Saturday, February 23, 2019

Educational Links 2/23/19

10 Things Every Teacher Needs To Survive

The Best School Options for Students with ADHD and LD

Northern Virginia school under fire after students instructed to play ‘runaway slave game'

Using Neuroscience to Launch a Research-Informed School Schedule

12 Priorities For The Modern Public School Teacher

Pioneering Tech-Savvy Rural Schools

8 Of The Most Common Sources Of Formative Assessment Data

How Making Time for Mindfulness Helps Students

Not knowing the answer to a question when you’re called on in front of the entire class. Forgetting your homework. The kid behind you pulling your hair. School poses a lot of stressful moments, but how children (and teachers) react to them can make all the difference.
A new study suggests that mindfulness education — lessons on techniques to calm the mind and body — can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students’ ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behavior problems.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Educational Link 2/22/19

Teaching Strategies for Middle School Development

How to Make District-Wide Innovation Personal—and Collaborative

The 9 Things People with Learning Disabilities Want You to Know



Parents, Teachers Agree Inclusion Works for Students with Disabilities, but More Resources are Needed

Why Tweet?

In many schools, finding this time can be a huge challenge. Even if teachers can find the time to meet and talk, sometimes the group is not cohesive or collaborative enough to be very productive. And other times, they might not have a person in the school who teaches the same content or grade level. Teachers who want to plan and collaborate may have few, if any, options.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Educational Links 2/21/19

How Schools Spark Excitement for Learning with Role Playing and Games

How to Virtually Place Yourself in Front of Any Landmark With Free Image Editing Tools

Teacher shortages force districts to use online education programs

How Neuroscience Can Help Your Kid Make Good Choices

Seven Steps to Ensure English Learners Aren’t Left Out of STEM

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

PTSD in Teachers: Yes, It’s Real!

When you think about PTSD, what normally comes to mind? To most people, what comes to mind is war veterans, because of course, they go through some truly traumatic experiences that most of us can’t even imagine. Their experiences are real and we should acknowledge them. At the same time, we also need to acknowledge that many other professionals experience PTSD. In fact, the unfortunate truth is that, in today’s world, teachers experience more and more trauma in the classroom, whether it is first-hand or secondary trauma. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Educational Links 2/20/19

Using Humor to Teach Shakespeare

I’m a Neuroscientist. Here’s How Teachers Change Kids’ Brains.

Inclusion Increasingly The Norm For Students With Disabilities

Teaching the Skill of Learning to Learn

The Two Most Important Questions to Ask to Determine if Learning is Taking Place

Working With Dually Classified Learners

Implementing Critical Thinking in the Classroom

The nature of education has undoubtedly evolved over the past decades. We have gradually moved away from a knowledge-transmission model and we now understand the need for experiential learning and the importance of cultivating soft skills that will stand our students in good stead when they enter the workforce.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Educational Links 2/19/19

How to Help Teenage Girls Reframe Anxiety and Strengthen Resilience

5 Ways Teachers Are Integrating Technology into the Classroom 

52 Mistakes We Need To Stop Making In Education


What If Students Designed Their Education?

Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

The Most Powerful Word In Education

Uttering ‘yet’ acknowledges that we are on our way and we aren’t sure when that will be but we’ll get there so keep watching. ‘Yet’ says to the person saying it and to the world at large that there is no giving up and I’m going to keep on trying. I might get there tomorrow, next week, next year or when I’m 45 years old but get there I will. It’s a word with in-built faith and ambition clothed in resilience.

The Sky Is Cheap Entertainment: Biggest Full Moon of 2019

Since many of us are in the snow.

Year’s biggest supermoon on February 19


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Educational Links 2/18/19

Decoding the Teenage Brain (in 3 Charts)

Teachers Are Not Completely Confident in Their 'Instructional Leader'

Why Design Thinking Has a Place in Your Classroom

Ways Schools Can Respond to Bullying

Treating Sensory Processing Issues

Guiding Students to Question Prejudices

The Books Kids Read Most, According to 8.7 Million Students

Several book series appeared on the book lists, underscoring how important a reader’s relationship to a character can be to their relationship with reading. Often, once a student enjoys a book, something special happens—a connection is made—and students are motivated to seek out additional stories about the character, or simply by the same author.