What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

Monday, September 4, 2017. You know, the advocacy is not lost on them. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Monday Motivation Social Emotional Learning Students Teachers

Orientation Inspiration 2017

NeverEndingSearch

Andy Plemmons and the Barrow (GA) Elementary faculty and staff are talking with their Barrow Buddies about what inspires them, how they hope they inspire you, and a few special pieces of trivia on this Flipgrid board.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Lake Central again seeks state technology loan of $900k | NWI.com → Each school district is eligible to receive $100 per student as determined by the enrollment at the end of September. Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market.

EdTech 150

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Lake Central again seeks state technology loan of $900k | NWI.com → Each school district is eligible to receive $100 per student as determined by the enrollment at the end of September. Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market.

EdTech 150

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. The work of Denise Hardoy, middle school science teacher and CUE member, from San Antonio Elementary School in Lockwood was highlighted.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Monday, September 18, 2017. Tom: You know, I think one of the best ways in 2017 is to meet new people, and to really have good access to quality of text in front of us… is Twitter. Tom Loud is first grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee.

What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

Community Engagement and Advocacy. For instance, Indian Prairie School District held a four-hour Maker Day to garner community support for computational thinking and maker learning in elementary schools. Pioneering districts in the League of Innovative Schools are at the forefront of incorporating computer science education in K-12, leading large-scale initiatives to integrate coding and computational thinking into their curricula.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

Why Don’t Schools Focus on Literacy?

Reading By Example

As an elementary principal the last seven years, the schools I have had the honor to lead have hosted site visits. Advocacy Integration Leadership Literacy principal as an advocate Principalship Reading Soapbox Writing Jason Fried Linda Dorn Regie Routman

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Join Us for the 5th Annual Picture Book Smackdown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Barrow Elementary in Athens, GA (facilitated by Andy Plemmons). Advocacy authors event Events Lesson book talk collaboration connected learning Dianne de Las Casas global collaboration google hangout picture book month picture books readers advisory smore youtube live

The Many Formats of Book Club

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Nine other elementary schools in our district also read the book. My students connected with Angie Pendley’s students at Gaines Elementary. For the first quarter of the year, I’ve been exploring how to start book clubs in our school in a variety of ways.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

This show with Tom Loud aired in September 2017 but because iTunes only keeps 297 of the most recent shows, we wanted to take the summer opportunity to share the most inspirational shows from the 10 Minute Teacher podcast.

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Principals Need to Know Literacy

Reading By Example

When I first became a principal at an elementary school, I thought I had the requisite knowledge to be a literacy leader. Advocacy classroom instruction Leadership Learning Literacy Reading Reflection Becoming a Literacy Leader Jennifer AllenMy previous experiences in the classroom as a teacher of readers and writers led this misconception. So when I arrived in my new building, and one of the teachers encouraged me to attend a literacy institute, I declined.

Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise?

Reading By Example

This seems to fly in the face of research, such as John Hattie’s meta-analysis that homework has a negligible effect in elementary school and a significant one at the secondary. Dana Murphy (@DanaMurphy68) April 12, 2017. As I write this, I am out on our back patio.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Monday, September 18, 2017. Tom: You know, I think one of the best ways in 2017 is to meet new people, and to really have good access to quality of text in front of us… is Twitter. Tom Loud is first-grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee.

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To Raise a Reader

Reading By Example

It was a book I relied on when I taught elementary school. MY STUDENTS ARE NOT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. At the Wisconsin State Reading Association Convention, some Mineral Point Elementary School faculty heard children’s author Mem Fox speak about the importance of reading aloud. Advocacy Community engagement Leader as a Reader Leadership Literacy Reading Soapbox Jim Trelease Mem Fox Stephen Layne wsra(I wrote this post last week for our families on my school blog.).

