A Stress Free Plan for Closing Out Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

She has published four books for teachers and has maintained The Cornerstone For Teachers blog since 2003. All Grades All Subjects Classroom Management Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) How to Guides.

Toca Life Apps and Contextual Therapy

SpeechTechie

Fey, Long, & Feinstack (2003) sought to outline "Ten Principles of Grammar Facilitation for Children With Specific Language Impairments" with research tie-ins relevant to all ages, but particularly for ages 3-8. 2003).

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. Related: Will new standards improve elementary science education?

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Black teachers matter, for students and communities

The Hechinger Report

The Shanker report found that between 2003 and 2011 the white teaching workforce in Washington more than doubled, from 16 to 39 percent, while the black share declined precipitously, from 77 to 49 percent. Between 2003 and 2011, the white teaching workforce in Washington, D.C.

Preparing Young Students for Home Row Keyboarding: An Unplugged Approach

Ask a Tech Teacher

Besides, we want our children to communicate with digital effectiveness in elementary school! Utah State University, 2003) is an elementary educator.

5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

Everything a New Elementary Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. Whether you’re a new teacher or have years of classroom experience, there’s always more to learn.

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Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

It can create concern in elementary and middle school students that if they don’t perform well, they are in danger of being held back or not graduating high school. Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003.

A Mississippi father and retired soldier breaks stereotypes about black dads

The Hechinger Report

Steve Collins, Jackson Public Schools Parent of the Year for 2016, helps McLeod Elementary School students in the carpool line. Collins is a problem solver at McLeod Elementary, where two of his children attend.

How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

Third-grader Alessandra Gudino Aguilar, 9, adjusts the simple machine, a lever, that she and her classmates are experimenting with during their STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington.

New Jersey’s Hespe Overturns District Expansion Referendum

K-12 Schools - Education News

This exceptional decision was made after the state had overruled a voter referendum for expansion three times since 2003 and fifteen years after the first functional capacity point had been reached in the district. (Photo: Star-Ledger).

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, just over 50 percent of children entering Immokalee’s six elementary schools were considered “kindergarten ready,” as determined by Florida’s kindergarten screening exam, the Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading. million from the foundation since 2003.

Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully complete a course. In other words, a student might take her core academics online at home, come in to the local elementary school for arts and physical education, and then enroll in a music academy for private piano lessons.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e.,

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

The problem is that many American elementary schools aren’t doing that. ” But this research hasn’t made its way into many elementary school classrooms. Harper went to a professional development day at one of the district’s lowest-performing elementary schools.

Justice Scalia, Affirmative Action, and Why Shame Is Not An Option

The Jose Vilson

Justice Scalia as a valedictorian, as an Italian, as a child of a professor and an elementary school teacher, on the other hand, didn’t have classmates in high school wondering how he got there. In 2003, as a junior in college, a group of us drove down to Washington D.C.

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. Lake Canyon Elementary School ceremony assigning students to a house. In addition to allowing for “much more individualized responses,” he said, the house system helps replicate the coherence of the elementary experience.

Focusing on a Safe, Supportive School Climate

edWeb.net

For instance, elementary-age kids might need lessons in empathy and emotion management. Formerly a district and school-level prevention coordinator, she has been with the nonprofit Committee for Children since 2003, where she is the implementation and training manager.

A charter school faces the ugly history of school choice in the Deep South

The Hechinger Report

He brought in more than $15 million in federal and state funding for Race to the Top projects, magnet elementary themes and preschool. ohnson, a Little Rock native, came to the Arkansas side of the Delta in 2003 with Teach For America.

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How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

Over 1,000 Mineola elementary school students are using eSpark in four buildings throughout the district, while a team of Mineola middle schoolers helped us build new product features to better engage and challenge students. Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm.

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

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, before the Great Recession, Whitmore Lake was like thousands of other school districts across the country. In the elementary school, art classes were cut. The atrium of Whitmore Lake High School, part of a nearly $48 million capital campaign approved by voters in 2006.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Schools that foster trust among parents, teachers, and school leaders are more likely to see academic improvement than schools that do little or fail to foster trust ( Bryk and Schneider, 2003 ). In an experiment with 48 teachers and 1,490 upper-elementary students, STeLLA improved science teaching and science content knowledge among students and teachers (Roth et al., This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

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Disrupting education, the NFL way

The Hechinger Report

Certainly, teams have conducted bogus interviews to fulfill the rule’s requirements without any intention of hiring that person, but since the rule was enacted in 2003, the league has seen a significant increase in the number of black head coaches.

Are science fairs unfair?

The Hechinger Report

Thousands of kids across the country, from elementary through high school, spend weeks or months coaxing seedlings to grow, building devices to harness solar energy and carefully mixing acids and bases.

OPINION: Trump’s Justice Dept. “would better serve students by focusing on legitimate threats to students’ civil rights”

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the high court upheld the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Michigan Law School ’s Grutter v. The Southern Poverty Law Center found that the largest number of incidents took place in higher education institutions and elementary and secondary schools.

School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

The Hechinger Report

Nationwide, AVID trains 70,000 educators yearly to provide academic and social support to low-income, first-generation students from elementary school through college.

Apple and Microsoft Now Offer $100 Styluses. But Do Schools Need—or Want—Them?

Edsurge

In that light, Keith Reeves, an instructional technology coordinator for an elementary school in Virginia’s Arlington Public Schools, questions the purpose they serve for students given that apps are already designed for touch-based use. “I’d His district has been using them since 2003 with all 5th through 12th grade students. Losing a pencil in the classroom may be annoying—but at least they’re cheap to replace.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement

MindShift

Many schools have reduced or even eliminated recess for elementary school children, and several have cut back on free play and play-based learning in the early grades such as kindergarten and first grade (Zygmunt-Fillwalk & Bilello, 2005). 2003).

Live Tuesday August 30th (Early Time) with Richard and Rebecca DuFour on Professional Learning Communities to Improve Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

As a former elementary principal, she helped her school earn state and national recognition as a model professional learning community and a Blue Ribbon School.

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

President Bush promotes his “No Child Left Behind” education agenda during a visit to Kirkpatrick Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., 8, 2003.

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive

MindShift

We have to trust that allowing our students to tinker, question and invent, as early as elementary and middle school, will help them to develop positive identities that encourage a lifelong love of science, math and the creative process. 2003; Cornett 1986). Excerpted from Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond by Christa Flores, published in 2016 by Constructing Modern Knowledge Press. By Christa Flores.

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Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

Each year, districts and schools were rated based on whether their elementary school kids performed better than the prior year’s students in math and English. Oregon is ahead of the curve nationally, having delved into the method in 2003.

Why It’s Time to Rethink School Science Fairs

MindShift

Thousands of kids across the country, from elementary through high school, spend weeks or months coaxing seedlings to grow, building devices to harness solar energy and carefully mixing acids and bases. Experiments by Carol Dweck in 2003, then a professor of psychology at Columbia University, suggest that students who are driven to learn for its own sake or for personal growth tend to stick to their studies longer than their highly competitive peers.

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Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them

The Hechinger Report

students in kindergarten through 12th grade that is Hispanic increased from 19 to 25 percent between 2003 and 2013, while the black non-Hispanic population dropped from 17 to 16 percent and the white non-Hispanic population fell from 59 to 50 percent.

The Atlanta Cheating Verdict: Some Context

NPR Learning and Tech

A 2003 paper by the economists Brian Jacob of the University of Michigan and Steven Levitt of the University of Chicago analyzed test answers from the Chicago Public Schools. They found evidence of serious cheating in 3 to 5 percent of elementary school classrooms.

Just Wanderful! Living Books Are Back!

The Daring Librarian

Not any of our iBooks, MacBook Pros, eMacs (2003), or brand spanking new iMacs. When I first started teaching with these CD''s in elementary school they were a wonderment! Brøderbund''s Living Books Are Back for the iPad & iPhone Thanks to Wanderful Books !