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The Braden Bin - 5/20/16

#Truth


What I'm Reading:Low-stakes Writing 

Love the idea of letting students...just....write.  Get them comfortable writing, not worrying about process or product.  Just write.  

What I'm Reading *Bonus: How to Use Snapchat to Tell the Story of Your School


I really think this is going to work out better than Twitter in terms of telling a story.  Twitter is great for professional learning and networking and I don't plan on putting that away anytime soon (follow me @Mr_Braden).  There are so many possibilities with Snapchat and I am really excited to learn more about them!  What I'm Watching:  
We talk about "grit"  being one of the key ingredients to success.  Educators rack their brains on the reg about how to instill it into their students.  I don't have any answers, just this awesome scene from one of my favorite movies.   Is it too early to be excited for college football season?  #GoIrishWhat I'm Watching *Bonus:  
How awesome is this little moment t…

The Braden Bin - 5/13/16

What I'm reading:  
That's Right, $63 Million for a Football Stadium...for High Schoolers
As a lover of sports, I kind of get it.  As an educator, I don't.  Perhaps it's because the next burb over has THIS to play in now.  Maybe they think it will entice people to move there?  Honestly, I'm very happy Plano residents didn't have to make that decision in a recent bond election. Anyways, it's nice to get recognition in the New York Times, but I wonder if they wish it had more to do with, I don't know, something educational? 

Music I'm jamming to:    Mr. Little Jeans - Good Mistake


 What I'm Watching:   Avery had her 3rd lung surgery (4th surgery overall) last week.  We recently learned that it was a successful surgery, the tumor was removed and there were clean margins!  Anyways, before her first surgery, the doctor warned us that it would be important for her to use exercise her lungs in the first few days after the surgery in order to help them heal.…