Saturday, October 29, 2016

Educational Links 10/30/16

Assessment: We Cannot Improve at Scale What We Cannot Measure 

Online Mathematics Homework Increases Student Achievement 

Behold the Magic of a Consistent Routine 

How to Cope with a Disrespectful Parent 

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products 

Creating Personalized Learning for English Language Learners 

Teen Suicide is Contagious, and the Problem May Be Worse than We Thought 

Pencil-and-paper assignments beat online projects in raising primary pupils’ progress, because staff can be more flexible and respond to students' needs more easily.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Educational Links 10/29/16

Every Child Needs a Champion

20 Things You Can Learn In 10 Minutes To Become A Better Teacher 

Using Technology in Your Humanities Classroom 

5 Reasons Principals Should Be Coached 

Celebrity Spotlight: How Michael Phelps’ ADHD Helped Him Make Olympic History 

What obsessive-compulsive disorder in kids looks like in school 

The Flexible Classroom Management Option 

A Teacher’s New Best Friend: Amazon Inspire 

 Amazon Inspire is a marketplace of free resources for teachers and educational institutions. This new platform, released in beta on June 27, enables teachers to drive Amazon’s “commitment to making digital classrooms a reality” by augmenting its already impressive catalog of resources. When educators sign up, they can upload, download, and edit digital educational materials for the classroom such as lesson plans, teaching modules, and worksheets.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Educational Links 10/28/16

Your art supplies are free: falling from the trees! The link below has excellent STEM to STEAM resources.

Awesome Autumn! Autumn lesson ideas 

10 Innovative Learning Stations That Get Students Reading 

Top App Boosts Kids' Social-Awareness Skills 

Where Are Quality Instructional Materials for English Language Learners? 

Using Text-to-Speech to Unlock Reading Barriers 

Finding Signs of Progress When Learning is Slow 

Trends in Tech: How Schools Can Access the Future, Now 

Technology has been changing the way teachers instruct and the way classes are held. It will introduce some interesting changes in the future of education. What does the future hold? Consider some up-and-coming possibilities.



Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Educational Links 10/27/16

How Should Teachers Handle 'Controversial' Topics? 

Are There Really 7 Types of ADD? 

Finding Signs of Progress When Learning is Slow 

7 Things Every Teacher Needs to Know About Teens, and Drugs and Alcohol Use 

Cardboard Creators: Reusing to Learn 

Modeling Mistakes and Creating Trust in the Classroom 

What Is Identity-Based Bullying—and How Can I Stop It? 

Being the target of bullying can be painful and damaging. And when you are targeted because of an aspect of who you are—your core identity or a facet of it—that can be particularly destructive. It can cause you to internalize negative messages about that part of your identity and crush your self-esteem in lasting ways.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Educational Links 10/26/16

5-Minute Film Festival: 7 Video Writing Prompts for Young Authors

Mindfulness in the Classroom 

5-Minute Film Festival: 7 Video Writing Prompts for Young Authors 

Creating a Culture Where It’s Cool to Be Smart 

The problem with education? Children aren't feral enough 

7 Tips for Talking to Your Child’s Teacher About ADHD 

States can change the way they think about education, but will they?

When it comes to influencing education policy and cultivating innovative schools, all eyes are on the states. A new federal law hands more control to state leaders, untethering them from rules that threatened dire consequences for failing to achieve certain test scores. But in return for this freedom, states must come up with their own ways of ensuring that their schools give all students a high-quality, equitable education.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Educational Links 10/25/16

Making Thinking Visible: The Story Of A Sketchnoter 

Respectful Talk 

Teachers Guide to the Common Core
State Standards 

Cursive Handwriting and Other Education Myths 

What Do "Future Ready" Students Look Like? 

Sensory Processing Issues: What You’re Seeing in Your Middle-Schooler 

What Are The Main Reasons Teachers Call It Quits? 

Are you using your school’s PLC to its fullest? 

When professional learning communities (PLCs) meet frequently to examine and analyze student work and data, higher levels of teacher morale emerge, according to a new report from the Learning Sciences International (LSI) research team.


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Educational Links 10/24/16

Strategies to Ensure Introverted Students Feel Valued at School 

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant 

Engaging Students with the Values of Democracy 

The Civil War Inside My Brain 

As School Becomes More Collaborative, How Do Introverted Teachers Cope? 

31 Things Your Kids Should Be Doing Instead of Homework 

Laughter, Learning, and Why Teens Are Such a Tough Crowd 

 Laughter, risk, and novelty stimulate the teenage brain. Make these elements work for you by incorporating the strategies and rhythms of stand-up comedy into your teaching.