9/5 Using Art to Boost Students’ Social Skills – Integrating the arts throughout the elementary school curriculum gives students the tools they need to express themselves. @CollinsNBCT @edutopia

7/26 When should you let your kid quit? It’s mid-season and your child is aching to quit something. What should you do? @LindaFlanagan2 @AnnieDuke @MindShiftKQED

7/26 What Kids Miss When They Go Without School/a> – Often it’s only when an institution goes missing that we come to recognize its value. @DLabaree @LarryCuban

7/25 Tim Knowles and Amit Sevak on What To Do with the Carnegie Unit – The future driver of education will be skill rather than time or place. @_AmitSevak @Getting_Smart

7/25 ‘One-size-fits-all education’ is a relic of the past: teacher survey. Seven in 10 high school teachers agree that a one-size-fits-all education, with the same curriculum and teaching methods for all students, is a thing of the past. @SWNS @nypost

7/25 Moving Beyond Status in Math Class – By focusing on ideas rather than individual students, math teachers can move beyond assumptions that some kids are ‘good’ at math. via Janamarie Sunkle and Polly Wagner @pwagnerivy @edutopia

7/25 The Absurd Logistics of Concert Tours – If you and/or your kids go to concerts of bands on the road you should find this interesting. @wendoverpro

7/21 Three Ways to Upgrade Your School Device Management – Do you even have a system for managing devices in your school? @ClassTechTips

7/21 The Future of Children’s Television Isn’t Television. Children’s media is its own universe, where YouTube sits at the center—but gaming platforms are closing in. @Knibbs @WIRED

7/21 Using Free Edtech Tools to Get to Know Your New Middle and High School Students – Older students can use these tools to introduce themselves to their teachers and each other—even before school starts. @MatthewXJoseph @edutopia

7/20 ‘Welcome to Sex’ children’s book causes chaos on retailers’ shelves. Strangely enough this subject seems to have become political. Where do you stand? @BrookeELRolfe @nypost

7/20 Can New Technologies End Age-Graded Schools? Using high-tech devices smartly can customize the age-graded school out of existence. @LarryCuban

7/20 Roblox, PLTW team up for immersive STEM experience – Pathogen Patrol–PLTW’s first learning experience on Roblox–gives educators access to new instructional tools for STEM learning. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

7/19 Effective SEL instruction isn’t possible without this key element. SEL skills are essential for navigating both academic and non-academic environments successfully, and they’re critical for improving outcomes. @doctorlearner @LapacificU @eschoolnews

7/19 Creating a Sense of Community in High School From Day 1 = At the beginning of the year, using class time for team building can help ninth graders with the transition to high school. @MrsBegen @edutopia

7/18 This disgusting hack saved my toddler an ER trip. Every parent should know it. @emlefroy @nypost

7/17 College consultants reveal their top tips to gain Ivy League admission -The day after you graduate middle school, you are ‘live. @66perristreet @nypost

7/17 Project-Based Learning Programs Support Creativity and Entrepreneurship in Specialized Space. Programs that combine the development of core life skills and trained skills thrive in intentionally designed spaces. Hannah Pier-Herendeen via @Getting_Smart

7/17 Transgender cyclist wins female race to prove males are physically superior to women, has message for trans athletes: ‘They’re being selfish.’ Under the current binary system, women athletes will be discouraged, and their hard work might not be recognized due to the participation of transgender athletes. What do you and your kids think? @rickypollina @nypost

7/17 How parents can help children with ADHD thrive in friendships – Many kids with ADHD struggle with executive function skills. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

7/14 I work with struggling readers–here’s what’s standing in their way. It’s heartbreaking to realize that I never taught many of my former students to read. @Chalkbeat @eschoolnews

7/14 Teaching Through Asking Rather Than Telling – High school teachers can promote active learning by strategically replacing some direct instruction with questions that produce thoughtful conversations. Jay Schauer via @edutopia
7/13 The National Education Association’s summer reading selections aim to indoctrinate kids, not educate. This is a conservative opinion that liberal parents should read. As an independent, I think there are better books for your kids to read this summer. @karol @nypost

7/13 District virtual schools need to innovate beyond flexibility and security. District virtual schools are dynamic alternatives to conventional schooling, ripe for transformation to cater to the diverse needs of 21st-century learners. @ArnettTom @ChristensenInst @eschoolnews

7/13 A Good Tool for Mapping Census Data -Social Studies teachers and students should like this. @rmbyrne @uscensusbureau

7/11 School clinics bolster students’ mental health. So why aren’t there more? Nationwide, nearly 2,600 health centers operated out of schools in 2017, the most recent year with available data — more than twice the number that existed two decades earlier. @patrick_wall @Chalkbeat @MindShiftKQED

7/11 Key tips to help educators thwart cyberattacks – An education network and technology integrationist offers industry tips to reduce the risk of costly cyberattacks within districts. @MaryTMM @eschoolnews

7/7 Half of teachers expect AI to make their jobs more challenging. New survey reveals notable gaps in the education sector’s readiness for the deployment of AI-powered software in classrooms. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

7/7 Enhancing Flipped Learning With Micro-lectures = Short, recorded instructional lectures that focus on one concept or skill can be powerful teaching tools. @DrToluNoah @edutopia

7/7 Gaming the System: The Many Educational Benefits of Game-Based Learning – Game-based learning may take various forms—purposeful play in the classroom, game-like approaches to curriculum design, even school-sponsored esports competitions.

7/7 UC Offers Its Admissions’ Reviews Strategy to Encourage US Campus Diversity. With the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday (PDF) that race-conscious admissions are unlawful, colleges and universities across the country hoping to enroll diverse student bodies will need to turn to different strategies to do so. @michaelburke47 @EdSource @MindShiftKQED

7/6 The Everlasting Search for “Magic Bullets” in School Reform – Most often the words disparagingly describe reforms that once pumped up hopes for solving serious school problems and then missed the target or created much collateral damage. @LarryCuban @tomfishburne

7/6 Virtual Field Trip This Summer – Here is a curated list of websites for virtual field trips for summer that will transport

7/5 How ChatGPT made my lessons more engaging – In my history, economics, and speech and debate classes, the AI tool has been a force for good. @burrows_spencer @Chalkbeat @eschoolnews

7/5 Tacoma Adding More Personalized Learning Opportunities. Tacoma, Washington is home to a growing number of choice schools that offer personalized learning opportunities for its students. @akrebecca @Getting_Smart

7/5 https://www.teachthought.com/critical-thinking/teaching-critical-thinking/ – What are the best critical thinking questions? @terryheickedu @TeachThought
7/4 America’s classrooms are finally embracing financial literacy. What is your school doing? @ghlionn @nypost

7/4 Four parenting priorities to prevent mental health ‘summer slide’ – Without the daily structure of school and extracurricular activities, kids may struggle with boredom or restlessness. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

7/4 The Power of a 45-Second Investment in Relationship Building – A short, positive interaction with a student at the start of the school year can pay off all year long. @edutopia

7/3 A Force to Be Reckoned With: How independent media has become a force to reckoned with as it rises from the ruins of the legacy media. Websites, TV and radio stations are springing up all over the world directly challenging globalist and corporate versions of reality. @FreeWCH

7/3 Harvard to roll out AI professors in flagship coding class for the fall semester. Starting in September, the Ivy League school’s Introduction to Computer Science, or CS50, will roll out a ChatGPT-like tool that aims to help both its human professor counterparts and students in the classroom. Katherine Donlevy via @nypost

7/3 Welcome to STEAM Machine online. We nurture the innovative spirit of one teacher, one grade level, one building, and one school district at a time. If you are looking for STEAM professional development, check these guys out. @TKtalksSTEAM @SammonSTEAM

6/30 25 Search Strategies You Need to Know – New Course Starting Soon. It starts in two days. Learn how to search better and teach strategies to students. @rmbyrne

6/30 What game theory can teach us about standing up to bullies. New research from Dartmouth, however, shows that being uncooperative can help people on the weaker side of the power dynamic @physorg_com

6/30 This Radically Simple Solution Helps Students Feel Like They Belong in School. It all comes down to the basic human need to feel cared for and to be part of a community. Nadia Tamez-Robledo Marcelle Mentor @EdSurge

6/29 The disappearing computer — and a world where you can take AI everywhere – In this exclusive preview of groundbreaking, unreleased technology, former Apple designer and Humane cofounder Imran Chaudhri envisions a future where AI enables our devices to “disappear.” @imranchaudhri @TEDTalks

6/29 Do You Need Help Motivating Yourself? Best-Selling Author Daniel Pink Shares a Tip on How to Tap Your Intrinsic Motivation. @DanielPink

6/29 10 powerful practices for new principals – A number of key strategies can help new principals take the important first steps toward leading with integrity and helping their students reach their full potential. @PratherEdu @eschoolnews

6/29 Sparking Students’ Curiosity to Enhance Their Problem-Solving Skills – Curiosity about small questions, or micowonderings, can help students solve problems in any discipline. @emmajchiappetta @edutopia

6/28 Why teachers and K12 administrators are split over AI’s impact on teaching – Be sure to watch the video “ChatGPT for the Classroom in 6 Minutes.” @DA_magazine

6/23 Hacking Group Work: 11 Ways to Build Student Engagement, Accountability, and Cooperation with Collaborative Teams (Hack Learning Series) Kindle Edition – This is really a free Kindle edition that you can also read in your browser. @conniehamilton

6/23 Eleven Teacher Desk Ideas with a Digital Spin – Staying organized during the school year is crucial, and having a well-arranged desk can make all the difference. In today’s blog post, we’ll explore teacher desk ideas with a digital twist to help you maintain order throughout the academic year. @ClassTechTips

6/23 Advocating for student mental health starts here. With increased awareness of student mental health needs, many districts are examining how to elevate the impact of school counselors. Alma Lopez via @eschoolnews

6/22 ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it. Douglas Heaven offers his take on its stunning rollout over the past six months and what he sees as its influence on public schooling and higher education in the U.S. @strwbilly @LarryCuban

6/22 Collaborative edtech tools are changing the game for student engagement. New student collaboration technologies are revolutionizing the learning experience and shaping the future of education. @dwhly @hypothes_is @eschoolnews

6/22 Hosting a ‘Bring Your Grown-Up to Class Day’ in Middle School = Inviting students to bring important adults to middle school can facilitate engagement, connection, and learning. Katie R. Medill via @edutopia

6/21 The decline of American playtime — and how to resurrect it – The world can be terrifying. But we should still give kids the freedom to explore it. To me this is very important. @annanorthtweets @voxdotcom

6/21 Our Learning Future from A to Z – Rather than simply replicate and scale the arrangements of schooling, we must seize the possibility to shift from a schooling system to a learning ecosystem to truly empower learners, educators, and parents. @loukaparry @learningfuture @Getting_Smart

6/20 Edtech leaders offer guidance on safe AI classroom integration. New global framework for computer science and AI education will have input from education, policy, and technology experts from around the world. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

6/20 Three ways to leverage tech for better student mental health – Ensuring students thrive academically requires helping kids thrive holistically—and technology can actually be part of the solution. @GaryPettengell @eschoolnews

6/20 This Teacher Turned Her Journalism Experience Into a Bilingual Media Literacy Class. Just being in a classroom and knowing that you’re changing somebody’s life, it’s very moving. @AlbaMendiola Nadia Tamez-Robledo @EdSurge @JoltAction
6/19 Three principles for tackling the right problems in education – The easiest thing in the world to do is talk about improvement. It’s vastly tougher to actually do it. @Harvard_Ed_Pub @MindShiftKQED

6/16 Making Rigor Relatable to Students – Teaching students that rigor is inextricably linked to the learning process helps them grow to be confident learners. @mmcdowell13 @edutopia

6/16 ChatGPT Is Unoriginal—and Exactly What Humans Need. The technology can help cut through buzzwordy “solutions” and serve as a shortcut for jumpstarting creativity. @WIRED @EzgiRants

6/16 Here’s What Popping A Balloon Sounds Like In The World’s Quietest And Loudest Rooms The Action Lab got to spend time experimenting with different sounds and their reactions to rooms that amplify and dampen their sounds to the maximum. @theactionlabman

6/16 The Future Belongs to Online Learners — But Only If Programs Can Help Them Succeed. Coursera’s tinkering with engagement tools points to a stark hypothesis about what may be hurtling toward the American higher education system. @OBanerji @EdSurge

6/15 Learning as a Collective – Perhaps the first step toward having schools bring together the collective is for schools to treat learners as members of a collective. @DrBenjaminFreud

6/15 We need to rethink discipline in schools: How school reinforces inequalities between Black children and their peers. @jonquilynhill

6/15 Undocumented High School Students Are Now the ‘Post-DACA Generation’ – Without legal protections from deportation and for college and work, these immigrant youth face an uncertain future. Nadia Tamez-Robledo @EdSurge

6/14 Online Spelling Games – Flippity’s Spelling Words is a free Google Sheets template that you can use to create individualized spelling games for your students. @flippitynet @rmbyrne

6/14 Making a Math Lesson More Hands-On – When teachers provide opportunities for students to construct figures and play with dimensions while exploring geometry, math becomes more accessible to everyone. @edutopia

6/14 The Fastest-Shrinking Jobs In The US, Visualized. See if you and your kids can guess the jobs on this list. @jaredrusso @digg

6/12 Civic Engagement: Museums Create Meaning. The classroom isn’t the only place for students to engage in history or civics. @Educatorslab @StartupTeacher @Getting_Smart

6/12 How important was your favorite teacher to your success? Researchers have done the math. For the lucky among us who have formed connections with a teacher, a school counselor or a coach.

