Four Lessons School Administrators Learned Last Year & Will Apply in the Fall is the headline of my latest Education Week column. Four school administrators share lessons learned during the past 18 months of COVID-19 and how they will apply them this fall. Here are some excerpts:
OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay Here are today’s additions to The Best Posts Predicting (& Showing) What Schools Look Like During The Pandemic : Some Florida School Districts Will Require Masks. The Governor May Cut Their Funding is from NPR. Nearly 200 doctors clash with school district that refuses to mandate masks is from The Washington Post. ‘Never seen anything like it’: Delta is making a grow
I thought that new – and long-time – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . I’ll start with my favorites from earlier this year. Nsé Ufot, the CEO of The New Georgia Project, was interviewed by CBS News yesterday, and the entire interview is embedded below. She begins the interview with a description of the
I’m fairly active on Pinterest and, in fact, have curated 22,000 resources there that I haven’t shared on this blog. I thought readers might find it useful if I began sharing a handful of my most recent “pins” each week (I’m not sure if you can see them through an RSS Reader – you might have to click through to the original post). You might also be interested in MY MOST POPULAR PINS OF 2020 Here
geralt / Pixabay During “normal” times, I’m not so sure how many critical questions school district leaders need to make that substantially impact what goes on in the classroom. Like most bureaucracies, things just move along. And, when there are critical questions that need to be answered (perhaps a dramatic change in curriculum, personnel benefits and salary issues) – if those decisions are unw
Q&A Collections: Teaching Social Studies is the headline of my latest Education Week column. Links to 10 years of posts with commentaries from over 100 social studies educators. Here’s an excerpt from one of them:
I thought that new – and long-time – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . I’ll start with my favorites from earlier this year. The cognitive challenges of effective teaching by Stephen Chew and William Cerbin is one of the best and most practical research studies anyone in education is going to find. Unfor
7089643 / Pixabay Here are today’s additions to The Best Posts Predicting (& Showing) What Schools Look Like During The Pandemic : The White House, concerned about rates among young people, will make a new push for students to get shots. is from The NY Times. Behind D.C.’s scramble to get teens vaccinated before school starts is from The Washington Post. 4 Ways to Keep Staff and Students Safe Fro
To no teacher’s surprise, new research finds multiple benefits to longer lunch periods for students. You can read an article summarizing the study here . And we’re not talking here about needing a super-long time, either. Researchers found that students needed at least twenty minutes of “seated lunch time.” I’m assuming that means what it says, which suggests you need to add the minutes it takes
Eleven Strategies for Facing This Year’s Classroom Challenges is the headline of my latest Education Week column. Four educators share suggestions on facing pandemic-related challenges this coming school year, including implementing consistent routines. Here are some excerpts:
I thought that new – and long-time – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . I’ll start with my favorites from earlier this year. johnhain / Pixabay I’ve been doing a series of posts on different aspects of teaching ELLs in distance learing. The first was Six Ways That Newcomers Can Interact With Online Text
422737 / Pixabay Sandy Millin recently wrote a blog post about a workshop she attended on using videos demonstrating claims and evidence. She included this video clip, and I was wondering if readers had recommendations of others? I’m adding this post to The Best Video Clips & Full-Length Movies For Helping To Teach Persuasive Techniques (Help Me Find More) .
Megan_Rexazin / Pixabay Here are today’s additions to The Best Posts Predicting (& Showing) What Schools Look Like During The Pandemic : Chaos and confusion: Back to school turns ugly as Delta rages is Politico. O.C. Board of Education to sue Gov. Newsom over K-12 school mask mandate is from The L.A. Times. What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in Florida, Where School Mask Mandates Are Banned is from S
A $5 Million Fine for Classroom Discussions on Race? In Tennessee, This Is the New Reality is from Education Week. Wow. I’m adding this info to RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ABOUT ATTACKS ON “CRITICAL RACE THEORY,” THE 1619 PROJECT & ATTEMPTS TO STOP EDUCATORS FROM TEACHING ABOUT SYSTEMIC RACISM .
