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9 social-emotional learning strategies to use in the new year

eSchool News

Following the 2020-2021 school year, educators can look back with pride–and exhaustion–on all we have learned. We have learned to teach in brand new modalities like remote and hybrid learning, foster more student independence, and adapt instruction to a huge variety of learning needs.

Classroom Travels with Twitter: An Evolution

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Most teachers I know have used Twitter in their classes either to communicate with parents, share homework with students, for group study, to research on a topic, crowd source ideas with colleagues, or a myriad of other purposes ( click here for more ideas ).


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Paper Bobsled: STE(A)M Olympics-Related Lesson

User Generated Education

I’ve discussed experiential learning in The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning and the lesson I describe in this post meets the characteristics I described in that blog post: In an effort to engage students both in a STEM activity and learn more about the Olympics, I created a lesson on bobsledding. Standards Addressed.

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Teacher Engagement Part II: Emotional Engagement

Catlin Tucker

How do teachers feel about their work? How dedicated or emotionally connected do they feel to their work? What factors cause teachers to feel fulfilled by this work?

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Neuroscience, the Pandemic and the U.S. Education System

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark “We stand on the threshold of important new advances in neuroscience that will yield increased understanding of brain functioning and the way we learn. How we use this new information to teach our children may well be the most important question of our lifetime.”

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7 Mindsets Announces Investment by Gauge Capital

EdNews Daily

7 Mindsets, the leading provider of online social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum and professional development to K-12 districts and schools, has partnered with middle-market private equity firm Gauge Capital to provide growth capital and to recapitalize the company for rapid expansion.

Active Listening Strategies For Charismatic Student Conversations

TeachThought - Learn better.

As teachers incorporate collaborative learning in their lesson plans, it is critical that they model active listening to their students. The post Active Listening Strategies For Charismatic Student Conversations appeared first on TeachThought.

The New Year and the Fine Art of Complaining

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Some people just love to complain. You know them or maybe you are one of them. In an article in the New York Times Opinion section, Samantha Irby claimed, “To complain is to truly be alive.” For her, complaining is comforting, “a hot bath” for her feelings.

PROOF POINTS: Combining remote and in-person learning led to chaos, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Teachers described their challenges in combining in-person and remote teaching in a University of California, Santa Cruz, study published in January 2022. Credit: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Aligning Literacy Curriculum Across the District

EdNews Daily

By Michelle Robinette Not long ago at Midlakes Schools, our teachers leaned on their own varied backgrounds and experiences that informed their approaches to teaching students to read and write. They aligned well with one another within each grade, but vertical alignment was more challenging.

How Pull-Out Models Can Be Collaborative


Co-teaching is the preferred way to serve multilinguals, but it's not the only way to collaborate with colleagues. Language specialist Tan Huynh shows how we can make pull-out services more impactful with co-planning that emphasizes both grade-level content and language skills.


Head in the Cloud? Overcoming the Great Resignation through Technological Investment in Education

EdNews Daily

By Brandy Keller According to November Figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, from September 2020 to September 2021, the education sector experienced about 3.3 million employee resignations. These numbers are the highest the education sector has seen.

Are learning gaps stabilizing?

eSchool News

Although wide learning gaps still exist for students across the U.S., those gaps do show signs of somewhat stabilizing, according to new research illustrating the scale and disproportionate nature of the disruption to students’ learning from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Hands-on Math with Howie: Candy Calculations

EdNews Daily

By Howie Templer Welcome to the first in a series of posts featuring fun, hands-on math projects you can do with your elementary math students. Each of these projects can be done with a minimum of fuss and expense in your classroom. I’ll share 3 projects per post, each with a special theme.

Canva Jamboard Background

Teacher Tech

Try designing your backgrounds for Google Jamboard in Canva. Canva Jamboard Backgrounds are easy and make your Jams really Jam! The post Canva Jamboard Background appeared first on Teacher Tech. Canva Google Jamboard google Google Jamboard GoogleEDU jamboard

OPINION: A master’s degree gives students an edge with fast-moving technology

The Hechinger Report

Graduate school enrollment has fallen during the pandemic; some observers are now challenging the fundamental value of master’s degrees or portraying them as mere revenue-generators for universities.

Assessing My First Semester of ‘Ungrading’

ED Surge

The original version of this article appeared in Grading for Growth. In fall 2021, I took my first steps into the world of ungrading. Inspired by Susan D. Blum’s book “ Ungrading ,” I went fully gradeless in my upper-level Euclidean Geometry class.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Quadriplegic Controller Project: Engineering for Social Good

Cycles of Learning

I was honored to teach an elective class called "Engineering for Social Good" last semester. Our final project in the course was the design of computer controllers for individuals with quadriplegia.

How My Middle School Basketball Coach Turned Me Into a Pro-Educator

Mindspark Learning

Say what you want about the high school jock, but she is more likely to have graduated, attended more classes, and performed better on her statewide assessments. So, does picking up a ball raise your IQ? It does. But not in the way you think.

K-12 Dealmaking: Texthelp Makes Acquisition; Austrian Company GoStudent Announces Major Fundraise

Marketplace K-12

Texthelp has acquired Don Johnson, Inc., in a pairing of companies focused on technology for special needs populations, and European tutoring provider GoStudent has raised €300 million.