Lori Mills

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'Teachers can only ever have a small impact on their students' results – yet they are judged as if they are 100% responsible'

There is little evidence to suggest we can link the performance of a teacher to a set or sets of exam results.<p>There is, however, plenty of evidence …

5 New Google Classroom Features Teachers Should Know About

December 9, 2017 Here is a useful visual we published awhile ago featuring some of the new features added to Google Classroom during the second half …

Education Technology

Just 23 Totally Perfect 4th Grade Anchor Charts

Anchor charts are one of the teaching tools that I’ve found to be useful for pretty much any topic that I’m teaching. Whether the anchor chart is …

5 Videos to Cultivate Empathy in Students

<i>This blog post is part of the</i> <i>CM Rubin World Global Search for Education</i> <i>which poses a question each month to</i> <i>leading educators</i> <i>for reflection and</i> …

Steal This Idea: Dads Have Daughters Repeat Positive Affirmations in Powerful Video

Seven dads. Seven daughters. Simple words. But they are everything.<p>Earlier this year, we told you about an amazing dad who stood in the mirror with his daughter Aaliyah and had her repeat positive affirmations about herself.<p>"Look at yourself, look in your eyes," he told his little girl. The words …

Parenting

Google Classroom Cheat Sheet

“Learning Apps” Is One Of The Top Educational Websites Of The Year!

Reader Gabrielle Klingelhöfer shared the site Learning Apps with me, and I’m sure glad she did!<p>It’s a free site that lets teachers create virtual …

5 Flexible Online Jobs That Let Teachers Work From Home

This Is The Revised & Updated Three-Day 9/11 Lesson I Did This Week (With Hand-Outs & Links)

I’ve previously shared the three-day lesson I usually do with my English Language Learner History classes, and this past week did it again. I made …

Apple launches Everyone Can Code to teach kids Swift

More than 100 schools and districts have already signed up for the initiative.<p>Education is "deep in our DNA", Apple CEO Tim Cook said Wednesday, …

This Teacher Just Schooled Us All With a Lesson About Buying School Supplies

You're going to want to check yourself before you start complaining about those 500 glue sticks you just threw in your cart.<p>My daughter is starting high school next week and I just received her school supply list via email last night. It's four pages long. And yes, they are still asking for glue …

This Video Will Make You Think Twice About The Way You Talk To Kids

Video tries to show how the way adults talk to kids matters<p>A video about the way adults talk to kids is causing debate. It focuses on the ways adults …

Teaching

‘Training for Google Apps’ Is One Of Chrome’s Best Kept Secrets

<b>Do you ever start using a Google service and feel like you really don’t know how to use it properly?</b>I feel that way quite often with Google Docs and …

Apps

STEM and Special Ed. Teachers Could Receive Thousands of Dollars to Teach

Special education and science and math are the fields with the highest demand for teachers, prompting signing bonuses of thousands of dollars.

Education

Google’s new Arts & Culture app brings the world’s art, virtual tours and more to your smartphone

Experiencing the world’s art just got a little easier, thanks to Google’s newly launched Arts & Culture application which puts works of art from over a thousand museums across 70 countries into the palm of your hand. But the app goes beyond offering only static images and text – instead, it now …

Born this Way's Megan Bomgaars: How a Young Woman with Down Syndrome Became an International Star

Megan Bomgaars has Down syndrome, but that’s not keeping her from living her dreams.<p>The 23-year-old, who grew up dreaming of a career as a dancer or …

Michelle Obama

Why The Opt Out Movement Is Crucial For The Future Of Public Education

Many parents and educators are outraged by the over-testing and misuse of testing that has been embedded in federal policy since the enactment of No Child Left Behind in 2002. No high-performing nation in the world tests every child every year in grades 3-8, as we have since the passage of …

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

Amazon unveils free educational tools for teachers

The online commerce giant hopes to give teachers easy access to learning materials through its Amazon Inspire program.<p>Amazon wants to give teachers a leg up.<p>The online giant on Monday unveiled Amazon Inspire, a program that provides educators with the ability to upload, categorize and share …

Education Technology

This teacher used apples to make a devastating point about bullying

LONDON — A teacher in Birmingham, UK, has used a simple, powerful trick to teach children about the grim effects of bullying.<p>Rosie Dutton tours …

10 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do on Google Classroom

For the past few years Google has provided educators with a killer blended learning platform that allows them to create, distribute, grade …

15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016

When education is combined with technology, wonderful things can happen. Students are happier, more curious, and they receive the educational support …

Do teachers care more about schoolwork than your kids do? Here’s how to fix the apathy problem.

Any discussion about the problems in American education — and what is to blame for these problems — will likely include one or all of the usual suspects: inadequate and unequal funding, a lack of resources, underpaid and overworked teachers, over-testing, poverty and heavy-handed legislation.<p>As a …

Teaching

The Building Blocks Of A Responsive Approach To Schoolwide Behavior

...The post The Building Blocks Of A Responsive Approach To Schoolwide Behavior appeared first on TeachThought.

Pedagogy

The 10 Musts of Classroom Management

Brilliant or InsaneOne of the most important roles of a classroom teacher is that of classroom manager. Learning cannot take place in a poorly …

Teaching

20 iPad Apps To Teach Elementary Reading

Kids can develop skills in letter sounds, writing, and first words with ABC PocketPhonics. Independent research has shown kids using this app can …

“RACE” Looks Like A Useful Writing Strategy

I’ve previously written in my books and here on my blog about writing scaffolds like “ABC” (Answer the Question; Back it up; make a …

High School

Response: 'Don't Fear' Students Who Challenge Class Chemistry

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>Cheryl asked:<p><i>One student can change the chemistry of whole class. How do you bring balance to the Force</i> …

This Video Brilliantly Shows What Teachers Do Every Day

Nearly everyone would agree that teachers in our country are underpaid and underappreciated. But in our precarious times, teachers have become social …