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1/22 Five Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language at an Early Age – It helps in keeping the brain healthy, active, and more receptive to learning in general. @Talentnook

1/22 Why PE matters for student academics and wellness right now – The full impact of the pandemic on kids’ health and fitness won’t be known for some time. But it’s already caused at least a short-term spike in childhood obesity. @kfieldCHE @MindShiftKQED @hechingerreport

1/22 rrrUsing Drawings for Formative Assessment – Asking middle and high school students to sketch something they’re learning can give teachers a clear sense of what they do and don’t understand. @ShvetaMiller @edutopia

12/21 A New Teachonomy Monday Minute Personal Growth Challenge – If you are looking for quick good advice Chuck Poole has it. @TeachonomyEdu

12/20 Best of the Web 2021 – Free Webinar Next Tuesday (12/21/2021) – Every year Richard Byrne reviews hundreds of new websites, apps, and other educational technology tools. And every year he gives a “best of” presentation about his favorite new and updated tools of the year. @rmbyrne

2/19 How virtual schools built to outlast COVID give districts a competitive edge – The COVID experience convinced Kennewick School District in Eastern Washington to open an alternative high school-based online program for all students in the system. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

2/19 The Success Formula of Vision, Collaboration, and Courage – Suzi Dafnis is the CEO at HerBusiness. It is a global connection network for over 30,000 women in business to get the mentors, contacts, referrals, knowledge, and skills they need to grow their confidence, make more money, build their businesses, expand their network and create the lives they love. @jeffbullas @SuziDafnis

2/19 Online Gaming Is the New Therapist’s Office. Plenty of us play to let off steam, but online multiplayer and single-player gaming can be healing in the hands of mental health professionals. @GinaRichWriter @WIRED

12/18 Generation XXX: Billie Eilish is right about how porn warps kids. Parent need to talk to their kids about this. There is a chapter in my book on this subject. @BarbaraRKay @nypost

12/18 Researcher Behind ‘10,000-Hour Rule’ Says Good Teaching Matters, Not Just Practice. Practice is important, and it’s surprising how much it takes to master something complicated. But research suggests that someone could practice for thousands of hours and still not be a master performer. @jryoung @EdSurge @Gladwell

12/17Repair the Harm: Teaching students to take direct responsibility for their actions. Suspensions, detentions, and referrals to the office all have one common flaw: they are exclusionary processes. @10publications

12/16 The Best Explanation Of America’s Broadband Internet Problem We’ve Ever Heard Why is America’s internet so slow? Cheddar’s Karin Shedd explains why the FCC might be the main culprit. @cheddar

12/15 How Being a Mom Changed My Teaching – Softer, more sensitive, and acutely aware of how words impact young people, I’m always trying to see myself through their eyes. @mssackstein

12/15 Four Questions to Help You Decide if University Is for You – University does indeed have its benefits for many young people in terms of career prospects and gaining valuable life experience. That said, there are also times when not enough consideration is given to what might be best for the individual. @StudentLifeNet @LevityDigital @_feedspot

12/14 Parents more equipped for home learning than teachers. Home learning was more easily embraced by parents than teachers, with parents saying they had the tech in place for remote schooling. @ClareEllenMcD @ComputerWeekly

12/14 Six Challenges for Science Educators – Hefty segments of the public mistrust the scientific consensus, whether it’s on the causes of climate change, the safety and efficacy of the vaccines created to combat COVID-19 or the seriousness of the threat posed by the virus. @dviadero @SarahDSparks @educationweek

12/14 How Math Journals Help Students Process Their Learning – By reflecting on their math work in writing and drawings, students see what they’ve learned and find areas where they need to improve. @edutopia

12/14 50 Smart Project-Based Learning Ideas – While there is no magic bullet of practice, program, or framework that automatically produces progressive and effect

12/12 11 Signs Of Self-Pity And How To Overcome – All self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously. Of all human habits, chronic self-pity is perhaps the most unhealthy. @TheMindsJournal

12/12 Seven Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset Quizzes to Try Today – Do you wonder what your dominant mindset is? Try these quizzes to see if you have a growth mindset. Also, see my summary of Carik Dweck’s Mindset book. @habitsguy @1976write

12/12 How music can help kids learn literacy skills – From hearing lullabies to the sing-song lilt of a parent’s voice, babies form strong connections with their caregivers through sound and song. Think about the way we instinctively bounce or rock fussy babies. @dfkris @MindShiftKQE @brainvolts

12/11 New paper by Jo Boaler & Tanya LaMar – Our paper on special education aims to communicate scientific evidence in two main areas. @joboaler @TanyaLaMar1

12/11 Six classroom resources that help students become digital citizens – With so many students interacting and having access to social media and digital tools, they need to develop the right skills to navigate these spaces and be prepared to deal with any challenges or barriers that may arise. @Rdene915 @thriveinedu @neolms @rdene915

12/11 Seven Ideas for Crafting Comics in History Classes – Create short biographies of historical figures. Have students select a key moment from a person’s life. Then ask your students to illustrate that moment. @rmbyrne

12/11 How to prime your brain for those big, breakthrough ideas – To develop fresh, novel ideas that turn into amazing projects, you must make mental space. If you get a good idea be sure to tell it to your phone. @DinaDSmith @FastCoWorkLife @AdaptNowEditors

12/10 11 Reasons to Bring Paper to Your District – Paper is a platform that gives students the ability to get support any time they need it. Students can use Paper’s platform to get help right away with any homework problem. @ClassTechTips

12/8 Teachers vs Educators: Which Are You? Teaching isn’t just a job to an educator, it’s a calling. It’s passion and commitment and a desire to amplify the voices and dreams of the many children whose lives touch them as much as the educator touches theirs. Also watch Starr Sachstein’s TED Talk. @mssackstein

12/7 COVID-19 Is a Science Lesson Waiting to Happen. Teachers say that talking about COVID-19 in science class can provide real-world examples of biological processes, start conversations about information literacy, and give students a space to process their emotions about how the virus has affected their lives. @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

12/7 The Neuroscience of Building a Resilient Brain – Resilience is the process of adapting in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress, such as family or relationship problems, serious health challenges, or workplace and financial issues. It means “bouncing back” from difficult life experiences. @dlhampton

12/6 #FocusED on Assessing With Respect – Starr Sackstein does a guest appearance on the FocusedEd podcast. She is now a full-time consultant with the Core Collaborative, working with teams on assessment reform and bringing student voice to the front of all classroom learning. @mssackstein @TSH302

12/6 Seven Ways to Build More Mindfulness Into Your Day – If there was a free pill you could take daily that had the potential to help make you mentally and physically healthier and change your brain for the better, you’d probably take it, right? @dlhampton

12/4 School Leaders Take Note: Teacher Care is a Lot More Than Self-Care. If you get burned in a fire, you first treat the wound, but you also try to put the fire out. In education, we treat the wound and then usher our teachers back into the fire. @SeanTSlade @EdSurge

12/4 Designing Meaningful Assessments in World Language Classes – Tests in the target language should gauge reading and listening comprehension as well as writing and conversational skills. @ElenaSpathis

12/4 10+ fun & educational gift ideas for children – Not wanting to buy your kids toys that they end up getting tired of playing with!? Then this list of educational, yet fun gift ideas is just what you’re looking for. @themomtessorian @icsfblog

12/3 Learning Library Skills is Still Important. Google searches are great preliminary starting points for research but once students make it to the academic big time of college, they need to know how to navigate an academic library to ensure optimal success. @mssackstein

12/3 Online Music Lessons for Kids: How to Choose the Right One – Neuroscience studies have proved that learning music is great for the brain’s growth and development in kids. @Talentnook

12/1/2021 Why Learning Centers for Secondary? Recently Starr Sackstein and her co-author Karen Terwilliger had the opportunity to discuss why Learning Centers is an important instructional strategy for secondary teachers to use in order to position students to truly own their learning. @mssackstein @MrsKTerwilliger

12/1/2021 Simply labeling a plan ‘strategic’ doesn’t make it so. Weighing strategic alternatives—such as different combinations of moves and scenarios with different levels of resources and risk attached—is the essence of strategy development. @McKinsey @AshokNellikar @bimedotcom @antgrasso @IanLJones98

11/30 A Guide to Diffusing Charged Conversations With Parents On almost any polarizing subject, you can both stand your ground and seek common ground by replacing the “either/or” paradigm with the “both/and” lens. @IrshadManji @MoralCourage

11/30 Game-based learning as play with purpose – Games as learning environment require a teacher or sport coach to use behavioural, cognitive, constructivist, and ecological elements. @pilly66 @leticarino @ImSporticus

11/30 Why the arts and humanities are critical to the future of tech – In the 2022 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, two institutions renowned for science and technology topped the list for arts and humanities. @Phil_Baty @wef @junjudapi

11/28 When Collaboration Fails and How to Fix It – Leaders can diagnose team dysfunction by looking for six common patterns. @mitsmr @RobCrossNetwork @YvesMulkers @mitsmr

