news.harvard.edu – Today, iRobot Corp. announced its acquisition of Root Robotics, Inc., whose educational Root coding robot got its start as a summer research project at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
marzanoresearch.com – Implement Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (SWPBIS). Build a schoolwide tiered model that teaches students prosocial skills, improves school climate and culture, and lays the foundation for academic excellence. Resources for Positive Behavior Support Systems Social and Emotional Learning
The Emotional Labor of Teaching >> In this post, you’ll hear the heart wrenching story of a 2nd-grader who lost his dad and brought that sorrow to school.
Do everything you ask of those you command. —General George S. Patton Should principals teach? The answer is found in another question… Do principals lead teachers? Yes. Then yes, a principal should spend time in classrooms applying a hand at the teaching craft. According to the Rand Corporation, “Principals need skills that enable them to evaluate… Continue reading Principals, Teach Again!
Denver’s first teachers strike in 25 years will come to an end after a record-setting, all-night bargaining session produced a new compensation. Denver educators described empowerment, fatigue, relief, and in some cases residual frustration.
In Texas, everything’s big…even frustration with school finance. Governor Abbot has educational funding in his sights – so much so that he’s declared a state of emergency for education! “Our mission begins with our students,” Abbott said concerning his legislative priorities. He cites two stats: only 40 percent of third-graders are reading at grade level… Continue reading Frustrated with Texas school finance? This is how revolutions start.
What Are Open Educational Resources? Open educational resources (OER) are open and free instructional materials not restricted by licensing. Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. There is no universal usage of open file formats in OER. McGraw-Hill… Continue reading Far-Reaching Deal , McGraw-Hill and Open Educational Resources
ffyf.org – According to a new bipartisan poll commissioned by First Five Years Fund (FFYF), voters say a divided Congress should have no bearing on lawmakers’ ability to pass meaningful legislation supporting early childhood education. [one_third_first][/one_third_first][one_third] Regardless of party, the polls are in: voters want #ece investments, improvements, and increases. The majority rules, it’s time… Continue reading New National Poll Shows Voters Want Congress to Act on Early Childhood Education
Teachers should ask questions that require children to use math-related term to describe something. For example, asking, how can we find out? How many children are here today? How many snacks we need, et cetera, gives children the opportunity to communicate about a math strategy, and then to practice that strategy. Additionally, when asking open-ended… Continue reading Early Childhood Math Questioning Strategies
How do educators build High-Reliability Schools (HRS) and boost academic achievement? By implementing interdependent systems of operation and performance assessment for student-centered learning. Marzano Research is creating “levels of reliability” ratings for schools. They are: Level 1 addresses the day-to-day operation of a school: What are the rules? How do we work together to make… Continue reading Marzano Research | Leading High Reliability Schools Webinar