Current Research and 4 Trauma-Informed Principles to Help Students Now

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Eric Rossen from NASP shares From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Current Research and 4 Trauma-Informed Principles to Help Students Now with Dr Eric Rossen Students experiencing the coronavirus crisis are experiencing trauma.

Inspiring & Informing Through Affective Leadership

EdNews Daily

The post Inspiring & Informing Through Affective Leadership first appeared on EdNews Daily. By Jamie Bricker Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a monthly series on the impact of Affective Leadership in the school system. Affective leadership is all about working with people, rather than trying to work through them or simply going around them. All stakeholders become far more invested in the school, when they feel genuinely valued, respected, and heard by administration.

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What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices

Waterford

Then, we’ll discuss the importance of implementing trauma-informed practices in all schools. How Trauma-Informed Practice in Schools Can Help Students Heal. Because there are many children at every school who have experienced trauma, it’s important for districts to implement trauma-informed practices.[5] 5] But what is trauma-informed care? Trauma-informed practices can be a crucial way to help students who might otherwise struggle in class because of trauma.

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SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

SmartBrief has a free EdTech newsletter that will keep you informed. Their editors read thousands of articles each day and condense the best into just a 2-minute read. To stay up-to-date, I recommend that you subscribe to SmartBrief’s Edtech Newsletter. SmartBrief also has newsletters for accomplished teachers , special education professionals , and Higher Ed Leaders. They send these short, useful emails to nearly 6 million industry professionals.

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Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time.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.

On information privilege and information equity

NeverEndingSearch

Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. The absence of access is one symptom of information poverty. Visiting honors students, seniors from a Philadelphia school less than a mile away, were faced with a stark realization when they compared their nearly non-existent access to high-quality, paywall-protected information and communication tools to the access afforded, and largely taken for granted, by many of my own students.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

In the past decade, organizations have turned to online learning to create informed trainings and reach more people. The post Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference appeared first on Digital Promise. Like many folks in today’s workforce, I spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer screen with my smartphone close by, responding to a flurry of emails, calls, texts, and calendar invitations.

How data-informed instruction impacts every lesson

eSchool News

Whether classroom resources are digital or not, educators can collect data every day to inform their instruction. Teachers from previous decades may have focused on “What did I teach?,” but the new focus is “What did the students learn?”

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Use Print and TV Ads as Informational Texts

MiddleWeb

Baker has the tools and ideas you need to blend this high engagement topic into standards-based lessons on analyzing informational text. Close Reading the Media Informational Text advertising commercials Frank Baker Frank W.

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5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information

EdTech Magazine

5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information. Schools handle a wide variety of sensitive information concerning students and their families. Laws, regulations and ethical obligations require administrators to take active measures to protect that information from unauthorized disclosure. . Minimize Data Collection of Student Information. When schools don’t collect sensitive data elements, there is no risk they will lose control of that information if a data breach occurs.

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8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

How Mimeographs Transformed Information Sharing in Schools

EdTech Magazine

Today, many teachers and students probably think nothing of copying a document. If it’s printed on a sheet of paper, off to the copy machine it goes. And in our digital era, with Chromebooks and other electronic devices in students’ hands, the cloud has taken over basic document processing in an extremely effective way — no paper necessary.

How Liberty 53 Integrates Trauma-Informed Practices

Digital Promise

To support these students, education professionals are turning to trauma-informed practices. One district thoughtfully embedding trauma-informed practices into their everyday work is Liberty 53 School District in Missouri. Finally, being trauma-informed can involve rethinking discipline. Bring a Trauma-Informed Approach to Your District. For more research-informed tips, check out the Trauma Featured Topic Page on the Digital Promise Research Map.

The Remote Work Series: Harness the Flow, Let Information Go

Education Elements

Distributing information in an organization can sometimes feel like playing telephone. When we need to share information with teammates, it can be easy to start small, by having side conversations with colleagues sitting nearby. If you know how telephone is played, you know that this can be a recipe for disaster, with people passing on diluted information they did not have adequate time to reflect on.

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Cultivating Informed Citizens with Listenwise

Catlin Tucker

The more informed our students are about the world around them, the less likely they’ll be duped by fake news stories. The audio recordings effectively weave the information into a story that is both interesting and informative. It’s so important for students, who are constantly consuming information in the form of audio, to really think about what they are hearing.

Information Processing Theory

Fractus Learning

You have heard the saying that your brain is like a computer. Many may agree, but some would disagree, stating that you cannot compare the two because a human brain can do things computers cannot, like [.]. Learning Theories

Beyond Finding Information

The Principal of Change

This is a short and funny video to help discussion on the type of learning we are seeing in our world today: What I stress about the video is that it is less about finding information and more about what you do with it. The idea that technology gets rid of the “basics” is ridiculous; it is more about going beyond those basics and doing more than you could without access to endless information.

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Data-informed instruction can affect every lesson; here’s how

eSchool News

Whether classroom resources are digital or not, educators can collect data every day to inform their instruction. Although the majority of teachers now use some form of data-driven learning, Haggen and Lucas reminded attendees that both formal and informal data are essential to informing instruction. A place for data-informed instruction. However, teachers could also look at shared interests and other informal data to develop the groupings.

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How One School Is Delivering Trauma-Informed Care From Afar.

Edsurge

It’s not ideal, but staff at Valley Day have tried to make the most of the tools available to transfer elements of the school’s trauma-informed approach to a virtual environment. Ron Hall, executive director of Valley Day, introduced the Sanctuary Model and other trauma-informed practices after joining the school eight years ago. That's when we started bringing in the trauma-informed care,” Hall says. “We Those are the tenets and hallmarks of trauma-informed intervention.”

