Coronavirus Chronicles 005 – Mabel Rush Elementary School

Dangerously Irrelevant

Thank you, Tim Lauer , for sharing how Mabel Rush Elementary School in Newberg, Oregon is adapting to our new challenges and opportunities. Leadership and Vision News and Events coronavirus chronicles leadership news

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa.

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Turning Struggling Readers into Striving Readers

The CoolCatTeacher

This upcoming Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 1-2:30, I’ll be joining Texthelp over at the Education Week Virtual Summit about Struggling Readers. The event is free and I hope it will encourage, inform, and give you hope for possibilities for the struggling readers in your classroom and life.

15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school. Age group: Upper elementary. Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school. Students set up market accounts and make decisions about buying and selling based on research and real-life events.

Coronavirus Chronicles 010 – Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

Coronavirus Chronicles 005 – Mabel Rush Elementary School. Leadership and Vision News and Events coronavirus chronicles leadership newsI am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic.

Coronavirus Chronicles 008 – Shanghai American School

Dangerously Irrelevant

Coronavirus Chronicles 005 – Mabel Rush Elementary School. Leadership and Vision News and Events coronavirus chronicles leadership newsI am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic.

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.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past two years, I have been blessed to partner with District 205 in Elmhurst, IL.

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Bookend Pedagogy

A Principal's Reflections

Wells Elementary has been taking the feedback that I provide for over three years and recently asked me to create a session that focused on strategies for opening and closing lessons. As I work with more and more schools in a coaching role, I am beginning to see specific trends emerge.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Elementary Educators: Q&A With Dr. April DeGennaro

Mindspark Learning

I sat down with April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School in Peachtree City, Georgia this month to discuss why as an elementary school teacher, she has chosen to embrace AI for her own learning and that of her students. April DeGennaro, teacher at Peeples Elementary School.

A Teacher’s Guide to Toxic Stress in the Classroom


2] This can refer to any stressful or traumatic event that occurs during childhood, such as health issues, loss of a loved one, community violence, and abuse or neglect.[4] The link between classroom teacher burnout and morning cortisol in elementary school students.

Free resources for middle and high school.

eSchool News

The resources , many of which are designed to satisfy national and state education standards , are a collection of live virtual events, recorded videos and short activities designed by teachers and EarthEcho’s education team to support high-quality experiential learning.

Project Based Learning Goldmine… Over 86 Amazing Videos To Generate That New Project For A School Or Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

May you have a wonderful and rewarding 2020! Booking Info – Also, think about having me come to your school or conference event in 2020. Take note that there categories include elementary, middle, and high school!

What the research says about the best way to engage parents

The Hechinger Report

School Psychologist Dani Roquett greets Anne and James Hutt with their daughters, Ellison, 5, and Quinn, 10 months, at the “Zone Check-In” at the GET Together family educational event in January. The evening event was not the classic school fundraiser or social.

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know


Rebecca Koenig (March 16, 2020) Administration and Leadership How is all this being negotiated with teachers unions? Rebecca Koenig (March 16, 2020) How will this affect teacher pay? Tony Wan (March 16, 2020) General Questions Should schools close?

Yes, I Hug My Students. Research Says You Should Too.


You see, I was not teaching kindergarten or elementary school; I was teaching high schoolers. I can’t articulate the level of grief my students and colleagues experienced after this event.

No Single Solution: Working Together for Equity at ESEA

MIND Research Institute

During the first week of February, my MIND colleagues and I headed out to Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2020 National ESEA Conference. Through each story, families learn and play games as they explore real events from the game's country of origin.

Seeing the Math in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

MIND Research Institute

There’s no better example of this than when MIND participated in Disneyland Resort’s Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance STEM panel event in January. Students and chaperones trickled into Madison Elementary's library and eagerly showed their appreciation with thank you signs.


