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Amazing #edu posts you may have missed in July

Posted on August 7, 2014 by Nicholas Provenzano

Time for review

These are just five of the amazing posts that were shared on Twitter over the past month. Make sure to follow these great educators on Twitter so you do not miss any more of their work over the next four weeks. I hope everyone has a great back-to-school time and I will be back in September with another blog roundup.

  1. 4 Ideas To Have A Successful First Year as Principal - George Couros from The Principal of Change does an excellent job sharing his thoughts on what makes the first year as a principal great. He shares his thoughts on forming strong relationships with students, showing instructional leadership, and other great tips that can make the first year great for the new principal as well as the students and staff.
  2. 5 easy ways to improve your classroom learning space - Justin Tarte from Life of an Educator offers some great ideas on how to make some changes to the classroom to make it a better learning environment. He suggests taking the time to consider the lighting and adding some music to create an environment that is more inviting to the students and more conducive to learning. This is a great post to share with other teachers in your building or district. 
  3. Some New (and Old) Ideas for Reading and Writing - Pernille Ripp at Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension is always filled with great ideas and thought provoking posts. Here are some great ideas on changing things up in the classroom when it comes to reading and writing. I love that she is making sure to include reflection time after students read and discussion time that allows students to talk about the good and the bad they saw in their story. Pernille has many more ideas in the post and it is great for all teachers.
  4. What To Do When Someone Hates You - Viki Davis at The CoolCat Teacher does an amazing job of offering sound advice on how to handle situations where people are not very kind. As educators, we sometimes have to deal with people that are not as supportive as we would want them to be, and it can be very tough. Viki shares some great tips to deal with these people and advice on how to overcome and be stronger by the end. 
  5. Twitter me this...why use Twitter for school communication? - Amber Teamann at Technically Yours, Teamann does a great job of explaining the power of Twitter as a tool for communication in a school. There are still plenty of educators out there that do not see the value of Twitter as a tool in the school system, and Amber nails the best parts of using Twitter to connect with the school community. This is a the perfect post to share with other educators in your building or district who are still unsure on utilizing Twitter. 

Nick ProvenzanoNicholas Provenzano is a high school English teacher and an education blogger. He writes on his website,,, the ISTE blog,  to name a few. He has been featured on, The New York Times, Consumer Report, and many other media outlets. In 2013, he was awarded the Technology Teacher of the Year by MACUL (Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning) and ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) based on his efforts to integrate technology into the classroom. Nicholas is also the Evernote Education Ambassador and does consulting work for many edtech businesses and school districts. He can be found tweeting plenty of nerdy ideas on Twitter at @TheNerdyTeacher. 

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