Monday, August 1, 2016

Educational Links 8/2/16

 NGSS Have Been Adopted. Now what?

https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2016/07/29/ngss-now-what/ 

Does School Climate Influence, Even Determine Teacher Effectiveness?

http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/does-school-climate-influence-even-determine-teacher-effectiveness-1823874713 

Start School Strong

https://www.understood.org/en?gclid=CjwKEAjw5vu8BRC8rIGNrqbPuSESJADG8RV09mXSbY3BnSbXWxIW_sCSAlfDzwto3YuvV6ii7jhpfRoCcLzw_wcB 

How We Can Help Kids With Transitions

http://childmind.org/article/how-can-we-help-kids-with-transitions/ 

What Your Brain Looks Like On Math

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/29/science/brain-scans-math.html?WT.mc_id=SmartBriefs-Newsletter&WT.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=smartbriefsnl&_r=0 

Back to School Advice for Principals and Teachers

http://www.coolcatteacher.com/back-to-school-advice-principals-teachers/ 

12 Times You Can Count On Your Supervisor Walking Into Your Classroom

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2016/02/24/12-times-you-can-count-on-your-supervisor-walking-into-your-classroom 

Is 'Fun' an Ideal Teaching Goal?

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/reaching-all-students/2016/07/http:/blogs.edweek.org/teachers/reaching-all-students/2016/07/is_fun.html.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB 

 Teachers who promise to make school fun are like parents who want to be friends with their children. Sure, I am all for fun (and friends), but in the appropriate context. Learning can and should be engaging, exciting, compelling, stimulating, satisfying, inspiring, imaginative and even pleasurable. But fun? A teacher's main job is to help students become more competent, confident and curious. Fun rarely delivers on those goals. Words matter. The word "fun" can trivialize the serious work related to learning and confuse teaching with entertaining.

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