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Education Podcasts, Part 2: What We Have Learned from Them

Education Podcasts, Part 2: What We Have Learned from Them

September 15, 2020 | Administrators Curriculum Higher learning Parents Performance Student Achievement Teachers Technology

Listen We wanted to share some of what we have learned recently from the education podcasts we have been listening to. Principal Center Radio Douglas Fisher - The Distance Learning Playbook (Jul 31) Douglas Fisher’s has some great, practical tips on distance learning!  He suggests that teachers should integrate synchronous...

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Your Most Marketable Skills, Part 1

Your Most Marketable Skills, Part 1

August 21, 2020 | Administrators Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen Communication, Instruction, and Complex Thinking Skills Educators in some parts of the U.S. have started seeing the economic repercussions of the pandemic. Some places have started to shed staff as budgets crumble and belts tighten.In other places, teachers are finding returning to teaching in the fall in either virtual...

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How Do I Do a Science Lab Virtually?

How Do I Do a Science Lab Virtually?

July 08, 2020 | Administrators Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen Doing a lab with a room full of kids can be unnerving in the best of conditions, whether they are 6, 12, or 16. You have balance explicit directions, chemicals, and scalpels with immaturity, ADHD, and power struggles (and that may just be your PLC). How in the world...

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Teaching Culturally Responsive Literature: Part 3, Hispanic/Latinx Literature

Teaching Culturally Responsive Literature: Part 3, Hispanic/Latinx Literature

June 30, 2020 | Administrators Curriculum Leadership Performance Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen   Students of Latin heritage cannot be placed into a box, though they are often stereotyped. While there are 20 countries in Central and South America, many teachers just assume that Hispanic students are of Mexican descent. Trouble with the English language is often quite incorrectly associated with an...

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Teaching Culturally Responsive Literature: Part 2, African American Literature

Teaching Culturally Responsive Literature: Part 2, African American Literature

June 29, 2020 | Administrators Curriculum Leadership Performance Student Achievement Teachers

Listen Many teachers and administrators are grappling with how to address the social concerns that the recent events in our country have brought up. The truth is that the protests and riots have only brought to the forefront issues that our students carry with them into our classrooms every day. ...

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Adapted Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education

June 25, 2020 | Administrators Curriculum Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen For many, the Life Skills hallway on a school campus is a place of joy. Administrators can be found high-fiving and dancing with the students as a reprieve from their burdensome load. General education students often enjoy volunteering and assisting. Visitors can be greeted by peels of laughter and...

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Be the Change

Be the Change

June 11, 2020 | Administrators Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen If you’ve ever walked into a break room at lunchtime, you know that all of the educational experts are sitting in that room talking about the problems and solutions of day-to-day classroom life. And yet, it seems as though the experts are never the people making the decisions! Teachers...

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students - In the General Education Classroom

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students - In the General Education Classroom

May 21, 2020 | Administrators Curriculum Mental Health Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen Most students who are born with serious hearing impairments are identified as infants or when they are very young. By the time they enter the general education classroom, they’ve got an I.E.P with accommodations., assistance as needed, and a support system in place. However, if you’re teaching a student...

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Troubleshooting for Elementary Blended Learning in the Classroom

Troubleshooting for Elementary Blended Learning in the Classroom

May 15, 2020 | Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen In our last article, we explored what blended learning looks like in the elementary classroom setting. Because blended learning is used a lot more in the late elementary and secondary settings, there are some “kinks” to be worked out. Here are some suggestions on ways to do that. All...

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Teachers’ Concerns About Returning to School

Teachers’ Concerns About Returning to School

May 11, 2020 | Health Mental Health Parents Stress Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen In a previous post we explored how other countries are coping with reopening schools, but teachers around the globe have so many practical questions and concerns regarding the implications of reopening when there are still so many unknowns about this virus. Many teachers feel left out as the decisions...

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How Other Countries Are Coping with Restarting School

How Other Countries Are Coping with Restarting School

May 01, 2020 | Administrators Curriculum Parents Performance Stress Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen Students and educators alike have been terribly disappointed by the fact that school won’t be resuming face-to-face classes for this school year. Although there are many disadvantages to those involved in remote learning, there are some things that can be taken into consideration as advantages.  One great advantage is...

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Literacy in High School, Part 2: Student Choice

Literacy in High School, Part 2: Student Choice

April 30, 2020 | Administrators Parents Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen In our previous post, we look at how Reading Workshop can be used in the secondary classroom, but getting students to read depends a lot on what they read. Student Choice Richard Allington and Rachel Gabriel stated in their 2012 article in Educational Leadership, “Every Child, Every Day” that...

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