Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Educational Links 10/19/17

Combining Inquiry and PBL: 3 Guidelines for Success

A Troubling Side Effect of Praise


How Do You Make Kids Love Reading?



Screen children with reading difficulties for hearing problems



How to Increase Classroom Transparency


The Hour of Code: 3 Student Driven Activities for your School in 2017



Acknowledging What Students Do Well


Helping students develop their analytical skills, rather than simply their ability to memorize facts and processes, is a tricky project — something that separates an exemplary teacher from a good one. Among the avenues for encouraging those deeper-thinking tools: positive, public reinforcement of the strong thinking you hear and observe in your classroom. 

Silly Music For Halloween #3...they're creepy and they're kooky...

Aside from finger snapping, students can create family portraits of Cousin Itt (pictured above), Lurch, Thing, Morticia, Gomez, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, Puggsley and Wednesday

The Addams Family Theme song 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6QzbvH-ZNo

They're creepy and they're kooky,
Mysterious and spooky,
They're all together ooky,
The Addams Family.

Their house is a museum
When people come to see 'em
They really are a scream
The Addams Family.

(Neat)
(Sweet)
(Petite)

So get a witches shawl on
A broomstick you can crawl on
We're gonna pay a call on
The Addams Family.

Printable Addams Family Coloring Book Pages 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Educational Links 10/18/17

How school gardens, food ‘rescues’ are helping Nevada’s hungry

Mainland Schools Receive Puerto Rican Students—and Educators—With Open Arms


How To Handle Anxiety-Fueled Refusals To Go To School


 5 TECH TRENDS TO WATCH THIS SCHOOL YEAR


Suspensions Don’t Teach


Daily singing lessons for primary pupils set to be evaluated



Do Schools Need Certified Teachers? Do Children?


Schools, their students, teachers and leaders, hold the future of this country in their hands.  Yes, it sounds like hyperbolic, but it is not.  The fiscal environment of education combined with changing demographics over the last decade or so coexisting with expanding career options and economic shifts has led to declining enrollment in teacher preparation programs. As a response, we hear emerging discussions about reducing the requirements for teacher certification and a growing charter system that in some cases, does not require teachers to be certified at all. 




Monday, October 16, 2017

Educational Links 10/17/17



Is ADHD a Learning Disability or Mental Illness?




5 WAYS TO ADD MORNING MEETINGS TO SPECIAL ED CLASSROOMS


TIPS FOR A PURPOSE-FULL EDUCATION 


More Than Half Of New York City's Public Schools Now Have Gardens—And Kids Are Loving It


Different Learning Strengths: What You Need to Know


Learning strengths combine your child’s talents and abilities with his existing skills and knowledge to help him take in new information. Talents and abilities are ways of thinking, feeling or acting that can be used productively.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Educational Links 10/16/17

Technology Positive and Negative Influences on Your Lives

Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/may/19/ditch-the-grammar-and-teach-children-storytelling-instead?CMP=share_btn_fb&utm_content=buffera5410&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Study: Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children's Executive Functioning



Engage Kids With Digital Scavenger Hunts


16 Helpful Differentiated Instruction Strategies To Use in Your Class


How to Embed Foundational English Skills In Meaningful Work


Apple co-founder launches Woz U for tech education


Steve Wozniak wants to provide fast, affordable technology-based training to fill the unemployment gap and help students succeed.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Educational Links 10/15/17

When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class


We need to talk about pornography in schools



The Problem Is Wasted Time, Not Screen Time

Reading Strategies That Work, According To Science


The 50 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017

Leading Change: How School District IT Departments are Evolving to Become Technology Evangelists


Reading Strategies That Work, According To Science


Brain research is just plain fascinating. For teachers of reading, brain imaging studies (fMRI) provide windows into what’s actually going on in your students’ heads. There’s the middle schooler who is completely engrossed in a novel. And, there’s the young child with dyslexia who makes gains after intensive intervention. There’s so much brain research out there––and you have no time––so we’ve done the work for you. Here are brain-based reading strategies you can use right now.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Educational Links 10/14/17



Arts Education Helps Train Tomorrow’s Workforce: A strong arts education helps prep kids for the future


AM I BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP WITH EVERY STUDENT?


How to Embed Foundational English Skills In Meaningful Work


Woz U? Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development


THE NEURAL EFFECTS OF MEDIA MULTITASKING


How to Assess Arts Education—And Why You Should


Dysgraphia in Children



Could your child’s struggles with handwriting and fine motor skills be symptoms of dysgraphia? Take the results of this screener quiz to your doctor or an education specialist to find out.