Saturday, November 5, 2016

Educational Links 11/6/16

Why Are Teachers and Kids Working in Buildings That Are Falling Apart?

ADHD and Boredom: What You Need to Know

What Is Working Memory? 

Amazon Studios to bow original holiday kids specials 

How to Integrate the Development of Essential Skills Into the Curriculum 

We Need our Educators Now More than Ever 

We desperately need dedicated educators willing to build a career around serving today’s learners and today’s communities-our tomorrow depends on it. Under the guise of “reform”, public education and teaching have been under a years-long attack driven by private interests in collusion with policymakers looking to profit from and gain control of a private education market while alleviating financial obligations to the public and public servants. For teachers this has led to increased frustration and willingness to get out of the profession and retire as soon as they can- or even retire early. For young college-bound people who could be great assets to communities as teachers it has led to them being pushed into other pursuits.



Friday, November 4, 2016

Educational Links 11/5/16

How To Deal With Digital Distractions 

The Burden On Black Teachers: 'I Don't Belong At Your Table' 

Classic teacher phrases for parents' evening 

How to Achieve a Student-Driven Classroom 

Middle School Suicides Reach An All-Time High 

Unleashing Student Talent: Powerful Learning First, Tech Second 

Schools That Work 

The latest batch of evidence about this approach is among the most rigorous. Professors at M.I.T., Columbia, Michigan and Berkeley have tracked thousands of charter-school applicants, through high school and beyond, in Boston, where most charters fit the “high expectations, high support” model.


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Educational Links 11/4/16

3 Unused Teaching Tools: The Furniture, Floors, and Walls 

I Admit It, I have Been Biased and Judgmental, Now What? 

5 Reasons Schools Should Measure Chronic Absence 

Do You Treat Black and White Students Differently? 

3 Ways Gamification Supports Life-Long Learning 

Teaching Strategies to Make Sure Students Read 

Is ADHD a Spectrum Disorder? 

New research suggests that ADHD comprises several meaningful subgroups — each one tied to a weak connection in the brain’s neural networks. Here, Joel Nigg, Ph.D. maps the regions of the brain that control attention, impulsivity, and emotion, and explains why scientists are studying the “white matter” connections between these circuits.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Educational Links 11/3/16

3 Ways to a More Equitable Classroom 

Debunking Myths About Learning Disabilities 

Teachers Underestimate Girls' Math Abilities, Report Suggests 

Impact of Devices on Children's Sleep A 'Major Concern' for Researchers 

How to balance test prep and authentic learning 

Crafting Professional Development for Maker Educators 

5 Excuses Kids Give for Not Reading (and Ways to Respond) 

When it’s time for reading, some students eagerly turn to their chapter books or novels, diving to the last place they left their bookmarks. Others drag their feet, offering some pretty creative reasons why they should be doing anything else.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Educational Links 11/2/16

Ehlena Fry, 12, of Michigan, sits with her service dog Wonder, while speaking to reporters outside the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court justices sympathetic to girl suing school over service dog 

How Arts Education Teaches Kids to Learn From Failure 

Six Ways to Really Motivate Teachers 

The Data Workout: How It's Impacting Teaching and Learning 

5 Recent Guidance Letters on Special Education to Know About 

Arts-Based Research: Surprise and Self-Motivation 

Improving Academics: Why School Climate Matters 

“Improving school climate is tough, it’s tedious, it’s incremental,” [Joaquin Tamayo] says. “But when folks can do it right, and when they really put not just their mind but their heart into it, it’s just such a beautiful thing.”

Monday, October 31, 2016

Educational Links 11/1/16

Pause, Refocus, Assess: Meditation in the Classroom 

A Bigger, Better STEM Field Begins With Teachers 

A Girl And Her Service Dog Head To The Supreme Court 


Academic Skills Your Child Needs for High School 

Information On ADHD and ADD 

'We should be worried that with the exodus from the profession, teaching is becoming a young person’s game' 

Map: Tracking the Common Core State Standards 

 Confused about the status of the Common Core State Standards? You’re not alone.

Since we published an update last year about the status of the English/language arts and math standards across 50 states and the District of Columbia, there’s been a fair bit of activity regarding the standards. Although the national backlash to the common core seems to have cooled a little bit in recent months, several states have announced some kind of change to the standards due to state legislation, governors’ directives, or other reasons.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Educational Links 10/31/16


 Focus on What Can Be Done 


Small Group Instruction in the Flipped Classroom 

The Big Brain: A Cooperative Learning Protocol 

Mindful Awareness: Treating ADHD with Meditation 

Everyone Is A Novice With Technology 

3 Ways to Use Game-Based Learning 

Good games—as opposed to candy-coated, multiple-choice quiz games—provide immersive experiences for students. Like novels, films, plays, and other media, games can be high-quality materials a teacher uses to enable students to access the curriculum. In my research, classrooms with high-functioning game-based learning are not ones in which the teacher hands a game to students to play. Nor do the teachers gamify their rooms, turning them into a game. Instead, effective game-based classrooms involve each of these components. Students are provided with gameful learning experiences driven by play.