A collection of Back to School articles and posts from my virtual PLN, inspiring innovation in education.
Ten hand-picked articles for educators. This Back to School Roundup features 20 strategies for building relationships, 18 icebreakers, plus two videos to provoke reflection and inspiration.
It’s All About Relationships
5 Tips to Kick Start the School Year–Josh Stock's strategy for building so much excitement "that they'll be breaking down the doors to start class. Here are some of the ways that our staff is firing up the kids for their first day."Edutopia
Create Culture First. Not Rules.–A short read with some great advice. Don Wettrick places the focus on building culture, rather than killing creativity. 'I want them to be excited about the possibilities of the coming year, rather than giving them a list of things they cannot do. NOBODY gets excited about what you cannot do."
Innovation in the Classroom
Icebreakers that Rock–From one of my favorite podcasts, Jennifer Gonzalez has put together three icebreakers that rock. "Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good." - Jennifer GonzalezCult of Pedagogy