Growth Mindset Comparison for Educators

Think Through Math

Christina Pereira, 4th Grade Teacher Campbell Elementary School. Most educators have heard the cliché, “look before you leap.”

Three ways to help end the disconnect between pre-k and early elementary education

The Hechinger Report

This week, Education Commission of the States released a 50-State Comparison and Companion Report summarizing state statutes, rules and regulations related to K-3 quality. Alyssa Auck.

Why Bloomz is the Best Parent-Teacher Communication System for Me (and Probably You)

The CoolCatTeacher

In this blog post, I’m going to share three things: Comparison with Other Apps – How does Bloomz compare to other tools? See a full comparison of every feature. Jessica Meacham has a comparison of all of the parent-teacher communication systems.

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Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. .

Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains


Overall Comparisons for Students in Grades K–5 In addition to the increase in students working at or above grade level, the percentage of students working on skills two or more grade levels below their grade decreased from 19 percent to only two percent. In comparison, students in the non-Core5 schools increased their RIT score by 12 points on average.

5 Ways to Hack Homework and Get Better Results with Connie Hamilton

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. As a teacher, Connie taught various elementary grades and 8th grade ELA.

Graphic Organizers with Google Drawing

The Electric Educator

I recently presented a half-day workshop on Google Drive to a group of elementary teachers in Dexter, Michigan. Elementary Google Drawing Google Drive Google Drawing is the forgotten stepchild of Google Drive.

K–12 Leaders Get Creative to Make the Case for Network Upgrades

EdTech Magazine

Two years ago, IT Services Director AJ Phillips needed to persuade her school board to purchase new network infrastructure, so she tapped her prior experience as an elementary school teacher and presented a show-and-tell. Educate Stakeholders About Cost Comparisons and Success Stories.

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Peer Instruction 3.0 – When students do the teaching…with video

Turn to Your Neighbor

The comparison with writing is two fold. contact-form] Filed under: Best Practices , Elementary School , Flipped classroom , flippedtip , fliptip , High Schools , How to flip a class , How to flip your classroom , Humanities , Making good videos , Middle School , Peer Instruction , Screencasts , Small class sizes , Social Sciences , The Neighborhood , What is a flipped classroom? Inaugural Neighborhood Innovators: Bretzmann, Cernaro, Lovdahl, Morris, Thomasson (Left to Right).

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What Can the “Simpsons” Teach Us about Educational Technology?

More Verbs

Audrey Armitage at EdWeek draws a comparison between an episode of the Simpsons where the elementary school disastrously implements educational technology and Education Week’s recent Technology Counts 2015 report. Not surprisingly, the fictional school’s ed-tech effort fails spectacularly and comedically. A massive power surge destroys the new devices and leaves Springfield’s educators at a loss for effective instruction ideas.

Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom


There are a number of analogue printables aides online that will help elementary school teachers bring a new dimension to story-time.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

See’s comparisons of CS curricula by grade level: elementary curricula. This article originally appeared on The Advocate from the Computer Science Teachers Association. Read the original version here.

Governor Christie’s Guide to Destroying a Great Education System #NJED

A Principal's Reflections

Both of my parents were public educators; my father an elementary principal in Hackettstown and my mother an elementary teacher in Flemington. This recognition has been validated by state-by-state data comparisons.

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Do teacher prep programs need an overhaul?

eSchool News

Teacher prep programs are failing to pay attention to the content knowledge teacher candidates need, and an astonishingly high number of elementary teacher candidates fail professional licensing tests teach year, according to a new report.

To the Citizens of BC

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Here are some graphs from Statistics Canada: Summary Elementary and Secondary School Indicators for Canada, the Provinces and Territories, 2006/2007 to 2010/2011. To the Citizens of British Columbia, Canada, How important is a good, free, public education system to you and to our society?

Giving Students Choice in Reading Helps Stem the ‘Summer Slide’

Digital Promise

Based on these encouraging results, we expanded the intervention at the same elementary school the following year, running book fairs for four classes. The comparison group, however, was modified. For the past two years, we have had the opportunity to feel like Santa Claus in June, delivering bags of presents to elementary school students. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

Programs are geared to the particular learning of Elementary and Middle School, and Middle and High School with games and lessons aligned to state and national standards like Common Core, TEKS and MAFS. Math used to be a tedious memorization of facts and formulas.

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve included a comparison matrix with features to help you figure out what system is best for you. So maybe I’m a social studies teacher, I’m teaching middle school, I’m teaching high school, it could even obviously do it down in Elementary School as well.

