Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Educational Links 8/31/16

Common-Core Reading Materials Get Mixed Results in First Major Review

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2016/08/common-core_materials_for_reading_get_mixed_reviews.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB 

Math Skills: What to Expect at Different Ages 

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/signs-symptoms/age-by-age-learning-skills/math-skills-what-to-expect-at-different-ages?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

New PBS News Hour Segment: Preparing Teachers For “Cultural Competence”

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2016/08/30/new-pbs-news-hour-segment-preparing-teachers-for-cultural-competence/ 

Differentiating in Math Using Computer Games 

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/differentiating-in-math

Vast Majority of Americans Want Failing Schools Fixed, Not Closed, Poll Finds

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2016/08/majority_fix_failing_schools_not_close_pdk_gallup_poll.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB 

Why Continuing Education Programs Are Poised to Become Hubs of Innovation

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-08-30-why-continuing-education-programs-are-poised-to-become-hubs-of-innovation?utm_content=buffer40b59&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

How A Makerspace in Juvenile Hall Helps Young People See Their Value

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/08/25/how-a-makerspace-in-juvenile-hall-helps-young-people-see-their-value/ 

They get to be human in there. They get to be who they are, and recognized and valued for their humanity.


 

 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Educational Links 8/30/16


Classroom Poster: 8 Phrases That Nurture Growth Mindset

http://www.weareteachers.com/hot-topics/topics-in-education/classroom-poster-8-phrases-that-nurture-growth-mindset?utm_campaign=Apperson_151230&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=FB&utm_content=1471832820  

32 Research-Based Instructional Strategie

http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/instructional-strategies/32-research-based-instructional-strategies/?utm_content=bufferbc7c9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

The Principal as Community Advocate

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/08/31/the-principal-as-community-advocate.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB 

How to keep teaching when your personal life is falling apart

http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/2015/03/how-to-keep-teaching-when-your-personal-life-is-falling-apart.html?utm_content=bufferc9962&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

Classroom Poster: 8 Phrases That Nurture Growth Mindset

http://www.weareteachers.com/hot-topics/topics-in-education/classroom-poster-8-phrases-that-nurture-growth-mindset?utm_campaign=Apperson_151230&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=FB&utm_content=1471832820 

Animating The Classroom

https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2016/08/26/animating-the-classroom/ 

Starting a New IEP Advocacy Year: Back to School Tips

Starting a New IEP Advocacy Year: Back to School Tips - See more at: http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/advo.school.tips.krizman.htm#sthash.24p4pg55.dpuf

http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/advo.school.tips.krizman.htm 

Classroom Management Apps and Websites

https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/classroom-management-apps-and-websites?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social 

Keeping your students' attention, focus, and respect is a constant process that takes a lot of time and energy out of your day. These tools can be your time-saving and energy-freeing sidekicks as they help you instantly assess learning, create seating charts, improve students' behavior, and set timed tasks to make your classroom run like a well-oiled machine.

 

 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Educational Links 8/29/16

Cyber Bullying Pictures and Posters For Your Classroom

http://edtechreview.in/news/2392-cyber-bullying-posters-pictures 

Maker Rubric

https://blueprint.digitalharbor.org/product/maker-rubric-pdf/ 

Tch Video Lounge

https://www.teachingchannel.org/video-lounge 

A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/28/491394226/a-hero-for-the-arts-and-sciences-upcoming-marvel-covers-promote-steam-fields 

'Let It Go': A New Set of Classroom Management Strategies for the 21st Century

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-08-28-let-it-go-a-new-set-of-classroom-management-strategies-for-the-21st-century?utm_content=buffer62ac3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

Tech Finder-Listening Comprehension

Expert-approved apps & games for your child
https://www.understood.org/en/tools/tech-finder/find-tech?iid={3DCCC512-6A1B-4999-9C86-2942AD9EB56F} 

SMART Goal Setting With Your Students

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/smart-goal-setting-with-students-maurice-elias 

With all that is being written now about "mindset," it is an excellent idea to begin school by having our students set positive goals. More and more K-16 schools are introducing concepts like SMART goals as a way of gradually building students' capacity to tackle the increasing challenges they are facing.

