Saturday, July 1, 2017

Educational Links 7/2/17

3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

Implicit vs. Explicit Instruction: Which is Better for Word Learning?

It’s not just the children who suffer mental health issues

How Various Learning and Attention Issues Can Cause Trouble With Math

How to Differentiate Academically Diverse Classrooms

The Short-and-Sweet IEP Overview

How to Help Kids Who Are Too Hard on Themselves

We hear kids say negative things about themselves all the time: “I’m so stupid!” “Nobody likes me.” And, of course, “I’m fat.” Or “I’m ugly.” Sometimes these things are throwaway lines, or fishing for reassurance. They may be harmless. But what experts call negative self-talk can also reflect an unhealthy tendency in kids to think the worst of themselves, and that can lead to—or be a sign of—something more serious.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Educational Links 7/1/17

An Introduction to Twitter Education Chats

Total solar eclipse map shows what it will look like from wherever you are


Favorite Resources--Free Tech for Teachers

Using the 4th to Teach Interpretation

Classroom Management: The Fidget Spinners Debate

How to Design a School That Prioritizes Kindness and Caring

Countless schools across the nation strive to make character a feature of education. Whether through classes on social-emotional learningmindfulness exercises or reminders about the virtues of gratitude, thousands of students are exposed to messages that deplore cheating and bullying and celebrate kindness and consideration. In spite of the lecturing, however, 51 percent of high school kids owned up to cheating on exams, according to the Josephson Institute. Another 62 percent believe that teachers value academic achievement over kindness to others.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Educational Links 6/30/17

Scaffolding Grit

Learning Is Not About The Technology

The Difference Between ADHD and Autism

In California push to help students with dyslexia, LA schools take a first step

What Can New Voucher Studies Tell Us About Students With Disabilities?

The ISTE Presentation Almost Everyone Missed - And Shouldn't Have

A First Timer’s Guide to Evaluation

The process is essentially a problem-solving exercise that involves gathering information from various sources, including informal and formal observations, schoolwork and school records, standardized and specialized test results, and discussions with parents and professionals.
The process can be arduous, particularly for those who have not been through it before.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Educational Links 6/28/17

17 Terribly Rotten Things Teachers Do to Ruin Students’ Lives

Always Assume The Best In Students

Dysgraphia: What You’re Seeing in Your High-Schooler

5 ways technology can support educators in an environment of expanding school choice

8 Lies Teachers Tell Themselves About Work/Life Balance

16 YouTube Videos That Teach Social Skills

We Need to Support the Mental Health and Wellness of Teachers

Seventy-eight percent of teachers express overwhelming levels of stress. Teachers who experience higher levels of stress are more likely to be burnt out, less effective in teaching and classroom management, less connected to their students, and less satisfied with their work. If a teacher is stressed out and unhappy, she or he will not be able to deliver the best possible instruction to students—regardless of whether the teacher has created a lesson that is differentiated, cross-curricular, and standards-aligned. Researchers have found that teacher anxiety, stress, and depression negatively affects student test results.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Educational Links 6/28/17

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’


Generation Screen: What Social Media Has Done To Children

10 Ways To Deal With The Negative Teacher

What Happens When STEM Teachers Try LEGO® Education

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

Smart Strategies for Student Success

Even students who’ve had years of active involvement in learning activities don’t automatically use strategies that best foster learning. However, working smarter through the use of specific success strategies can have a profound influence on learning outcomes. In this article, we share practical strategies teachers can use with students to help them learn smarter and with greater independence.

Nature, My Garden, and Me: Making Bees Happy

Quick tour of the very front of my yard--with emphasis on 'What Makes Bees Happy'--rocky bird bath, and lots of flowers: oleander, lantana, salvia, milkweed on the way, roses,and lots more lantana and salvia, and, of course sunflowers.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Educational Links 6/27/17

Child School Nutrition Standards in Transition

21 Ignorant Comments About ADHD (and the Facts to Refute Them)

Twelve Sensory Strategies for a Sensational Summer

Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think

Learning and performance: how to help students get in the zone 

The first limitation of relying solely on Google Classroom is that it can only be accessed by approved members of your classroom and parents that you have invited (provided your school lets you invite parents). If you want to have students share their thoughts on a topic with a global audience, Google Classroom isn't an option for that. By contrast, having a blog will let your students participate in activities like QuadBlogging in which they share with students around the world.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Educational Links 6/26/17

Drill, baby, drill? Study finds worksheets, practice improve math skills more than fun stuff

Understanding Dyslexia

Are School Police Feeding the School-to-Prison Pipeline?

Make Learning Visible


How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies & Questions For Critical Reading

At a Glance: ADHD and the Brain

Can't afford another teacher? Try a 'makerspace' instead

A growing number of public schools in low-income areas have begun using "mobile makerspaces" housed in refurbished school buses and other vehicles to expose students to the joys of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The rolling initiative – which would make Ms. Frizzle, driver of "The Magic School Bus" proud – follows a broader trend of cash-strapped districts turning to mobile classrooms to provide students with opportunities too costly for individual schools to afford.