Saturday, July 30, 2016

Educational Links 7/31/16

Assessing Digital Literacy: Standards, Tools, & Techniques 

Social Resources to Follow for BYOD in the Classroom 

Autism, ADHD, and OCD May Have More In Common Than Previously Thought 

Are we raising a generation of nature-phobic kids? 

Important Advice On Classroom Rules From The New Yorker 

Classroom clutter–what to keep and what to toss 

When Play is Criminalized: Racial Disparities in Childhood 

Institutionalized racism in schools, the police state, and even implicit bias in public parks and playgrounds deny Black, Brown and low socio-economic status children the fundamental right to blow dandelions, twirl, laugh out loud, race downhill and, yes, yell and bump and push and struggle -- and grow into adulthood secure in the memory of a childhood where they ran free and did play.


Friday, July 29, 2016

Educational Links 7/30/16


Does Teaching Get Easier With Time? 

10 Articles Everyone Should Read to Understand What It's Like to Be a Teacher's-like-to-be-a-teacher 

5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners 

The Behavior Battle: High- and Low-Tech Solutions 

10 Important Chromebook Tips

A Collaboration Between Artists & Educators 

Parents As Equal Participants in Team Meetings
Parents As Equal Participants in Team Meetings

Parents As Equal Participants in IEP Meetings 

14 surprising facts about educators’ social media use 

Social media has fast become an educator’s dream, with almost immediate responses to questions about teaching strategies, resources, and professional development opportunities.But how are educators really using social media, and is it really as widely-used as everyone assumes?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Educational Links 7/29/16

Measures of Effective Teaching: Student Feedback

Nurturing a Sense of Belonging with Dr. Todd Finley 

 Understanding ADHD

Stressed Out: Helping Your Students Manage Stress 

Sherlock Holmes Complete Audiobook 

The Rise of Educational Escape Rooms 

Election Year Opportunity and Risk in the Classroom

How Information Fluency Skills Help You as a Teacher 

 Tired of receiving work from your students with incorrect information from questionable sources and unreliable websites? Tired of seeing kids hit the first link on their Google search as the extent of their research, or using Wikipedia as their only source for information? Have no fear, because Information Fluency skills are the answer.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Educational Links 7/28/16

Once all but left for dead, is cursive handwriting making a comeback? 

7 things teachers want you to know 

Making Students Feel Famous for Learning 

Step Back: Promoting Independent Thinking 

Playlist (10 talks): Talks from inspiring teachers 

Know Your Rights: Students with ADHD 

Making it: The hands-on movement that impacts our economy, education and culture 

The most important aspect of the Makers movement is not technology — and learning about technology is not limited to coding. It is the wide range of people, young and old, who are developing their talents and discovering new ways to solve interesting, everyday problems. Not only does this allow them to express creative freedom, it teaches the foundational skills for the jobs of the future — jobs that will require more agility and creativity.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Educational Links 7/27/16

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher 

 How to Set up an Art Cart 

Attention Deficit: Biological Condition or Cultural Creation? 

7 Executive Function Deficits Tied to ADHD 

Four Ways to Keep Students' Attention 

Treating Challenges as Design Opportunities 

U.S. Secretary of Education: Let's Educate, Not Incarcerate 

The return on investment in American education to individuals and to society at large has been growing in both relative and absolute terms since 1980.It is well known that, statistically, people who are well-educated earn substantially more, pay more in taxes, are less likely to be unemployed, live longer, are healthier, and are more likely to vote.Yet, in spite of that, our society is increasing spending on locking people up faster than it is on educating them. Our investments in punishing people for their failures are outpacing our investments in ensuring their success.




Monday, July 25, 2016

Educational Links 7/26/16

3 Challenges As Hands-On, DIY Culture Moves Into Schools 

Open Space Technology: Decision by Inclusion 

Teaching Strategies to Build a Sense of Community 

How to Engage Young Writers: Be Diverse. Be Authentic. Be Responsive. 

Lesson Reflection: Planning the Next Step 

'If we don't make teaching a more attractive profession we're in danger of seeing the school system implode' 

Some inclusion requires ongoing effort 

Inclusion means a lot of different things. Sometimes inclusion can be passive, sometimes it needs setup, and sometimes it needs ongoing effort and/or expense.Sometimes inclusion is passive. In that sense, it’s the opposite of active exclusion.



Sunday, July 24, 2016

Educational Links 7/25/16

Students Are The New Digital Influencers 

Why Doesn’t it Work for Me? 

Conversation Can Be Radical: Make Space for Discussions About Race 

What Makes SEL Work? An effective social-emotional learning program has to be a whole-school initiative 

New Resources On Teaching Reading & Writing 

Rising to the Challenge with Literature Circles 

Strategies for Reaching Apathetic Students

 At the end of the day, you ultimately aren’t in control of whether your student succeeds or not. You can’t make them do work, you can’t make them learn, and you definitely can’t make them start to care. You can, however, influence all of those things through a caring relationship with your students.Let your students know you care about them, and then give them the safe space to take risks rather than shutting down.Finally, sometimes when a student says, “nothing matters,” what they really mean is “I don’t matter.” Be sure that your student knows they matter, no matter what.