Friday, November 16, 2018

Educational Links 11/17/18

Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning

Response: Effective Ways Students Can Teach Their Classmates

Social and Emotional Learning: From Theory to Practice

10 Common Myths About ADHD

Teachers Must Not Only Be Non-Racist, But Anti-Racist

Every City Should Have a Toy Library

A Grading Strategy That Puts the Focus on Learning From Mistakes

Alcala also projects "favorite mistakes" on the board that they talk about as a class. And students get time to look at their own mistakes and figure out where they went wrong. The other advantage of highlighting is that she can call attention to things that she won't necessarily take points off for, but that she wants students to notice. For example, she might highlight that they didn't put the correct units in a word problem. They got the math correct, so Alcala is not worried they won't be able to move forward, but she wants to remind them that units are important.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Educational Links 11/16/18

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

Inside Look at a Dyslexia Evaluation

Playing to Students’ Strengths

Imagine a classroom where the students understand that they are unique, where their individuality is not simply accepted but celebrated; where their differences are not hidden, but rather used to expand learning in the class. A quiet, artistic student’s interests are not only known, but purposefully included in the curriculum. Another student’s active, bold temperament is not extinguished, but rather used to help elaborate her and others’ understanding.

Journaling 11/15/18

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Educational Links 11/15/18

5 Goal Setting Teaching Strategies

Using Technology is Dangerous to Child Development and Public Education

Using Data to Support Teachers and Students

Teaching Kids to Argue—Respectfully

Treating Sensory Processing Issues

Benefits of Co-Teaching

Changing How Educators See Negative Experiences in the Classroom

An easy first step is to recognize and mindfully attend to positive emotional experiences in your classroom and at home. Evolution selected for a negative attribution bias that makes us tend to dwell on the negative and ignore the positive. During a typical day, 10 great things may have happened and one horrible thing. When we get home and our partner asks us how our day went, typically we focus on the one horrible thing, forgetting about the 10 great things.

Required Reading Essay Prompts

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Educational Links 11/14/18

11 Simple Signs a Child May Have a Psychiatric Disorder

Using Data to Support Teachers and Students

Teaching Kids to Argue—Respectfully

Treating Sensory Processing Issues

4 Skills and Traits Great Schools Teach That Will Always be Essential

Why that chatty student driving you nuts could become president of the United States

Helping Students Develop Executive Function Skills

Simple classroom strategies can assist students with deficits in executive function skills like time management and active listening.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Educational Links 11/13/18

Welcome to The Race Card Project

5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

Why I'm Against Innovation in Education

The Difference Between IEPs and 504 Plans

Why Edtech Specialists Should Focus on Transformation, Not Tools

Questioning That Deepens Comprehension

Improving Reading Outcomes for Economically Disadvantaged Students

Low SES (socioeconomic status ) alone is not a strong predictor of reading achievement, but when combined with other factors—such as a non-literacy-rich home environment, poor classroom instruction, or being an English language learner—the chances of reading difficulties increase. This is often referred to as “double disadvantage”: The poorest students often attend schools with the fewest resources.