Mimio Educator

Getting Started in a New School (Part 2)

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Thu, Jul 27, 2017

The interviewing is over, the offer has been made, and the contract is signed. Everything is wrapped up in the former place of employment (or at the university), and you are ready to dive in and get started at your new position.

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Topics: education industry, Administrator Resources, tips for teachers

What Is an ACE Score and How Does It Impact My Classroom?

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Tue, Jul 25, 2017

While we often discuss education technology as well as new and innovative ways to create growth and optimize learning in this blog, making sure your students are ready for learning can be a key factor in a successful classroom. One of my favorite authors said, “Parents send us the best that they have. They don’t send us the tough kids and keep the really great ones at home. They give us the best they have.” It was said a little tongue-in-cheek, but there is meaning behind it that is important for all teachers to remember.

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Topics: education industry, Administrator Resources, tips for teachers

Improving Classroom Routines With Data

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Thu, Jul 20, 2017

At times, making changes in our teaching practices can be very hard. The way we teach is a very personal matter, as teachers (should) bring their personality into the classroom to help connect with students. Because we want teachers to teach from their heart, to change our teaching means we need to change our mindset, our beliefs, or even what we are comfortable doing and saying in our classroom. Even more so than instructional practices, classroom management is one of these areas where change can be especially hard.

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Topics: Classroom Technology, curriculum, Administrator Resources, tips for teachers

How to Leave the School Year Behind and Re-Energize!

Posted by Denise Scribner on Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Now that school is over, how do you recharge your batteries to face another year after the summer break? After my last student departs from my classroom in May, I set this goal: Update everything in the next five days or less! I get all of my summer print jobs into the print shop, update the syllabi and lesson plans for my classes on each class website for the first 4–6 weeks of August/September, and send out a general message that I will not be checking the school email—my administration knows how to contact me if it’s urgent. I also like to pack what I will need for the first three to five days of school in dated and labeled individual boxes (kind of like opening up a present to myself at the start of the new school year).

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Topics: Administrator Resources, tips for teachers

How Text Messaging Can Improve Communication With Your Faculty

Posted by Ken Rhie on Tue, Jul 11, 2017

With new education technology becoming more accessible to streamline communication between teachers and their administration, it's important to stay up to date with what's available. The use of SMS texting is great for sending out quick messages—and keeping educators informed at all times. Teachers can use SMS technology to collaborate on lesson plans, organize events, and share information with colleagues. With most text messages being read within a few minutes, it's the fastest way to reach out and communicate.

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Topics: Education Technology, Educational Apps, Administrator Resources, tips for teachers

 I Landed a New Teaching Job—Now What? (Part One)

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Wed, Jun 28, 2017

This is the time of year when educators are finding new and different teaching jobs. Whether it’s the first job right out of college or changing schools after many years, the process of starting somewhere new can be pretty overwhelming.

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Topics: Administrator Resources, tips for teachers

How Can Technology Motivate the Reluctant Learner?

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Thu, Jun 15, 2017


Some students are hard to motivate. The methods we typically use for motivatation—things that work with most students—don’t work with this group. This can be really frustrating for teachers who work with these students, as the behaviors often don’t “make sense” to those of us in education. Why would a student with plenty of opportunity to learn, and therefore advance their stake in life, not take that opportunity? It just doesn’t make sense.

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Topics: Education Technology, Administrator Resources, tips for teachers

How to Get Your Professional and Personal Resources Organized for Summer and Beyond

Posted by Lynn Erickson on Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Are you swamped throughout the school year? Do you get resources delivered to you, but just don’t have the time to look at them? How many sites have you bookmarked during the school day, never to go back to?

As our school year winds down, summer is usually the time we can take a break and relax. It is also the perfect time to catch up with some resources we found over the school year and just didn’t have a spare moment to peruse.

Here are some tools and resources to organize these educational finds we have stumbled across:

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Topics: Activities, Professional Development for Teachers, curriculum, Administrator Resources, tips for teachers

[Infographic] Launch Tech in Your Schools Successfully

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Launching new technology isn't as challenging as flying to the moon, but both require many of the same components for success. You need clear goals, good planning and testing, reliable and expert partners, and the right tools to get the job done. Educational technology is the rocket that can help enable students to reach academic success, while helping educators get them there more easily and effectively.

For this infographic and guide we have called on our experts to share their knowledge from many technology launches. Their experience and lessons learned can help you navigate your next mission.

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Topics: Education Technology, Training, education industry, Administrator Resources

Top 25 Resources for School Administrators

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Thu, Sep 8, 2016

Much like many of the decisions that principals face every day, the world of “resources” isn’t as cut and dried as it used to be. A website offers a blog, a book has a hashtag, and some providers offer a little bit of everything: blogs, books, articles, conferences, twitter chats...you get the picture.

To cut to the chase, we offer the following list of 25 great resources for school administrators at all levels, in no particular order:

 

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Topics: Education Technology, education industry, Educational influencers, Administrator Resources

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