Tumisu / Pixabay Ordinarily, I’d add these new articles and videos to The Best Posts Predicting (& Showing) What Schools Look Like During The Pandemic . However, that list is just getting too massive. So, in the future, if you want to find these in one place, click here: California to require Covid vaccine for all students, Newsom says is from Ed Source. California plans to add the Covid vaccine
As you may have heard in the media, the Biden Administration announced new regulations guiding arrest priorities by ICE agents. Instead of the dragnet approach favored by the Trump administration, here’s how The Washington Post described the new policy: Mayorkas said Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers should not attempt to arrest and deport farmworkers, the elderly and others who
Small Changes That Can Make a Big Difference in Your K12 Classroom is the topic of my latest ten-minute BAM! Radio Show. Holly Spinelli, Valentina Gonzalez, and Ann Stiltner join me in the conversation, and they have all also contributed written commentaries to my Education Week column. I’m adding it to All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions .
Columbus Day, also known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in many communities, takes place on October 11th in the United States. You might be interested in The Best Online Resources About Christopher Columbus (& ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day’). Many monuments to him have been taken down in the past year, so you might also want to check out The Best Resources For Teaching About Confederate Monuments . I’ve p
Englund / Pixabay I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . I originally shared this post in 2009. You might also be interested in Celebrate What Would Have Been Paulo Freire’s Birthday – Here Are Related Resources. We don’t have to imagine the answer to that question because
English Sandwich is a unique – and cool -game. Your show an image of a dish from a particular country, and then have to choose the correct country of origin for it. No matter what your answer is, your then also give an explanation of it. I’m adding it to: The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures THE BEST TOOLS FOR TAKING STUDENTS “AROUND THE WORLD” The Best Online Geograph
MichaelGaida / Pixabay There are a number of sites that allow you to see newspapers from around the world, and I thought readers would find a list of them useful. You might also be interested in The Best Visually Engaging News Sites , THE BEST TOOLS FOR TAKING STUDENTS “AROUND THE WORLD” and The Best Tools To Help Develop Global Media Literacy . In addition, check out “RADIOOOOO” IS A COOL MUSIC
TheDigitalArtist / Pixabay Sacramento is the city in the U.S. most likely to be destroyed by flooding, and there has been a lot of attention paid to that fact (see The Best Sites For Showing Sacramento Destroyed By Floods ). We do lessons about it when teaching a unit on Natural Disasters, which includes helping students identify safe routes from their homes in the event it happens. The History C
Google Arts & Culture is an amazing site, and I have posted about it often . Earlier this year, they finally create a sort of “teacher’s hub” for it (see Finally, Google Creates A Central Teachers’ Hub For Its Amazing “Arts & Culture” Site ). Today, they announced a new Teacher Guide. It seems like almost a guide to their “teacher’s hub.” The Arts and Culture site is sort of a bottomless pit of a
I’ve previously shared about the Retrieval Practice Notebooks that my ELL students use – each day they write down an important concept or fact they learned in each of their classes, and then share it in class. I’m doing it again this year and, as usual, used the inductive teaching strategy of concept attainment to help students learn how to do a better job at writing down specific concepts they l
geralt / Pixabay I’m adding these three resources to The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science : The Smithsonian announced a number of new bilingual (English/Spanish) resources for teaching. That Stanford History Education Group also updated their list of bilingual lessons . DePaul University, too, has a large list of bilingual resources .
