Thu.Apr 11, 2019

Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes

Neo LMS

In the previous installment of this series on empathy in schools, we had a look at how teachers can manage their classroom better by adopting a more empathic mindset. As I promised last time, I am now delving into the concept of empathy in the classroom as a way to improve the learning process.

Flip the Script: Student-Designed Units

Catlin Tucker

In a Twitter chat this month, I mentioned student-designed units. Several curious teachers asked for details, so here goes! My favorite unit each year is the unit my students’ design. We spend the entire year building up to it.

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Unconventional Project Based Learning That Engages Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Noa Daniel in Episode 469 of the 10-Minute Teacher Noa Daniel talks about how unconventional project-based learning and how we can engage students with learning. If you’re struggling with student engagement, this is for you. Listen to Noa Daniel Talk about Unconventional PBL Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Noa Daniel’s Bio as Submitted Noa is a passionate educator and an enthusiastic learner. She is a classroom teacher, podcaster, blogger.

10 Myths about Teaching with Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve been teaching technology for over fifteen years. While student familiarity with this tool has improved, one thing that never varies is the myths surrounding teaching with it.

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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.

What if teachers could no longer give B-minuses?

The Christensen Institute

In her bestselling book The Gift of Failure , Jessica Lahey tells the story of talking to parents who were unhappy because their child had received a B-minus. The story hits home, as Lahey explores the perils of not letting children fail because it robs them of opportunities to learn and develop.

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Innovators Creating Prosperity: Inyenyeri

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. Globally, almost three billion people depend on traditional biomass for cooking, a number that is expected to remain unchanged by 2030.

Coaches Do More Than Teach Athletics. They Build Strength On and Off the Field.

Edsurge

In senior year of high school, my football team once came back from being down 0-34 at halftime to win the Central Valley championship, 35-34, in overtime. It was the craziest thing we had ever done. My younger brother and I were teammates then—me on defense, him on offense.

Biblionasium Social Reading Site Earns Top Ratings From Educators

techlearning

Biblionasium is a social network that allows students to log books, review them, and share or recommend them to fellow kid readers

Students Create a Pop-Up Makerspace at a Domestic Violence Shelter

Edsurge

We pulled up to a building, which looked like a storefront from the outside. As we entered, anxiety set in—at least for me. The inside had a factory aesthetic, with old furniture strewn about and folding tables arranged in the center of the room.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

From the Ground Up: Building a New Classroom Culture

EdTechTeam

No matter where you teach and learn, two things are true about education: Change is constant Change is difficult.

So You Need a Compelling Question? How About a Couple Hundred?

techlearning

If we’re going to help our kids become knowledgable, engaged, and active citizens, they need to be solving problems and addressing questions

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Learning Spaces That Inspire and Innovate

CUE

When thinking about designing a new learning space, or making updates, changes or tweaks to an existing one, most educators pick up a catalog or start a pinterest board and their minds begin swimming through flexible seating options and fun shaped tables and desks.

NEW! Insert Image into Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

Insert Image Into a Cell It used to be that when you inserted an image into a Google Sheets spreadsheet it would float on top of the spreadsheet, not within the cell. To insert an image into the cell you would need the image URL from where the image was hosted and use the formula […]. The post NEW! Insert Image into Google Sheets appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

How David Foster Wallace Taught Students To Respond To One Another’s Writing

TeachThought - Learn better.

How David Foster Wallace Taught Students To Respond To One Another’s Writing by Terry Heick One of my favorite genres of writing is the essay, and one of my favorite essayists is David Foster Wallace. Wallace–or DFW if you’re okay with that–was equal part non-conforming, angst-ridden rebel and submissive lover of formal language and all […]. The post How David Foster Wallace Taught Students To Respond To One Another’s Writing appeared first on TeachThought.

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Teachers’ essential guide to cyberbullying prevention

eSchool News

What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is the use of digital media (such as websites, apps, and text messages) to intimidate, upset, or harm someone. It includes repeatedly sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, or mean content about someone else on purpose.

