Sat.Dec 01, 2018

Rosa Parks Would Not Give Up Her Seat On This Day In 1955 – Here Are Related Resources

Larry Ferlazzo

Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat on this day in 1955. It was part of a long-planned political strategy, and not just because she was tired. You might be interested in Best Resources For Teaching About Rosa Parks & 60th Anniversary Of The Montgomery Bus Boycott.

From foster care to college

The Hechinger Report

Western Michigan sophomore Kayla Mayes has been in foster care for as long as she can remember. The Seita Scholars Program gives her academic, financial and emotional support. Photo: Sean Proctor for Hechinger/HuffPost.

A Look Back: “How Income Affects The Brain” & What We Can Do About It

Larry Ferlazzo

This blog has gained many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here.

The Importance Of Knowledge In Progressive Education

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The Importance Of Knowledge In Progressive Education by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development I recently recorded a podcast that explored differing approaches to the role and importance of knowledge in teaching and learning.

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.

Guest Post: The Writing Recipe – How “Essay Framing for ELL” Creates Confidence Writers in ALL of Us!

Larry Ferlazzo

Over the past few months, I’ve published several series of guest posts from teachers of English Language Learners: one on teaching math , another on ELLs and Special Needs , yet another on teaching Science to ELLs, and one on teaching Social Studies to ELLs.

Watch and Learn

Reading By Example

I was in a 4th-grade classroom, conducting an instructional walk. The class was being led by the teacher in a shared reading of Little House in the Big Woods. While the students followed along in their copy of the text as the teacher read aloud, my mind was tempted to go toward assumptions about whole class novel studies. They are teacher-directed and do not provide for student voice and choice. One common text does not address different reading abilities.

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Kathy Noble was my son Colin’s special-education teacher. Back in 1999, when Colin was 10, my conversations to date with doctors, therapists and psychologists had been largely focused on Colin’s disability. But my discussions with Ms. Noble focused on Colin: his unique sense of humor, his all-consuming fascination with Harry Potter books, and his uncanny ability to catalog facts regarding the myths and folktales of cultures across the globe.

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Larry Ferlazzo

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here. You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES ON CLASS INSTRUCTION IN 2018 – PART TWO.

Fantasy and reality

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pixabay Here are some of my recent (and random) thoughts about the future, science fiction and technology reality. It's not meant to be an essay, but is more a free flow of ideas around these themes.

New Year’s Is Coming Up – Here Are Related Teaching & Learning Resources

Larry Ferlazzo

nickgesell / Pixabay. New Year’s will be coming-up soon! And since school’s are usually only in session for the first two-or-three weeks of December, we don’t have much time to including related lessons in our curriculum.

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.

7 Good Collaborative Bookmarking Tools to Use in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The web is a treasure trove of interesting resources to use for a variety of educational purposes. To leverage the educational potential of the web and be able to make the best of it in more

iPad Apps for Teaching World History

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a collection of some great iPad apps we compiled specifically for history teachers. We have based our selection on World History collection in iTunes App Store and have also added more

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