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.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Educational Links 4/6/2021


Students Need Emotional Support When Returning to School in Person. Here’s How

10 Ways to Harness the Power of the Chat Function

A Fun and Educational Use of Cardboard Boxes

District leaders detail 4 best practices for hosting school vaccination clinics

How These Districts Prioritized Relationships and Social-Emotional Support During the Pandemic

13 Effective Study Strategies to Help Students Learn

Between kindergarten and twelfth grade, students are expected to learn how to study, schedule their time and complete sizable assignments without procrastinating. Yet these skills often aren’t taught explicitly. With the increased self-sufficiency necessitated by virtual education, educators and parents can help students learn and manage their goals more effectively by directly teaching study skills.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Educational Links 4/5/2021

‘You Can’t Follow CDC Guidelines': What Schools Really Look Like During COVID-19

PROOF POINTS: Slim research evidence for summer school

Three Areas That Can Help Teachers Improve Hybrid Learning for All Students

What are learning and thinking differences?

Local assessments an option if statewide tests aren't viable during pandemic, California officials signal

Calm, Focused, And Happy

The Perfect 5-Minute Exercise Break For Students and Teachers

How PBL Taps Into the Science of Learning and Development

A growing body of research shows that project-based learning can have a positive impact on achievement and engagement. Linda Darling-Hammond describes how a rigorous project-based approach fits in with what we know works for students.