Sun.Jan 27, 2019

Fundamentals of More Positive Relationships Between Administrators & Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Kid-Centric Schools: When There's a Will There's a Way

A Principal's Reflections

When I wrote Uncommon Learning back in 2015, the premise was to set the stage as to how we could create schools that work for kids. A good deal of the strategies presented came from what we successfully implemented at New Milford High School where I was the former principal.

FETC 2019: How Small K–12 Schools Can Keep Their Networks Secure

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: How Small K–12 Schools Can Keep Their Networks Secure. eli.zimmerman_9856. Sun, 01/27/2019 - 18:48. Independent schools and small districts rely heavily on technology to supplement smaller budgets and staffs , which means it is essential to have airtight cybersecurity measures in place.

Update: North Dakota Innovation Academy

Dangerously Irrelevant

Back in October I blogged that CASTLE and I were launching a 7-day Innovation Academy for school leaders in North Dakota.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Another tool to improve student mental health? Kids talking to kids

The Hechinger Report

Taos High students work together to untie a “human knot” during an icebreaker led by seniors during the school’s 2018 EQ Retreat. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. TAOS, N.M.

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As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

The Hechinger Report

Students at Walker Valley High School in Cleveland, Tennessee, work with machinery in the school’s mechatronics lab. Photo: Trxlation for The Hechinger Report.

Should Tech Coaches Start Thinking Like Administrators?

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick welcome Educoach cofounder Shira Leibowitz and Tech Coach Kitty Tripp onto the podcast to help us learn how to create a culture of professional learning in our school districts. The post Should Tech Coaches Start Thinking Like Administrators?

4 Things Every Student Should Do Every Day

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Things Every Student Should Do Every Day by Terry Heick Just a quick post meant to be quantitatively modest (only four) and qualitatively useful/practical. A list like this could get long fast. Off the top of my head, any teacher can come up with hundreds of ‘things’ it would be ‘good’ for students to […]. The post 4 Things Every Student Should Do Every Day appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Terry Heick

OPINION: Seven lessons on proficiency education

The Hechinger Report

Here in Connecticut, we have been watching closely as Maine experiments with proficiency-based learning. Known by the U.S.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

What Is Swarm Problem Solving?

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Is Swarm Problem Solving? contributed by Dr. Jamie Schwandt, (Ed.D.) “It It would be unlikely that it would be a fish that discovered water, or a bird air.” – Chinese Proverb A common metaphor used by Arthur Conan Doyle in his Sherlock Holmes stories is that of links, chains, and threads. Alan Macfarlane writes in On Creative […]. The post What Is Swarm Problem Solving? appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking

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5 big ideas for education innovation in 2019

eSchool News

Over the last year, education innovators around the country continued to pursue expanded definitions of student success, personalized approaches, and wholly new models of school. For many, the very real challenges of change management and discovering ways to promote scale with quality dominated 2018.

Thoughtfulness To Further Growth

The Principal of Change

Some things I have been thinking about… Sometimes being “thoughtful” is used as a stall tactic not to move forward or grow. We should be thoughtful of all the decisions that we make (obviously), but that thoughtfulness should be focused in the movement forward.

6 reasons why immersive speech-language classrooms work

eSchool News

There’s a classroom in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Penn., where the kids play and sing with the friends they have made. Laughter echoes off the walls adorned with artwork. They read stories aloud, have table time, engage in the latest STEAM activities, and follow the general curriculum.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Google Sheets: What is the Time Difference

Teacher Tech

Calculate How Long Between Times I have access to a shared conference room. I wanted to make a report on how often the conference room is being utilized. I coded to extract the list of calendar events and event start and end dates. The problem is that does not tell me how long the room […]. The post Google Sheets: What is the Time Difference appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Google Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

Start the Lesson Strong with Pre-Assessments

MiddleWeb

Prior to teaching your lessons, it’s important to gauge where students are in their knowledge of the topic. Instructional expert Barbara Blackburn suggests trying student-friendly strategies for pre-assessment – quick teacher-directed options or focused formal pre-tests.

Selected Education and EdTech Content From Across the Web w/e 01-26-19

EmergingEdTech

Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Power Up the Collaborative Writing Process with a Writing Workshop

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Educators who engage students in the collaborative writing process can help them acquire the 21st-Century Skills needed to be successful in school and beyond. A digital writing workshop can provide students with opportunities to become active participants in their own learning.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Beyond Music & Weather: 3 Ways to Get Smart with Smart Speakers

The Innovative Educator

Smart speakers were " The Gift " of the 2018 holiday season. By the end of 2019 they are expected to be in about half of all American households. Alexa has a 66% share of the market. Google has 29%. HomePod has just 5%. Currently the top use for the device is playing music.

Google Sheets: What is the Time Difference

Teacher Tech

Calculate How Long Between Times I have access to a shared conference room. I wanted to make a report on how often the conference room is being utilized. I coded to extract the list of calendar events and event start and end dates. The problem is that does not tell me how long the room […]. The post Google Sheets: What is the Time Difference appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Google Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

Why Mindfulness And Trauma-Informed Teaching Don’t Always Go Together

MindShift

Mindfulness is a fast growing trend both in the world generally and in schools. Teachers are turning to the practice as a simple way to restore calm to the classroom , help students find some quiet space, and build self-regulation skills. Some teachers say their personal mindfulness practice has helped them respond more calmly to students and helps them keep perspective.

Interactive Simulations for Math and Science

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

PhET is a very good platform that offers free interactive simulations to help students develop a an informed understanding of a variety of phenomena covering science, physics and math.read more

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Proven Tactics That Combat Contract Cheating

Turnitin

Proven Tactics That Combat Contract Cheating, Crowdsourced From our Teacher Network so that you can fight contract cheating

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Here Is An Excellent Math Website for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

MathGames provides 1200 different ways to practice math, ranging from Pre-K all the way to the 8th grade. Parents and Teachers get instant feedback on their students progress and can decide which.read more

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How to keep overbearing, micromanaging parents from stressing you out as a teacher

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: How to deal with difficult parents as a teacher. Overbearing and micromanaging parents can be incredibly stressful to work with, so here are some mindset shifts that will help protect your energy. Today’s episode is in response to a listener question I received. Submit your question for the podcast here!