Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects


The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue. One of the handful of studies of STS in schools found that more than 200 staff surveyed from across six schools reported very high levels of STS. How Schools Can Acknowledge Secondary Trauma. Take the 20-minute evidence-informed Trauma Responsive Schools Implementation Assessment to find out — and learn ways to grow your school’s work.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll. Only 47% of secondary students surveyed reported being engaged, enthusiastic and committed to their learning.


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Remote Work May Transform Higher Education. But Will Printers and Alexa Undermine Its Privacy?


But it may be enough to know the report exists and can be freely downloaded and doom-scrolled to assess the thinking of dozens of experts. Postsecondary and Secondary Credentials ” report. Postsecondary and Secondary Credentials.”

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Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). And a few weeks ago, an article on a survey conducted by the Oregon teachers union last spring to learn Oregon teachers’ opinions regarding annual state assessments observed that, “[s]urvey respondents were overwhelmingly extremely negative in their response to every question.”. Use adaptive assessment.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

Each day we were in remote learning, I sent a daily email with a video message for the community, links to all of our teacher’s daily plans, links to tech-support, and a daily check-in survey so parents could share how remote learning was going in their house.

How Kids Really Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

VICKI: Yeah, the thing I’m hearing you say is that you’re trying different ways and I’m actually having a flashback, at the end of the school year I do anonymous student surveys, I’ll ask you, “What do you like best, what do you like least.” All Grades Assessment Classroom Design Education Innovation Math Teachers Monday Motivation TeachersFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do kids learn and remember?

Modernizing student evaluation in 3 steps

eSchool News

The Algoma District School Board (ADSB), located in Ontario, Canada, serves a diverse group of 9,400 students across 39 elementary and 10 secondary schools. For the past number of years, our district has focused on diagnostic and formative assessment, and how to plan curriculum that implements deeper learning, while ensuring that teachers are equipped with the resources they need to assist every student.

Building a culture of academic integrity in a remote learning environment


A recent survey indicates that 93% of teachers believe students are more likely to cheat if attending school online. Designing formative assessments that are fair, varied, and rigorous. Read more: How to minimize cheating in online assessments.

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Panel Presentations: Connect Students with a Real Audience

Catlin Tucker

When I send home the parent survey (via Google Form) at the start of the school year, I always ask parents if they are interested in lending their expertise and time to be on a panel or assess student work. I find it interesting that most teachers at the secondary level do not ask parents to come into the classroom to help out. Secondary teachers are juggling so many students that it’s challenging to provide meaningful and timely feedback all by ourselves.

Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

polls, forms, or surveys. It is a robust, intuitive tool that makes forms and surveys easy to create for teachers and a snap to join for students (for example, no login required — just a class code). Polls, forms, and surveys. Polls, forms, and surveys are great options when teachers need to create sign-up sheets, push out formative assessments, auto-grade quizzes, and more. Survey Monkey. Survey Monkey can also be used as a warmup/exit ticket.

Teaching AP Students Remotely: What Does It Look Like?


How is assessment, instruction, and technology integration changing for our top performing high school students in light of Covid-19? Remote Learning AP Culture of Assessment. What is the impact that these recent assessment changes and technology integration have as they relate to AP?

Student Engagement Still Low in U.S. Schools

Reading By Example

I don’t often repost other bloggers’ content, so when I do… Scott McLeod shared on his blog survey results from Gallup about the level of engagement in learning that secondary students are experiencing. Assessment Connectedness engagement Leader as a Thinker Leadership Learning Teaching Dangerously Irrelevant Gallup poll Scott McLeod

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

We used three strategies to assess growth from fall to spring: Instructional walk trends, student engagement surveys, and digital student portfolios. Engagement surveys: Reading, specifically self-concept as a reader, the importance of reading, and sharing our reading lives. The reading engagement survey results were messy. The survey itself might not have been intermediate student-friendly. On Saturday, I shared why I was not at ISTE 2016.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

We used three strategies to assess growth from fall to spring: Instructional walk trends, student engagement surveys, and digital student portfolios. Engagement surveys: Reading, specifically self-concept as a reader, the importance of reading, and sharing our reading lives. The reading engagement survey results were messy. The survey itself might not have been intermediate student-friendly. On Saturday, I shared why I was not at ISTE 2016.

How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class


In a survey from the International Journal of Education, 97% of teachers reported never or seldom using a flexible curriculum for their students.[2] Our programs assign these lessons based on a student’s placement assessment and their demonstrated mastery.

7 Ways Data-Fueled PLCs Are Transforming Education


With PLCs, we decide as a team that ‘this’ is really what every student at Benton High School leaving Algebra 1 should know how to do,” says Brandy Beckman, Secondary Math Instructional Facilitator. Often, PLC groups take the lead in creating curriculum, resources, or assessments. Digital assessment platforms like Edulastic offer an easy way for teachers and administrators to collaborate on the creation of common assessments.

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Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. Key takeaways from the 2019 national survey include: The U.S. By Doug Cauthen.

