Saturday, September 25, 2021

Educational Links 9/25/21


Do Students Have What They Need? One Survey Looks to Answer That Question

Understanding why kids have trouble with focus

Taking an Interdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Science

CDC: Child obesity jumped during COVID-19 pandemic

Startup Class Technologies Bets Big on the Future of Online Learning (and Zoom)

How any educator can create resilience in traumatized students

Why phonics instruction is not enough for English learners

As California launches a new literacy campaign, some advocates worry that for English learners, a focus on sounding out words will come at the expense of learning the meaning of words.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Educational Links 9/24/21

Addressing trauma as students return to the classroom

60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves

After-School Clubs Encourage Problem-Solving by Letting Students Lead

4 ways to bring joy back to math after a year of virtual learning

Oakland Unified approves vaccine mandate for eligible students

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Growth Mindset Through the Lens of Bloom's Taxonomy

Remote Learning Isn’t Just for Emergencies

Schools were less prepared for online learning than they thought they were.

Educational Links 9/23/21

How to Lay the Groundwork For Antibias and Antiracist Teaching

Critical Reading: 50 Sentence Stems To Help Students Talk About What They Read

Teaching ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’

 How to overcome trauma through kindness

Staffing shortage delays ambitious program to extend school day and year in California

Principals Need Social-Emotional Support, Too

How districts can support students with disabilities amid school mask debates

As lawsuits make their way through courts, schools should look into each student's circumstances to determine how best to customize supports, experts say.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Educational Links 9/22/21

When ‘Careless Mistakes’ Aren’t: Dyscalculia, Math Anxiety, and Learning Strategies That Help

What is PBIS?

No Bus Drivers, Custodians, or Subs. What’s Really Behind Schools’ Staffing Shortages?

How can schools in cities keep students safe amid uptick in gun violence?

What Is a Trauma-Informed School?

Toolkit posted explaining much anticipated growth model for measuring test scores

A Month-to-Month Guide to Interdisciplinary Instruction 

Teacher collaboration across disciplines provides middle school students with work that reinforces learning and develops their research and writing skills.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Educational Links 9/21/21

What do school districts credit for successful pandemic pivots?

3 Reasons Why Being a Special Education Teacher Is Even Harder During the Pandemic

The Benefits of Reflection in School Discipline

Pfizer reports vaccine works for children 5 to 11, ready to seek FDA approval


9 Characteristics Of A Competitive Learning Environment That Protects Children

The 13 disability categories under IDEA

How 5 student entrepreneurs built a mental health tool for their peers

In 2020, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing reported that one in six children under the age of 18 experiences a mental health disorder each year. The pandemic has drastically changed the lives of high schoolers as academic institutions shifted to online or hybrid learning, leading to increased feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Educational Links 9/20/21

We Know Students Are Struggling With Their Mental Health. Here's How You Can Help

‘Devious Lick’ TikTok Trend Creates Chaos in Schools Nationwide

Keeping Your Class on a Continuous Improvement Cycle

Could Biden's vaccine mandate exacerbate school staff shortages?


Showing we care: Centering 'cariƱo' in the return to in-person learning

What’s the Difference Between Speech Disorders and Language-Based Learning Disabilities?

Using Metacognition to Enhance Learning in All Grades

When students use a questioning strategy to think about their own thinking, they can see how to transfer their learning to new situations.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Educational Links 9/19/21


NASSP: Federal support needed to curb threats, violence toward school leaders

Trauma-Informed Teaching Strategies

Playing during a pandemic: How schools keep music education going

In Print or Onscreen? Making The Most of Reading With Young Children

What is dysgraphia?

Sensory Strategies That Help Students Refocus on Learning

Elementary students face a constant stream of distracting sensory stimuli throughout the day, but these simple, quick exercises can help them stay on track.Elementary students face a constant stream of distracting sensory stimuli throughout the day, but these simple, quick exercises can help them stay on track.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Educational Links 9/18/21


A Hop, Skip, and a Jump: Creating Your Own Sensory Path

What is ADHD?

