Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

Topics include teaching foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12. This school year will mark ten years of teaching secondary ed ELA. She also published her first ebook Finally Some Answers: 50 Classroom Solutions for the Secondary Ed Teacher in 2016. ” All Subjects Classroom Management Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

We used three strategies to assess growth from fall to spring: Instructional walk trends, student engagement surveys, and digital student portfolios. One final thing to note before I close: Technology was important in this process, but my hypothesis is the digital piece was secondary to the portfolio process itself. On Saturday, I shared why I was not at ISTE 2016.

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Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

We used three strategies to assess growth from fall to spring: Instructional walk trends, student engagement surveys, and digital student portfolios. One final thing to note before I close: Technology was important in this process, but my hypothesis is the digital piece was secondary to the portfolio process itself. On Saturday, I shared why I was not at ISTE 2016.

4 Essential Steps to Secure Funding for Hybrid Classroom Technologies

Edsurge

Education Technology Blended Learning Technology Trends Policy & Government Remote Instruction Teaching & LearningThe need for new K-12 classroom technology has never been greater.

COLUMN: Education needs more ambitious women

The Hechinger Report

Based on a survey of nearly 2,000 school superintendents across the United States, the decennial study examines national trends in demographics, professional development, equity and other factors related to superintendents’ working lives. Many men reacted to the choice of Sen.

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New data: Even within the same district some wealthy schools get millions more than poor ones

The Hechinger Report

O’Neal Elementary School, in Elgin, Illinois, none of the third graders could read and write at grade level according to state tests in 2019. Just nine miles away sits Centennial Elementary School, where 73 percent of third graders met grade-level standards on that same test.

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COVID-19’s Long-Term Impacts on Education in 2020 and Beyond

Edsurge

Secondary teacher positions are harder to fill than elementary ones; as are science and math openings. Education Technology Market Trends Workforce Training Higher Education

10 tips for teaching critical thinking + information literacy

The Cornerstone for Teachers

For kids, all the way, elementary school through high school, we’ve created basically a variety of games and activities that kids can play with this deck of cards, this suspect cards that we’ve created.

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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10 Ways to Move Forward: Learning Gaps and Post Pandemic Learning [Free Webinar]

The CoolCatTeacher

This post will share the ten trends that we’ll be covering and some information on our speakers. 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.

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The best ideas from the Distance Learning Playbook by Fisher & Frey

The Cornerstone for Teachers

For elementary, it’s 2-3.5 For secondary, it’s 4 hours. ” So they could tag from the chat to improve, but they had to rate, and we started seeing trends. So I would say two and a half or three hours for elementary school, I think would be really strong.

8 simple ways to move toward a zero-waste classroom

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I will give a bit of a disclaimer that this is more of an elementary-focused episode, but frankly, I think we have a bigger problem with waste, plastic, lamination, and so on at the elementary level than at the secondary level where it’s more common to find paperless and nearly paperless classrooms.

Turning around data culture and student learning

eSchool News

The district is composed of five elementary schools and four secondary schools, serving more than 2,600 students. Demographics: Fairfield County Schools is a small, rural, high-poverty school district in South Carolina.

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Why Sara Goldrick-Rab Sees Income-Share Agreements As a ‘Dangerous’ Trend

Edsurge

We cannot afford to have large swaths of people in this country not getting a post-secondary education, because the way that we financed it is unacceptable to them. I can’t imagine what this country would have looked like if we had decided to finance elementary school for people through ISAs. You know an issue has risen to the top of the national imagination when it gets featured on “The Daily Show.”

Curious about classroom Makerspaces? Here’s how to get started.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Makerspace is a rapidly growing trend in schools across the country, but to be honest, I’ve never implemented one myself, and I can’t quite picture the logistics of orchestrating a Makerspace. I wanted to get answers to these questions from teachers who have extensive Makerspace experience, and not just at the secondary level. 21st century schools classroom management ed news and trends real teachers real tips

Research-backed Success with Social-Emotional Learning

Digital Promise

After taking a deep dive into the California Healthy Kids Survey , we saw alarming results—a trend of students with increased anxiety, students not feeling a sense of belonging, and an increase in chronic sadness. Data also shows an increase in chronic absenteeism resulting from anxiety, most notably at the secondary levels. A strategy wall at Richmond Street Elementary School to help students develop their emotional intelligence skills.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

There is evidence that universities have a slow-changing culture , when compared to for instance high- or secondary-schools. In Ontario, Canada, for instance, the somewhat shocking facts are: 99% of all Ontario elementary and secondary students have access to computers at school. Almost half of all Ontario secondary school teachers report using YouTube or video elements in their classrooms.

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More schools are adding pre-K classrooms. But do principals know how to support them?

The Hechinger Report

In San Antonio, Texas, elementary school principals get hands-on coaching and advice from early childhood experts during visits to pre-K classrooms. A lot of principals come from upper elementary or secondary,” Bornfreund said.