11/28 The Secret to Student Success? Teach Them How to Learn. This story is part of an EdSurge Research series about how educators are changing their practices to reach all learners. @PatriceBain1 @EdSurge

11/28 The Benefits of Play-Based Learning For All Ages – Research has long demonstrated the importance of play and its connections to learning, brain development, skill acquisition, and social-emotional learning. @mwniehoff @Getting_Smart
11/27 FETC speaker shares five ways to energize students with ed-tech diversity. Exciting and engaging students is perhaps the best reason for using ed-tech and instructional technology. @DA_magazine

11/27 The Importance of Teacher Clarity – When the author was a student, teacher clarity was not a thing. She never knew what she was learning or why she was learning it. She just blindly accepted what the class was doing as necessary without making any real connection between it and the rest of her life. @MrsMelBTHS @mssackstein

11/27 The Big List of Tools for a Variety of Classroom Video Projects – These are videos that require minimal, if any, editing before publication. In this type of video creation activity, teachers will pose a prompt to their students and their students will respond with a short video statement. @Flipgrid @rmbyrne

1/26 When Collaboration Fails and How to Fix It – Leaders can diagnose team dysfunction by looking for six common patterns. @mitsmr @RobCrossNetwork @YvesMulkers @mitsmr

11/26 The Secret to Student Success? Teach Them How to Learn. This story is part of an EdSurge Research series about how educators are changing their practices to reach all learners. @PatriceBain1 @EdSurge

11/26 The Benefits of Play-Based Learning For All Ages – Research has long demonstrated the importance of play and its connections to learning, brain development, skill acquisition, and social-emotional learning. @mwniehoff @Getting_Smart

11/25 Pinkcast 4.15. This is how to overcome awkwardness and hand out some compliments. Have you ever wanted to compliment someone, then resisted because you feared it might seem a little creepy? That’s a big mistake, says Cornell University social psychologist Vanessa Bohns. This is great advice in only two minutes. @DanielPink @profbohns @ericaboothby

11/24 Defining Grades: A Middle School’s Approach to Grading Reform – Read how one school started grading for mastery rather than behavior. @AMLE @8ennett @DrBakerHerring @mctownsley @gastonschools

11/24 Time-Saving Tips and Tools for Teachers (Part 2) – Learn tips and tools to help you save clicks, paper, grading time, and frustration. Every teacher needs these tips. @ShakeUpLearning

11/23 Edupreneurs Unite – Listen to the Dr. Will Show about Mastery Portfolio [podcast]. Recently Starr Sackstein had the pleasure of discussing Mastery Portfolio with Dr. Will. You can also check out thehome page of the Dr. Will podcast. @mssackstein @iamDrWill

11/23 A Powerful and Easy Strategy for Teaching Text Evidence – This looks like a good strategy for elementary teachers. @EmilyforEdu @TCEA @8Amber8

11/23 Should schools require the COVID vaccine? Many experts say it’s too soon. California has become the first state to announce that it will add this vaccine to its list of the shots required for all school children. What is your state and district doing? @anya1anya @MindShiftKQED

11/22 Exploring the World of Virtual FIrld Trips – Consider subscribing to this find series of podcasts. @ClassTechTips

11/22 Helping Students Process Their Feelings During Remote Learning – When classes resume, elementary students will benefit from intentional routines designed to maintain emotional well-being. @edutopia @sara_lahayne @move_thisworld

11/20 Become a Guide on the Side with Student Learning Centers. One way we can engage all of our students, create autonomous learning experiences, and foster student leadership is through learning centers. @mssackstein

11/20 Goddard Kansas school district orders 29 books removed from circulation. How many of these books are still in your school’s library? If they are, what do you and your students think? @SuzPerezICT @KMUW @sree @MollyJongFast

11/19 Five Ways to Rethink Curriculum in 2022 and Beyond – The pandemic has made everyone in education think about what we need to cut, keep, and create. @ajjuliani

11/19 Connecting to Nature is Essential to Our Well-being. Our world appears painfully divided, and yet, when we ask educational visioning workshop participants around the world what is most important to them, a connection to nature consistently rises to the top. @Getting_Smart

11/19 New Jersey high school QB has eight TDs one day after mom died. Get out the tissues before you watch this. It’s sad but inspirational. I wouldn’t be Dr. Doug without my wife’s inspiration. @sportsrapport @nypost

11/17 Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Home Abuse – I have a lot of friends with aging parents who are in nursing homes. Share this with anyone in that situation. This is not a paid ad. @IllinoisInjury

11/17 Time-Saving Tips and Tools for Teachers – Let’s face it. As teachers, your time is precious. You only have so much time with your students, and you want to maximize that time for learning. @ShakeUpLearning

11/16 Teachers Want Their Administrators to Teach. Here’s Why. Regular connection to the classroom, and to students, can make principals stronger, more empathetic leaders. @Mr_dabreu @mellytheteach @mwriser @Migas4Edu @educationweek

11/15 A new world of behavior change awaits!. Classcraft lets you chieve equitable outcomes with your SEL, PBIS, MTSS and behavioral RTI initiatives. @classcraftgame

11/15 Graduation Must Depend on Learning, Not Time. In schools across our country, time is the constant, and the quality of learning is the variable. Does this make sense to you? @MorceaseBeasley @MiamiSup @SDPHite @SuptJaraCCSD @drmonicaceo @JerryAlmendarez @educationweek

111/13 How Schools Can Stem the Toxic Tide of Technology – Students’ relationships, motivation, mood, sleep, and safety—all are at risk. @HargreavesBC @educationweek

111/13 Distracted? These Four Learning Strategies Can Help. If teaching were like following a recipe, it would be a much easier job. Unlike the reliable and straightforward process of baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies, practices that work in a morning class may not work the same way in the afternoon. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

11/12 Why arts subjects were hit so hard in the pandemic – Recent data from the ONS revealed surprising insights into how badly hit arts subjects were by the pandemic – and how hard the return to school has been too. @tes @KMaster49620335 @ms_williams100

11/11 Five Ways for Principals to Turn Crisis Into Professional Development – Are there lessons for principals to learn to sharpen their leadership skills for the next unknown crisis? @AriannaProthero @educationweek

11/11 Reinforcement Learning 101 – Experts Explain – AI is an extremely diversified field, with various subsets under its umbrella, including Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Reinforcement Learning to name but a few. @teamrework @jijenghi @ipfconline1 @KirkDBorne

11/11 Exit Ticket Tools and 15 Questions – Conducting an exit ticket activity at the end of a class is a favorite way to get some additional insight into how my students feel about the topic, that day’s lesson, or just their general state of mind. @rmbyrne @TamraDollar @TCEA

11/10 Coaching for New Principals Can Provide a Critical Pillar of Support. When you step through that door of the principal’s office, you really don’t know what you don’t know. @drsuperville @MProvoCFISD @jaclynborowski @educationweek

11/9 Why You Should Allow Students to Retake Tests – There is a chart from the book, Evolving Education, identifies the general assessment practices that improve the learning process versus those that can hinder it. @KatieMartinEdu @RStiggins @JanChappuis

11/9 How Can Schools Help to Welcome Young Afghan Newcomers? This applies to kids from any other different culture. At least act you are happy to see them. They really can have a positive impact on your school. @cyril_bennouna @EdSurge

11/9 Five Metacognitive Questions For Students Learning New Material – New materials can leave kids in the fog. Here are five metacognitive questions they can use to find their way and become more independent learners. @edutopia @tatertutt

11/8 The Great Thanksgiving Listen – The Great Thanksgiving Listen encourages young people—and people of all ages—to create an oral history of our times by recording an interview with an elder, mentor, friend, or someone they admire. @StoryCorps @rmbyrne

11/8 Put Humor To Work For You! Finally, a course with no studying or cramming necessary. Learn your humor style—nobody’s funny is the same—when you take our boot camp. And set yourself up to wield it as your superpower in work and in life. After all, humor is serious business. @nbagdonas @aaker

11/6 Why Personalized Learning Works in Some Schools, But Not in Others. What Test Scores Say – So what does personalized learning look like in schools that perform well on standardized tests versus those that perform poorly? @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

11/6 Student-Led Conferences Paired with VoiceThread – Buckland Mills Elementary School implemented Student Led Conferences nine years ago. @voicethread @jc_james_clark

11/6 Supporting Social-Emotional Learning and Digital Leadership with Buncee Social-emotional learning is a hot topic right now and many teachers are scouring the internet for resources to support their students in this way. @JCasaTodd @froehlichm @Buncee

11/6 Setting the Stage for Current and Future Learner Success – The traditional goal of any education system is to prepare students for either college or careers. Over the years, while this view still holds value, the context has changed dramatically. @E_Sheninger @leedrury

11/5 Transformational vs. Instructional Leadership. Which Is Better? We need transformational leaders who inspire followers to achieve extraordinary outcomes and develop their own leadership capacity. @SeanTSlade @am_gallagher @educationweek

