There are lots of interesting links for education to share this weekend. Hopefully each viewer will find something of interest and value in this list. Also, you may feel free to share links with me that you have found as well.
Here is today’s links list:
- How a School Ditched Awards Assemblies to Refocus on Kids and Learning — I am not necessarily against awards and assemblies, but those seem to be something we do in schools the same way every year without giving much thought to why or how we are doing it. I would encourage everyone to be thoughtful about the reason for these awards and assemblies and to take the time to analyze their value. I really like the idea that is shared here of the success showcase for all students.
- 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks — There are some really interesting ideas here for classrooms of all ages.
- That “Useless” Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket — Fascinating article about the changes afoot in the world of work, something that will have an impact on our students. Note the growing importance of such disciplines as philosophy — something that helps students write and reason better.
- 5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning — I am always ready to explore the personalization of learning in new ways!
- Growth Mindset: Clearing Up Some Common Confusions — I especially like the chart shared here about the different types of classroom mistakes and how they lead to greater learning.
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology — Is this you? Do you agree with the list or is there something missing?
- 18 Updates To Google Tools That You Might Have Missed This Summer — Google is a company that has been very responsive to teacher needs with their products. Check out the changes and give some of the new features a try.
- Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback — This is a very thought-provoking article and one that addresses an ongoing challenge of mine, which is how to improve my feedback loop. I strongly encourage you to read this article. This is one that I will likely be building a future post around since this addresses a personal teaching goal of mine as I start the new year.
- A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry — What do you think of this classroom model?