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8/27 Five Back-to-School Ideas – Here are some ideas that you can plan for regardless of where your school year begins. @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart @Buncee @Flipgrid @wakelet @Seesaw @thriveinedu

8/27 A Study of 300,000 Leaders Revealed the Top 10 Traits for Success. According to leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, these are the skills that leaders need to succeed. @bizzwriter @Inc @ryantracey

8/27 Students have their own demands for school reopening. Mental health support, better remote instruction, and a focus on vulnerable students: High schoolers are pressing legislatures and school boards to make their appeals heard. @hechingerreport @mikelubelfeld @natsupers

8/25 Excessive Collaboration, “Let Me Do My Job!” Collaboration has become a worn shoe in need of refurbishing. It’s creating more problems than it solves. @MikeLehrOZA

8/25 Developing Asynchronous Remote Learning Tasks – The significant shifts in adapting to remote learning involve how time is used, providing flexible pathways, ensuring there is regular feedback and the purposeful use of digital tools when appropriate. @E_Sheninger @ElisaBostwick

8/25 Top 10 Technology Challenges to Conquer for Digital Transformation – With the ongoing loom of the Covid-19 pandemic, organizations bear the brunt of technology challenges to fathom. @KamalikaSome @analyticsinme @automeme @Balaji_SanDiego

8/24 The hidden benefits of a move to online instruction – In a virtual classroom driven by COVID-19, educators are discovering new and innovative ways to teach–here’s how one district found some silver linings in its move online. @eschoolnews KevinHogan@eschoolnews.com

8/24 Strategies to Foster Discourse and Collaboration in Remote Learning Environments – There is a pressing need to develop and implement pedagogically-sound strategies that work in a remote environment. @E_Sheninger @bashaierk

8/24 The Freedom and Fulfillment of Home-Schooling – Nine families shared with The New York Times why they chose to educate their children outside the traditional school system. @nytimes

8/23 Overcoming COVID-19 Learning Loss – One of the most difficult tests facing schools this fall is how to pull off widespread intervention and assistance for students who begin the 2020-21 school year with learning loss. @educationweek @Steph_Reisfeld  

8/23 How to Use Augmented Reality in Distance Learning – AR-based learning is changing the way students receive and retain information. These experiences might be core in your curriculum or supplemental. Here is an example. By pairing AR models with your teaching curriculum, students can explore content in further detail and develop a deeper understanding. @classtechtips

8/23 Low Pay and High Risk: Being a Substitute Teacher During COVID-19 – Many are retired teachers and those that aren’t get low pay and no benefits. They are also replacing someone who is sick. @madeline_will @educationweek

8/21 Reopening Schools During COVID-19: Lessons Learned From Around the World – Americans would be well-served to look beyond the country’s borders for signs of how school reopenings might go and lessons they might learn. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

8/21 Principals of the Pandemic: How school leadership is changing – Despite the overwhelming pressures they face in their own roles, principals have demonstrated, selflessly and solidly, that their communities can depend on them. @Brett_Henebery @TheEducatorAU @juandoming @cjpb63

8/20 Deeper Class Discussions with the TQE Method – So much of the learning we do comes from texts: articles, textbooks, novels, and all kinds of online publications. Sometimes, those texts come in less traditional forms; in fact, our use of the word “text” has broadened over time to include things like films, images, and even diagrams. Regardless of what form they come in, texts make up the bulk of how our students experience learning. @cultofpedagogy @MarisaEThompson

8/20 A plan for teaching coding and robotics from home – Coding and robotics can be just as engaging when students learn from home–all it takes is a little planning and some creativity. @JoeSlifka @eschoolnews

8/20 Five ways COVID-19 made me a better teacher – These tips for remote teaching during COVID-19 are relevant for teachers at the elementary level straight on up through higher education. @eschoolnews @BSU_CEHS

8/20 The Accidental Education Benefits of COVID-19 – How we can end testing and grading for good, not just during the pandemic. @alfiekohn @educationweek

8/19 Register for an Online Summit: How We Go Back to School An Education Week virtual event. This takes place on August 19, 2020, from 1 to 3 pm Eastern time. @Learning_Ally @CogniaOrg @EdgenuityInc @pearson @mentoringminds @Promethean @StratixMobile @educationweek

8/19 Strategies to Foster Discourse and Collaboration in Remote Learning Environments – The past couple of months have been challenging for educators, to say the least. However, in the midst of it all, there have been opportunities to take a critical lens to practice in the efforts to effectively pivot to a remote world and successfully implement hybrid learning models in the near term. @E_Sheninger @TamraDollar

8/19 I am an Administrator, but I am NOT the Punisher. Changing how people view principals and assistant principals is challenging to say the least. @bethhill2829

8/19 Re-Establishing Teaching Routines. Classroom interaction will be a key thing that students have missed so it’s going to be important to press a giant re-set button and re-establish all the routines again, balancing a big warm welcome with some sensible rehearsal and reinforcement. @teacherhead

8/18 Four Ideas for Empowering Students During Remote Learning – Check out George Couros’ “Developing the Innovator’s Mindset Through Remote, Face-to-Face, and Blended Learning.” @gcouros

8/18 Five Tips for Managing an Under-performer Remotely – If you suspect the under-performer’s difficulties come from insufficient experience, specific skill deficits, or a lack of business or organizational acumen, consider whether they need training, or to partner with a more experienced colleague. @LizKislik @HarvardBiz @Forbes @FamilyCouncils @fbeaufrand

8/18 Grade expectations: How to look at grading in a new light. You’re doing it all wrong–transform grading so it actually impacts student learning. @eschoolnews

8/17 Critical Reading: 50 Sentence Stems To Help Students Talk About What They Read – I love sentence stems for many reasons, not the least of which is their ability to function as cognitive ‘training wheels’ for developing minds. @TeachThought @gratefuledu64 @KirstyCMacaulay

8/17 How Schools Are Bringing CTE Programs Online – Teaching career and technical education programs virtually may be necessary for some schools today, but it comes with long-term benefits. @MicahCastelo @EdTech_K12 @daveandcori

8/17 20 Places You Should Be Sharing Your Content – Writing and publishing blog posts or articles on your own website isn’t good enough. Here are 20 more places where you can, and should, share your content. @_kevinrowe @sejournal @Nicochan33

8/16 Using a Rubric Does NOT Ensure Student Learning. Not all rubrics are bad and when written and used effectively with proper feedback can be useful to help students know what they have learned. @mssackstein

8/16 Back to School 2020: Maximizing District Budgets to Support Student Safety and Distance Learning – Back to school is upon us. In this informative Panel, industry experts Dr. Kecia Ray and Susan Gentz will bring together a panel of education leaders to discuss maximizing district budgets. @shoing @aratinagaraj @edwebnet

8/16 Social Emotional Learning: Making It Work – This report—with original survey data that capture educators’ attitudes and experiences with SEL—explores the challenges and opportunities to teaching social-emotional learning when school buildings are open and operations are normal. @educationweek

8/16 How to Stay Physically, but Not Emotionally, Distant with Kindergarten and Pre-K Students. Early childhood classrooms are going to look different this year, even if school buildings are open – no desk clusters with kids sharing materials, no cozy circles on the rug, no holding hands on the way to the bathroom. @SuzanneBouffard @TeachThought @MindShiftKQED

8/14 Scientists think they found the coronavirus’ weak spot. And just like shooting torpedoes down the Death Star’s exhaust shaft, they think they can exploit this critical weakness to make new treatments. @DanRobitzski @futurism @EvanKirstel Five Ways We Can Improve Professionalism in Our Students – Many teachers thrive on wielding the power of grade reduction to make a point and in doing so often misalign grades and mastery. @mssackstein

8/14 Scientists think they found the coronavirus’ weak spot. And just like shooting torpedoes down the Death Star’s exhaust shaft, they think they can exploit this critical weakness to make new treatments. @DanRobitzski @futurism @EvanKirstel What if Some Kids Are Better Off at Home? For some parents, the pandemic has come with a revelation: For our children, school was torture. @iproposethis @nytimes

8/14 Scientists think they found the coronavirus’ weak spot. And just like shooting torpedoes down the Death Star’s exhaust shaft, they think they can exploit this critical weakness to make new treatments. @DanRobitzski @futurism @EvanKirstel Institutionalizing equity through video instruction – Using video to teach doesn’t have to be intimidating–with a few creative strategies, you can create engaging lessons for all students. @eschoolnews

8/11 Strategies to mitigate the COVID slide – Learn how to address COVID-related gaps in learning, as well as summer learning loss. @EileenBelastock @eschoolnews

8/11 How Children Process Grief and Loss Through Play – Young children will likely process the tumultuous events of 2020 in the only way they know how—through play. Here’s how adults can be supportive. @emdashkap @edutopia @Rdene915 @cultofpedagogy

8/11 Four Questions When Developing Your Company’s Mission Statement – Although this is aimed at companies I think it works for schools and school districts as well. @pdiscoveryuk @CardinalRos @PeopleDevelop1

8/10 Seven Success Habits to Adopt For Serious Results – Success is all about adopting the right habits that will move you toward your dreams and your goals. What you do once in a while is not as important as what you do every single day. @shawn8798 @WealthyGorilla @TrippBraden

8/10 Five Common Teaching Practices You Should Kick to the Curb – Listen to an Extended Version of this Post in a Podcast. @cultofpedagogy @cwhitetech

8/10 Three animated videos about learning – How learning works: A quick guide to how we store and retrieve information. @DavidDidau @MrLauLearning

8/9 Five Tips for Remote Learning PD Success – Fully aware that well-honed online teaching skills could underpin the success of his students in the coming school year, Stein Lee-Schreiber spent part of the summer ramping up his tech bona fides. @steinslee @davidSrauf @educationweek

8/9 How to Be an Empathetic Leader – If you can see the true nature of empathy it can not only benefit your own leadership but also do good for others. @LollyDaskal @SitAtTheTable

8/9 How Transition to Remote Work is Being Supported by AI – AI is supporting the transition to remote work, a transition which is now pointing towards fundamental changes such as disconnecting the company’s location from the worker’s location in hiring decisions. @AIWorldExpo @CIInstitute @MeghanMBiro @AkwyZ @mvollmer1 @pascal_bornet @HeinzVHoenen

8/8 Distance Learning Short List: Best Free Resources by Grade and Subject – Here are hand-picked tools for every scenario, all well-suited for use during the coronavirus pandemic. @CommonSenseEd @philshapiro @asandersplette

8/7 Writing a Non-Grading Policy for Your School – When shifting the mindset of an entire school community: teachers, students, and parents, there needs to be unity in the story being told for maximum impact. @mssackstein

8/7 Teaching and Learning in the Pandemic – When teachers go back to school this fall, the classroom as they’ve known it will be gone, and their instruction will be more critical than ever. @educationweek

8/5 A Teacher’s Guide to Successful Online Learning – This is detailed a spot on. Every teacher should read it and compare this advice to their own practice. @Slate @MatthewDicks

8/5 John Oliver Breaks Down What’s Wrong With American Schools’ Teaching Of Race. This is 28 minutes long, but all history teachers and students should listen to it. How is slavery taught in your school? There is some liberal bias here but his main points are fairly objective. (WARNING: This guy uses multiple F-words.) @iamjohnoliver @LastWeekTonight