11/5 Using Art to Teach Critical Literacy Skills – Fusing the study of art and literary texts is a great way to foster analytic thinking in high school learners. @edutopia

11/4 Carol Dweck Revisits the ‘Growth Mindset.’ Carol Dweck is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton professor of psychology at Stanford University and the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Here is a link to my summary. @MindsetWorks @educationweek

11/4 Using Hexagons to Build Critical Thinking Skills – This simple, flexible activity gets students collaborating to make connections between key themes—in any unit you are teaching. @edutopia

11/4 How to Write Smart Goals for Educational Technology – Educational technology may drive you in various fun and new ways—from widening your knowledge with new lectures to cognitively broadening your ideas. @PVPLive @NYSCATE

11/4 10+ fun & educational gift ideas for children – Not wanting to buy your kids toys that they end up getting tired of playing with!? Then this list of educational, yet fun gift ideas is just what you’re looking for. @themomtessorian @icsfblog

11/3 Three things schools need to know about quality remote learning after COVID – Online is no longer any easier than in-person instruction, one administrator says. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

11/3 Learning styles & the importance of critical self-reflection | Tesia Marshik | TEDxUWLaCrosse – The idea that learning styles don’t exist is relatively new, but it’s something teachers need to know about. @teemul @YoukiTerada @TEDxUWLaCrosse

11/3 Twelve Digital Tools for Innovative Educators – Ever since schools first closed in March of 2020, educators and students have been exploring new methods and tools to keep the learning going and to find ways to engage students in learning. @RDene915 @Getting_Smart

11/1 Face recognition in schools normalizes surveillance — and threatens kids’ privacy. What do you and your students think about the school using facial recognition? @thenextweb @DrYoyoIssraporn @tobiaskintzel

11/1 Highlighting Is Ineffective—Here’s How to Change That
Research shows that typical highlighting may hinder learning. Here are three highlighting strategies that actually work. @YoukiTerada @edutopia

>10/31 What You Can Learn from 2,000 Obituaries – Lux Narayan starts his day with scrambled eggs and the question: “Who died today?” Why? By analyzing 2,000 New York Times obituaries over a 20-month period, Narayan gleaned, in just a few words, what achievement looks like over a lifetime. I read the NY Times daily for inspiration. @LuxNarayan @TEDTalks

10/31 Interactive Simulations for Science and Math – PhET is a service that provides free interactive math and science simulations covering topics in physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, and mathematics. @PhETsims @rmbyrne

10/29 Master the Art & Science of PBL Unit Design – Project-based learning is a powerful way to engage students in rigorous, authentic learning—but without a well-designed unit plan, it’s virtually impossible to cover the standards. @ThePBLN

10/29 Shifting The Grades Mindset – Here are a few issues with traditional grading that must be hacked. @10publications @markbarnes19

10/28 Why Mastery Portfolio? Shifting away from traditional grading practices is challenging, but that obstacle shouldn’t deter any educator who is interested in doing what is best for all kids. @mssackstein

10/26 How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers – Creating digital resources for students is important, but we must make sure they’re accessible to all students. Here are some tips. @jmattmiller @DitchThatTxtbk

10/26 Easy Ways to Bring Your Students Outside – The classroom isn’t the only place students can learn—use these activities to bring them outside for a while, which can relieve stress. @outsideteacher @edutopia

10/26 Why empathy is a must-have business strategy – COVID-19 has pushed us all to our limits. Many of us are exhausted emotionally and physically, giving rise to workplace burnout. @HaroldSinnott @wef

10/26 Building Digital Citizenship Skills with Book Creator – With an increase in the use of technology, especially during the past school year, educators need to intentionally create opportunities for students to build digital citizenship skills in our classrooms by exploring the digital tools and learning experiences that we can provide with them. @Rdene915 @thriveinedu

10/25 WorldCover Viewer is a new interactive land use map produced by the European Space Agency. The map lets visitors see how land is used worldwide and in specific places. @esascience @rmbyrne

10/23 State Test Results Are In. Are They Useless? In my view they have always been harmful, which is worse than useless. @cgewertz @educationweek

10/23 How Schools are Using Canva to Spark Student Creativity and Engagement – Canva is a user-friendly platform that allows the user to rapidly create custom visual content by using varied templates available. The platform is free to use and offers paid subscriptions like Canva Pro and Canva for Enterprise for additional functionality. @etr_in @canva

10/23 Personalized Instruction: The Key to Academic and Career Success. When faced with so many challenges, it’s difficult for educators and community leaders to determine which needs to address first and how to help. @Getting_Smart

10/22 Teachers Are Sharing Their Worst Mistakes to Help Others Feel Less Alone. We all make mistakes. But for educators, mistakes can be particularly hard to deal with. @jryoung @EdSurge

10/22 Five Quick Stress Busters for Teachers – Instead of pushing through anxiety and stress, you may be able to calm yourself and potentially add more balance to the rest of your day. @froehlichm @edutopia

10/21 Homework Reimagined: A Case for Continuous Learning – Continuous learning assignments should be: differentiated, purposeful, empowering, and inspiring. @emmajchiappetta @WATigers @mssackstein

10/21 How to Teach Older Students Social-Emotional Skills? Try Civics. Civic engagement is the oil that keeps the gears of democracy working. But what exactly are the behaviors of an engaged citizen? @AriannaProthero @EducationWeek

10/20 Why the Most Successful Leaders Don’t Care About Being Liked – Being liked is fleeting. Here’s what matters more. @DEBORAHGRIEGEL @Inc @LLLloyd1

10/20 Instructional Strategies for Students with Autism – Here are 17 strategies that just about any teacher can use right away. Today, most teachers are likely to have to deal with autistic students to some extent. @EducatorsTech @TCEA

10/19 Three steps businesses can take to reduce bias in AI systems – There is bias in AI systems even if it’s unintended. Here we find some ways to deal with it. @lorenablasco @LSEnews @Khulood_Almani @wef

10/19 Sixty Digital exit tickets for teachers – The ultimate exit ticket guide – How are you supposed to know at what stage your students understand the content given in class? Exit tickets are the perfect solution to facilitate this step. @ibookwidgets @EducatorsTech @TCEA

10/18 Five Things that Transform a School – This resource also contains links to five great short videos. @eduwells @TheresaStager @TCEA

10/18 Six Building blocks for a Successful Edtech Strategy – Building a successful edtech strategy boils down to goal setting and finding the right foundations from the beginning. @neolms @RickettsKate

10/18 Higher Education Needs to Move Toward Mass-Personalization. Every industry, from health sciences to marketing to manufacturing, is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to facilitate the delivery of mass-personalization, yet education has been slow in its adoption. @SusanFourtane @FierceEducation @bimedotcom

10/17 Observe, Ask, and Implement: Ways to Support Students in Overcoming Their Own Anxiety. Anxiety is a “quiet” illness; it’s neither physical nor always visible. Additionally, symptoms can be different from student to student, and from day to day. @10publication @markbarnes19

10/16 Privacy, Porn, and Parents in the Room: Sex Education’s Pandemic Challenges – Sex education involves delicate discussions at the best of times, but the last year has brought unprecedented challenges for students and teachers alike. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

10/16 How to Use Microtracking to Promote Student Autonomy – Guiding students to create lists of learning objectives and what they need to do to meet those goals on time can boost their independence. @amsuad @edutopia

10/14 Earth-Shaking Learning That Kids Love – NoRILLA is a patented mixed-reality educational system bridging physical and virtual worlds to improve STEM learning. @NesraYannier @NorillaLearning

10/14 Five Ways To Teach Empathy For Children Of All Ages – When we think of success, skills like collaboration, time management, and critical thinking may immediately come to mind. While these skills are important, many 21st century employers argue that empathy—the ability to identify with others and share their emotions—is at the heart of success. @teachmag @dalstonEDU @MTPSMattkirk

10/14 The Advanced Placement Racket – Advanced Placement courses harm students and enrich College Board executives. This is Dr. Peter Grey’s opinion. What’s yours? @StevenSinger3 @coopmike48 @PsychToday @DianeRavitch

10/13 “First Lines” Strategy – Check out this strategy from Chuck Poole at Teachonomy. JOIN Teachonomy Edu for FREE and grab the Downloadable Materials. @cpoole27 @TeachonomyEdu

10/13 I am an Administrator, but I am NOT the Punisher. The administration in schools has long been deemed as the people who take care of misbehaving children and staff. @bethhill2829 @DisruptEdToday

10/13 15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google – Collaboration is a critical twenty-first-century skill for our students. Finding ways to facilitate and support collaboration in the classroom is not always easy. @ShakeUpLearning @PearDeck @Flipgrid @padlet @nearpod @Seesaw @GetKahoot @BookCreatorApp @CoSpaces_Edu @Buncee @OneNoteEDU @WeVideo @classcraftgame @InsertLearning @soundtrap

10/13 Five Practices of Truly Tech-Savvy Teachers – The pandemic has been referred to as the biggest educational experiment in history. And it’s not over yet. But already, emerging evidence strongly suggests that teachers and other K-12 educators will continue using technology well after the pandemic recedes. @Eheubeck @educationweek

10/12 Setting the Stage for Current and Future Learner Success – With knowledge readily available and the means to seamlessly engage in digital spaces now the norm, educators need to keep pace and ensure that the strategies they use will serve learners well into the future. @E_Sheninger @LRobbTeacher

10/12 Short Breaks Help Students—and Teachers—Find Their Calm. Simple, quick exercises improve mindfulness, self-regulation, and well-being, for both students and teachers. @edutopia

10/10 Core Leadership Values of Successful Leaders – Understanding the core leadership values is crucial if you want to identify and improve your leadership style. These values are your guiding principles and reflect what you believe is important and worthwhile.

