Friday, August 26, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom
How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity
ADHD at School: Helping Children Follow Directions
Why is setting up your classroom important?
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“Get Out From Behind That Computer!” Why the Brain Benefits When Students Talk and Move Around
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
Longer Recess, Stronger Child Development
18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing
Stop Fidgeting?!? Um, Bad Idea
Lunchtime Is Club Time
7 Reasons to Include Current Events in Your Lesson
Five Tips for Developing Great Relationships With Parents This Year
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.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Making Teacher Reflection Meaningful
Another Year, Another Principal: How to Manage Your Relationship with a New Principal for the Good of Your School
3 Ways Classroom Design Impacts Student Learning
Think teachers aren’t paid enough? It’s worse than you think.
What’s the Difference Between Dyscalculia and Math Anxiety?
How I Shift Control of the Learning to Students
http://www.bamradionetwork.com/every-classroom-matters/4003-shifting-control-of-the-learning-to-studentsAmericans Like Their Schools Just Fine — But Not Yours
As a new school year gets underway, the Common Core remains a partisan flashpoint, while Americans overall have serious concerns about the direction of our public education system. That's according to two new polls.
Monday, August 22, 2016
How Performing in Theater Can Help Build Empathy in Students
Can You See What Your Students Are Thinking?
Using Teacher Inquiry to Support ELLs
Overselling A.D.H.D.: A New Book Exposes Big Pharma’s RoleWays to Teach Empathy Skills
Childhood Trauma Leads to Lifelong Chronic Illness — So Why Isn’t the Medical Community Helping Patients?
Feds Move To End Segregated Schools For Kids With Disabilities
Why Representation Matters
Children’s early experiences shape what they imagine to be possible. Here are six strategies for giving them positive, familiar examples of who and what they can be.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class
Should Every Teacher Have Their Own Classroom?
9 Math Websites Kids Will Love
8 Tips for Teachers Using Google Cardboard in School
How Can Mindfulness Help Kids With Learning and Attention Issues?
The Lifeline Every Teacher Leader Needs
The Long-Term Economic Benefits of Social and Emotional Learning
The potential benefits of improved behavior and well-being of school-age children are both direct and long-term. Improved behavior leads to a healthier classroom atmosphere and reduced interruptions, and supports effective instruction that influences academic achievement. Broader and longer-term benefits also accrue from improvements in social relations with others and reductions in delinquency, antisocial behavior, school dropout, academic failure, and mental health problems.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Bloom’s revised Taxonomy with verbs! https://anethicalisland.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/blooms-revised-taxonomy-with-verbs/
The 4 Characteristics of a Healthy School Culture
This is Not Pretend: Teaching from the Inside Out
What Do You Believe About Teaching And Learning?
Best Education Systems in the World With Reasons to Why
Schools Turn a Corner on Mental-Health Education
6 Benefits of Afterschool Programs
The Power of Reading Practice on Student Achievement
Why Teachers Say Practicing Mindfulness Is Transforming The Work
https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/08/19/why-teachers-say-practicing-mindfulness-is-transforming-the-work/Teaching is inherently a stressful occupation, and by many accounts, it’s getting more so. Students bring the effects of poverty and trauma into the classroom. Administrators lay on the pressure to meet ever-changing standards. In the last few years, teacher job satisfaction has reportedly plummeted to a 25-year low, and turnover is high — almost 50 percent for new teachers.
Patricia Jennings isn’t necessarily out to change all these factors. Instead, she aims to help teachers become the change they wish to see in the world.