Free Mindfulness training tools for teachers https://www.calm.com/schools
An oldie but a goodie – We Are Makers Dale Dougherty TED Talk.
It takes physical courage to set healthy boundaries and practices for sustaining your energy rather than succumbing to burnout and overwork. In doing so, though, you risk being seen as weak or uncommitted.
It takes moral courage to speak truth to power, like we’re seeing with people sharing their stories of sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace, or reporting unfair business practices. But again, you risk losing your job, your privacy, retaliation, and so on.
It takes social courage to show up with your whole self, to risk sharing your best ideas, to risk being wrong, to be vulnerable and honest about acknowledging your limitations, or to risk asking for help.
It takes courage to be innovative in the commonly used sense of “creative,” the courage to risk and fail and try again. But what about the courage to create a culture where people can truly flourish? Yet again, to go against the status quo and try new ways of “being and doing” at work can be risky.
Collective courage is what we need most—people working together with integrity, commitment, and a capacity to cross lines of difference. Without such courage, we risk complex, volatile issues getting even worse. We risk missing a chance to make things better.
This article is great in that it illustrates how a simple challenge can draw a student in, send them in different directions, and it talks about good questions to use with students to “uncover and articulate” the process.
Great site with some creative uses for Google Slides http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/04/creative-slides.html
Great ideas from an older post here when setting up a Maker Space. In particular I liked:
-the idea of tools and materials being rated on a scale of one to three
-gender neutrality in the space
-engaging with dangerous things
Great site with a lot of good resources! https://pdsdigitalcitizenship.org/
Hipster Google: Library Edition – lesser known Google Tools http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/09/hipster-google-library-edition.html