8/4 Three Things Overworked Managers Need to Stop Doing Today = Lethargy and laziness aren’t virtues. But overworked managers are their own worst enemy. @Leadershipfreak @jrkuhns

8/4 Are You Guilty Of One Of These 4 Toxic Leadership Styles? Why is it important to know your leadership type? For one, your team will naturally begin to emulate your leadership style in the workplace the more they work with you. @pdiscoveryuk @CardinalRos

8/4 Six ways to prep kids for whatever the fall may hold – There are still many unanswered questions about the fall, as school leaders rush to decide how best to navigate the still-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. @TrentonGoble @eschoolnews

8/3 Safety concerns for parents, teachers returning to school as COVID-19 ravages Florida – “Life is just too precious and we can’t get this wrong,” one teacher said. @TenzinShakya @AnthoRivas @ABC @rudytoot1

8/3 Simple Ways to Integrate Four Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies – Jennifer Gonzalez talks with a researcher and a teacher to tackle the science—and the logistics—behind teaching strategies like spaced practice and interleaving. @cultofpedagogy @edutopia@RetrieveLearn @PoojaAgarwal @PatriceBain1

8/2/2020Ten Simple Ways to Develop Leadership Skills in Your Children – Every child has the potential to be a leader. Some may have more traits associated with leadership, but any child’s leadership ability, at whatever level, can be groomed and nurtured. @LollyDaskal

8/2/2020How our students avoided the ‘COVID slide’ The global health pandemic threw schools into an unexpected learning reality, complete with learning loss–but this district managed to avoid the so-called COVID slide. @DrLemosTeaches @eschoolnews

7/31Ten Tips for New Teachers – You can watch the podcast on YouTube, or listen on Soundcloud, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts. You can also read it here. @gcouros

7/31 35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools – Here are the best remote learning resources for teachers and schools from Shake Up Learning–all on one page! @ShakeUpLearning

7/31 Anthony Fauci to Teachers: You’ll Be ‘Part of the Experiment’ in Reopening Schools. When it comes to reopening school buildings for in-person instruction, there are still many unanswered questions about how the coronavirus is spread by children. @madeline_will @edicationweek

7/30 Six Emotional-Intelligence Job Skills Everyone Will Need in the Next Few Years – What skills can you acquire to protect your employability in the future? @LollyDaskal

7/30 Preparing Students and Teachers for Virtual Learning – Effective and constant communication is critical from both teachers and students as regular constructive feedback has been a significant factor in enhancing the e-learning process to get better learning outcomes. @EntrepreneurIND @Rdene915 @E_Sheninger

7/29 Psychological Symptoms of Stress – If you don’t know what they are it’s time to find out. @carthagebuckley

7/29 Critical Teaching Tools for Successful Remote Learning! Help one teacher give her students individual dry erase lap boards and creative writing journals. If you are looking to help a teacher and avoid administrative overhead, here are some more to help.. @DrDougGreen

Book to brain knowledge transfer is more powerful than teacher to student learning transfer. Classroom runs on the teaching theories of education and we have to change the school system of children for effective learning transfer. @Learnography

7/28 Important Things to Discuss With Your Adult Children – Even though your children may no longer be actual children anymore, there are still some important things you will need to talk to them about. @EclecticEvelyn @GlitterAttitude

7/26 Five Alternatives to Traditional Book Report Projects – Let your students use there multimedia authoring skills to create some cool book report options. @flippitynet @GoogleARVR @rmbyrne

7/26 How the Food You Eat Affects Your Gut – And while we can’t control all the factors that go into maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, we can manipulate the balance of our microbes by paying attention to what we eat. @shilparavellaMD

7/26 COVID-19 & Remote Learning: How to Make It Work – Few schools in the United States will get through the 2020-21 academic year without some form of remote learning, for some portion of the student body, for some period of time. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

7/24 If School Is Not ‘The Real World,’ What Is It? By diminishing the world students currently exist in, we fail to capitalize on a tremendous opportunity of authenticity and transparency. @mssackstein

7/24 America’s great remote-learning experiment: What surveys of teachers and parents tell us about how it went. Classrooms across the nation shuttered as COVID-19 spread across every state–here’s what did and didn’t work in online classrooms. @matt_barnum @claireab320 @Chalkbeat @eschoolnews

7/24 Round-the-Clock Communication Is Exhausting Teachers. Not long after schools transitioned to remote learning this spring, teachers started getting messages at all hours of the night. @s_e_schwartz @educationweek

7/21 Fostering a Strong Community in a Virtual Classroom – The shift to working online requires teachers to think a little differently about how to build the culture they want with their students. @LeahRossHenry @edutopia @tweenteacher @cultofpedagogy

7/21 Search and share hundreds of thousands of incredible 360° panoramas with your students. Share 360° panoramas with your students for free so that they can view them on their computers, phones, tablets, or in their VR headsets. @360_HighSchool

7/21 Children’s Books with Characters of Indian and South Asian Descent – It’s time to diversify your school’s library and here is a good place to start. @@momandkiddo MCChildsBookDay @pragmaticmom

7/20 Seven Reasons to Empower Students to Self-Assess – Giving up control is challenging, especially for teachers. We often feel like we must have our hands in everything or else students won’t learn. @mssackstein

7/20 The Paradox of Choice – In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied. This is his TED Talk on the subject. @barryschwartz1

7/20 Why Do Chinese People Use Chopsticks? Chopsticks have been used by people in China since 1200 B.C, but how did they originate and gain popularity? This short animation is multidisciplinary, humorous, and just a bit violent. SideQuest YouTube Channel

7/19 Three Types of Learning Crucial for Educators – Time to learn for, about, and with your students along with George Couros. @gcouros

7/19 Here the superintendent of Los Angeles Schools Joins the Rising Wave of Districts Sticking With Full-Time Remote Learning. If your district is thinking of going all remote when schools “open,” you won’t be alone. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

7/19 Icebreaker questions to get your conversations going – They are categorized and come as free pdf files you can download. @rmbyrne @ProductHunt

7/17 Five Behaviors Of Strong Personal Leaders – Strong personal leadership is necessary for strong professional leadership. Personal leadership is who you are in your most authentic form. It’s the person who looks back at you from the mirror. @WriterKaylene @TrippBraden @WriterKaylene

7/17 School Reopening Plans Could Worsen Inequities. That’s Why This Panel Prioritizes Some In-Person Classes. School leaders who gloss over equity issues when planning to reopen schools this fall will not only exacerbate learning losses caused by this spring’s coronavirus closures but could worsen the effects of the pandemic in some of the communities already hardest hit. @SarahDSparks @educationweek

7/17 Three ways to make your school district pandemic-proof – Best practices and advice from seasoned online educators can help other schools as they identify the best online learning solution for their students. @mjc_angie @eschoolnews

7/16 How to ensure home broadband access for every student – How can families ensure their children have the home broadband access necessary to truly learn online? @DennisWPierce @eschoolnews

7/16 The Pedagogy of Blended Learning – Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. – Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger @TechKnowTopia

7/16 New York State Education Department Presents Framework of Guidance to Reopen New York State Schools. Each school must post its plan on its public website by July 31, 2020. Perhaps schools in other states can learn from these plans. @Jeanne_Beattie @NYSEDNews

7/16 Bakersfield, California’s school year to begin in distance learning format. This seems like a good idea to me. Just sit back and see how things go for schools that do open. @Bakersfieldcali @Tim_Monreal @ema_sasic @Team_BCSD

7/15 How Educators Can Use Artificial Intelligence as a Teaching Tool – I think the most important thing that people have to realize is that artificial intelligence does encompass more than just a computer that can perform a task. @MarkALieberman @deb_norton @educationweek

7/14 Flexible resilience: My manifesto for the coming school year. As we prepare to head into July now, plant the seeds for participating in the reimagining of schools that’s happening in your district. Ensure that your voice is heard and that your school’s plan for the fall is developed with your input and insight. Without support from actual classroom practitioners, the plan is not going to succeed. @Angela_Watson @Gregbagby @cultofpedagogy

7/14 Providing New Teachers with Remote PD and Modeling – Here is how one district is supporting new teachers with technology in a new remote learning landscape. @techlearning @Sascha_Zuger

7/13 The Cost of Confidence – The COVID crisis has created challenges and opportunities to which every organization. @FjordMark @MIT @Damien_CABADI @floriansemle

7/13 19 Highly Effective Ways to Stay MotivatedIn today’s competitive work environment, our greatest untapped resource may be our own motivation. Let your students know this. @LollyDaskal

7/13 Woeful Tales of Blindness in Proofreading – Here is some great advice for students and adults on proofreading your work. @mssackstein

7/10 A Dozen Lessons About Inventions That “Changed the World” – How the Popsicle Was Invented is one of twelve lessons in a TED-Ed series titled Moments of Vision. @rmbyrne @TED_ED

7/10 The IT Investment Priorities Shaping Today’s School Districts – Education stakeholders have plenty to consider as they assess technology spending amid budget constraints. @MicahCastelo @EdTech_K12

7/8 Ten distance learning writing lessons – Early elementary school teacher Sara VanderWel shares online video lessons she created for her kindergarten class. @eschoolnews

7/8 Learning Communities Can Save Colleges—and Engage Remote Students. As colleges plan to welcome students back for the fall semester—while preparing for a possible second outbreak of the coronavirus that would force classes back online–one thing is for sure: Community is more important than ever. @EdSurge @HigherEdSurge @senegalmabry

7/8 Stepping back to succeed: How one district is dealing with the intangibles of the unthinkable. With fall decisions looming, learn how this district tech director is looking at some of the biggest COVID-related challenges for students, educators, and parents. @AskAdam3 @eschoolnews

7/8 Discipline-Specific Guidelines for Classroom Social Distancing – To better aid you in properly positioning your students so that they can all remain safe and healthy, the administration has produced this helpful guide that explains physical placement in terms each discipline will understand. @mcsweeneys @JoshuaPStarr @AdamHDomby

7/7 This much I know about…planning for “catch up” when our students return in September. If we tell students they have been irrevocably damaged by their lockdown absence, they will feel, most probably, irrevocably damaged. @johntomsett @EmbleyDeputy

7/7 How one educator uses ‘digital playgrounds’ to boost engagement – For Laurie Guyon, technology has become a critical resource to help teachers engage students in learning and create classroom experiences that they remember for a lifetime. @betsy_4s @EdScoop_news @RickettsKate @Eduporium

7/6 Coronavirus Pushes Schools Closer to a Computer for Every Student. At some point in the future, students will be returning loaner devices. Then, the process starts to transition tens of thousands of brand-new laptops into devices intended to provide a digital boost to learning inside school buildings. @davidSrauf @educationweek

7/6 Three Ways to Make Remote Learning More Engaging – If you aren’t providing for collaboration and social contact you probably should. @JorgeDoesPBL @ISTE

7/6 CDC Does Not Recommend Schools Test All Students, Staff for Coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control fand Prevention recommendations suggest testing efforts for K-12 students should focus on those with symptoms of the virus and those who may have had exposure to infected individuals. @EvieBlad @educationweek

7/6 ‘How the hell are we going to do this?’ The panic over reopening schools. If your school doesn’t have a plan yet don’t feel bad. Most schools don’t. @ngaudiano @PerezJr @politico @iamDrWill @AndrewYang

