Weekend Reading 6/18/16 General by Joel Wagner - June 18, 2016June 19, 20161 I foundÂ some great stuff going on out there in the world of education blogging this week. Here is a summary of what I found and shared on Twitter (follow @sywtt). this week. Growth Mindset: Clearing Up Some Common Confusions Digital transformation in eduction: from challenge to opportunity What’s so sexy about math? How I teach kids to love science 10 Open-Ended Questions for Teachers’ Reflection and Summative Evaluation 5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb When Everyone Owns the Place of the Arts I’m A Teacher Who Loves Quizzing; But Does Quiz Format Matter? Are We Too Preoccupied with Teaching Techniques? 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom of the Future 6 Apps That Can Help with Student Assessment Is a Great Blog in the Eyes of the Beholder? Free Printable Music Theory Worksheets Everything Your Brain Needs to Know About Engagement: 40 Strategies to Enhance Student Engagement Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class 100+ Great Google Classroom Resources 10 Amazing Reads to Get You Excited About Music Education Quitting Teaching, A View From a Former Teacher Some Things Every Music Teacher Shouldn’t Live Without 11 Reasons Teaching Is the Best (Even When It Isn’t) Why It’s Imperative to Teach Students How to Question as the Ultimate SurvivalÂ Skill 12 mindsets for creating innovative classrooms A Step-By-Step Framework for Incremental Growth Consume, Curate, Create: 3 Stages of the Connected Educator Learning Behind Bars:Â Why doesnâ€™t education in juvenile detention facilities get any attention or support? Research Shows School Choice Benefits More Than Just Conservatives Response: Classroom Rules – Ways to Create, IntroduceÂ &Â EnforceÂ Them Where Calculus Class Isn’t An Option Why Ninth Grade is the Pivotal Year for Dropping Out of High School Physicists Seek To Lose The Lecture As Teaching Tool Is It Time To Move Past Tech Integration? Edtech and Elearning 2016: Top 200 Influencers and Brands How to Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture Should Teachers Provide Great Customer Service? Interactive Video Platforms Are The FutureÂ Of Online Learning 50 Free Tech Tools For Your Classroom The Five ‘W’s of Digital Transformation 12 reasons why the brain craves vacation [infographic] 12 Productivity Tools for Tech-Savvy Teachers Schools should be more teacher-centered [INFOGRAPHIC] What Makes AÂ Good Teacher In 2016? 5 Ways to Benchmark Your Digital Learning Strategy Changing math mindsets – Katja Borregaard, Finland Stop Talking About Digital TransformationÂ and Just Change Already Inspirational Teacher Quotes From Great Historical Teachers And finally, @teachergoals tweeted out this Aristotle quote yesterday:Â There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. This should fuel your weekend reading. Enjoy! Joel WagnerJoel Wagner (@sywtt) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.