From the Center for Christian Urban Educators

May 2, 2017

Useful links and thoughts for school leaders and teachers curated from the web by Harriet Potoka.
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TECH TALK - A Great Resource for Teaching and Learning U.S. History

Explore a wide variety of topics and teacher-created content on U.S. History. This free website has lessons that address critical thinking skills and offer helpful tips. It is a "gold mine for any U.S. history teacher, appropriate for every grade level."

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Rigor: A Key Principle for High-Impact Learning Experiences

edWeb - Linda Dove

Wednesday, May 3, 5:00 PM (Eastern)

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms

ASCD - Carol Ann Tomlinson

Thursday, May 4, 3:00 (Eastern Time)

Best Ways to Use Google Apps in Your Classroom (online conference with 6 webinars)

Simplek12 - FOR TEACHERS by TEACHERS: Matt Bergman, Deb Norton, Monica Burns, Meredith Martin, Naomi Harm and Nikki Robertson

Saturday, May 6, 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)

The Physical Side of Executive Function: A Moving Strategy

edWeb - Lynne Kenney, Psy.D.

Thursday, May 11, 4:00 PM (Eastern)

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FOR TEACHERS: Teachers on Twitter: Why You Should Join and How to Get Started

"I've been using Twitter for six months and it's already one of the best career decisions I've made," writes Erin Miller. "I have found Twitter to be an excellent way to develop professionally.” In this article, Erin shares five reasons why teachers should use twitter and explains how to get started using a twitter account professionally.

FOR PARENTS: Fitness for Kids Who Don’t Like Sports

Fitness is great for your health, but team sports aren't for everyone. Learn about alternatives for your children and how to find the right level of activity.

FOR TEACHERS: 3 Ways Lesson Plans Flop and How to Recover

In an ideal world, all lessons would be flawless, your delivery would be impeccable, and all students would master the content every day. Unfortunately, we are human, and so are our students. We all know that there are myriad reasons that lessons flop, When a lesson plan is a flop, sometimes we have the freedom to walk away from it. But sometimes we have to persevere. What do we do then? In this article, Anne Gillyard describes three types of flops and some tips for how to recover from a bad plan.

FOR SCHOOL LEADERS: Five Mistakes that Schools Do That Hurt Standardized Test Scores

Listen to this episode of the 10-Minute Teacher consisting of a conversation with Dr. Brad Johnson in which he talks about the things schools do that may have the opposite impact of what they intend and hurt test scores.
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Three Podcasts from Cool Cat Teacher - Vicki Davis

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The Center for Christian Urban Educators seeks to encourage, equip, and empower Christian educators as they impact the lives of the children entrusted to their educational care.