On the Road with MathMINDs Games

MIND Research Institute

These events featured both the existing MathMINDs Games, as well as some activities that are currently in development. Community night event @MDCPS w/ @STMath #mathminds — challenging games, doable work, so much community! Before the event, a grandfather anxiously walked up to me.

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New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.


Concerns about privacy, efficacy and bias have motivated some parents to push back against efforts to install facial-recognition tools in elementary and secondary schools, says Amelia Vance, senior counsel and director of education privacy for the Future of Privacy Forum. “It

This College Program Wants to Help Schools Use Technology With Intention


One of the first things participants did this month was go on a scavenger hunt in their communities and document, with their phones, various events and resources that contribute to or alleviate inequity. With 99 percent of U.S.

The Remotest Learning with Buncee


Presentations have been created by me and my students that were shared at parent events. I have used it to collect information from parents or to create messages to and from students at Open House events.

LEARN Marginal Syllabus (March)—“Untold Stories”: Cultivating Consequential Writing with a Black Male Student through a Critical Approach to Metaphor

Educator Innovator

Refer to the the 2019-20 syllabus for information on all the annotatable readings, which will go “live” on the first Monday of each month, along with related events hosted by the National Writing Project.

News Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

" Deceptive Detective poster (by Common Sense Education): A poster for elementary school classrooms with key questions kids should ask when browsing the web. These resources are aimed at understanding and navigating the cacophony of media manipulation surrounding news events.

Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Heidi: They have actually selected some finalists for 2019, so the next up would be 2020. And I love how this event has actually having a teacher to really engage teachers and students. I think it’s a fantastic model I hope a lot of events will follow this model.

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Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait


This represents change only for those people who want to make a change,” she said, adding that schools can choose between using that money to fund elementary, secondary or pre-K programs (though that last one is up for debate ). Left unsaid: The 2020 federal budget proposal that would cut $8.8

The Surprising Science of Life Changing Moments

The CoolCatTeacher

Artwork submissions for this free youth art contest are accepted this year from November 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020. I taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Neuroscience and Resilience Take Leading Roles at the National ESEA Conference

MIND Research Institute

Attendees at the 2019 National ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Conference braved the polar vortex in Kansas City, MO, with temperatures that dropped well below zero on January 30 – February 2. We’ll see you next year at the National ESEA 2020 in Atlanta on February 4-7!

DeVos’ support of charters spells disaster for their Democrat backers

The Hechinger Report

Political hopefuls should offer policy solutions to two divergent statistics: The percentage of students of color in public elementary and high schools is increasing, but the proportion of millennials of color entering the teaching profession is lessening. When U.S.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by the year 2020, there will be one million more computer science jobs than graduates prepared for these jobs. CSEdWeek and The Hour of Code arrive December 3-9, 2018, and this annual event is bigger than ever. Kodable Curriculum for Elementary.

Sharing Student Work Beyond the Classroom

Educator Innovator

Fifth graders from Sherman Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington, spent much of the 2017–18 school year investigating the health of the Salish Sea. Since Sherman Elementary adopted project-based learning as a key instructional strategy three years ago, students have gotten used to presenting to public audiences. sharing their stories of learning by 2020. Often, student work is displayed for these events, but student reflection about the work may be missing,” Jones says.

CDC: Earlier School Start Times Detrimental to Teen Wellbeing

K-12 Schools - Education News

The government has included sleep patterns for teens as a topic in the Healthy People 2020 objectives, along with vaccination goals and reducing suicides, unintended pregnancies, and fatal automobile accidents.

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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.


Are teachers losing their grip on the middle class?

The Hechinger Report

He called it his “20 x 2020” plan. But most teachers rejected the “20 x 2020” plan for being short on details and offering nothing to school support staff such as bus drivers, lunchroom workers and classroom aides.

How cities are convincing voters to pay higher taxes for public preschool

The Hechinger Report

In Seattle, preschool teachers in the city program can qualify for higher pay at the same rate as elementary teachers, but they must first get their bachelor’s degrees, unless they have many years of experience and demonstrated success.

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