Saturday, January 26, 2019

Educational Links 1/27/19


When to Worry About an Anxious Child

Crowdfunding Considerations for K-12 School Districts

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

5 Ways to Design Your Teacher-led Station

Essential elements for building a 1:1 teaching environment

Should We Really Hide All of Our Negative Emotions at School?

Is it wise, advisable or effective to hide the negative emotions we feel when we are in school? What are the unintended consequences?

Friday, January 25, 2019

Educational Links 1/26/19

A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 iPad Apps for Special Needs Students

The Kids (Who Use Tech) Seem to Be All Right

Teaching kids not to be scared of math might help them achieve

6 realities about district broadband connectivity

Understanding Your ADHD Legal Rights

Seven deadly sins for teachers to avoid

Why We're Teaching Reading Comprehension In A Way That Doesn't Work

But there’s been little discussion of the even more widespread problems with training in comprehension instruction. True, compared to phonics, teacher-education programs are more likely to say they cover reading comprehension. But what prospective teachers learn about comprehension in those courses is dangerously inaccurate.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Educational Links 1/25/19

Time Is an Essential Teacher Resource, So How Can Schools Be More Creative With It?

Three Good Places to Find Hands-on STEM Activities


Classroom Management Mistakes, How to Correct Them

Why Aren't American Reading Scores Higher?


Tech Tips for Paraprofessionals

Paraprofessionals are critical to a student’s success—I think any teacher, principal, or student would attest to this. A great para can make a difference in a classroom in a lot of ways, but they are often forgotten about. Even though they are important cogs in the educational wheel of a student’s life, they might not always be treated as such. They may not have the keys they need, the desk they need, or the training they need.
Another area in which paras are left out, more often than not, is technology. This usually isn’t intentional, but because of the limitations of training options and access to technology, paras may not get what they need.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Educational Links 1/24/19

America’s Teachers Are Furious

Increasing the Value of Graphic Organizers

Student-Led Culture Change



How to Spot Dyscalculia

7 Ways to Spark Engagement

A growing body of research in education and the social sciences suggests that students’ curiosity can be stimulated in ways that strengthen their connectedness to lessons, interactions with each other, and willingness to commit to learning goals. There are simple techniques that teachers can use during a lesson to boost curiosity, and thus engagement, among students—especially older ones, who are at greater risk for losing interest.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Educational Links 1/23/19

High School Transforms Hallways Into Iconic Book Covers

The Top 10 Strategies for Reducing Prejudice

Poetry and the Civil Rights Movement

Five Ways to Nurture Compassion in Kids

'It's all about controlling students': researchers slam popular app

The 10 Minute Teacher Podcast with teacher Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher

Five Ways to Help Children with ADHD Develop Their Strengths

What is it like to be a kid with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?  Children with ADHD often struggle academically, socially and emotionally. They may be disorganized, forgetful, easily distracted and impulsive.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Educational Links 1/22/19

Blended Learning and the Keys to Academic Achievement

Art. So Much More than Something Hanging on a Wall

Ask Me Anything, featuring Peter DeWitt: Alternative to Grading

Key Aspects of Play in Early Education

Classroom Seating Arrangements: What Works, What Does Not

Teaching Strategies for Reader’s Theater

Ed Dept to Review Schools' Restraint, Seclusion in Vow to 'Protect Students with Disabilities'

In an effort to protect students with disabilities, a new U.S. Department of Education initiative announced Thursday by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will review schools' potentially inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Educational Links 1/21/19

How Assessments Can Support, Not Just Measure, Student Learning

A Better Way to Teach the Civil Rights Movement


Millennial Teachers: Things to Consider in Trying to Recruit and Retain Them

New study finds pre-k benefits endure through eighth grade

10 Professional Development Tips for the New Year

4 Things Great Principals Don't Do

It's National Principals Month and I'm reflecting on some of the best administrators I've had the pleasure of knowing throughout my career. One principal had a deep level of respect for students and the entire staff. He could often be seen sweeping the floor because he'd told the custodian to sit down and rest her feet. He would pass my classroom door, look around, and give a thumbs up before walking away. Another principal was so loved that students often went out of their way to get a "hello" from him and have him acknowledge their lives outside.

Creating a Class for Digital Citizenship

What Is Cyberbullying

Teaching Students about Their Digital Footprints

What's The Big Deal About Internet Privacy?

Protecting Students’ Online Privacy in the Classroom

What educators should know about intellectual property

The Definition Of Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

Learn about online safety, cyberbullying, netiquette, privacy, copyright, and the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior to help young people consider their digital footprint.

Creating a Classroom for Questions

Establishing a Culture of Questioning

The Right Question Institute makes it possible for all people to learn to ask better questions and participate more effectively in key decisions

What is a Beautiful Question?

6 Essential Question Activities That Will Get Students Thinking

The power of “Vuja De” Can a shift in perspective help us to become better questioners?

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners 

The humble question is an indispensable tool: the spade that helps us dig for truth, or the flashlight that illuminates surrounding darkness. Questioning helps us learn, explore the unknown, and adapt to change.

That makes it a most precious “app” today, in a world where everything is changing and so much is unknown. And yet, we don’t seem to value questioning as much as we should. For the most part, in our workplaces as well as our classrooms, it is the answers we reward -- while the questions are barely tolerated.