Saturday, May 21, 2016

Educational Links 5/22/16

How Teachers Are Using ‘Hamilton’ the Musical in the Classroom

https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/03/14/how-teachers-are-using-hamilton-the-musical-in-the-classroom/

The NGSS Explorer: Classroom Tools, Tips, and Lessons

https://www.graphite.org/blog/the-ngss-explorer-classroom-tools-tips-and-lessons?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=csm 

45 Websites For Students To Create Original Artwork Online

http://mrssmoke.onsugar.com/45-Websites-Students-Create-Original-Artwork-Online-3442983 

Need Simple Tips On Getting Your Kid To Read? Ask ‘Reading Rainbow’s’ LeVar Burton

https://www.fatherly.com/kids-health-and-development/levar-burtons-advice-for-parents-to-get-kids-to-read/ 

Achievement Gaps and Racial Segregation: Research Finds an Insidious Cycle

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2016/04/achievement_gaps_school_segregation_reardon.html 

How to Give Praise That Builds Your Child’s Self-Esteem

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/empowering-your-child/celebrating-successes/how-to-give-praise-that-builds-your-childs-self-esteem?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

Seven Ways Schools Can Foster Original Thinking in Students

http://www.spencerauthor.com/2016/05/seven-ways-schools-can-foster-original-thinking-in-students.html/ 

These ideas run against the current climate of education. However, in a world of no-nonsense “high standards” and an incessant focus on “grit,” we can provide an alternative approach. We can give slack. We can be open. We can let students play around with ideas. We can experiment. We can be original.

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