This week's Take5 explores a new approach to grades, the problems created by extremely early lunch times in some schools (9 am, really?), and compassionate ways to manage your classroom. Also, we talk about new tech tools for the classroom and a dynamic resource from TED-Ed that gets kids using TED Talks to make connections beyond the classroom walls. So Take5.
I absolutely loved this Edutopia video about delaying grading in order to get students to think outside the box and take risks. I often struggle with my students being overly concerned about grades rather than the learning. The video offers fresh ideas for addressing the prominent role that grades take, especially in the secondary level.
This article, Lunch at 9 am? in the Washington Post about school lunch times caught my attention. With so many American students relying on free and reduced lunch in order to learn and thrive, there's got to be a better way.
Classroom Management is key. This piece by Ki Sung offers Compassion-based strategies to help promote a productive, supportive learning environment.
Always on the lookout for the latest edtech? This list from Edutopia offers up some interesting new tools.
When exploring TED Talks I came across this resource for teachers and students. It is full of ideas and offers unique paths for using and creating TED Talks in the classroom.
What's sparking your interest this week?
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