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Teaching About Ferguson

Here are some resources for teaching about Ferguson: NY Times Learning Network Facing History Facing Today Teaching Tolerance Teaching for Change The Root The Atlantic Twitter #fergusonsyllabus

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EdWeek: Nine Truths About Data Analysis

Great article on why and how teachers analyze data. My Ninth Truth: None of these steps is going to have any impact unless, as educational leaders, we clearly articulate compelling reasons why teachers should invest time and effort in data analysis. The message to teachers must be that their work is not about abstract concepts of … Continue reading

Homework? What homework?

Since we’ve been discussing issues with the lack of homework, I thought I would post a link to this article from the Atlantic on How Much Homework Do American Kids Do?  It states that the recommendation from the NEA is 10 minutes for each school grade.  For example a 3rd grader should have 30 minutes … Continue reading

Teaching students to question with a text A great graphic organizer and strategy for getting students engaged in any type of text.

3 Most Common Modeling Mistakes

This is the link Jamie shared.  Thanks, Munk!

Practical Guide for Teachers with iPads

Since We’ve Been Discussing Rules A Lot Recently…

These rules come from Sister Corita Kent. Rule I FIND A PLACE YOU TRUST AND THEN TRY TRUSTING IT FOR A WHILE. Rule 2 GENERAL DUTIES OF A STUDENT: PULL EVERYTHING OUT OF YOUR TEACHER. PULL EVERYTHING OUT OF YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS. Rule 3 GENERAL DUTIES OF A TEACHER: PULL EVERYTHING OUT OF YOUR STUDENTS. … Continue reading

Great example of an authentic product

High school students in Norway wrote a book (in English): Connected Learners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Global Classroom and participated in a Twitter chat with educators from around the world about their experience on 5/21/13.

Summer plans?

Here’s a great post on the NY Times Learning Network on Maker Culture, Connected Learning, and Innovation.

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