Wow! We are thrilled about the response we’ve received for our STEP’n Up Workshop on February 5. If you’re wondering how to best prepare your students for success on the M-STEP, and you haven’t snagged your seat to the workshop yet, register here ASAP. Space is going quickly.
Here is this week’s edition of Ed Links, a collection of our favorite education-related articles from around the web this week. Enjoy!
“Whole Child Learning is a thing; Whole Teaching should be a thing too, no?” That’s the question posed on te@chthought in Are You A Whole Teacher? A Self-Assessment to Understand. This is pretty thought-provoking stuff.
Creativity and Orbiting the Giant Hairball of School. On her blog, User Generated Education, Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D., proposes “a call to action for educators to be creativity facilitators – to facilitate their own and their students’ natural propensity for creativity.”
On the Getting Smart blog, Andrew Malone explains how Stopping the Bus: The Power of Not Moving On can be used as a powerful method to correct course when things are going off-track.
How to Persevere Without Destroying Yourself on Leadership Freak. “Bad grit knows. Good grit learns.”
From Edutopia: 7 Super Bowl Lesson Plans and Strategies for the Classroom. This fun post offers up ways to capture your students’ excitement about the Super Bowl and incorporate it into your lessons.
Do you follow the mega-popular photo blog, Humans of New York? If not, I highly recommend you check it out immediately. This week, HONY provided insight into the lives of the educators at Mont Hall Bridges Academy, an inner-city school in a dangerous New York neighborhood. When asked who’s had the most influence on his life, one student answered, “My principal, Ms. Lopez.” He further explained, “…one time she made every student stand up, one at a time, and she told each one of us that we matter.” Check out the entire Mont Hall series on HONY and prepare to be inspired.
That concludes this week’s edition of Ed Links. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you again next Friday.