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Friday, December 11, 2020

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Another Study Points Out That SEL Is Not A Cure-All
Some talk about Social Emotional Learning as an effective strategy to combat many of the challenges facing our students because they don’t want to attack root causes of those problems, including poverty and inequality (see The Manipulation of Emotional Learning and The Best Resources Showing Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough ). A new study points yet another hole in that perspective by findi
Friday’s Must-Read Articles On School Reopenings
OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : “I’m scared” – 21 teachers on what it’s like teaching in a global pandemic is from the PBS NewsHour. Teaching the ‘Roomers’ and the ‘Zoomers:’ No Small Task for Elementary School Teachers is from The 74. Remote Learning Can Bring Bias Into the Home is from The NY Times. cc:
A Look Back: Here’s The Advice I Gave Our Advanced ELL Teachers On How To Prepare Students For Writing Assessments – What Can You Add?
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 . picjumbo_com / Pixabay We do a school-wide writing assessment each fall, which students then take again in the spring (using the same article and prompt). We also use an asset-focused “improvement rubric” to evaluate student writing (s
Dec. 18th Is International Migrants Day – Here Are Teaching & Learning Resources
YvonneScholz / Pixabay The United Nations has declared December 18th to be International Migrants Day . You might be interested in: The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States The Best Places Where Students Can Tell Their – And/Or Their Families – Immigration Story The Best Posts On The Migration Policy Institute Report On
Ed Tech Digest
Nine 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 2020 – PART TWO , as well as checking out all my edtech resources . Here are this w
Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL
BiljaST / Pixabay Six years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention. You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN 2019 – PART ONE and THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN 2019 – PART TWO. A
The Smithsonian’s “24 Hours In A Time Of Change” Seems Like A Great Opportunity For Student Writing & Reflection
The Smithsonian has announced “24 Hours In A Time Of Change ” as a way to collect people’s stories about their 2020 experiences. Here are the specific “prompts “: The 24 Hours website offers prompts to help everyone take part. The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum , whose project Moments of Resilience helped inspire Friday’s story collection, asks, How are communities supporting each other o
Video: Cartoon Network Creates Good Anti-Racist Clip
Alexandra_Koch / Pixabay Check out this new video from – of all places – The Cartoon Network. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Teach About African-American History .
Students Creating New Year’s Resolutions Can Be Great Lessons & Here Are A Ton Of Ideas
geralt / Pixabay Having students create New Year’s resolutions have always been great lessons for my classes – either just before Winter Break or right after we return. You can find a ton of related resources, including lesson