Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects


The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue. How Schools Can Acknowledge Secondary Trauma. Create Peer Groups. Peer groups can be equally effective when trying to address the mental health of educators.

Why These Educators Meet Regularly to Align Instruction with Mind, Brain, and Education Research


Tokuhama-Espinosa suggested forming a core group of interested staff members and to begin building a shared understanding of the principles and tenets of MBE. To my surprise, people were interested and they voted to meet before school at 7 a.m.

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Choose Your History Teaching Adventure


The new series Engaging With History in the Classroom can build historical thinking & help meet standards, say Jody & Shara. Lessons, primary sources & discussion groups bring the American Revolution, Civil War, Post Reconstruction & Civil Rights Era to life.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

Set up meetings to chat with your child’s teacher to explain unique concerns and necessary accommodations. Teacher training is similar to influential groupthink, focusing in on design thinking, group discussions, meetings and project collaboration. Written by: Robyn D. Shulman.

Group withdraws applications to convert remaining traditional schools in New Orleans to charters

The Hechinger Report

ExCEED Network Schools Charter Management Organization, a new group led by principals and Orleans Parish school district staff, has withdrawn its applications to convert New Orleans’ last five traditional schools to charters. The school board meets tomorrow at 5 p.m.

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


Meanwhile, the most enthusiastic listeners whisper to each other, or form mini-groups outside the conference walls, maybe even at a social gathering later that day. Great group at the #brewcue after today at #cuerockstar #rOxnard Rock the @YardHouse

Meet CORA (the Community of Online Research Assignments)


Meet CORA, the Community of Online Research Assignments. While the primary audience is undergraduate and graduate educators, CORA offers a wealth of reliable and reproducible projects–instruction, handouts, scaffolds, rubrics and more–adaptable for secondary educators, particularly secondary librarians. My guess is, she’ll become a welcome new friend.

What makes your school/PD/conference different?

iLearn Technology

We make decisions for students as if they are a homogeneous group, or worse, a number. When your goal is honoring the humanity, EVERYTHING else must shift to help meet that goal. During our Wednesday staff meeting, we talked about the successes and challenges that were faced.

Meet The Gates Foundation’s New Deputy Director in Higher Education


First and foremost, our goal with post-secondary success at the Gates Foundation is really around getting 11 million more credentials and certificates in the hands of folks who otherwise would not have gotten those kinds of credentials in their hands, by the year 2025. Our roles in the post-secondary group are going to change slightly, and we’re going to have to pay attention to some stuff maybe that we didn’t feel like we had to worry about.

We’ll provide the environment, your job is to flourish… Join us in February!

iLearn Technology

We can’t wait to meet you! If you want to bring a group to 5Sigma, contact me and I’ll see how I can help you out. 5Sigma Anastasis Academy education reform inspiration Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Subject Teacher Resources 2018 5sigma anastasis academy classroom conference education conference environment flourish intention learning pd word of the year2018 is almost here.

6 Must-reads for This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

To me, that’s the best way to use technology to enrich lessons while we meet students where they want to learn. In Disruptive Classroom Technologies , Sonny Magana breaks student learning into categories and then shares tech applications that serve each group.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom


Younger students may not have their own accounts and no matter what age group you teach, you’ll want to encourage safe use. Divide your class into groups and ask each group to come up with a snap story about the day’s topic for you to review at the end of class.

A Teacher’s Guide to Communicating with Generation X, Y, and Z Parents


It’s so easy to put together a classroom Facebook group or send a school email without a second thought. 6] Millennials are no longer elementary or secondary students themselves, though they may still be students in college or graduate school.

7 Ways Data-Fueled PLCs Are Transforming Education


Common learning goals and objectives A set of common goals, along with a designated meeting time for focused effort, helps each participant get the most out of a PLC. At Benton School District in Arkansas, teachers meet weekly to discuss common objectives.

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Innovative Examples of Community Involvement in Schools

Digital Promise

They’re attempting to both meet members of their communities where they are and invite community members to reciprocate. Events and group meetings aren’t the only ways to engage community partners.

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teach Writing with Tech (closed–only open for groups of five). 20 Webtools in 20 Days (for groups interested in learning webtools from the Structured Learning curriculum ). You want to meet new people. Google Hangouts–used to meet as a group and discuss topics.

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More Latino students are earning high school diplomas as they wrestle the stubborn equity gap. Next stop, college

The Hechinger Report

This is an important positive trend, and now we have an opportunity to build on this success to ensure high school graduates are also academically prepared for post-secondary education beyond high school. Latino students have high post-secondary aspirations.”.

