Saturday, August 20, 2016

Educational Links 8/21/16

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Bloom’s revised Taxonomy with verbs!

The 4 Characteristics of a Healthy School Culture 

This is Not Pretend: Teaching from the Inside Out 

What Do You Believe About Teaching And Learning? 

Best Education Systems in the World With Reasons to Why 

Schools Turn a Corner on Mental-Health Education 

6 Benefits of Afterschool Programs 

The Power of Reading Practice on Student Achievement 

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.



Friday, August 19, 2016

Educational Links 8/20/16

Quality vs. Quantity: Choosing Your Back-to-School Apps 

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

A New Effort to Teach Low-Income Students Marketable Skills 

5 Common Myths About Auditory Processing Disorder 

Getting Smart on Assessing and Measuring Social and Emotional Learning 

Three steps to become a digitally agile educator 

Professional learning communities bring benefits for teachers, students 

Working teachers rarely have an opportunity to see their colleagues in action. They are either teaching or preparing for their next classes and observation time is minimal or nonexistent. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Educational Links 8/19/16

Google Arts & Culture app adds Cardboard features and Art Recognizer on Android, iOS

If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Mistaking Compliance For Learning 

Tip of the Week: Ideas for Interactive Play to Create Learning Opportunities 

Teaching Strategies that Utilize Student Work 

LA Unified set to open California's 'first all-girls school in 20 years' 

How Can We Measure Edtech's Return on Investment? 

Wage Gap Between Teachers and Professionals With Similar Education Reaches All-Time High 

In a state-by-state analysis of teacher pay, the paper found that in no state does a teacher enjoy comparable pay to other college graduates. The effects of low, declining pay are felt by teachers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Educational Links 8/18/16


8 digital skills we must teach our children 

Understanding My Son’s Dysgraphia Helped Me Advocate for Him 

How to Be More Efficient in Integrating Digital Tools Into the Classroom 

Important Analysis Of Schools With Fewer Suspensions Makes Important Points, As Well As Highlighting Gaps 

Your Brain Isn’t Wired for Consistency - but That’s Not as Depressing as It Sounds 

Share-Outs: Critiquing & Revising Models 

How You Can Bring Creativity Back Into Your Classroom With Project-Based Learning 

Think about it: when was the last time a creative task held your focus? Perhaps when you needed to solve a complex problem with a personal solution? Make a drawing? Build something? Many people have a sense of satisfaction after finishing something, that feeling of “I did my best work! I put my all into it, and now I release it into the wild.”



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Education Links 8/17/16

How Will the New 504 Plan Guidance Help My Child?
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5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices 

New 504 Guidelines

Discipline Reboot: Managing Behavior in Kids with ADHD 

5 Creative Teaching Strategies for Public Speaking 

Back to School - Why Creating Classroom Community is So Important 

Health Education: The Missing Link in Violence Prevention 

Back to School: 3 Question Activities to Connect Students 

Students learn best when they feel a basic sense of safety. So there is no wiser way to begin a school year, than by taking time to build your students as a caring community of learners and as a problem-solving team. Once they know one-another and begin to feel comfortable and trusting, it’s a lot easier for students to share their answers and questions, help and be helped by their classmates, and become engaged in and excited by the learning process.


This School Year: Take Care of Teacher

Here is some information and health strategies to stay well and effective.

There has been a reappearance of whooping cough and measles, so be sure these immunizations, as well as the current flu shot, are updated for the new school year.  I'm serious--better be safe than really sick for a long time!

Staying Healthy and Managing Stress While Teaching 

Taking care of teacher is not as much fun as taking care of your kids-- but we aren't superheroes, so get your shots.

Adult Immunizations: What You Need 

Information for Schools & Childcare Providers 

Why air purifiers are important in schools

Teaching takes an inordinate amount of mental focus, emotional output, and physical energy.  But what happens when teachers are stressed or deal with emotional or mental issues?

Being There for Students When You're Emotionally Unavailable

When the Teacher Is Depressed 

Are you in shape? What's that you say, its none of my business? Well, its your business--and your future. So get up out of that computer chair and get moving! You'll be very glad you did.

Benefits of Being Fit & Eating Well - The President's Challenge 

Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity

Monday, August 15, 2016

Educational Links 8/16/15

As Millions of Kids Return to School, Common Sense Education Ramps Up Commitment to "Digital Citizenship for All" to Prepare Students to Navigate and Succeed in a Fast-Moving Digital World 

The Importance Of Teacher & Student Autonomy 

3 Stretch Goals for Math Teaching This Year 

What Is Structured Literacy?

6 Must-Have Creation Tools for the BYOD Classroom 

Making the Case for Arts Education in Urban Schools 

 Teaching with Graphic Novels 

 Comic books have long been contraband in the classroom. These colorful stories are most often thought of as a distraction hidden behind the math book for slacking students. However, modern graphic novels have emerged as an effective teaching tool that can help improve literacy, explain complex concepts, and get students excited about reading. Many are beginning to view them as literature.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Educational Links 8/15/16

The Crucial Role of Recess in School (American Academy of Pediatrics) 

5 Effective Strategies for Teaching Decoding Skills 

10 things you should throw out in your classroom NOW 

Brain Breaks: 60 Quick and Engaging Brain Break Cards 

The Difference Between Dysgraphia and Expressive Language Issues 

Music Education can be a learning tool to teach 3 valuable skills 

Want To Address Teachers' Biases? First, Talk About Race

 Coles hopes understanding cultural differences and privilege might get teachers to think about how that affects students' educations.