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With so much interest in history classroom simulations these days, I thought people might be interested in a few social studies research articles.

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#sschat #historyed #historyeducation #socialstudies #edchat #k12chat
Essential reading: “Simulating Survival,” Simone Schweber’s 2003 article in Curriculum Inquiry in which she reports on a full semester of close observation of a teacher’s Holocaust simulation tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.111…
Schweber enters the classroom with significant reservations about these kinds of simulations. By the end of the study, she’s much more open to the possibilities they offer
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Looking for a good summer read? Here are just a few ideas for articles about social studies, if any of you are into that kind of thing...
#sschat #historyeducation #historyed #edchat #socialstudies
Daniel Byrd's SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION AS A MORAL ACTIVITY: TEACHING TOWARD A JUST SOCIETY provides a powerful argument about the role of our field in sustaining democracy onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.111…
Vakil & colleagues on THE INTERDEPENDENCE OF SOCIAL STUDIES AND SPECIAL EDUCATION talks about why citizenship & self-determination are important for Ss with cognitive disabilities - and why that matters for all of us eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ915840
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Standards-Based Learning in 10 Tweets: A tiny primer that completely oversimplifies a complex (& difficult) shift in teaching & learning. @rickwormeli2 @danfrench @mctownsley @tguskey @leeannjung @MastTranscript @GOAlearning @allison_zmuda @VTEducation @kenoc7 #sblchat #edchat
1. Understand Why: read everything you can re: the brain (Zull, Jensen, Armstrong, Tate), motivation & change (Pink, Heath Bros, Wagner, Fullan), learning & teaching (Tomlinson, Zmuda, Wormeli, Guskey, Jung, O'Connor, Y Jackson). So many more (reply w/ your additions).
2. Understand What: At its core, SBL is about setting clear learning destinations, determining where Ss are in relation to the destinations, and doing everything we can to help Ss reach or go beyond. SBG is communicating where Ss are in relation to the destinations. That's it.
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1/10 Researching for a case and came across a personal injury settlement between a charter school corporation in the Central Valley and multiple student plaintiffs for some $6-million+. The amount is on the low side considering the… #EdReform #SchoolChoice #EdChat @DianeRavitch
2/10 horrific injuries some of the students suffered. It was the typical charter school money-making scam. They had a former employee form an unregistered and uninsured transportation company. The charter's Vice Principle provided one of their family's vehicles to… #EdReform
3/10 that company. They paid themselves $6K a month from public money to operate a vehicle that had several defective seatbelts. Moreover, they consistently exceeded the vehicle's passenger capacity. Students had to share seats and some had to ride on the floor. #EdReform
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This article ... works both as a look at America's gun pathology & a metaphor for most Americans' regard for the teaching profession.

Is there any other country on earth treating teachers like this?

indystar.com/story/news/pol…

#edchat #edpolicy #ThisisAmerica #NeverAgain
2/ These drills are expensive, traumatizing, not researched backed, and go against everything educators know about building safe spaces for children.

They are also increasing mandated by states.

medium.com/s/youthnow/the…
3/ These drills are wrong in school. Period.
washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/…
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There is a distinct difference between 'informational' #writing and 'informed' writing. We teach 'informational' writing in our schools and, too often, receive correctly-structured and perfectly-cited bullshit. Students regurgitate main ideas and details, often word-for-word,
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and, in fact, show very little understanding of what they've read. This is especially prevalent in social studies. We teachers often encourage this because we emphasize organization and feel so proud when our students can correctly write in MLA format.
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'Informed' writing, on the other hand, demonstrates voice, POV, synthesis of different ideas. Its purpose may be the same as informational writing, but it is infinitely more effective because the reader believes that the writer a) understands the content; and b) gives a shit.
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Typical problem in #psychology and #education research: Study shows that a program has little/no effect. How do the authors (who are invested in the program) react? They try to salvage it and argue that it really does work. 🙄
Later passages in the article:
"Future studies should examine...moderator variables to better understand with whom and under what conditions Second Step differentially impacts academic outcomes."
"Researchers should continue to explore the impact of Second Step..."
This is a study with the strongest effect size for the intervention was d = .126. Of 28 outcomes, only 4 (14.3%) were statistically significant (p < .05). But it never occurs to the authors that teaching "social emotional learning" doesn't improve academics noticeably.
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Calling all teachers!!! What are your biggest challenges teaching Indigenous content in your classes? What would make it easier? Comment or email us: unreserved@cbc.ca
Also, we are happy to hear amazing success stories!
Keep the ideas coming #teachers we want to hear some best practices or breakthroughs you’ve made! #education
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2018: My Year of Reading. A thread that follows my reading journey from January to December. Every book I've read with a 280 character review. Tagged a few folks who influence the shape of my literary life 📚 #THEBOOKCHAT #DisruptTexts #TeachLivingPoets 📚
1. Never Let Me Go; Kazuo Ishiguro: A supremely crafted narrative begins unassumingly, but quickly reveals a different notion of childhood innocence and coming of age. The conversational tone fooled me into thinking I was walking into a world I understood. Nobel worthy.
2. We Should All Be Feminists; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: As an author who breathes eloquence, Adichie doesn't disappoint. This short book/long essay is insightful and logical and human. If we want to raise boys without the toxic masculinity, this is on the required reading list.
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#backtoschool

Always talk with teachers about third party presenters. Your child deserves medically ethical, accurate, LGBT inclusive comprehensive health education.

Organizations listed below cannot provide it because they are agenda based.
#edchat #ata #abed
New national guidelines for sexual health education are coming.

Anti-choice organizations cannot meet this criteria.

sieccan.org/sexual-health-…
Most antichoice presentations are provided by pregnancy care centres that are affiliated with the Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services (CAPSS) & must sign Core Documents including the following:

(Note: these groups define most contraception as abortifacient )
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As the new #academic year beckons, I'm preparing new lectures and materials, including on the EU single market. The irony that I, as a British citizen, may not be allowed to work in the EU without a visa post-March isn't lost on me.

#PeoplesVote #StopBrexit #edchat #educhat
Given that the UK will be days away from leaving the @DSMeu when I deliver one of the lectures... on the #digital #singlemarket it's going to call for some agile teaching because I have no doubt the UK government will still be making it up as they go along as they have thus far.
However, whatever the stress caused by this, my thoughts will be with fellow British lecturers, academics & researchers in the EU27 and EU27 lecturers, academics & researchers in the UK who do not know their future.
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Tomorrow I start my 25th year in teaching. I would like to share some of the things I learned, hopefully there will be something here that might help the less experienced. #edchat
Be confident in the classroom. Students need the reassurance that you are in control of yourself and the room. I don't mean be strict, I mean be in control. #edchat
Respect the students but also have fun with them. You are going to be spending a lot of time with them, many of you will see them more than their parents for 9 months. Be joyful in their presence. #edchat
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Listening to the opening remarks for the #EdTech Winter School by @cristobalcobo.

'Not everything that counts can be counted'

#edtech #educhat #edchat
'Create connections to re-think #education inntje age of digital technology.'

#EdTechUy #EdChat #DigitalEducation
The first session of the Winter School is lead by @lucipangrazio on young people's literacies in the digital age.

#EdTechUy #EdChat #DigitalEducation #ChildRightsChat
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