Visions for the Next School Year is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. Four educators offer suggestions for how to reopen schools in the fall, including highlighting the importance of “outside-of-the-box” thinking and leading with identifying goals first. Here are some excerpts:
OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay I agree with some of what Natalie Wexler writes – there’s a lot of good stuff in the book, she co-authored, The Writing Revolution , and she makes an important point about the need to help our students learn broad background knowledge to enhance reading comprehension. I’m not as enthusiastic about some of her other stances in the so-called “Reading Wars” (see The Bes
The Hmong American community, power, privilege and a place in Asian America seems like a good and important overview of the Hmong community today. As you probably know, there’s been an increased level of coverage of the Hmong because one of the police officers charged in Mr. Floyd’s death is Hmong (see tweets below). I’m adding this post to The Best Websites To Learn About Hmong Culture & History
geralt / Pixabay I’m adding these three new resources to The Best Sites For Learning About Protests In History : What Protests Can Do is from Five Thirty Eight. Other Protests Flare and Fade. Why This Movement Already Seems Different. is from The NY Times. You might also be interested in The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change.
Report: No Way to Reopen Schools Safely Without Federal Bailout is the headline of a new article in U.S. News. It talks about a new report from the School Superintendents Association that estimates that in order to reopen under the CDC guidelines, “the additional expenses for an average school district of about 3,700 students total $1.8 million.” For a district like ours in Sacramento, that could
Teachers ‘Cannot Stop at Conversations’ About Racism is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. Three educators discuss what teachers can do in response to George Floyd’s death, including not stopping at conversations and instead moving to action.
geralt / Pixabay Here are my choices for the best online tools for remote teaching. This list is divided into three sections: 1.The tools I used teaching ELLs and my Theory of Knowledge classes this past year and which I expect to continue to use next fall. 2. The tools I plan on using when I teach ELL U.S. History next year. 3. Tools I’m exploring over the summer to determine if I want to use th
Editor’s Note: Elizabeth Venegas is graduating from our school, Luther Burbank High School, this week. She is an amazing student and person. She volunteered as a peer tutor all last summer and in previous summers to help Newcomers, and did the same during the school year – including working as a peer tutor in our virtual daily live classroom. She wrote this guest post. You might also be intereste
Barack and Michelle Obama gave commencement addresses today as part of Dear Class of 2020 . They were both good, though I think Michelle’s was a bit better and more useful as a teaching tool with students. Here are both of them. Let me know if you disagree! I’m adding this post to The Best Commencement Speeches .
Four Ways Schools Can Support Teachers to Become ‘Actively Anti-Racist’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. Three educators share what schools should and should not do to support teachers to become anti-racists, such as lifting up black student voices and bypassing prepackaged “character-building” lessons that don’t address racism. Here are some excerpts:
pencilparker / Pixabay I didn’t really have any asynchronous online discussions this year – my ELL classes met live daily, and my IB Theory Of Knowledge classes focused on preparing and giving live Oral Presentations, as well as writing a final essay. However, there’s no time like the present for preparing for the future! I know many teachers have used Google Classroom to facilitate asynchronous
I often write about research studies from various fields and how they can be applied to the classroom. I write individual posts about ones that I think are especially significant, and will continue to do so. However, so many studies are published that it’s hard to keep up. So I’ve started writing a “round-up” of some of them each week or every other week as a regular feature . By the way, you mig
Wokandapix / Pixabay I’ve been sharing lots o resources about George Floyd’s murder (see PART SIX: IMPORTANT TWEETS ABOUT THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD ). I thought it would be useful to take the resources from those lists, and new ones, that I think are most useful for