• Click on the dates below to access associated Five on Friday links & resources.

    May 17, 2019

    • Q&A: Simon Sinek on School Improvement, Growth Mindset, and More (HMH)
    • Podcast: This is Why Blended Learning Will Spread (Ready to Blend)
    • The Teens are Not Alright (ASCD)
    • The Process of Change (Eric Sheninger)
    • VABB Perspectives: Validate, Affirm, Build, & Bridge - May 2019 Update (CCRTL)

    May 10, 2019

    • Giving Teens a Place at the Table (ASCD)
    • This is Your Brain on Exercise (Outside)
    • Why Muslims Fast in Ramadan? (The Greater Good)
    • Teacher Our Kids About The Necessary Work to Have an Opinion (A.J. Juliani)
    • Standards-Based Mindset: 7 Common Questions Answered (Schoology)

    May 3, 2019

    • Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability (TED)
    • A Controversial Design Strategy is Helping Sixth Graders Do Better in School (Fast Company)
    • Conferring Well - Even When You Haven't Read the Student's Book (HMH)
    • 100 Percent if Overrated (The Atlantic)
    • Standards-Based Grading: What to Know in 2019 (Schoology)

    April 26, 2019

    • Alike (Daniel Martinez Lara & Rafa Cano Mendez)
    • 38 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking with Bloom's Taxonomy (TeachThought)
    • This Is For 'The Undefeated': A New Picture Book Celebrates Black Brilliance (NPR)
    • Five Ways to Help Teens Build a Sense of Self-Worth (Mindful)
    • The Other Segregation (The Atlantic)

    Apriil 19, 2019

    • A Letter to Teachers from "That Kid" (We Are Teachers)
    • 7 Habits of People with Remarkable Mental Toughness (Inc)
    • More Talking in World Language Classes (Edutopia)
    • 8 Ways For Teachers to Save Time in the Classroom (TeachThought)
    • High School Doesn't Have to be Boring (NY Times Opinion)

    April 12, 2019

    • Stop Asking Kids What They Want to Be When They Grow Up (NY Times)
    • The Basics of Digital Citizenship: 27 Power Verbs to Guide Children (Teach Thought)
    • Robin DiAngelo on Educators' "White Fragility" (ASCD)
    • 4 Science-Backed Methods to Help Your Brain Process Trauma (The Best Brain Possible)
    • Making SEL More Relevant to Teens (Edutopia)

    April 5, 2019

    • The Cult of Homework (The Atlantic)
    • Special Report: 10 Big Ideas in Education (Ed Week)
    • Classroom Strategies to Encourage Participation and Learner Agency (Mind/Shift)
    • A Teacher-Centric Approach to PD (Edutopia)

    March 29, 2019

    • Jennifer Gonzalez on the Aerodynamics of Exceptional Schools (SXSW EDU keynote)
    • The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is... Google Docs (The Atlantic)
    • Kids Surrounded by Greenery May Grow Up to Be Happier Adults (Fast Company)
    • 5 Ways to Incorporate SEL in Middle School (Edutopia)
    • The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise (TED)

    March 15, 2019

    • How Do You Know When a Teaching Strategy is Most Effective? John Hattie Has an Idea (Mind/Shift)
    • Making Connections: 53 Teenagers Suggest Creative Ways to Link School Curriculum to the World of 2019 (NY Times)
    • Why Lunch, Exercise, Sleep, and Air Quality Matter at School (Education Week)
    • How to Fight Suicide (Opinion - NY Times)
    • I've Talked with Teenage Boys About Sexual Assault for 20 Years.  This is What They Still Don't Know (Time)

    March 8, 2019

    • How Khan Academy is Bringing Mastery Learning to the Masses (Cult of Pedagogy podcast)
    • Identifying Students with Dyselxia in Middle, High School (ASCD SmartBrief - Part 1 of 5 in series)
    • Educator Asks Teachers to Examine Unconscious Racial Bias (EdSource)
    • Five Personalization Myths (image from @paul_emerich)
    • Addressing Criticisms of Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom (Education Week)

    March 1, 2019

    • The Disturbing History of the Suburbs (Youtube - Adam Ruins)
    • 10 Powerful Community-Building Ideas (Edutopia)
    • Using Notability at School (Gingerlabs)
    • 60-Second Civics (Civic Ed)
    • Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflict & Build Relationships (TEDx)

