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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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6 Ways Teachers Accidentally Create More Work For Themselves

6 Ways Teachers Accidentally Create More Work For Themselves

weareteachers.com

Stop the insanity.

School Refusal: When Fear And Anxiety Keep Kids From Going To School

School Refusal: When Fear And Anxiety Keep Kids From Going To School

wbur.org

It’s a struggle that many parents are familiar with — your child doesn’t want to go to school. But for some kids, this happens every day.

Perspective | Don’t like your kids tethered to screens at school? Why not ask questions?

Perspective | Don’t like your kids tethered to screens at school? Why not ask questions?

washingtonpost.com

Two teachers show how to fight education’s ed-tech obsession.

Poetry and Science: Can Our Eyes Fool Our Taste Buds?

Poetry and Science: Can Our Eyes Fool Our Taste Buds?

sciencefriday.com

Engage young learners in science with this poem and simple experiment from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science for Kids by Pomelo Books.

Assigning More Writing—With Less Grading

Assigning More Writing—With Less Grading

edutopia.org

Check out four best practices for teaching writing that can help you improve student learning without creating a mountain of grading work.

Teacher Perspective: Friendships in the Classroom

Teacher Perspective: Friendships in the Classroom

shekclifestyle.com

Written by: Heidi Hule As adults, we know how essential it is to have friends in life. Kids, on the other hand, aren’t thinking so far ahead. They enjoy having friends because they want someone to

Growth Mindset Is Not Enough

Growth Mindset Is Not Enough

edutopia.org

To help students face life’s challenges, teachers should seek to help them develop a broad set of skills.

Multitasking Harms Recall—Music, Not So Much

Multitasking Harms Recall—Music, Not So Much

edutopia.org

A new study confirms that multitasking negatively impacts studying. Listening to music, on the other hand, may have little effect.

The King's Speech Speaks to Fine Motor Development

The King's Speech Speaks to Fine Motor Development

campaign.r20.constantcontact.c

Rarely does a cinematic experience reflect the domain of fine motor development, but in the case of The King's Speech I could not let the opportunity to share pass by. I don't want to spoil the movie

(VIDEO) Karina Galperin: Should we simplify spelling?

(VIDEO) Karina Galperin: Should we simplify spelling?

ted.com

How much energy and brain power do we devote to learning how to spell? Language evolves over time, and with it, the way we spell -- is it worth it to spend so much time memorizing rules. (Spanish w/ English Subtitles)

Positive Words Go a Long Way

Positive Words Go a Long Way

edutopia.org

Simple ways to frame what you say to students to encourage and empower them.

SIMPLEK12 - DAY OF LEARNING ONLINE GOOGLE EVENT

SIMPLEK12 - DAY OF LEARNING ONLINE GOOGLE EVENT

simplek12.lpages.co

It has been said that a good picture is worth a thousand words - and students of all ages can use pictures to develop and convey what they know. Google Apps, Extensions, and Add-ons are amazing tools

10 Tools for Your Students’ Creativity Toolbox

10 Tools for Your Students’ Creativity Toolbox

edutopia.org

Creativity is a process, and you can guide students to develop theirs with a set of tools for different situations.

Teachers share 23 things they'd love to tell their students but can't

Teachers share 23 things they'd love to tell their students but can't

businessinsider.com

There are some things teachers just can't tell their students, even if they want to.

CASE - To Do or To Be?

CASE - To Do or To Be?

case.org

Does writing to-do lists force us to focus too much on accomplishments instead of personal growth?

Alternatives to the 5 Paragraph Essay

Alternatives to the 5 Paragraph Essay

edutopia.org

While the standard essay format is a useful scaffold, it’s important to teach students other, more authentic kinds of writing as well.

The Kindness Game

The Kindness Game

edutopia.org

WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation