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.

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5 Great Ways to Make Your Classroom a Healthier, Happier Place

The CoolCatTeacher

As teachers, we need to protect our health. While I encourage them to wash their hands frequently, they can’t always do that between classes. As I researched my suspicions, I found that an outbreak of the flu at an elementary school in 2008 was blamed on “infected computer equipment.”.

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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. 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.

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@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

He shares how you can use this tool to teach vocabulary and save time for other things! Download the transcript by clicking here or scroll down to read the transcript on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. to 3.

Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

I sought this degree due to my affinity towards at-risk and adjudicated youth. I have since become a teacher educator (with some teaching of elementary gifted students at a few Title 1 schools thrown in). The goal, though, is for you to develop your own sense of hope.”

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.

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Preschool for children with disabilities works, but federal funding for it is plummeting

The Hechinger Report

Lindsey Eakin’s son Corbin was only six months old when she started to suspect something was wrong. But by the time he turned 1, Corbin wasn’t meeting developmental milestones in speech and Eakins was frustrated that nobody seemed to have answers for her. “I He’s trying to scare me!”

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Immigrants learned English in half the time when they were held back in third grade

The Hechinger Report

Back in 1998, California was the first state in the nation to require students to repeat third grade if they couldn’t read at a basic level, as measured by the state’s annual tests. Related: Why Los Angeles sends failing students on to the next grade.

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Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

Edsurge

When tech giant Amazon announced its search for a second headquarters site, cities across the country scrambled to produce persuasive pitches. In Loudoun County, Virginia, fourth-graders from Goshen Post Elementary School took up the challenge personally. To create compelling video arguments, student teams interviewed experts in economic development, researched state history and geography, and even wrote poems to sing the praises of their region.

How Being Part of a ‘House’ Within a School Helps Students Gain A Sense of Belonging

MindShift

30, 2016 was a big day for Lake Canyon Elementary. Students, teachers, and staff arrived at the Galt, California, school wearing white shirts and before long were sent to stand by one of six large cardboard boxes. As music played, the boxes were ripped open to reveal matching T-shirts.

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

edWeb.net

elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. Supporting ELLs requires a commitment to a shift in practices which involves the entire school and also branches out to the community. For many of the 4.5

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

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? This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

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To Leverage Tech in Writing Instruction, This Superintendent Channeled Justin Bieber

Edsurge

As an educator, Jared Cotton has worn nearly as many hats as Dr. Seuss’s Bartholomew Cubbins—elementary math and science teacher, assistant principal, principal, district director of assessment and accountability, assistant superintendent, superintendent. There is little in his CV to suggest someone who might also be a begrudging admirer of Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber. Which isn’t to say that the readership of educators has been entirely forgotten.

When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

The Hechinger Report

The district has struggled since then to pay off its construction debt. For the small, unincorporated community of 6,000 just north of Ann Arbor, the 12-year old building is a crown jewel — one that’s all the more precious given how close it came to slipping away.

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

The academy is able to provide smart boards due to funding from the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Though the two scenes last January appear to be worlds apart, they share a unique connection that spans nearly two decades. Everyone works together to get the job done,” she said. “We’re

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. No one knows how many of Morton’s newest residents are undocumented.

At this one-of-a-kind Boston public high school, students learn calculus in Spanish

The Hechinger Report

BOSTON — When the Boston Public Schools opened the Margarita Muñiz Academy in 2012, it was a first-of-its kind dual-language high school meant to address issues faced by the city’s growing Hispanic population. We have to make space for them to access the content.”.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

scroll all the way down to enter the give-away * Many of my teacher friends often do give-aways to honor and thank their loyal readers. I can''t begin to explain what an amazing experience this conference was for those who attended. It’s hard to keep it all in focus.

How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is “Smart”

MindShift

One after another, these young women, who had all graduated from an urban high school serving many kids living in poverty, described how math class made them feel safe, heard and able to express their ideas without fear. “I They cared for my education and they wanted me to succeed.”.

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Leadership Summit will provide participants with the unique opportunity to: Develop the capacity to lead classrooms and educational systems that foster in students the will and the skill to tackle problems of real-world significance locally and globally.

Research Shows Technology Strategies That Positively Impact Student Learning

EdTechSandyK

As an educator, I have informally observed such results on a regular basis, and it is empowering to be able to point to specific research that demonstrates technology''s positive impacts on student learning.

Is Head Start a failure?

The Hechinger Report

The first story, about how little the U.S. The second story, about how Boston’s preschool success is “percolating up” to later grades, can be found here. But has that come to pass? One of the key elements to Head Start has always been its emphasis on local control.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

3, and Connected Educator Month in October--how are we still standing?!), but we''re raring to go now, and we hope you are, too! Join us this year to hear what your colleagues have been doing this past twelve months or to hear from our great lineup of keynotes (see below!).