Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

The CoolCatTeacher

She got started with integrating technology in the classroom in 2003 and dabbled with app design in File Maker and HTML. Computer Science Teachers Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement STEM TeachersEpisode 720 with Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

OPINION: How can teachers help students grapple with the chaos surrounding us?

The Hechinger Report

No matter whether elementary teachers return to physical or virtual classrooms, this will be a year for the history books. What’s less clear is how prepared elementary school teachers are to put these seismic events into context.


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Teacher licensing rules are one reason small schools don’t have enough teachers

The Hechinger Report

She’d been teaching Spanish to elementary and middle school students, but he felt she was ready to take charge of a classroom of her own. I’m really invested in this school,” Wilson said of Greenfield, where he started as a teacher’s aide in 2003. “I FAIRFIELD, Mont.

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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. A conversation with Angela Watson on episode 78 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Angela Watson @angela_watson teaches us a stress-free plan for closing out your classroom.

Detroit schools are effectively barred from raising funds to repair their buildings. Federal money is the city’s only hope

The Hechinger Report

On a sticky 86-degree June day in Detroit, Maybury Elementary School’s sunbaked windows stand open in the occupied classrooms in the non-air-conditioned building. For now, children walk elementary school floors buckled so badly they appear to have waves.

Climate change threatens America’s ragged school infrastructure

The Hechinger Report

In October 2003, one year after a flood that forced people to evacuate their homes, residents voted to tax themselves — an action locals here do not take lightly — and create the Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area.

Whatever it takes: How this district pivoted with the pandemic

eSchool News

AW : We’ve been doing 1-to-1 in Maine since 2003 at a couple of grade levels. And then a lot of them are now slowly creeping down through the elementary schools.

5 Ways to Empower Girls

The CoolCatTeacher

Lynn Colón – Bio As Submitted Lynmara Colón brings the perspective of a teacher, assistant principal, and principal positions she has held since joining education in 2003 to her work in literacy. As principal of Mary Williams Elementary School in 2014, she served over 1,000 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade and was able to increase reading engagement by leading a culture of literacy.

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Toca Life Apps and Contextual Therapy


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). apps categories cause-effect concepts context early elementary narrative play skills sentence formulation story grammar

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Tips and Strategies for Educators


Yet, there is hope: over 96% of elementary school teachers view culturally responsive teaching as important when working with diverse students.[7] Picture books for early elementary students: Drawn Together by Minh Lê, illustrated by Dan Santat. December 2003.

Math Problems that Unlock Student Thinking

The CoolCatTeacher

The “Open Middle” math problem format is NOT talking about middle school math, although it applies to middle, high school, elementary, and even college math just the same. Robert Kaplinsky, Open Middle Math pioneer, talks about effective math teaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Filled with dread, some math teachers have a problem. As they give problems to students to work their students become problems. Behavior problems.

Discovery Education Acquires Mystery Science in $140 Million Deal


The latest proof point is Mystery Science , a provider of elementary-grade science curriculum, which has been acquired by Discovery Education. elementary schools, according to Mystery Science co-founder Keith Schact.

CASEL Releases Updated Guide for High-Quality Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs

eSchool News

CASEL first published the Program Guide in 2003 and was last updated in 2015, it has become an essential resource for educators and was accessed more than 120,000 times, last year alone. Michigan Model for Health: Elementary. Elementary. 48 Programs Receive Highest Designation.

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. I’ve long been intrigued by the physical keyboards teachers and homeschoolers use to introduce keyboarding to the youngest typists. I occasionally get questions from readers about them, but never have a good answer.

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. The Museum of Science’s Engineering is Elementary curriculum is aimed at attracting potential engineers before they get distracted by whether or not they fit the stereotype. American elementary school students currently get little exposure to math and science.

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences


Avoid using educational jargon, which can confuse parents who aren’t as familiar with elementary teaching terms.[7]. Phi Delta Kappan, March 2003, 84(7), pp. National Association of Elementary School Principals. The first few months of school pass by so quickly. Before you know it, parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner.

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

In Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (2003), Belinda Williams identified four needs of students. In elementary school, the classroom teacher often serves that function. We worked with an elementary school that had multi-grade wings for long-term personalization. By Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson. A key facet of instructional leadership is addressing and closing the achievement gap.

What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs


One study at Ball State University found that school districts who regularly used Waterford Early Learning (a component of Waterford Reading Academy for early elementary students) were better able to close the achievement gap between low and high SES families.[2]. Journal of Literacy Research, December 2003, 35(4), pp.

