Saturday, September 16, 2017

Educational Links 9/17/17

Collaborative Projects Can Work in Any Subject

Apps That Boost Social Skills

Children Need Close Pals, Not Popularity

Autism’s Drug Problem

Are We in the Process of Rolling Back Standardized Testing?


5 Confusing Signs of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Some signs of nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD) might leave you scratching your head. Someone with NVLD might be extremely talkative, but not socially engaged. That can seem like a contradiction! Explore more of these confusing NVLD symptoms.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Educational Links 9/16/17

Why technology could be the answer to solving dyslexia

DeVos: Minimum Progress For Kids With Disabilities ‘Preposterous’

What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers

Helping Students Become Engaged Citizens

My Personalized Learning Approach Isn’t About Tech. It’s About Dignity.

Don't Stifle Conflict in the Classroom

Culturally Responsive Teaching: 4 Misconceptions

The term “culturally responsive teaching” has been around for decades, but it seems to have gotten more attention in recent years. That’s good news: With our classrooms growing more diverse every year, teachers should be more interested in how they can best teach students from different backgrounds.
The not-so-good news is that in some cases, teachers think they’re practicing culturally responsive teaching, when in fact, they’re kind of not. Or at least they’re not quite there. And that means students who might really thrive under different conditions are surviving at best. We all want to do better for these students, but how to do it still hasn’t become common knowledge.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Educational Links 9/15/17

Exclusive: 'It's like fighting a losing battle' – teachers on how bullying affects pupils' lives

YouTube Channels for ESL Learners

Building the System: Organizing Your Resources and Materials

Start the Year Off Right: Goal Setting

Tips for Recognizing Learning Disorders in the Classroom

10 Tips for a Successful School Year

A Classroom Full of Risk Takers

No one learns without making mistakes. Quite the opposite—we learn when we make mistakes. But in the classroom, making mistakes and taking risks can be at best unrewarded, and at worst ridiculed and unnecessarily penalized.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Educational Links 9/14/17

A Review of Humor in Educational Settings: Four Decades of Research

How to help students who struggle with ‘executive function’ skills? Education Lab IQ has answers.

Extreme student behavior: 7 traps to avoid when NOTHING seems to work Extreme student behavior: 7 traps to avoid when NOTHING seems to work

It's Time to Teach Our Ugly American History

'Disrupting Thinking': An Interview With Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst

Don't Forget the Joy: A Call to Action for Our Students

“Edu-speak” is a disease that undermines efforts to improve U.S. schools

While I’m at it, just how many different types of learning can there possibly be? Various groups are championing learning that is blendedpersonalizeduniversally designedstudent-centereddeeper, 
individualizedcompetency-based and data-driven. At The Hechinger Report, we write about many of these, but we try hard to explain what they actually are and how they might change education. And we are always skeptical when anyone claims they can close the achievement gap, another overused phrase, along with the newly created “excellence gap.”

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Educational Links 9/12/17

For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

Borrowing a Powerful Brainstorm Protocol from IDEO

How American schools fail kids with dyslexia

Hurricane Harvey, Irma Teaching Resources

Five Ways to Deal With Students Who Are Emotionally Disturbed

I No Longer Want to Be Professionally Developed Due to Brain Overload

Responding to Disruptive Students

Negative attention doesn’t help difficult students change their ways, but teachers can alter classroom dynamics through this exercise.