    February 22, 2019

    • The Micro-Teaching Advantage (ASCD)
    • The Soft Skill Gary Vaynerchuck, Simon Sinek, and Oprah Winfrey Say is Crucial for Leaders (Forbes)
    • Teenagers Say Depression and Anxiety Are Major Issues Among Their Peers (NY Times)
    • 'Grit Is in Our DNA': Why Teaching Grit is Inherently Anti-Black (Education Week)
    • The Truth about 'Loser Teachers' (Medium)

    February 15, 2019

    • How Teachers Are Changing Grading Practices With an Eye on Equity (Mind/Shift)
    • A People's Journey, A Nation's Story (National Museum of African American History and Culture)
    • Punitive or Restorative: The Choice is Yours
    • One Key to Reducing School Suspension: A Little Respect (Education Week)
    • The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know (NY Times)

    February 8, 2019

    • Henry Winkler Reads the Last Two Pages of His Here's Hank Book Series (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon)
    • 5 Predictions for K-12 Education in 2019 (HMH)
    • 24 Children's Books to Read in Honor of Black History Month (Huffington Post)
    • Teaching Our Way to Digital Equity (ASCD)
    • Teaching Keating Podcast: The Sandlot (Weston Kieschnick)

    February 1, 2019

    • Do's and Don'ts of Teaching Black History (Teaching Tolerance)
    • 3 Issues K-12 School Districts Need to Address This Year (HMH)
    • My Name is Wil Wheaton.  I Live with Chronic Depression and Generalized Anxiety.  I Am Not Ashamed. (Medium)
    • Kindergarten is Getting More Academic - and the Kids Are All Right (Chalkbeat)
    • Jo Boaler Wants Everyone to Love Math (Stanford Magazine)

    January 25, 2019

    • Showing Up and Doing Well in School Should Lead to Better Opportunity But It's Not Always True (Education Post)
    • Can Teachers Stop Teens From Considering Suicide?  New York State Thinks So (BRIGHT Magazine)
    • How to Use Reciprocal Teaching (Cult of Pedagogy video)
    • Labels Like "Asian Fail" and "Black Genius" Are No Joke for STEM Students of Color (Vanderbilt)
    • 10 Essential Strategies for Teacher Boys Effectively (ASCD - it's old but still relevant)

    January 18, 2019

    • Students Learn From People They Love (NY Times)
    • 13 Hidden Pockets of Daily Free Time You Didn't Know You Had - And How to Make The Most of Them (Fast Company)
    • Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School (The Atlantic)
    • The Gift of Boredom (ASCD Ed Leadership)
    • Cultivating Trust With One-on-One Time (Edutopia video)

    January 11, 2019

    • 2018 Education Research Highlights (Edutopia)
    • A Glimpse Inside the Transition to Trauma-Informed Practices (KQED)
    • What You Can Learn from MLB's Mental Skills Coaches (Wall Street Journal)
    • Teachers, the World is Changing... Your Instruction Must Change With It (Medium)
    • Trump, Congress, ESSA and More: Six Issues to Watch in 2019 (Education Week)

    December 20, 2018

    • 6 Science-Backed Ways Exercise Benefits The Body and Brain (Forbes)
    • Is Your Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?  The Science of Happiness (Soul Pancake)
    • Six Habits of Highly Empathic People (Greater Good)
    • 22 Benefits of Having a Hobby or Enjoying Leisure Activity (Develop Good Habits)
    • Five Proven Benefits of Play (Mind/Shift)

    December 14, 2018

    • Defining Equity in Your School District (HMH)
    • The Rigor/Relevance Framework (ICLE)
    • Leading Together - Make Time to Play (ASCD)
    • Mental Health Benefits of Interactions with Nature in Children and Teenagers: A Systematic Review (Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health)
    • How to Disagree Productively and Find Common Ground (TED video)

    December 7, 2018

    • 10 Ways Educators Can Take Action in Pursuit of Equity (Cult of Pedagogy)
    • Children Must Be Educated For the Jobs of the Future, Here's How (Raconteur)
    • Schools As Places of Joy: We are Responsible For the Cultures That We Create (Medium)
    • How to Turn Civics Students Into Engaged Citizens (HMH)
    • The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease (Brain Pickings)

