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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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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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Grading Overload: 12 Time-Saving Assessment Strategies

Most of these are common sense reminders, but there’s particularly interesting suggestion about choosing one element to grade for a major assessment. [EF]

There’s a faculty meeting tomorrow, a parent-teacher conference the next day, you have to prep your materials for that project next week, and – almost forgot – you still haven’t graded the assignments from two weeks ago, plus a new stack of papers walks in with today’s students. And somewhere in all of this you might actually want to see your family or catch a movie while it’s still in the theater.

Sound familiar? Don’t despair – try these tips to avoid grading overload:

FULL ARTICLE: Grading Overload: 12 Time-Saving Assessment Strategies

POST SOURCE: TeachHub

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How Geniuses Think

Easy read. In fact, you could take the key components and easily turn this into a lesson for your students.  Upper School students could definitely handle the article itself.  [EF]

How do geniuses come up with ideas? What is common to the thinking style that produced “Mona Lisa,” as well as the one that spawned the theory of relativity? What characterizes the thinking strategies of the Einsteins, Edisons, daVincis, Darwins, Picassos, Michelangelos, Galileos, Freuds, and Mozarts of history? What can we learn from them?

FULL ARTICLE: How Geniuses Think

POST SOURCE: Psychology Today

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