Friday, August 26, 2016

Educational Links 8/27/16

 Growing from Peer Feedback 

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/growth-mindset-young-students 

5-Minute Film Festival: Back-to-School Night Survival

http://www.edutopia.org/film-fest-back-to-school-night?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20EdutopiaNewContent%20%28Edutopia%29 

The 12 Stages of a Back-to-School Teacher Meltdown

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2016/08/24/the-12-stages-of-a-back-to-school-teacher-meltdown 

When Two Vowels Go Walking

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/btl10.ela.early.whentwovowelsgowalking/when-two-vowels-go-walking/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mktg2016 

5 Awesome Art and Writing Activities for the New School Year 

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2016/08/24/5-awesome-art-and-writing-activities-for-the-new-school-year 

5 Confusing Signs of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities 

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/nonverbal-learning-disabilities/5-confusing-signs-of-nonverbal-learning-disabilities?view=slideview&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

What Are the Best Strategies for Surface to Deep Learning? 

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2016/08/what_are_the_best_strategies_for%20surface_to_deep_learning.html?cmp=eml-eb-popweek%2008262016 

If it's done correctly, teaching is both rewarding and complicated. The rewarding part is when we see students achieve or overcome some new learning, whether that's social-emotional or academic. In these days of social media, teaching is rewarding because we get to see students who we had in our classrooms long ago, grow up and find a passion in their choice of career. However, teaching is also complicated because it's not just about teaching students "stuff." 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Educational Links 8/26/16

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/3586?utm_content=buffer2191e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/01/29/music-brain-ted-ed/ 

ADHD at School: Helping Children Follow Directions

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/1972.html 

Why is setting up your classroom important?

https://www.teachingchannel.org/class-setup 

Join Me For A Discussion On “10 Strategies to Help Students Develop the Intrinsic Motivation to Write”

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2016/08/25/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

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2016/05/25/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

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-08-25-get-out-from-behind-that-computer-why-the-brain-benefits-when-students-talk-and-move-around?utm_content=bufferaa797&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

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

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/longer-recess-stronger-child-development-angela-hanscom?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20EdutopiaNewContent%20%28Edutopia%29 

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

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/08/19/18-digital-tools-and-strategies-that-support-students-reading-and-writing/ 

Stop Fidgeting?!? Um, Bad Idea

http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/63/slide-1.html?platform=hootsuite 

Lunchtime Is Club Time

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/lunchtime-is-clubtime-matthew-friday?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow 

7 Reasons to Include Current Events in Your Lesson

http://classtechtips.com/2016/08/24/7-reasons-include-current-events-lesson/ 

Five Tips for Developing Great Relationships With Parents This Year

http://www.educationworld.com/five-tips-developing-great-relationships-parents-year 

Why we should bring back vocational training

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/blogs/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

http://www.educationworld.com/making-teacher-reflection-meaningful

Another Year, Another Principal: How to Manage Your Relationship with a New Principal for the Good of Your School

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teacher_leader_voices/2016/08/another_year_another_principal.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB 

3 Ways Classroom Design Impacts Student Learning

http://www.coolcatteacher.com/3-ways-classroom-design-impacts-student-learning/ 

Think teachers aren’t paid enough? It’s worse than you think.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/08/16/think-teachers-arent-paid-enough-its-worse-than-you-think/?wpisrc=nl_answer&wpmm=1 

What’s the Difference Between Dyscalculia and Math Anxiety? 

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/dyscalculia/difference-between-dyscalculia-math-anxiety?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

How I Shift Control of the Learning to Students

http://www.bamradionetwork.com/every-classroom-matters/4003-shifting-control-of-the-learning-to-students 

Americans Like Their Schools Just Fine — But Not Yours

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/08/23/490380129/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

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/08/22/how-performing-in-theater-can-build-empathy-in-students/ 

Can You See What Your Students Are Thinking?

https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2016/08/19/can-you-see-thinking/ 

Using Teacher Inquiry to Support ELLs 

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/inquiry-sessions 

Overselling A.D.H.D.: A New Book Exposes Big Pharma’s Role

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/28/books/review/adhd-nation-alan-schwarz.html?_r=0 

Ways to Teach Empathy Skills
 http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/chat/chat166.shtml

Childhood Trauma Leads to Lifelong Chronic Illness — So Why Isn’t the Medical Community Helping Patients? 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2016/08/childhood-trauma-leads-to-lifelong.html 

Feds Move To End Segregated Schools For Kids With Disabilities

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/08/22/feds-end-segregated-schools/22651/ 

Why Representation Matters

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/why-representation-matters-laura-thomas?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20EdutopiaNewContent%20%28Edutopia%29 

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

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/08/24/growth-mindset-how-to-normalize-mistake-making-and-struggle-in-class/ 

Should Every Teacher Have Their Own Classroom?

https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2016/08/18/own-classroom/ 

9 Math Websites Kids Will Love

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2015/10/27/best-of-teacher-helpline!-9-math-websites-kids-will-love 

8 Tips for Teachers Using Google Cardboard in School

http://classtechtips.com/2016/08/21/google-cardboard-in-school/ 

How Can Mindfulness Help Kids With Learning and Attention Issues? 

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/treatments-approaches/alternative-therapies/how-can-mindfulness-help-kids-with-learning-and-attention-issues?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

The Lifeline Every Teacher Leader Needs

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teacher_leader_voices/2016/08/the_lifeline_every_teacher_lea.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB 

The Long-Term Economic Benefits of Social and Emotional Learning

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/long-term-economic-benefits-sel-damon-jones-mark-greenberg-max-crowley?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow 

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


To actually read this, go to

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

http://www.theedadvocate.org/the-4-characteristics-of-a-healthy-school-culture/ 

This is Not Pretend: Teaching from the Inside Out

http://www.edutopia.org/discussion/not-pretend-teaching-inside-out?utm_campaign=ThinkPossible&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow 

What Do You Believe About Teaching And Learning?

https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2016/08/19/what-do-you-believe/ 

Best Education Systems in the World With Reasons to Why

http://edtechreview.in/research/2400-best-education-systems-in-the-world?utm_content=bufferf1342&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer#.V3dGXYPbxVg.twitter 

Schools Turn a Corner on Mental-Health Education

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/08/24/schools-turn-a-corner-on-mental-health-education.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB 

6 Benefits of Afterschool Programs 

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/tutors/afterschool-programs/benefits-afterschool-programs-kids-with-learning-attention-issues?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

The Power of Reading Practice on Student Achievement

http://gettingsmart.com/2016/08/the-power-of-reading-practice-on-student-achievement/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Getting%20Smart&utm_content=The%20Power%20of%20Reading%20Practice%20on%20Student%20Achievement 

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.