Friday, November 11, 2016

Educational Links 11/12/16

50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels 

Teacher Helpline: ELL 911

Nov. 14th Is The Next Supermoon – Here Are Related Resources 

STEM Teaching Tools 

5 Tips to Create a Cost-Effective Makerspace Quickly 

What’s the Difference Between Executive Functioning Issues and ADHD? 

Professional Learning Communities Aren't Just for Teachers 

How Leaders Can Improve Their Schools’ Cultural Competence 

Helping children learn to navigate the space between what they believe and what others believe is perhaps one of the best ways we can overcome the hate we see in so many facets of our society today.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Educational Links 11/11/16

Building Vocabulary Through Fun and Games

School climate is key to teacher retention, student achievement 

The Election Is Over. Can Colleges Get Classroom Discussions Back on Track? 

Clipboards: A Tool for Informal Assessment 

Competence Anchors: My Advice for Overcoming Fear of Failure in School 

Special Report: The Changing Face of Literacy 

Donald Trump and the Future of Education 

One area where the Trump administration could make changes, and where officials might use the muscle of the Education Department, is in expanding the use of vouchers that would let students use federal money to attend the schools of their choice, be they charters, private or parochial schools, magnet programs, or traditional public schools.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Educational Links 11/10/16

California Voters Repeal Ban on Bilingual Education 

Empowering Special Education Students With Technology  

How Can Teachers Foster a Growth Mindset in Math? 

18 Ways to Connect and Communicate with Families 

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning 

Using Guided Relaxation in the Classroom 

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t 

We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably are a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. Worse, you may be helping to perpetuate a pernicious myth that is harming underprivileged children—the myth of inborn genetic math ability.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Educational Links 11/9/16

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It 

'Teachers can be guilty of hiding from those students with disabilities and this needs to change' 

Three Activities to Help Students Deepen Their Gratitude 

Teaching Strategies to Get Students Primed 

Types of Tests for Dyscalculia 

Getting Better Through Authentic Feedback 

How Deep Breathing Opens Up the ADHD Brain 

Studies suggest that rhythmic, deep breathing can balance the autonomic nervous system, which helps individuals with ADHD become more attentive and relaxed. Learn more about this free, highly portable alternative treatment.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Educational Links 11/8/16

Taking PBL One Step at a Time 

What Data Will Show That Edtech ‘Works’? 

Achieving Inclusion with Grit and Gratitude 

Ideas to Organize the Disorganized Student 

Strategies for Students with Scattered Minds 

Three Tools for Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills 

What the Heck Is Service Learning? 

Preparing Students With Cognitive Impairments for the Job World 

Some students will opt for a technical school. Others, however, need to be prepared to work immediately following their time in high school. Special education students, according to regulations that are part of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, can stay in school until the age of 21. The career preparation process looks vastly different for each of these student populations.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Educational Links 11/7/16

4 Elements of Great STEM Education 

Adversity and Obstacles Made Me a More Resourceful Teacher 

Three ways to slow down the school day and find time for students 

The Learning Walk 

'The devastating decline of the arts in schools will hit the poorest children the hardest' 

7 Signs of Burnout in Kids With Learning and Attention Issues 

Tough Parent Conference 

These are inescapable teacher moments, hopefully tempered by all of the other conferences that weren’t so tough. I hope you can balance the tough conference with the one where you and a parent were able to celebrate an amazing young person. I hope this tough one was counteracted by the conference where you and a parent were able to talk productively and hopefully about growth areas for the child. I hope you will put into perspective this tough conference by holding onto the other bright spots of “thank you” or “my child loves your class” or “she’s challenged” or “he’s gaining confidence.” Nevertheless, the conversations that turn tough can leave you feeling unsure at best and defensive at worst. So let’s see what we can do to help you use this experience as productively as possible.