10/10 Master the Art & Science of PBL Unit Design. Project-based learning is a powerful way to engage students in rigorous, authentic learning—but without a well-designed unit plan, it’s virtually impossible to cover the standards. @ThePBLN

10/9 How edtech helps students demonstrate learning in more than one way – Our decisions need to focus on helping students by designing assessments and ways to show what they have learned while also promoting voice and choice in learning. @Rdene915 @neolms @mjmcalliwrites

10/9 Borrowed a School Laptop? Mind Your Open Tabs. Students—many from lower-income households—were likely to use school-issued devices for remote learning. But the devices often contained monitoring software. @sidneyfussell @WIRED

10/7 Five ways schools can more fairly and safely monitor students’ online activities – Students in higher-poverty districts are subjected to more monitoring than those in wealthier districts. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

10/7 Whatever Happened to Digital Textbooks? Larry Cuban fell for the hype about digital textbooks being cheaper and easily accessible to students and teachers without allowing for the innate conservatism of public school officials and teachers. @LarryCuban @CubanLarry

10/5 I Was a ‘Master’ Procrastinator. Here’s the Simple 5-Step Method I Used to Quit the Habit. Fighting procrastination is a life-long battle, but it’s a winnable one–if you use principles of emotional intelligence. @JustinJBariso @Inc

10/5 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. @VictoriaTheTech @eduopia

10/5 Preventing Cyberbullying Resources – Cyberbullying or electronic bullying is a growing problem that destroys young lives by exacerbating or causing mental health and substance use disorders. To prevent those harms, take precautions before cyberbullying starts. @SunshineBehavi1

10/4 Learning Library Skills is Still Important. Google searches are great preliminary starting points for research but once students make it to the academic big time of college, they need to know how to navigate an academic library to ensure optimal success. @mssackstein

10/4 Welcome to the What’s Best for Kids Library
Free live virtual events and video sessions from Times 10 Publications are now available. @markbarnes19 @burnedinteacher

10/2 Personalized learning transfer means book to brain knowledge transfer. Book is the transfer source of knowledge and the student’s brain is the transfer target of learning. This is the universal law of the school ecosystem in which the flow of knowledge transfer describes the mechanism of learning transfer. @Learnography @Zeid_factor

10/2 The Pandemic Makes Dyslexia a Greater Challenge. But We Know How to Solve It. Looking at the differences in learning lost between two different groups of students, one from Sweden and one from England, may shed light on how best to help students with dyslexia in the United States. @goseimyr @EdSurge

10/2 Creating a Culture of Trust In Your Classroom: The Twin Pillars of Authenticity and Vulnerability. Living into our values means that we do more than profess our values, we practice them. @aaronschorn @Getting_Smart

10/1 Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books: 2010-2019 – The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has been documenting attempts to ban books in libraries and schools since 1990. Which books does your school ban? I read several of these in high school. @OIF @WBNG12News

10/1 Strategies for Teaching Students to Estimate – When students practice rounding numbers and estimating answers to problems, these ideas can guide them to get more precise over time. @edutopia

9/30 Five ways schools can more fairly and safely monitor students’ online activities – Student privacy and equity could be two casualties of educators’ Herculean efforts to hand out millions of laptops and tablets to connect families after the COVID shut down last spring, an advocacy group says. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

9/30 Transform your schools with marketing. Here you can find original research, superintendent interviews, and basic marketing guides to get you started. Get a copy for the person in your district responsible for PR. @apptegy @school_ceo

9/30 Do relationships really matter in learning? This is great advice that all teachers can use in only nine minutes from AJ Juliani. @ajjuliani

9/29 Seven Mistakes Districts Have Made During the Pandemic – What do you think have been the biggest mistakes made by district leaders during the pandemic, and what are the lessons that can be learned from them for the future? @Larryferlazzo @educationweek

9/29 The Comprehensive Guide to School Marketing – Unlock your brand identity, establish your online presence and grow your reach. @Apptegy @school_ceo

9/28 What Will Online Learning Look Like in 10 Years? Zoom Has Some Ideas. While post-pandemic growth has slowed as schools resume in-person learning, the company is still flush with cash, reporting over $1 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2021. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge

9/28 What Are The Best Online Learning Tools For Students And Teachers? This post is in the process of being updated with new tools and information being added. @KdanMobile @teachthought

9/28 Bringing Project-Based Mentors into The Educational Fold – The Project-Based Mentorship® model stems from Project-Based Learning theories but the difference is integrating—two different generations and culturally diverse people—around something to “do.” @TeachToWork @Getting_Smart

9/27 Deepen Reflection, Deepen Learning. Student reflection can be THE thing to really change the way we understand student learning. @mssackstein

9/27 Five Tips to Boost Your Data Science Learning – Increase your learning curve by focusing on these 5 things instead of taking more online courses. @TDataScience @BlkHwk0ps @Ronald_vanLoon @Medium

9/27 Nine Research-Based Teaching Strategies for Your Toolbox – How many are you teachers doing already? @Rdene915 @TCEA

9/25 How Drawing Invites Authentic Connection – In an invitation to slow down and look at the world around you, graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton illustrates how drawing can spark deeply human, authentic connections. Drawing can even help with trauma. @wendymac @TEDTalks

9/25 How to Set Up Authentic Assignments in High School English – Assignments that align with standards and hone students’ critical thinking skills can boost their engagement in learning. @ShaneLearning @edutopia

9/25 Why Punctuation Is Important: Humor and Horror. This is a fun lesson that I would have liked when I was in English class. @VanyaWriter @1976write

9/24 How using pop culture references in class can spark student engagement – Project Tomorrow’s CEO notes the ‘poptential’ of clips that are relevant to young generations. @ChrisBurtedu @DA_magazine

9/24 How to Preserve the Good Parts of Pandemic Schooling – For some families, time away from the grind of the daily commute and the academic pressures and social minefields of school has been beneficial. @LauraKClary @MendelsonTamar @educationweek

9/24 Celebrating Student Growth With Formative Data – A look at how one district is working to meet individual student needs and accelerate learning by using ongoing formative data to measure growth. @brholland @LearningAccel @edutopia

9/24 Educoplay: a Free educational games creator. This looks like it’sl worth a try. They also have a Spanish version. @EDUCAPLAY_en @EDUCAPLAY

9/23 Remote Learning Isn’t Just for Emergencies. Schools were less prepared for online learning than they thought they were. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

9/23 What Will Online Learning Look Like in 10 Years? Zoom Has Some Ideas. Their goal is to realize the potential of hybrid learning over the long term, envisioning a world where schools teach partly in-person and partly online. @stephenoonoo @EdSurge

9/22 Get Students CREATING with Global Maker Challenges. In this episode, Kasey interviews Jaime Donally, one of the Global Maker Day organizers about the power of creating and sharing on a global level. @ShakeUpLearning @JaimeDonally

9/22 Jane Kise—Doable Differentiation: Twelve Strategies to Meet the Needs of All Learners – Dr. Jane Kise is the author of 27 books and an organizational presenter with extensive experience in leadership development and executive coaching, instructional coaching, and differentiated instruction. @JaneKise @PrincipalCenter

9/22 Why Do Students Disengage? Start by scrolling down to figure 1. to see the nine reasons. @DFISHERSDSU @NancyFrey @uleadconference @AdrianoDiPrato @ASCD

9/22 The Future of Blended Learning: What Educators Need to Know – The pandemic and the increasing use of technology in K-12 education it prompted has added renewed energy to the blended learning movement as most students are now learning in school buildings. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

9/21 Five Ways To Launch Your Genius Hour Projects to the World – A Genius Hour or 20% Time Project involves three of the main components that engage students. @ajjuliani

9/20 How To Grow From Non-Coder to Data Scientist in six Months – Here is a complete guide with all required resources. @rsharankumar @TDataScience @chidambara09 @enilev

9/19 Here’s One Way to Improve Students’ Reading Scores: Get Them Eyeglasses. A new randomized clinical trial of a vision screening and eyeglasses program at the Baltimore City public schools finds providing rapid eye exams and glasses, in addition to standard vision screenings, uncovered significantly more vision problems and improved reading performance. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