I publish lots of posts and resources, including several weekly series. I thought readers might find it useful for me to list those weekly features, along with links to past and future ones. Here they are: Weekly posts at my Education Week advice column . Weekly episodes of my eight-minute BAM Radio Show . Around The Web In ESL/ELL/EFL Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week This Week In Web
7 Mistakes Districts Have Made During the Pandemic is the headline of my latest Education Week column. Arrogance and looking at students through the lens of deficits, instead of assets, are among the blunders. Here are some excerpts:
geralt / Pixabay Ordinarily, I’d add these new articles and videos to The Best Posts Predicting (& Showing) What Schools Look Like During The Pandemic . However, that list is just getting too massive. So, in the future, if you want to find these in one place, click here: Back to High School, After Missing So Much is from The NY Times. San Diego Unified may mandate COVID vaccines by Dec. 20 for st
I’ve written a fair amount about how I use visualization techniques with both my ELL and non-ELL students (see Best Posts On Helping Students “Visualize Success” ). Our principal, Jim Peterson, mentioned an interesting story he had heard about swimming legend Michael Phelps. When he visualizes – yes, he sees himself being successful. But he also sees himself dealing with obstacles and overcoming
I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay I saw this tweet about a workshop being led by Tricia Ebarvia and Christie Nold: Wow. An important wake up call and reframing of how we talk and think about student voice. #HSEquity #istelib https://t.co/9
Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in seeing all my “Best” lists related to education policy here ): It’s Time to Dump Deficit-Based Data is from Education Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research . Florida says it’s ending year-end, high-stakes standardized testing. Here’
Clker-Free-Vector-Images / Pixabay Ordinarily, I’d add these new articles and videos to The Best Posts Predicting (& Showing) What Schools Look Like During The Pandemic . However, that list is just getting too massive. So, in the future, if you want to find these in one place, click here: New York City can proceed with vaccine mandate for educators and staff, judges ruled. is from The NY Times. S
In the Ling Your Language game, you listen to a short snippet of someone speaking and then guess what language is being spoken. You can also learn more about that particular language. It would be more useful in the classroom if it also showed a map demonstrating where each language was primarily spoken, but I guess you can’t you have everything…
geralt / Pixabay I’ve just mailed out the October 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…
geralt / Pixabay Though I think the “learning loss” narrative is generally harmful and overblown (see Trying To Bring Research, Sanity, Teacher Expertise & Student Voice To The “Learning Loss” Discussion ), I do think it’s accurate to say that some of our most vulnerable students (including English Language Learners) did not learn as much in the academic realm over the past eighteen months as the
What Is the Long Term Impact of the Pandemic on Students and How Can We Help Today? is the topic of my latest ten-minute BAM! Radio Show. I’m joined in the conversation by Michelle Shory, Caitlin O’Connor, and Amber Chandler, who have all contributed written commentaries to my Ed Week column . I’m adding it to All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions .
12019 / Pixabay World Teachers Day, held annually on October 5th since 1994 – when it was created by UNESCO – celebrates teachers worldwide (in the United States, National Teacher Day is Tuesday in the first full week of May). You might be interested in The Best Resources To Learn About World Teachers Day.
My latest ten-minute BAM! Radio show is on mistakes districts have made during the pandemic and what they – and we – can learn from them. I’m joined in the discussion by Altagracia (Grace) H. Delgado, PJ Caposey, Selena A. Carrión and Marci Harvey, who have all also contributed written commentaries to my Ed Week column. I’m adding it to All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions .
Ordinarily, I’d add these new articles and videos to The Best Posts Predicting (& Showing) What Schools Look Like During The Pandemic . However, that list is just getting too massive. So, in the future, if you want to find these in one place, click here: ‘I Need an Army’: Across America, Schools Cram for Their Covid Tests is from The NY Times. Schools in England struggling to stay open amid soari
I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see older Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month (more recent lists can be found here ). You can also see my all-time favorites here . I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series reviewing old favorite
I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . Many teachers have seen the late Rita Pierson’s great TED Talk and, if you haven’t, it’s embedded at the bottom of this post. Perhaps the most quoted line from the video is “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.” Plenty of rese
I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from over the years. You can see the entire collection here . geralt / Pixabay A new study in secondary schools found that teachers observing their colleagues two-or-three times and providing feedback using one-half of what lots of educators tell me is a ridiculously complex Danielson rubric resu
California Gov. Newsom signs law to replace term ‘alien’ with ‘noncitizen’ or ‘immigrant’ is new article from NBC News. As I indicated in an earlier post about similar changes to federal law , more substantial changes to support immigrants is needed, but words do matter. And our Governor and state legislature have also made many concrete changes to support help immigrants, including providing hea