7/5 Twelve Phrases That Will Help You Resolve Any Conflict – Conflicts are an inevitable part of any workplace and a constant source of stress for many leaders. Conflict resolution is an important skill for any leader to master. @LollyDaskal

7/5 Rethinking Honor Roll, De-emphasizing Academic Competition – Having an honor roll in place that recognizes students who play the game of school well, only perpetuates the myth that ranking children based on arbitrary grades is useful and effective. @mssackstein

7/4 Building a Schedule Around Student Rotations – For districts with large student bodies, building a rotation of attendance days may be a good option for providing some in-person learning this fall. @drsuperville @educationweek

7/4 As Schools Plan for Reopening, Worried Teachers Say They Have More Questions Than Answers. Across the country, schools are planning a return to at least some in-person instruction in the fall—but teachers say they still have many unanswered questions about how it will all work. @madeline_will @educationweek

7/4 Top Ten Reasons why you should teach Cyber Security in schools today – Our use of technology across all aspects of our daily lives is increasing and this is the same for our students. Here is why we should we worry about teaching cybersecurity in schools. @iMerinet @cserAdelaide

7/3 How Do You Share Your Data? If you are going to spend time sifting through data make sure you can use it to inform your teaching practice. Data from federally mandated standardized tests doesn’t serve this purpose well. @mssackstein @Illuminateed

7/3 Digital Citizenship Lesson Ideas for Students – Do you teach digital citizenship in your classroom? Digital citizenship doesn’t necessarily have to be a part of a set curriculum. Instead, you can integrate digital citizenship lesson ideas into student learning experiences in any subject area. @classtechtips

7/3 Principals and Instructional Leaders Virtual Summit Preparing for Next School Year – Someone from your district should probably try to attend. @sarahdateechur @FutureReady

7/1/2020 Should Mandatory “Seat Time” Requirements Exist? We already differentiate for learning styles and challenges, why not for lifestyles too? Who’s to say that outside experiential learning or a blended-online self-paced learning environment isn’t better for some students? @mssackstein

7/1/2020 Districts’ Back-to-School Shopping List: Masks, Gloves, Sanitizers and $25 Billion to Pay for It – The scale of purchasing is enormous: There are 55 million students and 7 million employees in public schools. It’s an unprecedented and daunting shopping venture, superintendents and chief financial officers say. @educationweek

7/1/2020 Watch the latest Harvard Business Review explainer videos, case study discussions, and whiteboard sessions, featuring ideas and practical advice for leaders. After you watch some start making your own. @HarvardBiz

6/30 How to Deal with Exercise & Fitness Setbacks – When you’re putting all your time and effort into getting your fitness and health to where you want it to be, it can be really difficult to cope when you experience a setback. @EclecticEvelyn

6/30 Planning the safe reopening of our schools – Reopening schools will require creativity and attention to safe health practices–here’s how some schools are getting started. @eschoolnews

6/30 Five Big Ideas To Narrow The Racial Wealth Gap – These ideas should get you thinking along with your students. Which ones do you like? @RetireManifesto @WalletHacks @forbes @jeffkauflin @janetnovack

6/29 It’s Rediculous to Treat Schools Like COVID Hot Zones. The question of how US schools should be reopened—on has yet to be determined. But recent guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released May 16, conjures up a grim tableau of safety measures: children wearing masks throughout the day; students kept apart in class, their desks surrounded by 6-foot moats of empty space; shuttered cafeterias and decommissioned jungle gyms; canceled field trips; and attendance scattered into every other day or every other week. @davidzweig @LarryCuban

6/29 Alabama expects to reopen K-12 classrooms for the fall. Local districts will make their own decisions about how they open, and students should expect things are not going to be completely back to normal. Both traditional and remote options will be available. @acvollers @ALdotcom @AndrewUjifusa @Trish_Crain

6/29 The 12 Toughest Challenges of Leadership – See if you can guess what they are before you look. @Leadershipfreak

6/28 Seven New Google Meet Features for Teachers – In a move that clearly is an attempt to match the functionality of Zoom and Microsoft Teams, Google has announced some new features that will soon be coming to Google Meet for G Suite for Education users. @rmbyrne @google_meet @Google

6/28 Can You Be Convinced to Change Your Grading Policy? Check out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes For Broken Grades. If you haven’t been giving grades during remote learning you should consider these suggestions. @mssackstein

6/28 The 101 Hottest EdTech Tools According to Education Experts (Updated For 2020) – There is a lot here to digest. You can do a few each day, or a principal can assign each teacher some to check out and report on. @Tutorful @DrBakerHerring @Rdene915

6/28 Seven Benefits of a Classroom or School Podcast – Your classroom or school podcast can help you develop valuable connections. A podcast can foster connections with other educators in your area of study or grade level and with other schools who are interested in sharing and collaborating with. You can develop a better relationship with your students and classroom families and your school can be more connected to the community. @mrnesi @AJBianco

6/27 Wake Up To Conscious Leadership. Conscious leadership is becoming an increasingly hot topic in the business press, with much more focus on service, higher purpose, unconscious and soul-based business. @pdiscoveryuk

6/26 Our Students Need Sponsors, Not Saviors. Young people learn without and away from “school”. What students need are sponsors- concerted communities of mentors that in various roles and responsibilities invest in the talents and desires of our young people and build their capacity to do great things. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

6/26 Scheduling the COVID-19 School Year – Hybrid schedules are under consideration in many schools. How about yours? There is also a downloadable guide. @educationweek

6/25 How to Recognize A Strong Leader In A Group Of People – Strong leaders emerge in different ways and at different times. Some people seem born to leadership, and others build their abilities more slowly. @LollyDaskal @JesseLynStoner

6/25 Six Classroom Changes Teachers Will Make When Schools Reopen. What do we want to take from our initial pandemic experience into any learning situation—remote, in-person, or hybrid? @ginad129 @educationweek

6/25 Seven tips for future-proofing school libraries – The future of school libraries should be all about providing equitable access for all students. @SuziTonini @eschoolnews

6/25 New Ontario elementary math curriculum to include coding starting in Grade 1. Ontario’s math curriculum is getting a makeover — with students learning coding and financial literacy in Grade 1, and a new focus on dealing with kids’ stress on the subject. @krushowy @robertbenzie @TorontoStar @mraspinall @codebreakeredu

6/24 The Myths About Confederate Monuments – If you look at when they were erected it seems like there were part of white supremacy movements. This is a good topic for classroom discussion. A bigger question is where do we stop? Are Jefferson and Washington monuments next? @nowthisnews

6/24 Planning Your 2020-21 School Year? Use Our ‘Guide to the Guides’ on Reopening. One by one, the major professional associations that serve teachers and leaders are now releasing guidance for districts beginning this Herculean task. @Stephen_Sawchuk @educationweek @NationalEducat4 @AASAHQ @srebeducation @iste

6/24 How Understanding Parkinson’s Law Can Make Meetings More Productive – In 1955 the British historian and author, C. Northcote Parkinson, stated that “Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.” @TrippBraden @RandyLyleClark

6/23 Four ways schools can prepare for the future of e-learning – Learn how one district is prioritizing student learning by focusing on strengthening its approach to e-learning. @eschoolnews

6/23 Summer Hands-On Learning Activities for Children – Summer gives opportunities when we can easily connect all we can observe in nature to learning opportunities when children gain new skills and work on developing their cognitive abilities. @MontessoriWrite @NaturesWayMont1 @DisneyDream717

6/23 Using Selective Attention in Reinforcement Learning Agents – Inattentional blindness is the psychological phenomenon that causes one to miss things in plain sight and is a consequence of the selective attention that enables you to remain focused on important parts of the world without distraction from irrelevant details. @yujin_tang @GoogleAI @asifrazzaq1988

6/23 4 Ways to Support Your Employees During Chaotic Times and Improve Your Leadership With constant change, it’s more vital than ever to not only survive the pandemic but prevail long-term. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @TalentCulture
6/21 Let’s rebuild special education when schools reopen. Warning! There are some radical ideas here that actually make a lot of sense. Anne Delfosse and Miriam Kurtzig Freedman @MiriamKF1 @educationgadfly @OhioGadfly

6/21 Five strategies for independent learning – When students take ownership of their education, online learning is more likely to succeed. @DennisWPierce @eschoolnews

6/21 Six hands-on educational activities using household items – Here’s how teachers (and parents-turned-teachers) can further students’ education away from the screen, using objects like cereal, cards, and paper plates. @BGoerig @eschoolnews

6/20 The blended learning models that can help schools reopen – There are a number of options for schools and districts hoping to keep learning as consistent as possible this fall–and blended learning features heavily in all scenarios. @ArnettTom @eschoolnews

6/20 How Did COVID-19 Change Your Teaching, for Better or Worse? See Teachers’ Responses. The sudden and unprecedented shuttering of our nation’s school buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced educators to face the most jarring and rapid change of perhaps any profession in history. @MPryle @MrsSophena @lizrus218 @KGNrocks @KubeschLeila

6/20 Six Ways to Bring Students and Staff Back to Schools – Public health authorities recommend that schools maintain six feet of social distancing in classrooms and in common areas. This will be difficult, if not impossible, in many crowded school buildings, without some radical adjustments to school operations. @madeline_will @educationweek

6/19 Our schools are facing a mental well-being crisis – we need to plan now to avert it. The key for most of our young people in our schools is to “create a culture which better prepares our children and young people for the life challenges facing them.” @Head_stmarys @teacherhead @johntomsett

6/19 The New Routines for Students When Schools Reopen – Education Week spoke to more than a dozen experts, including public health officials, education leaders, and superintendents, to discuss how students’ daily lives may look when schools reopen. @madeline_will @drsuperville @educationweek

6/19 Managing Buses May Be the Hardest Part of Reopening Schools. When you consider driver shortages getting worse and additional costs of extra bus runs at a time of likely budget cuts, transportation is a total nightmare. @madeline_will @drsuperville @educationweek

6/19 What Needs to Change Inside School Buildings Before They Reopen – In addition to planning what school will look like when it does reopen there are a number of things that have to happen first. @madeline_will @drsuperville @educationweek

6/18 A Million-Dollar Lab One Click Away – Schools and parents should give Labster a try. @labster

6/18 No One “Needs” to be Micromanaged. If you have an overwhelming need to be in control you are an ineffective leader. This is so true for principals and superintendents. @LeadToday

6/18 How K–12 Schools Can Measure Ed Tech ROI – Data analytics can help school leaders justify their technology spending. @AdamStoneWriter @EdTech_K12

6/17 Six Common Reasons Why People Procrastinate – Most of the time factors for success are within our control. @carthagebuckley

6/17 Forty Ideas For Using FlipGrid In The Classroom – Believe it or not this tool can be used from PreK to the enterprise. @TeachThought @mrsdkrebs @scot_wright

6/17 Four Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking – The ability to think about what we are learning, how we are learning, what we want to learn in the future are important skills that must be explicitly taught in classrooms. @Catlin_Tucker @TeachFromHere

6/17 What COVID-19 Teaches Us About the Importance of Trust at Work – Organizations that are able to develop strategies to build trust between managers and employees will see stronger work relationships as well as performance. @whartonknows @LaRaeQuy @wef

