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Weekly Bites of Knowledge

A weekly roundup of the best education links on the web sent to your inbox each Friday. These weekly picks are links to videos, webinars, and great articles that are handpicked for Oakhill Teachers, by Oakhill Teachers.

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Let us know how we are doing! 2017 Oakhill Constituent Survey

Let us know how we are doing! 2017 Oakhill Constituent Survey

oakhilldayschool.org

You are an integral part of our school community and we would like your opinions. As part of our periodic self-study process, we are conducting a formal survey of our constituents. The survey will tak

Redefining Failure

Redefining Failure

edutopia.org

Why encouraging students to get everything right is the wrong direction.

Journaling the Old-School Way

Journaling the Old-School Way

edutopia.org

In a class where every student has a laptop, there’s still an argument to be made for keeping a pen-and-paper journal.

NAIS - Hiring for Cultural Competence

NAIS - Hiring for Cultural Competence

nais.org

There isn’t an independent school in this country that isn’t struggling to attract and create an increasingly diverse and complex student body. And, it’s safe to say, there isn’t a school that doesn’t

Why Your Grumpy Teenager Doesn’t Want to Talk to You

Why Your Grumpy Teenager Doesn’t Want to Talk to You

mobile.nytimes.com

It’s hard to help the obviously upset adolescent who turns down a warm invitation to talk. Here’s what may be going on.

Should kids wait until 8th grade to get smartphones? These parents are thinking yes

Should kids wait until 8th grade to get smartphones? These parents are thinking yes

kansascity.com

A Stilwell Elementary mom has started a “Wait a Bit Kansas City” movement asking parents to delay giving their children to have smartphones. It’s related to the “Wait Until 8th” movement.

Coping with Stress - Tips For Educators by Leah Davies, M.Ed.

Coping with Stress - Tips For Educators by Leah Davies, M.Ed.

kellybear.com

Before educators can help students cope with their problems and be ready to learn, they must first take time to care for themselves. The following are ways educators can take control of their

News in Education: The Kansas City Star

News in Education: The Kansas City Star

kcstarsie.com

News in Education: The Kansas City Star - Newspapers, Apps, Tools and Videos In the Classroom - A Free Educational Resource For Teachers

Five questions to ask before assigning homework

Five questions to ask before assigning homework

ditchthattextbook.com

Teachers have widely varying opinions on homework. Before assigning it, think through these five questions first.

Which of these habits is keeping you from being a great communicator?

Which of these habits is keeping you from being a great communicator?

ideas.ted.com

Yes, we all do these things, but they can suck the life from your conversations, says sound consultant Julian Treasure. Read this and strengthen your gift of gab.

How Can Schools Tap Into Parent Power For the Good of Students?

How Can Schools Tap Into Parent Power For the Good of Students?

ww2.kqed.org

A program pays teachers to visit students at home and meet with their family. The home visits have helped parents become better-informed advocates for their kids and stronger allies with teachers.