Saturday, September 1, 2018

Educational Links 9/2/18

5 Benefits of Inclusion Classrooms

Please Dear, Do Not Become a Teacher: Changing the Public View

Is strength-based learning a “magic bullet?”

Learning disabilities: Kids and families struggle beyond the academics

As the School Year Begins, Please Talk to Your Kids About Disabilities

The Day I Lost It with a Student

Classroom Management to Prioritize Your Tasks

When it comes to prioritizing, you need to realize that not all tasks will carry the same weight as others. This means that not all of your teacher-related tasks are as equally important as the others. Take a step back and look at all of the things that you need to get done. Then you can determine which tasks are essential and need to get done right away, and which tasks can sit on the back burner and wait to be completed or can be done by someone else.

Educational Links 9/1/18

How Data Privacy Lessons in Alternative Reality Games Can Help Kids In Real Life

Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media

What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

250 Google Tools Tutorials for Teachers

Gaming’s Not Just for Kids: What Educators Need to Know About Esports

Personalized Learning: Mistakes, Moving Furniture and Making it Work

The Perks of a Play-in-the-Mud Educational Philosophy

Full-Day Kindergarten is Great for Kids, So Why Isn’t It Required?

The academic gains of kids who attend full-day kindergarten are well-documented, but most states pay only for half-day kindergarten and don’t require students to attend it.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Educational Links 8/31/18

At a Glance: How Reading Changes the Brain

Reading Buddies

The Biggest Challenge for District Leaders? Finding and Keeping Good Teachers

Another Small, Convenient Update to Google Sites and Google Forms

Stop Praising Student Work. Be Specific Instead.

Clean, Healthy Classroom Management Techniques

7 Things Principals Want to Hear From Their Teachers

Socioeconomic Inequalities Often Land Students of Color in Special Ed, Study Says

The study’s findings reveal a broad problem: Calling a lack of achievement — which is often based on socioeconomic status — a disability doesn’t address the achievement gap and the issues behind it.

Educational Links 8/30/18

How to Create an eBook on Book Creator

A Letter Grade Isn’t A Letter Grade: Why We Should Stop Averaging Scores

Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Mainstreaming

Shedding Light on Developmental Blind Spots

Embracing Inquiry-Based Instruction

Gaming’s Not Just for Kids: What Educators Need to Know About Esports

How to Differentiate Autism from a Learning Disability

Understand the most common learning disabilities — dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory and visual processing disorders, and nonverbal learning disorder — and how their symptoms differ from autism spectrum disorder.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Educational Links 8/29/18

Dyslexia is the No. 1 learning disability. Here's how to address it in the schools.

I Reacted Rashly Because I Did Not Want to Look Weak


The best time to teach students how to cope with trauma? When there isn’t any

Gates Foundation's new school initiative awards big grants to California nonprofits

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

Most PD doesn't meet federal criteria

Under the new federal definition, professional learning must be “sustained, intensive, collaborative, job-embedded, data-driven, and classroom-focused.”
However, the study concluded that only 13% of professional learning met the standard for sustained, only 9% met the definition of collaborative, 63% was job-embedded, only 8% was truly data-driven, 85% was classroom-focused, and the average length of time spent on “intensive” professional development was only 4.25 hours.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Educational Links 8/28/18

Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound

Listening Isn’t Cheating: How Audio Books Can Help Us Learn

Back to School: Making time for literacy


Leading With Learning On The First Day Of School To Build Class Culture

This Is the Future of Education

Review: ‘America to Me’ Is a Searing Lesson in School Inequity

When does racial inequality begin? To answer the question, you could go back centuries. Or, as the empathetic, eye-opening documentary series “America to Me” does, you could go back to school.

Compare and Contrast Literature Essay--hey, let's do this!

The purpose of a compare and contrast essay is to analyze the differences and/or the similarities of two distinct subjects. A good compare/contrast essay doesn't only point out how the subjects are similar or different (or even both!). It uses those points to make a meaningful argument about the subjects.

How to Write a Compare and Contrast Essay

Grades 11 and 12 are doing so well--we are jumping right into Compare and Contrast essays!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Educational Links 8/27/18

Understanding ADHD

Self-Assessment in Middle School

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Happening in Edtech


PTSD in Teachers: Yes, It’s Real!

Reaching Every Student Starts Here: How Do Your Students Prefer to Learn?

Real talk on how to make differentiation less time-consuming

Self-Assessment in Middle School

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Happening in Edtech


PTSD in Teachers: Yes, It’s Real!

Teaching Special Education

Special education programs are designed for those students who are mentally, physically, socially and/or emotionally delayed. This aspect of “delay,” broadly categorized as a developmental delay, signify an aspect of the child's overall development (physical, cognitive, scholastic skills) which place them behind their peers. Due to these special requirements, students’ needs cannot be met within the traditional classroom environment. Special education programs and services adapt content, teaching methodology and delivery instruction to meet the appropriate needs of each child.