How to Weave Advisory into Academics — Plus 10 Resources for Teaching SEL

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This was a common refrain in advisory class. Being in a New York City alternative high school serving at-risk kids , my students were academically behind and at risk of getting sucked into the school-to-prison pipeline. Webinars to learn more about using Kiddom A guide to standards-based grading to make grades meaningful Content integrations for teachers to save time Infographic illustrating how Kiddom inspires Personalized Learning Socio-emotional learning infographic.

Blending Art and Algorithms, Desmos Sets Out to Reimagine Math Curriculum

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Mashing the arts and math is core to Desmo’s belief that education is interdisciplinary by nature, and subjects should be taught as such. Meyer says Desmos’ middle-math core curriculum aligns with state and Common Core academic standards.

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Sphero Makes a Big Acquisition in littleBits to Bring Hands-On STEAM Learning to Life

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Additionally, Sphero says it has more than a thousand lessons and activities that are aligned to Common Core and other state academic standards for math and computer science. The two companies met through a common investor, Foundry Group, which helped spark the initial conversations between the CEOs that ultimately led to this deal, according to Barberian. Education Technology STEM Maker and DIY Movement Mergers and Acquisitions

What Motivates Maker Educators?

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Researchers also asked respondents to share how many students in their maker clubs or classes hail from underrepresented groups in STEM fields. Another challenge for teachers is the need for more professional development and help in connecting maker activities to curriculum and academic standards. Who are the people spearheading maker education? And what motivates them? These are just a few of the questions behind a new study (PDF) from SRI International on the.

How to boost math skills in the early grades

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Although Illinois adopted Common Core standards in 2010, Berwyn North, a kindergarten through eighth-grade district with 3,084 students , had not yet incorporated the standards when Ayala and her new assistant superintendent, Amy Zaher, were hired in 2012. Related: Eight ways to introduce kids to STEM at an early age. That push for a common, connected curriculum also includes what happens before, and during, kindergarten.

Writing Is Still How We Communicate

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Among the biggest changes the Common Core Standards require is the shift in the burden of general literacy. And this has levied untold damage on student academic progress. And here we are, and the Common Core Standards (no matter what you might think of them) are asking all teachers to teach writing. It needn’t be some blank, sterile, and academic form that makes students wail and teachers squirm. Writing Is Still How We Communicate.

Can ‘Sober High’ schools keep teenagers off drugs?

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While the academic program here leads toward a regular Massachusetts high school diploma, the teaching is often tailored to address individual areas of weakness. Drug use, suspensions and expulsions have put many students here far behind academically. While Massachusetts high schools adhere to the relatively tough Common Core academic standards, at Independence Academy the priority is on meeting students where they are. Matt Langley on a break from class.