Saturday, November 26, 2016

Educational Links 11/27/16

Bullying Prevention Is More Important Than Ever

Literacy Skills in Career and Technical Education Classes

New personalized learning tool allows students to build their own schedules

14 Books That Connect Students With Valuable Scientists’ Struggles

Building Analysis Skills Though Art

5 Unwritten Social Rules

Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students

Did you know that a significant percentage of the achievement gap between students of color and white students is caused by punitive discipline? African American and Latino children are much more likely to face school suspension and expulsion—even for the same behaviors—than white students.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Educational Links 11/26/16

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The Power of Teacher Collaboration

How Does a Child With Executive Functioning Issues Think Differently?

How Classroom Culture Opens Up When Students Can ‘Patent’ Ideas

Libraries full of human 'books' are spreading across the country.

Ways A Mainstream Teacher Can Support An ELL Newcomer In Class

How Play Wires Kids’ Brains for Social and Academic Success

5 Strategies to Deepen Student Collaboration

Most of us who teach believe in the power of collaboration and frequently engage our students in collaborative activities. But how many times have we put students in groups only to watch them interact with their laptops instead of each other? Or pursue their own individual goals instead of consult with one another? Or complain about a lazy teammate?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

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A specific time to be grateful--as a family, as a community, as a nation and as humans worldwide. A time to share our blessings in a material sense and a spiritual sense.

I am so grateful for our PLN on line-- participating with those involved with education worldwide writing MzTeachuh. This week my blog, which I started almost 5 years ago, surpassed 2,000,000 pageviews (and I don't even count my own views!)

It is a tremendous privilege to serve you. God bless you today.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Educational Links 11/23/16

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‘Lets face it, keeping children sedentary for most of their waking hours is causing harm’

Tech Tools to Boost Writing Skills of Students with Learning Disabilities

What We Know About Betsy DeVos, Trump's Pick for Education Secretary

5 Videos That Will Change Your Mind About Inclusive Education

The Depths of How Poverty Affects Learning: A Superintendent's Quest

Six  Ways that State Can Redefine Student Success and Transform Education Under ESSA

How One School Changed Culture From Within So Students Could Succeed

Relationships are at the heart of the model. The school had to find ways to make class sizes smaller and to build in time for advisory with a ratio of one adult to twelve kids. They found that opportunity by using a co-teaching model in which a special education teacher and a general education teacher co-teach a smaller group of students in every subject. Half the class are students with special needs, but every student is given individualized attention. Having more adults assigned to these groups of students also means they can break them down into smaller advisories.

6 Ways States Can Redefine Student Success and Transform Education Under ESSA

6 Ways States Can Redefine Student Success and Transform Education Under ESSA

Monday, November 21, 2016

Educational Links 11/22/16

Inspiring Young Writers With Minecraft 

What Does A Trump Presidency Mean For Climate-Change Education? 

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more 

A child’s brain develops faster with exposure to music education 

How the GOP's Sweep in the States Will Shape America's Schools 

When The Students On Campus Have Kids Of Their Own 

How Online Learning Works 

With the use of technology on the rise, online learning continues to develop into an accessible, practical education option. Students of all ages and education levels are learning through internet-based courses instead of face-to-face in a physical classroom. The many applications used in online learning programs — from learning management systems to videos — provide educational information to students at a distance. The chance for students with geographical barriers, jobs, personal commitments, and/or financial limitations to learn remotely is gaining footing in the realm of education.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Educational Links 11/21/16

Justices Pose Sharp Questions in Service-Dog Case 

The Best Interactive Web Tools for Educators 

Technology Archives 

Understanding Dyslexia 

Stressed out: the psychological effects of tests on primary school children 

Project-Based Learning 

Stressed out: the psychological effects of tests on primary school children 

Some parents are so angry with the testing regime facing their children that they have come together in an attempt to boycott primary school exams. Preparation by teachers for these standardised achievement tests (SATs) in England have involved a narrowing of the curriculum, including a specific focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Parents believe that their children should be stimulated instead by more enriching activities and projects. There is also a worry that the tests may cause undue stress and pressure on their young children to perform well. These beliefs are widespread: more than 49,000 parents have signed a petition to abolish SATs altogether.

Educational Links 11/20/16

Why Kids Need Recess 

What Is Non-Verbal Learning Disorder? 

ADHD Kids Struggle with Writing 

Social Emotional Learning Transcends the Classroom 

10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking 

6 Tips for Effective ‘Student-Teacher’ Writing Conferences 

Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley 

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.