Tips for Engaging Families in Remote Learning – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Tips for Engaging Families in Remote Learning Tips for Engaging Families in Remote Learning Throughout my #remotelearning series, I have tried to provide practical ideas and strategies that can be used now.  One aspect that needs more attention, at least in my opinion, is how we can assist parents throughout this ordeal. It goes without saying that many of them are dealing with some intense challenges such as equitable access to technology, WIFI availability, finding time to…

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Teach for Attention! A Tool Belt of Engagement Strategies – Education Article

Teach for Attention! A Tool Belt of Strategies for Engaging Students with Attention Challenges By Ezra Werb, M.Ed.(Free Spirit Publishing, 2019 – Learn more) Reviewed by Rita Platt Let’s start with two statistics shared in the book. 1. About 8.4% of kids in the United States have an ADHD diagnosis.2. About 30% of students with ADHD are failing classes and/or repeating grades. Undoubtedly some who read those statistics are reacting by decrying the over-diagnosis of ADHD, and there is likely some…

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Put More Movement in Your Middle Grades Lessons – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog My Teaching Secret I have a teaching secret. Not the good type, like a trick or tip to make sure every lesson is a success…but the kind I’m NOT proud of. Here it is: Despite all the writing and speaking I do about making learning student-focused, participatory, and engaging, deep down what I really crave is a compliant, calm, predictable classroom. The truth is that I feel the most comfortable in the driver’s seat of learning –…

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A Principal’s Reflections: Top Posts of 2018 – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Top Posts of 2018 Top Posts of 2018 Get up and write!  Well, this isn’t the saying that I abide by, but making the time to reflect and hammer away at the keyboard is something that I still consistently commit to doing.  There are many reasons I continue to blog regularly, but the biggest is trying to add a practical lens to many of the ideas we either see or hear about on social media. During the…

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