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. Multicultural Education, 2007, 14(4), pp.

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. 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. So even though I just talked about doing little projects that are accessible, we’ve also done some pretty crazy big things, too.


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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. By April, Odalys Garate, 18, was supposed to have made it through the hard part. She, her mother and her two older sisters ? everyone she lives with ?

Teachers, cafeteria workers and school bus drivers should be next in line for the Covid vaccine

The Hechinger Report

One of the seminal articles on the subject, produced in 2007 by Columbia University economist Harry Levin and his colleagues, found unequivocally that the financial benefits of a high school degree outweighs the costs society incurs to produce graduates.

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. Five generations of children have passed through the doors of the district’s oldest campus, East Elementary, constructed in 1926. 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. After teaching chemistry, physics, and computer science, I became an administrator for the next 30 years with experience at the secondary, central office, and elementary levels. In 2006 I gave up my job as an elementary principal to care for my wife who had Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

Beginning in 2007, the district’s financial situation and declining enrollment were impeding its ability to equitably serve the student population. To ensure access to high-quality educational experiences at the high school level, students enrolled in Grades 9-12 were provided tuition to attend one of two neighboring high schools. Today, step into any of Duquesne Elementary’s shared learning spaces and you will see students immersed in hands-on design work.

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.

With enrollment sliding, liberal arts colleges struggle to make a case for themselves

The Hechinger Report

That so important a task has yet to get past such an elementary question provides a confounding look at how far liberal arts colleges and departments have to go to make a case for themselves with students, parents and policymakers — even in a sector known for very, very slowly adapting to change. “It Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion SolutionsSweet Briar College in Virginia.

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How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class


Content : How the student will access the information. International Journal of Diversity in Organizations: Annual Review, November 2007, 7(3), pp. Differentiation of Instruction in the Elementary Grades.

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.

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).

Want Easier Principal Walkthroughs? Try Virtual Classroom Walkthroughs


Education researchers Laureen Cervone Avery and Patricia Martinez-Miller (2007) describe classroom walkthroughs as a tool that should “drive a cycle of continuous improvement by focusing on the effects of instruction.”

Public pre-K programs are facing another lost decade

The Hechinger Report

They point to the years following the Great Recession as evidence of the widespread cuts that may be ahead for public preschool: after the recession hit in late 2007, states made major cuts to funding for public pre-K programs that persisted for years.

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).

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


But if they have access to educational resources that help them catch up to their peers, they may have better test scores in eighth grade and therefore a high learning rate. Because the income achievement gap has grown 40% over the past three decades, educators have scrambled to find a way to help low SES students access the resources they need to thrive.[3] For low SES homes, we provide technology and Internet access for the duration of the program.

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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.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

All sessions are recorded so you can access later. 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. It’s online, so you don’t have to go anywhere, and you can attend in your pajamas if you want to, and it’s all recorded so that you can access it at any time afterward.

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. 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. 2007).

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. With the second largest aerospace economy in the nation, Colorado has a need to fill its talent pipeline with skilled, technical graduates—the base of which is built upon early access to STEM education. since 2007.


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. At least one Duke University study suggested that the arrival of broadband service in North Carolina between 2000 and 2005 correlated with a small, but significant dip in reading and math scores for elementary school students.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

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. Otho Tucker, who has served as Lake Oconee Academy’s CEO since it opened in 2007, said in an emailed statement that the school is “committed to serving a diverse student population. …

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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. Since 2007, the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative (PLLC) at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has emphasized leadership in and promoted pedagogical shifts to personalized and digital learning in order to inspire, innovate, and coach. Three schools select different paths to success.

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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.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act , or ESSA, also provides increased access to funding for physical education by including the subject in its definition of a “well-rounded education.”. “At A student throws a bean bag during an early morning game at Horizons Elementary School.

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

Daily Edventures

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. Kids are able to access Socrative in class from their phones, desktop computers, or their tablets. Elementary Education (K-8) Certificate 2006.

‘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

Here, some of the nation’s poorest and blackest school districts struggle to recruit qualified and experienced teachers, expand access to learning experiences that can give students more opportunities to succeed in college, and raise the money needed to fix or replace run-down buildings.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. In 2007, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that doctors screen all toddlers for autism at their 18- and 24-month visits, when indicators start to stabilize.

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

They are taking a similar approach in the elementary schools in addition to a blended learning model that allows students to work at their own pace with digital curricula. Tricia earned her master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in mind, brain, and education in 2007, and her doctorate in human development and Education in 2016.