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Sept. 7, 2018 WIR: Reading Graphs, Lego Walls, 'America &Me' study guides, Mayo Clinic doc & more

Happy Friday Everyone!

As mentioned earlier, (for now) the whole site is now wide open to the public. That said, signing up allows you to receive these weekly updates. With this new format, I'm trying to drop a WIR tweet (see below) before this resource broadcast. That way I can highlight contributors on Twitter and you can RT our WIR if you think other educators will dig it.

As a quick sidebar, I'm thinking about doing an entire Trump/Russia WIR at some point. For now, I'll just highlight that one of John McCain's last-long form interviews is in the new, stunning documentary Active Measures. The film is not in wide theatrical release yet, but is available on iTunes. To date, this film gives us the best sense of the shape of what will likely be - a very big iceberg. Check it out ASAP if you get a chance.

On to a sampler of resources? Let's roll!!!

in Elementary Educators
RESEARCH: Are Classroom Reading Groups the Best Way to Teach Reading?
RESEARCH: A study finds promise in project-based learning for young low-income children
PRINTABLE POSTERS: Dealing w/ stress & Do's and Don'ts of Classroom Etiquette
WEBINAR: Developing a Visual Learning and Teaching Toolbox
RESEARCH: Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read ARTICLE: When School Is Based on What Kids Want to Learn
IDEA: Creating a Lego Wall

in Math Educators!
NLTLN: "What's Going On in This Graph?" Now Weekly!
GRAPH COMEDY: Cultural Distribution Graphs
ARTICLE: Franken-algorithms - the deadly consequences of unpredictable code

In PE, Health & Wellness
AUDIO: Long Before Facebook, The KGB Spread Fake News About AIDS
DOC: The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science by Ken Burns
DOC: The Amazing Human Body on PBS

in Librarians aka Media Specialists
ESSAY: Is Literature Dead?
PBS SERIES: The Great American Read
GAME: How Data Privacy Lessons in Alternative Reality Games Can Help Kids In Real Life
ARTICLE: School Shootings Find a Dark Niche in Young Adult Fiction
IDEA: Pie Chart Book Reviews

In Post-Secondary Educators
VIDEO: Micro-grants help students finish college
IDEA: Fun Syllabus Disclaimer for non Majors
PRO-TIPS: Beyond the Abstract - Reading for Meaning in Academia
PRO-TIPS: 8-Step Lit Review & 4-Step Annotated Bibliography

in High School English Teachers Rock!
ARTICLE: If You Could Add One Book to the High School Curriculum, What Would It Be?
RESOURCE: Writing Project Write/Learn/Lead Knowledge Base

in Special Educators
RESEARCH: Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read
ARTICLE: The Power of Digital-Comic Therapy in School
BLOG: Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Ease the Back-to-School Transition
OP-ED: The Difficult (and Satisfying) Run of Teaching Defiant Students

in World Literature
TED-ED ANIMATION: Why is Aristophanes called "The Father of Comedy"?
TOON: The Hero’s Journey by Roz Chast
TED-ED: Why should you read 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'?

in US History CURRICULUM: New, Inquiry Based Social Studies Curriculum from University of Michigan SOE
IDEAS: 15 Ways to Use #Flipgrid for Social Studies
NEW PODCAST: Missed in History
TOOL: Bookmark Primary Sources
TOON: On Museum Artifacts

in Identity: Gender, Race, Sexuality & Power
TV SHOW & STUDY GUIDE: America & Me (equity & education)
TOON: Bicultural Parenting
ARTICLES / DOC: How a black kid who grew up in the segregated South became a barefisted biologist
ARTICLE/VIDS: Do School Dress Codes Discriminate Against Girls?

in US Education Policy & Leadership
ARTICLE: How to Attract and Support Neurodiverse Talent
OP-ED: The #1 Factor That Determines A Toxic or Thriving School Culture (Opinion)
RESEARCH: Why Curiosity Matters

Fist bump to everyone for an early week o' school!



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