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3 Key Actions for 2021-22 You Can Take Now


COVID’s impact on schools was so substantial that Congress established the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). As a classroom teacher, Mark was recognized as New Hampshire’s Technology Using Educator of the Year in 2003. By Michele Israel.

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. 1st Class Steve Collins opens every third set of doors in the carpool line at McLeod Elementary School; the two other volunteers to his right get the first and second cars. Collins is a problem solver at McLeod Elementary, where two of his children attend.

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. Read on for five practical tips to help you teach more effectively and enjoy a fulfilling teaching career. Communicate with colleagues and mentors.

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OPINION: Four ways that Mississippi is teaching more children to read well

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the state began requiring future K-6 teachers to take two early literacy courses in their teacher-preparation training. Among them: better teacher preparation and professional development for elementary reading; higher academic standards; state assessments aligned with NAEP’s expectations for students; and steady, consistent work toward the state’s strategic goals. Mississippi is delivering, and its students are the beneficiaries.

STUDENT VOICE: ‘I never imagined that I’d attend a four-year college, especially not while raising and supporting a son’

The Hechinger Report

My mother, who had only an elementary-level education, raised us on her own and didn’t have any real desire for us to go further in school, to earn any form of higher-education credential. It took me from 2003 until 2011 to complete the credits needed for my high school diploma.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use


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.

How a $40M Investment Aims to ‘Mainstream and Modernize’ Montessori Education


That translates into a broad suite of schools and services, starting with Guidepost Montessori , a network of early-childhood centers and elementary schools. There is a certain mystique to the Montessori world, which is just as much philosophy as it is pedagogy.

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. Eliane Lebrun, a kindergarten teacher at Highlands Elementary, a Guadalupe Center feeder school, said the distinction becomes apparent within the first week of school. million from the foundation since 2003.

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., FY 2003 $700,500,000. The Effectiveness of Educational Technology: Issues and Recommendations for the National Study (Mathematica Policy Research, 2003). On November 22, 1996, U.S.

As schools reopen, will Black and Asian families return?

The Hechinger Report

The student-to-teacher ratio at her twins’ East Austin elementary school was higher than what state law mandated, she said. Before the pandemic, the number of Black families homeschooling was rising swiftly, doubling between 2003 and 2018.

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Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

The extreme scarcity of counselors in Arizona, especially in elementary schools, puts students there at particular risk. Janine Menard works as a counselor at Sheely Farms Elementary, which enrolls about 750 students from pre-K through eighth grade in the Phoenix suburb of Tolleson.

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


Alessandra, a student at Pioneer Elementary School in rural Quincy, Washington, spent part of the fall term in an enrichment class focused on teaching elementary-age students the principles of engineering design through a curriculum designed by educators and scientists at Boston’s Museum of Science. “I The Museum of Science’s Engineering is Elementary curriculum is aimed at attracting potential engineers before they get distracted by whether or not they fit the stereotype.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

Since 2003, public schools in the state have only been fully funded twice. In the mornings, black kids like Clark rode on yellow school buses to Lexington Elementary; the white kids boarded blues ones that took them to private school.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises


The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund follows the same formula as Title I, so it can be used to help bridge the digital divide for students from low-income families. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

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. “That’s going to be a hard school to get into, but we’ll give it a shot.” ” By junior year, I was already upset at some of the shade I received at Xavier High School.

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. So in 2015, he assigned Harper to visit all of Bethlehem’s elementary schools and find out how children were being taught to read. Harper went to a professional development day at one of the district’s lowest-performing elementary schools. she was an elementary school teacher.

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


30, 2016 was a big day for Lake Canyon Elementary. Lake Canyon Elementary School ceremony assigning students to a house. A sense of inclusion and engagement in a common enterprise can have academic benefits as well as social-emotional ones, according to Jennifer Kloczko, the principal of Stoneridge Elementary School in Roseville, California. Modern elementary and secondary house systems aren’t just a California thing.

Focusing on a Safe, Supportive School Climate


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. Zero tolerance policies, while trying to keep kids accountable for their actions, often result in suspensions for even minor infractions like dress code violations or being tardy.

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. For Susan Baskett, who has served on the Ann Arbor School Board since 2003, the numbers just didn’t add up, especially when there were plenty of students already in Ann Arbor schools who weren’t succeeding academically.

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. 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.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments


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. Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. In this recent edWebinar , Vernice Y. Jones, a candidate in the M.Ed.