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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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Nurturing Positive Relationships with Parents

Nurturing Positive Relationships with Parents

advanc-ed.org

At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the boarding school featured in the Harry Potter series, “teachers reign supreme and parents stay away, safely on the other side of the solid brick wall

Gender Equity in the Classroom

Gender Equity in the Classroom

edutopia.org

Some ideas on how to minimize gender bias in our teaching practice and curriculum.

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

edutopia.org

Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.

The brain benefits of your child's dinosaur obsession

The brain benefits of your child's dinosaur obsession

cnn.com

Sustained intense interests can help children develop increased knowledge and persistence, a better attention span and deeper information-processing skills.

Lessons in Personhood: 10 Ways to Truly Lead in Your Classroom | Cult of Pedagogy

Lessons in Personhood: 10 Ways to Truly Lead in Your Classroom | Cult of Pedagogy

cultofpedagogy.com

To stand before children is a rare privilege. In every minute we spend together, they will learn something. Whatever it is we put before them, they will learn from it.

Episode 84: How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading | Cult of Pedagogy

Episode 84: How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading | Cult of Pedagogy

cultofpedagogy.com

The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast, Episode 84 Transcript See a shorter recap of this interview in the blog post. See all podcast episodes. This transcript contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a p

College and (the Real) You

College and (the Real) You

gse.harvard.edu

A new push for authentic community service aims to reframe college admissions. Here's what students should know.

Bring Excitement Into Any Lesson

Bring Excitement Into Any Lesson

edutopia.org

Increase student engagement with these 10 techniques.

(FREE WEBINAR) Tired of junk news? Sign up for Source-Checking Bootcamp!

(FREE WEBINAR) Tired of junk news? Sign up for Source-Checking Bootcamp!

unbouncepages.com

Spend 10 minutes a day for 10 days and sharpen your source-checking skills for the new year.  Bring these skills back to your students after Winter Break.

9 common-sense rules for getting the most out of meetings

9 common-sense rules for getting the most out of meetings

ideas.ted.com

Veteran financier Ray Dalio has been in every kind of meeting: the good, the bad and the ugly. Here’s how he keeps his meetings focused and productive.

For Computer Science Ed Week - Teach Thinking NOT Coding

For Computer Science Ed Week - Teach Thinking NOT Coding

mobile.edweek.org

With Computer Science in Education (CSED) Week and Hour of Code right around the corner, we have a simple request: Don't teach coding. Instead, we suggest that you introduce computational thinking and creative problem solving into your classroom.

11 Essentials for Excellent Digital Portfolios

11 Essentials for Excellent Digital Portfolios

edutopia.org

Guiding your students to get the most out of digital portfolios takes careful planning, and we have ideas to help you get started.

Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work

Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work

ted.com

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. He calls out the two main offenders (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make the workplace ac