8 Ways to Help New Teachers Thrive (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Immediately, we can start to help new teachers and help each other in the process. The research gives us some insight into how each of us can help other teachers thrive. We have to do better. We have to help and encourage each other. The Research About Keeping Teachers First, let’s dive into some research about how to help teachers thrive (and not quit teaching.)

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How to Prepare for the SAT

Ask a Tech Teacher

For many, it represents a last desperate attempt to qualify for the college of their dreams. In an earlier article , I focused on preparation for the essay portion of the SAT. I’ve based my selections on the following criteria: ease of use — accounts are easy to set up with access to both the site and materials quick and intuitive. Here are eleven options for SAT preparation, from my Top Five choices to six Honorable Mentions.

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ADHD in the Classroom: How to Teach and Support Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Waterford

A survey of educators found that the majority lack enough information and classroom management strategies for students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and that they don’t feel capable to help them.[2] 2] But the more familiar you are with recognizing and helping these students, the more likely they are to reach their academic potential and exhibit positive classroom behavior. For elementary school teachers, here are a few early signs of ADHD to look for:[14].

ISTE 2018: Where I?ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

This post is full of resources to get the most of your ISTE 2018 experience whether you are there (or not.). Remember to follow (and use) the official hashtag of #ISTE18 and #NotAtISTE18 so you can see what needs to be seen! Places to Join: Free LiveStreamed Events for ISTE. If you want to watch on Periscope then follow the # PassTheScopeEDU Team. ISTE Flipboard Magazine to follow. It’s more important than ever to teach kids how to read news critically.

Why Failure Is Good for Learning, and How It Applies to Your Struggling Students

Waterford

Most of us, if given a choice, want to do things right on the first try; no one wants to fail. As it turns out, mistakes are integral to the learning process. 5] When confronted with failure, it’s easy for them to feel ashamed or believe success is too far out of reach. In this article, we’ll discuss the research behind how failure helps students more in the long-term than success. What’s the key to learning from mistakes?

Misunderstanding The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Framework

TeachThought - Learn better.

And there is much to like about the idea of the gradual release of (teacher) responsibility in the teaching of those strategies for reading – or anything else where we want skillfulness. The approach is interactive, empowering for kids, easy for most teachers to grasp and implement, and grounded in research. In this model (see Figure 3.1), responsibility for the use of a strategy gradually transfers from the teacher to the student through five stages (Duke & Pearson, 2002, pp.

1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work?

Neo LMS

Project-based learning , as we have often examined in this blog, is a powerful way to not only impart information, by exploration, but has the added advantage of stimulating and developing a range of other skills and habits such as communication, creativity, curiosity, confidence and collaboration. There are differing opinions as to the usefulness, as well as wisdom, of teaching very young students with digital technology.

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Lessons from the UK: Prescriptions for art classes, financial advice, and more

The Christensen Institute

According to an often-referenced 2002 Health Affairs research article, an estimated 60% of early deaths are caused by interconnected factors beyond genetic predisposition and shortfalls in medical care—namely individual behavior (40%), social circumstances (15%) and environmental exposures (5%). Over 15 years later, health systems and community services are increasingly partnering in an effort to address the broader determinants of poor health in the populations they serve.

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Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on the Indiana Resource Center for Autism website. As the years progress, many families view the absence of a cure as tantamount to catastrophe. The desperation families feel in the absence of a cure highlights an urgent need to develop a model for successfully “living with autism” even as we pursue a model for helping individuals “recover” from autism (Carr, 2007a). 2002). Barriers to Achieving the Vision. 2002). 2002).

What Are the Implications of Distance Learning?

Education Superhighway

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s most recent study of the topic, the percentage of public school districts whose high school students took distance learning courses rose from 30 percent in 2002 to 53 percent in 2010. These courses, which have generated a fair share of heated discussion, mean different things to different stakeholders in public education; given the increasingly digital nature of classrooms in general, isn’t it a discussion worth having?

Reflections on 20 Years of Open Content: Lessons from Open Source

Iterating Toward Openness

I’ll be writing a range of essays this year reflecting on two decades of work toward opening the core intellectual infrastructure of education (textbooks and other educational materials, assessments, and outcomes / objectives / competency statements) in order to increase access to and improve the effectiveness of education. This post, written as part of my agreement to keynote #OER18 later this spring, provides some historical context for the emergence of open content.

Higher Education in the Disinformation Age

Hack Education

In February 2014, I happened to catch a couple of venture capitalists complaining about journalism on Twitter. ” Another VC responded , “there’s a name for this and I think Murray Gell-Mann came up with it but I’m sick today and too lazy to search for it.” I call it by this name because I once discussed it with Murray Gell-Mann, and by dropping a famous name I imply greater importance to myself, and to the effect, than it would otherwise have.).

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. I have some bright students, and a lot of them felt chagrined that they weren’t able to deduce this,” said Colglazier, who videotaped the episode last January. Whether that information is from a news organization or from your uncle, it all looks the same to them.”.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Edutopia. Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Knowing this, what is the best way to foster and provide ongoing support for good teaching practices?

