Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

30+ ideas to improve learning with awesome classroom design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Busy teachers can use good classroom decoration and design principles to boost learning. Tools to Help You Design Your Classroom.

How to Recognize Dyslexia in Children, Including English Language Learners


This is chapter two of the MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia. In the early years of elementary school, all children are learning to read, and all are developing their reading skills at different rates. The key to preventing reading failure is early detection.

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AI Curriculum Is Coming for K-12 At Last. What Will It Include?


And when Cozmo said her name, “she was so excited she didn’t know what to do with herself.” Even better, it was Ayanna who had programmed Cozmo to say it. It’s one of several initiatives that promise to make AI as common in the classroom as it’s becoming in our lives. elementary and secondary schools teach the subject, maybe because there are so few curricula available for students. But that’s starting to change.

Show me the evidence: Do new staffing arrangements actually work?

The Christensen Institute

As future-thinking schools experiment with ways to personalize learning—such as blended, project-based, exploratory, and mastery-based learning—it seems only logical that they also reconsider how they organize their instructional teams. This hypothesis guided our research with Public Impact over the last year, and culminated in a white paper released last month. Elementary specialization has drawbacks.

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Building a blended-learning leadership pipeline

The Christensen Institute

As more and more schools consider going blended, are we paying sufficient attention to the human side of the blended equation? As with most instructional reforms, there’s a relatively high degree of consensus that we need to focus on effectively training teachers to run high quality blended-learning classrooms. But less has been written about how to build the leadership pipelines that will effectively support blended-learning systems.

Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, learn how one successful district has tackled this process and how they are getting buy in from teachers on the vision during the second year of implementation. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher/e259.

To Leverage Tech in Writing Instruction, This Superintendent Channeled Justin Bieber


As an educator, Jared Cotton has worn nearly as many hats as Dr. Seuss’s Bartholomew Cubbins—elementary math and science teacher, assistant principal, principal, district director of assessment and accountability, assistant superintendent, superintendent. There is little in his CV to suggest someone who might also be a begrudging admirer of Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber. Which isn’t to say that the readership of educators has been entirely forgotten.

Will the real Montessori please stand up?

The Hechinger Report

They weren’t specifically looking for a Montessori program, but that style of learning appealed to the three parents; it was a sort of added bonus to a school that advertised itself as a “Montessori garden” where kids would spend most of their time outside.

How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps


Technically, if one trusts the etymology, the best way for a teacher to confer with other educators would be an educator conference. Unfortunately, it’s often obligatory to passively listen to speeches and then “talk to someone next to you” about a prescribed topic.

Math publisher introduces online PD series

eSchool News

Marshall Cavendish Education , publisher of the Singapore Math curriculum, introduced a new online professional development series for teachers of grades K to 5 scheduled throughout August. The focus is on establishing math routines as students transition to school after summer break.

Singapore Math offers new summer webinar series for educators

eSchool News

After teachers in a recent customer survey listed back-to-school topics at the top of their wish lists for professional development, the new webinars were designed to help teachers establish routines and best practices at the beginning of the school year to improve student success in math.



www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. These solutions will be offered to school librarians in the U.S.

Why Design Thinking Isn't Just for Techies

Graphite Blog

How is this relevant to my elementary school-level classroom? According to the d.School , " design thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving. You can use it to inform your own teaching practice, or you can teach it to your students as a framework for real-world projects." They also have made their approach available to a variety of industries, including education. How does it make you feel? How can people protect them?

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards. Currently accepted regular sessions with links to their descriptions are immediately below. Go to [link] 4. Prior to her assignment in the U.S.,