Studies link teacher stress, student well-being | How to connect with students through stories | Can a "hacker" mindset help retool school culture?
June 8, 2017
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Studies link teacher stress, student well-being
Studies link teacher stress, student well-being
Teacher stress may contribute to negative student outcomes, according to some research. Studies on the topic highlighted during a recent conference focused on classroom management and the role principals play in managing stress.
Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model) (6/7) 
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The critical role of oral language in reading
[White paper] Did you know that the development of oral language skills is a key predictor of future academic success? Learn how researchers suggest approaching oral language instruction in English Language Learner and Title I populations to address the growing achievement gap. Read the white paper.
Transformational Leadership
Can a "hacker" mindset help retool school culture?
Can "hacker" mindset help retool school culture?
Principals can be key change agents in schools, but they may not have access to leadership resources, says Susie Wise of Stanford's Vice principal Tim Carlin accessed resources and helped lead a cultural change at a Colorado school.
KQED (6/8) 
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R.I. adopts "teachers-teach-teachers" program
R.I. adopts "teachers-teach-teachers" program
Teachers in Rhode Island are mentoring and teaching other educators through the state's Fuse RI program. The initiative is aimed at expanding the integration of technology to support personalized learning.
The Hechinger Report (6/7) 
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EdReports: Ready® Mathematics scores highest
After an extensive review by expert educators, Ready Mathematics for grades K–5 was one of only three programs in its category to meet all evaluation criteria and was the overall highest scoring program. See why Ready beat 15 others and download samples.
Technology in the Classroom
Calif. libraries to pilot Facebook's VR program
Calif. libraries to pilot Facebook's VR program
Ninety libraries in California will pilot the use of Facebook's Oculus virtual-reality headsets. A similar pilot program is being considered in Washington state.
San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (6/7) 
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The Whole Child
Overweight, obese youths more likely to be socially marginalized
Overweight and obese children had 1.7 times increased likelihood of being disliked by their peers and 1.2 times higher odds of disliking their peers, compared with those who weren't overweight, according to a study in PLOS ONE. The findings were based on data involving 500 Dutch youths ages 10 to 12.
HealthDay News (6/7) 
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3 Days of Focused and Energizing Summer PD
Bring your team to SDE's Conference on Reading, Writing, Math & More! (PreK-5) to address reading, writing & math instruction; strategies for project- & brain-based learning using technology & STEM; effectively managing, assessing & motivating diverse learners. June 28-30, New Orleans
Policy Watch
Mich. lawmakers look to schools to fill skilled-worker gaps
Michigan lawmakers are considering two bills that seek to fill a shortage of skilled workers. One measure would require schools to provide middle-school students with information about "in-demand" jobs, and the other would recognize students who complete science, technology, engineering and math coursework.
The Associated Press (6/8) 
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Minn. requires schools to test for lead, report results
School leaders in Minnesota have until July 2018 to establish plans to test school buildings for lead. The requirement is part of a bill signed into law last week that also requires schools to report the results of those tests to parents.
Minnesota Public Radio (6/7) 
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DI works! Get trained on the strategies and best practices.
Register for the K-12 DI strand at SDE's 2017 National Conference offering 200+ sessions covering foundational DI, growth mindset/resiliency, poverty/equity/access, assessment and interventions, and content areas, plus 5 powerful keynotes. July 10-14, The Venetian, Las Vegas.
ED Pulse
Which of the following ideas might most interest STEM college majors in going into STEM teaching?
Raise the teacher salaries of the hardest-to-staff STEM disciplines  39.35%
Professional societies/universities support high-quality academic programs and models to prepare STEM teachers  25.16%
Support programs that improve the professional life and community of STEM teachers  21.94%
Encourage professors to promote STEM teaching with accurate information about the profession  13.55%
Do you agree that limiting suspensions for young students helps reduce future issues such as dropping out, academic failure, poor attitudes toward school and grade retention?   
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Faculty Lounge
Ideas to boost teens' social media wellness
Ideas to boost teens' social media wellness
Research shows that social media guidance for teens may be lacking, author and topic expert Ana Homayoun writes in this commentary. She offers ideas to help adults communicate with teens about "healthy socialization, effective self-regulation and overall safety."
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (6/7) 
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How to inspire a culture of strong school spirit
The following are just a few ways to inspire a culture of school spirit in your school. Since every school is a little bit different and generally already have traditions and themes in place, the following suggestions can be tweaked to fit your school's unique dynamics. Read now.
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4 tips for media literacy lessons that appeal to teens
Studies show that teens can be the most vulnerable to misleading media, despite their birthright as so-called "digital natives." Media literacy lessons that stick with teen readers need to make a compelling case for critical literacy, reveal students' own media literacy blind spots, provide depth and nuance to the terms and phenomena discussed, and have relevant applications to teens' everyday use of media. Read now.
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