Principal for a Day at Jackson Elementary

MIND Research Institute

I arrived at Jackson Elementary with a smile on the morning of March 22. Twenty years later, I was spending my day with him in his first year as principal at Jackson Elementary. It was apparent that the Jackson Elementary community strongly values academics.

5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)

The CoolCatTeacher

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Are Smartphones in the Classroom a Smart Move?

The CoolCatTeacher

She authored Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education (published by ISTE in 2008), Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for the K-12 Educator (published by ISTE in 2011), Help Your Child Learn With Their Cell Phone and Web 2.0

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

In 2008, he was named by Contribute Magazine as one of 10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Jon was the co-designer of Minarets High School , which originated as a GAFE, 1:1 Macbook and PBL based high school in 2008 and has been named an Apple Distinguished School three times.

Tic Tack Toe in the Blended Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I was conducting some learning walks with the administrative team at Wells Elementary School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD). Costa & Kallick (2008) share why reflection is a critical component of the learning process: Reflection has many facets.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

But being able to do that globally, as I sit here in Australia and talk to you we can share ideas and that really has been the difference maker between when I first rolled into classrooms in 2008 to now; being able to tap out to those people who have expertise in those areas that I can leverage.

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Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

We were just talking about how we’re pretty sure we met just about ten years ago to the day that we are recording this, in Princeton way back in 2008. Ann Oro on episode 314 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

The CoolCatTeacher

She authored Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education (published by ISTE in 2008), Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for the K-12 Educator (published by ISTE in 2011), Help Your Child Learn With Their Cell Phone and Web 2.0

Technology: the savior of education?

iLearn Technology

In 2008 (I know, I’m doing this in the wrong order!), In 2009, I left teaching. I didn’t do it because I was fed up with the system, or because I didn’t like my job. Quite the opposite. I really loved being a computer teacher.

How to Bring Back the Arts and Boost Academic Achievement Through STEAM Curriculum


Over four million elementary school children receive no visual arts lessons in the classroom.[6] As an elementary teacher, it may seem tough to find time for art lessons when your school schedule is already filled with core subjects. 5 Creative Art Activities for Elementary Students.

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Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

I have since become a teacher educator (with some teaching of elementary gifted students at a few Title 1 schools thrown in). 1991) and beginning college students (Gallagher & Lopez, 2008; Snyder et al., Gallagher & Lopez, 2008; Snyder et al.,

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators


4] Even though the technology is likely to change from their early school years to the time they start their first career, teaching digital literacy in elementary school is a great way to get students started. AACE Journal, January 2008, 16(1), pp.

Foreign Language Classes are Becoming More Scarce

Digital Promise

Only 58 percent of middle schools and 25 percent of elementary schools offer a foreign language in 2008, according to a 2017 report by the Commission on Language Learning, which was formed in response to a request by Congress to look deeper into foreign language learning in the United States.

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The E4Effort App: Working to Add a Measurement that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

Ballentine Books, 2008.) ” So, we got out apples and we added apples at the kitchen table, and when we had larger math facts we used M&Ms (which may have contributed to my weight problem in upper elementary, but we won’t talk about that now.)

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The Gift of Teacher Time

Digital Promise

In her latest book, Where Teachers Thrive , Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Susan Moore Johnson describes 14 schools studied between 2008 and 2015. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. .

The Use of Technology for Reading Acquisition

Saving Socrates

I did not take into account my future role as a parent nor did I take into account the possibility of ever being on the board for an elementary school or becoming so fully enamored with elementary education. I hope to rectify this in the near future, but since 2008, reading acquisition has become something on the forefront of my mind. However, in a small elementary school, this program does provide the teacher with total control.

While the rest of the world invests more in education, the U.S. spends less

The Hechinger Report

spending on elementary and high school education declined 3 percent from 2010 to 2014 even as its economy prospered and its student population grew slightly by 1 percent, boiling down to a 4 percent decrease in spending per student.

Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

The data shows that from 2008 to 2012, the percentage of public schools offering AP courses declined from 79 percent to 74 percent, a backslide from the eight percent increase in schools offering AP courses eight years prior. Malkus found that small, rural, and high-poverty schools—that had championed expanding AP offerings from 2000 to 2008—were the leading cause of the subsequent drop in those offerings from 2008 to 2012.

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Five Learning Strategies that Work

Digital Promise

Further, Karpicke and Roediger (2008) found that undergraduate students’ performance on a language translation test was much better a week after testing (80 percent vs. 36 percent) than after solely studying the material. 2008).

Dividing Fractions Directly and Other Things We Can’t Unknow

The Jose Vilson

In fact, I learned it at NCTM in 2008 (Salt Lake City). But now that teachers, especially those who teach post-elementary school math, have to acknowledge the complication, it’s even more critical to work through that understanding.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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.”. Sponsored by Staples Little moments can make a big difference. As teachers, we need to protect our health.

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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].

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The number of public school students could fall by more than 8% in a decade

The Hechinger Report

What does the declining birthrate mean for elementary, middle and high schools across the country? These grade-by-grade projections start to show a drop in first-grade children beginning in 2014, six years after the 2008 recession, when Americans started making fewer babies.

8 Ways to Help New Teachers Thrive (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

The CoolCatTeacher

A Smile is the Teacher’s Game Face This summer, I met Rob Brown , elementary school principal at Southside Christian School in South Carolina. Progress through the teacher pipeline: 1992–93 college graduates and elementary/ secondary school teaching as of 1997. 2008).

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A window into the future of learning

The Christensen Institute

I first read Disrupting Class in 2008 as part of a book club at NewSchools Venture Fund, where I was working at the time. I’m confident that by the time they reach elementary school, his daughters’ own classrooms will borrow in no small part from the vision that their father’s research brings to our education system. Last week, Michael Horn stepped down as Executive Director of our education team.

COVID-19’s Long-Term Impacts on Education in 2020 and Beyond


Secondary teacher positions are harder to fill than elementary ones; as are science and math openings.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

2004; Vescio, Ross, and Adams, 2008 ; The Wallace Foundation, 2012): A vision of academic success for all students based on high expectations. 2008; Webster-Wright, 2009 ; Accomplished California Teachers, 2012 ). 2008). 2008): Successful Collaboration. 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.,

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OPINION: Ending the stigma for college students with learning disabilities

The Hechinger Report

While 20 percent of elementary and secondary students have a learning disability, 94 percent of those students received some sort of help or accommodation while in high school.

Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

Prior to the Indiana Department of Education, Candice had 20 years of experience in a variety of roles from elementary teacher, media specialist, and high ability educator to curriculum and technology integration specialist, central office administrator, and assistant principal.

5 Rewards of Teaching Young Students to Blog

The Innovative Educator

I have been an elementary-school teacher for more than 25 years and I am always on the lookout for meaningful ways to engage and motivate my young students. I started Mrs. Yollis’ Classroom Blog in 2008 with the idea of sharing class activities with parents.

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

User Generated Education

will use this profile to tailor the browsing experience to each individual (Strickland, 2008, para. will be able to search tags and labels and return the most relevant results back to the user (Strickland, 2008, para. 2008, March 8).

Full-day kindergarten is great for kids, so why isn’t it required?

The Hechinger Report

Crisp Elementary School in Nashua, New Hampshire. Crisp Elementary School in the small city of Nashua, New Hampshire, nodded. Spending on state-funded preschool programs for 4-year-olds has risen in both red and blue states, especially since 2008.

Why Students Want Tuition Refunds Over Shift to Online Teaching


This week’s podcast sponsor is Emporia State University’s online Elementary Education program: designed for career changers interested in becoming elementary teachers.

Fewer and richer high school grads heading to college: ACE analysis

Bryan Alexander

Key findings: Overall enrollment decline for high school grads: “Since 2008, the percentage of all high school graduates who immediately enroll in college has fallen from 69 percent to 66 percent in 2013.” Inside Higher Ed’s summary of ACE findings.