Veteran vs. Novice Teachers: Classroom Management Approaches

Culturally Proficient Considerations for Religious Students

At least 9 states have adopted legislation around suicide prevention as districts invest in SEL

What Are The Best Online Learning Tools For Students And Teachers?

Educators’ Support for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Is Rising Dramatically

The Delta variant is causing big shifts in educators’ opinions about vaccine mandates.

Though most district leaders, principals, and teachers report their schools are not requiring vaccines for students 12 and older right now, support for these requirements is increasing dramatically. Nearly 60 percent of educators are now saying students who are old enough to receive COVID-19 vaccines should be required to show proof they got the shot to enter school buildings. That’s up from 27 percent when the EdWeek Research Center last asked educators about vaccine requirements in June.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Educational Links 9/17/2021

Why School Districts Are Unprepared for COVID-19 Disruptions, Again

Panelists: Heal school community polarization for sake of children's health

Air filters are playing a big part in safe school reopening plans

How Do You Cultivate Genius in All Students?

Social-emotional programs have long-term benefits, report finds

5 Adaptable SEL Strategies for In-Person or Distance Learning

Whatever this school year brings, teachers can consistently use these strategies to promote critical life skills.

Educational Links 9/16/2021

What Will Online Learning Look Like in 10 Years? Zoom Has Some Ideas

Other School Districts in No Rush to Follow Los Angeles Unified Vaccine Mandate

‘Pool testing’ to combat Covid on campus grows popular in California schools 

What’s the difference between a speech impairment and a language disorder?

It's the Last Year for Weebly for Education

7 eye-opening back-to-school predictions

8 Tips to Support Hand Hygiene in Preschool

A good handwashing routine is a must for health and can also help preschool students develop valuable skills.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Educational Links 9/15/21

Principals Bear the Brunt of Parental Anger, Staff Fatigue as COVID Drags On

Five Fun Breakout Games for Online and In-person Classrooms

Coronavirus: Latest updates and tips

Blackboard to Merge With Anthology, Forming a New Edtech Giant

ACLU sues Bay Area school district over ‘separate, unequal and illegal’ special education program

How an inquiry-based approach can support teachers in return to school

Leadership That Alleviates Stress

By keeping their stress levels in check and helping their staff to do the same, administrators can set the stage for a successful year. 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Educational Links 9/14/21


10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy

Five Places to Find Dozens of Constitution Day Lessons

How Parents Can Have Conversations That Motivate Teens

Understanding Behavior as Communication: A Teacher’s Guide

Legislature reaffirms quarantined students must be in independent study to be funded

9 Qualities the Most Admired School Leaders Share

Leading the Way on Technology Integration

School leaders can shape technology use on campus so that the whole school has a consistent approach that improves outcomes for students.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Educational Links 9/13/21

3 Digital Skills That Ease Learning (and Life) for Students with ADHD

How to Engage Students’ Memory Processes to Improve Learning

How To Talk About 9/11 With A New Generation Of Kids

What is autism?

Connecting With Hard-To-Reach Students Through In-School Social Groups


Dyslexia and Advocacy: I Suspect my Child has Dyslexia

Enhance Literacy Instruction with Your School Librarian

School librarians are a vital part of a students’ journey to a lifelong love of reading and learning. They are not just matchmakers matching students with the right books, but they are literacy professionals that are highly trained in print, digital, and technological formats.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Educational Links 9/11/21

3 unexpected ways online PD strengthened my teaching

California legislators pass another law to make it easier to substitute teach 

We Lived Through History on 9/11. Our Students Are Doing the Same Today

How Remote Learning Subverts Power and Privilege in Higher Education

Schools systems continue to weigh roles of police on campus

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 264 Harnessing The Power Of Anxiety

The Value of Limiting Your Priorities for the School Year

These guiding questions will help school leaders focus on what really matters for their staff and students this year.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Educational Links 9/10/21

25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently

What is ADHD?

Building student resilience yields positive mental health behaviors

Ed Dept announces Project SAFE grants to support districts facing state penalties over masks

A Hallmark of School Shooters: Long History of Social Rejection


Setting Up a Mentoring Program to Encourage Students

When adults from the community serve as mentors who reinforce high expectations, students gain another vital source of support.