6/8 The Spaces We Create – What behavior do the spaces you spend time in encourage? @JamesClear @nataliehamptonn @gcouros

6/8 Three ways to leverage tech for better student mental health – Ensuring students thrive academically requires helping kids thrive holistically—and technology can actually be part of the solution. @eschoolnews

6/8 Do math drills help children learn? Critics say these timed drills aren’t useful and instead provoke math anxiety in many children. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @MindShiftKQED

6/7 Teachers’ Dreams – Like Larry Cuban I too have had anxiety ridden dreams about my teaching gone wrong. If you teach I think you can relate to this. @LarryCuban

6/7 Are we preparing students to be chefs or cooks? This is a good analogy for any teacher. @ajjuliani

6/6 Five Techie Things to Try This Summer – The summer break is a great time to play with new technology. @preimers

6/6 Three ways to boost your student resumé over the summer – Students should take advantage of time off to do some learning and build their resumé. @KatieHabits @_feedspot

6/5 Six Ways to Help Kids Grow Their Creativity – Brené Brown and other experts share insights on how parents and teachers can foster children’s creativity while nourishing their own. @BreneBrown @GreaterGoodSC

6/5 Three New Trends in Student Assessment – Through-year assessment, AI and machine learning, and individualized assessment were all focus topics at a recent conference. @eschoolnews

6/5 Five Effective Ways to Support Teacher Collaboration – School leaders can make collaboration a priority so that teachers learn from each other and develop their instructional skills. @AVID4College @edutopia

6/2 The Life Binder Journal This claims to be the perfect guide to help teens explore careers. @MyUniqueGenius_

6/2 Centering Choice in Professional Development – When professional learning is infused with choices, teachers are more engaged. Here are a few tips for getting started. @roxi_thompson @edutopia

6/2 Rive fun STEM videos for hard-to-engage students – These TED-Ed Lessons can help educators encourage students to explore different STEM. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews @TED_ED

6/1/2023 Improving VO2 Max: A Look at Vegetarian and Vegan Athletes – I am a vegan athlete and the oldest finisher in the local half-marathon for the last three years. @nutrition_facts

6/1/2023 The Learning Science Behind Analogies – Analogies help students remember new information by connecting it to frameworks or contexts they already know. @edutopia

5/30 Understanding and supporting girls with ADHD – Almost 13% of men and boys have ADHD compared to 5.6% of women and girls. Girls are often misdiagnosed or under diagnosed. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

5/26 Three essential tools to make elementary science easier – When teachers have a variety of tech resources to present scientific concepts to students, science is more likely to be part of the instructional day. @eschoolnews

5/25 The 100 greatest children’s books of all time – BBC Culture polled 177 books experts from 56 countries in order to find the greatest children’s books ever. @BBC_Culture

5/25 50 years ago, the U.S. government prohibited discrimination in education on the basis of sex. Now, women earn more than 57 percent of all bachelor’s degrees. @becky_koenig @EdSurge

5/23 Six Truths About Technology in Education – This is A.J. Juliani’s keynote at the University of Pennsylvania Literacy Network’s Winter Symposium. @ajjuliani

5/23 Getting the Most Out of Museum Field Trips – A plan to give students agency over what they learn while visiting a museum creates a significantly more beneficial experience. @saintfester @edutopia

5/23 Billionaires’ Love Affair with School Reform Beyond the occasional admission of a mistake, foundation officials are unaccountable for their errors. @LarryCuban

5/22 Poetry is everywhere: Strategies for teaching poetry through music, murals and more. Poetry is a mindfulness practice. @ClintSmithIII @TheAtlantic @MindShiftKQED

5/22 Turn Students Into Bold Historical Thinkers. By collapsing the distance between historical eras and the present day, we motivate students to ask hard questions and dig deeper into the past. @edutopia @borywrites

5/19 Preparing Students to Take Their Presentations to the Next Level – With the right preparation, students can be ready for any audience question—even if they don’t know all the answers. @mmcdowell13 @edutopia

5/17 The Pandemic’s Virtual Learning is Now a Permanent Fixture of America’s Schools. Truth is, we didn’t reopen schools back to “normal” in-person learning over the past few years … so much as we brought daily virtual learning into real-world classrooms. @ConorPWilliams @LarryCuban

5/17 Three Ways Instructional Coaches Can Support Early Elementary Teachers in Science – An inquiry-based, immersive approach can spark early elementary teachers’ enthusiasm for teaching this critical subject. @CAHoisy @edutopia

5/17 How to ask for college recommendation letters – Share with any high school juniors you know. The college application process has many moving parts, each of which requires planning ahead. Also share my summary of Valedictorians at the eGate @KatieHabits @_feedspot

5/15 Special Education Myth Busting – At least 85% of students with disabilities can learn and achieve on grade level. @Think_Inclusion @Getting_Smart

5/15 How a social-emotional learning book club can cut across cliques and connect kids – Kids naturally have emotional responses to what they read. Teachers can tap into that. @KaraNewhouse @Awhitewater @MindShiftKQED

5/15 Boost math skills with Eedi! Explore how a combination of chatbots, an online platform, and tutors can help to close the math achievement gap. @ClassTechTips

5/10 Four Ways to Teach Students Backward Planning – Students can learn to use their time wisely and strengthen their executive functioning skills by starting with the end in mind. @SarahKesty @edutopia

5/8 Nurturing Change makers With an ELA Project – One way to help students master skills is to let them cultivate their own English language arts content to explore. Here’s how. @DBakkegard @edutopia

5/4 Academia’s twisted reasons for shelving the SAT – I’m not a fan of standardized testing in general. What do you and your kids think of this conservative opinion? @RichLowry @nypost

5/4 Why Should We Map out Ideas? Ideas are put into individual bubbles that are moved and manipulated into a logical order. @tomwhitby

5/3 As Millions of Solar Panels Age Out, Recyclers Hope to Cash In. Should we be rethinking the push for solar energy? @WIRED

5/3 Six Ways to Use ChatGPT to Save Time – Teachers can use the artificial intelligence tool to effectively automate some routine tasks. @finleyt @edutopia

5/2 Six Steps to Effective Whole-Class Feedback – Ensuring that students know what they did well and where they need to improve doesn’t have to be an interminable task. @edutopia

5/1/2023 How to Support and Sustain Rich Classroom Discussions – High-functioning classrooms feature rich, inclusive discussions. Here’s how you can set students up for success before gracefully removing yourself from the equation. @edutopia @borywrites

5/1/2023 Dropping out of College: Why, How, and What to Do After – College is a challenging and stressful time for students. If you want to drop out early, it’s important to think about your goals and whether you can achieve them without a college degree. @IvyPanda3 @YvonneMcquarrie

4/28 These States Have the Most ‘Underqualified’ Teachers Stepping in to Fill Open Positions – The map is interactive so you can see how your state compares to the others. Nadia Tamez-Robledo via @EdSurge

4/28 Funding an assistive listening system in your school – Assistive listening technology can provide a better learning experience for all students, whether they have hearing loss or not. KIM FRANKLIN via @eschoolnews

4/28 Welcome to Matrix Bingo The perfect tool for bingo hosting. This can be a great learning tool that allows anyone in the class to win. You can create cards for free, but there is a charge for the hosting page. Share with teachers you know.

4/27 Want to Improve Education? Ask Students for Input. High school students have good ideas about how schools can better serve learners, as the winners of a national challenge show. @suzieboss @edutopia

4/27 What If We Measured Learning Through Skills Gained, Not Time Spent in the Classroom? Influential institutions throw their weight behind bringing competency-based education to high school and college. @becky_koenig @EdSurge

4/27 Six keys to successful school communication and engagement in the digital age – Districts leaders are paying more attention to branding and marketing, particularly as schools face new competition for students and teachers. @DA_magazine

4/26 Is “R” a Vowel? | Otherwords – What is a vowel? Watch this and find out. @EricaBrozovsky @PBSDS

4/26 13 Formative Assessments That Inspire Creativity – Sometimes mixing in formative assessments that go a step beyond exit slips and low-stakes quizzes can inject some fun—and creativity—into learning. @tatertutt @edutopia

4/26 What’s It Like to Leave the Classroom for a Job in Edtech? After three years of facing heightened stress since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic it’s no wonder that some teachers are leaving the stormy seas of classroom instruction in search of calmer waters. @KavithaCardoza @EdSurge

4/25 Four resources to differentiate computer science instruction – Computer science topics offer simple opportunities to differentiate instruction–edtech can make these concepts even more accessible to students. @eschoolnews

4/25 Dr. Scott McLeod on Leadership for Deeper Learning – Vision is important, but it can’t succeed without capacity building. @mcleod @tvanderark

4/25 35 Best Plays for High Schools in 2023: The Ultimate List – I prefer musicals, but some high schools still do plays. This looks like a good list. @stayinformedg

4/24 List of ‘bad’ NYC principals includes serial hugger, sexy dresser, and ‘Lucifer’s sister’ – Leaders and future leaders should read this. The bottom line is don’t be an a-hole. @MelissaKleinNYC @nypost

4/24 Secrets to Making Lesson Planning Easy – Planning lessons for every subject each week can be overwhelming. By creating a pacing guide and batching lessons, teachers can focus on one topic at a time. Not So Wimpy Teacher on YouTube and her website @edutopia

4/21 AI for Educators Membership – Designed for teachers and educators passionate about staying ahead of the curve, this membership offers a unique, curated monthly experience that will keep you up-to-date on the latest AI trends and tools for the classroom. @ClassTechTips

4/21 Seven best practices from educators and IT leaders – Educators are always willing to lend a helping hand–here are tips, strategies, and goals from classroom teachers, educators, and IT experts. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

4/19 THree ways telepractice helps combat burnout in special education – A more holistic approach to education staffing that includes telepractice holds the potential to reduce educator burnout and ease the workforce shortage. @eSN_Laura @VocoVision

4/19 Maintaining Your Self-Worth in the Age of Social Media – Often confused as either self-value or self-esteem, Sam Woolfe from the Healthy Place describes self-worth as the belief that you are valuable and loveable and therefore deserving of respect. @Strong365

4/17 Using Poetry to sharpen students’ Claims for argument writing – Excerpted from Poetry Pauses: Teaching With Poems to Elevate Student Writing in All Genres by Brett Vogelsinger. @theVogelman @MindShiftKQED

4/17 The Scaffolding Technique in Education: Benefits & Examples [Is It Really Useful?] As in construction sites, scaffolding in education means providing support for students while they are doing their work – studying. @CusWriting

4/13 The new way rich parents are paying to get their kids into the Ivy League – At the tender age of 7, while most kids were learning to ride bikes and play video games, Natalia Latuskiewcz, was pondering early principles of multiplication and algebra two hours per week in her Russian math class. @J_Settembre @nypost

4/13 Encourage a Little Rebellion for the Sake of Change. Consider how each of us encourages rule-breaking for the sake of institutional change and self-betterment. @mssackstein

4/13 PBL For All – BoostPBL Gives Teachers Everything They Need To Get Started With PBL. @strikingly

4/12 Interactive Strategies for Test Prep and Knowledge Transfer – From summative assessments to state tests, these strategies help students show what they know. @MMHargrave @edutopia

4/12 School Reformers’ Pledge of Good Conduct Well-intentioned reformers constantly split over which goals should have precedence. @LarryCuban

4/11 Students want to learn about personal finance…and hear about adults’ money mistakes. Studies show that students are more likely to budget, save and manage their credit after they take a financial literacy class. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

4/7 C3 Podcast: From Teacher to Leader – With so many teachers considering leaving the classroom, it’s important to consider your career pathway. @mssackstein

4/7 Five signs your district’s ed-tech tools aren’t the right fit – Insufficient solutions will consume your budget and provide inadequate data to justify your spending, says one expert. But leaders can identify the warning signs early. @DA_magazine

4/6 Five math resources to boost student inquiry – When students are truly engaged in inquiry, they are able to construct deep knowledge and understanding rather than just passively receiving information. @eschoolnews

4/6 Some Schools Are Prioritizing More Sleep for Kids. Is It Making a Difference? Despite public skepticism about changing school start times, evidence from schools that have made the plunge seems clear: It leads to better-rested, more motivated students. @borywrites @edutopia

4/6 The Ultimate Guide to Using Grants to Fund New Technology for K-12 Schools – At first glance, choosing to revitalize your school district by adopting new educational technology can feel like an insurmountable hill to climb. @OtusK12 @_feedspot

4/6 Teaching Writing In An Artificial Intelligence World – A Master Course from John Warner @biblioracle @ajjuliani

4/5 Credentialing For All – This resource explores how to get started with credentialing learning experiences. Credentialing and badging is a growing space in education, one with tons of opportunities. @Getting_Smart

4/5 Pinkcast 4.33. This is how to flip your language to create psychological safety. How can we create workplaces and classrooms where everyone feels a sense of psychological safety — the freedom to speak up without fear of getting smacked down? @DanielPink

4/4 Using rewards to encourage positive behavior from your students–and teachers – Incentivizing positive behaviors instead of punishing negative ones is an effective way to build school culture, but it’s also a powerful way to get teachers to practice PBIS. @eschoolnews @clairedavies

4/4 Building a culture of digital innovation with student devices – Educational technology should no more be optional in a society where online natives are now putting their kids to school. @lynch39083 @NYSCATE @PAECT

4/4 Seven Tips for Students to Improve Assignment Writing Skills – Writing a top-quality assignment is a challenging task. But you can achieve perfection in this task with smart work. @stayinformedg @_feedspot

4/4 Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence in Classrooms (Natasha Singer) – Natasha Singer is a reporter for the New York Times. In writing this article, she sat in high school computer science classes. @natashanyt @LarryCuban

4/3/2023 Pacing Group Activities With Focusable – use Focusable to pace a workshop. @getfocusable @rmbyrne

4/3/2023 The pulse of K-12: How superintendents are taking on 2023’s biggest challenges – The past three years have been overwhelming for superintendents, but education leaders have come together to find solutions to common challenges. @DougRoberts_IEI @iei_k12

4/3/2023 Beyond reading logs and Lexile levels: Supporting students’ multifaceted reading lives – When teachers familiarize themselves with students’ reading histories, they may uncover reading trauma. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

3/31 Heads Up: Eighteen things to know about rising above bullying – This was written by an 11th-grader at Susan E. Wagner High School on Staten Island, Nena Yalamanchi wants to pursue psychiatry to work with teens and children. @thebriansims @nypost

3/31 Four steps to avoid a ransomware attack – Every school can build a robust, cost-effective data security strategy as they protect themselves, their students, and their data. @Arcserve @eschoolnews

3/31 Rip Van Winkle and U.S. Schooling. – Suppose a teenage Rip Van Winkle had gone through school and graduated in the mid-1970s. He then went to a party and afterward fell asleep in his car. Rip then awakened in 2023. @LarryCuban @CUbanLarry

3/30 How edtech can solve a few of K12’s biggest non-technology problems – Very few teachers agreed with the statement “technology presents more challenges than it solves.” @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

3/30 The pros and cons of using virtual reality in the classroom – Virtual Reality is an interesting technology that is quickly gaining in popularity. It can be used in classrooms for a number of different purposes, but there are also some potential cons to consider. @lynch39083

3/30 Will “Open Classrooms” Return?* – The “open classroom,” an innovation that swept over U.S. schools between the late 1960s and early 1970s caused a few waves only to disappear from schools by the end of the decade. @LarryCuban

3/29 STEAM virtual field trip – Have you taken students on a STEAM virtual field trip? This year the team at the Country Music Association and Discovery Education has a set of free resources for teachers and students to explore the wide world of STEAM. @ClassTechTips

3/29 Using Taylor Swift Lyrics to Engage Kids with Text – Even college courses about Taylor are popping up all over the country at renowned institutions such as NYU, University of Texas, and Stanford. @middleweb

3/29 12 Parenting Skills Every Parent Should Have – Kids learn very fast and as a parent, it’s your responsibility to teach them what is right. What a child learns from the early stages of life will determine what kind of person they grow up to be. @stayinformedg

3/28 Want to Raise Kind, Generous Kids? Take Them to an Art Museum. New research shows seeing great art can inspire kids to be nicer and more generous. @ENTRYLEVELREBEL @PsychScience

3/28 Is the ‘Growing Your Own’ pipeline working for special education teachers? You should consider growing your own teachers for any assignment and your own administrators as well. @stageslearning

3/28 Removing Common Barriers to Teach With Movies – Movies can help students explore a concept and sharing them might be easier than you think. @ClassTechTips

3/27 How a School Made Play Central to Learning – At a primary school in the UK, both students and teachers have become more engaged and curious as a result of a shift to a fully play-based approach—and learning has become more joyful for everyone. @DycePrimary @edutopia

3/27 One Idea to Keep Teachers From Quitting — End the Teacher Time Crunch. When a Texas task force set out to draft a plan for attracting and keeping more teachers in the state’s schools, it ran into its first problem before work ever began. @EdSurge

3/23 Sex education is now how-to in schools —parents, beware. Do you know what passes foe=r sex ed in your school? @Betsy_McCaughey @nypost

3/23 Six ways to help reluctant readers become book lovers – A teacher-librarian shares her proven strategies to engage and captivate reluctant readers. @eschoolnews

3/23 The Most Expensive College In Each US State As you can see, some states are sort of affordable. @darcymiajimenez @digg

3/22 “Short-burst” phonics tutoring shows promise with kindergarteners. One organization has designed a different tutoring model, which gives very short one-to-one tutoring sessions to young children who are just learning to read. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @MindShiftKQED

3/22 Here Are the Skills You Need to Succeed in Tech in 2023. First, stay human. Whether you’re looking to stay relevant in your current position, survive a company reorg, or secure a new role, continuing to grow intellectually and emotionally will serve your career well. @jaimestathis @WIRED

3/21 Five ways to make way for science in an ELA and math world – Science is more than a subject; it’s a necessity for young minds to test their curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills. @dawn_mccotter

3/20 Five ways to create a stellar online elementary learning program – Starting an online elementary program may feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be–here are some tips to gets yours off the ground. @robinwinderhc @eschoolnews

3/20 Four Ways to Promote Executive Functioning Skills – Middle and high school teachers can build activities that foster students’ executive functioning skills into their daily routines. @RHSGiants411 @edutopia

3/20 Best of 2022 – A Calendar of SEL Activities – The website called Kikori provides hundreds of free social-emotional learning activities that you can do with students of all ages. @KikoriApp @rmbyrne

3/17 Memorable Feedback: Lessons from Cognitive Psychology in Retrieval Practice – A wealth of research demonstrates that learning is strengthened during retrieval. @rmcenta @bbrunsm

3/17 Teaching Digital Citizenship to Students Who Learn and Think Differently – Make sure all students have a chance to build these essential skills. @CommonSenseEd

3/17 Six benefits of immersive learning with the metaverse – The metaverse helps students enjoy more engaging lessons and greater autonomy–and also offers significant accessibility benefits. @eschoolnews @ViewSonic

3/16 Five innovative ways educators are using digital learning tools – On Digital Learning Day, discover how the right resources can inspire students and make learning more meaningful. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

3/16 Six Steps to Protect Student Data Privacy – Many apps used in schools compromise student data. Here’s one-way schools and districts can develop a comprehensive plan to keep that information safe. @roxi_thompson @edutopia

3/13 How parents’ political views are affecting their kids’ mental health – Children do not raise themselves — and the attitudes and ideologies of their primary caregivers have a profound impact on their mental well-being. @ghlionn @nypost

3/13 These students raised thousands to make their playground wheelchair-friendly. This is a very inspirational story. How handicap assessable is your school’s playground? @jojom8ah @MindShiftKQED @npr

3/13 More teachers are using ChatGPT than we thought—and that’s good news. We are already seeing educators relying on AI to streamline their jobs, and they love it. What are your teachers doing? @DA_magazine

3/10 What the F? Grading strategies for early career teachers – Conversations and grading policies that reflect more equitable practices will hopefully continue to evolve as stakeholders understand more about student needs. @Baule_S @winonastateu @eschoolnews

3/10 Schools Are Using Voice Technology to Teach Reading. Is It Helping? A first-grade student is trying to read a passage on her iPad. A digital avatar Amira, clad in olive green, is listening. @OBanerji @EdSurge

3/10 A STEAM VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP WITH A COUNTRY MUSIC SPIN – Have you taken students on a STEAM virtual field trip? This year the team at the Country Music Association and Discovery Education has a set of free resources for teachers and students to explore the wide world of STEAM. @ClassTechTips

3/8 Eight predictions about literacy learning in 2023 – Trends in literacy education for the coming year will revolve around wider adoption of the science of reading and greater use of individual assessment. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

3/8 How to Choose the Right Coach for Your Teen – Teenagers need guidance to navigate the challenges of adolescence. @daniels_den @Shareaholic

3/7 How the wokeness it pushes could destroy higher education – Although this is from the conservative New York Post, the reasoning does make some sense as college enrollments are down 14% in the last decade even though the population has grown. Thought? @nypost

3/6 New research review questions the evidence for special education inclusion. A recent international analysis of all the available research on special education inclusion found inconsistent results. Some children thrived, while others did very badly in regular classrooms. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @MindShiftKQED

3/6 The 12 most useless college majors, according to career experts – Some of these majors, like English, will help you build important skills, but leveraging those skills is not a strait-forward process. I think psychology is a good minor. @rena_writes @BusinessInsider

3/3 Five Video Projects for Almost Every Classroom – The projects in this course can be done in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Whether you have iPads, Chromebooks, Macs, or Windows computers, you will be able to do these projects. @rmbyrne

3/3 The Benefits of Presenting Preschool PBL Work – Project-based learning allows very young students to explore, research, and grow their knowledge. Presenting their work to the community validates their efforts. @edutopia @ClassTechTips @Rdene915

3/2 A Better Alternative To Grading Student Writing – Great writing starts at the beginning, whether with an idea or need or purpose of social context or spark of inspiration. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

3/2 Incorporating Vision Boards in World Language Classes – Creating a vision board guides students to contemplate their life goals and work on the target language. @ElenaSpathis @edutopia

3/1/2023 PINKCAST 4.32. Here’s how adding two letters can boost your powers of persuasion. Dan’s guest explains how using nouns is more persuasive than using verbs. @j1berger @DanielPink

3/1/2023 Designing Personalize Pathways for Every Learner – Every learner deserves an unlimited number of unbundled opportunities to explore, engage, and define experiences that advance their progress. @Getting_Smart

3/1/2023 The Power of a Compliment – A project that invites students to anonymously compliment their classmates and teachers has improved the culture at one high school. @Mr_S_Wisniewski @edutopia @WayneValleyHS

2/27 What parents should know about eco-anxiety and its impact on today’s teens – Taken from “One Green Thing” by Heather White. @onegreenthing @MindShiftKQED

2/27 Why educational robotics is a critical STEM learning tool – STEM learning can be challenging, but educational robotics offers students an opportunity for a hands-on, guided problem. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

2/27 What is computer science education lacking? There is no one answer to why computer science education isn’t more widespread–but many of the obstacles are surmountable. @yelenevych @codegym_cc @eschoolnews

2/24 The mindset that brings unlimited willpower – Many people believe willpower is fixed and finite. Yet powerful strategies exist that can help us increase it. @d_a_robson @ZoeLFrancis @PlittyC @BBC

2/24 How Dora Palfi is preparing girls to become tech’s future leaders – Encouraging more girls to study coding and other STEM subjects starts with making these subjects easier for teachers to integrate, FETC speaker says. @dorapalfi @Zalaznick

2/22 Better Learning Podcast: The Recovering Perfectionist – It is always exciting to have the opportunity to talk about education topics with new folks, and this podcast conversation didn’t disappoint. @mssackstein

2/22 Jeffrey Star trashes pronoun culture: ‘They and them is made up s–t’ – This might be something for your students/children to consider and explain why they think the way they do. @SteinbergBrooke @nypost

2/22 High-dosage tutoring is the best-known strategy for learning loss recovery. Is it actually happening? This federal tutoring campaign is based on some of the best evidence that education researchers have ever found for helping students who are behind grade level. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @MindShiftKQED

2/21 ChatGPT AI robots writing church sermons causing hell for pastors. Among sermon writers, there is fascination – and unease – over the fast-expanding abilities of artificial-intelligence chatbots. @hershaelyork @SBTS @AP @nypost

2/20 Growth Mindset Music Video – If you are teaching your kids about a growth mindset you should show this video made by fifth-grade students. @LkwdSchools @HayesCCSD

2/20 35 edtech innovations we saw at FETC 2023 – This is a lot to digest. Assign one to each teacher in your school and have them report back. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

2/17 Finding the learning loss data needed to drive learning recovery – Equipped with a trove of valuable learning loss data, states can understand their own unique and evolving challenges. @DrMelodySchopp

2/17 Some Ideas for Using ChatGPT in Middle and High School Classes – Teachers can use tools like ChatGPT as one strategy in their efforts to teach students how to think critically and write effectively. Also, see the article below on ChatGPT bias. @RichmanGeoff @edutopia

2/17 Student Solar Project Bridges Digital Divide in Rural Virginia. To bridge this digital divide during the pandemic, a school district set up 32 WOW stations throughout a rural county. @Getting_Smart

2/17 Does ‘Flipped Learning’ Work? A New Analysis Dives Into the Research. Since the pandemic, more instructors at schools and colleges appear to have embraced “flipped learning,” the approach of asking students to watch lecture videos before class so that class time can be used for active learning. @jryoung @EdSurge

2/15 Teens feel hopeless, and suicidal more than ever, CDC warns. Consider sharing this with your kids and asking them how they feel. @AdrianaDiaz @nypost

2/15 Reconnecting With Wisdom From ‘The Little Prince’ – Having had the opportunity to reread the work with her son recently in English, Starr Sackstein has been reminded and moved by the big lessons in the story’s simplicity. @mssackstein

2/14 Two Ways to Use Pictures in Formative Assessment – Students answer questions based on a diagram that they upload to Formative.com. @rmbyrne @goformative

2/13 My Teenager Hates Me: What Can I Do as a Parent? What can you do to change your teen’s hurtful behavior and address your teen’s unmet emotional needs? Learning some new parenting strategies is an excellent start. @Shareaholic

2/13 Teachers Using Chatbot for Lessons – Here is one teacher’s take on using the app as a teaching tool. @David__Fortino @CubanLarry

2/13 The End of Grading – How the irrational mathematics of measuring, rankin

2/9 Four Norms for Creating a Human-Centered Classroom – Teachers can focus their energy on creating a classroom focused on the students themselves, rather than outcomes, by helping them build relationships and develop a more robust sense of self. @eckertjon @edutopia

2/7 Online learning can help schools retain students. Families want many options for their children’s education–online learning allows traditional school systems to expand the range of choices. @constntdreamer @VHSLearning @eschoolnews

2/7 How Project-Based Learning Supports ALL Students – Have you ever had students complain about project-based learning or active learning? Or have students asked for worksheets and lectures? @ajjuliani

2/7 There’s no such thing as a bad test taker, but anxiety is real. Maureen Lamb, a teacher at Kingswood Oxford School in Connecticut, can see the telltale signs of test anxiety the moment her students enter the classroom. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

2/3 Expanding the Meaning of Digital Citizenship – In this episode, educator and author Carrie Rogers-Whitehead joins to discuss the meaning of digital citizenship, including how to embed this practice across diverse learning environments and subject areas. @ClassTechTips @DrMonterosa

2/3 How to engage your students in order to build literacy – Engaged students are students who are excited to learn–and increased engagement can lead to better literacy learning. KevinHogan@eschoolnews.com @eschoolnews

2/2 Why UDL and PBL Work So Well Together – The longer you work with students and coach players, the simpler the formula becomes for growth. @ajjuliani

2/2 Five of the biggest education trends in 2023 – As new education trends lead to innovative teaching and learning, here are some of the top trends to look for. @Dr_Counts @eschoolnews

2/2 How robots and our school’s buddy program bring computer science to life – Pairing kindergarten and grade 5 students together to code and play with robots turns into a rich computer science experience for everyone. @TebbetsJulia @Sewickley @eschoolnews

2/1/2023 Many students are using study strategies that don’t work — and better options exist. Daniel Willingham is a University of Virginia psychologist who frequently engages in pop culture battles armed with academic research. He has made it a personal crusade to persuade teachers that the idea of learning styles is a myth. @jillbarshay @DTWillingham @hechingerreport @UVA

2/1/2023 Steps To Connect Students With Black History-Makers If we can get students to identify with world-changers, we can get them to see themselves as world-changers. @theLITsensei @teacher2teacher

1/31 How to Make a Good Impression in College – the Complete Guide – The lesser known but equally important 7/11 rule says that it only takes seven seconds to make eleven conclusions about someone. @StudyCorgi

1/31 How woke ChatGPT’s ‘built-in ideological bias’ could do more harm than good – In early 2023, the biggest concern seems to be whether AI has an embarrassingly PC sense of humor. @ericspitznagel @nypost

1/31 ChatGPT Is Making Universities Rethink Plagiarism. Students and professors can’t decide whether the AI chatbot is a research tool—or a cheating engine. @_sofiabarnett @WIRED

1/30 The phonics fix? Some teachers are reconsidering the role phonics plays in modern elementary education and turning more often to a science of reading-based approach. @brittenfollett @eschoolnews

1/30 How to do a student self-assessment to identify strengths and weaknesses – This post will teach you everything you need to know about how to do a student self-assessment. @KatieHabit

1/27 Using Debate as an Educational Tool – Classroom debates are closely connected to communication standards in all grades, and the predictable structure helps students express themselves. @annmariebaines @diana_medina27 @caitlinchealy @edutopia

1/27 Grappling With AI Writing Technologies in the Classroom – ChatGPT and other AI tools complicate how teachers think about student writing and how they teach academic integrity. @spinedu @edutopia

1/26 School choice just came to Iowa: Here’s how even blue states can win for their kids. This could be a good class discussion topic. @Tommy_USA @SchoolChoiceNow @nypost

1/26 How to use Minecraft Education in your classroom – When students use tools they enjoy, they become more engaged in their learning as they show what they know. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

1/25 Pinkcast 4.31. This is how to solve problems more effectively with one simple change. The study mentioned in this Pink cast is “Does Could Lead to Good? On the Road to Moral Insight,” conducted by Ting Zhang, Joshua D. Margolis, and Francesca Gino. @francescagino @TingZhangUK @jtmargolis @DanielPink

1/25 Preventing Polarization: 50 Strategies for Teaching Kids About Empathy, Politics, and Civic Responsibility Kindle Edition – by Michelle Blanchet and Brian Deters – Are you ready to break down conflict and build consensus on polarizing topics? The Kindle edition is currently free. I just ordered the paperback to summarize here. @Educatorslab @markbarnes19

1/24 These are the character traits kids should learn early in life. – Eight in 10 (81%) parents think educators should spend time teaching things outside of academics, such as soft skills and current events. @SWNS @KiddieAcademy @OnePoll @nypost

1/24 Gholdy Muhammad wants teachers to see the world as a curriculum. Defining the world as curriculum means we must move about and navigate the world and see it as full of opportunities for teaching and learning. @GholdyM @Scholastic @MindShiftKQED

1/24 Teaching In The Age Of AI Means Getting Creative – ChatGPT and similar AI systems are being used in realms beyond education, but classrooms seem to be where fears about the bot’s misuse are playing out first. @FiveThirtyEight

1/23 Project-based learning can make students anxious (and that’s not always a bad thing). Educators who invest in project-based learning (PBL) say the benefits are obvious: real-world relevance and a sense of purpose lead to higher classroom engagement and better knowledge retention among students. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

1/23 The Biggest Myth In Education – You are not a visual learner — learning styles are a stubborn myth. @veritasium @juanbenet @SamLutfi @googlesearchc

1/13 New Howard T. Ennis School opens doors, and bigger space provides additional learning opportunities. @k_firle @AnonymousOneToo @47abc @IndianRiverDE

1/13 Incorporating Growth Mindset in Personal Finance Classes – Students with a growth mindset about money management are more likely to make good financial decisions. @JonelleRocke @edutopia

1/12 How ChatGPT Can Save Teachers Time – It seems that a tool than can help students cheat can save teachers time. @OtusK12

1/12 Talking with Teens and Preteens About Pornography – Tips and scripts to promote healthy communication and development. @EmRothman @CommonSense

1/12 Teens and Pornography – Here is the report that studies teens watching porn. Start with the infographic that gives a good overview of the report. @CommonSense

1/10 Five ways video improves school-home communication – Here are some tips and strategies for using video to increase parent engagement. @eschoolnews @Les_Ortego

1/10 Students Can Create Their Own Video Games With Construct 3. Construct 3 offers students an opportunity to create games that might remind you of some classic video games like Mario Brothers, Zelda, or Space Invaders. @rmbyrne @ConstructTeam

1/6 NYC schools block access to ChatGPT over cheating concerns. Keep in mind that this software will continue to get smarter. What is your school doing? @TBarrabi @nypost

1/4 The Secret to High Performing Teams, Embrace Failure. How you handle failure, what you learn from it and what you do next determines whether you can turn that failure into success. @VentureBeat

1/2/2023 Will High School Students Ever Write Essays Again After ChatGPT? This short video trys to put this writing bot in perspective. All parents and educators should watch. @jaredrusso @TheeNerdwriter @squarespace

1/2/2023 Six tips to help start an elementary esports program in your school – Conversations around esports have centered on collegiate and secondary levels, but recently, the conversation has expanded to include elementary. @growinglearners @eschoolnews

12/30 Five essential skills to include on your student CV – It’s a common misconception that work experience is the only part of a CV most hiring managers care about. However, you shouldn’t underestimate the value of showing off your other relevant skills and experience to employers. @warwickuni @AnilaDhami

12/30 Dr. Ellen Perconti on The Practice of Contributive Learning – The students must see themselves in the learning. @EllenPerconti @Getting_Smart

12/30 Can Anti-Plagiarism Tools Detect When AI Chatbots Write Student Essays? If you work with the bot, you can get a good essay. You could also spend the same amount of time writing a good essay. @dtmollenkamp @EdSurge

12/30 A Short Overview of ChatGPT – All educators need to know about this AI that students can use to write papers at no cost. @rmbyrne @ChatGPTChef12/29 This Will Revolutionize Schooling! This is about those rose-colored, feverish innovations that appear time and again, promising to transform teaching practices. @LarryCuban

12/29 EdSurge Staff Picks for What to Read, Watch and Listen to Over the Holiday Break – EdSurge reporters and editors have been reflecting on the articles, books, and podcasts that have resonated most this year and They’re sharing them with you. @EdSurge

12/27 The Importance of Actionable Feedback Provided and Requested – Of course, no one wants their students to do poorly on any assessment. But what is the actionable thing that can help improve that outcome? @gcouros @Meghan_Lawson

12/27 – Storytelling can be an effective way for teachers to make topics like inflation relevant to students. @eschoolnews

12/27 How Human Brains Are Biased To Solve Puzzles In This Specific Way. When faced with a problem, interestingly, humans tend to opt for additive solutions rather than subtractive solutions. @AsapSCIENCE

12/27 Career Connected PBL – Whether educators are encouraging students to think about their future by exposing them to various career options or teaching students career skills that will prepare them for success after high school, here’s how PBL makes career-based learning more meaningful. @eschoolnews

12/22 How to identify student anxiety in the classroom – Educators who strive to understand the nature of student anxiety can profoundly impact their students’ lives. @TAGaccredited @eschoolnews

12/22 Seven Black History Month resources to use the whole year – I never understood why the blacks only got one month and that it was the shortest month. Try to weave them in every month. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

12/22 Use these five strategies to boost student engagement.Teachers must build strong, trusting, and collaborative relationships with their students to ensure student engagement increases. @MAguilarBueno @goguardian

12/22 Starr Sachstein’s Podcast: #StrongerTogether with Dr.Matthew Joseph -Since both of them will be at #NYSCATE later this month, they chatted about the learning to be had and some of the assessment work Starr has been up to lately. @mssackstein @MatthewXJoseph

12/22 We can teach math better–here’s how. Just as the science of reading has shown that some instructional practices are more effective than others, research points toward a more effective ‘science of math. @nigel_nisbet

12/22 Pick one of these 6 SEL activities to try this week. Every Sunday, T2T will share a new menu of low-lift, high-impact practices over email and social media. @teacher2teacher

12/21 Why Finland’s schools outperform most others across the developed world – This is
a quick look at Finish schools that outperformed most others in the developed world. @ABCaustralia

12/21 20 Best Places That Hire You at 15 Years Old or Less – Teenagers can also get jobs in their neighborhoods like dog walking, babysitting, and house cleaning. @ChukwuemekaGab6 @stayinformedg @_feedspot

12/21 Three things we get wrong in responding to child grief — and how to do better – Kids who lost parents, along with those who lost other relatives, are carrying their grief with them into classrooms. @KaraNewhouse @MindShiftKQED

12/20 Five components of a great hybrid learning program – Communication and creativity are key when it comes to establishing a warm and welcoming hybrid learning classroom. @MrsZuniga_Teach @eschoolnews

12/20 How everyday noise can inhibit learning – and how teachers can reduce it – Ongoing noises that people claim to “tune out” are unlikely to harm ears, but they can still have a profound effect on the brain. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

12/19 These career-centric gifts deliver inspiration, work smarts — and even a better image. This isn’t a modern version of Dickens, it’s a holiday gift list for the workers in your life. @actbrilliant @nypost

12/15 Tyson@MikeTyson @TuckerCarlson

12/15 Three helpful tips for district leaders to improve the power of digital assessment – Digital assessment now reaches beyond traditional exams to incorporate any assessment of learning and gauge student progress throughout the year. @maddietennis @DA_magazine

12/15 Parents are turning to schools for student mental health. Schools are realizing that providing mental healthcare is much like the importance of free school lunches. What is your school doing? @jm_wight @eschoolnews

12/13 Best Gifts For Kids – Don’t know what the kids are into these days? Worry not. We’ve picked out some crowd-pleasers for you. @BsaGrant

12/13 Educator claims advanced technology ‘causing more problems’ for students. Adding more technology to classrooms has hurt students more than helped them, a former teacher said amid speculation about the effects artificial intelligence will have on education. @TenySahakian @OpenAI @nypost @FoxNews @Markus4Ward2

12/9 ‘Our Messaging Does Not Align’: Dozens Of Public Libraries Reportedly Reject Kirk Cameron Story Hour Over Faith-Based Book. Does your library allow drag story hour and deny faith-based books? @VAKruta @realDailyWire

12/8 Adobe Creative Education Challenges – Check out this collection of challenge materials for fun, easy, and engaging ways to get your students learning! Join the conversation with this month’s challenge at the top of the page or explore past months below. @AdobeForEdu @khanacademy @ShakeUpLearning

12/8 Protecting your schools as cyberattacks rise – No industry is immune to the cybersecurity threats–schools must protect student data and maintain critical services. @eschoolnews

12/8 A Comprehensive Guide to Reflective Essay Writing – When it comes to essays, there are various different types–descriptive, expository, persuasive, and reflective essays. While you may have nailed how to tackle the first three through your school work, reflective essays may pose a challenge. @TRPMumbai @_feedspot

12/7 How to Read Music – And 17 Other Lessons About Music – Please share this with music teachers and students you know. @rmbyrne @TED_ED

12/7 20 Storybooks Online for Children – If you have been searching for the best storybooks for your kids, check out this list of online books for children. @stayinformedg @ChukwuemekaGab6 @_feedspot

12/6 How Much Does it Cost to Raise a Child? An examination of the financial impact of bringing children into this world today is worth a closer look in this era of economic uncertainty. @CredelloUS

12/6 Three ways to bring teacher PD into the 21st century – A 30-year veteran educator reflects on the changing education landscape and how teacher PD can better serve today’s teachers. @eschoolnews

12/6 Whatever Happened to Programmed Learning? Programmed learning (or “programmed instruction”) made a huge splash in media during the 1950s and 1960s. It was an innovation that grabbed policymakers and tech-driven school reformers. Yet by the 1970s, it had largely disappeared. @LarryCuban

12/5 The Fifteen Best Magazines and Newspapers for Children and Teenagers – Magazines for kids, tweens, and teenagers specifically hold content appropriate for this age range. A child should not be reading magazines meant for adults, and neither should teenagers. @stayinformedg

12/5 Using “Dear Math” letters to overcome dread in math class – Excerpted from “Dear Math: Why Kids Hate Math And What Teachers Can Do About It” by Sarah Strong and Gigi Butterfield. I will summarize this book soon. @sstrong57 @TGIFMath @matemagikern @MindShiftKQED

12/2 Five learner-centered education models to inspire reform – Learner-centered education collaborates with learners to design learning experiences tailored to their interests and needs that help them pursue. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

12/2 Using Robotics to Spark Engagement in Middle School Math – An activity that combines coding and solving equations improves students’ math skills and helps them build persistence. @JessicaRae929 @edutopia

12/1/2022 The Real Goal of Direct Instruction – In their book, Empower, John Spencer and A.J. Juliani lay out the case that direction instruction (as a form of consumption) is not all bad. @ajjuliani @spencerideas

12/1/2022 The importance of starting STEM learning early – A positive attitude and heightened interest in these critical areas of study through creative and exciting hands-on learning opportunities is key. @VEXRobotics @SmartBrief

11/30 Students are still behind in math–what needs to change? Educators face the daunting task of addressing lost instructional time from the pandemic while also managing drops in math achievement and teaching grade-level content. @jeanichol @eschoolnews

11/30 A Puzzling Question about Teaching in U.S. Schools – Why has the act of teaching in public schools (including charters) that serve wealthy, middle-class and poor children looked so familiar to past generations of journalists, researchers, parents and grandparents who observe classrooms? @LarryCuban

11/29 Why the World’s First Virtual Reality High School Changes Everything – Recently Dana Williams and her team at American High School launched the world’s first virtual reality high school – and it’s pretty cool. @danawilliamstv @EagleNationAHS @eSchoolMediaInc @eschoolnews

11/29 Best Coding Bootcamps to Learn Coding Coding boot camps provide an opportunity for beginners to learn about coding. It provides practical training and the best experiences for beginners eager to learn about coding. @stayinformedg @ChukwuemekaGab6

11/28 Have we been getting playthings all wrong? For decades, we’ve been using toys to cram learning into playtime – and toys have been marketed as tools to turn children into prosperous, high-achieving adults. Is it time for a rethink? @unkowthe @GuardianUS

11/28 The ups and downs of girls in STEM – With intentional efforts focused on eliminating barriers to STEM education, teachers can support girls as they pursue STEM studies. @eschoolnews

11/28 Five ways school leaders can break down silos to get more students in STEM Does your school or district teach STEM, or does it teach science, technology, engineering, and math as four separate and distinct subjects? @reidwhitaker @DA_magazine

11/25 How to Use Design Sprints, PBL, and Genius Hour to Get Kids Making – Many successful people in this world are self-starters. They build solutions, problem-solve on the fly, and make products that serve thousands and millions of people. @ajjuliani

11/25 Seven exercises to improve your Applications and Interviews. – Nail that job, with this no sweat workout. @warwickuni @_feedspot

11/23 South Korea has almost zero food waste. Here’s what the US can learn. In the US, most food waste ends up in landfills while South Korea recycles close to 100% annually, and its model could illustrate some core principles. @maxsoeunkim @guardian

11/23 Ten Ways to Give a Better Lecture – In essence, make it more like a TED Talk. @cultofpedagogy
11/22 STEAM Lessons About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade – Let’s make learning fun as we go full S.T.E.A.M. ahead with our Parade-themed videos, DIY activities & worksheets. @Macys @rmbyrne

11/22 With challenging elementary standards and kindergarten readiness assessments looming, some may question whether educators should be spending so much time on play. @jackiemader @hechingerreport @MindShiftKQED

11/22 Five science lessons that foster students’ social-emotional growth – With a little intentionality and planning, SEL skills can be implemented into any content area. @dawn_mccotter @VAInstitute

11/18 Shame on the celeb crypto grifters like Tom, Gisele, and Larry David — who promoted FTX without a thought for the money their fans may lose. I try to stay away from buying anything promoted by any celebrity. I think that there is a lesson here for you and your kids. (Note that Warren Buffet is not a Republican.) @piersmorgan

11/18 Finding the funds for college is doable with research and creative thinking. Applying for college is stressful for high school juniors and seniors, but figuring out how to pay for it all can be a nightmare for parents and kids alike. @joegal @nypost

11/17 Three tips to help teachers boost creativity in their classrooms – Creativity belongs in all subject areas, and it can come to life in different ways in a second, seventh, or 11th-grade classroom. @ClassTechTips

11/17 Shop class sometimes boosts going to college, Massachusetts study finds. Today, students are actively choosing instead of being passively steered to shop classes, and white students are more likely to opt for a career and technical education high school program than Black students. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @MindShiftKQED

11/17 How the Science of Reading Helps Navigate Today’s Reading Challenges – Reading teachers should all read this. Please share. @eschoolnews

11/16 Three ways to make inflation interesting for students – Storytelling can be an effective way for teachers to make topics like inflation relevant to students. @CertellOrg @eschoolnews

11/16 An Overview of Five Fun Geography Games for Students – Welcome to Geography Awareness Week. The following videos provide an overview of five map-based geography games that your students can play. @GeoGeek_AR @rmbyrne

11/16 Using EdTech to Promote School Safety – In this episode, Sydney Clermont, Senior Director of Customer Success Operations at Pikmykid, joins Monica Burns to discuss how EdTech can be used by a school or district to help promote school safety. @ClassTechTips @pikmykid

11/15 Four Coaching Questions to Help You Develop Emotional Maturity – To manage relationships you will need a high level of emotional responsibility. @carthagebuckley

11/15 Edtech trends are enabling more diverse learning. Edtech allows students to increase their level of technological literacy and also encourages learning outside of the classroom environment. @Lauraanniesmith @eschoolnews

11/14 Tess Talks with Monique McPherson. Monique is a hypnotherapist and the warrior mum of three wonderful boys and two wonderful girls. She specializes in supporting people with weight loss and sugar addiction. @lawrie_dr

11/14 Four tips for online learning success in schools – School leaders can use these tips to increase the impact and successful outcome–and fully leverage the power–of virtual learning. @HNga109 @eschoolnews

11/14 ‘Keep those diaries’: Strategies for centering student voices and improving reflection habits – Preserving memories is important because things that were new and significant eventually become normalized, and it’s easier to forget about them altogether. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

11/11 The Ten Best Paying Jobs in Finance Consumer Services in 2023 – This is a bit long, but it’s something that high school student thinking about a career in finance should read. Parents and teachers can also use this to advise students. @stayinformedg

11/11 How to Choose the Best Gamified Reading App – What is gamification? In the education space, we use the term gamification to describe the process of turning a traditional learning experience into an activity that feels more like a game. @ClassTechTips

11/8 Axioms You Can Use To Parse School Reforms Educational policies made in school board meetings, superintendent suites, and principals’ offices have consequences for what happens daily in schools and classrooms. @LarryCuban

11/8 How this criminal ransomware group is creating headaches for schools – A joint cybersecurity advisory warns districts of a group known as Vice Society, which has been “disproportionately

11/8 Educator retention hinges on these three things – Critical insights reveal how edtech is transforming the classroom; most educators say we are now closer to fully realizing the potential of technology in teaching. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

11/3 Could a different method of teaching address low education scores? Researchers encourage public schools to use “culturally responsive” methods. @kiaraalfonseca @ABC

11/3 Science Fairs as Pathways To Passion, Problem-Solving and Careers – Science Fairs inspire the problem-solvers that touch the future. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

11/3 Four tips for using data to differentiate instruction – For this educator, data has been an invaluable tool for differentiating learning and also for supporting a growth mindset. @eschoolnews

11/2/2022 Modern students need modern librarians. Here’s what it’s like being a librarian in 2022, and how librarians provide students with access to resources they need to succeed. @amy_k_hall @eschoolnews

11/2 How Do You Assess Project-Based Learning? We always want to know what our students understand and are able to do/apply. The problem is a multiple-choice assessment rarely ever provides that information. @ajjuliani

11/2 Spaced repetition is the secret to overcoming learning loss. Spaced repetition can guarantee that your knowledge is constantly building rather than having your brain lose new information almost. @eschoolnews @acohenNY

11/2 Four Positive Alternatives to Problematic Teaching Practices – Old habits may be hard to break, but when teachers modify their approach in these areas, they can help improve learning for all. @stephenoonoo @edutopia

10/28 Meeting the demand to personalize learning for every student – What role can technology play in addressing the teacher burnout we’re seeing across the country? @MHEducation

10/28 Teacher shortages remain a top problem–here’s how to fix them School district leaders can fill critical gaps in the educator workforce with innovative answers to a challenging problem. If your district is interested in this service contact needteaachers@K12.com @Stride4Schools @SpezioLaura @eSN_Laura @eSchoolMediaInc

10/28 The secret to effective technology integration in schools – Successful technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is readily available and accessible for the current task, is transparent and routine, and supports the curriculum’s goals. @lynch39083

10/28 Can educational technology support your school’s safety goals? Schools and districts can use tech tools & online platforms to make sure everyone is safe. @ClassTechTips

10/27 What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)? In order to stay eligible for student loans you need to maintain SAP. Do you and your kids know what it is? @CollegeAveLoans @_feedspot

10/27 How One School Is Beating the Odds in Math, the Pandemic’s Hardest-Hit Subject – How did your school’s math scores fare during the pandemic? If they were not so good, you need to read this. @smervosh @LarryCuban @nytimes

10/27 How to make project-based learning a reality – Part of what makes PBL so magical is that educators are helping students acquire valuable knowledge that they can apply right now in their own community. @eschoolnews @TerraTarango @VAInstitute

10/27 My Four Steps to Building Community-Responsive Lessons – As teachers, nothing matters more to us than making our students feel like their learning matters. @_jesspeacock @teacher2teacher

10/26 Kids that play video games perform better on cognitive skill tests. It seems that if a game is cognitively challenging that it should help. @ccampys @nypost

10/26 The Disruptors Official Trailer – a documentary film on ADHD – Institutions can pay, but individuals and apply for a free screening. All educators and parents of kids who have or might have ADHD need to watch this. There are lots of successful role models. @NancyAArmstrong @MAKERSwomen

10/26 Lessons learned using edtech during COVID – COVID shed light on inequities, but it also taught educators some valuable lessons. It seems some students have more autonomy.. @eschoolnews

10/26 Why I Stopped Giving Zeros – Giving a zero for missed work can make it mathematically impossible for students to recover their grade; here’s what one teacher is doing instead. @MaryTownsendEDU @edutopia

10/25 Math scores mark historic declines across the country during COVID pandemic. Eighth-grade math scores plummeted in all states but Utah, where they held steady — with nearly four in 10 students in that age group performing below basic achievement levels in math, the NAEP report found. @cayla_bam @nypost

10/25 Strategies for Teaching Students Leadership Skills Leadership skills are essential in every career and setting., but not everyone has to be a leader. @stayinformedg @BASSEYJ72088589 @_feedspot

10/25 Project-Based Learning Does Not Have to Be a 6-8 Week Unit. The problem with these projects can be the recipe-like nature that happened when students began handing things in. @ajjulian

10/24 The 5-minute daily playtime ritual that can get your kids to listen better – Sometimes kids listen to the instructions — and sometimes they don’t. And when they don’t, that can be very frustrating for parents. @SummerThomad @MindShiftKQED

10/24 Teacher Tested Strategies – New strategies and small mindset tweaks are often the very things that give you energy in your teaching – sometimes even saving time and creating efficiencies in your practice. @teacher2teacher

10/21 How to prepare yourself for jobs that do not yet exist – The advances in automation and artificial intelligence are creating new job roles and opportunities which are accessible to businesses across a range of sectors. @uowcareersjobs @_feedspot

10/21 Don’t wait to start helping students ace their AP exams. The road to a 4 or 5 starts on the first day of class and includes serious talk about how hard the exam is, offering supplementary materials, and some free candy. @katembeeson @eschoolnews

10/20 The top 20 apps schools are using most contains a few surprises. More than half of students participated in digital learning for more than two hours per day, according to Lightspeed Systems’ analysis. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

10/20 New research offers major insights into post-pandemic learning. Annual Speak Up Research shows shifts to digital tools, virtual learning, and new roles that educators play in post-pandemic learning environments. @eSN_Laura

10/20 Align the Digital Classroom with Student Needs and Learning Goals. As one-to-one device models have become commonplace, defining and implementing the right digital guardrails at the right times can lead to more effective and engaging lessons. @EdTech_K12

10/19 Animated Explanations – Share this with teachers and high school students in your district. At $39 this is a good deal. @rmbyrne

10/19 How to Get Students Excited About Learning – This design challenge helps you use the material you already plan to teach and the tools you already have in your classroom. @ClassTechTips @DigitalPromise

10/19 How to build deep relationships with students – Creating lasting relationships with your students is all about building trust and getting to know them on a deeper level. @CurriculumAssoc @eschoolnews

10/18 Twenty Useful Apps for Kids with Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities in 2022 – Be sure to share with parents and teachers who work with these kids. @ZephinL @InfoWizcase

10/18 Using Blended Learning to Strengthen Math Skills – This effective method allows students to be flexible, develop critical thinking, and use math creatively outside of direct instruction. @nmhollan12 @edutopia

10/18 New Effort Hopes to Make ‘Weed-Out’ Courses More Equitable – Some introductory courses have a “weed-out” reputation for narrowing the paths students can take through college. (Organic chemistry, anyone?) This can happen in high school too. @becky_koenig @EdSurge

10/17 Learning Is Non-Linear. Why Shouldn’t Curriculum Be? Deeper learning means that the learner is now seeing the world in a new light and has a whole set of new questions to ask based on this learning. @stewarthase @TeachThought

10/17 Leading dyslexia treatment isn’t a magic bullet, studies find, while other options show promise. Two recent academic papers, synthesizing dozens of reading studies, are raising questions about the effectiveness of expensive education policies. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @MindShiftKQED

10/14 Ten Warning Signs That a Student is Being Bullied – No school is immune from bullying, and National Bullying Prevention Month this October is a perfect time to take action. @STOPitSolutions

10/14 Explore the K-12 Section of The Open Library – The Open Library is a part of the Internet Archive that provides visitors with the opportunity to search for, browse through, and read eBooks. @openlibrary @rmbryne

10/14 How teachers like me can use AI to improve their teaching – An AI coaching process aligns with a focus on action-oriented professional development and is far from traditional sit-and-get professional development. @eschoolnews @KellerISD

10/13 Think like a parent: How can schools keep students safe on their devices? Implementing technological barriers to keep students from accessing harmful content online is the school’s responsibility, say not only parents but also teachers and administrators. @DA_magazine

10/13 Four Great Ways to Start Math Class – Spending the first five minutes of elementary math classes with one of these launch routines can help all students feel ready to learn. @MarlowMathVT @Edutopia

10/12 Getting Fast Thinkers to Slow Down – Talking students through how the brain works—its shortcuts and tendency to draw incorrect conclusions based on limited information—can help them study and learn better. @tatertutt @edutopia

10/12 David Rogers on Dual Language Education – On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Nate McClennen is joined by David Rogers from Dual Language Education of New Mexico. @Getting_Smart
10/6 How to Get Teenagers to Do Their Homework – Here are Nine Effective Strategies for Parents. @Shareaholic @_feedspot

10/10 The Ultimate Guide to Summative Assessments – Summative Assessments are—in simple words—the way educators determine what a student has learned. @OtusK12

10/10 Taking a Gradual Release (GRR) Approach to Student Choice – Coming out of the pandemic, one of the biggest challenges teachers are facing isn’t student engagement so much as student empowerment. @spencerideas @ajjuliani @MindShiftKQED

10/10 FOUR Ways Classroom Design Impacts Executive Functioning – Effective classroom design can help elementary students develop skills like organization and task initiation. @edutopia @MindShiftKQED

10/10 How to Find TED-Ed Lessons by Grade Level – That’s not a function available on YouTube, but it is a function available on the TED-Ed lessons website. @TED_ED @rmbyrne

10/8 Physical Education With a Halloween Theme – Justin Cahill runs a great blog called Keeping Kids in Motion. One of the regular features of his blog is a monthly thematic challenge. @justybubpe @rmbyrne

10/8 The Ultimate Guide to Differentiated Instruction – Differentiated instruction is a framework that allows teachers to incorporate many different strategies in their classrooms to reach as many students’ personalized educational needs as possible. @OtusK12

10/8 Four tips for building a strong classroom culture this year – Through centering social-emotional learning and focusing on mediation and compassionate conversations, we can safely guide our students through this historically turbulent time. @eschoolnews
10/7 Illinois’s Shocking Report Card – The Land of Lincoln is failing its children and covering it up. @WSJ

10/7 Meeting the demand to personalize learning for every student = This is a Q&A session with Dr. Shawn Smith, Chief Innovation Officer, McGraw Hill. @MHEducation @Medium @DA_magazine

10/7 How to Get Students Excited About Learning – Every educator loves to see their students excited and engaged in learning. We want them to be able to apply what they learn to real-world situations, too. @ClassTechTips

10/7 How plagiarism makes the literacy gap worse – When students plagiarize, they lose the chance to develop important critical thinking and problem-solving skills. @Copyleaks @eschoolnews

9/19 Podcast: Overthrowing Education – Going Gradeless – Nuts and Bolts – Listen to Starr Sackstein’s conversation with Batsheva Frankel of the Overthrowing Education Podcast and share your thoughts about what you learned or questions you have for a future conversation. @mssackstein @BatshevaFrankel

9/19 How Deep is Their Learning? Deeper learning is how the learner applies that instruction. @Getting_Smart

9/18 Seven Good Resources for Teaching and Learning About the Value of Money – If your kids are interested in money, these are resources you should check out. @rmbyrne @PracticalMoney @DougLevinson @MustLoveScience

9/18 Five safeguarding tips for schools this year – Of all public organizations, education has the most significant difficulties to overcome when it comes to ransomware and cyberattacks. @eschoolnews @Aaronvsand