    November 30, 2018

    • Where Joy Hides and How to Find It (TED)
    • Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices (Edutopia)
    • The Most Important Skill at the Office Isn't Being Taught in School (Entrepreneur)
    • An Open Letter to White Teachers (Medium)
    • The Act of Drawing Something Has a "Massive" Benefit for Memory Compared to Writing it Down (Research Digest)

    November 23, 2018

    • Transforming Inclusive Education (YouTube-SSHRC Storyteller Series)
    • Season of (Thanks) Giving (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
    • Escape From the Zero-Learning Zone (ASCD)
    • Why Are Most Teachers White Women, and How Can We Attract and Support a Diverse Faculty? (The Cornerstone for Teachers)
    • Vaping in Schools: "Juuling is Popular Among Teens Despite Health Risks" (YouTube-Education Week)

    November 16, 2018

    • Be a Mr. Jensen (Clint Pulver YouTube)
    • Decolonizing Thanksgiving: A Toolkit for Combatting Racism in Schools (Medium)
    • Digital Citizenship for Students & Age-Appropriate Ways to Teach It (Schoology)
    • Open Your Door: Why We Need to See Each Other Teach (Cult of Pedagogy)
    • What is Justice? - Fania Davis (APB Speakers YouTube)

    November 9, 2018

    • How to Prepare Your Kids for Jobs That Don't Exist Yet (Fast Company)
    • Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Decorations (Edutopia)
    • The Trauma Aware Educator: Understanding the Science of Childhood Trauma (TIPBS)
    • 5 Ways to Make Classrooms More Inclusive (NPR)
    • To Learn, Students Need to Do Something (Cult of Pedagogy)

    November 2, 2018

    • Politics in the Classroom: Teach Empathy in Turbulent Times (HMH)
    • Spreading the Practice of Video Reflection (ASCD)
    • When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves (NPR)
    • Kylene Beers Response to NY Times Opinion Piece about Reading Instruction (Facebook)
    • Learning Walks: Structured Observation for Teachers (Edutopia YouTube)

    October 26, 2018

    • Responsive Reads (CCRTL)
    • Studying Skillfully - Many Students Don't Know How (Education World)
    • Social-Emotional Learning: 13 Common Sayings to Avoid (Edutopia)
    • A Toolkit for Digital Civics (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
    • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) at a Glance (CAST YouTube video)
    • 10+ Initial Takeways from the TCRWP Leadership Institute (Instruction Matters)

    October 19, 2018

    • Nine Competencies for Teaching Empathy (ASCD)
    • How to Harness Your Anxiety (NY Times)
    • Analysis: It's Better to Be Born Rich Than Gifted (Washington Post)
    • 3 Ways to Make Digital Citizenship Part of Your Everyday Teaching (Common Sense Education)
    • How Does "Fake" News Become News? (Teaching Tolerance Video)

    October 12, 2018

    • Why It's Worth Listening to People You Disagree With (TED)
    • When Success Leads to Failure (The Atlantic)
    • Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects (Mind/Shift)
    • The Most Important Skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution? Try Ethics and Philosophy (EdSurge)
    • Social Thinking, Executive Functioning and Mental Health: The Interplay of the Social Mind, the Academic Load and Emotions (Social Thinking)

    October 5, 2018

    • New School of Thought: In-Class Physical Exercise Won't Disrupt Learning, Teaching (Univ of Michigan)
    • Why Coaching Matters (Digital Promise)
    • When Bright Kids Become Disillusioned (NAGC)
    • Why Being Close to Someone From a Different Culture Can Improve Your Creativity (World Economic Forum)
    • For Better Multiple-Choice Tests, Avoid Tricky Questions (The Source @ WashU)
    • Beyond Fear of the Black Male (St. Louis American)

    September 28, 2018

    • Boosting Student Memory (Edutopia video)
    • Which is Better, Rewards or Punishments? Neither (NY Times)
    • America's Achievement Gap - Made, Not Born? What a Study of 30,000 Students Reveals About Lowered Expectations and Poorer-Quality Instruction for Kids of Color (The 74)
    • Helping Ease Student Anxiety (ASCD)
    • Closing the College-Going Gap: Creating Opportunities for All (HMH)

    September 21, 2018

    • Differentiating Instruction: It's Not as Hard as You Think (Education Week video)
    • Beyond Skills: The Worth of Social Competence (ASHA)
    • Why Do We Value Achievement Over Mental Health?  A High School Senior Speaks Out (Education Week)
    • Improving Instruction in a Digital World (Eric Sheninger)
    • Unconscious Bias (Sketchnote by @tnvora)