6/16 What Great Listeners Actually Do – People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average. @jhzenger @JoeFolkman @HarvardBiz @TrippBraden

6/16 Student Winners During Lockdown – It is generally assumed that students are learning a lot less than they would if schools had not been shut down until the end of the school year. While that may be the case for most students, for some the opposite appears to be true. @DrDougGreen @mssackstein

6/16 Five Ways Leaders Can Support Remote Work – The rapid shift to remote work has created new challenges for organizations, but survey data shows organizations around the world are experimenting with creative solutions. @CultureXInsight @Josh_Bersin @MITSloan @mitsmr @TrippBraden

6/14 How to Use Stress for Advantage when Making Decisions – Stress goes down when you connect your heart. @Leadershipfreak @jrkuhns

6/14 COVID-19 Forces the Question: Should the Youngest Learners Have Devices? Districts explore providing iPads and Chromebooks, even for kindergartners. @davidSrauf @educationweek

6/13 Designing math instruction for every student – Be sure to check out the webinar recording. @texthelp

6/13 Five ways to integrate language arts into STEM – Learn how carefully-chosen digital tools and resources can help engage students in both language arts and STEM disciplines. @eschoolnews

6/13 Blend Online and In-class Discussions to Give Every Student a Voice. The act of telling or explaining what they know cements students’ understanding of concepts. @Catlin_Tucker @taenos99

6/11 Three keys to teaching students with dyslexia to read – A dyslexia specialist shares three ways educators can come together to help their students with learning disabilities. @AgilistaAG @eschoolnews

6/11 16 YA Books by Black Authors That You Can Preorder Right Now – Black lives matter, and so do their stories. Are these books coming to your school’s library? @EpicReads @lorynmartini @WriteinBK

6/11 Five Tips for Teaching Online – As teachers embrace their new roles as designers, instructors, and facilitators of online learning, many are grappling the details associated with teaching remotely. @Catlin_Tucker @DrBakerHerring

6/11 Reimagining education: From remote to hybrid learning. The solutions lie before us. We have the opportunity to creatively manage the immediate issues and learn from this remote experience. @MichaelFullan1 @NewPedagogies @Joannequinn88 @DisruptedTv

6/10 The ABCs of Leadership – There are lots of As, Bs, and Cs. How many are you good at. @pdiscoveryuk

6/10 Welcome to Powerful Learning Practice (PLP) Community Hub. Professional learning for connected educators. Request to join. It’s free and extremely valuable. @snbeach

6/7 Constructivism is not a pedagogy. So-called ‘educational innovations’ in which the teacher assumes the role of ‘facilitator, mentor or coach’ do not appear to be very successful. @DavidDidau @jamie_stark

6/7 How to Develop Culturally Responsive Teaching for Distance Learning – During the COVID-19 crisis, there are still opportunities to provide students with tools to help them be independent learners, according to Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain. @Ready4rigor @MindShiftKQED @neolms @cultofpedagogy

6/6 A free self-paced learning path for #machinelearning and #deeplearning – The first resource is a book: Python Data Science Handbook – by Jake VanderPlas. The whole book is free on GitHub and it’s a relatively easy book to read. @AjitJaokar @DataScienceCtrl @gp_pulipaka

6/5 Teaching STEM in HYBRID Classrooms – This is a free webinar and this link will take you to the registration page. @NYSCATE

6/5 31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance – Research from Harvard University suggests that children as young as three years old, when exposed to racism and prejudice, tend to embrace and accept it, even though they might not understand the feelings. @raceembrace @edutopia

6/5 Here’s the biggest mistake educators are making with remote learning. See if you can guess what it is before you read on. @DennisWPierce @eschoolnews @globalearner

6/4 District leaders share successes while managing school tech in the midst of the COVID crisis. This touches on a number of new realities: the raw need for devices access for every student; creating better relationships with parents; getting younger students Zoom ready; and more. Here are some highlights. It’s a 23-minute chat with two leaders, but it’s worth it. @psanfran19 @eschoolnews

6/4 Every Leader Needs to Navigate These Seven Tensions. Instead of telling people what to do, leaders should ask them open-ended questions. Instead of sticking exactly to plans, they should adjust goals as new information emerges. @DrTeracino @HarvardHBS @TrippBraden

6/4 Five Things Not To Do When Schools Re-open – If real change is to have any chance, here are five suggestions of what not to do. Pasi Sahlberg has long believed that in education policymaking what we stop doing is as important as what we should do. @pasi_sahlberg @YongZhaoEd

6/3 Eight Smart Reasons to Give Your Teenager a Smart Phone – Smartphones have their advantages but your tween doesn’t have to have one until you are ready to make the commitment. @icsfblog

6/3 How to Ease Anxiety In Children – If you’re in the trenches, trying to figure out how to handle anxiety in your child, you may come across a lot of information that can simply overwhelm and exhaust you. @momfiles

6/3 48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area – Critical thinking is the heart and soul of learning, and–in our estimation anyway–ultimately more important than anyone specific content area or subject matter. @Popk_com @ERobbPrincipal

6/2 Myth-o-Mania of Teaching: 5 Lies That Kill Education by Starr Sackstien – Given the current educational climate, we must acknowledge the myths that the media and society have grabbed onto, making educational professionals seeming enemies of the children. School communities are invested in what’s best for kids, but that isn’t what often is relayed. @mssackstein

6/2 British Library asks nation’s children to write miniature books in lockdown. Axel Scheffler and Jacqueline Wilson are adding micro-works to scheme asking youngsters to follow the Brontës’ lead and write their own tiny tales. @FansofJWilson @guardian @englishteach8 @BL_Learning

6/2 How Can School Sports Get Back on the Playing Field? State athletic associations and school athletic directors must weigh the risks of resuming sports during a global pandemic against the potential fallout of keeping an estimated 8 million students on the sidelines, detached from the sports that, in many cases, keep them connected to their school and pave a path to college. @C_C_Mitchell @educationweek

6/2 How to Be a Leader Everyone Loves to Work With – Good leaders inspire people to stay and work and dream big and take risks and do great things. Everybody loves working with them. Here are some of the qualities they share. @LollyDaskal

6/1 Will the Pandemic Revolutionize College Admissions? Lockdowns have disrupted standardized tests and grades, forcing schools to consider a range of other approaches for selecting students. @BarnardBrennan @WSJ @MCCHarvardEd @hgse

5/31 What Will Schools Do in the Fall? Here Are 4 Possible Scenarios. In a new guide released today by the Washington, D.C.-based think tank New America, the three authors—an instructional designer and two former teachers—lay out four possible scenarios for what school will look like in the 2020-21 school year. @ByEmilyTate @EdSurge @NewAmerica @TonyKlinePhD

5/31 sphero – STEM Kits and Robots – Sphero makes undeniably-cool, programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools that transform the way kids learn, create and invent through coding, science, music, and the arts. @Sphero @SpheroEdu

5/31 The Difference Between Grades and Feedback Has Never Been More Clear. The lessons to be learned from our experiment with distance learning are starting to crystalize. @davidpblross @Getting_Smart

5/30 How to Contend with Pandemic Learning Loss – Researchers have estimated that students would end this school year with only about 40 percent to 60 percent of the learning gains they’d see in a typical year. @vsolisart

5/30 Teaching Target Language Vocabulary With Micro Field Trips – For both English learners and world language students, getting out of the classroom can make learning new words more engaging. @Edutopia @Rdene915

5/30 Four Guiding Questions for Effective Remote Collaboration – Working remotely is changing teaching, and it affects how school teams work together as well. Addressing these questions will help teams ensure that they’re doing their best work. @DisruptedTv @Edutopia @DisruptedTv

5/30 Will COVID-19 Spur Greater Use of Artificial Intelligence in K-12 Education? The rush to adopt new technology during coronavirus-driven remote learning could lead educators to use more tools powered by advanced artificial intelligence. @davidSrauf @educationweek

5/29 Time to fix American education with race-for-space resolve. Paul Reville says COVID-19 school closures have turned a spotlight on inequities and other shortcomings. @lizmineo @PaulReville @Harvard

5/29 Massachusetts: The Challenges of Reopening Schools – The Boston Globe reports on the questions that public officials are trying to resolve in Massachusetts. @DianeRavitch @MoniqueRM86

5/29 Watch: The CDC Guidance on Reopening Schools, Explained – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released long-awaited guidance on reopening schools that were closed in response to the coronavirus. @EvieBlad @EducationWeek

5/28 Ways to Make Lessons ‘Relevant’ to Students’ Lives – Researchers have found that one key way to encourage intrinsic motivation to learn is by making classroom lessons relevant to students’ lives. @Larryferlazzo @educationweek

5/28 Connect Learning to Life, NOT Tests. As a parent and a teacher of predominantly upper-aged high school students, I know all to well the stress of the testing season on students and their teachers. @mssackstein

5/27 Teachers Reflect on the Pandemic School Year. The closures have helped educators reflect in some pretty intense ways. @ritaplatt @middleweb @Jeff_Zoul

5/27 Finland Will Become The First Country In The World To Get Rid Of All School Subjects. How many times have you wondered if you were going to need subjects you were made to learn because the curriculum said so? Finland has decided to change this in their educational system and introduce something which is suitable for the 21st century. @Curious @leticarino @KellyGToGo

5/27 What happens after Covid19 and where does Student Voice fit in? What do you think will happen in September and should we gather students’ opinions.? @JCasaTodd

5/26 Seven tips to help kids find peace during remote learning – Remote learning isn’t always easy, especially during the coronavirus pandemic–here are some tips to help children adjust. @jillbadalamenti @eschoolnews

5/26 Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This? “If I don’t grade it, students won’t do it.” This reasoning leaves teachers with piles of work to grade, but I wonder how much of that time spent assigning points to student work results in improved student performance. @Catlin_Tucker @jlubinsky

5/26 Seven Legit Virtual Jobs for Teenagers – Is your teenager currently looking for employment opportunities or a side hustle that will allow them to work at home or remotely? @icsfblog @Home_and_Loving

5/24 How Not to Start Math Class in the Fall – 2020 – There will be a huge discrepancy between how much / what students have learned over the past few months. @MarkChubb3 @Thinking_Math

5/24 Crisis Leadership: Ten Guiding Principles. The impact goes beyond teaching and learning, and into the wellness and mental health of students, staff, and families. This impact inspires us to lead to the best of our abilities. And for many, it keeps us up at night. @RosaIsiah

5/24 Teacher Collaboration During a Global Pandemic – Five tips for virtual planning from international educators. @AndreaHonigsfel @nordmeyerj @ASCD

5/23 Five Strategies to Reinvigorate Through the Middle Career Rut – When life disrupts career focus it’s time to reimagine the landscape of our educational spaces. @mssackstein

5/23 Teaching with Augmented Reality? Get Started with Seek Education If you want to bring AR back into your lessons or you’re teaching with augmented reality for the first time, the team at Seek Education has you covered. @ClassTechTips @EducationSeek

5/21 Design Projects You Are Eager to Do – There are some great benefits to doing your own assignments and here they are. @mssackstein

5/21 How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School – Fears over a pandemic that could sicken them or loved ones, students now more than ever need strong coping skills. @AriannaProthero @educationweek