9/18 Eleven study tips for ADHD: What works, what doesn’t – While the following study strategies work for most students with ADHD, you will have to experiment for yourself. @KatieHabits

9/17 How the Heck Do You Manage a Project-Based Class? It can be tough! In fact, it is downright scary sometimes to give up control, allow students to go off the beaten path, and really work through a problem to solve. @ajjuliani

9/17 How to Reduce the Cognitive Load on Students During Lessons – A look at ways teachers can refine their practices to help ensure that students absorb and process information so they can retrieve it later. @ijkelleher @edutopia

9/16 Schools Have Plenty of RUles. Teachers should be careful about adding more rules in their classrooms. @mssackstein

9/16 100 Benefits of Running – If you want less stress and anxiety and better health in general, start running. I’ve been doing it since 1976, and I’ve never missed a day of work or felt stressed. @worldrunday @RundaySweden

9/16 Split on Screens – Students scolded a teacher when his phone rang while he was teaching because somewhere deep inside them was a latent awareness that a classroom is a sanctuary. @CoachJPearson @LarryCuban

9/14 Do You Want to Hack Homework This Year? How we handle homework has a lot to do with our learning philosophy. And although it may be impossible to get rid of homework all of the time for all grades, how we approach it can be adjusted. @mssackstein

9/14 The Ultimate Guide to Formative Assessments – A formative assessment is a short, low-stakes check that provides both teacher and student with immediate feedback on the student’s comprehension of a learning target. @OtusK12

9/14 Documentation Panels Are a Novel Way for Students to Demonstrate Their Learning. This innovative assessment tool has students engage in metacognitive reflection by assembling and presenting evidence of their learning. @edutopia @salomeandsmiles

9/13 Author talked to 70 parents of highly successful adults—here are five phrases they always said to their kids. The things that parents say to their kids can either encourage and give them confidence or lower their self-esteem and hold them back in life. @MargotBisnow @CNBCMakeIt

9/13 Ten Practical Ways To Transform The Traditional Classroom – They work in most grade levels, in most schools, in most situations. @ajjuliani

9/13 A Great Alternative to Quizlet – It’s a tool that you can use to create flashcards from scratch or by importing a document and letting Knowt automatically generate flashcards for you. @getknowt @rmbyrne

9/13 Honors Classes In High School: All you need to know – The honor classes in high school are academic endeavors that will challenge and help you succeed in college even from your application level. @stayinformedg

9/12 Learning Personalized Part 4: Clear and Compelling Assessments – Here, Starr Sackstein and Allison Zmuda take on the challenge of what we put in our gradebooks and how that is communicated with students and families. @mssackstein @allison_zmuda

9/12 Five Ways to Support the Well-Being of School Leaders – Burnout rates are high among principals. How can we fight burnout and promote self-care? @JuliaMahfouz @katiekings @GreaterGoodSC

9/9 Learning Personalized Part 3: Reflection and Self-Assessment – Starr Sackstein’s third interview segment with Allison Zmuda clarified how regular reflection and self-evaluation impact students’ connection to learning and ownership of goals. @mssackstein @allison_zmuda

9/9 2022-2023 College Free Speech Rankings – There are over 200 schools ranked here so you can probably see where your alma matter stands. @TheFIREorg

9/9 Immediate solutions to teacher shortages – Discover how your district can fill critical gaps in the educator workforce with innovative answers. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

9/8 School cellphone rules: Why they’re such a difficult call for districts. The use of cellphones in schools has become an even thornier issue since students returned in person. @Zalaznick @DA_magazine

9/8 Ruby was the first Black child to desegregate her school. This is what she learned. This is a story that kids and adults of all races need to hear. @RubyBridges @NPRKelly @mallory_yu @courtneydorning @NPR

9/8 Five Keys to Success with Virtual Education – Virtual education often meets the needs of students who don’t do well in a traditional school setting. @eschoolnews

9/7 Learning Personalized Part 2: Language Matters – In our second segment, we focused on the way our beliefs about learners impact our expectations, aspirations, and actions that buoy their movement toward success. @mssackstein @allison_zmuda

9/6 The most powerful yet overlooked resource in schools – “When teachers and families work together, everyone wins,” says education technology entrepreneur and TED Fellow Heejae Lim. @heejpeej @TEDTalks

9/6 Five Ways to Get to Know Students – There are so many different options for student surveys. @spencerideas

9/6 Five ways to make your IT department more efficient – A few tips can help IT departments better handle future challenges while generally improving operations for the long term. @eschoolnews

9/3 Tech Fuels Student Access to Mentorships – Especially for Students of Color. Technology can and is helping to support this surge in mentoring for career education. @Getting_Smart

9/2 Five tips for a positive back-to-school experience – A hybrid learning environment equipped with the proper tools can make it easier for instructors and students to thrive. @eschoolnews

9/2 College’s Use of Exam-Proctoring Software to ‘Scan’ Rooms Violated Privacy Rights, Judge Finds. Experts say the ruling in the federal case is the first of its kind. @jryoung @EdSurge

9/2 A Guide to Planning Career Paths for Teachers – Acquiring new skills and knowledge can support you in your current role and aid you in the event that you change roles or leave education. @VictoriaTheTech @edutopia

9/1/2022 How to Avoid Sleepiness While Studying (13 Ways to Stay Awake and Focused) – You want to master the concepts and get good grades. If you fall asleep while studying, you’ll waste valuable time. Daniel Wong

9/1/2022 Five ways relationship mapping supports your students – Schools can better understand the relationships students have outside of school through a strategy called relationship mapping. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

9/1/2022 Whatever Happened to Learning Centers? Beginning in the late 1960s and extending through most of the next decade, an innovation swept across American elementary schools called “learning centers.” @LarryCuban

8/31 How to organize a school binder: Tips and examples – This also includes tips for students with ADHD. The binder set-up I teach below can work for middle school, high school, and college students. @KatieHabits @_feedspot

8/30 Students desperately need to see relevance in their learning. Students cite the primary driver for their struggles in education as the perceived lack of relevance between life and their studies. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

8/30 SEL Possibilities in Physical Education – Physical education teaches relationship-building and self-management skills, making it a natural for social and emotional learning. @PLT4M @edutopia

8/30 Reading Logs Are Used to Hold Kids Accountable, But They Can Make Reading Feel Like a Chore. Every book has its reader. Let your kids find their own. @KimRues @EdSurge

8/29 Back to basics: polishing your language skills for your college essays – Your college essay is perhaps the most vital component of your college application process. @ReachIvy @_feedspot

8/29 Bringing Teachers Into Instructional Leadership Teams – It’s essential for school leaders to find ways to include and strengthen teacher voice in instructional decision-making processes. @DitullioDr @edutopia

8/29 Five classroom management strategies to try this year – Being proactive is a key classroom management strategy to ensure the classroom remains a safe and productive environment. @CPI_Training

8/29 Do youth sports really build character? What kids gain from sports depends on adults – Excerpted from “Take Back the Game: How Money and Mania are Ruining Kids’ Sports — and Why It Matters” by Linda Flanagan. @LindaFlanagan2 @MindShiftKQED

8/26 Scans of Students’ Homes During Tests Are Deemed Unconstitutional. An Ohio judge ruled that such surveillance to prevent cheating could form a slippery slope to more illegal searches. @ashleynbelanger @WIRED

8/26 Learning acceleration is best to move kids forward in math. New research shows that students engaged in learning acceleration practices learned more and struggled less compared to students in classrooms that used remediation. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

8/26 The Journalism Year – A required course in high school journalism would give kids the tools to tell the stories of their communities and make them active contributors to civic life—not just readers and writers. @edutoppia @simmonsteacher

8/26 Ten Popular Back-to-School Tutorials for Teachers Here are the most-searched terms leading to Richard Byrne’s tutorial videos and his most-watched tutorial videos of the last month. @rmbyrne

8/25 Four Practices for Innovative School Leaders – Dr. Shawn Smith, Chief Innovation Officer at McGraw Hill, provides leadership strategies that are sure to influence change. @MHEducation @eschoolnews

8/25 Two Resources to Help Make Virtual & Hybrid Learning More Equitable & Effective – The Learning Accelerator (TLA), has designed two, freely-available, research-based resources to address this need. @brholland @LearningAccel @rmbyrne

8/25 What Adults Don’t Get About Teens, and Digital Life – Well-meaning messages meant to keep teens safe can backfire. The key is to focus on judgment and agency, not rigid rules for screen time. @em_weinstein @carrie_james @WIRED @ProjectZeroHGSE

8/24 Chasing Childhood – In “CHASING CHILDHOOD”, psychologists, activists, and leaders of the “free play” movement fight to bring back the untold benefits of a less curated childhood. View a trailer of this movie that your school can host. @ChildhoodMovie

8/24 SEL is critical–but teachers rarely have time to address it. Majority of teachers cite a lack of time and training as barriers to teaching SEL skills in the classroom and helping students build these. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

8/23 Why youth sports have gotten so out of control – In recent decades, youth sports have become intensely competitive, with a focus on scholarships and winning — rather than teamwork and cooperation. @msullivandawson @nypost

8/23 Middle schoolers are social. What opportunity does that create for learning? Applications in the classroom can make learning much more exciting and meaningful for tweens whose hunger for relationships can richly influence their learning. @callmeKi @MindShiftKQED @towknightcenter

8/20 Are teachers leaving the classroom en masse? The chaotic debate over this year’s teacher shortages, explained. @FabiolaCineas @Voxdotcom

8/20 Department of Education Developing New National Ed Tech Plan – Once the contract is awarded and work commences, the plan will take 12-18 months to finish. @GAlbaneseJr @govtechnews

8/20 One district’s push to help students feel like they belong – Belonging is a critical component of a school culture that supports social and emotional learning, which is important for both academic success and student well-being. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

8/19 Learning Personalized Podcast: Hacking Assessment Part 1 – Allison Zmuda works for the Habits of Mind Institute and understands the power of personalized learning. This is an interview with Starr Satkstein. @allison_zmuda @mssackstein

8/19 Why digital formative assessment is critical in today’s classrooms – Formative assessment is versatile–teachers can use almost any sort of assignment as a formative assessment. @jayayoo @eschoolnews

8/19 There’s Still Time to Do School Discipline Differently. What are behavioral issues and discipline going to look like this year? And where are the opportunities to make sure consequences are doled out equitably? @EdSurge @brianedtech

8/18 The education industry is now the no. 1 target for cyberattacks. Over 80% of malware attacks in the last month targeted the education industry, and the pandemic is the leading cause. @DA_magazine

8/18 Rhythm Fit – New Lesson Plans from OPEN Phys Ed – For the new school year, OPEN Phys Ed has published a new collection of lesson plans, activities, and videos for K-8 students. @OPENPhysEd @rmbyrne

8/18 Five Ways To Build Student Ownership in the First Month of School – The first month of school sets the tone for the entire year. @ajjuliani

8/18 Four ways library media specialists lead digital transformations in districts – Let your library media specialists lead your school’s digital transformation through edtech coordination, motivation, information, and education. @NHSLMA @CSDDoverHigh

8/17 Set Up a Student-Empowered Classroom. Stations are set up around the room. Technology in some places, crafts in others. One corner by the bookshelf is adorned with throw pillows or beanbag chairs, and there are tables all over the room instead of rows of desks. @mssackstein

8/17 Eleven Picture Books to Help Young Students Manage Their Worries – These engaging books and guided questions can help young learners manage back-to-school anxiety, as well as worries in general. @KristinRydholm #edutopia

8/17 Meeting and Exceeding Student Expectations of Teachers: A Way to Achieve “Good” Teaching. Larry Cuban originally posted this in 2013. This is an updated version. Thanks, Larry. @LarryCuban

8/17 Debunking Standards-Based Grading Myths featuring Matt Townsley Matt Townsley debunks common myths about standards-based grading so educators can prevent these ideas from taking hold in a school community and shift the conversation back to student learning and achievement. @mctownsley @OtusK12 @_feedspot

8/16 It’s probably time to clean your filters. Stop breathing in dirty air and drinking cloudy water. Change your dang filters, especially if you have children. @allieevolpe @voxdotcom

8/16 Creating student engagement through the power of play – Play is an essential part of learning and growth, fostering a learning mindset and teaching students to absorb knowledge through exercise and practice. @BenTalsma @VAInstitute

8/16 Icebreakers and Exit Tickets – 30 Questions – If you use either of these techniques should should find some good ones here. @rmbyrne

8/15 Data-Driven Instructional Practice – Turn now to those policymakers who gather, digest, and use a vast array of numbers in order to reshape teaching practices. @LarryCuban

8/15 Four ways to support ELLs in post-pandemic learning – Certain student groups experienced more impacts to their learning during the pandemic–here’s how to help English language learners. @eSN_Laura @eschoolnews

8/14 QUIZ: Can You Name These Historical Figures? I got 48 out of 51 and was told that I’m either a historian or a time traveler. Let me know what you get at Doug@DrDougGreen.com.

