Sunday, January 22, 2017
6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2017
Resources and Quotes on the Power of Place
Can schools make the American Dream real for poor kids?
Mentally Ill Lose Out As Special Ed Declines
What Inclusion Means to Me
What Inclusion Means to Me
Assistive Technology for Math
Saturday, January 21, 2017
The Batman Effect: What My Research Shows About Pretend Play and Executive Functioning
Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class
Exclusive: Schools may try to 'lose' vulnerable pupils
Civic Engagement in the Digital Age
Top Four Ways to Support Title I Teachers
Does growing student diversity mean a renewed focus on personalized learning?
Research shows that diversity in today’s students (e.g. socio-economic background, gender, race, and previous learning experiences) is greater than ever before. In fact, a conservative 30-40 percent of students may require an alternate learning path or support during their learning, since a diverse student body means different strengths and weaknesses for each individual student.
Friday, January 20, 2017
With More Exposure to Science, English-Learners' Achievement Soared
Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning To Young Children
Raise expectations, raise outcomes: Why we need equity in the special education system
At a Glance: What Anxiety Looks Like in Kids
Hate PD? Try Voluntary Piloting.
What We Know About the Long-Term Effects of ADHD Medications
5 Effective Teaching Strategies for Reading
As you know, reading is a fundamental skill that we all use every day of our lives. From reading the mail to a food menu, to reading your text messages and email, there is no escaping it, reading is everywhere. This makes the development of proficient reading skills for primary learners even more essential -- not only for their academic success, but for their daily lives as well.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
I get what you want us not to do, but what should we do? Getting higher test scores.
States cut in half the number of K-12 students lacking high-speed broadband
17 Ways to Help Students With ADHD Concentrate
Personalized Learning Isn’t Just for “Big Kids”
Five Principles of Courageous School Leadership
How Education Is Failing Rural America
Home Visits 101
Teachers often find themselves wondering why their efforts at organizing opportunities for parents to become more involved in classroom activities do not pan out. They send written reminders home with their students, make phone calls, email, and text. When their repeated attempts to communicate with parents are left unanswered, many teachers become discouraged and begin making negative assumptions about parents’ involvement.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Five Reasons to Embrace EdTech in the Classroom
How our elementary school got a tech makeover
Why Teachers Need Formative Assessment Too
Successful education requires a stronger student voice
The Difference Between Teasing and Bullying
5 state policies to sustain computer science education
Millions more jobs in fields like advanced manufacturing, business and medicine will also require individuals to possess high-level computing skills in areas like software development, programming and network maintenance. These jobs are sometimes characterized as requiring “double-deep skills”–significant computing expertise in addition to knowledge of the field.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
How Technology Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs
How to use student voice to improve engagement
What Do Successful Teachers Do with the First Hour of Their Work Day?
The Beauty and Chaos of Free Play
A Dispatch From the Outgoing U.S. Education Secretary
Assistive Technology Devices and Services
3 Ways To Fall In Love with Teaching Again
9 Ways to Inspire Student Inventors
There’s an old saying that the things that change your life are the books you read, the places you go, and the people you meet. But I’d like to add a fourth: the challenges you face (and how you face them) will always change your life. If we want our students to respond to challenges with creativity and inventiveness, we must create the conditions in which innovation is not only possible but encouraged. You don’t help students learn to invent by giving worksheets or cookie-cutter assignments. In fact, these one-size-fits-all approaches may actually take up the time that could be used for such creativity.