Nine New Lawsuits Target ‘Inclusive Access’ Textbook Programs, Alleging Antitrust Violations


The suits name publishers Cengage Learning, McGraw Hill, and Pearson Education, as well as book sellers Follett Higher Education Group and Barnes & Noble.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


Defining computer science education principles to meet needs of K-12 students. Ensure all pupils have access to computer science from K-post secondary education. CUE Advocacy Update.

Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Summer PD

Ask a Tech Teacher

You want to meet new people. Google Hangouts–used to meet as a group and discuss topics. I think that’s a large underserved group of teachers.

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6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS


How many times per day do students hear the phrase “get in groups/pair up”? In fact, even in popular kids or teen TV shows, the group project is used as a catalyst for interaction between characters. Plenty of examples can be found from Boy Meets World and Dawson’s Creek to Gilmore Girls. Not having a clear idea of what you are supposed to do and having poor grades as a result of teamwork can snowball into a lifelong frustration with learning in groups.

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My Educator Journey with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As a secondary science teacher in Wayne County, a tight-knit rural community in southwest Tennessee, I know most of my students beyond the classroom. In a small school district with limited resources committed to meeting the needs of all our students, the professional development opportunities made available to us are often in tight supply. In many districts, teachers are provided the same professional development regardless of their subject area, grade level, or personal goals.

8 Ways to Help New Teachers Thrive (and Veteran Teachers Too!)

The CoolCatTeacher

Progress through the teacher pipeline: 1992–93 college graduates and elementary/ secondary school teaching as of 1997. Meet Informal Mentoring When I think of informal mentoring, I recall a scene in the Blue Bloods “Highway to Hell.”

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Making Is Great Because It’s Chaotic. But Not Everyone Is Looking for Chaos.


The consensus among the educators who participated in our focus groups was that making is a way for students to make order out of chaos and that this path is expectedly going to be messy. This requires meeting teachers where they are. “Messy.”

Reducing Friction in OER Adoption

Iterating Toward Openness

Or remix existing open source tools to meet their needs. But, relative to the total number of people teaching in colleges and universities, this early adopter group is very, very small. Last week I promised I would write a few posts about reducing friction with regard to OER.

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Giving Students Flexibility With Competency-Based Education

Digital Promise

When I landed in New Hampshire, I was eager to see competency-based education in action at the secondary level. Both students had the same rubric with the same competencies and standards to meet, but they were given the flexibility to show mastery of those competencies. I asked a group of superintendents and school principals from New Hampshire about this during a round table discussion.

Intelligent PDUs Help K-12 Schools Integrate New Technology Solutions

EdTech Magazine

Ideally, it will also include the ability to group outlets across multiple units to show the total power for dual-corded devices. This typically involves grouping outlets to toggle dual-corded equipment and timed responses to control the order and timing of reboots.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon.

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Make Your “Summer Resolutions” a Reality This School Year

Catlin Tucker

As another school year approaches, teachers are scrambling to set up classrooms, make photocopies of syllabi, attend mandatory meetings, and prepare their curriculum.

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

You want to meet new people. Google Hangouts–used to meet as a group and discuss topics. I think that’s a large underserved group of teachers.

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Improve Differentiated Learning Through Ed Tech

Omega Notes

Differentiated learning in a post-secondary environment can improve not just student engagement and retention of material but instructor responsiveness to student needs. Rather, differentiated instruction is a way of expanding instruction methods to better meet student needs.

‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online


Another educator started a burgeoning Facebook group for international educators to trade tips, and another began a detailed list of helpful online tools, including the digital portfolio platform Seesaw and the ebook library Epic.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

For the inaugural study tour, participating districts attended three webinars presented by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) that culminated in a meeting in Toronto, Ontario, on January 30–31.

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‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’: Students Take Summit Learning Protests Directly to Facebook Chief


Earlier this month, a group of high school students in New York City took to the streets to protest their school’s online program, Summit Learning. Students at the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn had become increasingly frustrated with Summit Learning. The Secondary School for Journalism is one of about 380 schools nationwide using Summit Learning, a personalized learning program that involves the use of an online instructional software, called the Summit Platform.

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

It is evaluated by the learner – The learner knows “whether it is meeting his need, whether it leads toward what he wants to know, whether it illuminates the dark area of ignorance he is experiencing” (p. The educator regards him/herself as a flexible resource to be utilized by the group.