Saturday, November 17, 2018

Educational Links 11/18/18

When You Need To Be A Mean Teacher

What Do You Mean My Kid Doesn’t Have Homework?

17 Lessons in Teaching History With Technology

10 Ways Teachers Can Foster Kindness and a Spirit of Giving Back During the Holiday Season


The Future Of Learning? Well, It's Personal

edtech, special education, personlized learning, homework, classroom manaement
It's called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned?

Teaching Is Making A Kid Feel Uniquely Important

1. How Can Teachers Foster Self-Esteem in Children?

Teachers play an important role in nurturing a student's sense of dignity and self-worth. 

 2. Incorporating Cultural Diversity in the Classroom 

3. Social Emotional Learning

In the classroom, social skills come first. Keep kids on track with these ideas.

4. Social and Emotional Learning: What is it? How can we use it to help our children? 

5. Core Strategy: Social and
Emotional Learning

6. Why Champion Social and Emotional Learning?

It's not enough to simply fill students' brains with facts. Educators must also help children develop the skills to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts nonviolently, and make responsible decisions. 

7.  Build Self-Esteem in Children

Some Thoughts on Helping Children Build Self-Esteem

8. Self-Esteem

Friday, November 16, 2018

Educational Links 11/17/18

Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning

Response: Effective Ways Students Can Teach Their Classmates

Social and Emotional Learning: From Theory to Practice

10 Common Myths About ADHD

Teachers Must Not Only Be Non-Racist, But Anti-Racist

Every City Should Have a Toy Library

A Grading Strategy That Puts the Focus on Learning From Mistakes

Alcala also projects "favorite mistakes" on the board that they talk about as a class. And students get time to look at their own mistakes and figure out where they went wrong. The other advantage of highlighting is that she can call attention to things that she won't necessarily take points off for, but that she wants students to notice. For example, she might highlight that they didn't put the correct units in a word problem. They got the math correct, so Alcala is not worried they won't be able to move forward, but she wants to remind them that units are important.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Educational Links 11/16/18

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

Inside Look at a Dyslexia Evaluation

Playing to Students’ Strengths

Imagine a classroom where the students understand that they are unique, where their individuality is not simply accepted but celebrated; where their differences are not hidden, but rather used to expand learning in the class. A quiet, artistic student’s interests are not only known, but purposefully included in the curriculum. Another student’s active, bold temperament is not extinguished, but rather used to help elaborate her and others’ understanding.

Journaling 11/15/18

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Educational Links 11/15/18

5 Goal Setting Teaching Strategies

Using Technology is Dangerous to Child Development and Public Education

Using Data to Support Teachers and Students

Teaching Kids to Argue—Respectfully

Treating Sensory Processing Issues

Benefits of Co-Teaching

Changing How Educators See Negative Experiences in the Classroom

An easy first step is to recognize and mindfully attend to positive emotional experiences in your classroom and at home. Evolution selected for a negative attribution bias that makes us tend to dwell on the negative and ignore the positive. During a typical day, 10 great things may have happened and one horrible thing. When we get home and our partner asks us how our day went, typically we focus on the one horrible thing, forgetting about the 10 great things.

Required Reading Essay Prompts

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Educational Links 11/14/18

11 Simple Signs a Child May Have a Psychiatric Disorder

Using Data to Support Teachers and Students

Teaching Kids to Argue—Respectfully

Treating Sensory Processing Issues

4 Skills and Traits Great Schools Teach That Will Always be Essential

Why that chatty student driving you nuts could become president of the United States

Helping Students Develop Executive Function Skills

Simple classroom strategies can assist students with deficits in executive function skills like time management and active listening.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Educational Links 11/13/18

Welcome to The Race Card Project

5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

Why I'm Against Innovation in Education

The Difference Between IEPs and 504 Plans

Why Edtech Specialists Should Focus on Transformation, Not Tools

Questioning That Deepens Comprehension

Improving Reading Outcomes for Economically Disadvantaged Students

Low SES (socioeconomic status ) alone is not a strong predictor of reading achievement, but when combined with other factors—such as a non-literacy-rich home environment, poor classroom instruction, or being an English language learner—the chances of reading difficulties increase. This is often referred to as “double disadvantage”: The poorest students often attend schools with the fewest resources.

Teaching Is...Soothing the Soul (SEL)

1. Resources and Lesson Plans for Social and Emotional Learning
2. Can Fostering Positive Emotions Help Stop Suicide?

3. What Is Social and Emotional Learning? 

4. Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning 

5. David Greene: Building a Culture of Respect

6.  The Hidden Challenges of Teaching Homeless Students 

7. Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School 

8. True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Educational Links 11/12/18

Creating a Diverse Classroom Library

The story that data tells us is not the full story that teachers see in the classroom

Music, Feedback, and Flowcharts - The Week in Review

Redesigning the Classroom Is as Easy as 1-2-3!


How Classrooms Can Start Talking About Race in Just 6 Words

For many students, school may be the most diverse setting they experience in their entire lives. And former NPR host Michele Norris is working to use that opportunity to get classrooms talking about race, and to share their “experiences, questions, hopes, dreams, laments or observations.”

Educational Links 11/11/18

6 Questions that Promote Learner Agency

Establishing a Culture of Questioning

Strategies to Help Students 'Go Deep' When Reading Digitally

What Is A Student Responsible For?

Why Aren’t Schools Using the Apps They Pay For?

Executive Functioning Issues: Your Questions Answered

Does your child have more trouble planning, organizing or remembering things than most kids his age? Has he been identified with executive functioning issues or do you think he might have them? Here, our experts share answers to common questions parents have about executive functioning.