Saturday, June 2, 2018

Educational Links 6/3/18

Visible Learning: How to Apply the Research;postID=5099531535051694645

Scaffolding Social Action for Your Students

Simple Relationship-Building Strategies

Inside New York City’s segregated high school system

New York City’s schools are among the most segregated in the nation, and at every level of the city’s education bureaucracy, policies and procedures may be preventing integration. This spring, eight high school and college students from across New York City are investigating the systems that have divided them by race and class, and are sharing their own stories and hopes for the future of the city’s schools.

Dads Have Faith In You

Serena and Venus Williams with their Dad Richard

Father's Day is June 16.

Yes, Claude, A Trip To The Beach Would Be Nice

The Path at La Cavee, Pourville Monet
Here's some Impressionist music to go with--

Claude Debussy - La Mer 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Educational Links 6/2/19

ADHD is genetic, but it is also environmental — to a degree. You can’t change your DNA. But you CAN change your diet, fitness, and sleep habits — all of which may have real, positive effects on ADHD symptoms. 

Beyond Genes: Leveraging Sleep, Exercise, and Diet to Improve ADHD

For Teenagers, Praising 'Effort' May Not Promote a Growth Mindset

Ed Department Sued Over Handling Of Disability-Related Complaints

Let's Stop Talking About The '30 Million Word Gap'

When Teachers Bash Teachers, Education Suffers

For Teenagers, Praising 'Effort' May Not Promote a Growth Mindset

Todd Finley: 5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload (e325)

Cognitive overload happens to students and teachers. Often looking like ADHD, cognitive overload can happen for a variety of reasons including challenges to your working memory. Learn some ways to help your students and yourself when you struggle with cognitive overload.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Educational Links 6/1/18

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2018 – So Far


What Kind Of Parent Are You: Carpenter Or Gardener?

When Students Design Their Own Games They Learn Way More Than Coding

I Do, We Do, You Do


Reading for Comprehension Isn’t Enough

Students are often given assigned readings along with written assignments that ask them to retell or summarize what they read, and perhaps to explain why the information is important. This may also include asking them to connect the reading to another text, or to their prior knowledge.
We need to move students beyond these comprehension tasks and into critique—teaching them to question what they read (and watch and hear) and how to push back when that seems necessary to them.

I Double Dog Dare You to Read One of These Books To A Little Kid And Not Have Fun

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Educational Links 5/31/18

Why Teaching English Through Content Is Critical for ELL Students

Engaging Learning to End the School Year

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

Comprehension Skills or Strategies: Is there a difference and does it matter?

Teaching Strategies to Help Build Self-Confidence

Tch Tips: Four Ways to Gather Student Feedback

Summer Survival Guide for Parents of Extreme Children

What Is Dyslexia?

Reading is complex. It requires our brains to connect letters to sounds, put those sounds in the right order, and pull the words together into sentences and paragraphs we can read and comprehend.
People with dyslexia have trouble matching the letters they see on the page with the sounds those letters and combinations of letters make. And when they have trouble with that step, all the other steps are harder.

Mom, I'm Bored--What Can I Do?

1. Reading Quest

2. Summer Science Projects 

3. Summer Games 

4. Summer Stargazing 

5. International Space Station Spot The Station 

6. 5 Ways to Prevent Idle Kids This Summer

7. Summer Reading Recommendations 


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Educational Links 5/30/18

Teacher Evaluation Is Stuck in the Past

Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School

The Reluctant Gatekeeper

5 steps to promote ownership of learning in your UDL classroom   

Learn the Right Reasons for Your Child’s “Wrong” Behavior

When the Stories Feel Too Hard to Teach

Lesson Study: When Teachers Team Up to Improve Teaching

This kind of detailed observation of student work is the focus of a kind of professional development called lesson study. Wolak can better understand how her students are thinking by having other teachers in her classroom focused on the students (as opposed to evaluating her performance). The teachers are looking for misconceptions, but also interesting ways students approach problems and how well they can talk through what they did.

Reading Tips

Reading Tips for Parents (in Multiple Languages)

10 Hacks To Help A Struggling Reader

Adult Literacy Reading Programs

10 Ways to Encourage Your High-Schooler to Read

English Language Learners and the Five Essential Components of Reading Instruction

Learning How to Read: 10 Ways to Help a Reluctant Reader

Ten Things to Help Your Struggling Reader

Summer Madness

Vintage Otter Pop flavors. I favor Louis Bloo Raspberry

Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness 

It would be madness, on a very hot summer day, to eat the whole box of Otter Pops while chillaxin' to this cool music.  Mix up the flavors! Madness, sheer madness!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Educational Links 5/29/18

Teachers may not be so hot on students’ use of digital devices for learning

Building Democratic Classrooms: Every Teacher Can Cultivate Civic Competencies

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Thematic Lists For Beginner ELLs

       Embed literacy into STEM projects

Want to Give Up Grades? Here's How You Can Get Buy-in

The New Librarian: How to lead a tech-integration revolution

Technology is just one component, but a significant one, of a strong school library program. Don’t neglect it or let it become your only focus; instead, use it as a catalyst for moving your program to the next level.
Stay visible, listen to teachers, and ask questions to clarify needs. Offer ideas for practical applications to create learning environments that support and challenge students. Strive to be a facilitator and let students take the lead when possible. And perhaps most important, remember the library does not need to be a physical space—it’s a state of mind.

Life Too Fiberoptic? Take A Cafe Jazz Coffee Break

Cinnamon Spice Mocha, anyone?

Your Own Rhythm - Playing for The Time

Americana--the Nation's Heart: Grandma Moses and Harriet Powers

The Flag Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses! America's Most Loved Painter of Folk Art!

Harriet Powers' Bible Quilts

Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' From Slave to Artist Reading

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Educational Links 5/28/18

16 Teacher Hacks to Control the Cell Phone Madness in Class

The Hidden Struggles of being a Teacher of Color

Five Options for Creating Animated Videos on Your Chromebook


10 Summer Break Tips to Help Parents at Year-End

Helping Students Follow Directions

Building Teams That Stay

Resilience is the ability to learn from challenges, to bounce back after adversity. The good news is that it can be cultivated, and school leaders can offer teachers time and space to learn how to do so. Administrators need to consider the ways they can offer high-quality PD that includes support on building resilience and preventing burnout.
It’s more necessary than ever to figure out how to retain teachers. To create the schools our students deserve, we know we need consistency in teaching staffs.