Thursday, August 17, 2017

Educational Links 8/18/17

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking


Improving Social Emotional Skills in Childhood Enhances Long-Term Well-Being and Economic Outcomes

Back to School Anxiety

Plan a Parent Engagement Night That Sets You Up for Success

Learning is social and emotional; our classrooms should be too

ADHD is usually apparent from the first day of school, whereas dyslexia is often not recognized until fourth or fifth grade, when the shift is made from learning to read to reading to learn.” How to tell the difference, and get help.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Educational Links 8/17/17

Critical Knowledge: 4 Domains More Important Than Academics

My New Year Challenge: The Kind Classroom

Keep It Simple: Do These 4 Things Every Time You Teach

Reflections and Suggestions for First Year Teachers

How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects

Learning Disabilities: What They Are (And What They’re Not)

Building Students' Cognitive Flexibility

In today's world, the skillsets of cognitive flexibility are more critical and valuable than ever before. These skillsets include:
  • Open-minded evaluation of different opinions, perspectives, and points of view
  • Willingness to risk mistakes
  • Consideration of multiple ways to solve problems
  • Engagement in learning, discovery, and problem solving with innovative creativity

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Educational Links 8/16/17

Celebrate the Solar Eclipse with these Classroom Resources

Technology in the Classroom: How to Assess Writing

Children Learn Best From Storybooks When Characters Are Realistic

The Impact of Student-Created Apps

In addition to all the marketing, graphic design, website building, and content creation activities that take place when you create an app, the students are learning brainstorming and social entrepreneurship.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Educational Links 8/15/17


The ADHD Homework System That (Really) Works

The Best Resources For Planning “Learning Stations” – Please Add More

Autism May Reflect Excitation-Inhibition Imbalance in Brain, Study Finds

Math Skills: What to Expect at Different Ages

7 Essential Ingredients Of Project-Based Learning

What Do We Mean When We Say ‘Social And Emotional Skills’?

There is also new research indicating that school-based interventions to promote social and emotional skills have large, and long-term, positive impacts: an average of $11 for every dollar invested, according to an analysis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (which is a supporter of NPR).

Sunday, August 13, 2017

...just saying...

Educational Links 8/14/17

4 Soft Skills Needed to be Successful in STEM

Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain

Evaluating Your Child for Dysgraphia

How to deal with a principal who just doesn’t “get it”

27 Ideas For Students That Finish Their Work Early

The Power of Mindfulness


Not all educators are won over by the bells and whistles that come with edtech.  Many teachers feel threatened by technologies that aim to “replace them,” and cannot keep up with the training and the push that comes from within the schooling system. According to eSparks Learning, teachers regardless of age or experience level harbor doubts about their ability to successfully use classroom technology.  So, if teacher’s skills and technology are to exist in harmony, there needs to be a balance. We need teachers’ talents and at the same time encourage them to start looking to the future.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Educational Links 8/13/17

3 Modes Of Thinking: Lateral, Divergent & Convergent Thought

Forging Stronger Bonds Across a District

Poverty Creates Extra Challenges; It Demands Extra Resources

5 apps to innovate school libraries

Creating an Effective Faculty Mentoring Program

A tale of two states’ computer science programs

The Unexpected Reason Some Students Procrastinate

There's a student that's familiar to many teachers: He's the one who stumbles into class with sleep in his eyes after staying up late from writing his paper at the last minute. He probably avoids studying for tests, too. And maybe his backpack is a jumbled mess of crumpled papers and unorganized notes.
And there's also a common explanation for his bad habits: He probably doesn't particularly care how he does in school. But psychologists say that, for some students, that's a totally inaccurate assumption.