Saturday, January 1, 2022

My New Year's Message for You


Not one of us expected to teach during such a challenging, elongated emergency. 

I say to you, ban together, be smart, knowing that folks have traveled paths as difficult, and became a much more capable, caring individual than any one person aspired to be. And so will we.

We have kids to teach. We will do this.

Friday, December 31, 2021

Educational Links 1/1/22



The Importance of Recess

A New Mindset for Teachers: Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Why agility training needs to be available for all students

The Best Of Smart Classroom Management 2021

The Elements Of A Literacy-Rich Classroom Environment

How the stress of COVID news affects how kids learn and think

Along with all the chaos it’s caused, the COVID crisis has exposed many kids to loss and trauma. Some have experienced it firsthand, especially during the most intense periods of the pandemic. But even kids who haven’t been directly affected have been hearing about job loss, illness, death, and other upsetting situations.

Educational Links 12/31/21

The Sensory Room: Helping Students With Autism Focus and Learn 

Educators Are Tired. It’s Time to Dream New Possibilities Into Our Schools.

Covid cases increasing rapidly in California children, newspaper reports

Education in 2021: 10 Photos That Capture a Chaotic Year

5 tools that support project-based learning

As learning lags for second year, how long will it take to bounce back?

The scores highlight the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student achievement, especially for students from marginalized communities who were already lagging behind their more affluent and White or Asian peers. They also raise questions about the long-term impact of school closures on those subgroups and potential timelines for recovery. 

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Monday, December 27, 2021

Educational Links 12/28/21


8 virtual field trips for STEM education

Omicron and Schools: Resources to Manage the Next COVID Wave

Best of 2021 - Combine Canva and TeacherMade to Create Online Activities

As learning lags for second year, how long will it take to bounce back?

Post-Holiday Classroom Activities

12 Simple Ways To Save Time As A Teacher

A Day to Celebrate Each Student

An activity that encourages high school students to honor their peers can help build a strong classroom community.

Educational Links 12/27/21


The Difference Between Search And Inquiry

Will DNA help us crack the code for student success?


Tools That Help English Language Learners Online and In Person

Six Tips for Developing Students’ Executive Functioning Skills

Building Your Education Team

Think Like This: Students Have the Best of Intentions

Creative Ways to Teach Breathing Practices to Young Learners

Teachers can help students in preschool and the early elementary grades use mindfulness to find calm when they feel overwhelmed.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Educational Links 12/26/21



‘Bold, Audacious Goal': Coalition Pushes to Add More Than 1 Million Educators of Color

15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching–And 15 That Are Not So Much

Stress and anxiety

Tackling inequality: why you need this teaching tool

Improving Persuasive Writing With Evidence Scavenger Hunts

When students compete in teams to weigh and evaluate evidence from a text, the work of revising essays becomes much more engaging.