What to do with all that graded work: A functional filing system for secondary teachers

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Over time, however, especially after the experience of participating in the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek , my wheels started turning about how I could apply Angela’s strategies to my own secondary classroom. This article is written by Truth for Teachers writer Leah Bouas.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012. hours per week on science during the 2011-12 school year, the last for which data is available, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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4 actions to drive an elementary school turnaround

eSchool News

The opportunity had come up to serve as principal at Lake Park Elementary, a Title 1 school where just one quarter of students were proficient in literacy and the school was on the state’s list of the 300 lowest-performing schools—the need for an elementary school turnaround was clear. My hiring supervisor was quick to point out that I was already doing the same type of work over the past 19 years, primarily at the secondary level. Driving an elementary school turnaround.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education. Image credit: [link] The other day I had the unique challenge and opportunity of working with elementary teachers in the Spotswood School District.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

This story about science instruction was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. Most elementary school teachers have little scientific background and many say they feel unprepared to teach the subject well, according to a national survey of science and mathematics education conducted by a North Carolina research firm in 2012.

Getting the Brain Ready to Learn Math

The CoolCatTeacher

She has been published in ASCD’s Educational Leadership journal. She has a rich background in education that includes creating new schools, leading whole-school reforms, delivering workshops to educators, and speaking at conferences.

First nationwide look at racial breakdown of career education confirms deep divides

The Hechinger Report

Despite years of work by some educators and advocates to increase equity in career and technical education, deep disparities remain. Related: How career and technical education shuts out Black and Latino students from high-paying professions.

Some Inclusion Tips for the General Ed Teacher

MiddleWeb

Veteran special and general education teacher Cheryl Mizerny describes ways that general educators can be most effective teaching all students within inclusion classrooms. Inclusion It's Not Easy Being Tween acceptance accommodation Cheryl Mizerny collaboration differentiation elementary general education teachers inclusion secondary special education teachers

How to raise rural enrollment in higher education? Go local

The Hechinger Report

That’s a problem because the data don’t lie: Two-thirds of all jobs and 80 percent of all “good” jobs (paying a median wage of $65,000) demand a postsecondary credential, according to research by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.

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COLUMN: Education needs more ambitious women

The Hechinger Report

Education Secretary Bill Bennett told Fox News she was “rough” and “vicious.” percent), according to education news site Education Dive. The post COLUMN: Education needs more ambitious women appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Many men reacted to the choice of Sen.

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Who is the new U.S. Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona?

The Hechinger Report

When he was assistant superintendent of schools in Meriden, Miguel Cardona — the state’s new education commissioner — would take new teachers on a tour of the city’s neighborhoods. Credit: YouTube/State Education Resource Center. Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona.

How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

In 2011, the Dow Jones News Fund honored Sackstein as a Special Recognition Adviser and 2012 Education Updated recognized her as an outstanding educator. She is also a certified Master Journalism Educator through the Journalism Education Association (JEA).

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Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

In the age of technology, planning for secondary students has become a bit easier as many schools already use platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, or Microsoft Teams. Additionally, childcare is not as a big of a concern for older children, but what about elementary school students? GoNoodle : Help your children and yourself stay active and mindful with GoNoodle Thrively : Find the right kids activities, educational games, and apps for your child.

Save Time with The 5 Minute Lesson Plan with Ross McGill

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s episode, Ross McGill, shares his powerful 5 minute lesson plan format that the UK Department of Education has listed as a best practice for teacher effectiveness and time savings. Engage 2021 is a must-attend online event for educators.

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To test or not to test? Educators weigh the value of standardized testing during a pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Kline said she’s confident more students will take the end-of-year tests in March and April, when the city’s elementary schools are scheduled to be open to all students. Students in a third-grade class at a California elementary school participate in silent reading.

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Redesigning for Deeper Learning: 10 cohorts for international school educators!

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am SUPER EXCITED to be offering this professional learning opportunity for international school educators! Secondary Teaching track – April 17 and 24; May 1. Elementary Teaching track – May 8, 15, and 22.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is passionate about community involvement and utilizing educational technology.

How to Know You Make a Difference #LoveTeaching

The CoolCatTeacher

You can also receive graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners for continuing education requirements. Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether you want to follow education technology, special education, math, or just teaching best practices , SmartBrief has an email newsletter for you. has 25 years in education as teacher, instructional coach, elementary/secondary principal and K-12 district administrator. Whether you want to […] 5 Idea Friday All Subjects College (aged 18+) Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Opponents of standardized testing raise a number of legitimate issues that education leaders and policymakers ought to address. You don’t have to look far to find controversy regarding standardized testing.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

There’s videos out there so that you can see what this actually looks like in a classroom, whether it’s early childhood, middle childhood, if it’s secondary. Karen Vogelsang has taught elementary school in Memphis, Tennessee for fourteen years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Elementary Education. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers How to Guides.

