Saturday, August 27, 2016

Educational Links 8/28/16

Igniting Student Writer Voice With Writing Process Strategies 

10 Easy Ways To Create an Amazing #SchoolCulture as a Principal This Year

Video: LeVar Burton meets today's learners where they are 

Finally, Apps That Build Productive Habits 

33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom 

Understanding Dyslexia 

Why You School Needs A Social Worker$35-000-here's-how-to-spend-it 

 Maybe, just maybe, we should try spending our few spare dollars on some preventative measures for our kids. I guarantee you that if all your kids are fed and taken care of and have someone supportive to talk to, you’ll have fewer discipline problems. I promise that if you make sure all your kids have a quiet and safe place to do their homework, grades at your school will improve.  And I know for a fact that if parents see your school as a resource for their family’s needs, they’ll be a whole lot more supportive and involved.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Educational Links 8/27/16

 Growing from Peer Feedback 

5-Minute Film Festival: Back-to-School Night Survival 

The 12 Stages of a Back-to-School Teacher Meltdown 

When Two Vowels Go Walking 

5 Awesome Art and Writing Activities for the New School Year 

5 Confusing Signs of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities 

What Are the Best Strategies for Surface to Deep Learning? 

If it's done correctly, teaching is both rewarding and complicated. The rewarding part is when we see students achieve or overcome some new learning, whether that's social-emotional or academic. In these days of social media, teaching is rewarding because we get to see students who we had in our classrooms long ago, grow up and find a passion in their choice of career. However, teaching is also complicated because it's not just about teaching students "stuff." 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Educational Links 8/26/16

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity 

ADHD at School: Helping Children Follow Directions 

Why is setting up your classroom important? 

Join Me For A Discussion On “10 Strategies to Help Students Develop the Intrinsic Motivation to Write” 

How I Made In-Class Silent Reading Work for Me 

“Get Out From Behind That Computer!” Why the Brain Benefits When Students Talk and Move Around 

When you can get students talking and teaching each other, adding movement or gestures into the process, the students learn and retain more. Whether you call this process “Brain-Based Learning” or “Whole-Brain Learning,” the concept is the same. The goal of brain-based learning is to “engage your learners and do it with strategies that are based on real science” (Jensen). Their learning increases because they are engaging more parts of their brain during the teaching process.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Educational Links 8/25/16

Longer Recess, Stronger Child Development 

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

Stop Fidgeting?!? Um, Bad Idea 

Lunchtime Is Club Time 

7 Reasons to Include Current Events in Your Lesson 

Five Tips for Developing Great Relationships With Parents This Year 

Why we should bring back vocational training 

 Bringing back vocational programs for everyone would allow academically oriented kids to find new hobbies or new ways to solve problems, and would also destigmatize the jobs that they're connected to — which are necessary, interesting and challenging. There's more than one path to success: Electricians, plumbers, car mechanics and the like make far more money than writers do, after all.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Educational Links 8/24/16

Making Teacher Reflection Meaningful

Another Year, Another Principal: How to Manage Your Relationship with a New Principal for the Good of Your School 

3 Ways Classroom Design Impacts Student Learning 

Think teachers aren’t paid enough? It’s worse than you think. 

What’s the Difference Between Dyscalculia and Math Anxiety? 

How I Shift Control of the Learning to Students 

Americans Like Their Schools Just Fine — But Not Yours 

As a new school year gets underway, the Common Core remains a partisan flashpoint, while Americans overall have serious concerns about the direction of our public education system. That's according to two new polls.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Educational Links 8/23/16

How Performing in Theater Can Help Build Empathy in Students 

Can You See What Your Students Are Thinking? 

Using Teacher Inquiry to Support ELLs 

Overselling A.D.H.D.: A New Book Exposes Big Pharma’s Role 

Ways to Teach Empathy Skills

Childhood Trauma Leads to Lifelong Chronic Illness — So Why Isn’t the Medical Community Helping Patients? 

Feds Move To End Segregated Schools For Kids With Disabilities 

Why Representation Matters 

Children’s early experiences shape what they imagine to be possible. Here are six strategies for giving them positive, familiar examples of who and what they can be.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Educational Links 8/22/16

Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class 

Should Every Teacher Have Their Own Classroom? 

9 Math Websites Kids Will Love!-9-math-websites-kids-will-love 

8 Tips for Teachers Using Google Cardboard in School 

How Can Mindfulness Help Kids With Learning and Attention Issues? 

The Lifeline Every Teacher Leader Needs 

The Long-Term Economic Benefits of Social and Emotional Learning 

The potential benefits of improved behavior and well-being of school-age children are both direct and long-term. Improved behavior leads to a healthier classroom atmosphere and reduced interruptions, and supports effective instruction that influences academic achievement. Broader and longer-term benefits also accrue from improvements in social relations with others and reductions in delinquency, antisocial behavior, school dropout, academic failure, and mental health problems.