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5 Ideas for Teaching Students the Most Important Skill They’ll Need

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Every teacher I know understands it’s not the 3R’s or science or even history that provides fundamental skills for thriving in life. If you doubt that, read the quote below from a Harvard professor about the half-life of learned skills. No, it’s something more basic, more intuitive, and happens to be the holy grail of teacher goals for students. . Learn how to learn.

7 Tips on how to adapt teacher-student rapport while teaching online


Teachers have always been focused on building rapport with students. They want to develop a harmonious relationship with all students in the classroom so that students should feel comfortable to share their thoughts and ideas without any fear or shame. The classroom opens tons of opportunities for rapport building activities. Teachers can encourage discussions and hands-on team projects.

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Let’s Help Teachers Grow by Coaching — Not Micromanaging — Them


Before I started teaching ninth grade Algebra in D.C. Public Schools, I had a career in global health. I would sometimes travel alone for work for weeks at a time, collaborating with partners abroad and updating my boss back in D.C. every few days. The scope of these trips could be nebulous and my boss didn’t know exactly how I was spending my days, much less my hours and minutes. He trusted me to do my job, and as a result, I held myself accountable for doing it well.

Children will bear the brunt of a looming eviction crisis

The Hechinger Report

Mikaela Johnson has a vague notion of a home she’d like to live in with her mother and her younger brother and sister. This story also appeared in HuffPost and KCUR. “A A four-bedroom house,” she said. “A A backyard for sure. Maybe a house that has no mold, no pests, no cracks, no floor that sinks.”. She paused. Maybe I’m asking for too much.”.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

How to Remotely Support Social-Emotional Learning


Social-emotional learning during remote learning will be a challenge school districts

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How to Build an Inclusive Esports Community


BX Start is focused on building an inclusive esports community from the ground up

U. of Arizona Bought a For-Profit U. for $1? Actually, the For-Profit Paid Millions to Be Acquired.


The University of Arizona announced this week that it plans to buy the for-profit Ashford University for $1. Well, it’s sort of a sale. Except that Ashford’s parent company will end up paying millions to Arizona to make it happen, leading New America’s Kevin Carey, the group’s director of education policy programs, to argue in a widely shared Tweet that “it’s not really a purchase at all.” So we spent the week trying to figure out how the arrangement works. First of all, this is a big deal.

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Institutionalizing equity through video instruction

eSchool News

While families have had to wait out a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, I could not help but think about our most at-risk students–those with the least resources, the biggest gaps, and the largest hurdles. Unfortunately, many of these children are already at a significant disadvantage. They are disadvantaged children without the same resources as other children. Therefore, it is not only important to help them; it is our responsibility as educators to do something about this gap.

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Assignments with the New ST Math

MIND Research Institute

ST Math is all new for the 2020-2021 school year and we've had a blast revealing what we're most excited about. We’ve shared how the new ST Math enables more learning and empowers students through individual goal accountability. Today, we’re sharing one of the new features that educators have loved the most.

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.

Turning around data culture and student learning

eSchool News

Demographics: Fairfield County Schools is a small, rural, high-poverty school district in South Carolina. The district is composed of five elementary schools and four secondary schools, serving more than 2,600 students. Biggest challenge: We wanted to refine our data culture and dig deeper into our data to determine external factors that could be impacting student achievement and growth.

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Helpful Tips for Teaching Remotely During COVID-19

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As every parent and teacher can confirm, the novel coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in the U.S. With many schools shifting to remote learning, the manner in which children more. Distance learning sponsored posts

Becoming an Anti-Racist Childhood Educator and Social Warrior

By Michele Israel. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. Anti-racist education in early childhood classrooms is far more than a multicultural lesson or two. It requires educators to deeply understand how institutional racism comes to be and manifests in environments where young students learn.

