Friday, July 22, 2016

Educational Links 7/23/16

Do Comics Have a Place in the Classroom? These Educators Think So

 http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/do-comics-have-place-classroom-these-educators-think-so-558205199

The ABC’s of Student Engagement

https://medium.com/the-learning-revolution/the-abc-s-of-student-engagement-237aff6565ee#.pa1lcbmt4 

Using Space To Influence Thinking

http://www.teachthought.com/learning/using-space-influence-thinking/ 

5 Ways Executive Functioning Issues Can Impact Math 

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/executive-functioning-issues/5-ways-executive-functioning-issues-can-impact-math?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

The E-Reader: The Most Daunting Anthology

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/the-e-reader-the-most-daunting-anthology/492476/ 

19 Steps To Take If Your Think Your Child Has Learning Or Attention Issues

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/signs-symptoms/could-your-child-have/im-concerned-my-child-might-have-learning-and-attention-issues-now-what?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

A Persistent Divide: New Federal Data Explore Education Disparities

 http://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/a-persistent-divide-new-federal-data-explores.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB

Building Students' Cognitive Flexibility

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/building-students-cognitive-flexibility-judy-willis 

Students need explicit instruction and opportunities to practice the flexible thinking that will make the most of their brains' fertile adolescent development stage. The unique anatomy and chemistry of this transitional state comprises increased dopamine receptors and accelerated neuroplasticity. 

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Educational Links 7/22/16

Makerspaces and Equal Access to Learning

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/makerspaces-equal-access-to-learning-laura-fleming-billy-krakower?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow 

5 Steps for a Successful STEAM Lab

http://www.coolcatteacher.com/steps-successful-steam-lab/ 

STEM News Roundup: Initiative Aims to Increase STEM in Pre-Kindergarten Years

http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/stem-news-round-initiative-aims-increase-stem-pre-kindergarten-years-729683975 

How Girls With ADHD Are Different

http://childmind.org/article/how-girls-with-adhd-are-different/ 

The Most Common Teacher Pitfalls… And How to Avoid Them

http://talkswithteachers.com/common-teacher-pitfalls/?mc_cid=ba4b884e4d&mc_eid=df9b45bb1b 

All Public Schools Have a Suspension Problem. And It Hurts Students of Color and Students with Disabilities

http://www.realcleareducation.com/articles/2016/07/18/all_public_schools_have_a_suspension_problem_1298.html 

‘What's the one thing that links all brilliant teachers? They don’t know they’re brilliant’

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/whats-one-thing-links-all-brilliant-teachers-they-dont-know-theyre 

One question that I am often asked is: "What is common in all good teachers?"
Of course, it’s easy to talk about putting the child first, making learning fun or seeking ways to ensure all children reach their potential.
The reality is different, however: the only thing that links every good teacher I know is that they just don't recognise they are one. They seem to live in this permanent haze of self-doubt.

 

 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Educational Links 7/21/16



Reclaiming the Virtues of Teaching

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/reclaiming-the-virtues-of-teaching-brian-sztabnik?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20EdutopiaNewContent%20%28Edutopia%29 

3 Digital Tools for Helping Students Gain Perspective on Immigration

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/07/20/3-digital-tools-for-helping-students-gain-perspective-on-immigration/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29 

People with Autism Can Read Emotions, Feel Empathy 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2016/07/people-with-autism-can-read-emotions.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29 

5 Websites for Saving Money on Classroom Supplies

http://blog.mimio.com/5-websites-for-saving-money-on-classroom-supplies 

12 Apps for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia That Parents and Teachers Will Love

http://www.readingrockets.org/blogs/aiming-access/12-apps-dyslexia-dysgraphia-dyscalculia-parents-and-teachers-will-love?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ReadingRockets_TeachingReading+%28Reading+Rockets%3A+Teaching+Reading+Resources%29 

School’s Out! Surviving the Summer Slide

http://www.edudemic.com/schools-surviving-summer-slide/ 

Classroom Management for an Effective Learning Environment 

http://www.teachhub.com/classroom-management-effective-learning-environment 

 Classroom setup is an important component in a learning environment because it is an essential piece of classroom management to support both teaching and learning. The physical atmosphere of the classroom can help prevent behavior issues as well as promote and improve learning.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Educational Links 7/20/16

School gardens teach STEM subjects 

http://www.jacksonprogress-argus.com/features/school-gardens-teach-stem-subjects/article_08f21deb-c4f6-544a-815b-56fc9fbaaf6d.html 

A Growth Mindset May Counteract Effects of Poverty on Achievement, Study Says

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rulesforengagement/2016/07/a_growth_mindset_may_counteract_effects_of_poverty_on_achievement.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB 

What Do Academics Really Think of Adaptive Learning?

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-07-19-what-do-academics-really-think-of-adaptive-learning?utm_content=bufferb8330&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

High School Without Classes

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/education-without-traditional-classes/491987/ 

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

 http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/education-without-traditional-classes/491987/ 

Math: The Pros & Cons of Productive Struggle 

http://www.middleweb.com/31259/math-the-pros-cons-of-productive-struggle/ 

Master Teachers Tell Stories

http://www.bamradionetwork.com/edwords-blog/master-teachers-tell-stories

Storytelling is an excellent way to build language. New words and colloquialisms can be heard by the students. When you tell stories in your classes you are modeling how to recall sensory details. Another reason to use storytelling in your classroom is that it models presentation skills for students to use in the future. Eye contact, movement, dramatic pauses, voice intonation and gesturing are some of the tactics that can be seen when a teacher tells stories.  Finally, students who listen to storytelling get oral models for writing.

 

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