5/19 How to Use Kahoot in Google Classroom – This is the time of year when many of us are looking for fun ways to conduct end-of-year review sessions with our students. Playing Kahoot quiz games is one of the most popular means of doing that. @GetKahoot @rmbyrne

5/19 Five Questions That (Newly) Virtual Leaders Should Ask Themselves – It is safe to say, that for the first time in the age of technology, ad hoc face-to-face meetings are no longer an option for many people. @MeghanMBiro @HarvardBiz

5/18 Four of the Most Important Skills of the Future – The future is being built now with robotics, artificial intelligence, and all kinds of automation that will take over many of the skills we perform today. But there are some skills that we will need for the future, skills that can’t be automated. @LollyyDaskal

5/18 STEM Education – Creating a Global Impact – The intersection between science, technology, engineering, and math is transforming our economy and our schools. @DrJacieMaslyk @impakterdotcom

5/17 Coronavirus 2020 AP exam: College Board troubleshooting tech glitches. Amid coronavirus, AP exams went online and had tech problems. College Board says it’s investigating. @emrichards @CRileyNL @SpringfieldNL

5/17 Tools to Help Teachers Make Smooth Transition to Online Education – This post shares some useful digital resources to facilitate your transition to virtual-based modes of education and work. @EducatorsTech @mskiwifruit

5/16 Zoom fatigue is something the deaf community knows very well. As work and life events go remote, people are increasingly sharing the feeling of “Zoom fatigue.” Little do they know they’re experiencing a sliver of what the deaf and hard of hearing undergo every day. @patrickdehahn @qz

5/16 The Case for Student Mental Health Days – Hailey Hardcastle makes a case because her mom gave her three days a semester as long as she kept her grades up when she was growing up. Counselors can check in with students who take these days. @haileyyhood @TEDTalks

5/16 Partnering with YOUR School Counselor – Are you maximizing YOUR relationship with the school counselor? Do you utilize the counselor to support students in the best possible ways? Are you accessing this powerful resource on a regular basis? @HansNAppel @teachbetterteam
5/15 Best Use of Teacher Time in a Connected World – This was written in 2018, but it very vital right now. @globalearner

5/15 PoluUp is a free website where students can play with numbers, mathematical operations, shapes, and 3D objects. Using these tools, they can solve problems, complete activities, build math-based simulations, and more!

5/15 Teachers Are Making Flat Versions of Themselves for Kids to Take on Adventures. We all miss our students, and most of them miss us too! To help bridge the distance learning gap, many teachers are sending out Flat Teacher versions of themselves, based on the ever-popular book Flat Stanley. @katzni @WeAreTeachers @drfurman

5/15 Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu. Student choice is empowering. Combine that with the power of the 4 C’s, and you’ve got a supercharged lesson! @ShakeUpLearning

5/14 New Statistics in Schools (SIS) These are activities designed specifically for the 2019-2020 school year can be used by teachers for classroom instruction or distance learning, and by parents and caregivers to learn together with the children in their home. @uscensusbureau

5/14 Ask Moms How to Reimagine Public Schools! by Nancy Bailey – I want my public schools to help children discover their unique gifts and talents so they may enter the world with confidence and purpose. Lyn Franklin Hoyt, Mom and Public School Advocate – @BadassTeachersA

5/14 Keeping Online Testing Honest? Or an Orwellian Overreach? The rise of proctoring software to deter cheating alarms privacy advocates. Some students and professors find it invasive, too. @ShawnHubler @nytimes @rogerschank

5/13 How a P.E. Department Designed a Compassion-Based Curriculum – They took a closer look at the amount of choice provided to students in their pursuit of physical education credit. @AngelaStockman @cultofpedagogy

5/12 Data Lookup: Assess Your School District’s Risk for Budget Cuts. Just enter your district’s name and find out the risk of budget cuts. @emmapattiharris @educationweek

5/12 The online resources that make distance learning less distant – Educators can turn to a number of online resources to better connect with their students. @eschoolnews @ArnettTom

5/12 Ask Smart Questions To Solve Your Problems. Questions are the most overlooked tool in just about any area of life. @moretime4u2

5/10 What School Reopening Looks Like Around the World – Here’s a look at how other countries have addressed the challenges of reopening schools in this new reality. @jaclynborowski @educationweek

5/10 Simple Ways to Bring Learning Outside – Going outside helps students focus, and activities for classes from social studies to math can incorporate the natural world. @edutopia

5/10 Online learning could leave kids even more distracted than they already are. A Harvard professor noticed that five minutes into his first Zoom session that he could tell his students were utterly distracted. Their eyes darted around as they switched between windows, their fingers punching out little flurries of text (unrelated to class), a barely suppressed smile at some meme or friendly message, a glance down at the phone on their desk. @ianmcorbin1 @nypost

5/8 The Science Of Why Music Helps Us Connect In Isolation – One of the most encouraging phenomena we have begun to see in response to social distancing laws are the innovative ways that people are starting to bond with each other, particularly musically. @sciencebeta

5/8 When Schools Reopen, Don’t Ditch Online Learning. Blending classroom teaching and virtual education keep students flexible and engaged. @WIRED @fayaz_king

5/7 Can Emotional Intelligence Help Leaders Deal With COVID-19? For serving leaders, it’s an opportunity to develop a stronger connection and relationships with your team. @TrippBraden

5/7 How to Help Employees Work From Home With Kids – Many of us are now working from home. We are experiencing a new wave of mass experimentation in virtual work. @lyndagratton @MITSloan @TrippBraden

5/7 What Makes a Great Teacher: Pedagogy or Personality? Of course, a teacher’s passion, charisma, warmth, and humor influence the way students experience a class. But teachers aren’t really “born” knowing how to connect and inspire children in a classroom setting. @arielsacks @EdWeekTeacher @cultofpedagogy

5/6 Free Webinar – A Framework for Using Educational Technology. Richard Byrne tries to look at new technology through the framework of discovery, discussion, and demonstration. That little framework helps him decide what he will use in my classroom and what I’ll recommend to others. @rmbyrne

5/6 Four Predictions for the Future of Work – As a father of four children from four to 14 years old, and as a citizen of the world, Stephane Kasriel cares about our future. @skasriel @wef @KirkDBorne

5/6 An Idaho School Reopens. Are Its Precautions the ‘New Normal’? If you are wondering what school will be like when it reopens, this school could be a model. Also, see pictures of open schools in other countries thanks to Larry Cuban. @EvieBlad @EducationWeek @LarryCuban

5/6 New York State Teams With Gates Foundation to ‘Reimagine Education’ Amid Pandemic. Bill Gates has made a mess of education so far. Can he get it right this time? He still thinks he knows more than we do. @EvieBlad @EducationWeek @PoliticsK12 @Daarel @AndrewUjifusa

5/5 How to Help Students Navigate This Social-Emotional Rollercoaster – The week that most schools closed across the nation saw an acute drop in the emotional well-being of students. The next week, there was a stark swing with improved moods—perhaps an initial celebratory spirit of being out of school. Since then, there has been a consistent decline in students’ self-reported emotional well-being. @cgilbs @EdSurge

5/5 Grades versus comments: Research on student feedback – Are comments on student work superior to grades? It depends. @tguskey @pdkintl @DisruptedTv

5/5 What Does Blended Learning Look Like in an AP Class? Can teachers who are teaching an AP course use blended learning models and cover the extensive curriculum? @Catlin_Tucker

5/4 Why We Should Embrace the Evolution of Communication – The evolution of communication is inevitable. And, quite simply, why not emojis? @petergasca @Inc @VoxOptima @TrippBraden

5/4 Fun and Free Educational Websites for Kids – Parents, most of us now have our kids home from school for the foreseeable future. Here are some ways to keep them busy and learning–first. @MomsWhoSave

5/4 Students’ mental health will be affected by coronavirus. Are schools ready? Schools are the primary sites of mental health care and support for children and young people, and now that a pandemic has disrupted education for months, it’s worth examining how coronavirus has changed students’ mental health needs come fall. @DisruptedTv

5/3 How to run successful virtual decision-making meetings – COVID-19 has forced organizations to adopt virtual decision-making via video conference platforms. This is not a trivial challenge. How can you organize virtual meetings successfully — and without the pain? @prismdecision

5/3 Can Teachers Read Books Out Loud Online? Actually, Yes. While many well-intentioned commentators have warned teachers against this practice, the fact is that copyright law—specifically fair use—permits many read-aloud activities online. @kmishmael @meredithjacob @EdSurge

5/2 Five Insights for How to Tackle the Digital Divide During the Coronavirus and Beyond – The “digital divide” and the “homework gap” have been urgent topics in K-12 education for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic is putting them in the spotlight. @MarkALieberman @educationweek

5/2 Reaching the Students Who Don’t Have Reliable Internet Access – Here’s how to help those students who can’t get online. @mattieschuler @WeAreTeachers

5/2 Strategies for Virtual Professional Development – Districts need to create long-term virtual professional development plans to support educators and encourage the effective use of digital tools. @MatthewXJoseph @techlearning

5/1 Teaching critical thinking skills in the online classroom – The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed new challenges around teaching essential skills such as critical thinking—here are some strategies to help. @mrspal @eschoolnews

5/1 Teaching Through a Pandemic: A Mindset for This Moment. Hundreds of teachers, many of them operating in countries where teach-from-home has been in place for weeks, weigh in on the mental approach you need to stay grounded in this difficult time. @smerrill777 @cultofpedagogy @edutopia

5/1 The 11 New Rules for Successful Online Meetings – This is written for business, but it applies to remote teaching as well. @Sales_Source @inc

4/30 ‘The Show Must Go Online’: Arts Teachers Adapt to At-Home Instruction. From laundry art to ‘name that tune,’ arts enrichment teachers are finding creative ways to transition to remote teaching. @edutopia @TEllethy

4/30 Four Ideas for Student-Led Learning During Emergency Remote Teaching – Now that we have educators really focused on having students create digital materials, how can we keep up with all of the feedback? @Catlin_Tucker @ossiningdirec @gcouros

4/29 Homeschooling: Tech Must-Haves for Safety – It is critically important to provide a secure online computing experience to your child, not just in regular online activities, but especially now that the schools have turned to a virtual learning format to help reduce contact with others and attempt to prevent the spread of disease. @lifethereboot

4/28 Stumped by How to Best Serve Students With At-Home Learning? Follow the Evidence. Computer-assisted learning (CAL) programs, software students use to develop and practice reading, math, and other skills, stood out for improving academic achievement across a wide range of programs and settings. @POreopoulos @JPAL @educationweek

4/28 Six Reasons Students Aren’t Showing Up for Virtual Learning – It’s not an exhaustive list, and just like any list, it is based on data one teacher has collected. If there is one you feel is missing, please feel free to add it in the comment section. @PeterMDeWitt @educationweek

4/26 Five Things You Should Never Do In a Virtual Staff Meeting – This is meant to be fun. Please don’t take it too seriously. @rmbyrne

4/26 Remote Learning and Digital Equity: Best PracticesTeaching & Learning discusses best practices to support digital equity in remote learning with Diane Doersch and Kali Alford of Verizon Innovative Learning Schools and Digital Promise. @RayBendici @techlearning

4/25 How to Co-Parent as Allies Not Adversaries – When Shaka Senghor and Ebony Roberts ended their relationship, they made a pact to protect their son from its fallout. What resulted was a poetic meditation on what it means to raise a child together, yet apart. @superloveeb @ShakaSenghor @TEDTalks