9/19 A Hop, Skip, and a Jump: Creating Your Own Sensory Path. The possibilities for creating a sensory path to give students a movement break are endless. Here’s what schools across the country are doing. @HoaPNguyen_ @edutopia

9/19 Five Montessori Hacks to Encourage Independence for Back-to-School – Here are a few Montessori-inspired hacks to empower your child to do things for themselves, boosting their self-confidence and self-esteem through their independence. @TheEverymom @DisneyDream717 @AndreaCoventry

9/18 Carol Dweck on Nurturing Students’ Growth Mindsets Through Protest and Pandemic – A growth mindset—the belief that intelligence can be developed, which in turn boosts academic achievement—has revolutionized teaching for many educators. @AriannaProthero @CarolDweckDSU @EducationWeek

9/18 Catering to Learning Styles Isn’t Just Ineffective: It Can Harm Learning. The learning styles meshing hypothesis explains that individuals have preferred learning styles (e.g. auditory, visual, etc.) and that instruction that matches that preference will improve learning. This theory has no empirical evidence to support it and it’s a bit dangerous. @AceThatTest @DrSilverFox

9/17 Concrete not Sand – build on what they know. Sometimes without even realizing it, the teacher is building on sand. The learning is tentative or not grasped at all.. and students slip through the net; gaps widen. @teacherhead @teacherhead

9/17 Five important ed-tech lessons schools are learning from the pandemic = Why the kind of devices distributed to students matter just as much as getting those devices into their hands. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

9/17 What School Looks Like When Learning Moves Outside – Teaching outside can open up new possibilities. Try not to take the same old lesson outside. @jaclynborowski @educationweek

9/15 Are Electives Really Student Choice? As education is beginning to shift more and more and schools are beginning to understand that students must be engaged in their learning not just because they HAVE to pass a class or a test but because the point of school is to hopefully instill a love of learning, we need to really examine the way we program students during the day. @mssackstein

9/15 Best Feel-Good Middle-Grade Books – If you don’t have these books in your middle school library perhaps you should. Share with librarians you know. @readingMG @Mrs_Bookdragon

9/13 20 Suggestions About Teaching in a Class Where All Students Have Laptops – Many teachers will now be teaching for the first time in the physical classroom with students who have laptops every day. @Larryferlazzo @educationweek

9/13 Critical Thinking – Is there an app for that? I recently asked my students to reflect on our first unit of study and present their reflections to me. They needed to identify and explain what they learned using the Foundation for Critical Thinking’s “Elements of Thought.” @EducatorsTech @TCEA @juliehstern @4thethinkers

9/11 Three Questions That Will Help School Leaders Navigate This Year – This simple framework gives administrators a way to help ensure that any changes made now will lead to measurable improvements. @bhodgesEDU @LainieRowell @edutopia @Rdene915 @LainieRowell

9/10 How Simulation in Education Benefits Students and Patients – Simulation-based learning places students in situations where they can put their classroom knowledge into practice. In healthcare, simulation-based learning has been part of curricula since the 18th century; it has been continually evolving as technology advances. @uofstaug

9/10 Giving Back to Teachers – Through our Great Teacher Giveback, we’re working to ease the burden on teachers. We’re giving away four $500 prizes to help deserving teachers outfit their classrooms with new supplies this fall. Click here to learn more about the contest or enter for yourself or on behalf of your favorite teacher. @savings

9/8 ow Technology Can Help Build Relationships, Ease Anxiety, and Empower Learners – In this episode, Kasey chats with Stacey Roshan about how she transformed her classroom using the power of technology. Technology doesn’t have to be impersonal. @ShakeUpLearning

9/8 Twelve Good Places to Find Historical Images to Spark Inquiry – Assign each student to check out one and write a review for the class. @rmbyrne @DocsTeach @WDLorg @Flickr @librarycongress @unsplash @britishmuseum @PublicDomainRev

9/6 17 Great Books for Anyone Who Wants to Get Ahead in Life – Why read? It’s a practice widely held by high achievers who get ahead by learning from the wisdom of others. @salubriousdish @TechNews25 @Inc

9/6 Teaching Strategies That Support Students’ Individuality – When teachers make a point of recognizing the diversity of their students, they can help all students make deeper connections to what they’re learning. @MJ_Fievre @ThaddeusBTeach @edutopia

9/3 The 53rd PDK Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools – Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Americans continue to have high opinions of their local schools and teachers in particular. @pdkintl

9/3 Starr Sacstein becomes the Chief Operating Officer at Mastery Portfolio. Be sure to chekc out the product here. @mssackstein @MasteryForAll

9/3 The Research Behind PBL, Genius Hour, and Choice In The Classroom – Students did better on AP tests when engaging in project-based learning. APGOV students engaged in PBL in high-achieving schools “had a 30 percent higher pass rate on the APGOV exam than non-PBL students in comparable schools. @ajjuliani

9/2 Five Steps to Becoming a Life Coach – Coaching is a vast field, so professionals have a myriad of niches to choose from. This helps coaches market their services to a specific type of clientele and gives potential customers confidence that the coach has expertise in helping people with their unique challenges. @becomeukjobs

9/2 Six Strategies For Creating An Inquiry-Driven Classroom – More and more, researchers are finding that Habits of Mind and ‘21 Century Skills‘ such as curiosity, persistence, collaboration, growth mindset, critical thinking, and creativity are malleable and, when fostered, improve learning across all academic domains. @TeachThought @ERobbPrincipa

9/1 Give Students Power in Their Learning Process. Ask them how they like to learn – a conversation about the ways they learn best can be an optimal chance to really explore how well you are meeting student needs and offer more choice afterward. @mssackstein

9/1 This challenge is advancing education solutions to help students thrive. The WorldClass Education Challenge builds upon Deloitte’s WorldClass initiative and helps advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #4 to provide a quality education for all. @PunitRenjen @TechNews25 @CyberDigitalTec @WEFUplink @wef

9/1 Unplanned Lessons: What Pandemic Education Has Taught Teachers. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, American educators have experienced unprecedented change and challenges. But not everything unexpected is undesirable. @MindShiftKQED @crewsertech

8/31 How To Date In Middle School – This is the story of a mom with a sixth-grade daughter that most parents should be able to relate to. @WhisperAmber @themomtessorian

8/31 The 5E Instructional Model – Why you should be using in your classroom – The 5E Model provides a strategy that engages students in more learning activities. @NGS_Education @AllAboutTHEPACT @TCEA

8/31 Sixteen Characteristics Of A Critical Thinking Classroom – The premise here is straightforward: clarifying what critical thinking might ‘look like’ in the classroom. Put another way, what are some indicators that rational thought and careful, critical thinking is not just ‘visible,’ but a part of the culture of a classroom. @terryheickedu @lifeismaikai @TCEA @teachthought

8/30 Year one of plastic neutrality: Nestlé PH recovers 27,000 tons of waste. Nestlé Philippines has achieved a fresh milestone in tackling plastic waste as it completes its first year of plastic neutrality, the first multinational fast-moving consumer goods company in the country to do so. @tarametblog @certifiedWAHM

8/30 These college majors have the best return on investment. A college degree is still one of the best ways to increase your earning potential, but not all have the same value. Make sure your kids know this. @thewordsmithm @CNBCMakeIt

8/29 Five Benefits of Conducting Mind Mapping Activities – The process of creating a digital mind map begins with one keyword or term placed in the center of the screen. Often, the central keyword or term is represented by an image or icon. @rmbyrne

8/29 Eight in ten teachers think coding kids are better problem solvers. Computer science lessons can have a positive effect on soft skills development, according to a majority of respondents in OKdo’s new study. @Educ_Technology @New081082 @Philip_D_Hughes

8/29 Teachers: Here Are Tips for Using Your New ‘Geeky’ Skills to Improve Classroom Management. There’s no question that pandemic learning has forced teachers to quickly transform their classroom management strategies. Now that school may finally be on its way back to something closer to normal, how can educators use the lessons of the past year to reshape classroom management? @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

8/27 Digital transformation fatigue: six ways to fight it now – The pandemic only exacerbated the risk of digital transformation burnout for teams that logged long hours to deliver critical capabilities at warp speed. Fight fatigue using these strategies. @4enterprisers @chidambara09 @machinelearnTec

8/27 Five important ed-tech lessons schools are learning from the pandemic – Why the kind of devices distributed to students matter just as much as getting those devices into their hands – @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

8/25 Growth Mindset Leadership & The Pygmalion Effect – Our mindsets impact others more than we realize. As leaders, we can use this to improve the learning environment. @learner_lab

8/25 Practice Makes Permanent and Games Make it Fun. Research on brains and learning tells us that practice makes permanent. This is good if they’re practicing the skill correctly, not so good if they’re practicing the skill incorrectly! I suspect we all know the pain of unlearning a bad habit! @ElemntryMatters

8/24 What does it mean to be ‘evidence-informed in teaching? With the publication of the Education Endowment Foundation report on Cognitive Science Approaches in the Classroom, there’s been a flurry of discussion about what it says and what the implications are for teachers. @teacherhead

