Saturday, October 17, 2020

Educational Links 10/17/2020

Please Don’t Call Me a Superhero

Three Ways to Help Students in Distance Learning Develop an Intrinsic Desire to Read

How To Give Your Students Hope

Nation Gets a 'C' on School Finance, Even as Economic Downturn Takes Hold

What Are Learning and Thinking Differences?

Will the Pandemic Lead More Colleges to Offer Credit for MOOCs? Coursera is Pushing for It.

More Than a Check-In: Maslow Before Bloom Throughout the Day

While checking in on students’ well-being at the beginning of class is important, tending to it throughout the day helps students flourish—socially, emotionally, and academically.

Current Thought on Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called reading disability, dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language.

10 Symptoms of Dyslexia

Dyslexic Thinkers Aren’t Disabled Thinkers

What Is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia The Gift: 

Test for Dyslexia: 37 Common Traits

What Is Dyslexia?

Unraveling the Myths Around Reading and Dyslexia

The MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia

Friday, October 16, 2020

Educational Links 10/17/2020


MindShift Podcast

In-Person Learning Expands, Student Absences Up, Teachers Work Longer, Survey Shows

Leading in Uncertain Times by Empowering Others

Navigating Uncertain Times: How Schools Can Cope With Coronavirus

Classroom Management Apps and Websites

Keeping your students' attention, guiding them through lessons, and making sure the classroom environment is respectful, supportive, and productive takes constant effort and sucks a lot of time and energy out of your day. These great classroom management tools can be your time-saving and energy-freeing sidekicks, helping you instantly deliver and assess learning, create seating charts, improve students' behavior, and set timed tasks to make your classroom run like a well-oiled machine.

Teaching Is Taking Time For Art In All Subjects

Math instructor teaching tesselations.

1. Teaching Math With Art Helps Children Remember Key Concepts 

2. Art & Science: A Curriculum for K-12 Teachers 

3. Teaching Science Through Art: Longitudinal Nature Observations/ 1st grade 

Leonardo--the original STEM to STEAM guy

4. Using the Arts to Support English Language Learners

Why and how to engage English language learners through the arts 

5.  Teaching Strategies for Writing through Art 

6.  Of Paint and Poetry: Strengthening Literacy Through Art 

7. How to Use Art to Teach Social Studies

Educational Links 10/16/2020


Six Ways to Prepare Students for Voting

Education in the Face of Unprecedented Challenges

Up to 1 million California students may still lack connectivity during distance learning

How to Build a Productive Relationship with Parents

The ‘Enrichment Gap’ Is Widening. Students’ Social-Emotional Development Is at Risk.

DIY Ways to Meet a Child's Sensory Needs at Home

Occupational therapists and trauma-informed teachers weigh in on how to create sensory tools and spaces with what you have at home.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Educational Links 10/15/2020


Young People Care About Elections, They Just Don’t Always Show Up to Vote. Here’s How Education Can Help.

How I’m Leading Remote IEP Meetings

Parents Worry About Learning Loss in Remote Education Environments

Bringing equity to STEM learning

Effective Instructional Models for a Hybrid Schedule

Study Techniques Backed by Research

A summer program in Los Angeles Unified School District shows how teachers—even ones new to computer science—can foster literacy and coding skills simultaneously.

Van Gogh: Les Alyscamps; Autumn Leaves and Barbra Streisand

  Van Gogh: Les Alyscamps: Falling Autumn Leaves

Since he painted this in France, here is Barbra Streisand singing 'Autumn Leaves' in French, from Je m'appelle Barbra (1966) :

How beautiful, not just her voice.

Barbra Streisand - Autumn Leaves 



Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Educational Links 10/14/2020


How Culturally Relevant Teaching Can Build Relationships While Students Are Home

How to Choose Words That Motivate Students During Online Learning

Students Completing NaNoWriMo

5 ways flexible learning environments boost student engagement

A Quick Summary Of The Theory Of Learning Curves

As More Schools Resume In-Person Learning, Some Lessons From Districts That Did It First

3 Participation Strategies for Live Video Instruction

Most teachers develop ways to encourage classroom participation, but may not yet have ones for distance learning. These are easy to use anytime.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Educational Links 10/13/2020

 5 tips to build academic integrity

10 Ways To Slow Down And Sleep Well After A Long Day Of Teaching

6 Ways To Give Effective Feedback

'The mental energy to teach during Covid is staggering'

COVID-19 survey: Districts have basics, but finances and politics remain hurdles

Back to Basics: Lesson Planning for the Concurrent Classroom

A Day in the Life of a Child With Written Expression Disorder

Writing is a complex task that is vital to learning and is usually acquired in the early years of life. ‘Dysgraphia’ and ‘specific learning disorder in written expression’ are terms used to describe those individuals who, despite exposure to adequate instruction, demonstrate writing ability discordant with their cognitive level and age.