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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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A Mindset Shift to Continue Supporting the Most Frustrating Kids

A Mindset Shift to Continue Supporting the Most Frustrating Kids

ww2.kqed.org

Some students can feel so difficult to work with that the challenge begins to strain a teacher's empathy. Alex Shevrin offers some tips for how she shifts her mindset when this happens and proactively

Creative Problem Solving

Creative Problem Solving

cps.adobeeducate.com

Global research shows that tomorrow’s jobs will demand creative problem solving skills. We asked 1,600 higher and secondary educators, and 400 policymakers and influencers around the world to tell us about how students are being prepared to be creative problem solvers.

Learning to Self Manage

Learning to Self Manage

gse.harvard.edu

For tweens and teens, self-control is connected to autonomy and other intrinsic motivators

NAIS - The Harvey Weinstein Challenge: Combating Sexual Harassment In and Out of School

NAIS - The Harvey Weinstein Challenge: Combating Sexual Harassment In and Out of School

nais.org

Deborah M. Roffman is the author of Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know About Becoming Your Kids’ “Go-To” Person About Sex and a teacher in the lower, middle, and upper schools at the Park S

5 Classroom Jobs You Should Outsource To Your Middle School Students

5 Classroom Jobs You Should Outsource To Your Middle School Students

weareteachers.com

Save yourself some time, and give your kids some responsibility!

3 Assumptions Teachers Should Avoid | Edutopia

3 Assumptions Teachers Should Avoid | Edutopia

edutopia.org

Some assumptions can negatively impact your teaching practice. We have a few tips to combat three common ones.

Do Students Really Need Grades? Teachers Are Divided

Do Students Really Need Grades? Teachers Are Divided

blogs.edweek.org

When a no-grades advocate wrote that gradeless classrooms can improve student learning, teachers responded with some excitement and some skepticism.

Hilarious Ted Talks for the Classroom – Engaging and Effective Teaching

Hilarious Ted Talks for the Classroom – Engaging and Effective Teaching

engagingandeffective.com

Funny Ted Talks to use with middle & high school students to teach delayed gratification, not procrastinating, overcoming rejection, and playing as an adult

ADMISSION ALERT: 7 Things Teachers Should Do (And NOT Do!)

ADMISSION ALERT: 7 Things Teachers Should Do (And NOT Do!)

schneiderb.com

In this guest post, Mike Connor shares 7 things teachers should do, and not do, to help with the admission process.

Inside the Teenage Brain

Inside the Teenage Brain

pbs.org

What's behind teens' seemingly inexplicable behavior? Surprising answers from new scientific studies.

Do Your Teens Seem Like Aliens? | Inside The Teenage Brain | FRONTLINE | PBS

Do Your Teens Seem Like Aliens? | Inside The Teenage Brain | FRONTLINE | PBS

pbs.org

Learn to communicate more effectively with your parent or teen. Download this worksheet to complete with your parent or teen, then discuss your answers together.

Modeling Assertiveness With Students | Edutopia

Modeling Assertiveness With Students | Edutopia

edutopia.org

Simple role-playing exercises can show students how to stand up for themselves without being unkind to others.

Extending the Silence | Edutopia

Extending the Silence | Edutopia

edutopia.org

Giving students several seconds to think after asking a question—and up to two minutes for some questions—improves their learning.

What Kind of Screen Time Parent Are You? Take This Quiz And Find Out

What Kind of Screen Time Parent Are You? Take This Quiz And Find Out

npr.org

Are you strict, pushover or right down the middle? These nine questions could help you find the right balance when it comes to your kids and digital devices.

No Comment! Why More News Sites Are Dumping Their Comment Sections

No Comment! Why More News Sites Are Dumping Their Comment Sections

ww2.kqed.org

Letters to the editor have always been a key part of American newspapers, the main channel for readers to respond to the content they consume and publicly deb

Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning?  | Edutopia

Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning? | Edutopia

edutopia.org

As an ever-growing array of virtual reality tools hits schools, educators wonder if the technology lives up to its hype.

7 Tips for Old-School Teachers to Adopt Technology - More Than A Tech

7 Tips for Old-School Teachers to Adopt Technology - More Than A Tech

morethanatech.com

Technology is everywhere! It’s in the classrooms, too. Some old-school teachers consider it to be a distraction. Naturally, students get distracted when using social media … Read More

5 Reasons to Use Picture Books to Teach Digital Citizenship

5 Reasons to Use Picture Books to Teach Digital Citizenship

thetechieteacher.net

This blog is intended to give helpful tips and tricks for incorporating technology into your classroom.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

khanacademy.org

Check out Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy

Could a Messy Desk Make You a Better Teacher?

Could a Messy Desk Make You a Better Teacher?

weareteachers.com

Fingers crossed that the answer is yes.

Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

ted.com

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Helping Strangers May Help Teens' Self-Esteem

Helping Strangers May Help Teens' Self-Esteem

npr.org

Adolescents are under more pressure than ever, and many suffer from depression and anxiety. But new research suggests that volunteering to help strangers makes them feel better about themselves.