8/14 Seven Lessons for Academic Success in High School – If you are looking to achieve true academic success, simply owning the best pens and notebooks won’t be enough. @sstudentsblog @_feedspot

8/11 Four tips to bring the real world into your classroom – Real-world examples bring something more tangible, impactful, and real to the curriculum–and students become more interested and engaged. @Yo_Mista KiddomApp @eschoolnews

8/11 Creating Collaborative Classrooms – How can you use this fantastic resource in a classroom setting? Here are five ways OuiSi Nature supports collaborative classrooms. @ClassTechTips

8/11 Don’t make these five mistakes in high school. Be sure to share with high school students you know. @KatieHabits

>8/10 Aspire Podcast: Hacking Assessment 2.0 – Check out this bonus episode of Aspire, where Josh Stamper and Starr Sackstein discuss the updates to the second edition of Hacking Assessment which came out on August 2, 2022. @mssackstein @Joshua__Stamper

8/10 The Real-Life Science of Stuffed Animals, Children, and Stress Reduction – The fact that so many people hold on to their favorite stuffed animals from childhood is testimony that stuffed animals play a substantial role in the emotional well-being of children. @Support42shops

8/9 Mastery learning can help close pandemic learning gaps. As education emerges from the first two years of the pandemic and looks to the future of learning, educators are focused on how best to mitigate. @khanacademy @eschoolnews

8/9 Do You Know Who Your Students Know? Better Data on Students’ Networks Can Start the School Year off Right. New data suggests that this year, the social landscape for some high school students looks different than years prior. @juliaffreeland @Getting_Smart

8/8 Approaching the New Year With a No Grades Classroom – You’ve reflected and realized that it isn’t just shifting practice; it’s a philosophical shift you’re ready to make because you know it will benefit kids. @mssackstein

8/8 Let Students Lead the Dialogue With Parents. Giving students more say in communicating what happens in school reinforces their commitment to learning and teaches them life skills. @amsuad @edutopia

8/8 Students can get to class without bells, but schools need to adapt. During remote learning, students didn’t have that buzzer at home. So when students returned to school buildings, some administrators decided to leave them off entirely. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

8/7 How to practice effectively…for just about anything – Annie Bosler and Don Greene – But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? @anniebosler @DonGreenePhD @TED_ED

8/6 Three ways to highlight productive urgency while avoiding teacher burnout – An elementary principal explains how he creates a sense of purpose throughout his school without causing unnecessary anxiety and fear. @eschoolnews @worcesterpublic

8/6 Education tech companies bring virtual teaching to the table as a solution to the teacher shortage. Our teacher could be sitting in Montana and will have a Texas teaching certification and will stream straight into the rural Texas classroom. @ChloeNordquist @ScrippsNational @DenverChannel

8/5 How hands-on education creates better educators – To become better educators, teachers need the right tools–and the hands-on training–to help them face new and upcoming challenges head-on. @eschoolnews

8/5 Researcher Behind ‘10,000-Hour Rule’ Says Good Teaching Matters, Not Just Practice. You’ve probably heard of the 10,000-hour rule, which was popularized by Malcolm Gladwell’s blockbuster book “Outliers.” @jryoung @EdSurge

8/4 The Simple System For Planning Project-Based Learning Experiences – The textbooks are no longer “good enough”, and the multiple-choice tests are no longer “good enough”, and the lectures are no longer “good enough” for our kids. @ajjuliani

Displaced Ukrainian students find education with US online tools. For these kids online education is a big upgrade from nothing, and they are making the most of it. @KirkCarapezza @GBH

8/3 NASA Is Crowdsourcing Cloud Research—on Mars. Space fans around the world can help analyze data collected by the Mars Climate Sounder. Get your kids involved. @katrinacecile @WIRED

8/3 Schools as Factories: Metaphors That Stick. The idea of the school as an efficient factory assembly line has a surprising history. A century ago, the notion of schools delivering finished products to a democratic society was both new and–here is the surprise–admired. @LarryCuban

8/3 Next-generation tech for schools–right now – Tech is constantly evolving, and new technology advances mean that your schools don’t have to wait to use future-looking tools and strategies. @eschoolnews

>8/2/2022 Hacking Assessment 2.0 by Starr Sackstein is now available. I summarized the original version ins 2016. @mssackstein

8/2/2022 Using Games to Help Students Develop Executive Function Skills – Collaborative games can help students develop skills like critical thinking, emotional control, sustained attention, and working memory. @eeculp @edutopia

8/1 2022 A Great Place to Find Lesson Plan Ideas – In the strategy resource bank you’ll find dozens of teaching strategies accompanied by free handouts to use in your classroom. @FreeTech4Teache @rmbyrne

8/1 2022 Gamification tools that increase student engagement – Gamification offers many benefits for teachers and students alike–here’s how to integrate these tools into your instruction. @eschoolnews

7/31 Pikmykid, a School Dismissal System. A school dismissal system can ensure students stay safe. Families know when and where to be, and everyone is accounted for at the end of the school day. @pikmykid @ClassTechTips

7/31 Paper books linked to stronger readers in an international study – There’s a lot to like about digital books. They’re lighter in the backpack and often cheaper than paper books. But a new international report suggests that physical books may be important to raising children who become strong readers. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @MindShiftKQED

7/31 Not Your Average High School Finance Lesson – A Unit on Saving and Investing for High School Students appears to be created to coincide with the use of The Stock Market Game. @garystager @rmbyrne @wjfrey

7/30 How to Stay Focused During the Summer Break – Long summer vacations can also lead to forgetting most of what you’ve learned over the past school year. @StudentLifeNet @_feedspot

7/30 What College Admissions Officers Really Want Students with evident emotional intelligence, initiative, and grit are much hard to come by. @collegeaveloans @_feedspot

7/27 Using Popular Apps for Formative Assessment – Adding simple tech options to boost formative assessment activities can help ensure that every student is getting the most from the lesson. @ClassTechTips @edutopia

7/27 Hawaii’s Kihei Elementary School Selects Discovery Education’s Mystery Science to Support Deeper Student Engagement in the 2022-2023 School Year. Through this new phase of collaboration, educators at Kihei Elementary School will add Mystery Science, an award-winning digital resource for K-5 teachers and students. @KiheiElementary @DiscoveryEd @eschoolnews

7/27 Are Today’s Children Different than Children in the 1890s? Teachers speak less glowingly, however, of how their attention span is as short as a tweet or how little ones expect the classroom to be just like “Barney and Friend.” @LarryCuban

7/26 Five digital tools to enhance your social studies instruction – Social studies is critical to students’ lives beyond the classroom–educators should use every possible tool to engage students in this critical. @SHigginsBGCS @eschoolnews

7/26 Using the Inquiry Process to Improve Learning Outcomes – With data gathered from early assessments, teachers can work together to improve lessons to meet the needs of all students better. @edutopia

7/25 How do you stop cheating students? (Hint: tech isn’t the only answer) Virtual proctoring invites privacy and security concerns that don’t come into play when a teacher monitors a test in person. @NimahGobir @MindShiftKQED

7/25 The six Best Language Learning Apps in 2022: Duolingo, iTalki, and More – If you aren’t sure which one to use, this should help. I currently have a 700+ day streak in Duolingo Swedish. @RansomPatterson @collegeinfogeek

7/24 Teaching Grit Through Sportsmanship – Striking out happens. It stings, and it sucks, but it happens, and we have two choices when it does, either let it get us down and then quit or take what we learned from the strike out and try even harder the next time we get up to bat. @mssackstein

7/24 Growth Mindset is More than a Colorful Bulletin Board. As any educator knows, growth mindset work does not happen in isolation or by just putting up a picture. @akrebecca @Getting_Smart

7/22 Create Collaborative Classrooms. Connect with the team at OuiSi and had a chance to explore their resources for students and teachers. @ClassTechTips @playouisi

7/22 How I\to use technology to keep PE relevant in the 21st century – Physical education teachers are using the latest learning strategies to keep PE relevant and ensure students are practicing their 21st-century skills. @eschoolnews @IsmailCSP

7/22 The Ultimate Guide to Performance-Based Assessments – Performance-based assessments move beyond multiple-choice and written tests to determine not only what students know but how they apply their knowledge. @OtusK12

7/22 Arts, Culture, and Geography Games to Share in Google Classroom – Play with Arts & Culture offers more than a dozen interactive games for students to play to test their knowledge and to learn about the connections between art, culture, and geography. @rmbyrne @Larryferlazzo

7/21 Does Teaching Get Easier With Time? Yes, planning lessons and managing spaces gets easier, but the daily grind of teaching doesn’t. @mssackstein

7/21 Business Leaders Say Computer Science Needs to Be A Core Subject. Today, a collection of more than 500 prominent business, education, and nonprofit leaders called on states to update their K-12 curriculum to make computer science a core subject. @dtmollenkamp @EdSurge

7/21 The kids are all right online. Online learning, once dismissed as a poor substitute for in-person learning, is proving why it is engaging and fulfilling learning. KevinHogan@eschoolnews.com @eschoolnews

7/21 Five tech tools to use in an elementary music classroom – Technology enables the creation and use of digital music–how are you exposing students to digital music creation in your music classroom? @eschoolnews

7/19 The Principles of Learning: Context Is Integral To Learning. Mental models are how we understand the world. Not only do they shape what we think and how we understand but they shape the connections and opportunities that we see. @ajjuliani

7/19 5-Minute SEL Activities You Can Do Every Day – Virtually or In Person – Every activity helps students create the classroom culture they want to see: affirming their experiences, feeling safe in their learning environment and supporting their voice and choice. @BarbaraGruener @teacher2teacher

7/18 How Do Politicians Keep Getting So Rich? See if you and your students/kids can guess any of the answers before watching. This seems balanced politically. @StoryblocksCo @thinkSTT

7/18 Seven Tips for Parenting ADHD Teens – You want to help your teens get on the right path, but they’re resistant to rules and they get annoyed when you give them reminders. @Shareaholic

7/18 Researchers find a tradeoff between raising achievement and engaging students. Two researchers from the University of Maryland and Harvard University waded into this mess. @jillbarshay @hechingerreport @EricHanushek @MindShiftKQED

7/16 Ten Plus Chrome Tips and Tricks for Teachers and Students – In this episode, we are jumping into some Google Chrome updates, features, and tips for teachers and students. @ShakeUpLearning

7/16 How to Produce a Play on a Shoestring Budget – If you don’t have the funding to put on a show with costumes and big sets, you can still create a memorable performance. @edutopia @thefridaystory

7/16 Five ways to create a strong math culture in your schools – A strong math culture can help students develop positive habits and mindsets that improve their math competency. @eschoolnews @lynchbren21

7/15 EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments – Be sure to get one for your school’s professional development library. @ClassTechTips

7/15 Getting real-world experience: High schoolers design a ‘life skills’ lab for students with disabilities. Students at the School of Design and Construction are partnering with IKEA to build life skills learning lab for students with disabilities. @marcelanotes @ChalkbeatNY

7/15 Parents Share Tips for Starting the College Admissions Process. It’s college application season and families with high school seniors are looking for answers to their college admissions questions. @CollegeAveLoans @_feedspot

7/13 Remote possibilities: Successful strategies for virtual teaching and learning – Virtual learning is making its presence known–here’s how emerging edtech tools are making room for innovation. @eschoolnews

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