Saturday, June 24, 2017

Educational Links 6/25/17

Spend time outdoors to reduce attention deficit disorder

Supporting Transgender Students

Which Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life?

Here's How 17 States Plan to Fix Struggling Schools

22 Videos That Can Help Students Improve Their Writing

4 Terrific Teacher Communities for Summer PD

Big changes are coming to education, and some developed nations could get left behind

For centuries, innovation in education has been led by powerful and influential countries.
That could be set to change, however, with today's developing nations primed to lead the charge.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Educational Links 6/23/17

This is Bob, the Greenhouse Bus

Photos: Classrooms That Really Move

Traditional assessment rewards the wrong behaviors-here’s why

Sensory Processing Issues and Anxiety: What You Need to Know

Teacher Weight Gain Is Real. Here’s How I’ve Learned to Keep It Off.

Summer Science

It’s Time to Address Teacher Bias Against Special Education Students

5 Myths About Poverty that Are Harmful to Kids'

It’s no secret that academic outcomes for children growing up in poverty lag behind those of children from higher socioeconomic backgrounds. But all too often, myths about poverty contribute to misdirected (even if well-meaning) efforts to support children facing the challenges of poverty.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Educational Links 6/23/17

How Teachers Can Recharge This Summer

At a Glance: Learning and Attention Issues and the Brain

Standards-Aligned Genius Hour

New research: student well-being higher in diverse schools

5 Easy Lesson Plans for Drop-Dead Exhausted Teachers

A Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Great Learning Experiences

Common Ground: Nine in Ten Americans Agree We Should Speak to Our Children About a Future That Has Thriving, Healthy Nature

From children’s books to television shows, movies and news, American children often hear negative information or see dystopic images of the future of our natural world. Renowned children and nature author Richard Louv suggests a new direction, and the American people agree.
“We have a choice. If we see only an apocalyptic future, that’s what we’ll get, or close to it,” said Louv. Instead, he suggests we “imagine a society in which our lives become as immersed in nature as they are in technology, every day, where we live, work, learn and play, a future in which our intelligence and creativity, our ability to feel and be fully alive is enhanced by more frequent contact with the natural world.”

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Educational Links 6/22/17

Here are four good sites for outside STEM activities: 

Bird Sleuth (also has good ideas for a school garden.) 


North American Butterfly Association

Butterflies and Moths of North America

Science Beginning with body parts!

A Road Map To Becoming A Better Teacher

Five Things You Think Principals Want to Hear (and What They Really Want to Hear)



ADHD and Mood Swings: What You Need to Know

Kids with ADHD (also known as ADD) often struggle with managing their emotions. For some, that can mean mood swings that leave their parents, teachers and friends wondering what caused such a swift change in attitude and behavior.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Educational Links 6/21/17

Study Finds Online Courses ‘Reduce’ Students Grade Outcomes

‘Let’s celebrate teachers who quietly get on with the job, rather than the perceived wisdom of education gurus’

An Update on the Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal and Education Funding

A School That Provides The One Constant In Homeless Children's Lives

Treatment Options for Dyspraxia

What Is Intention Deficit Disorder?

Early Career Myth: If Students Don't Comply, They Aren't Learning

It is easy for a teacher to look at a student who is clearly not participating and assume that the student isn't engaging in the learning. Often, however, looks can be deceiving and what we thought was a totally disengaged young person, was actually a child who wasn't comfortable learning in the way we established learning should happen in our space.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Educational Links 6/20/17

6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment

Why Are Schools Still Peddling the Self-Esteem Hoax?

Social-emotional learning is rooted in ‘faux psychology’ (opinion)

Community Voices: How one school relies on restorative justice to improve school climate

The Brain on the Bard: How Shakespeare Impacts Children With Autism

The Criminalization of Disabled Students

The Purposes of High-Quality PBL

Educators have taken note, and there is a corresponding movement in schools to shift to PBL. At the core of this shift should be clear purposes for implementing PBL. The changing demand in the workforce and economy certainly are causes to do projects, but what are other driving goals behind striving for the implementation of high-quality PBL?

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Educational Links 6/19/17

Neurodiversity: When you’re not flawed, just mentally different

How Can Technology Motivate the Reluctant Learner?

How Kids Pay Attention (and Why Some Kids Struggle With It)

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Arts Integration

Say It with Your Hands

Poor Students Face Digital Divide in How Teachers Learn to Use Tech

America's most innovative schools constantly help train teachers to use new technologies, but the barriers to creating such a culture in high-poverty schools can seem insurmountable.