April, 2019

5 Ways to Create Relevant Cultures of Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Education can seem like a balancing act between what we as adults feel is essential and what interests our learners. The struggle is real as the former is sometimes emphasized as a result of a school or district’s focus.

Neuroscience Research: 5 Ways to Superior Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Jared Cooney Horvath on episode 465 of the 10-Minute Teacher Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath, author of Stop Talking, Start Influencing:12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick gives us five ways that recent neuroscience research can help us improve our classroom teaching.

Celebrating the Future of Learning, One Region at a Time

Digital Promise

Educators, businesses, and researchers agree: today’s students require a new set of skills to thrive as productive citizens.

Choice Boards, Playlists, Pathways.Oh My!

Education Elements

For many districts and schools, choice boards, playlists, and pathways are used interchangeably to describe instructional designs that provide students with a menu of options to guide and own their learning. Yet we ask educators to use these design practices very differently.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

2 questions about cheating, copying, and student ‘integrity’

Dangerously Irrelevant

We’re so quick to bemoan the lack of ethics in our students. They cheat. They copy. They take shortcuts on the work.

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Tap Into You Full Potential

A Principal's Reflections

" Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny. " - Mahatma Gandhi There are many elements to change.

My Kids Hate Their Desks! (And What I Did About It!)

The CoolCatTeacher

Brooke Markle on episode 468 of the 10-Minute Teacher Brooke Markle, a veteran middle-level English educator, realized that her kids hated their desks. They wiggled. They moved. They struggled to pay attention. So, with a limited budget, she decided to change her classroom to give students a choice.

Remembering Ned Kirsch

Digital Promise

We are devastated to share the news that our dear friend Ned Kirsch, superintendent of Franklin West Supervisory Union, has passed away suddenly.

Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes

Neo LMS

In the previous installment of this series on empathy in schools, we had a look at how teachers can manage their classroom better by adopting a more empathic mindset. As I promised last time, I am now delving into the concept of empathy in the classroom as a way to improve the learning process.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Flip the Script: Student-Designed Units

Catlin Tucker

In a Twitter chat this month, I mentioned student-designed units. Several curious teachers asked for details, so here goes! My favorite unit each year is the unit my students’ design. We spend the entire year building up to it.

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The ability to say no

Dangerously Irrelevant

Mike Crowley had a wonderful blog post the other day about the need for self-care and giving educators permission to say ‘no’ instead of jeopardizing their professional efficacy or mental health.

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love Legos, scented markers, handstands, books, and mud puddles. It’s all about balance.” ” by K.G., 1st Grade Teacher. One of the best things about teaching very young learners is that they are super excited to learn!

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Restorative Justice and Consequences that Actually Improve Behavior

The CoolCatTeacher

Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard on episode 473 Desmond Tutu says, “Restorative justice says “No, the offense affected a relationship” and what you are seeking for is to restore the relationship, to heal the relationship.”

Helping Parents Prepare Their Child for State Tests

Digital Promise

Home learning environment is an important factor to ensure each student meets their potential in school and beyond.

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Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom

Neo LMS

In my previous post we explored the origins and definitions of digital humanities and covered a few examples of how the techniques are being applied in higher education.

3G, 4G, 5G: What the Ever-Evolving Wireless Networks Mean for K-12 Education

Kajeet

Ninety-two percent of school districts currently meet the FCC’s E-Rate Modernization Order of providing 100 Mbps (megabits per second) per 1,000 students for all of their schools, according to the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) 2018-2019 Annual Infrastructure Report.

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10 Myths about Teaching with Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve been teaching technology for over fifteen years. While student familiarity with this tool has improved, one thing that never varies is the myths surrounding teaching with it.

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On Your Feet Guide to The Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

Teachers plan on the go! As much as I enjoy reading books that help me to push my practice forward, I appreciate having quick and easy resources I can reference in the classroom.

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How a Little Graphic Novel is Inspiring Teachers to Think

The CoolCatTeacher

Josh Stumpenhorst on Episode 464 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Josh Stumpenhorst has written a graphic novel, Drawn to Teach. Illustrated by, Trevor Guthke, these two educators have worked to simply explain some of the problems and challenges of teaching.

How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

Digital Promise

Oh, the dreaded question… “What other content do you cover?” asks the district curriculum director, or even worse, “Do you cover all of _ ?” Fill in the blank with a huge quantity of content, like all of K-5 math.). Coverage!?!

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Digital humanities in Higher Education

Neo LMS

In my last post we left off pondering what digital humanities are and how — especially in higher education — advanced cross-sections between the written word and digital technology are creating new areas of study in the humanities. The field is in fact not as new as one might imagine.

TED-Ed as a Teaching Tool

Kajeet

Sometimes teachers need additional tools in the classroom. Something to elevate the conversation among students, to spark a new perspective on the world, or to enhance the real-world importance of a particular lesson plan. Digital Learning Tools and Tips MDM Chromebooks

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Innovators Creating Prosperity: Inyenyeri

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. Globally, almost three billion people depend on traditional biomass for cooking, a number that is expected to remain unchanged by 2030.

10 steps to create a student-driven classroom

Ditch That Textbook

One day back in 2005, my student Malin walked in looking for me. She just wanted to tell me that she used to hate English before I became her teacher. The reason for the change, she said, was that she got to decide a little more herself and that she could learn more because she […]. Guest Blog creative teaching relationships student engagement student voice student-driven classroom

Improve Student Behavior Now!

The CoolCatTeacher

Darrian Tanner on Episode 471 of the 10-Minute Teacher I talked to my son, and he says that when a teacher has excellent classroom management, it means he can learn, and when they don’t, it means chaos and stress for everybody.

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Mapping Out-of-School-Time Opportunities: Why It Matters

Digital Promise

If you want to plan strategically for the future, you have to know where you’re starting from in the present.

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Meeting the needs of introverted students with e-learning

Neo LMS

Introversion can be easily misunderstood, especially in social settings that favor the extrovert ideal. Schools are a great example of such a setting, with group papers, oral presentations and participation points being the norm.

Dear Otto: Help With Classroom Management Problems

Ask a Tech Teacher

Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please contact me at askatechteacher at gmail dot com and I’ll answer it here. .

What if teachers could no longer give B-minuses?

The Christensen Institute

In her bestselling book The Gift of Failure , Jessica Lahey tells the story of talking to parents who were unhappy because their child had received a B-minus. The story hits home, as Lahey explores the perils of not letting children fail because it robs them of opportunities to learn and develop.

New Analytics Tool From CDW, Lightspeed Systems Helps Schools Optimize Tech Use

Educational Technology Guy

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Columbine’s Frank DeAngelis – The Story of Columbine’s Heart, Resilience, and Recovery

The CoolCatTeacher

Frank DeAngelis in episode 466 of the 10-Minute Teacher Frank DeAngelis was principal of Columbine high school in 1999 and remained the principal until 2015 when all of the students who were in PreK at the time of the shooting graduated.

Teaching for Deeper Learning

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.