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Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Secondary and middle schools in Ontario, Canada , are banning the use of cell phones during classes effective from September 2019. For a documentary, Screenager: Growing up on in the Digital Age , a survey was conducted which had more than 1,200 parents of middle school students as respondents. According to the survey, 55% of parents said that their children owned a cell phone. He also served on a number of curriculum and assessment committees.

Reducing Friction in OER Adoption

Iterating Toward Openness

In this vision of the world, OER replace traditional, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses. Last week I promised I would write a few posts about reducing friction with regard to OER.

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Who Will Teach the Children? The 3 Keys to Building Globally Competitive, World Class Schools

EdNews Daily

A recent study by the American Association for Employment in Education reported teacher shortages in more than half of the countries surveyed. Of the 73 per cent of English Local Education Agencies surveyed said their schools were struggling to find suitably qualified staff.

6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS


For example, in a survey investigating the impact of collaboration in the learning of secondary school Statistics, one school found out that students had a 11.8% Their effort as a team can be assessed more fairly using an LMS. Read more: Next Generation Learning: Assessments. How many times per day do students hear the phrase “get in groups/pair up”? Chances are that no matter the subject, they are told to collaborate quite frequently.

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To test or not to test? Educators weigh the value of standardized testing during a pandemic

The Hechinger Report

In the meantime, teachers are using other tools to identify the struggling readers the state test missed, including the use of assessments that can be taken at home. Scott Marion, executive director of the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment. “I

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How SEL Can Promote Hard Conversations About Mental Health


They also draw on the Communities That Care survey data, collected over a decade, to measure students’ well-being. This work is made possible through a social-emotional learning survey from Panorama Education and curriculum from Second Step. By combining all of this data, teaching SEL skills and doing the SOS assessment, not only are we having serious and meaningful conversations with families, but we are saving lives,” explains Dain. Download the Panorama SEL Survey.

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After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

Bryan Alexander

When I say “education” I’m thinking of the American education system, including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums. Law school and pre-law faculty could file briefs and publish assessments, or offer advice to activists and sympathetic legislators. Campus and association leaders could well deem net neutrality of secondary or tertiary importance, and not worth the resources in a time of fairly common financial stress.

Are You a Digital Threat to Your College? Read This to Find Out


million post-secondary educators are at risk of losing their jobs today by performing one single act: Posting on social media. He added: “On the one hand unis are pushing their staff to be active online, on the other they are assessing their use of social media.

Increasing Equity Through Student, Family, and Community Engagement

Balanced assessments provide data used to differentiate teaching and learning, and there’s an emphasis on creating a safe educational environment that acknowledges the cultures and lived experiences of the students and their families. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

The Edtech Industry Has 'Created a Mess'—Q&A with Mike Dorsey and Alan November


EdSurge caught up briefly with November and Mike Dorsey, Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Houston Independent School District, at ISTE for this week's podcast. By the way, have you taken our EdSurge On Air survey yet? Alan November is a big-name educational consultant who was once a champion of technology in the classroom.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

The difference in the performance between each ESEA subgroup (as defined in this document) within a participating LEA or school and the statewide average performance of the LEA’s or tate’s highest achieving subgroups in reading/language arts and mathematics as measured by the assessments required under the ESEA. completion of a minimum course of study, content mastery, proficiency on college- and career-ready assessments, etc.) Student survey .

Bridge International Academies; a model for innovation

The Christensen Institute

Transparency International Teacher Absenteeism Survey, 2004-2011 (Data for Bridge is for 2017). Today, Bridge provides secondary school scholarships for some of its primary school graduates, understanding the value of an excellent primary school education diminishes without access to secondary school. That kind of impact, when assessed with any measure of objectivity, is excellent. Today, 263 million children around the world don’t attend school.

Giving Students a Voice

Digital Promise

When schools find ways to welcome student opinions — to partner with students “as stakeholders in their own learning,” especially at the secondary level — they do more than equip students with tools for lifelong success. Educators can use surveys and other research methods to routinely gather data or ask students what’s happening in the hallways and bathrooms, how they feel about the content and structure of classes, and for suggestions on school policies, culture, and climate.

Innovative Partnerships Help to Create Equal Opportunities

A survey at the end of each school year determines which district organizations have done a great job, and which ones need to improve in specific areas. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

A Simple Lesson Structure for Fostering Student Engagement #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

Last week our school surveyed almost 100 families about remote instruction. Next are two examples, one primary and one secondary, to show how this structure could be utilized in classrooms, online or in-person. Secondary Level.

How Brain Research Helped Retool Our School Schedule for Remote Learning


As a research-informed school, we surveyed all our constituencies—teachers, students, parents and caregivers—and a certain alignment emerged. Teachers used direct instruction to impart core knowledge, and gave students formative assessments to make sure they understood the material.

With Budget Cuts Looming, Here’s How Districts Will Decide What to Keep or Cut


The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, for example, limits the use of school-improvement funds to interventions that benefit student learning as documented by at least one well-designed and well-implemented research study.