8/24 Three Quick Tips to Support Social-Emotional Learning – The past two school years have been unlike any other in the past. For many students, teachers, and families, there have been shifts between in-person and online instruction. @ClassTechTips @RiseVisionTeam

8/21 How to Get Others to Adopt Your Recommendation – There is a process for how actionable recommendations evolve. You explore data and find a problem or opportunity. @nancyduarte @MITSloan @TrippBraden @mitsmr

8/20 Flipped Classroom, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Edtech Reform – Welcome to GotTechED the Podcast! In this episode, Guise and Nick interview Kyle Niemis, co-creator of ClassroomQ, an exciting new way to manage students’ questions during class. @WeGotTechED @KyleNiemis @ClassroomQ @gotteched

8/20 Virtual Learning Was Better for Some Kids. Here’s What Teachers Learned From Them. Kareem Neal, a 24-year veteran educator, noticed something surprising when his school went all virtual last year: Not only did most of the students in his self-contained, special education class navigate the change better than he expected, three of them blossomed academically. @kareem_neal @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

8/17 How to protect your district from ransomware attacks – It’s important to have a plan, because ransomware attacks are not an ‘if,’ but a ‘when.’ Does your district have a plan? @NeuShield @eschoolnews

8/17 Is Your Head Spinning? 7 Decision-making Tips for Principals – Delaware high school principal Kristina Macbury wrote an essay in September of 2019 for the National Association of Secondary School Principals that posed this question: “How do you make the most difficult decisions?” @MacburyKristina @kbushweller @AriannaProthero @EducationWeek

8/16 What Have I Been Doing for My Students That They Could Do for Themselves? Letting young students make mistakes teaches them valuable lessons about taking ownership of the process of learning. @KaterinaHWatson @edutopia

8/16 Students Must Learn to Think Critically. It’s Up to Us to Teach Them How. This is how one teacher approaches this important topic. @Edsurge

8/16 NYC teachers demand ‘safer’ reopening with remote option — and no academic screenings. The group has a list of eight ultimatums they want to be enacted when the school year begins, including barring any unvaccinated people over the age of 12 from instructional spaces; a mask mandate, “strict adherence” to social distancing — and a remote option. @conorskelding @nypost

8/15 Building Classroom Culture, Part 2: Lifelines – One teacher recognized there are going to be days when you’re going to feel like you need to study for a test or when you didn’t get something done. @MonteSyrie @teacher2teacher

8/15 The Lorax Warned Us 50 Years Ago, But We Didn’t Listen. Call it fate or an unfortunate coincidence that Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax celebrates its 50th anniversary the same week the United Nations releases an urgent report on the dire consequences of human-induced climate change. This has always been my favorite Seuss book. @elizblair @MorningEdition @npr

8/14 Kids getting exposed to hardcore porn is a catastrophe we CAN fix. In the meantime be sure to have a conversation or two with your kids on this subject. @BenjaminNolotc @nypost @UofNH @Pornhub

8/14 A View From the Hot Seat: How One District Leader Is Confronting COVID-19’s Latest Twists. Jeanie Johnson, assistant superintendent for administrative services, helps lead the COVID-19 response for the Midway Independent School District in Texas. @drsuperville @KWKTFOX44 @educationweek

8/13 Empower Students to Self-Assess for Report Card Grades. Here is a video of how Starr Sackstein has been using Google forms to include students in the conversation about their grades. @mssackstein

8/12 Personalized Learning’s Big Test Is Coming This School Year. Chances are learning gaps are even wider than they were pre-pandemic so personalized learning only make sense. @BenjaminBHerold @Educationweek

8/12 Not Your Dad’s Diorama: Using Tech Tools to Enhance a Traditional Assignment – When teachers pair dioramas with modern technology, student engagement, and learning get a boost. @MatthewXJoseph @Buncee @edutopia @ChrisQuinn64

8/11 RTI and Personalization: A Dynamic Duo – This represents a multi-tiered process to identify the behavior and learning needs of struggling students early on and then provide specific support in the form of interventions. @E_Sheninger @tsschmidty

8/10 Five Ways Student Choice Impacts Learning – Given a real choice students are inspired and motivated to learn by themselves, and by each other. And they do a much better job at inspiring than a teacher ever could. @ajjulian

8/9 Fifteen New Primary Source Activities from DocsTeach – Not only does DocsTeach host a large, curated collection of primary source documents it also offers templates for developing online activities about those documents. Additionally, DocsTeach offers hundreds of pre=made primary source lesson activities. @DocsTeach @rmbyrne

8/9 Observe, Ask, and Implement: Ways to Support Students in Overcoming Their Own Anxiety – Anxiety is a “quiet” illness; it’s neither physical nor always visible. Additionally, symptoms can be different from student to student, and from day to day. Because of this, anxiety falls victim to perception. @10publications

8/9 10 Ways to Help Your Daughter Get Over Her Boyfriend – A breakup is like a drug withdrawal. Anyone with a young daughter should read this. @parentteendr @PsychToday @themomtessorian @parentteendr

8/7 Teachers’ union sues Rhode Island mom over requests for CRT curriculum info. This is an issue that is impacting more school districts daily. What’s going on in your schools. @SChamberlainNYP @NYPost

8/7 Students as Coauthors of Learning: A Resources Guide – By inviting learners to coauthor experiences we help them build the most important skills and dispositions they’ll need to succeed in a changing world. Incorporating student voice and choice in learning design builds agency and promotes ownership of learning. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

8/7 Setting Up a Classroom Is Hard. See the Creative Ways These Teachers Did It. Every summer, teachers spend hours and days planning for the year ahead, including by shaping a physical space where students can feel welcome, build relationships, and grow. @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

8/6 Here are two innovative ideas for virtual learning post-COVID. In one Texas district, virtual tutors will have a vested interest in student outcomes. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

8/5 Eight Fun Activities for Teaching Inference
Students need inferencing skills in all subject areas. But how do you teach inferencing? @tanyagmarshall @americantesol @TCEA

8/5 Go Gradeless in 2021: Why You Should Ditch Grades in Your Classroom – What if you knew that some aspect of education damaged students’ motivation, growth mindset, relationships with their teachers, and performance on standardized exams? Wouldn’t you do everything in your power to eliminate or at least limit these impacts?
@AaronSBlackwel1 @iamchiaravalli @spaces_edu @TG2Chat @edwebnet

8/5 Sparking Inquiry in the Classroom – No matter the subject taught or concepts explored, questions are more important than answers if inquiry is the goal. @E_Sheninger @TonySinanis

8/4 Eight ways school leaders continued to innovate during the pandemic – New ed-tech exchange lets educators share insights into what works best. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

8/3 Plagerism Checker – Have your students use this before they submit written assignments. @smallseotools @TechNews25 @dr2alshehri

8/3 Reimagining Alternative Education – Alternative education should be framed not as a last resort for ‘bad’ students but as a way to provide positive, intentional supports. @drtesharobinson @edutopia

8/2 What to Say Instead of ‘I’m Proud of You’ – Here are a few phrases middle and high school teachers can use to cultivate conversation while celebrating student achievements. @Tarn_Wilson @edutopia @DavidGeurin @mccoyderek

8/2 Understanding Learning ‘Acceleration’: Going Slow to Go Fast. In many places, a model known as acceleration is being billed as the way to ameliorate less-than-ideal learning conditions from this past school year. @Stephen_Sawchuk @LianaLoewus @EducationWeek

8/2 85+ Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom – Check out this list of more than 85 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom. @ShakeUpLearning

8/1/2021 If You Want Students to Hear You, Communicate One to One. So how can we reach those people who aren’t achieving to their highest level? We need to make it personal. @mssackstein

8/1/2021 The Six Leadership Lessons From the Pandemic One superintendent shares his pandemic learning. @DrVroonland @educationweek

8/1/2021 “How Have You Failed?” One Way to Encourage Students to Take Risks. When students feel like they might be failing, you want them to understand that what they’re really doing is learning. @JillDuBois22 @teacher2teacher

7/30 When Teachers and School Counselors Become Informal Mentors, Students Thrive. For years, the research has been clear: Teacher-student relationships matter. And now, a new working paper shines more light on just how important these relationships can be for students’ academic success. @madeline_will @educationweek

7/30 Blended Learning: What It Is and What It Is Not. The pandemic has elevated the phrase “blended learning.” When schools closed or shifted to hybrid schedules, many institutions turned to blended learning to navigate the new demands placed on teachers and educational institutions. @Catlin_Tucker @Jeff_Zoul

7/30 Improving Learning Continuity with Tech: 4 Ways Schools Can Use Relief Funds. District leaders must plan carefully to implement long-term solutions and maximize the efficiency of the recent influx of federal funding. @bshopp01 @EdTech_K12

7/29 Four ways to make remote learning equal or superior to in-person instruction – Instructional materials have a greater impact when they are tech-enabled, culturally responsive and support families. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