4/25 How to set up a remote classroom – Compare what your school has done to this advice. @lucie_renard @iBookWidgets @mrandrewsatmpi

4/24 Liking Remote Learning@hodge_dv @gcouros

4/23 How Districts Are Helping Teachers Get Better at Tech Under Coronavirus – When the School District of Philadelphia, where the vast majority of educators have never used Google Classroom, went live with remote learning this week, teachers were instructed to take it slow. @davidSrauf @educationweek

4/22 Should Teachers Be Evaluated During Coronavirus School Shutdowns? One of the many questions facing districts and states during the coronavirus school shutdowns: How can schools grade their teachers during a disrupted school year? @madeline_will @educationweek

4/22 7 Ways To Stay Calm (And Manage Anxiety) While Social Distancing, Sheltering In Place, Or Under Self-Quarantine — Coronavirus (COVID-19) – BetterHelp can match you with a counselor online. @betterhelp

4/22 World Wildlife Fund Livestreams, Apps, and Games for Students – For years the World Wildlife Fund has offered educational games and apps for students. Now they’re also offering live educational broadcasts for students. @World_Wildlife @rmbyrne

4/22 Read Along with Michelle OBame – This is the first in a series. Make sure kids you know listen. @MichelleObama @PBSKIDS @penguinusa @angiemartoccio

4/21 Closed Schools Are Creating More Trauma For Some Students. School Counselors Have A Message For Kids: ‘It’s OK To Not Be OK.’ @NPRCoryTurner @npr_ed

4/21 Out with the Test, in With PBL: How Project-Based Learning is Transforming Remote Learning. Imagine if learning wasn’t driven by tests, state mandates or overloaded bureaucracies, but by real-world learning experiences and community contribution. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @kwagssd3

4/20 Steve Jobs’ Advice on Becoming More Productive Is Quite Brilliant. With so much work coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the basics. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @TrippBraden

4/19 Teachers Stepping Up to the Challenge – Here is a short video featuring teachers talking about what it’s like to be teaching now. This is pretty cool. @teacher2teacher

4/19 Taking Attendance During Coronavirus Closures: Is It Even Worth It? What is your school doing and does it make any sense? @MarkALieberman @educationweek

4/18 Draconian Cuts to Schools Could Come As Soon As This Summer. State budgets have been massacred by the widespread shutdown of the economy. And school finance experts—updating their forecasts on a near-daily basis—are now saying public schools will be forced as soon as this summer to make dramatic cuts to their budgets. @Daarel2 @educationweek

4/18 Digital skills: the new teacher’s challenge – If we want to prepare children for the future, the use of new technologies in the classroom has to correspond to the development of new competencies and digital methods. @elesapiens @lauramorenogo

4/18 Special Ed in the Time of the Carona Virus, Congress Needs to Act. All general and special education students, teachers, administrators, and parents want schools to function as well as possible during this crisis. Secretary DeVos represents them all. But schools cannot “flex” without congressional action. @educationgadfly @BetsyDeVosED

4/18 Seven Ideas to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Engaging – How can art teachers reconnect with their students and maximize their limited face to face interactions? By holding highly engaging virtual meetings. @theartofed @ArtTeacher529 @ShellTerrell
4/17 Facts v. Opinions – A New Common Craft Lesson. Now more than ever our students are getting bombarded with information and opinions in all forms of media. Therefore, it’s more important than ever that we help them recognize the differences between facts and opinions. Tell your students to watch the 3-minute video when they click the Common Craft link. @rmbyrne @CommonCraft

4/16 Showcasing the Work of Professional Scientists – Students can invite local scientists to present their work at school or online to raise awareness of how new developments affect people’s lives. @edutopia @SebastopolElem1

4/15 How Will Coronavirus Affect School Spending? Nine Questions Answered. School finance experts and district administrators are just now starting to get their arms around how the widespread shutdown of the economy will impact the K-12 sector. It’s not pretty. @educationweek

4/15 How To Reduce The Unemployment Gap With AI – AI’s ability to predict and recommend job matches will help get more Americans back to work, helping to reduce the 16.8 million unemployed today. @LouisColumbus @forbes @automeme

4/14 Four Tips for Teaching Remotely Over the Long Haul of the Coronavirus – Long-term considerations will soon come into play: How can I keep my students engaged for weeks at a time? Should I maintain the pace at which I normally teach? How are my students feeling about this unprecedented situation? @MarkALieberman @educationweek

4/14 Five Steps to Building Stronger Schools After COVID-19 – Since we shifted online, we’ve been using an elementary school model for all grades, with one primary teacher consistently guiding a small group of students. @davidmiyashiro @cajonvalleyusd @DA_magazine

4/14 Six Fun Resources for Online Learning – Rather than spending all of their time doing lessons sent by your school, why not let your kids do some fun online learning. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

4/12 How to Address Data Privacy During Remote Learning – Schools must keep privacy regulations at the forefront of their thinking — even when learning and teaching happen outside school walls. @daveandcori @EdTech_K12

4/12 Educators worry gap may grow for disadvantaged students stuck at home. The bricks-and-mortar classroom is one of the biggest assets in narrowing the divide, and distance learning during this pandemic is widening inequities. @calphonso @globeandmail

4/11 Ten Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Lie – There are many reasons why lying to children (or to other family members) is not a good idea. @parentteendr @PsychToday

4/11 Twenty YouTube Channels for Social Studies – YouTube is a fantastic resource for schools to teach content and for students to learn content. If students don’t have knowledge they have nothing to think with. @ericcurts

4/10 How Schools Will Overcome the ‘Coronavirus Slide:’ Ideas From Five Superintendents. More governors are canceling in-school instruction for the rest of the academic year, leaving superintendents and their academic teams to figure out what to do. Share with your superintendent. @drsuperville @Educationweek

4/10 Grace is Greater Than Grades. – If missing a few weeks of school, a few grades in the grade book or a standardized test is your biggest worry right now, count your blessings. @ShakeUpLearning

4/8 Creative Ways to Host a Virtual Birthday Party for Kids Social distancing requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic may have canceled kids’ birthday parties, but parents are finding new ways to take the celebrations online. @sarahintampa @dicebourbon @TechCrunch

4/8 Four Communication Tips For #RemoteLearning Educators – Here are 4 easy things for Educators and Leaders to remember when communicating in this age of Remote Learning. @web20classroom

4/7 Rethinking Distance Learning, and How to Make It Work for All Students – As we continue to face the unpredictable months to come, we’re also faced with the question of what meaningful learning can look like, and who is gaining equitable access to it. @PBLWorks @cultofpedagogy

4/7 Grading Students During the Coronavirus Crisis: What’s the Right Call? If we want to give our kids grades during this time, we’re really going to be grading what their home life looks like. @Stephen_Sawchuk @educationweek

4/5 Ten tips for cultivating creativity in your kids – This may be easier to do at home than at school. @medialab @TEDTalks

4/5 How to keep quarantine from ruining your marriage – Here are some evidence-based insights that can help you and your partner navigate the weeks and months ahead as your relationship calibrates to this new normal. @carol_bruess @TEDTalks

4/3 WATCH: What It’s Really Like for Homeschooling During Coronavirus. This is a really cute video where kids interview parents. This is something your kids can do for fun. @emmapattiharris @educationweek

4/3 Free Resources for Kids to Develop a Growth Mindset at Home – Mindset Works have collected the most effective and engaging resources to teach a Growth Mindset, something we could all use right now. @Brainology @MindsetWorks

4/3 Seven keys to effective online learning – High-quality and engaging online learning programs have a number of common characteristics. @CarolAnnRibeiro

4/2 Leadership In The Time Of Coronavirus (free ebook download) – What is really needed, of course, is leadership. Not just from our heads of state, but from people, no matter where they fall in the proverbial food chain. @gapingvoid

4/2 Seven Tips For Remote Teaching – Larry Ferlazzo is doing this himself and offers great tips in a short [6:22] video. @Larryferlazzo @educationweek

4/2 sharemylesson by teachers for teachers – These are free resources organized by the AFT teachers’ union. Of special note is there article on How Capstones Serve the Needs of Educators & Students. @sharemylesson @AFTunion

4/1 How do you Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School? – Add to that fears over a pandemic that could sicken them or loved ones, students now more than ever need strong coping skills to adjust to this new reality. @AriannaProthero @educationweek

4/1 15 Free Resources To Keep Your Child Busy While School Is Out – Some parents struggle to cope, as many juggle a full workday with watching their young children. As social distancing and self-isolation become the norm, it might become harder for families to find ways to keep their children entertained and learning independently, which is necessary to free up parents’ precious time to work from home. @Forbes @Jarrett_Lerner

3/31 The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning – Well-planned online learning experiences are meaningfully different from courses offered online in response to a crisis or disaster. @torreytrust @BondAaron @EDUCAUSEreview @EDUCAUSE @hodgesc

3/31 Will Learning Gaps Deepen as Schools Stay Closed? There is no doubt that they have. This article tells several stories about how some students are falling farther behind. @casamuels @educationweek

3/29 Online learning supports available for students – As students transition to online learning, many of the resources available to help with their course work have made the transition as well. @crutherford @BrockUniversity #brocku

3/29 David Walliams releases 30 free audio stories for school children. Britain’s Got Talent judge tweeted to his followers that one story a day will be available every day for the next 30 days for free. @vickiescullard @MENnewsdesk

3/29 Extending Classroom Management Online – Nine suggestions to help you provide online learners with class norms and expectations and a sense of community. @tweenteacher @edutopia

3/28 How to be a successful virtual teacher – A virtual teacher offers 6 tips to help educators move their instruction online as the coronavirus outbreak closes schools. @eschoolnews

3/28 Three Ways to Use Video Conferencing with Students Learning Remotely – Thank goodness for Zoom and Google Hangouts! During this time of social isolation and remote learning, these video conferencing tools are lifesavers. @Catlin_Tucker @KleinErin

3/28 Rapid Deployment of Remote Learning: Lessons From Four Districts – At this moment there are more school districts more ready than they ever have been to do online learning for all of their kids, at least from a technical perspective. @davidSrauf @educationweek

3/27 Coronavirus: (British) Cabinet talks held on Zoom days after software was banned by Ministry of Defence. A government spokesperson says there is “no security reason” it can’t be used to discuss topics “below a certain classification”. @breeallegretti @SkyNews @SkyNewsPolitics

3/27 COVID-19’s Long-Term Impacts on Education in 2020 and Beyond – This is just a guess, but you can expect that there will be some long-term changes. @michaelbhorn @EdSurge HigherEdSurge

3/27 25 Books for Educators to Explore – A number of these books are also summarized on this site. You can find them using my search feature. The books I recognize are all good. @rdene915 @Getting_Smart @tvanderark

3/26 Four Ways Principals Can Lead Connectivity During Social Distancing – We need to get creative and be intentional in working to lead connectivity and community in our school. @DrBillZiegler @mccoyderek

3/26 New Warnings on Screen Time, as Students Nationwide Move to E-Learning – As millions of students nationwide start to settle into virtual learning programs to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a massive new research analysis sounds another note of caution about the effects of exposing children, particularly younger ones, to significantly more screen time. @SarahDSparks @educationweek @leoniehaimson