3 Important Questions Regarding “Success” in Schools

The Principal of Change

This article, “ 9 Simple Ways to Improve Your Life in 9 Short Days ,” has some excellent advice that could benefit many, educators and students alike. The first paragraphs on “success” struck me: Successful people live by a different set of rules.

5 steps to ensure accessibility

eSchool News

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow.

Typing.com Introduces Free District Accounts and Support Features

techlearning

“It’s our mission to make sure every student has the opportunity to learn the fundamental success skills of the 21st century,” said Austin Butler, Founder and President of Teaching.com, the creators of Typing.com.

Empowering Mathematics Communities at NCSM and NCTM

MIND Research Institute

MIND Research Institute colleagues have returned from a jam-packed week of great insights on important topics in mathematics education.

Nearpod Acquires Flocabulary

techlearning

Together, Nearpod and Flocabulary are used by teachers in 97 of the 100 largest US districts

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Webinar Announcement: The 5 Steps That All Edupreneurs Take

TeacherCast

Are you looking to turn your hobbies and dreams into income generating small business? Join us LIVE on April 16, 2019 for our Webinar. The post Webinar Announcement: The 5 Steps That All Edupreneurs Take appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

October 2019 T&L Leadership Summit in Chicago, Illinois

techlearning

Theme: Personalized Learning

NEW! Insert Image into Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

Insert Image Into a Cell It used to be that when you inserted an image into a Google Sheets spreadsheet it would float on top of the spreadsheet, not within the cell. To insert an image into the cell you would need the image URL from where the image was hosted and use the formula […]. The post NEW! Insert Image into Google Sheets appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

What It Means to Have Rigor in RTI Classrooms

MiddleWeb

Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom is a practical, research-based approach to the “what” and “how” involved in helping struggling students succeed. Erin Corrigan-Smith notes the authors' assurance that educators have the knowledge and power to make change happen. Book Reviews RTI Barbara R.

Acer Announces New Products

techlearning

At Acer’s Global Press Conference today, the company announced new PCs, Notebooks and Gaming Desktop computers  

10 Sites for creating a Backchannel

Technology Tidbits

" Backchannel is the practice of using networked computers to maintain a real-time online conversation alongside live spoken remarks. Wikipedia )" It is a term that has been around for awhile but not something I really looked into until I had the chance to use it at the WEMTA tech conference.

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Own It: Strategies to Transform Our Teaching

MiddleWeb

We ask our students to “step up” and own their work. Now it’s time for us to “step up to the challenge.” Whether you are a novice or a veteran, Alex Kajitani's book will be your guide to continuing your passion for teaching by helping you “own it,” writes Linda Biondi.

Dystopia 2153

Technology Tidbits

Dystopia 2153 is an innovative new site for coding/programming that I just found out about from Monica Burns. Dystopia is a fresh take on teaching STEM skills by helping kids learn how to code through a digital graphic novel w/ over 40 different coding games.

Poem In Your Pocket Days 2019

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We just wrapped up 2 days filled with poetry readings. For many years, we have been celebrating poetry month and national poem in your pocket day by hosting a poetry cafe in the library. During this 2-day event, every class in the school comes to the library for a 20-minute session.

Social Media is Filled With Stories

SpeechTechie

Exploring situations related to social media is right up our alley as social communication specialists. A client of mine recently started using some supervised group chatting and was making a few minor mistakes.

Educational Web Tools to Empower Students Voice in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

At the core of progressive pedagogy is the empowerment of students by giving them a voice in class and making them part of the decision making. Unlike traditional instruction where students are.read more

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To Boost Reading Comprehension, Show Students Thinking Strategies Good Readers Use

MindShift

Once students learn how to sound out words, reading is easy. They can speak the words they see. But whether they understand them is a different question entirely. Reading comprehension is complicated. Teachers, though, can help students learn concrete skills to become better readers.