Sun.Mar 22, 2020

How To Be Kind In #covid19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We can separate in physical distance, but we don’t have to be apart in heart.

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Creating Interactive Lessons Through App Smashing

A Principal's Reflections

Remote learning has been thrust upon school districts. The result has been disruptive change like we have never seen before. In a previous post, I shared some broader ideas to help navigate these uncharted waters.

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OPINION: Four effective strategies for parents who are now homeschooling their children

The Hechinger Report

Millions of parents nationwide have been thrust without warning into the role of homeschool educator for the first time. This stark and sobering experience is the new reality. We are longtime educators, as are our wives. There are five children in Brian’s family. Jon’s family has three.

Teach Math Remotely with Pear Deck

Teacher Tech

Stacey Roshan is the master of teaching math. I was going to put “with Pear Deck” but she’s an awesome math teacher so I just want to end the period after the word math. She teaches both face to face math and an online AP Calculus class.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

No longer ruled out: an educator develops strategies to keep court-involved students in school

The Hechinger Report

Several years ago, social worker Lisa María Rhodes began working closely with a new segment of the George Washington Carver High School student body, immigrant students who arrived from Central America and were placed with family members who had been drawn to New Orleans by jobs as the flooded city rebuilt from Hurricane Katrina.

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Tech & Learning Leadership Roundtables Online: Protecting Students by Planning Ahead


TL's exclusive online webinar sessions allow leaders from education to discuss remotely online the key issues which are impacting the industry

Microsoft Teams Meeting: Setting Students as Attendees

Teacher Tech

By default when you add participants to a Teams Meeting they are added as presenters. This poses an issue since students can mute each other, remove each other from the Meeting and stop the recording. Use Calendar When creating a Meeting with your students go to Calendar in Microsoft Teams.

Online Teaching Reflection: Day -10

Cycles of Learning

Like teachers all around the globe I am in the process of transforming my face-to-face classroom instruction into one that is delivered 100% virtually from my living room. Below is the daily schedule that my school, Sonoma Academy, is transitioning to.

Repost: EPIC! Books free and very useful in context of telepractice


This is a repost from 5 years ago (I will do this here and there to point out resources useful in telepractice).

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

5 Virtual Teaching Strategies We’re Using


With the increase of schools worldwide offering distance learning or virtual schools in response to the COVID19 outbreak, middle grades teacher Tan Huynh details how his Saigon international school has developed one-to-one online learning for students since February 3. The Unstoppable EL Teacher Virtual Teaching collaboration curriculum planning distance learning Empowering ELLs office hours Tan Huynh technology Unstoppable EL Teacher virtual school

Close Reading Tips for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Close reading is an essential survival skill specially now that we live in a data-saturated world where we are constantly bombarded by all forms of textual and non-textual stimuli. At its core, more

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Free #RemoteLearning Curriculum from @TeachingMatters

The Innovative Educator

Launching remote learning? Get a weeks worth of student-facing home learning resources aligned to the NYC schools' remote learning curriculum. It's also available in Google Classroom. More week. Visit the Teaching Matters Site to download the curriculum for your grade and subject

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Leader #Podcast

The Principal of Change

Since I initially recorded this podcast in early February, a lot in our world has changed since then. Instead of posting this now, I hope that you can glean some insights from what I am sharing and create some ideas to apply to today’s context.

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.

Free Family Engagement Tool For Impacted Schools and Districts

eSchool News

PowerMyLearning, a national nonprofit, is committed to helping school and district leaders who are mobilizing to implement remote learning plans in response to COVID-19. We know how critical it is for you to support students’ learning while also keeping families connected. PowerMyLearning Family Playlists® can help make that transition smoother. Unlike other online initiatives, Family Playlists use families’ phones, so families can fully participate without having a laptop or computer at home.

Everything a Teacher Needs To Know About Cover Letters

Fractus Learning

New teachers are eager to start teaching their first-class, and experienced teachers may want to apply for another teaching job. The challenge of writing a cover letter to accompany the resume could almost convince potential candidates not to apply for the teaching job. [.]. Educators

For This Year’s College-Bound, The Future Is In Turmoil


This spring was supposed to be an exciting time for Xander Christou. He’s a senior in high school in Austin, Texas, and was looking forward to all the fun: prom, senior skip day and of course, graduation. But all that’s now out the window. “There’s a sense that it’s incomplete,” says Christou. The school district has closed until April 3rd and Christou says he has this feeling that a unique chapter in his life — senior year — is slipping away.