3 ways to help give all students “information privilege”

eSchool News

“Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. The absence of access is one symptom of information poverty.”— Joyce Valenza, On information privilege and infomation equity , December 9, 2018. I had not heard of the concept of “ information privilege ” before reading Joyce Valenza’s thoughtful and comprehensive post last month. Connect our learners with public information resources beyond the school.

4 Vocab Steps Help Kids Grasp Information Text

MiddleWeb

Britany Harris and Sunday Cummins share a four-step process to introduce a few new vocabulary words before reading an information text and then focus on them as kids read, talk and write. Articles Vocabulary Britany Harris informational sources strategies Sunday Cummins unfamiliar vocabularyUnderstanding concept words like ‘innovative’ can help students to make sense of complex sources.

#79: Excel Turns Data Into Information

Ask a Tech Teacher

Sometimes, it takes a picture to really show what you’re trying to say. It doesn’t have to be drawn with pencils or paint brushes. Sometimes, it’s a graph or a chart, formatted to clarify important points. That’s called Excel. Words and numbers are always black and white and the same size. Excel never is. There are twenty-two Excel skills I teach grades 3-5 that turn Excel into a useful tool in their classroom. This covers the first fourteen.

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John Green launches Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information

NeverEndingSearch

John recently introduced a new 10-episode Crash Course series, Navigating Digital Information, developed in partnership with MediaWise –a project of the Poynter Institute, funded by Google, with curriculum developed by the Stanford History Education Group who gave us several important research projects , including the well-known study, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning , with its bleak wake-up call. Why are they sharing the information?

What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are details you’ll like: All relevant teacher information is included on the teacher dashboard with links to dig deeper into standards, students, assessments, assignments, and more. The popularity of standards-based grading and instruction is growing. It’s because the one-size-fits-all concept of a single grade representing the fullness of the students’ work is flawed.

How to Get the Most Out of Informational Videos

MiddleWeb

Sunday Cummins, author of Close Reading of Informational Sources, has five quick lessons that can help. Articles Close Reading Videos informational reading informational videos media literacy Sunday Cummins teaching with videos video analysisStudents love when teachers share videos as part of a lesson in any subject. But they can be vague when asked to recall the rich details or ideas that were included.

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Teaching Students to Evaluate Online Information

edWeb.net

In the midst of a deadly pandemic and a Presidential election, both of which are generating conflicting claims that may or may not be based on real data, teaching students to analyze the sources and presentation of online information has never been more important or timely. By Robert Low.

Are students’ information literacy skills up to par?

eSchool News

eighth-graders scored above the international average for computer and information literacy, but they also struggle with some key 21st-century employability skills, according to an international study. The International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) measures eighth-graders’ ability to use computers to investigate, create, participate, and communicate at home, at school, in their future workplace, and in their communities.

3 Websites Where You Can Find Complex Informational Texts

Catlin Tucker

As many teachers shift to the Common Core Standards, they are attempting to incorporate more complex texts and more informational/nonfiction texts into their curriculum. Many teachers are discovering that there are a range of websites that offer informational texts available at various Lexile levels. If you have additional online resources you use to find complex informational texts, please post a comment and share them!

Communicating in the Information Age

A Principal's Reflections

Now don''t get me wrong, this service is great, but like anything in life it is not full-proof or the preferred way to receive the information. To some this might seem a bit redundant, but in reality I am covering all of my bases to ensure that my stakeholders get the information. In my opinion the "Information Age" demands this now. We now live in the " Information Age " where access is 24/7.

Article for the online journal, Globally Informed

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for a journal. It was entitled: BRINGING GLOBAL STUDENTS TOGETHER THROUGH VIDEO-CONFERENCING. In it, I talk about my use of ‘Mystery Skype’ in lessons, which allows my class to collaborate with other learners in different countries. Click here for the full article. Tagged: collaboration , connecting learners , edtech , education , mystery skype , teaching ideas , video-conferencing.

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Building a Trauma-Informed Learning Environment to Manage Student Stress

N2Y

With traumatic stress affecting so many children, and with the challenges of the COVID pandemic, it is important for educators to bring a trauma-informed approach to teaching.

CommonLit-Free Informational And Literary Texts For Any Classroom

The Web20Classroom

We had a great discussion on how today literacy is more than just reading, that it’s this complex set of skills that all of us need to find the best information, decode it, determine its validity and usefulness along with understanding where that information comes from and how to apply that information to a new task or skill. CommonLit is a growing library of over 500 literary and informational texts for students in grades 5-12.

See More Positive Outcomes with a Trauma-Informed Teaching Approach

N2Y

In education, schools across the country are recognizing the need to train a generation of teachers to employ a trauma-informed approach. Trauma-informed teaching is hardly a passing buzzword that cycles in and out with changes in administration. Trauma-Informed Teaching Strategies.

Information Underload and OER Leverage

Iterating Toward Openness

I started to post this as a comment on Mike’s amazing essay Information Underload , but I’m going to put it here instead. I suppose you could think about it from an information foraging perspective as well. Read Mike’s whole piece – it’s worth it.

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Data and analytics help make informed decisions

eSchool News

This new tool is part of the PowerSchool Unified Insights family of products and brings together data from PowerSchool’s Student Information System (SIS) and Schoology Learning Management System (LMS) to help users of these solutions better understand a whole view of their students. The analytics will help educators make informed decisions about broader gaps districtwide as well as giv e teachers the help they need to support individual student learning paths.