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.” This is pretty sage advice for anyone preparing for a journey or a new project, but how many people really take a solid look at their current situation before committing to establishing a growth mindset in their school? Many of us have been guilty of this error of omission more times than we would like to admit.

Empower Elementary Students to Build Life-long Body Confidence with New Activities and Lessons from Amazing Me 

Discovery Education

The Dove Self-Esteem Project and Discovery Education have teamed up to deliver the best in social and emotional learning (SEL), health, and confidence-building resources for elementary educators. In Confronting Comparisons to Build Body Confidence ?


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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. The comparison also addresses other issues impacting K-3 quality, including full-day kindergarten, teacher-to-student ratio requirements and instructional quality. Alyssa Auck. In the world of early learning policy, the disconnect between pre-K and K-3 policy is a popular topic of discussion.

The science of catching up

The Hechinger Report

A 2020 review of 100 tutoring programs found that intensive tutoring is particularly helpful at improving students’ reading skills during the early elementary years, and most effective in math for slightly older children.

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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.

Should rich families be allowed to fundraise a better public school education for their kids?

The Hechinger Report

This year, the Green Lake Parent Teacher Association paid about half that much to cover the cost of the elementary school’s vocal teacher and a portion of a full-time counselor’s salary, among other supports for students.

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. The best resource with a side-by-side comparison of Remind, Bloomz, Class Messenger and other tools is the comparison chart from Jessica Meacham. Jessica Meacham has a comparison of all of the parent-teacher communication systems.

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PROOF POINTS: Should parents value academic achievement or academic growth in a school?

The Hechinger Report

A fourth group, which saw only the demographic and income data, was used as a comparison. Columnists Elementary to High School Jill Barshay News Race and Equity Solutions Data and research income gap Parents School choice Segregation

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PROOF POINTS: Could more time in school help students after the pandemic?

The Hechinger Report

The schools used the extra time to increase English class to an hour and 45 minutes each day, for example, but students didn’t score higher on state reading or math tests afterward than students at comparison schools with a shorter school day.

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PROOF POINTS: A new experiment in turning classrooms into laboratories

The Hechinger Report

But these “action research” studies are often poorly designed without comparison or control groups and their conclusions — my idea worked! Columnists Coronavirus and Education Elementary to High School Jill Barshay News Data and research

Just 3% of scientists and engineers are Black or Latina women. Here’s what teachers are doing about it.

The Hechinger Report

In Maggie Waldner’s elementary school classroom in downtown Denver, math lessons rarely focus on rote memorization. What do we notice about how we solved a problem in comparison to others?

PROOF POINTS: Slim research evidence for summer school

The Hechinger Report

One of the most rigorous summer school studies looked at an unnamed Northeastern city that made summer school mandatory to elementary school children who failed year-end tests.

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. . Administrators All Subjects Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Productivity Students Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

The Hechinger Report

A student at Belmont-Cragin Elementary School. Lee Elementary, a Pre-K-8 school on Chicago’s southwest side. “I Stacy Stewart, principal of Belmont-Cragin Elementary School, credits personalized learning for helping to improve student engagement.

OPINION: How the racism of ‘good’ teachers can hurt kids

The Hechinger Report

Black students receive more detentions, more suspensions and more expulsions in comparison to white students, which can have chilling effects on students and their success in school. Elementary to High School Opinion Race and Equity Teacher Preparation

New data: Even within the same district some wealthy schools get millions more than poor ones

The Hechinger Report

O’Neal Elementary School, in Elgin, Illinois, none of the third graders could read and write at grade level according to state tests in 2019. Just nine miles away sits Centennial Elementary School, where 73 percent of third graders met grade-level standards on that same test.

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OPINION: Tribal colleges, lifeline to rural and disenfranchised Native communities, need our help more than ever

The Hechinger Report

In comparison, at other types of institutions 39 percent of students experienced food insecurity, 46 percent experienced housing insecurity and 17 percent experienced homelessness. The American Indian College Fund’s 2019-20 Student Ambassador cohort.

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

The Hechinger Report

Kline said she’s confident more students will take the end-of-year tests in March and April, when the city’s elementary schools are scheduled to be open to all students. Students in a third-grade class at a California elementary school participate in silent reading.

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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. 5 Idea Friday All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers

15 Real-World Lessons You Can Teach Kids NOW

The CoolCatTeacher

Students create budgets, shopping plans, and comparison shopping while learning about the effective use of credit. If you’re ready to help elementary-aged children understand financial literacy, Vault is the perfect course for you. Grade level: elementary grades.

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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.

Podcast pedagogy: Leveraging audio programs for learning


For students from elementary to high school, We Are Teachers offer suggestions. You can read comparisons of some of the top contenders here.

‘I can’t do this anymore’: How four middle schoolers are struggling though the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

For elementary kids, who were more likely to have caregivers overseeing their learning, attendance tended to be strong. By comparison, in the school building, he’d rarely felt comfortable raising his hand. “I

What Educators Need to know about Social Media, Online Bullying, and Hate Speech in Schools


8] Half of US states have laws about bullying in schools, and 12 states have laws specifically targeted at cyberbullying in elementary schools.[13]. Hate Speech on Social Media: Global Comparisons.” Cyberbullying in Elementary School.”

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. A new analysis from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) reveals that few teacher preparation programs either conduct any sort of screening or require specific coursework in the subject area knowledge traditionally taught in elementary grades.

OPINION: A U.S. history teacher scrambles to explain unprecedented attacks and desecration of democracy

The Hechinger Report

I scrolled through my memory for comparisons. Elementary to High School Future of Learning Opinion Race and Equity Teacher PreparationWhen I first saw footage of rioters storming the U.S.

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. K–12 Leaders Get Creative to Make the Case for Network Upgrades. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:02.

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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. However, just like any other profession the amount of bad educators pales in comparison to those who go above and beyond to help kids learn. It breaks my heart to see what is happening in a state that I hold dear to my heart.

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Distilling the essence: The practices student-centered schools say are core to their model

The Christensen Institute

In comparison, a tag like blended learning —although reported by schools at a comparable rate to PBL overall—was much less often chosen as a core practice. And Olympic Hills Elementary in Washington reported social justice focus as a core practice.

As coronavirus ravaged Indian Country, the federal government failed its schools

The Hechinger Report

At least two other schools — including Keams Canyon Elementary on the Hopi Reservation and Rocky Ridge Boarding School on the Navajo Nation — also had students or staff report to school after March 16. By comparison, only around 30 percent of BIE schools were doing the same.

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. It doesn''t have a MS Office / iWork equivalent and most people aren''t quite sure what to do with it. Drawing is a simple shape tool in which you can create and annotate simply graphics and illustrations.

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. As students work, their tests are instantly scored and available on the teacher dashboard, with a comparison to prior timed tests. Math used to be a tedious memorization of facts and formulas.

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? How much should a collective ‘WE’ spend on creating the best possible public education for ALL of our children?

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. During CS Ed Week, countless teachers and students experienced computer science for the first time. Whether it was their first, second, or hundredth time, I hope that this taste of CS left them hungry for more.