The theme for this week seemed to be resources: we shared resources for teaching about Presidents' Day, ideas for making writing more fun, tips for teaching outside the box, and an informational graphic on creating successful RTI frameworks.
So here are some resources to round out your weekend--links to a few articles that gave us a new perspective on some pressing topics:
- Children Are Coming to School Hungry: A national survey of 638 public teachers shows that many students are coming to school without getting a good breakfast at home--and it's affecting how well they can focus and learn in the classroom.
- The Basics: Understanding the Upheaval in the Middle East: From The New York Times's special section for teachers comes a guide to helping students understand and learn about recent events in the Middle East.
- Success Comes from the HEART: One teacher's story of empowering students by helping them experience success.
- How Technology Wires the Learning Brain: Technology is here to stay, and, as it turns out, has some surprising benefits for student learning.