Sat.Dec 01, 2018

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.

The Importance Of Knowledge In Progressive Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

How Do We Make Edtech More Effective? (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do With Technology)

Edsurge

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.

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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 your.read more

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.

Sleigh Bells Ring…Is Anyone Listening?

MiddleWeb

A librarian introduces Mary Tarashuk's 4th graders to The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate. Mary builds on the true story, taking its cross cultural message to social studies and ELA, and applies its story of rededication to her own teaching.

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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.

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.