3/24 Tips for Virtual Faculty Meetings with Zoom – How can you keep your staff together and moving forward, even when school is canceled? @eduleadership

3/24 A student toolkit to help you tackle remote learning written by students for students – Four final year students at Sheffield Hallam University highlight free collaboration tools available and how they can support remote learning. @suebecks @LTHEchat @E_Sheninger

3/24 Ten things to help students during the COVID-19 outbreak – As more and more schools close to slow the spread of COVID-19, parents and educators are banding together to help students keep learning. Consider letting students decide what they want to learn. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

3/24 Two Collections of Hands-on Science Lessons Students Can Do At Home – At a certain point, students are going to want to do more than just look at their screens and answer questions. @rmbyrne @amptMN

3/23 Resources and Reflections for Teaching Through Coronavirus – As educators, our work is complex and difficult under the best of circumstances. The uncertainty and fear that COVID-19 brings means responding to a bunch of new and evolving challenges every day. @SarahBWessling @teacher2teacher

3/22 Can Emotional Intelligence Help Leaders Deal With COVID-19? Emotional intelligence (EQ) can help you better prepare for COVID-19 in the coming weeks and months. For serving leaders, it’s an opportunity to develop a stronger connection and relationships with your team. @TrippBraden

3/21 Progressive lunacy: Refusing remote learning if some kids can’t do it amid coronavirus. Better-off parents will find ways for their kids to learn even if the schools don’t offer lessons. Children in families with fewer resources will fall even more behind. @NYPostOpinion

3/21 Putting our Language Courses Online: A Resources Round-Up Here is a list of tips, resources, blog posts, and podcasts for language teaching online. @staceymargarita

3/20 101 Amazing Women Who Changed the World – While gender parity continues to be an ongoing problem (yes, even in 2020), the world is fortunately full of examples of brave women who have stood up to the most daunting challenges. @mental_floss @FirstBook @HistoryVsPod

3/20 Why do people fear the wrong things? – Gerd Gigerenzer This short TED Talk[4:00] will help you and your students understand relative and absolute risk better. @TED_ED @YtmoNews

3/19 These are six of the main differences between flu and coronavirus. The World Health Organization has released a report outlining the differences between the flu and coronavirus. @techreview

3/19 You Can Go For a Run, Or a Walk, or a Bike Ride. Just stay at least six feet from anyone you don’t live with. Make sure you and your kids get outside. @taylortrudon @gqmagazine

3/19 How to home-school your kids like a pro during coronavirus quarantine – It’s possible that your kids could learn more at home if this is done right. Also make sure they get some exercise, outdoors if possible. @JaneRidleyNY @nypost

3/17 a href=”http://bit.ly/2UdUps7″>Five Questions You Should Ask Your Staff and Students – George Couros shares these questions from his new book Innovate Inside the Box (summarized here)often in finding the strengths, passions, and abilities of students. @gcouros

3/17 A teacher’s seven tips for remote learning during the coronavirus – Straight from a teacher directly impacted by the coronavirus, these suggestions can help educators prepare themselves and their students for home-based learning. @dgrice @eschoolnews

3/15 Future Teachers Are Unfamiliar With Basic ‘Learning Science.’ Just over 1,000 teacher-candidates took the first round of the assessment, and Deans for Impact compiled their scores into a few takeaways. @madeline_will @EdWeekTeacher

3/15 25 Must-Have Elementary Classroom Math Supplies That You (and the Kids!) Can Count On – WeAreTeachers may earn a few cents if you purchase using our links, at no extra cost to you. Thanks for keeping us in rulers and white out. @WeAreTeachers

3/14 If Your Potential Managers Don’t Have These Seven Skills, Don’t Promote Them. According to a 2014 Gallup poll, companies, 82 percent of the time, appoint the wrong person to a management or leadership position. @GordonTredgold @Entrepreneur

3/14 Want to Run a Successful Business? Hire More Women. If only for the sake of profits, women should not be excluded from the process of imagining and creating new products. @emilychangtv @Inc @SitAtTheTable

3/14 Ten Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model – It’s exciting to see so many teachers trying this blended learning model and creating opportunities for small group instruction, real-time feedback, collaboration, and differentiated learning. @Catlin_Tucker @AllAboutTHEPACT

3/14 How to Disagree with Your Boss—And Still Have a Good Relationship – I think this applies to disagreeing with anyone. @LollyDaskal

3/13 Three ways STEM learning speaks to the future of work – STEM learning is all about designing creative solutions for real-world problems. Problem-based STEM curriculum allows students to see the impact of their learning. @Codelicious_CEO @eschoolnews

3/13 Seven Things That Make Leaders Great – If you can be effective in these, then your reputation will skyrocket. @pdiscoveryuk @skyemorag

3/13 Five Digital Learning Trends for 2020 – A report takes a look at some of the digital learning tools and strategies shaping the next calendar year. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

3/13 How to Empower Teachers – Evan Robb shares some of the techniques. Evan is author of The Ten- Minute Principal and The Principal’s Leadership Sourcebook: Practices, Tools, and Strategies for Building a Thriving School Community. @ERobbPrincipal @coolcatteacher

3/12 Innovative Assessment Pilots Should Support Equity, and Strive for Broad Impact. The U.S. Department of Education should give states more time to implement innovative assessment programs, and the agency should make awards to projects that can have a broad impact on state testing systems. bbradley@educationweek.org @EdMarketBrief

3/11 The One Absolute of Authentic Leadership – Being an Authentic Leader requires more than mere influence. It requires that you use that influence in a way that positively impacts the lives of the people you lead. @LeadToday

3/11 Four Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking – Too often students receive information, receive instructions, receive objectives, and receive grades without ever being asked to think about learning. @Catlin_Tucker

3/10 The Best Leaders Are Versatile Ones. Two big challenges characterize leadership today. One is the need to juggle a growing series of paradoxical demands. The other is the unprecedented pace of “disruptive change.” @HarvardBiz @MikeLynch09

3/8 Doubling Recess Time to Put Play Back in the School Day – The research on play is pretty clear, in terms of what it does for the mental and physical well-being of our kids. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

3/8 ‘Green’ school buildings can serve as 3D textbooks. “Green’ school buildings can help students better understand the role that humans have in and on the environment. @MUEducation @eschoolnews

3/7 Cyber Attacks on Schools Tripled in 2019. During the calendar year 2019, the center cataloged 348 publicly-disclosed school cyber incidents. That includes malware outbreaks, phishing attacks, denial of service attacks, and more. That’s more than three times the number of similar incidents during 2018. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

3/5 Quillionz – Quiz and Discussion Questions Automatically Generated from Documents. Enter a block of text of at least 300 words up to 3,000 words and Quillionz will create quiz questions based on the key elements of that text. @quillionz @rmbyrne

3/5 There Are Smart Ways to Use Time to Aid Learning, Research Shows. Why Do So Many Schools Ignore Them? Schools are constantly fighting for more resources: money, effective teachers, facilities. But one pivotal factor in student learning and child development isn’t often on the negotiating table: Time. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek @PoliticsK12

3/5 How to become a better time manager using three simple questions – Time to think about if, who, and when as you consider things to do. @moretime4u2

3/5 The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland – The American kindergarten experience has become much more academic—and at the expense of play. @taughtbyfinland @renee_boss

3/4 Ten things We’ve learned this decade about change in education – Also see the top ten skills needed in the workplace. @katiemartinedu

3/4 Emotional Agility as a Tool to Help Teens Manage Their Feelings – Navigating the ups and downs of the teenage years has never been easy, as young adults manage a lot of changes that are hormonal, physical, social and emotional. @dfkris @MindShiftKQED @MindfulEveryday

3/4 Three Things to Remember When Helping Students Living With Trauma & Toxic Stress – Many of our students are broken and bent before they even walk through our doors. We know who they are. They are already down. @Jonharper70bd

3/4 Now Hiring: Robots to Your Workplace. In an era where the only constant in technology is change, innovation through AI and intelligent process automation in businesses are commonplace. @TechNative @ipfconline1

3/3 Grading Less in a District that Requires a Minimum Number of Grades – It’s not realistic to expect that teachers will grade the majority of the work their students produce. We are not sure how this unrealistic expectation became the norm in education. @Catlin_Tucker

3/3 What if Children Ran the School Lunchroom? A new program lets students customize their meals, participate in taste tests and brainstorm ways to redesign their school cafeterias. @KairosPDX @FoodCorps @nytimes

3/3 Providing the Right Learning Spaces for Students to Explore and Create – When looking at the design and structure of classrooms today, they may look quite similar to the classroom setting that you experienced when you were a student. @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart

3/2 Rubrics for Videos, Podcasts, Blogs, and More – There are sections in the collection for presentations, eportfolios and websites, social media, group work, graphic organizers, videos, games, writing, and the research process. @uwstout @rbyrne

3/2 Like College Athletes, These High School Players Get an Assist on Academics. Cincinnati high school math teacher Jill Ruby is a second coach of sorts for a group of students who are already answerable to the adults who school them on the techniques, rules, and strategies of the sport they play. @Stephen_Sawchuk @EducationWeek @HughesBoysHoops

3/2 What One Superintendent Learns From Teaching a High School Course – Dan Grabowska has been working on developing e-learning programs for more than a decade, first as superintendent of a school district in Idaho, then as a principal of a high school in Montana. @ParkCityMT_Supt @MarkALieberman @educationweek

3/1 Four Critical Characteristics of High-Quality Instructional Content – Not all content is created equal, and educators are often left sifting through hundreds of options to find high-quality material. @DiscoveryEd @EdSurge

3/1 How To Communicate To Better Connect With People In 2020 – People are exposed to over 30,000 messages every day. How do you communicate so people better understand your organization’s mission, vision, and values? @TrippBraden @KareAnderson

2/29 Seven ways to be a better communicator — by tweaking your body language – When we think of body language, many of us immediately think about hand and arm gestures. But body language is so much more than that. @rohandas @TED @io9 @slant_magazine

2/29 Deeper Learning for All: Five things to do more of. There are a few things that teachers could make much more use of. Here are some things that are not done nearly enough. @teacherhead

2/28 Want to Draw More Students to Advanced Courses? Staff Them With Black Teachers. Black students are more likely to enroll in advanced coursework—honors classes, Advanced Placement courses, or International Baccalaureate classes—when a black teacher is among the educators teaching that course. @casamuels @educationweek @famu_1887

2/28 Use robots to bring science to life. Two STEAM educators share how their hands-on earth and life science lessons engage and enlighten young learners. @KatieBlagden @btennyson @eschoolnews

2/28 Thirteen Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices – Audio is a great learning and reflection tool. So here is a list of 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices. @ShakeUpLearning

2/28 What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great? In the last five years, there have been some remarkable shifts in the tools educators use in the classroom and to perform their many responsibilities. @fearv @EdSurge

2/25 Ways Reading Can Support Writing Instruction – It isn’t easy for educators to teach reading, and it isn’t easy for students to learn the skill, either. But, in the midst of that challenge, how can we also use instruction to help students become better writers, too? @Larryferlazzo @EducationWeek

2/25 Meet the Single Point Rubric. The practice of using single point rubrics is slowly but surely catching on. The simplicity of these rubrics — with just a single column of criteria, rather than a full menu of performance levels — offers a whole host of benefits. @cultofpedagogy @gcouros