World Education Games 2015! Math, Literacy, Science

iLearn Technology

What it is: You guys, the World Education Games is back again, taking place around the world October 13-15, 2015! The World Education Games includes World Literacy Day, World Math Day (which has been around since the first World Education Games), and World Science Day. How to Integrate World Education Games into your classroom: I love the World Education Games for the fun way that it helps students (k-12) practice facts in math, spelling, and science knowledge.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about her transformation into a global educator because her students got excited and led the way. Books to Africa and My Personal Transformation to a Global Educator. Julie: Well, I am very passionate about the fact that I think that all children should have equal access to education. All Children Should Have Equal Access To Education. Some children have access to quality education, and some children don’t.

Technology: the savior of education?

iLearn Technology

At this point I had convinced myself that technology would be the savior of education. Only, the more that I talked to teachers, the more I talked with administrators, the more I looked for investors, the more that I examined the system, the more I realized…education isn’t quite ready for this genius. The idea of mass education, in some ways, locks us into the one-size-fits-all. Standards and testing have become hallmarks of education.

North Carolina Educators Praise Alef Education for Closing Math Learning Gaps With Its Innovative Digital Platform

eSchool News

This summer, six schools in Ashe, Gates and Polk counties are using Alef Education’s mathematics technology tool that helps teachers as they try to help students with their individual learning losses.

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Tiffany Kerns on Episode 489 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Music education helps students engage with learning and has many positive benefits. Related Resources Music education gives students an exciting and creative reason to be in the classroom. Established as the philanthropic arm to the Country Music Association (CMA), the CMA Foundation has invested over $25 million into music education programs across all 50 states.

Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

This school year will mark ten years of teaching secondary ed ELA. Her passion will always be the classroom, but she has ventured out into the Professional Development arena where she does training for educators on the topics of Student Behavior/Teacher Authority and Literacy. She also published her first ebook Finally Some Answers: 50 Classroom Solutions for the Secondary Ed Teacher in 2016.

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Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education? #5Sigma

iLearn Technology

We are in full on count down mode for our yearly education conference, 5Sigma. This year our theme is Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education. Each year we work to include educators who have inspired our work. Happy hour meet ups (because we are convinced that the Happy Hour is Education’s Magic Bullet ). I could not be more excited for our third annual conference! This year is no exception. We have a pretty incredible line up!

A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

I’m about to tell you about one more… The 5Sigma Education Conference holds a special place in my heart because it gives me the opportunity to invite you to come meet the incredible people I work with every day! 5Sigma has a lot of incredible features, but our main focus is always that which is sacred in education: students with names. There are a lot of options for professional development.

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

Tips: To help teachers through the pandemic, BombBomb is FREE for educators. What it is: BombBomb is an email service that lets you record and embed video directly in your email. That is a totally oversimplified explanation because BombBomb does SO much more.

5 Ways to Find Project Based Learning Ideas

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Jennifer Pieratt, author of “Keep it Real with PBL” for both elementary and secondary students, shares how she finds many of the project ideas that she creates and shares at crafted curriculum. is an international educator and expert in Project-Based Learning.

3 strategies for making the most of education funding

eSchool News

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund : Awarded at the Governor’s discretion to address the highest priority needs across K-12 and public higher education institutions. The Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEER) Fund: Emergency funding for postsecondary institutions.

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Tips and Strategies for Educators

Waterford

In many cases, without even realizing it, educators plan their curriculum without considering whether it includes the diverse backgrounds and identities of their students. 10] By prioritizing diversity and inclusion in class, educators can prepare every student to reach their potential.

How Do We Stop Illiterate Educators?

My Island View

We are now better than fifteen years into the 21 st Century and educators are still discussing what role technology plays in education. The fact of the matter is no matter what educators, who are mostly products of a 20 th Century education, think, our students today will need to be digitally literate in their world in order to survive and thrive. These educators are not bad people.

Celebrating Innovative Middle and High School Educators

Digital Promise

Educators who design learning experiences that are personal and accessible , authentic and challenging , collaborative and connected , and inquisitive and reflective create deeper, more meaningful learning experiences for their students. The HP Teaching Fellows program celebrates educators who design authentic, personally relevant lessons that challenge students and encourage collaboration, inquiry, and student reflection. Educators Learning Experience Design