Back to School Resources for Distance Education

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Due to the current pandemic this year's back to school is unique. Most of you will be conducting their classes either remotely or using a hybrid mode of instruction that combines both online more. 2020 Back to school resources Distance learning

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Pearson Raises Nearly $460M Through Social Bond for Virtual, Career Programs

Marketplace K-12

The social bond, repayable to investors over a 10-year period, will support learners using three of Pearson's business lines. The post Pearson Raises Nearly $460M Through Social Bond for Virtual, Career Programs appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy For-Profit Education Funding / Budgets International / Global Markets Pearson

How Safe Is Your School’s Reopening Plan? Here’s What To Look For


As schools across the country grapple with bringing kids back into the classroom, parents — and teachers — are worried about safety. We asked pediatricians, infectious disease specialists and education experts for help evaluating school district plans. What we learned: There’s no such thing as zero risk, but certain practices can lower the risk of an outbreak at school and keep kids, teachers and families safer.

Getting Ready for a New School Year


As summer comes to a close, it is time again to prepare for the exciting opportunity to teach a new class of students or welcome back the students you worked with last year, whether in an online, hybrid, or brick-and-mortar setting. The end of summer is an opportune time to begin gearing up for the new school year in order to make the most meaningful impact on your students with unique needs. The following six tips will help you start the year prepared, organized, and focused.

How Schools Are Bringing CTE Programs Online

EdTech Magazine

When schools closed last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, many career and technical education teachers had to quickly adapt their courses for remote learning. Now, with continuing health and safety concerns over reopening schools, many CTE educators will need to plan and prepare for teaching in a fully online or blended learning environment. That task isn’t so easy. Compared with other subjects taught in schools, CTE classes rely more on hands-on instruction, equipment and fieldwork.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

Returning to Learning: Tools for Building School Reopening Plans

Where Learning Clicks

As you plan to reopen your school or districts, discover our tools that can help you support students, staff, and families however learning takes place. The post Returning to Learning: Tools for Building School Reopening Plans appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Outside the Classroom back to school current events EdTech flexibility of online learning integrating technology in the classroom online learning resources tools for building school reopening plans

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Reopening Schools in a Socially Distanced World — and the Tech That Could Help

EdTech Magazine

As the nation has barreled through the summer of COVID-19, education has taken center stage. Amid continuing health and safety concerns, school leaders and educators are grappling with the decision of whether to return to school or continue remote learning this coming school year. Across the U.S., districts big and small — from Los Angeles and San Diego to Indiana’s Metropolitan School District of Washington Township — have already opted out of a fall reopening.

Most Teachers Concerned About In-Person School; 2 In 3 Want To Start The Year Online


As the school year starts in many districts across the country, a new national poll of teachers from NPR/Ipsos finds overwhelming trepidation about returning to the physical classroom. Eighty-two percent of K-12 teachers say they are concerned about returning to in-person teaching this fall, and two-thirds prefer to teach primarily remotely.


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How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

Our 16 Most Popular Pandemic Posts


We’ve collected our 16 most-read posts with pandemic themes, from March 15 through today. Each has thousands of visits, retweets and shares. Check out our summaries and explore – there’s plenty here to help with fall planning and teaching. And keep watching for more! Articles MiddleWeb Favs Covid-19 articles most-read pandemic articles remote learning virtual teaching

How to Facilitate Project-Based Learning Online

EdTech Magazine

When schools went remote last spring, educators had to get creative to continue instruction without sacrificing student engagement. Many embraced project-based learning , an instructional model that takes a learning-by-doing approach, and found ways to integrate it into online instruction. Research shows that PBL can help students build 21st-century skills such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.

Strategies for Teaching Vulnerable Learners


As they teach vulnerable students, veteran and new teachers will benefit from reading Suzy Pepper Rollins’ well organized and conversationally written book full of data, strategies, and a clear understanding of the real-world struggles we face, writes Laura Von Staden. Book Reviews Differentiation diversity English learners gifted learners Laura Von Staden research special education strategies Suzy Pepper Rollins trauma vulnerable students W. Norton & Company

Immersive Classic Literature for Unique Learners


Classic literature is now accessible to all learners through adapted and symbol-supported versions plus full teaching support. What's New Inspire Unique Learning System

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.