suggested blogs to follow for the Teacher as Advocate badge
Bloggers for the Center for Teaching Quality
(Look on the right side of the page under "Our Bloggers." There are several pages of them.)
David Theriault - The Readiness Is All
Antero Garcia - The American Crawl
Relando Thompkins-Jones - Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian
Brianna Crowley - Red Pen Confessions
Kevin Hodgson - Kevin's Meandering Mind
Jessica Cuthbertson - In a Teacher's Shoes
Bud Hunt - Bud the Teacher: Inquiry and Reflection for Better Learning
Dana Huff - Huff English
Bill Ferriter - The Tempered Radical
Nancy Berile - Adventures of a Punk Rock Teacher
Dean Shareski - Ideas and Thoughts
Brian Sztabnik - Talks with Teachers
Bloggers ecommended by the Bad Ass Teacher Association (and yes, that really is a thing)
Winners of the Edublogs Award
(Be sure to follow an individual blogger.)
suggested websites for Teacher as Advocate badge
Educators for Excellence
Students for Reform
Education Reform Now
Coalition for Essential Schools
Center for Education Reform
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Teach for America
Center for Teaching Quality
The Education Trust
National Writing Project
Literacy and Learning
National Education Association
links of general interest
Do Now provides youth a platform for using social media to examine and discuss, pressing contemporary issues in the arts, science, and civic education.
"Giving Students a Leg Up with Job Skills a Resume Won't Show"
This excerpt from a PBS NewsHour episode provides insight into the function of badges might serve beyond the classroom.
According to researcher Brené Brown, over 90% of us can remember a specific teacher, coach, or administrator who made us believe in ourselves when no one else did. In this talk, she explains how teachers can create classrooms that make space for vulnerability, which in turn makes way for lasting learning because it allows students--and teachers,for that matter--"to be who they really are."
Google Drive Basics: Working with Others
This brief video has some really good tips on how to share, retrieve, and organize files and folders.
What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion
(You may also be interested in the original video of the Washington Post subway experiment that is referenced in the video..)