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Jennie Bales

6 Museums With Exceptional Teacher Resources | Edutopia - 1 views

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    "From full-fledged lesson plans and virtual field trips to expansive digital archives and opportunities for professional learning, museums have so much to offer beyond the in-person experience. "
Jennie Bales

How to Help Middle School Students Who Have Difficulties Reading | Edutopia - 2 views

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    "To help build an appreciation of reading, I strongly advocate for wide and diverse text curation, including authentic experiences that students can relate to and/or learn from."
Jennie Bales

The Research Behind PBL, Genius Hour, and Choice In The Classroom - A.J. Juliani - 0 views

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    "This post is for those that need more resources about inquiry-driven education, and for those trying to get research to back them up when bringing it to a principal, school board, parent committee, or even colleagues."
Jennie Bales

What Do Teachers Do? What's Their 'Job'? - 1 views

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    "A real job description would be written around the key learning goals and Mission-related outcomes. What am I expected to cause in students? What am I supposed to accomplish? Whatever the answer, that's my job."
Jennie Bales

How To Use Essential Questions In Your Lesson Design - 0 views

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    The need for "deep embedding of the Essential Question (EQ) into the unit design and lessons that make it up. "
Jennie Bales

A rough guide to spotting bad science - 1 views

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    Infographic to support critical evaluation of scientific reporting
Jennie Bales

SAMR: A Powerful Model for Understanding Good Tech Integration | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Good technology integration isn't about using the fanciest tool, it's about being aware of the range of options and picking the right strategy-or strategies-for the lesson at hand."
Jennie Bales

Successful student reading engagement initiatives - Teacher - 2 views

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    "At a boys' secondary school in New South Wales, an annual student reading survey revealed many students say they don't like reading because 'reading is something girls do'. Linda Roden, Head of Library at St Joseph's College in Hunters Hill, knew she needed to come up with some initiatives to change these attitudes and engage students in reading."
Jennie Bales

School library designing - For school library teams and school communities - 0 views

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    "The School Library Designing site site invites you to explore how you can participate in school library designing - and why purposeful school library design is important. "
Jennie Bales

Creativity in Learning - Gallup - 0 views

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    "Understand the value of creativity in learning and how to enable it in the classroom by leveraging the full potential of technology."
Jennie Bales

School-Libraries-The-Heart-of-21st-Century-Learning.pdf - 1 views

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    Provides principals and school communities with a best practice guide for their school library.
Jennie Bales

What Are The Habits Of Mind? - 0 views

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    "16 characteristics of effective problem-solvers have been have been derived from studies of efficacious problem-solvers from many walks of life"
Jennie Bales

How to Design Learning Spaces in Libraries @coolcatteacher - 1 views

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    "Many schools are reimagining the learning spaces that some call libraries or media centers. Carolyn Foote takes us to the center of this trend to take us inside how she redesigned her learning space and the thought process behind it. As you plan your school's strategy, you'll want to have conversations about this show."
Jennie Bales

Board Game Hacks for the Classroom - WeAreTeachers - 1 views

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    "Board games are the perfect classroom tools for helping students with critical thinking, problem solving, and more. But have you ever thought of transforming ordinary board games into ways to teach curriculum? "
Jennie Bales

Listening Is Reading: The New Research - 1 views

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    "This article draws attention to recent research about the benefits of listening. These benefits include ones of mental and physical health, academic engagement, and pure relaxation and wonder-feeding. " Links to three studies provided.
Jennie Bales

Literacy Matters! - Home Page - 1 views

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    Collation of research related to information and reading.
Jennie Bales

Teenage Brains Are Elastic. That's a Big Opportunity for Social-Emotional Learning. | E... - 0 views

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    "Social-emotional learning, or SEL, encompasses the broad spectrum of skills, attitudes and values that promote success in school and in life, things like managing emotions, setting and achieving goals, persevering through adversity and working in a team."
Jennie Bales

The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age - Digital Promise - 0 views

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    "A cohort of 33 teacher-librarians is viewed as indispensable to the district's vision of a technology-infused path to improved outcomes for students. After the community passed a $24 million technology levy in 2013, the district began its weLearn 1:1 initiative, which by 2017 will provide all teachers and students in grades 3-12 with an electronic device in a flexible learning environment, and a personalized digital curriculum."
Jennie Bales

How do librarians in schools support struggling readers? - NATE - 0 views

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    "Margaret Kristin Merga outlines her compelling research into this area. Of particular interest is the role of librarians in schools in supporting struggling readers, as these students may be increasingly disadvantaged as they move through the years of schooling. Teacher librarians provided support by identifying struggling readers, providing them with age and skill-appropriate materials, undertaking skill scaffolding supporting choice, supporting students with special needs, providing one-to-one matching, promoting access to books, enhancing the social position of books and reading, reading aloud to students, facilitating silent reading, and preparing students for high-stakes literacy testing."
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