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

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.


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


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?



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

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


How to Embed Foundational English Skills In Meaningful Work

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


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.