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.


In comparison with a traditional classroom-based learning, a blended learning offers a teacher much more flexibility and shifts a teacher-centered classroom toward the student-centered one.

How TV Can Help In The Classroom And On The Field

Ask a Tech Teacher

Educational Shows For Elementary. Those teaching elementary age children can find a lot of shows that teach everything from math to vocabulary, and even health topics. Maybe even let the kids pick different titles to teach them how to make comparisons.

Swarming the Classroom


Contemporary classrooms (from elementary school to graduate school) are structured similar to a manufacturing line and typically produce students who are full of information. Dr. Rosenberg’s comparison is fascinating. Rosenberg – Schwandt “Brain of Brains” classroom comparison.

Black teachers matter, for students and communities

The Hechinger Report

Charter schools in the district have different grade configurations and staffing considerations, precluding an apple-to-apples comparison. When it comes to teachers’ roles in shaping anti-racist communities, it’s better to show than to tell.

Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

The Mobile Native

Comprising students and teachers from 24 elementary, middle and high schools across the country, VILS provides individualized, on-site and virtual professional development tailored to address specific areas for improvement at each school as identified by a preliminary needs assessment.

The Value of Usage Data as the First Step in Edtech Research

It shows where a comparison study might be feasible. Since receiving her MSEd from Northwestern University, she worked as a curriculum developer, an elementary school teacher and math specialist, an instructional designer, and product manager.

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How Extra Arts Education at School Boosts Students’ Writing Scores — And Their Compassion


The show left an impression on the students at Codwell Elementary, according to their teacher Shelea Bennett. The puppeteer’s show was part of an effort to expand arts education in Houston elementary and middle schools. The study, released Tuesday through the Houston Education Research Consortium, looked at elementary and middle schools — which predominantly served low-income students of color — that expressed interest in participating in Houston’s Arts Access Initiative.

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

The Hechinger Report

By comparison, whiter metros such as Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis have some of the lowest concentrations of security guards.

Think Tank: No Correlation Between Teacher Pay, Student Test Scores

K-12 Schools - Education News

Mat Holton, superintendent of the Chaffey high school district, called it “a flawed comparison on many levels,” adding that the “API is an obsolete metric that was suspended unanimously by the California Board of Education earlier this year.”

Halloween Treats To Keep Learners Focused

The ASIDE Blog

Source: Halloween Costumes We work in an elementary school. They are just the right mix of visually appealing graphics with real numbers to engage students in making comparisons regarding sales, percentages, popularity, and more.

An introduction to Bloom’s taxonomy

Linways Technologies

Teachers can assess by asking for summaries, comparisons, deductions, descriptions etc. Here, students should be able to break down knowledge into it’s elementary modules to draw connections between ideas and utilize critical thinking. What is Bloom’s taxonomy?

Report Shows School Suspensions Amount to 18 Million Days

K-12 Schools - Education News

The report, “ Are We Closing the School Discipline Gap ,” looked at data for every school district across the country, finding school systems in Missouri, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania that have an “alarming” suspension rate of 20% or higher among their elementary school students.

Non-white teachers have increased 162 percent over the past 30 years, but they are also more likely to quit

The Hechinger Report

For comparison, the number of non-white students increased by 96 percent during these same 30 years. Hispanic teachers numbered more than 335,000 and the number of non-white teachers surpassed 760,000 in the 2015-16 school year. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

If I Could Get 1 Piece of Technology for My Classroom, It Would Be.


An Elementary Teacher''s Opinion Staples recently contacted me to see if I''d be interested in reviewing a few pieces of technology. You can view the complete comparisons by clicking here to see the Samsung and here to see the Acer specifications. A Chromebook of Course! -

Garageband for iPad


Language concepts can be emphasized as instruments are explored, as well as comparison between different types of instruments within each category (e.g.

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Study finds that new principals can boost student achievement — with a little help

The Hechinger Report

For example, an elementary school in New York City, which was part of the intervention, might be compared with two different elementary schools in other cities with similar poverty rates, demographics and student achievement levels. That means if the comparison school scored at the 50th percentile — in the middle — then the students in the principal pipeline school would have been likely to score at 56th percentile.

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What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

Digital displays, by comparison, have a fixed screen size. In elementary schools, students in multiple classrooms can simultaneously view virtual field trips, author talks or other content. Considering an education projector for your classrooms or lecture hall?