Four Favorite Physical Education Instructional Strategies—Recommended by Teachers! is the headline of my latest Education Week column. Differentiated instruction is among the favorite strategies three educators employ in teaching physical education. Here are some excerpts:
Memed_Nurrohmad / Pixabay Here are today’s additions to The Best Posts Predicting (& Showing) What Schools Look Like During The Pandemic : Florida’s Broward County school district reverses its mask mandate after funding threat from the governor is from CNN. The new state school mask rule doesn’t faze many students. It’s ‘second nature’ now is from the L.A. Times. Here’s how schools should handle
14995841 / Pixabay I’ve been sharing an infographic or two each week, and you can find previous ones here . You might also be interested in all my “Best” lists on infographics. Though this infographic is two years old, Gallup’s most recent polling showed similar results – at least, where teachers are ranked…. You will find more infographics at Statista
I’m making a change in the content of the regular feature. In addition to sharing the top five posts that have received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they may have originally been published on an earlier date), I will also include the top five posts that have actually appeared in the past week. Often, these are different posts. You might also be interested in IT’S THE FOURTE
DavidRockDesign / Pixabay The pandemic is affecting the third straight school year — and this teacher is very, very worried is my latest “uplifting” column for The Washington Post. I suspect my concerns are shared by many, many other teachers….
The United Nations has declared August 23rd to be International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition. You can find many related resources at their website . You might also be interested in USEFUL RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ABOUT THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRINGING ENSLAVED AFRICANS TO AMERICA .
geralt / Pixabay Here are today’s additions to The Best Posts Predicting (& Showing) What Schools Look Like During The Pandemic : Students Need To Be In Classrooms, With Masks, This Fall, Education Secretary Says is from NPR. What Georgia schools are doing as students return to classrooms with Covid cases rising is from CNN. Florida’s largest school district is worried about funding after governo
geralt / Pixabay It’s approaching that time (where does the summer go?), and you can find all my resources about starting the new school year strong here. Feel free to offer additional suggestions, and good luck to all of us!
PIRO4D / Pixabay I love Playing For Change’s “Songs Around The World” and have often shared them here . Sometimes, the songs are great for ELLs, and sometimes they are just enjoyable to watch: Here’s their latest:
Q&A Collections: Challenging Normative Gender Culture in Education is the headline of my latest Education Week column. Ten years of posts on supporting LGBTQ students and on questions around gender roles in education. Here’s an excerpt from one of them:
I’ve previously written a couple of posts on the value of prioritizing inquiry over judgment (see Leading With Inquiry, Not Judgment and IMPORTANT CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT REMINDER: CURIOSITY CAN WORK BETTER THAN JUDGMENT ). The 74’s weekly email newsletter highlighted a similar point last week when they included a short video clip from the Ted Lasso television series where the title character highli
geralt / Pixabay I’ve just mailed out the August issue of my very simple free monthly email newsletter . It has over 3,000 subscribers, and you can subscribe here . Of course, you can also join the eighteen thousand others who subscribe to this blog daily. Here Are 8 Ways You Can Subscribe For Free…
Five Teacher-Recommended Strategies to Support Students With Learning Differences is the headline of my latest Education Week column. Three science educators share their favorite instructional strategies, including incorporating a sense of play in their classes. Here are some excerpts:
carloslorite / Pixabay Here are three new additions to The Best Sites For Learning About Historic Maps : Historical Maps from Around the World is from Google Earth. 6 of the World’s Oldest Maps is from Discover. Story Maps from the Library of Congress don’t exactly fit in with the other links on the “Best” list, but it’s close enough. Here’s how they describe it: Story Maps at the Library of Cong
Ten years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech, including some Web 2.0 apps. You might also be interested in THE BEST ED TECH RESOURCES OF 2021 – PART ONE , as well as checking out all my edtech resources . Here are this we
andremsantana / Pixabay Here are today’s additions to The Best Posts Predicting (& Showing) What Schools Look Like During The Pandemic : Texas School Administrators Go Door To Door To Bring Students Back To The Classroom is from NPR. Confusion over mask mandate for California schools sparks tension between districts and parents is from Ed Source. As new school year looms, debates over mask mandat