How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Can you give me an example of where you tried to be that teacher that you never had, and it did make a difference? Transcribed by Kymberli Mulford Biography as Submitted Tom Loud is a first-grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee.

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The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Herein lies the impetus of the work at Wells Elementary schoo l the past two years. For example, many quality blended activities allow students a certain level of choice over their learning path. blended learning edtech pedagogy Wells Elementary School

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.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Secondly, four examples of virtual reality programming in the classroom. 4 Virtual Reality Examples in Virginia. Example #1: An autistic student using VR. Example #2: VR and Beowulf. Example #3: A student designing fashion in VR.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

You know, the advocacy is not lost on them. This is a great example about how we can motivate our students and motivate ourselves to build that relationship just a little bit stronger.

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.

Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

It’s like that old cause-and-effect example that murders go up in the summer, and so do ice cream sales, so ice cream makes people murderous. Room 17, Powell Valley Elementary School. EDITORIAL.

Leadership as Process

Reading By Example

For example, when I arrived at my current elementary school, there was some interest in going schoolwide with the Lucy Calkins Units of Study for reading and for writing. It is October, which means it is school learning objective time.

Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

CUE

We characterize the standards as “smooth curves” in recognition that not every ten year old, for example, is going to be achieving at a fourth grade math level. During her early years in education she taught elementary and junior high school in New York City.

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. For example, our school has invested in Responsive Classroom training for staff and we have found it effective.

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Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise?

Reading By Example

For example, my son was recently assigned a family heritage project. These examples are, by definition, homework. One can understand with these examples why schools are starting to outright ban homework. As I write this, I am out on our back patio.

Civic Responsibility

Reading By Example

This post is a newsletter I am sending home to our elementary school families. Schools are being called to action to reverse the trend of Americans not participating in civic duties, for example a decline in people voting. For example, are the “3 R’s” – reading, writing, ‘rithmetic – mutually exclusive from social studies? For example, students interviewed Mineral Point city officials about the governing process.

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

Digital Promise

Elizabeth Forward School District leaders, for example, knew it was time to innovate when local employers informed them the district had hundreds of entry-level coding jobs that needed to be filled. Elizabeth Forward, for example, implemented middle school-level robotics to engage students in maker learning and activate their imaginations before they begin advanced computer science coursework in high school. Community Engagement and Advocacy.

#WhyNCTE15: Because we all need to know literacy

Reading By Example

As an elementary principal, I cannot remember the last time I attended a conference for administrators. How can you evaluate your teachers if you don’t know the difference between indicators of reading engagement, such as students selecting books based on interest, and reading compliance, for example being assigned books to read only based on level? Advocacy Leadership Literacy Principalship Reading Soapbox Writing NCTE wsraAs #ncte15 nears the end, tell us #whyncte15

Opting In

Reading By Example

In our Title I elementary school in Central Wisconsin, we have had students preview the computerized assessment. As our school’s principal, I want to set the example with regard to my position on this issue. Advocacy Assessment Leader as a Thinker Leadership principal as an advocate opting out portfolio assessment standardized testingTesting season is upon us.

Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

Before elementary school, the boy was diagnosed with autism, ADHD and anxiety, and in kindergarten he was placed in a small, self-contained class for kids with disabilities. Before kindergarten, Jennifer Choi’s son was denied special education services despite a diagnosis of ADHD.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

edWeb.net

A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, Director of Customer Advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts.

High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

The Hechinger Report

Since 2006, the share of California Hispanic 19-year-olds with a high school diploma has increased from 74 percent to 86 percent, according to the Campaign for College Opportunity, a California advocacy group. Her sisters “were an example and I wanted to be like them,” Alvarado said.

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A shocking number of young people can’t separate fact from fiction online

The Hechinger Report

For example, when presented with a tweet made from a liberal advocacy group, half of the students judged the tweet without bothering to click the link to read the source of information presented to advance the advocacy group’s claim. Photo: Getty Images.

Using teacher-leaders to improve schools

The Hechinger Report

The model stems from an idea laid out in a paper almost a decade ago by Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan Hassel, co-presidents of Public Impact, an education advocacy organization.

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.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Can you give me an example of where you tried to be that teacher that you never had, and it did make a difference? Tom Loud is first grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee.

How Schools Struggle to Serve Gifted Students with Disabilities

MindShift

Before elementary school, the boy was diagnosed with autism, ADHD and anxiety, and in kindergarten he was placed in a small, self-contained class for kids with disabilities.

The silence of school leaders on climate change

The Hechinger Report

But after attending an advocacy event in Washington two years later, and hearing that the U.S. Here, he visits third graders at Baywood Elementary School in Los Osos, California, in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District, where he serves as a board member.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

So you wouldn’t find, for example, with technology — Albemarle has been in a one-to-one environment for a number of years now, as has Charlottesville City.

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

NeverEndingSearch

REACTS Taxonomy Example of ideas from Synthesizing–Level 6. The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) was introduced at the NYLA-SSL Summer Institute this week. Happily, our friends in New York State are again sharing their fine work.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

edWeb.net

Kelley, Superintendent of Oak Park Elementary School District 97, IL, explained, this isn’t about deciding what technology a district uses. In her district, for example, they have four goals related to providing students the equal opportunity to learn.

David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

Buoyed by examples of new and significant commitments to OER by companies large and small, governments of all levels, and schools, it is easy to see that the future of instructional materials over the next decade will look very different than it has over the last decade.

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What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

Now, some school districts are pushing this job exploration into middle and even elementary school, convinced that helping students connect what they are learning to careers will not only deepen their engagement but also help them make more informed decisions about their educational paths. “In

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

Amesse Elementary at Denver Public Schools. Wybrant cites the North Dakota Access Pipeline as an example. Amesse Elementary. Amesse Elementary: A Montbello Children’s Network School at Denver Public Schools.

Dual-language programs benefit disadvantaged black kids, too, experts say

The Hechinger Report

Teachers Ivonne Kendrick and Milagro Nuñez lead preschool students at Houston Elementary School in a song during a time of “música y movimiento.” The growth has largely been driven by advocacy from white, affluent families, as well as by districts responding to an influx of immigrant students.

Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait

Edsurge

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 ). Do you support them in that advocacy as well?”

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. At least we’re at the table now,” said Carly Wright, advocacy director for SHAPE. “It APPLETON, Wisc.

Rhode Island’s New Law Mandates Recess for Kids

K-12 Schools - Education News

Elementary schools always claim to give recess, but researchers found that on a randomly-selected school day, only 79% had recess. Many parents and teachers believe that free play leads directly to bullying, for example. (Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons). By Julia Steiny.

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.