February 2020 Blog Posts (40)

Communism kills. How to explain that to students.

 Many people agree that 1984 is a book everyone should read. Especially so now that Democrats talk about Communism in favorable ways, and so do some students.

The problem is that 1984 is a very traumatic book for many people. I used to think it would be too much for teenagers. But now that kids know so little, I changed my mind. The other problem is that many teenagers cannot read an…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on February 27, 2020 at 8:31pm — No Comments

7 techniques to hone teaching skills with powerful body language in 7 days!

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7 techniques to hone teaching skills with powerful body language in 7 days!

Posted on: 14 Dec,19

 

Teaching is one responsible profession that assigns a…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 27, 2020 at 8:59am — No Comments

Holding back English language learners is seldom effective

Holding back English language learners is seldom effective
Talk of grade retention revs up each spring. But it's seldom a good answer for English learners, says ELL expert Valentina Gonzalez who shares research that debunks the idea that retention helps ELs and suggests ways to boost their academic progress all year long. …
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Added by Michael Keany on February 25, 2020 at 9:10am — No Comments

Does HIPAA protect students' health data at school?

Information on health care received in US schools can become part of a child's educational record, which is not protected by HIPAA and is available to school officials and teachers without patient consent, according to a report in Pediatrics. Even sensitive data from…
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Added by Michael Keany on February 25, 2020 at 9:05am — No Comments

The Fool’s Eraser

The Fool’s Eraser

by Dan Rockwell

A fool finds a way to discount and devalue principles. There are three reasons we play the fool. We don’t like admitting we’re wrong. We don’t want to change. Our…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 25, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

Mastering Test Anxiety: Student & Teacher Tips

Mastering Test Anxiety: Student & Teacher Tips

Curtis-Chandler 120 By Curtis Chandler

Spring will…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 19, 2020 at 3:39pm — No Comments

District creates role to address trauma

District creates role to address trauma
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A Colorado school district has developed a position to help support students who have experienced trauma. Melisa…
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Added by Michael Keany on February 19, 2020 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Teach students the joy of discovery with hands-on archaeology

Review: Teach students the joy of discovery with hands-on archaeology
Help middle graders connect past with present using the easy-to-understand lessons in "Hands-On Archaeology: Grades 4-5" by John R. White, PhD, and Mattie Oveross. Teacher educator Linda Biondi notes that giving kids opportunities to "dig" in class and beyond can build team skills and learning across content areas. …
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Added by Michael Keany on February 19, 2020 at 2:57pm — No Comments

5 ways to help students overcome procrastination

5 ways to help students overcome procrastination
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Student procrastination is common and likely caused by indecisiveness, work avoidance and…
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Added by Michael Keany on February 19, 2020 at 2:54pm — No Comments

When Kids Have to Act Like Parents, It Affects Them for Life



When Kids Have to Act Like Parents, It Affects Them for Life

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The Atlantic
Cindy Lamothe
getpocket.com
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Added by Michael Keany on February 14, 2020 at 11:27am — No Comments

9 Pieces of Practical Advice About Bullying

9 Pieces of Practical Advice About Bullying

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Rebekah Barnett
TED Ideas
getpocket.com
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Added by Michael Keany on February 14, 2020 at 11:23am — No Comments

The Single Predictor of Long-Term Success

The Single Predictor of Long-Term Success

by Dan Rockwell

There’s hope for you if you aren’t the smartest person at the table. Average people succeed as long as they…

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Added by Michael Keany on February 14, 2020 at 11:15am — No Comments

Doubt cast on effectiveness of "turn and talk"

Doubt cast on effectiveness of "turn and talk"
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Interaction can help students learn, but prompts for students to "turn and talk" to a partner or in a…
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Added by Michael Keany on February 14, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

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