Saturday, December 3, 2016

Educational Links 12/4/16

Flipping Your Classroom with Limited Technology and Resources


4 Myths About Learning Styles Debunked


Desk Arrangement: Four Corners

'Great teaching is eclectic. False dichotomies about what "works" do everyone a disservice'

Simple Ways to Help Young Kids Develop Self-Control

Here’s how you can help kids—your students and your own children—build skills that are critical for regulating their emotions and behavior.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Educational Links 12/3/16

How Science is Rewiring the Dyslexic Brain

Classroom Assessments for a New Century

Networked: How Today’s Education Leaders Make Decisions

What teachers need to know about the gender gap, disengaged boys, and girls in crisis

Download: Graphic Organizers to Help Kids With Math

Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students

In Middle School, Organization Is Do or Die

Teenagers love independence. What they don't love is managing their schedules, homework, and obligations alone. This is especially true for children with ADHD, who experience developmental delays and executive-function deficits. Here's how teachers and parents can help middle school students with ADHD get organized on their own.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Educational Links 12/2/16

Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class

How mindfulness practices are changing an inner-city school

As Information Landscape Changes, School Librarians Take on New Roles

Young Offenders Getting Therapy Instead of Serving Time

Slow Processing Speed and Anxiety: What You Need to Know

4 Crucial Technology in the Classroom Impacts

Lessons Learned From Great Schools Around the World

Much has been written recently about the differences between education systems around the world, but much less has been said about what excellent schools around the world have in common. Over the past year, I’ve visited top-ranked schools across four continents and met an extremely diverse array of school leaders. Amid this diversity, I was surprised when each leader described the same three priorities as fundamental to their schools’ success. From Singapore to Switzerland, South Africa to India, these three practices recurred with remarkable consistency.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Educational Links 12/1/16

9 Steps to an Awesome Book Discussion in Grades K–2

Creating a Welcoming Classroom for Students with Special Needs

So You Think You Know About ADHD?

Sustainability as a Mechanism for School Engagement

Overhauling How We Teach Our Kids in a World of Accelerating Change

How Parents Can Help Kids With Dyslexia Succeed In School

Technology in the Classroom Projects for Hour of Code

These online games help shatter misconceptions about learning and attention issues.

What if you could see what life is like through someone else's eyes — just by playing an easy online game?

Overhauling How We Teach Our Kids in a World of Accelerating Change

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Educational Links 11/30/16

Creating Moments Our Students Will Remember

Free Downloads

Supreme Court Weighs Legal Standard For Intellectual Disability

Does Homework Improve Reading Achievement?

Books as Gifts

Holiday Buying Guide 2016

‘Instead of seeing a student with disabilities as a square peg to be squeezed into a round hole, we need to change the shape of the hole’

Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

There's new evidence that excessive screen time early in life can change the circuits in a growing brain. Scientists disagree, though, about whether those changes are helpful, or just cause problems. Both views emerged during the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego this week.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Educational Links 11/29/16

All you need to know about nature deficit disorder

Report: Increasing Student Reading Time Improves Comprehension

How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know About Classroom Microagressions

An Activity to Help Kids Learn Civil Discourse

Get Up, Stand up!

6 Ways to Help Your Child Cope With Visual Sensitivity

Kids with sensory processing issues can be over- or undersensitive to visual stimulation. This can make everything from studying to falling asleep a challenge. Here are some ways to help your child cope with visual sensitivity.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Educational Links 11/28/16

How to… plan for a class with very mixed abilities

What teachers need to know about the gender gap, disengaged boys, and girls in crisis

10 Tips for Teaching About Invisible Disabilities and Bullying

My recipe for ending the teacher recruitment crisis? Less work, less change, less teacher-bashing, more pay

Are Trained Teachers the Missing Link in EdTech?

Public vs. Private: What Education Is Right for Your Kids?

What Does Sensory Processing Disorder Look Like?

Sensory processing disorder is more than sensitivity to itchy tags and lumpy socks. It is a neurological condition that makes individuals’ senses uncomfortably heightened, causing them to feel overwhelmed and stressed by what they hear, smell, see, and feel. Learn about the manifestations and types of SPD here.