Sun.Nov 04, 2018

How to Hold Better Meetings

The CoolCatTeacher

Rushton Hurley on Episode 386 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Rushton Hurley gives us ideas for improving meetings.

The Demonization Of Immigrants As Invaders, And What Teachers & Students Can Do About It

Larry Ferlazzo

Free-Photos / Pixabay. In the run-up to Tuesday’s election, President Trump and his allies have been using the “migrant caravan,” comprised of refugees fleeing Central American gang violence, to ramp up fear of immigrants as “invaders.”

What Learners Really Need

A Principal's Reflections

A great deal has changed since I began writing this blog back in 2009. For starters, my primary device to connect on Twitter was a Blackberry. I didn’t even have a Facebook page until a year later.

3 Ways to Develop Leaders in Your School or Classroom

The Principal of Change

I used to get teased mercilessly by some saying that everyone in education can be a “leader.” ” If you think of leadership in the traditional context, it is more about positions of authority than it is about ability.

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.

Here’s A Neat Student Project: Transcribe Historical Papers For The Library Of Congress

Larry Ferlazzo

jarmoluk / Pixabay. Quite a few museums and libraries have projects where anyone, including students, can transcribe historical handwritten documents. There’s quite a variety, and they would be cool student projects.

TEACHER VOICE: Justice and equity for all students? We aren’t there yet

The Hechinger Report

. “Teachers treat kids differently when they do the same thing. Often with a white kid, they just laugh it off as no big deal, while a kid of color faces consequences.”. “As As a white girl, no one gets suspicious of anything I do. Adults always assume I’m doing the right thing,”.

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Despite decades of pledging to hire more black faculty, most universities didn’t

The Hechinger Report

Robert Palmer felt lucky. He got a job right out of grad school at Binghamton University in upstate New York, one of the largest schools in the State University of New York system. “I I was ecstatic,” he says. But I knew it would probably be a cultural adjustment.”. He had just finished his Ph.D. in higher education administration at Morgan State University, a Historically Black College (HBCU) in Baltimore where more than 60 percent of faculty are black.

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Larry Ferlazzo

BiljaST / Pixabay. Five years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention.

Teaching and Tech From Across the Web, w/e 11-03-18


Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Video: “40 Haunting Images from WWI”

Larry Ferlazzo

bmewett / Pixabay. I’m adding this new video from Reading Through History to The Best Resources For Learning About World War I : social studies video

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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.

Teaching ELLs with Short Animated Videos


Short animated videos are excellent for supporting literacy skills while making learning fun. For English learners they can serve as a scaffold when studying story elements. Valentina Gonzalez shares a multi-day video plan and lots of films, including some award winners.

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Guest Post: Making Social Studies Accessible to Elementary English Language Learners

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 , and the most recent one on teaching Science to ELLs. I also published a mini-series on evaluating foreign transcripts.

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Teachers Guide for Curating Educational Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, here is one of our popular visuals we published a few months ago featuring some useful tips to follow when evaluating educational apps. This work is based more

This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Larry Ferlazzo

Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2018 – So Far ): 9 Things You Need To Know About Education And Tuesday’s Election is from NPR.

Why our district is investing in AI, AR, VR, and MR

eSchool News

For most of our students, it’s hard to imagine communicating without email or text message. The number of ways our students learn, share, and communicate has grown exponentially in the last few years.

King Tut’s Tomb Was Discovered On This Day In 1922 – Here Are Related Resources

Larry Ferlazzo

King Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered on this day in 1922. You might be interested in The Best Online Resources To Learn About King Tut , which also includes a bunch of interactives about mummies in general. The entrance to King Tut's tomb was discovered this day in 1922.

Educational YouTube Channels for Science Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are three oldie but goodie YouTube channels for science teachers and students. You can use them to access and find a wide variety of educational video content to use in your classroom. more

The Principal of Change

eSchool News

The Principal of Change , a blog by George Couros, needs to be at the top of every must-read list. Couros, a former classroom teacher and principal, is pretty widely known in education circles following the publication of his best-selling book, The Innovator’s Mindset.

NEWS & TRENDS: Equipping Students with News Literacy Skills to Recognize “Fake News”


With their News Literacy Summer Academy, Schneider and his colleagues want to work with K–12 teachers to create ongoing partnerships with schools and districts interested in building news literacy courses—not just integrating lessons into language and social study classes

Cat Ears and Robot Friends: What Japan’s Educational Future Could Include


Some of the world’s most beloved inventions—from Cup Noodles and Nintendo to emojis and digital Tamagotchi pets—trace back to savvy Japanese entrepreneurs, who bring fantastical ideas to life, in our pockets and on our store shelves. What happens when that creativity is applied to the classroom?