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The age of disintegrated computing and thoughts on education

Bryan Alexander

This good article on search and hardware makes me think so, and that “disintegrated computing” describes where we’re heading. But let me back up a bit to set the stage, first. I’ve been studying the mobile technology world for a while, ever since helping do some research for Howard Rheingold’s Smartmobs (2002). It became clear to me that we were moving away from computing focused on a single device, be it desktop or laptop.

Learning on the move

Learning with 'e's

It was nice to be invited to present a session for Sheffield Hallam University on mobile learning earlier today. The university has quite a strong research group in this area, and my talk, presented online via Adobe Connect had to be on point. Mobile learning is going to be very big indeed. One report suggests that as many as 8 out of every 10 people now having access to some form of mobile communication device. 2002) Italy: Stereotypes, true and false.

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Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

edWeb.net

Supporting ELLs requires a commitment to a shift in practices which involves the entire school and also branches out to the community. Michele Dawson, Senior Director of Instructional Technology in Compton Unified School District, CA, and Kelly Urlacher, Senior Curriculum Designer at DreamBox Learning, had a conversation of essential approaches for supporting these students in “ Key Strategies to Making Access and Equity a Reality for ELL Students.”. For many of the 4.5

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

Edsurge

It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. A settlement that would have created a Book Rights Registry and made it possible to access the Google Books corpus through public-library terminals ultimately died, rejected by a federal judge in 2011. Google’s involvement promised to change that.

The Emergency Home Learning Summit Final Week - 24 Amazing Interviews Start Tomorrow

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

the interviews will be available to watch free for five days (or until the summit ends on the night of the 25th). But you can own access to the full library by buying the Summit all-access pass, which is $99, a $50 savings from the price after the 25th.

Technology Alone is not a Silver Bullet for School Improvement.

EdTechSandyK

They have implemented a 1:1 laptop program for students which due to its success in improving student achievement has become a model that is being looked at by schools across the nation. The article was intriguing to me in at least two aspects. First, because it reported that in order to afford the cost of the 1:1 program the district actually downsized its staff and increased class sizes. They increased class sizes and let go of teachers to do this!"

A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

NPR Learning and Tech

last summer, Brittany Packnett felt that she had no choice but to get involved. I'm a North County kid," she said, referring to the region of St. At 29, she was the youngest member named to the Missouri governor's Ferguson Commission, set up to inquire into the root causes of the unrest in that city. For me, personally, the function of the classroom is to create not only strong learners but strong leaders," she says. "We Listen to the Story.

A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

NPR Learning and Tech

When 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer, Brittany Packnett felt that she had no choice but to get involved. I'm a North County kid," she said, referring to the region of St. At 29, she was the youngest member named to the Missouri governor's Ferguson Commission, set up to inquire into the root causes of the unrest in that city. Teach For America At 25: With Maturity, New Pressure To Change.

Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI, Analytics, and Adaptive Technologies in Education

ProfHacker

I’ve had/have the privilege of being a member of the expert panel working on the NMC Horizon Report (the one that’s still in progress, the process of which I plan to write/co-write about soon, inshallah). One of the key things about the report is that we are asked to suggest what technologies we think will be highly influential in education in the far, medium and near terms. Don’t adult refugees want to work and support their communities? To society?

Help Save PicLits - Wednesday, May 2nd

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Wednesday, May 2nd, for a unique community brainstorming session on PicLits.com , the "creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture." Being reluctant to take ''no'' for an answer., PicLits seems to have a lot going for it: the site averages 260,000 visitors and 1.2

April 22 Learning Revolution Mini-Conference: Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning: Survive, Thrive, & Plan for What Comes Next

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DATE: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 COST: Free REGISTRATION: To register for the mini-conference, join LearningRevolution.com. There is no cost to join, but there is a membership approval process in order to eliminate spammers. Those who are already members of LearningRevolution.com do not need to do anything. To make sure your computer or mobile is configured for Zoom, please visit zoom.us/test. We all need to commit to making them a better user experience.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity. Currently accepted regular sessions with links to their descriptions are immediately below. Go to [link] 4. There is still time to be a partner/sponsor.

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DATE: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 COST: Free REGISTRATION: To register for the mini-conference, join LearningRevolution.com. There is no cost to join, but there is a membership approval process in order to eliminate spammers. Those who are already members of LearningRevolution.com do not need to do anything. To make sure your computer or mobile is configured for Zoom, please visit zoom.us/test. We all need to commit to making them a better user experience.

Living an organized life as a teacher (with Lisa Woodruff)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: How to become an organized teacher with Organize 365’s Lisa Woodruff. I am a subscriber to her Organize 365 podcast, which I highly recommend if you enjoy learning about the mindset of organization, as well as practical tips. It’s a physical box that is mailed to your house with folders inside and comes with training videos and a course … it’s a pretty cool system. I didn’t know how else to do it.

How one Mississippi community copes with influx of Hispanic students

The Hechinger Report

Luis Antonio Hernandez reads a story about Cinco de Mayo to students in Christy Crotwell’s first grade class at Morton Elementary School. He spends most days racing from class to class, helping out as needed. Like many schools across Mississippi, Morton is scrambling to adjust to an influx of Spanish-speaking students for which it was completely unprepared. The federal money is restricted to districts with at least 76 ELL students.