Saturday, December 9, 2017

Educational Links 12/10/17

Do students buy into maker culture?

3 Most Exciting Higher Education Learning Trends for 2018

Ten Creative Alternatives to Showing Movies Before the Break

Feds Urged To Clarify IDEA Rights At Private Schools

Parents need to be better informed about the implications of moving their children with disabilities from public to private schools, a new government report concludes.

Educational Links 12/9/17

12 Ways to Recharge Your Batteries in the School Holidays

Why I Teach Journalism in My History Classes

3 Ways EdLeaders Can Level the Computer Science Literacy Playing Field

'Utilise teaching assistants with a show of support'

The Life-Changing Impact of Inclusive Schools

Using “Quick, Draw!” With ELLs & Other Students

Creating Safety and Attachment for Students With Trauma

Many children and adolescents walk into our schools and classrooms carrying toxic levels of stress. They’re on edge, and their neuro-anatomy is in a state of dysregulation, which drives their behaviors and makes it difficult for them to learn.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Educational Links 12/8/17

In Discipline Debate, Two Groups Draw Different Conclusions About the Same District

F     Focus on equity to ensure that all students are 'computer science material'

Behavioral Treatments at a Glance

If You Feel Like You’ve Hit a Teaching Wall, You’re Not Alone

425 Ed Tech Tutorial Videos

4 ways to improve STEM professional development

Teachers often lack a voice and a choice in professional development. One of the first lessons we learned is that teachers should have a say in what they learn and they should feel comfortable enough to have a candid conversation about what they need or what they don’t know.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Educational Links 12/7/15

Trouble-Free Transitions: They’re Possible If We Understand Child Development

The Great Gingerbread House Project

Please Stop Blaming Kids’ Behavior on a Lack of Morals

The Learning Walk

Free Wall Maps for Your Classroom

Puzzle Maker Helps Kids Think Like Designers and Engineers

How Schools Can Help Students Manage and Mitigate Anxiety

Did I study enough for this test? Won’t my friends do better than me? If I don’t get an A now, I won’t do well on the next exam, and then will I even get into a good college?

Anxious thoughts such as these aren’t always just passing worries. They’re becoming deeply rooted, widespread mantras for young people across America. Anxiety is the most common mental health challenge that young people face, and it’s the top reason why students seek mental health services at college today. In severe cases, anxiety is stopping teens from doing homework, reaching out to friends, and even leaving their homes, and leading to depressive and suicidal thoughts.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Educational Links 12/6/17

How To Motivate 80,000 Teachers

Dyslexia Testing Results: What They Mean for Instruction and Supports 

Four essential ingredients to teaching reading comprehension

Can the Return of Outdoor Play Stop Our Kids’ Obsession with Screens?

An Assembly Line of Coding Students? Tough Questions for the Computer Science Movement

Global Reading Scores Are Rising, But Not for U.S. Students

Does Your Child Have a Learning Disability? Take This Self-Test

LD is a neurologically based disorder that results in problems processing and using information. Different children have different patterns of learning strengths and weaknesses; there is no one profile that describes all children. Here is a learning disability test that will give you clues about whether your child has an LD.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Educational Links 12/5/17

Encouraging a Love of Poetry

How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading

Signs of Dyslexia at Different Ages

Teachers often ask youngsters to learn in ways that exceed even adult-sized attention spans

Read Alouds Are Great for the Middle Grades!

Tips And Tricks To Keep Kids On Track During Genius Hour Projects

A Simple Tool for Fostering Growth Mindset

You can have students use an old technology—ballpoint pens—to keep their mistakes and revisions, and their learning, visible.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Educational Links 12/4/17

Excellent Choice for Teaching Game Design Basics

'Children with Down’s syndrome are entitled to a mainstream education, just like everyone else'

Restoring Humanity to Teaching, and Delight to Our Classrooms

How to Get Your Mind to Read

10 Pieces Of Technology That Changed My Teaching Practice And Others That Didn’t

Interview With Eddie Williams, ELL Teacher Featured In “The Newcomers”

Digital skills give young people hope

Learning digital skills allows youth to create, innovate, and thrive not only in STEM careers but also across all sectors. We work with nonprofits, educators, governments, and businesses to increase economic opportunity for underserved youth around the world.