Thursday, August 25, 2016

Educational Links 8/26/16

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

Educational Links 8/25/16

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

Educational Links 8/24/16

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 

Americans 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

Educational Links 8/23/16

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 Role 

Ways 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

Educational Links 8/22/16

Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class 

Should Every Teacher Have Their Own Classroom? 

9 Math Websites Kids Will Love!-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

Educational Links 8/21/16

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Bloom’s 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 

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.



Friday, August 19, 2016

Educational Links 8/20/16

Quality vs. Quantity: Choosing Your Back-to-School Apps 

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing 

A New Effort to Teach Low-Income Students Marketable Skills 

5 Common Myths About Auditory Processing Disorder 

Getting Smart on Assessing and Measuring Social and Emotional Learning 

Three steps to become a digitally agile educator 

Professional learning communities bring benefits for teachers, students 

Working teachers rarely have an opportunity to see their colleagues in action. They are either teaching or preparing for their next classes and observation time is minimal or nonexistent.