Prepare your student with an Elevator Speech

posted Aug 3, 2016, 1:07 PM by Alan Ames   [ updated Aug 3, 2016, 1:07 PM ]

As a means to increase student positive belief of self, have each student generate an elevator speech to share with the adults that are presented in any given situation.  The speech will also create a new mental recording about the hopes and dreams of that student.  This will increase the positive self talk increasing the ability for a growth mindset.  Then encouragement to take risks and pursue the dream.

Job Shadow

posted Aug 3, 2016, 12:49 PM by Sherrilyn Klaassen

Had a great time at my job shadow yesterday.  Cathy was so wonderful for setting up for me to see things that most people do not get to see.  I was so filled with question and my time was past before I knew it and it did go over, but I could have stayed longer.  :-)


posted Aug 3, 2016, 9:50 AM by B. F. Mahe

This session is on my top 10 list for Pear Deck and Socrative!

TIW Educator Discount for Robo Wunderkind

posted Aug 3, 2016, 9:41 AM by Jonathan Filzen

Interested in utilizing an educational robot to teach your students about programming? A 10% discount for Robo Wunderkind is being offered to all TIW participants. See the attachment for the voucher or learn more about this award winning educational robot at

Job Share Photos at Emerson

posted Aug 3, 2016, 8:31 AM by Deborah Lorsung

Thank you to Kim Freeman and Eric Marasco, as well as Marne, Paige, Brian and Katie for taking the time to share your wealth of expertise with us. We both were highly impressed.

Business Partner

posted Aug 3, 2016, 6:17 AM by Todd Bentz

What a great experience!  Reminded me of a favorite saying "You don't know what you don't know."  It was very eye opening to find out what goes on behind the scenes.  Biggest take away for me was the fact that they don't necessarily look for specific skills, but for the type of person who finds ways to help outside of the assigned tasks.

Stay for the Cyber Cafe

posted Aug 3, 2016, 5:20 AM by Bonnie Vagasky

At 4:00 p.m., our Cyber Cafe will begin.  This is a time to network with peers, talk with Specialists, get to know the BestPrep staff--and keep cool from the 90 degree high humidity day.  Topics will be wide ranging from Pokemon Go, Makerspaces, robots, Twitter/PLNs/TweetDeck, All things Google, and Apps for Teens & Tweens.

Following our group photo, we'll head to MOH 201 for the cyber cafe.  I hope you will hangout with us this evening.

Oh, and did I mention random prize drawings will be held at 4:45 p.m.


posted Aug 2, 2016, 9:47 AM by Roberta Harper

Make them available for everyone in your class!  Those that need them will continue to use them throughout the year.

BestPrep Blog

posted Aug 2, 2016, 9:45 AM by B. F. Mahe

What a travel to get here.


posted Aug 2, 2016, 9:45 AM by Kevin Neff

So far, Symbaloo and the various discussions on using it along with tips has been the number 1 item for me. I can see many ways to organize my data/links plus adapt my web page to fit more links in a friendly graphic way for my students to access links.

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