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Education Blogs Worth Reading


The Blue Skunk Blog
Leaving readers confused at a higher level since 2005

Outside the Cave
A social studies & English teacher from the Bronx reflects on his practice, the state of education, and many other topics. Read his take on his appearance on Education Nation, hosted by MSNBC.

Free Technology 4 Teachers
Free resources and lesson plans for teaching with technology

The Clever Sheep
Leading in new directions

The Thinking Stick
Thoughts on educational technology in our 21st century schools

Langwitches Blog
The Magic of Learning

Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Teaching students with new tools, enthusiasm, and the belief that teaching is a noble calling

Radical Learners
The author believes that learning is central to a full, rich life. He writes about learning, teaching, and professional development.

What's Shakin' in Ed Tech?
Flagstaff's own Bonnie Feather updates this blog regularly with tools to enhance teachers' integration of educational technology. Bonnie is the Tech Integration Specialist for Coconino County.


Books to Guide Teachers in Their Practice


Teach Like a Champion - 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College
by Doug Lemov, 2010

The Art and Science of Teaching
by Robert J. Marzano, 2007

The Educator's Guide to Preventing and Solving Discipline Problems
by Mark Boynton & Christine Boynton, 2005

Integrating Differentiated Instruction + Understanding by Design
by Carol Ann Tomlinson & Jay McTighe, 2006

Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators
by Midge Frazel, 2010

A Framework for Understanding Poverty
by Ruby K. Payne, 1996