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

http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2011/05/05/tln_ferlazzo_3.html 

End of Year Activities
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson345.shtml

Tips to Wrap Up the School Year!

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/collection/tips-wrap-school-year 

Top 12 Effective End of the Year Activities 

http://www.teachhub.com/top-12-effective-end-year-activities

The Last 40 Days Until Summer

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/end-of-school-year-danielle-moss-lee 

End Of School Lessons and Teacher Resources

http://lessonplanspage.com/endschool-htm/

Fun Last Day of School Activities

http://kids.lovetoknow.com/child-education/fun-last-day-school-activities 

10 Ideas for Teaching on the Last Day of School

http://teaching.monster.com/training/articles/4359-10-ideas-for-teaching-on-the-last-day-of-school 

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

http://www.teachhub.com/8-activities-make-last-days-school-memorable-and-fun 

How to Stay Charged During the Final Weeks of School

http://www.edutopia.org/motivation-final-weeks-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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r501NT3NYw4&feature=related

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

https://www.teachhub.com/classroom-activities/2020/04/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

 


STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH: HELPING A GENERATION COPE WITH COVID-19’S FALLOUT



Modern Learning Strategies: 6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning

https://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/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 

https://practicaledtech.com/2021/04/07/intro-to-teaching-history-with-technology-webinar-recording

Biden proposes doubling funding for high-poverty schools

https://edsource.org/news-updates#biden-proposes-doubling-funding-for-high-poverty-schools

Developing Better Writers

https://www.edutopia.org/article/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



MY LATEST BAM! RADIO SHOW IS ON HELPING STUDENTS TO ASK BETTER QUESTIONS

 Types of Learning Disabilities

https://ldaamerica.org/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.