 

 

 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Educational Links 8/28/16


Igniting Student Writer Voice With Writing Process Strategies

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/differentiated-instruction-writing-process-strategies-john-mccarthy 


10 Easy Ways To Create an Amazing #SchoolCulture as a Principal This Year
http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/6627?utm_content=buffera6b39&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Video: LeVar Burton meets today's learners where they are

https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=804&category=Featured-videos&article=LeVar+Burton+meets+today%27s+learners+where+they+are 

Finally, Apps That Build Productive Habits

http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/73/slide-1.html?platform=hootsuite 

33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom

https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/33-digital-tools-for-advancing-formative-assessment-in-the-classroom?utm_content=buffer8318c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

Understanding Dyslexia 

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/dyslexia/understanding-dyslexia 

Why You School Needs A Social Worker

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2016/08/25/got-a-spare-$35-000-here's-how-to-spend-it 

 Maybe, just maybe, we should try spending our few spare dollars on some preventative measures for our kids. I guarantee you that if all your kids are fed and taken care of and have someone supportive to talk to, you’ll have fewer discipline problems. I promise that if you make sure all your kids have a quiet and safe place to do their homework, grades at your school will improve.  And I know for a fact that if parents see your school as a resource for their family’s needs, they’ll be a whole lot more supportive and involved.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Educational Links 8/27/16

 Growing from Peer Feedback 

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/growth-mindset-young-students 

5-Minute Film Festival: Back-to-School Night Survival

http://www.edutopia.org/film-fest-back-to-school-night?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20EdutopiaNewContent%20%28Edutopia%29 

The 12 Stages of a Back-to-School Teacher Meltdown

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2016/08/24/the-12-stages-of-a-back-to-school-teacher-meltdown 

When Two Vowels Go Walking

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/btl10.ela.early.whentwovowelsgowalking/when-two-vowels-go-walking/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mktg2016 

5 Awesome Art and Writing Activities for the New School Year 

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2016/08/24/5-awesome-art-and-writing-activities-for-the-new-school-year 

5 Confusing Signs of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities 

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/nonverbal-learning-disabilities/5-confusing-signs-of-nonverbal-learning-disabilities?view=slideview&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

What Are the Best Strategies for Surface to Deep Learning? 

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2016/08/what_are_the_best_strategies_for%20surface_to_deep_learning.html?cmp=eml-eb-popweek%2008262016 

If it's done correctly, teaching is both rewarding and complicated. The rewarding part is when we see students achieve or overcome some new learning, whether that's social-emotional or academic. In these days of social media, teaching is rewarding because we get to see students who we had in our classrooms long ago, grow up and find a passion in their choice of career. However, teaching is also complicated because it's not just about teaching students "stuff." 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Educational Links 8/26/16

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/3586?utm_content=buffer2191e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/01/29/music-brain-ted-ed/ 

ADHD at School: Helping Children Follow Directions

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/1972.html 

Why is setting up your classroom important?

https://www.teachingchannel.org/class-setup 

Join Me For A Discussion On “10 Strategies to Help Students Develop the Intrinsic Motivation to Write”

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2016/08/25/join-me-for-a-discussion-on-10-strategies-to-help-students-develop-the-intrinsic-motivation-to-write/ 

How I Made In-Class Silent Reading Work for Me

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2016/05/25/how-i-made-in-class-silent-reading-work-for-me 

“Get Out From Behind That Computer!” Why the Brain Benefits When Students Talk and Move Around

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-08-25-get-out-from-behind-that-computer-why-the-brain-benefits-when-students-talk-and-move-around?utm_content=bufferaa797&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

When you can get students talking and teaching each other, adding movement or gestures into the process, the students learn and retain more. Whether you call this process “Brain-Based Learning” or “Whole-Brain Learning,” the concept is the same. The goal of brain-based learning is to “engage your learners and do it with strategies that are based on real science” (Jensen). Their learning increases because they are engaging more parts of their brain during the teaching process.

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Educational Links 8/25/16

Longer Recess, Stronger Child Development

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/longer-recess-stronger-child-development-angela-hanscom?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20EdutopiaNewContent%20%28Edutopia%29 

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/08/19/18-digital-tools-and-strategies-that-support-students-reading-and-writing/ 

Stop Fidgeting?!? Um, Bad Idea

http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/63/slide-1.html?platform=hootsuite 

Lunchtime Is Club Time

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/lunchtime-is-clubtime-matthew-friday?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow 

7 Reasons to Include Current Events in Your Lesson

http://classtechtips.com/2016/08/24/7-reasons-include-current-events-lesson/ 

Five Tips for Developing Great Relationships With Parents This Year

http://www.educationworld.com/five-tips-developing-great-relationships-parents-year 

Why we should bring back vocational training

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/blogs/why-we-should-bring-back-vocational-training 

 Bringing back vocational programs for everyone would allow academically oriented kids to find new hobbies or new ways to solve problems, and would also destigmatize the jobs that they're connected to — which are necessary, interesting and challenging. There's more than one path to success: Electricians, plumbers, car mechanics and the like make far more money than writers do, after all.