Saturday, February 2, 2019

Educational Links 2/3/19

Blended Learning: A Bridge to Personalization

inquiry- based

Reinventing How We Teach Math and Why We Should

One Country's Solution to a Teacher Shortage: Cold, Hard Cash

Inquiry-Based Tasks in Social Studies

Ten Search Strategies Students Should Try

19 Myths Of Managing Difficult Students

We Already Know School Starts Too Early. It's Time to Do Something About It

On this topic, most schools have been in the Dark Ages, literally and figuratively. The vast majority of districts do not heed recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics to hold off beginning middle and high school until 8:30 a.m.

Black History Month: Life doesn't frighten me

#16 Life Doesn’t Frighten me at Allbased on the poem “Life Doesn’t frighten me at all” by Ian Lantz

Her original poem read by herself.

life doesn't frighten me 

by Maya Angelou

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me

Shadows on the wall

Noises down the hall

Life doesn’t frighten me at all

Bad dogs barking loud
Big ghosts in a cloud
Life doesn’t frighten me at all
Mean old Mother Goose
Lions on the loose
They don’t frighten me at all
Dragons breathing flame
On my counterpane
That doesn’t frighten me at all.
I go boo
Make them shoo
I make fun
Way they run
I won’t cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn’t frighten me at all.
Tough guys fight
All alone at night
Life doesn’t frighten me at all.
Panthers in the park
Strangers in the dark
No, they don’t frighten me at all.
That new classroom where
Boys all pull my hair
(Kissy little girls
With their hair in curls)
They don’t frighten me at all.
Don’t show me frogs and snakes
And listen for my scream,
If I’m afraid at all
It’s only in my dreams.
I’ve got a magic charm
That I keep up my sleeve
I can walk the ocean floor
And never have to breathe.
Life doesn’t frighten me at all
Not at all
Not at all.
Life doesn’t frighten me at all.
 Official Maya Angelou website

Friday, February 1, 2019

Educational Links 2/2/19

My Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers!

Going beyond Accuracy vs Fluency

Ten Search Strategies Students Should Try

Why Doesn't Every Teacher Know the Research on Reading Instruction?

11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth

Things Special Ed Teacher Wish Other Teachers Knew

‘Education is failing the most vulnerable children’

Budget cuts and staff shortages will make the attainment gap impossible to bridge, warns school specialising in autism

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Educational Links 2/1/19

What We're Getting Wrong About Credit Recovery

Artist Who ‘Just Happens To Be Autistic’ Winning Acclaim

When Am I Ever Going to Use This?

What We Know About the Long-Term Effects of ADHD Medications

Confronting the Abominable Snow Day


Single-Point Rubrics and Checkmark Make Your Life Easier & Your Kids Smarter

 Quick review – why use a single-point rubric? 
  • Simple to create
  • Clear, specific, higher quality, and individualized feedback
  • Focus is on feedback and improvement, not just a grade. (Great if you’re moving to standards-based assessments or away from traditional grading.)
  • Allows for flexibility in teacher feedback without losing clear expectations
  • Supports student performance and creativity beyond proficient
  • Encourages students to actually read and internalize our feedback

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Educational Links 1/31/19

How to Use Oral Presentations to Help English Language Learners Succeed

Only two percent of teachers are black men, yet research confirms they matter

Why Designing for Disability Leads to Better Solutions for Everyone

How to Get Measurable Value from Your School’s Tech Infrastructure

10 Teacher-Tested Valentine’s Day Classroom Activities

First, let’s begin by defining what microaggressions are. They are the daily verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, brushoffs, or disrespectful comments; deliberate or accidental, which convey threatening, pejorative, or damaging messages to people predicated exclusively upon the fact that they belong to a disenfranchised group. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on how microaggressions manifest themselves in the classroom.

Educational Links 1/30/19

Replace What Doesn’t Work with What Does

How Teachers Designed a School-Centered On Caring Relationships

Two More Lessons in TED-Ed's "Why Should You Read..." Series

Color-Coded Differentiation

Graduation Rate For Students With Disabilities Shows Improvement

What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children and teens and can continue into adulthood. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviors interfere with school and home life.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Educational Links 1/29/19

Adapting to the needs of learners, educators and schools with Chromebooks

Evoking Emotion in Fiction: 7 Pragmatic Ways to Make Readers Give a Darn

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Another tool to improve student mental health? Kids talking to kids


What Is Cyber Bullying?

Why Mindfulness And Trauma-Informed Teaching Don't Always Go Together

Mindfulness is a fast growing trend both in the world generally and in schools. Teachers are turning to the practice as a simple way to restore calm to the classroom, help students find some quiet space, and build self-regulation skills. Some teachers say their personal mindfulness practice has helped them respond more calmly to students and helps them keep perspective. But it’s also important to realize that some of the ways mindfulness is practiced -- sitting still, eyes closed, in silence -- can also be triggers for students who have experienced trauma.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Educational Links 1/28/19

9 ADHD Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

Five Ways to Help Children with ADHD Develop Their Strengths

Digital technology offers new ways to teach lessons from the Holocaust

Why Millions Of Kids Can't Read, And What Better Teaching Can Do About It

Why leveraging computer science is crucial to every classroom

A New Push for Play-Based Learning: Why Districts Say It’s Leading to More Engaged Students, Collaborative Classmates … and Better Grades

That makes sense to early-learning researchers, who have long argued for play-based education for young students. Years of research have demonstrated the importance of play for childhood development, yet the “either/or” argument between play and academics, with their strict standards and assessments, has inhibited making playtime more prominent in the early grades.

Advice for Student-Centered Learning

An Updated Guide To Questioning In The Classroom

Great Teachers Don't Teach

How to Engage a Classroom of Diverse Learners

What Giving Students Choice Looks Like in the Classroom

The Key to 21st Century Classrooms Isn't Tech. It's Evolved Teaching.

5 Reasons You Should Seek Your Own Student Feedback

How Do We Actually Know a Lesson Went Well?

Authentic Learning Activities: Examples & Concept

Project-Based Learning

7 Effective Teaching Strategies For The Classroom

What is a PLN? Why Do I Need One?

Active Learning Strategies for the Classroom

Classroom Activities to Make Learning Relevant

2 Examples Of Gamification In The Classroom

First Day of Class Activity: The Interest Inventory

Creating a Culture of Integrity in the Classroom

ADHD Strategies and Info Every Teacher Should Know

Teaching Children With ADHD: Classroom Strategies To Engage The Easily Distracted

9 ADHD Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

ADHD Basics

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) find it unusually difficult to concentrate on tasks, to pay attention, to sit still and to control impulsive behavior. Our guide to ADHD offers information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for ADHD.

Helping the Student with ADHD in the Classroom: Strategies for Teachers

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for ADHD

Teaching Students with ADHD

What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

ADHD: The Facts

What Is ADHD?

ADHD and the School-Aged Child

Teachers and school staff can provide parents and doctors with information to help evaluate behavior and learning problems, and can assist with behavioral training. However, school staff cannot diagnose ADHD, make decisions about treatment or require that a student take medication to attend school. Only parents and guardians can make those decisions with the child’s physician.
Students whose ADHD impairs their learning may qualify for special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or for a Section 504 plan (for children who do not require special education) under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Children with ADHD can benefit from study skills instruction, changes to the classroom setup, alternative teaching techniques and a modified curriculum.