Friday, July 22, 2016

Educational Links 7/23/16

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

The ABC’s of Student Engagement 

Using Space To Influence Thinking 

5 Ways Executive Functioning Issues Can Impact Math 

The E-Reader: The Most Daunting Anthology 

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

A Persistent Divide: New Federal Data Explore Education Disparities

Building Students' Cognitive Flexibility 

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 

5 Steps for a Successful STEAM Lab 

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

How Girls With ADHD Are Different 

The Most Common Teacher Pitfalls… And How to Avoid Them 

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

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

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.



STEM to STEAM Resources

STEM to STEAM Resources: Your students should be Renaissance people! Science, music, engineering, singing, art, dance, literature, technology, math, poetry--l...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Educational Links 7/21/16

Reclaiming the Virtues of Teaching 

3 Digital Tools for Helping Students Gain Perspective on Immigration 

People with Autism Can Read Emotions, Feel Empathy 

5 Websites for Saving Money on Classroom Supplies 

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

School’s Out! Surviving the Summer Slide 

Classroom Management for an 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 

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

What Do Academics Really Think of Adaptive Learning? 

High School Without Classes 

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School 

Math: The Pros & Cons of Productive Struggle 

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.


Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?: William Shakespeare SONNET 18 Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do...