Sunday, April 18, 2021

Educational Links 4/19/21

 An Overview of Google Arts & Culture for Teachers

Healthy Parental Support of Student Writing

K-12 Greatest Hits: The Best Ideas in Education

Paraprofessionals: What you need to know

42% of Principals Want to Leave Their Position. Will You Let Them?

What the Odd History of ‘Pulling Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps’ Says About Education Equity

Students feel isolated–online learning can help their mental health

Online learning can bring students a sense of community and support--critical elements of mental health, especially during COVID.

Teaching Is Finishing Strong

Finishing the School Year Strong 

End of Year Activities

Tips to Wrap Up the School Year! 

Top 12 Effective End of the Year Activities

The Last 40 Days Until Summer 

End Of School Lessons and Teacher Resources

Fun Last Day of School Activities 

10 Ideas for Teaching on the Last Day of School 

8 Activities to Make the Last Days of School Memorable and Fun 

How to Stay Charged During the Final Weeks of School 


Who's Praying for You?


"Virgin in Prayer" by Giovanni Battista Silva

Bet your mom is.

Mother's Day is May 9, 2021, Sunday.

Who Put Up With Your Toddler Highjinks?

'Mother and Child' Pablo Picasso

Mostly your mom.

Mother's Day May 9.

And I bet you had the cutest little baby face!

Here's a Sesame Street favorite:
You're My Baby.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Educational Links 4/17/21


Too Much Focus on ‘Learning Loss’ Will Be a Historic Mistake

Teachers’ unions: Scapegoats or bad-faith actors in COVID-19 school reopening decisions?

Building resilience: 8 books to help kids face challenges

Celebrating World Book Day in Your Class

12 Good Resources for Learning About National Parks

8 States Debate Bills to Restrict How Teachers Discuss Racism, Sexism

15 Questions Students Can Ask Themselves When Learning New Content

It just might be that in a society where information is abundant, thinking habits are more important than knowledge.

Somewhere beneath wisdom and above the ‘things’ a student knows.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Educational Links 4/16/2021

Why Educators Should Create More Inclusive Conversations in the Classroom

Neuroimaging and ADHD: Findings, Limitations, and Promise

How a Cheerleader’s Snapchat Profanity Could Shape the Limits of Students’ Free Speech

 Fun Earth Day Activities to Try in Your Classroom

Due Dates and the Value of Student Ownership

4 steps to addressing COVID-19 attendance barriers

The pandemic has made it harder for schools to measure attendance for remote and hybrid learning formats because the data is more difficult to consistently capture and analyze. For example, attendance data collected for remote learners could underestimate the number of children missing out on instructional time. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Educational Links 4/15/21



Modern Learning Strategies: 6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning

Using Deep Learning in the Virtual Classroom

Nearly $200B in K-12 pandemic relief funding brings advantages, challenges

What If ‘Back to Normal’ Is Terrifying — and Counterproductive?

7 Tips for Exploring Environmental Science Through Project-Based Learning

The National Park Service has great resources for students to do real environmental science work—even if they don’t visit a park.

Poem in Your Pocket Day April 24


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Educational Links 4/14/2021


Report: Prepare now for predicted kindergarten 'bubble'

Strategies to Help Students 'Go Deep' When Reading Digitally

Promoting Scientific Inquiry Inside and Outside of the Classroom

How Do You Teach in a Pandemic? Focus on Core Values

Summer learning's promise: a first step to post-Covid healing

Austism spectrum disorder

The education system failed lower-income students–edtech can fix it

Today’s challenges can be solved by democratizing access to learning resources to help all students improve their performance and drive interest even in remote education.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Educational Links 4/12/2021

Assess with Respect by Co-Constructing Success Criteria with Students

Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides

Why Venting When You Have Problems Feels Good—and Why It Doesn’t Work

Two New Google Workspace Features for Students - Including Saving Google Forms in Progress!

 Ed Dept to initiate Title IX review, propose new rules

Hybrid Learning Is (Still) Disorienting. How to Help Ground a Student with ADHD.

How—and Why—to Introduce Visual Note-Taking to Your Students

Alternative note-taking practices like mind-mapping and sketchnoting prompt students to organize their thoughts visually, boosting comprehension and retention.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Educational Links 4/10/2021

Can schools make summer programs more fun, effective by focusing on accelerated learning?

Most Students With Disabilities Still Attend Remotely. Teachers Say They’re Falling Behind

3 Things To Say To Students Crushed By The Pandemic

A crash course on trauma-informed teaching

Intro to Teaching History With Technology

Biden proposes doubling funding for high-poverty schools

Developing Better Writers 

Strengthening students’ writing skills means carving out dedicated time for cycles of productive feedback and revision.

Cutting Ourselves A Break


I wasn't sure what keener was, so googled it.

(Canadian slang, noun) Individual eager to demonstrate knowledge or participate enthusiastically in school, church, seminars, etc. Like nerd, geek, brown-nosersmartypants, etc. but with more emphasis on willingness and enthusiasm, and less on social inadequacy, sycophancy, or natural ability.
Sally's classmates thought she was a keener because she always put her hand up in Chemistry, but her friends knew she had a crush on Mr. Smith.

A: I finished all the homework for next week.
B: Don't be such a keener! You're making the rest of us look bad!
I think I used to be a keener.. But now, after quaranteaching, I'm just too tired.

Educational Links 4/10/2021


Old, Slow Laptops Are Sabotaging Student Success

Gov. Newsom wants schools and colleges to reopen fully by fall. But will they?

How many teachers are effective reading instructors?

AASA report outlines path to systemic change in public education by 2025

How To Do Time-Out In A Socially Distanced Classroom

How to Calm Turbulent Transitions Back to (In-Person) School

How to Help High School Students Develop Empathy

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Educational Links 4/9/2021

Q&A: Meeting the Needs of Students of Color in a Time of Collective Trauma

How To Have Behavior-Changing Influence With Students

The CDC Guidance on Reopening Schools, Explained

Local assessments an option if Smarter Balanced tests ‘not viable,’ U.S. education officials affirm


 Types of Learning Disabilities

Adopting a ‘Pen Pal’ Mindset When Giving Feedback

Simple changes to the quality and tone of feedback matters when it comes to developing nurturing, trusting connections with students.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Educational Links 4/8/21


School Counselors Have Implicit Bias. Some Are Ready to Address It.

Classroom Management: A Teacher’s Guide to Resolving School Conflict

How to Calm Turbulent Transitions Back to (In-Person) School

Toolkit for teachers: Navigating IEPs

What Parents in Ancient Cultures Can Teach Their Western Equivalents

Science Lessons That Tap Into Student Curiosity About COVID-19

How Does Sending a Child to School Change a Family’s Risk of COVID-19?

The rate of COVID-19 infection in a school’s broader community is considered the most important factor in determining whether it is safe to return students to in-person instruction, and a new study highlights why: Even when the school doesn’t see outbreaks, students may be bringing the coronavirus home to vulnerable family members.