Sun.Dec 02, 2018

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Aspinall on Episode 396 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Happy Hour of Code Week. Here are your ideas to get started.

Video: “What is Hanukkah? These kids (and their rabbi) explain”

Larry Ferlazzo

Clker-Free-Vector-Images / Pixabay. I’m adding this new USA Today video to The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa

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How to Build a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Where All Learners Feel Safe

MindShift

In the United States, 34 million children have had at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE) — ranging from abuse or neglect to parental incarceration or addiction. Children living in poverty are more likely to have multiple ACEs, compounding the effects of economic insecurity.

Video: “Climate Change Explained In 5 Minutes Featuring Al Gore”

Larry Ferlazzo

geralt / Pixabay. I’m adding this new BuzzFeed video to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change : science video

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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.

Reclaiming Our Calling; The New Book from Brad Gustafson

The Principal of Change

I heard this quote the other day (author unknown): What you don’t know is more than what you know. It was a reminder of the importance of growing and developing as learners, but also having humility on the journey.

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.

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New Resources On Race & Racism

Larry Ferlazzo

I’m adding these new resources to various “Best” lists.

OPINION: Election 2018’s winners include campus activism, diversity — and polarization

The Hechinger Report

. The country just got more politically involved — and polarized. College students caught and grew a blue wave that flipped the U.S. House of Representatives, governorships and state legislatures.

Bill Of Rights Day Is On Dec. 15th – Here Are Related Resources

Larry Ferlazzo

In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 15 to be Bill of Rights Day, and it continues to be recognized. You might be interested in The Best Resources For “Bill Of Rights Day

7 engaging resources for the Hour of Code

eSchool News

It’s that time of year again—nestled between Thanksgiving and winter break is Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code , offering super-cool activities to keep restless students engaged in programming challenges.

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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.

‘Sometimes the Best Student Writing Feedback Is Encouragement to Keep Going’

Larry Ferlazzo

‘Sometimes the Best Student Writing Feedback Is Encouragement to Keep Going’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. In it, Regie Routman, Paul Solarz, David Hochheiser, Kathy T.

Academics and Technology Recap from Across the Web, w/e 12-01-18

EmergingEdTech

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.

SEL Weekly Update

Larry Ferlazzo

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists. You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2018 – So Far.

Some Very Good Tools for Clipping and Annotating Web Content

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post, we are sharing with you 5 excellent Chrome extensions you can use to clip and save web content right into any of the popular cloud storage platforms you use. In this way you will be.read more

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Guest Post: What do Brain Breaks and Energizers Look Like in the Language Learning Classroom? (Part Two)

Larry Ferlazzo

(This is Part One of a two part series by Sarah Said. You can see Part One here.). Sarah Said currently serves as a Director of Language and Equity programs in the Chicago land area. Sarah is an avid writer about issues regarding English Learners. She is a Contributor for ELL Confianza.

What If My Middle Level EL Student Can’t Read?

MiddleWeb

Whether a student is an English learners or native English speaker, the strategies EL specialist Valentina Gonzalez offers will provide support for middle graders who are struggling to read text on grade level. Insight: Often we must help unlock the new language. Reading The Unstoppable ELL Teacher choral reading echo reading high frequency words read aloud reading strategies sight words sounds Unstoppable ELL Teacher Valentina Gonzalez

A Look Back: “We [White] Teachers Should Look At This Research When We Feel We Don’t Show Bias In The Classroom”

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.

How to help students tackle technology overload (and other useful skills)

eSchool News

For this week’s #BloggerMondays share, I am highlighting the great blog of Jennifer Casa Todd. Casa Todd, a teacher-librarian, in Ontario, Canada, is a great resource for all educators due to her work supporting K-12 teachers in her district.

Guest Post: Why are Brain Breaks and Energizers Essential in Classrooms Supporting English Learners? (Part One)

Larry Ferlazzo

(This is Part One of a two part series by Sarah Said. Her post tomorrow will share specific ideas for “brain breaks.). Sarah Said currently serves as a Director of Language and Equity programs in the Chicago land area. Sarah is an avid writer about issues regarding English Learners. She is a Contributor for ELL Confianza. Sarah has been serving English Learners for 15 years. You’re in the middle of a lesson and you pause. You take a look at the children in your classroom.