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Culturally Responsive Teaching: Tips and Strategies for Educators


Classrooms in the United States are more diverse—culturally and linguistically—than ever before.[15] In this guide, we’ll go over what culturally responsive teaching is and a few common barriers that prevent teachers from creating an inclusive classroom.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

As 2007 State Teacher of the Year in Rhode Island, Catherine Davis-Hayes is passionate about helping every teacher use the arts in their classroom. Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. And if you click , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. Some easy ways to start with the arts in any classroom.


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A semester of trauma, sickness and death at a New York school

The Hechinger Report

I’m worried we’re going to have a whole lot more,” said Gauthier, who has been the school’s principal since 2007. She couldn’t go to their classroom and bring them to her office, so her imagination went to dark places.

Want Easier Principal Walkthroughs? Try Virtual Classroom Walkthroughs


Principal walkthroughs are a strategy often used by school leaders and team leaders to sample instruction across multiple classroom environments. Classroom walkthroughs are typically brief but frequent and consistent of a five-minute pop in from a principal.

Rundown schools forced more students to go remote

The Hechinger Report

States have no reason to be surprised by the sharp divide in children’s access to their schools. In South Carolina, maintenance workers in Dillon School District Four try to mask water-damage by gluing plywood to classroom walls. The last time a bond referendum passed was in 2007.

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Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Doug: Well, the people that started this back in about 2007… They just started recording their lessons. Doug, as we finish up, could you give us a 30-second pep talk about personalizing learning for the students in our classroom today? You want to make sure that your formative assessments are based on where the student is at, not some kind of standard that every student in your classroom has to jump through.

How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class


Then, we’ll provide a few ideas for differentiating your classroom instruction and show you how Waterford curriculum can help you provide personalized reading instruction. 9] Each student enters the classroom with unique experiences, preferences, and conditions that affect how they learn.

Illustrative Mathematics, Family Engagement Lab, and Partnership for Los Angeles Schools Collaborate to Support Family Engagement in Math

eSchool News

Illustrative Mathematics (IM) and Family Engagement Lab have partnered to bridge classroom curriculum and at-home learning in elementary school mathematics. Newsline classroom Curriculum home learning learning los angeles los angeles schools math school schools support talk

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

All sessions are recorded so you can access later. But you are always digging out — like you said, new people that everybody hasn’t heard of — but you’re always digging out new amazing educators who are just doing great work every single day in their classrooms. They felt like they had a front-row audience with experts that they would not normally have access to, So it’s going to give you… It’s free, first of all.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

All students need to have the same access to WiFi, and thus the ability to use the device, whether they are at school or not. Kelley, Superintendent of Oak Park Elementary School District 97, IL, explained, this isn’t about deciding what technology a district uses. Equitable access should be a part of a larger discussion about how the schools are serving their students’ needs. For instance, one barrier to access was library cards.

How The English Language Learning System Is Failing in America

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During my seven years of teaching at Raven Elementary in the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS), I saw a significant increase in the number of Hispanic students and ELL students, so I know the shortcomings of our system firsthand. The Mainstream Classroom Environment for ELL.

Public pre-K programs are facing another lost decade

The Hechinger Report

And in New York, administrators who run pre-K classrooms funded by state money say they are expecting up to 20 percent in funding cuts to their programs. In Maine, three elementary schools are putting the launch of their public pre-K programs on hold to save money.

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Launching SchoolLibraryNJ (and some models beyond)


We’re exited to launch SchoolLibraryNJ , a evolving project designed to address inequitable access to resources for K12 schools and libraries and to present the value of librarians in digitally curating resources for teaching and learning. 2007).

Five Learning Strategies that Work

Digital Promise

Rohrer and Taylor (2007) found that college students in a geometry class who used interleaved instead of block practice were 43 percent more accurate on a test given a week after studying the material. It has been used with elementary, middle, high school, and college students, but results were mixed for all groups. Elaborative interrogation has been shown to work best with upper elementary, middle, and high school students. 2007).

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

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. This change remained in appropriations language from FY 2007 through FY 2011. FY 2007 $273,100,000 (President Bush’s request: $0). On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Philipp Schmidt (2007) provide an excellent comparison of how Education 1.0 Rarely do the results of those activities contribute back to the information resources that students consume in carrying them out (Keats & Schmidt, 2007, para. Essentialists argue that classrooms should be teacher-oriented. users moved from just accessing information and content to being able to directly interact with the content through commenting, remixing, and sharing it via social networks.

mindSpark Learning Impacts Record Number of Eductors Amid COVID-19 with 207% Rise in Professional Learning Participants

eSchool News

mindSpark Learning prides itself on being accessible without creating a cost burden on educators. I’m also piloting a 6-week program with an elementary leadership club using the tools I’ve learned from mindSpark Learning.”.

OPINION: Six decades later, Brown v. Board of Education ruling is still only an aspiration

The Hechinger Report

Students at Barnard Elementary School in Washington, D.C., Nearly 68 years ago as a third-grader, Linda Brown was denied access to an all-white elementary school in Topeka, Kansas. Nearly 68 years ago as a third-grader, Linda Brown was denied access to an all-white elementary school in Topeka, Kansas. The other side of the equation is the need to increase children’s access to opportunity through physical integration into higher-performing schools.

With investment, STEM surges in Colorado

eSchool News

The Lockheed Martin investment will underwrite the cost of implementing Project Lead The Way’s STEM-based curricula at up to 100 elementary, middle and high schools in DPS over a three-year period, depending on grade level and scope of program implementation. Verónica Figoli, president and CEO of the Denver Public Schools Foundation, spoke about why it’s important to continue STEM momentum in the classroom and how the Lockheed Martin investment will help make this possible.


Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home. It also allows her to teach students who arrive in her classroom with vastly different skill levels. Seventy-five different languages are spoken in the schools, and many of the refugees who populate classrooms haven’t been formally educated in years. “I

CodeMonkey Acquired by TAL Education Group


About three-quarters of the elementary and middle schools in Israel use CodeMonkey, which provides guided lesson plans, tutorials and a teacher dashboard for tracking student progress. At the time, the computers used by the boys lacked Internet access, so they began writing their own games. We tried to start CodeMonkey for the first time in 2007,” he recalled—but found little support. BEIJING – CodeMonkey caught more than a few bananas today.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

The school’s halls and classrooms are bright and airy, with high ceilings and oversize windows looking out across the lush landscape. The guide also noted that starting in elementary school, all students take Spanish, art and music classes. But many of the 747 charters have implemented policies that critics say make it difficult for lower-income families to access them. Enrollment at Lake Oconee Academy has grown from 11 in 2007 to nearly 1,000 students today.

Is strength-based learning a “magic bullet?”

The Hechinger Report

Audrianna Lesieur, age 11, smiles after demonstrating the strength of “Confidence” with encouragement from classmate William Maestas as her teacher Val Seamons moves on to assist Billy Sabo at Lake Canyon Elementary School. Terms like “Caring” and “Competing,” as well as “Confidence,” are very familiar to students at Lake Canyon Elementary School. Karen Schauer, superintendent, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

Teacher Travis Olsen has an exercise bike in the back of his seventh-grade science classroom that kids are welcome to use whenever they feel the need. During a group science lab in Giebel and Jolma’s class, Anna Wang, 13, sat on one of the wobbly chairs the school purchased for classrooms this year. “It A student leaps during a game at Horizons Elementary School. Florida and Rhode Island now mandate 20 minutes of recess time a day for elementary school students.

To boost preschool quality, Massachusetts invests in college degrees for teachers

The Hechinger Report

Pinto is working toward a bachelor’s degree, with the support of state programs that aim to increase college access for early childhood educators. That limits the salary she can earn at a community center like the Y and prohibits her from working in the higher-paying public pre-kindergarten sector, where the qualifications required of a preschool teacher are similar to those needed to teach elementary school.

Tapping into Past Experiences to Inform the Future – Andrea Miles, USA

Daily Edventures

Miles, a self-described “Army brat,” also tapped into her childhood experiences for transformative projects in her classrooms. In 2007, Miles’ retired U.S. What began as hope for a few letters to send oversees in mid-December 2007, turned into an avalanche of more than 1,500 letters from both students and adults. A teacher that I always looked up to was Sandra Westvang, from Mill Creek Elementary in Everett, Washington. Elementary Education (K-8) Certificate 2006.

Encourage Students to Tell Their Stories On Film


Students today are growing up in a digitally and visually rich landscape, with constant access to media. Davidson described some powerful festival moments throughout the years that showcased students’ diverse backgrounds and interests, including stories about an at-risk high school student, an elementary special needs class, and a transgender student. Credit: Seana Quinn Caption: Filmmaker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee on location in Niligris, India in 2007.

‘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

Warm classrooms in the 60-year-old building would smell like urine, her co-workers told her. Rand recognized the classroom sets of literature books she studied from as a senior. Constructed in 1908, Durant Elementary in Durant, Miss.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Highlight Key Elements for Success in Personalized Learning

The PL2C Blog

Grand Oak Elementary School, Ridge Road Middle School, and Newell Elementary School are the three schools highlighted in the case study. CMS students and teachers who have made the transition to PL all say that they wouldn’t want to return to a traditional classroom model of learning. Three schools select different paths to success.

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Should we test all 2-year-olds for autism?

The Hechinger Report

Cruz, who had worked for several years teaching kids with autism in a special needs classroom, noticed the shifts and, suspecting that they might signal a speech delay, promptly reported them to Jonathan’s pediatrician. She became an educator in 2007 and has spent most of her career teaching special needs students at a majority-Hispanic public elementary school in the Bronx.

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

The Hechinger Report

Placing children with and without disabilities in the same classroom, instead of segregating them, was a growing national trend, spurred on by lawsuits by special education advocates. Although she earned a bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate in math instruction for both elementary and middle school, she never had to take a class about students with disabilities. Related : What should new teachers know before they set foot in a classroom?

Short on financial knowledge, some school districts get bad deals on bonds

The Hechinger Report

From 2007 to 2013 the district’s taxpayers had approved several bonds, totaling more than $46.6 State officials and financial experts across the country warn that taxpayers ultimately end up paying millions more each year than necessary, which can lead to new tax hikes or result in less money for classrooms. The building is not completely ADA accessible. Art teacher Dawn Kohles instructs Antonia Elementary School students in a basement classroom in Imperial, Missouri.

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

During the edWebinar, “ Learning in the 21st Century: What Teachers Think Matters,” the presenters talked about the science of individuality, how they’re using the research to help developers create products to meet these individual needs, and examples that show how the Learner Variability Project can work in the classroom.

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

Liam Frometa, 5, left, and Christopher Ramos, 5, right, play with their classroom’s smart board at Fun Time Early Learning Academy in Naples, Fla. 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.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

The Hechinger Report

The hope is that these experts will help teachers remain calm and focused in the classroom so they can be patient with their most challenging students. For example, a consultant’s assistance helped a pair of teachers who were at a loss on how to deal with a boy who arrived each day to his preschool classroom crying. They found another child in the classroom who spoke his home language to provide more comfort. It’s very challenging being in the classroom.