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. The nonprofit offers workshops, one-to-one advocacy, and a monthly Spanish-speaking support group for families.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

based education advocacy group. “It For example, Tressa Norris, a library media specialist at Joppa View Elementary School, recently worked with second-graders on multimedia presentations about American symbols to bolster a unit about patriotism being taught by their classroom teacher.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

The Hechinger Report

All students with disabilities need to develop strong self-advocacy and communication skills to make sure they’re getting the supports they’re due, especially in the sink-or-swim real world. Adam Salomon at his high school graduation.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

I am overwhelmed with joy for my students because I know now they each stand a better chance of being a successful student,” said Regina Trout, who teaches the second-year kindergarteners at Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown. based education reform advocacy group.

Dramatic DeVos nomination begs question: Can she be an effective Ed Secretary?

The Hechinger Report

Nevertheless, many choice advocates support DeVos, including the Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz , former Florida Governor Jeb Bush , a national charter advocacy organization and the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal , Chicago Tribune and Detroit News , among others.

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

The Hechinger Report

The bad news is we’re not seeing a lot of innovation or discussion around personalized learning,” said Claire Voorhees, national policy director for the Tallahassee, Florida-based Foundation for Excellence in Education, an advocacy group for personalized learning.

OPINION: Despite opposition, homeschooling is thriving

The Hechinger Report

During the past 50 years, no segment of elementary education has prospered against the odds more than homeschooling. In Massachu­setts, for example, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education lists and links to all private and parochial schools in the commonwealth.

Could we improve America by treating 2-year-olds better?

The Hechinger Report

We currently spend $634 billion total on elementary and secondary public education. (Of Educare Arizona classmates Nathan Jaramillo, far left, Esteban Cuevas and Melissa Gordillo “read” books during free time in their toddler classroom.

Is repeating third grade — again and again — good for kids?

The Hechinger Report

Thousands of Mississippi’s third graders will sit in front of computers later this month to take the statewide reading test, but the eyes of teachers and administrators at Finch Elementary School will be intensely focused on a dozen students at this Wilkinson County school.

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

The Hechinger Report

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. Students in Montclair State University’s dual certification program work on an assignment during class.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

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. Keith Krueger, chief executive officer of the Consortium for School Networking, a technology advocacy group, calls the digital divide in the US “the civil rights issue” of our time.

Critical Thinking Skills to Help Students Better Evaluate Scientific Claims

MindShift

Many of these critical thinking concepts are not difficult but need to become habits adopted early in life, which is why Oxman first tried them out in his children’s elementary school classrooms. The study was financed by an environmental advocacy group, not an unbiased source.

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

The Hechinger Report

In 2008, a few years after Hurricane Katrina, school officials in Louisiana asked aspiring charter-school leader Andrew Shahan to consider taking over the failing Dr. Charles Drew Elementary School in New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward.

Why students are ignorant about the Civil Rights Movement

The Hechinger Report

She was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, in Yazoo County, and now teaches there, at Bentonia Gibbs Elementary. In the 2015-16 school year, none of the social studies textbooks listed for use in the state’s fourth grade classroom was published before 2005.

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A new test that no student would dread — one that leads to citizenship

The Hechinger Report

He is a member of the Latino education advocacy group Nuestra Voz and a student at Cohen College Prep in New Orleans. Doe that public elementary and secondary schools couldn’t consider immigration status when a student seeks to enroll. A 2014 protest for immigrant rights in New York.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

India’s education system has long lagged behind others, despite the country’s enactment of the 2009 Right to Education (RTE) ACT , which was supposed to give every child in the country the right to a full-time elementary education “of satisfactory and equitable quality.”.

Why Getting Help for Kids with Dyslexia is Difficult

MindShift

When Billy Gibson, 18, was in elementary school, he couldn’t spell his own name. ” Billy graduated from Jemicy in 2017. Most of these laws have passed in the past few years partly due to parent advocacy groups pushing for change.

How Teens Can Develop And Share Meaningful Stories With ‘The Moth’

MindShift

It’s so important for business, and science, and nonprofit advocacy,” Blei said. Now 19, Kazmi tells her story to elementary school children and takes part in other Moth education programs. “It’s Aleeza Kazmi endured her first identity crisis when she was 6 years old.