New for This Year’s Back-to-School Shopping List: Face Masks

Edsurge

The school supply list of an elementary school in the Starkville Oktibbeha School District. Staff are also planning to allow students in the secondary school (grades 7-12) to eat lunch outside on a rotating schedule once a week, weather permitting.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

Bessborough Drive Elementary and Middle School is a dynamic neighborhood school that uses technology predominately to redefine learning. Don’t make your equity work a trend. Don’t make your equity work a trend.

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#WeHoldTheseTruths: FREE teaching resources for kindness, civics, equality, and more

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Here are a few I particularly like: Elementary. Upper Elementary. Secondary. Education Trends Mindset & MotivationThis weekend was packed full of hugely important events in our nation’s history, and students are going to show up Monday morning with a wide range of emotions, questions, and thoughts that need to be expressed.

Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I’m assuming it’s very different for elementary than secondary. Erin: I’m going to let Ross jump in in a second, but I just want to address here the piece about the secondary versus the elementary. And certainly those two things look different, and I think that we’ll talk about that at multiple times throughout this podcast, but I think that the good thing about secondary is that I see less scripted programs at the secondary level, which is obviously a positive.

#WeHoldTheseTruths: FREE teaching resources for kindness, civics, equality, and more

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Here are a few I particularly like: Elementary. Upper Elementary. Secondary. Education Trends Mindset & MotivationThis weekend was packed full of hugely important events in our nation’s history, and students are going to show up Monday morning with a wide range of emotions, questions, and thoughts that need to be expressed.

#WeHoldTheseTruths: FREE teaching resources for kindness, civics, equality, and more

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Here are a few I particularly like: Elementary. Upper Elementary. Secondary. Education Trends Mindset & MotivationThis weekend was packed full of hugely important events in our nation’s history, and students are going to show up Monday morning with a wide range of emotions, questions, and thoughts that need to be expressed.

23 amazing STEM and digital learning tools

eSchool News

Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. program introduces new research-based metrics to more appropriately assess that students are ready to pursue their lifelong goals and dreams following post-secondary education. Technology changes at a rapid pace, and educators have to keep up.

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#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University. I’m an adjunct in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at CSU Fullerton where I teach the occasional graduate level course in educational technology.

Tapping into the potential of AI smart speakers to boost parental engagement

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in Teach Secondary Magazine , July 2019. said Erin Ermis , a fifth grade teacher at an elementary school in Wisconsin, regarding her experiences with Alexa-powered devices in her classroom, at ISTE just last year. The trend is toward falling prices and increased adoption, but we’re still years away from smart speakers being everywhere.

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How we turned around our data culture and student learning

eSchool News

The district is composed of five elementary schools and four secondary schools, serving more than 2,600 students. Solution: In 2017, we adopted Schoolzilla’s Mosaic District Progress Monitoring platform to enable principals to easily examine their school’s trends, with a focus on analyzing equity across different populations, such as gender, grade level, and race/ethnicity.

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6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

eSchool News

STEM 2026 suggests ways to reverse such trends, providing examples of promising programs from around the country. These workshops featured an exchange of ideas and knowledge among an array of thought leaders, including learning sciences researchers; experts in assessment and measurement; teachers from preschool, elementary-secondary, and higher education; education technology developers; leaders of informal and after-school STEM programs; and leaders of nonprofit organizations.

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Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

As a result, performance has increased: standardized test scores, AP enrollment and achievement, graduation rates across all demographics, student attendance, and engagement, and post-secondary concurrent enrollment. Katy ISD/ Bear Creek Elementary, Katy, TX. By Doug Cauthen.

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Fewer and richer high school grads heading to college: ACE analysis

Bryan Alexander

” The income gap is worse than it sounds: “While the percentage of low-income students in elementary and secondary schools is increasing, the percentage of low-income students who go on to college is falling.” ACE offers this trend to watch: The long-term implications of a society with a growing number of low-income students attending public primary and secondary schools but a shrinking presence of those low-income students in postsecondary education are ominous.

How SEL Can Promote Hard Conversations About Mental Health

Edsurge

We can say, ‘Hey, in monitoring the social-emotional health of our students, we noticed the trend data of this student moving in a negative direction, and we immediately intervened to provide the student and the family the help they needed before things became serious, and even life-threatening.’ They also can see the trend data. Gator Grit Event (Image credit: Green Springs Elementary School) How is this program impacting teachers?

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Low-income districts find ways to help students make music

The Hechinger Report

Typically, high schools have lower poverty levels than elementary schools because parents are older and able to earn more.). But David Douglas is not alone in bucking the national trend. Sioux City now offers world drumming in elementary and middle school.

In the marketplace: Measuring student progress, new digital solutions, personalized learning, and more

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about the current trends in hashtag learning and the popular techniques for harvesting learning from this social network. It turns out there are lots of “chat” hashtags — #scichat and #edchat and #elemchat (elementary). He a contributing author of several secondary math textbooks and the president-elect of the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME).

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