7/29 The Pandemic Forced My District to Make One Big Change Worth Keeping. The disruptive change of COVID-19 can offer opportunities even in the face of tragedy. @EHSD_eforti @educationweek

7/29 How to Reduce Screen Time for Kids This Summer – Let’s take a look at some ways that can help you control and limit the amount of time your child is allowed to spend staring at a screen this summer. @icsfblog @themomtessorian

7/29 Play Will Be More Important Than Ever in Preschool This Year. Play can help the youngest students transition to in-person learning and develop skills they need for the future. @sara_lahayne @edutopia

7/28 Accelerating Learning: Tech Advice to Make It Happen – Schools around the country have a big task ahead of them: Making sure that students are ready to dive into the next grade, after a school year in which instruction for many kids was spotty, at best. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

7/27 A psychotherapist says parents who raise confident, mentally strong kids always do these 3 things when praising their children. As parents, we want our kids to feel good about themselves, so we try to praise them as much as possible. @jessvanderwier @CNBCMakeIt @TrippBraden @BigRedRuckus @TashaJacksTweet @AngelBe17633192

7/27 ‘Learning Loss, in General, Is a Misnomer’: Study Shows Kids Made Progress During COVID-19. Even though the pandemic has interrupted learning, students are still making progress in reading and math this year, according to a new analysis from the assessment provider Renaissance. @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

7/26 Should All Children Have Their Cholesterol Checked? The current generation of American kids may be one of the first generations to be less healthy and have shorter lifespans than their parents. @nutrition_facts

7/26 Why Emotionally Intelligent Minds Embrace the 3-Question Rule. A few seconds can make a huge difference. @JUSTINJBARISO @Inc @TrippBraden @justinjbariso

7/26 Students Need Better Connections. To Wi-Fi, Yes, But Also to Teachers. We have a ‘relationship divide’ in our schools @SuptEnfield @HighlineSchools

7/25 Get Kids Drawing to Deepen Learning. There are many ways of showing what you know and too often, we think that kids should either be writing or speaking to do it. @mssackstein

7/25 Blending with the Station Rotation Model – Technology is a significant component, but not every activity has to incorporate some type of tool. The key is to find strategic ways to use it as a means to improve learning. @E_Sheninger @thomascmurray

7/25 Four Questions for the Future of Education – Ask any teacher what they are preparing students for and you will get a variety of answers. @RACzyz @tinamonte @girlworld4 @itsmeSpiri @staceylindes @KleinErin @atkauffman @MathDenisNJ @PrincipalSahli @Glenn1809 @Vroom6 @chrisp16 @TaraMartinEDU

7/25 The Absurd Proposal to Put Bodycams on Teachers Is … Feasible? The idea to monitor educators so they don’t teach critical race theory seems ridiculous. But schools are already rife with invasive surveillance. @sidneyfussell @WIRED

7/24 How Every Child Can Thrive by Five – “What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?” asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. @minderoo

7/24 Three lessons pandemic teaching taught about what self-care REALLY means = Here is another blog post dedicated to encouraging you as you continue teaching during and after the pandemic. @taenos99 @Angela_Watson

7/22 How Can Teachers Better Understand Students? A New Breed of Assessment Will Try to Help. @cgewertz @educationweek

7/22 Podcast: Playing the Game of School with Leader of Learning – In this episode, Starr Sackstein was interviewed by Dan Kreiness, a fellow ASCD Emerging Leader. @mssackstein @dr_kreiness

7/22 The Three Most Effective Instructional Strategies for Science—According to Teachers = Show students where I have failed and how I take steps to improve my performance. @Larryferlazzo @educationweel

7/19 Online Learning Is Not the Enemy. Remote learning is here to stay so let’s not blame it for everything. @kives @EdSurge

7/18 Expectations Are Crap! Find Your Happy. Real life is hard! It’s full of disappointment. There’s pressure. Stress. Failure. Death. We quickly find that things don’t always end up the way we thought they would. @EmilyJPH

7/18 A Simple Way I Show Students They’re Growing Every Day – You actually don’t even really know where your comfort zone ends until you push yourself into that stretch zone. @LiviaChanL @teacher2teache

7/17 The Ultimate Summer Reading (and Listening) List for Principals – Before your summer downtime starts to vanish, take time to recharge your brains, find inspiration, and generate ideas for the fall. @l_maxwell @educationweek

7/17 During COVID-19, Schools Have Made a Mad Dash to 1-to-1 Computing. What Happens Next? The whole pandemic has been like a big proof of concept for 1-to-1. Now it’s taking all of those learnings and putting them into [practice]. What does 2021-22 look like? @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

7/16 Mastery Portfolio: Results with Standards-Based Grading for Your Community. Mastery Portfolio is a collection of web-based tools and professional development experiences designed to improve education practices. @MasteryForAll @mssackstein

7/16 How Will Bans on ‘Divisive’ Classroom Topics Be Enforced? Here’s What 10 States Plan to Do. In Arizona, teachers who talk about racism and sexism in violation of a new state law can have their certification revoked by the state. Tennessee will take money away from the teacher’s school district. And, in New Hampshire, parents will be allowed to directly sue the school district. @Eeshapendharkar @educationweek

7/16 Why Teachers Should Keep A Journal – Write down a few sentences almost every night, taking note of the things that happened that day that you want to celebrate, things that you need to explore further, things that frustrated you, questions you have, stories you want to remember, and people you meet. @laffinteach @TeachWriteEDU ​@drkaren

7/15 The Case for Embracing Messy Leadership in Schools – Leadership has always been a bit messy, especially in schools, where leaders have always had to navigate ambiguity and complexity. But prior to 2020 much of the messiness was hidden. @SeanTSlade @am_gallagher @EdSurge

7/15 Why Should Schools Teach Digital Literacy – In understanding the shift from literacy to digital literacy–or rather to understand them both in their own native contexts–it may help to take a look at the underlying assumptions of digital literacy. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

7/15 Five Personalized Learning Strategies for the Online Learner – Over the years, the need for learning to become more student-centered as opposed to teacher-centered has changed the scenery of teaching and learning. @kraouna @Learnworlds @Getting_Smart

7/15 Harnessing the five benefits of online learning post-COVID – Online learning can help students overcome some of the challenges of traditional instruction. @DA_magazine

7/14 How can schools make the most out of virtual PD? When creating a virtual professional development event, school leaders should design it to fit its unique intended purpose and not expect it to look the same as an in-person event. @shawnadelarosa @KatieNovakUDL @katiemartinedu @K12DiveNews @dvodicka

7/13 How Music Helps Resolve Our Deepest Inner Conflicts – Music can help us reconcile our conflicted emotions when making choices and can assist in overcoming cognitive dissonance. @NeuroscienceNew @aDolphinCries @dlhampton

7/13 Teaching Black History Year-Round Requires Rigorous Sight – One month a year never made sense to me and it was the coldest, shortest month. The same is true for woman’s history. @UrbanEdDJ @edutopia

7/12 The Supreme Court’s Vulgar Snapchat Ruling and What It Means for Students’ Free Speech – The Supreme Court last week sided with a former high school cheerleader after a profane Snapchat post got her suspended from the team. Here’s what the court said and the case’s impact on student speech rights. @eric_radio @educationweek

7/12 Why People Lose Motivation — and What Managers Can Do to Help – At some point, every leader has dealt with a person — or, worse, a group of people — who has lost motivation. @DanCable1 @HarvardBiz @pettet50

7/12 Where is Your Learning Culture? So how do we begin to transform culture? The journey starts with being honest about where you are in order to chart a path forward to get to the place you want to be. Reflection is a powerful tool for growth. @E_Sheninger @VipulaSharma1

7/11 Bibcitation for Chrome – Earlier this year Bibcitation launched an update Chrome extension that makes it easy for students to properly cite sources of information. @bibcitationapp @rmbyrne

7/11 Three Things You Can Do This Summer to Be a Better Teacher in the Fall – It doesn’t matter what grade or subjects you teach, how long you’ve been teaching, or where—there are three universal things that all educators can to do be a better teacher in the fall. @ElizabethLStein @EducationWeek

7/9 Five Reasons Leaders Need Time Out – In working with leaders and facilitating leadership programs, one of the key things we hear is from people regularly is that leaders are increasingly critically time-poor, and that is not going to be a surprise to you. @CardinalRos

7/9 Six Ways for Teachers to Recharge in the Summer – How can you maximize our summer days to help us buy back time during the year when we need it? @DyanBranstetter @artsintegration @EducatorsTech @SELearningEDU

7/8 (Un)Grading: It Can Be Done in College. One professor explains her (un)grading system where the students do the grading, while she focuses on feedback. @OnlineCrsLady @mssackstein

7/8 The Benefits Of Leadership Coaching – If you’ve been considering leadership coaching recently, you’re not alone. Every day, high-performance leaders wonder whether executive coaching is the next step in their leadership journey. @CardinalRos @PeopleDevelop1

7/7 27 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom – Teachers who use, “Assessment FOR learning,” involve their students in ongoing self-assessment in ways that reveal to those learners where they are headed in their learning, where they are now in relation to those expectations, and how each student can close the gap between the two. @ShakeUpLearning @RStiggins

