FSBA Friday Five – September 27, 2019

Principal Pipelines:  A feasible, affordable, and effective way for districts to improve schools Culture matters—Massachusetts school’s culture credited for 100% college acceptance rate Culture matters 2—Teachers paint uplifting art on bathroom stalls for kids who need it most The mobile phone debate—should cell phones be allowed in classrooms? 2020 State of Mental Health in America…

FSBA Friday Five – September 20, 2019

Parents turn to each other and the internet to navigate the “crazy complicated” world of special education Parents are wondering how much tech in every classroom is helping and are pushing back In case you missed it this week Innovation–ND school district adopts personalized learning and moves away from standardized tests and towards project work…

FSBA Friday Five – September 13, 2019

5 Thing You Should Know – Executive Director Andrea Messina’s five picks of education news New information on school innovation Background knowledge IS key to understanding texts Impactful use of technology in the classroom may rely on coaching Charters and district schools share strategies to get students through college High school hacker’s story a lesson…

FSBA Friday Five – September 6, 2019

In honor of this week’s Labor Day, here is a report on Florida’s labor force: New report out on end-of-course exams and student outcomes: 3 things overscheduled kids need more of (PDF)—playtime, downtime, family time: New research suggests learning styles may not be all they are cracked up to be: Inspiring—Rita Pierson’s Every Kid Needs…

FSBA Friday Five – August 30, 2019

What is micro writing and can it be done on a sticky note? What does “career readiness” look like in middle schools? Students grades K–12 in the U.S. have the chance to make history by suggesting creative, fun names for the rover. How is students’ exposure to classroom content and participation in activities linked to…

FSBA Friday Five – August 16, 2019

  Surprise!  Students retain more reading printed text  Building a better backpack A teachers’ library for science lab equipment results in more hands on science for kids There is opportunity to be found within the growing diversity of U.S. adolescents Top secret teens: The high schoolers recruited by the National Security Agency

FSBA Friday Five – August 9, 2019

Results are in. PDK poll of the public’s attitudes toward the public schools for 2019 Cool stuff—there may be a SuperEarth (far, far, away) Build empathy and understanding by paring comics and novels Pushing back on averages and embracing the science of the individual A 2-step process for reducing student chronic absenteeism

FSBA Friday Five – August 2, 2019

Computational thinking is critical thinking and belongs in every subject How the choices we make can help children and the community as a whole become more resilient in the face of serious challenges Outschool called the Netflix of learning When will it stop? Cyberbullying continues to rise The perfect grilled cheese sandwich, explained by science

FSBA Friday Five – July 26, 2019

A million word gap for children who aren’t read to at home More young people in foster care due to parental drug use Bullying continues to increase, especially online Ed Tech & Innovation/Technology Counts 2019 Report Cyberbullying—who is being affected and what to do if you or a loved one are a victim