: Teaching Me About Teaching

POST SOURCE: NYTimes.com Op-Ed

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