2/23 What Does It Take To Master Communication In The Digital Age? Start with an assessment that will let you know where you stand. @TrippBraden @CareerTrend

2/23 Five Ways to Design Your Teacher-led Station – The Station Rotation Model is particularly popular because teachers do not need a device for every student to make it work. Instead, students rotate between offline and online stations. @Catlin_Tucker

2/23 California Agrees to $53 Million to Settle Lawsuit Over Low Literacy Achievement. Targeted in a lawsuit that claimed it had violated children’s constitutional rights by failing to teach them to read, California has agreed to provide $53 million for early literacy instruction and a range of services to support it. @cgewertz @EdWeekTeacher

2/22 Ten Awesome Ways to Use Flipgrid in Your Classroom – Ten educators share some amazing tips on how to get the most out of Flipgrid in your classroom. @ShakeUpLearning @NBVeazey @MrsTannenb @mrleeteaches @EricDe_La_Rosa @MrDsengclasss

2/22 Project-based learning boosts student engagement and understanding. Teachers say kids take projects more seriously and make interdisciplinary connections. @TaraGarciaM @hechingerreport @BoStjerne

2/22 I am an Administrator, but I am NOT the Punisher. If you are a parent/guardian of a school-aged child, please do not use administrators as a tool for threatening your children. It makes relationship building and trust more difficult. @bethhill2829 @bcookie99

2/21 Leadership Means Going Farther Together. Your leadership journey should not begin with “I”. @drneilgupta @teachbetterteam @ASCD @OhioPrincipals

2/21 Class Size Matters: Understanding The Link Between Class Size And Student Achievement – While some still argue that class size doesn’t make a noticeable difference in the quality of education, research has shown that is not the case. @TeachThought @BethelU

2/21 Eight Skills to Look for in a Director of Technology – A technology director for your school or district needs to have other vital skills that go beyond knowing technology and networking. @tweenteacher @Edutopia @SMART_Tech

2/20 Five Core organizational skills you must possess – Time management and productivity are critical to the effective pursuit of your goals and objectives. @moretime4u2

2/20 Ten Reasons Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying – Phrases like “random acts of kindness” and “pay it forward” have become popular terms in modern society. There are even special days dedicated to performing good deeds and organizations that specialize in altruism. @RippleKindness @edisonsupt

2/20 Noticing the Good Stuff: A Suggested Practice. When something amazing happens in your classroom but only you see it, did it really happen? @edifiedlistener @cultofpedagogy

2/18 How to Spot the Symptoms of Sleep Deprivation in Children. Kids require more sleep than adults and without adequate sleep, your child is at risk for obesity, behavior problems, emotional instability, learning problems, depression, or other health problems. @icsfblog @DisneyDream717

2/18 Great Tools for Making Mind Maps and Flowcharts – Creating a mind map is an excellent way to generate and write down ideas connected to a central topic. @rmbyrne @jamie_stark

2/17 Teaching and Learning Research Summaries: A collection for easy access. There are several superb summaries of educational research that have been compiled into easily accessible websites and articles in pdf format that can be read online and shared with staff. @teacherhead @RickettsKate

2/17 Seven Ways Tech Supports Collaborative Learning – Educators worldwide are doing more work in teams and shifting classroom practice from predominantly individual learning activities to collaborative learning strategies. @rdene915 @Getting_Smart @tvanderark

2/17 Preparing for the Future: Learning Activities – An ongoing question in education today is “How we can best prepare our students for the future?” @rdene915 @Getting_Smart @tvanderark

2/16 Do You Have to ‘Love’ Every Student? And What If You Don’t. Decades of research—and conventionally held wisdom—say that positive teacher-student relationships matter. But do you really have to love every student? @madeline_will @educationweek

2/16 Principals: Are you brave enough to ask for staff feedback? Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. @cultofpedagogy

2/16 Inspire Students With an Author Visit. Giving students the opportunity to interact with authors can help develop a passion not only for writing but for other subjects like science or music. @NancyJorgensen @edutopia

2/16 Ten Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model – Use your teacher-led station for a range of activities beyond direct instruction. @Catlin_Tucker @DrGregGoins

2/13 Principals: Are you brave enough to ask for staff feedback Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. @cultofpedagogy @LavoieFred

2/13 How To Ease Students Into Independent Inquiry Projects – The excerpt below is from the book “Inquiry Mindsets: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders, and Curiosities of Our Youngest Learners,” by Trevor MacKenzie with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt. @trev_mackenzie @rbathursthunt @MindShiftKQED @aaron_hogan

2/9 Steve Jobs Used PowerPoint, So Can It Really Be All That Horrible? Answer: Yes. Unless you’re putting on a performance, a briefing document is always more efficient and effective. @Sales_Source @Inc

2/9 Replace timed tests with math fluency. Timed quizzes and tests have been an elementary school staple for decades, but does practicing speed and memorization teach students to truly understand math strategies and concepts? @MsCastillosMath @SmartBrief

2/8 Data: 5 Big Challenges in Preparing K-12 Students for the World of Work – This explains why preparing students for the world of work is so hard. @AlysonRKlein @educationweek

2/8 Making Cooperative Learning Work Better – Is cooperative learning worth it? What does the research say? Beyond academic research, are there philosophical, “human” reasons we should keep taking it on? @cultofpedagogy @NKeithBlend

2/8 The Role Of The Teacher In The Near-Future Classroom – Know the student, know the content, and know the place. @terryheickedu @TeachThought

2/7 Short Lessons on Colds and Flu – It’s always good to have students interested in the lesson, and there should be some serious interest in this topic. This is aimed at an elementary audience. @SciShowKids @rmbyrne

2/7 Eleven resources for STEM, STEAM, and makerspaces – It’s easy enough to decide to focus more on a specific topic or skill, such as STEM, in the classroom, but it’s sometimes more difficult to find tools and resources to support that skill. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

2/7 This Professor’s ‘Amazing’ Trick Makes Quadratic Equations Easier. Looking for the answers to ax² + bx + c = 0? A mathematician has rediscovered a technique that the ancient Babylonians used. Share with algebra teachers and students you know. @kchangnyt @13pt

2/7 Disney Chairman Apologizes to P.T.A. Asked to Pay Fee After ‘Lion King’ Screening. Does your school show privately owned DVDs at “movie night?” All you have to do is read the text prior to the movie and on the box to know it’s illegal. Don’t do it. @christineNYT @nytimes

2/6 DUAL CODING and ART – is there a connection? A student who is better at art, and specifically drawing, is more likely to dual code because they are more confident in drawing and more able to represent their conceptual understanding. @EDmerger

2/6 Amazing Parental Control & Family Locator App – One parents tells about her experience with the OurPact parent control app. @MomGlenz @OurPactApp

2/5 Five Ways to Invest In Your Children’s Future – Saving money for your child’s education is not the only type of investing that is important. @MoneySavvyLife

2/5 A Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Project-Based Learning – A Guide to Surviving—and Thriving—at Project-Based Learning. @MJMadda @EdSurge @stppLMC

2/5 How Can You Be Sure Someone Is Fit to Be a Leader? It Comes Down to One Word. Not having this skill can hurt your leadership in several ways. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc @ChrisM_CPA

2/4 ‘Schools are killing curiosity’: why we need to stop telling children to shut up and learn. Pupils who ask lots of questions get better results, especially those from poorer homes. @WendyBerliner @SirKenRobinson

2/4 Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child – Even Einstein was unexceptional in his youth. Now a new book questions our fixation with IQ and says adults can help almost any child become gifted. @WendyBerliner @guardian @cshislop @davdittrich

2/4 STEM, STEAM, and maker spaces–oh my! Learn how three increasingly important components of a 21st-century education–STEM, STEAM, and maker spaces are helping students get a leg up on the global competition. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews

2/4 N.J. schools install detectors to stop kids from vaping in bathrooms. At $1,000 each this might be a good idea for your school. @briannakudisch @njdotcom

2/3 Why Great Presentations Follow the Same 3-Act Structure of Your Favorite Movies. Apply the time-tested rules of screenwriting to win over your audience. @carminegallo @Inc @thinkers360 @tonycdonofrio

2/3 How to express empathy like a leader – You can’t lead until you connect with people. Empathy is the channel of connection. @Leadershipfreak

2/3 Leaders born or made? Could it be that the answer is both? @GordonTredgold

2/2 How to achieve more with online meetings in 2019 With Keith Keller – Do we really need to travel to other cities and countries to attend meetings? @KeithKeller @irish_te

2/2 There Are Four Foundational Reading Skills. Why Do We Only Talk About Phonics? We must teach the integrated set of foundational skills completely. @educationweek

2/2 How Learning by Questions Is Changing Pedagogy – Reduce workload and increase pupil outcomes? @TeacherToolkit @mattpearson @ChrisBa48739562 @LbQorg

2/1/2020 The Cyber-Security Problem Schools and Ed. Tech Need to Face – Thousands of students had private data compromised last year. We must do better. @Bethesda_Mag @mocoboe @Naviance

2/1/2020 How virtual reality turns students into scientists – Using low-cost virtual reality, education activist Jessica Ochoa Hendrix helps bring science to life in schools across the US. In this quick talk, she explains how a VR experience she developed invites students to explore underwater ecosystems as if they’re marine biologists. @KillerSnails1 @TEDTalks

1/31 “New” does not equal “good” and “traditional” does not equal bad. Lectures are considered bad by many today, but see if you can think about some good ones that you have sat through. @gcouros

1/31 Six Steps To Create Effective Seating Plans – Research from Montana State University has clearly shown a huge attainment increase for the lower ability students, with no detrimental impact on the high ability pupils when teachers set up a mixed ability seating plan. @HollyGEdits @TeacherToolkit @Classcharts @chicanddot

1/30 The Myth Fueling Math Anxiety – In a representative survey of U.S. teachers, 67 percent told the EdWeek Research Center that math anxiety was a challenge for their students, and 1 in 4 said they often feel anxious doing math themselves. @SarahDSparks @EducationWeek

1/30 Welcome to TomRichey.net. a website committed to delivering learning to students and teachers by providing online videos, PowerPoints, tutoring services, writing courses, and other instructional materials. Share with history teachers and students you know. Click here for an interview with Tom. @TomRichey @rmbyrne

1/30 Flexible Seating: Collaboration Catalyst or Classroom Disaster? Peek into the buildings in Pascack Valley Regional High School District and you’ll see diner-like booths to help with collaboration in one classroom, stadium seating in another, and in others, soft seating, including couches and bean bag chairs. The hallways are lined with bistro tables, and teachers are encouraged to take classes outside. @AlysonRKlein @pvrhsd @EducationWeek

1/29 Five tools to help with project-based learning – Tools for project-based learning can augment impactful lessons that help students develop key life skills. @ESN_LAURA @eschoolnews
1/29 Teachers, the Robots Are Coming. But That’s Not a Bad Thing. Bring up the idea of even the possibility of artificially intelligent robots replacing some of what teachers do, and you are likely to spark a tornado of anger among many educators. @kbushweller @EducationWeek

1/29 Four questions to ask about multimedia content – Engaging learners with digital content paves the way for next-level learning experiences—and it all starts with high-quality multimedia content. @ktschutt @eschoolnews

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