7/7 Technology can level the playing field for disabled people in the workforce. One in six people worldwide have a disability – and faces economic exclusion. Ensuring digital transformation includes disabled people also brings larger economic benefits. @talalrafi7 @wef @joe4rialtousd @talalrafi7

7/7 How to Recognize A Strong Leader In A Group Of People – In any group of people there will be a few who show leadership qualities, even if they’re not fully developed. Here are some things to look for if you want to know who’s capable of being a strong leader. @lollyDaskal

7/6 How to Diversify Your Toy Box – Here are ways to create a multiracial and multicultural spectrum in a child’s activities and toys. @blackmomsblog @nytimes

7/6 Eight Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions – What teacher wouldn’t want their students to ask better questions? @hrheingold @terryheickedu @TeachThought @WSroufe @ERobbPrincipal

7/4 Computer Science for ALL? For people who believe in this it has been slow to happen. @jennoldham @LarryCuban

7/4 Seven Questions to Reflect on Kindness – Kindness is more than being nice. It’s great to do nice things for people, and that’s certainly part of being kind. But true kindness goes deeper. @DavidGeurin @schug_dennis

7/3 How to Fix 7 Fatal Flaws in Tech Professional Development – Professional development to help educators use technology for teaching and learning has been critical for decades, but also riddled with pitfalls. @AlysonRKlein @EducationWeek

7/2/2021 Video: Six Tips For Going Gradeless – This only lasts 1:35, but it should get to thinking about making grades less important. @mssackstein @Cat_McGrath_NYC @MikeMirandi

7/2/2021 What is Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning? This variation of reinforcement learning is great to solve complex problems by decomposing them into small tasks. @jrdothoughts @bexxmodd @arXiv__ml

6/30 Vaccinating Kids Against COVID-19: Why Families Are Afraid and How Schools Can Help. The stakes are high: Strong vaccination rates are seen as key to middle and high schools returning to anything resembling pre-pandemic normalcy in many places this fall. @AriannaProthero @Educationweek

6/30 The Police-Free Schools Movement Made Headway. Has It Lost Momentum? As a principal I never had police in my school. This could be a good discussion topic for middle school on up. @jbrownedianis @EducationWeek

6/30 How HyperDocs Can Make Schoolwork More Student Friendly. HyperDocs are a way to give high school students easy access to everything they need for the week in one place. @lkolb @edutopia

9/29 Three Rare Signs That Say You Were Meant to Be a Good Leader – Practicing these every day will lead to great results and, even better, great relationships at work. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @ScottGraffius

9/29 Ego Is the Enemy of Good Leadership. An inflated ego makes us susceptible to manipulation among other things. @RasmusTPP @HarvardBiz @Damien_CABADI

6/27 How To Turn Ideas Into Action – Darcy Bakkegard is an English/Theatre teacher and professional development coach who got tired of traditional sit-n-get PD and now creates the type of PD she always wanted. @DBakkegard @coolcatteacher

6/26 U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Cheerleader Who Posted Vulgar Snapchat Message. Administrators in all districts should read this carefully. @Educationweek @markfwal @MahanoyAreaSD

6/26 Eleven facts about today’s K-12 IT leadership – Broadband access and the ever-growing equity gap are among K-12 IT leaders’ top concerns, according to CoSN’s annual IT Leadership Survey. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

6/26 How Arkansas jumped ahead on K-12 computer science – Computer science standards are meant to be embedded across content areas, starting in kindergarten. @Zalaznick @universitybiz @DA_magazine

6/26 Help! How Do I Make My Workplace More Diverse? Megan offers advice for casting your net—because there’s no excuse for a hiring pool where everyone looks the same. @megreenwell @WIRED

6/25 What to Say Instead of ‘I’m Proud of You’ – Here are a few phrases middle and high school teachers can use to cultivate conversation while celebrating student achievements. @Tarn_Wilson @edutopia @DavidGeurin @mccoyderek

6/25 Understanding Learning ‘Acceleration’: Going Slow to Go Fast. In many places, a model known as acceleration is being billed as the way to ameliorate less-than-ideal learning conditions from this past school year. @Stephen_Sawchuk @LianaLoewus @EducationWeek

6/24 Make Complex Texts Accessible For All Students. We allow them to dislike it. We give them permission to get angry about it, but then we remind them that if it elicits any kind of emotional response, there is probably a reason worth exploring. What about the text is evoking the response? @mssackstein

6/24 12 Future Ready Activities for ANY Classroom – The Three Phases of Blended Learning focuses on the four learning studios. The four different learning studios include a mini-lesson with the teacher, an independent activity, a digital content studio, and a future-ready skill activity. @dsdPD @drkarenn @TCE

6/24 COVID Forced Schools to Innovate: Let’s Build on What They Learned. Ask your teachers what they did differently during COVID that was better and tell them to keep doing it. @dvodicka @katiemartinedu @Getting_Smart

6/22 Most Managers Don’t Know How to Coach People. But They Can Learn. Are you successful at coaching your employees? Many executives are unable to correctly answer this question because they think they’re coaching when they’re actually just telling their employees what to do. @JuliajMilner @HarvardBiz @TrippBraden

6/22 21 Ways to Ignite Summer Learning – With what could arguably be the hardest school year any of us or our children have experienced behind us, we’re all excited about a more seemingly normal summer and the opportunity to extend learning at home and out in our communities. @Jess_Slusser @Getting_Smart

6/22 Early Education’s 800 Pound Gorilla – Like it or not, producing media content is now the coin of the realm for all institutions, brands, and companies. What is your school doing to help kids make videos? @animationchefs @AnimatingKids

6/21 The Best First Jobs for People Interested in Entrepreneurship – Aspiring entrepreneurs should be especially conscious of their first career choices, as it can be the experience they need to prepare for their own ventures. @milesj @Entrepreneur @RecruiterDotCom

6/21 Cultivating Number Sense Among Middle and High School Students – The ability to make an educated guess is an important skill that develops with practice. @emmajchiappetta @Edutopia

6/21 Nine reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class – How can we incorporate great pedagogy, the best content, and meaningful technology into our classroom? HyperDocs! Here are 9 reasons why you should start using them in your class. @jmattmiller @ShellTerrell

6/20 Cyberattacks Are on the Rise. Here’s How Schools Should Respond (Downloadable Guide) @MarkALieberman @ginatomko

6/20 Why Are We Turning Our Backs on Remote Learning? The current debate over remote learning feels politically charged. @DrTheresaRouse

6/20 I Taught Online School This Year. It Was a Disgrace. (Lilac Almagor) Online schools worked for some kids, but not everyone. @MsAlmagor @LarryCuban

6/18 Build Interactive Lessons for Free with SMART Learning Suite Online. An interactive lesson typically includes moments for students to pause, actively process information, and take some type of action. @classtechtips

6/18 Whatever Happened to Teaching Grammar? In districts committed to following Common Core curriculum standards, grammar instruction, especially memorizing rules and diagramming sentences, has faded from classroom lessons over the past half-century. How come? @LarryCuban

6/18 The Electric Future Of Education Transportation – School systems and/or their transportation partners will use a combination of electric buses and vans (possibly shared with a municipality), youth rideshare services (like HopSkipDrive), and electric bicycles. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

6/18 How to Foster Metacognitive Skills for Independent Learning – Giving students tools to explore how they think and learn can be a powerful way to deepen understanding and build self-sufficiency—in the classroom and beyond. @kimberlydtanner @daviddunning6 @Edutopia

6/17 Chuck Poole’s Midweek Motivation Vidoe – Take five minutes for a cool story and consider replying with one of your own. @cpoole27

6/17 Three Ways to Support Understaffed IT Departments – Schools can use student volunteers and invest wisely in technologies to ease the burden on IT teams. When I was IT director I hired top students for programming and repair work. @rebeccatorchia @EdTech_K12

6/17 Seven Augmented Reality Tools for the Classroom – A technology integration specialist shares some ways her district uses augmented reality to boost engagement in learning. @cmdanhoff @Edutopia

6/17 Three ways to turbocharge K-12 computer science – Many schools of education do not include computer science in teacher preparation. @DA_magazine

6/16 Carol Dweck Revisits the ‘Growth Mindset.’ A growth mindset isn’t just about effort. Perhaps the most common misconception is simply equating the growth mindset with effort. Certainly, effort is key for students’ achievement, but it’s not the only thing. @Jori_Bolton @EducationWeek

6/15 Five lessons for forming better relationships with ELL families – One teacher thought she had a good grasp of ELL families’ struggles to adapt to unfamiliar school systems. Then her husband got a six-month research fellowship in Germany. @rose_metro @EducationWeek

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  1. Thanks so much for the link, Doug! Really appreciate you linking to my site! I love what you’re doing here. I like the idea of keeping a running list of stuff you find through the summer. I’ll have to consider stealing that in a future site update. ;-)

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