    September 14, 2018

    • Learning is a Learned Behavior.  Here's How to Get Better at It. (Harvard Business Review)
    • Welcoming Students With a Smile (Edutopia)
    • How to Make Stress Your Friend (TED)
    • Does Teacher Diversity Matter for Students' Learning? (NY Times)
    • Why Aren't Kids Being Taught to Read? (APM Reports)

    September 7, 2018

    • Getting Inside Students' Minds: Why Misconceptions Are So Powerful (KQED)
    • The Surprising Link Between Stress and Memory (TED-Ed)
    • The Future of Children: Social and Emotional Learning (Wallace Foundation)
    • Schoology Videos: How-to/Support (Schoology)
    • How Well-Intentioned White Families Can Perpetuate Racism (The Atlantic)

    August 31, 2018

    • Future Learning (Good Magazine)
    • Tear Down Your Behavior Chart! (ASCD)
    • Elementary School Wellness Program Helps Young Males of Color Cultivate Their Identities (EdSurge)
    • 7 Ways That Digital Teachers Win Over Their Colleagues (The Tech Edvocate)
    • Q&A with Mastery Experts from Champlain Valley Union High School (Springpoint)

    August 24, 2018

    • The Purpose, Planning, and Connections That Will Sustain You All Year (ASCD)
    • It's Good to Be a Rebel (The Atlantic)
    • How to Teach Self-Regulation (Edutopia)
    • In Middle School, 'You're Trying to Build a Parachute as You're Falling' (The Atlantic)
    • The Coach in the Operating Room (The New Yorker)

    August 17, 2018

    • Relationships Matter More Than Rules (Edutopia)
    • The Science of Empathy: The Empathy Gap (Soul Pancake)
    • When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline (Mind/Shift)
    • Reclaiming a Sense of Joy (Edutopia)
    • Why So Many Gifted Yet Struggling Students Are Hidden In Plain Sight (Mind/Shift)

    August 10, 2018

    • A Classroom Where Everyone Feels Welcome (Edutopia)
    • The Power of Compliments (Soul Pancake)
    • 3 Challenges for the Future of Education (George Couros)
    • 7 Simple Ways to Set Up Your Courses with an LMS (Schoology)
    • Microteaching: 3 Reasons Why Teachers Should Record Themselves Teaching (Ed Week)

    August 3, 2018

    • What Makes a Good School Culture (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
    • 20 Books Featuring Diverse Characters to Inspire Connection & Empathy (KQED)
    • Learning and the Social Brain (Edutopia - 4 part series)
    • Willing to Be Affirmed (Modern Learners)
    • Why Restorative Justice is About More Than Reducing Suspensions (KQED)

    July 27, 2018

    • Frickin' Packets (Cult of Pedagogy)
    • Sleep or Die (YouTube RSA Minimate)
    • Empowering Kids in an Anxious World (NPR)
    • 6 Ideas Taking Hold in Innovative Schools (The Renewal Project)
    • Engagement Strategies That Just Don't Work (MiddleWeb)

    July 20, 2018

    • The Opioid Crisis (Teaching Tolerance)
    • Teaching Smarter (ASCD Ed Leadership)
    • 8 Keys to Inspiring Joy in the Classroom (Teach.Learn.Grow)
    • 4 Next-Level Ways to Use Schoology You'll Want to Try (Schoology)
    • Free Online Courses for Teachers on Digital Literacy (KQED)

    July 13, 2018

    • Hattie's 2018 Updated Effect Size List (Visible Learning)
    • The Power of Positive People (NY Times)
    • Too Much Team Harmony Can Kill Creativity (Harvard Business Review)
    • 7 Qualities That Promote Teacher Leadership (KQED)
    • Why "Find Your Passion" May Be Bad Advice (Stanford News)

    July 6, 2018

    • 12 Ways Teachers Can Build their Own Resilience (Cult of Pedagogy)
    • Dismantling the Equity Problem One Conversation at a Time (HMH)
    • It's Time to Commit to Teaching Digital Citizenship (ISTE)
    • The Perils of the Discard Pile (Seth's Blog)
    • Teen Mental Health Toolbox (Teen Mental Health)