Friday, June 14, 2019

Educational Links 6/15/19

Students in Tech Say Soft Skills and the Arts Set Them Up for Success


Highly concerning': picture books bias worsens as female characters stay silent

32 Research-Based Instructional Strategies

Most Classroom Teachers Feel Unprepared to Support Students With Disabilities

Legally Speaking - Expulsion in Schools

A Day in the Life of a Child With Executive Functioning Issues

Some kids have a really tough time getting organized and starting tasks. Planning, focusing and using working memory can be big challenges too. Use this visual guide to see how executive functioning issues can affect a child’s daily life.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Educational Links 6/14/19

15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching

Teacher attrition demands new approaches to leadership, preparation

Concrete Ways To Help Students Self-Regulate And Prioritize Work

school discipline,


Fixing School Discipline Policies Requires Listening and Looking at the Data

What happens to kids with disabilities in school lockdowns?

Too often, teachers suppress valuable language diversity

It is impossible to avoid the insidious narratives about the language deficiencies of students who have been "minoritized"—or pushed to a subordinate position by social expectations. From catchy news articles to research-rooted firmly in monolingual, middle-class practices, these narratives are hard to escape. In fact, whenever I meet someone new, and they learn that I was a teacher, two talking points never fail to come up: the tragedies of the word gap and the failure of certain students to learn academic language.

The Waiting Father

Parable of the Prodigal Son

Father's Day, June 16.

Luke 15:11-32 New International Version (NIV)

The Parable of the Lost Son

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.
13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’
28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’
31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

Reverie: A State of Abstracted Musing

Starry Night by Van Gogh
I've never noticed that little church in the center of the painting before.

Reverie by Claude Debussy.

Summer Bump Not Slump: For Budding Environmental Scientists


Backyard Birding 

Nature Activities & Nature Experiments 


Outdoor Activities:Taking Science Outside 

Birding with Children

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Educational Links 6/13/19

Complaining About Students Is Toxic. Here Are 4 Ways to Stop

Teaching Strategies: Use Cooperative Learning to Enhance Participation

Research shows lower test scores for fourth graders who use tablets in schools

6 Factors Of Classroom Gamification

Giving students a say


A Two-Step Process for Reducing Chronic Absenteeism

Getting students back in the building is just step one—next comes fostering a positive school climate so that they want to stay.

Dad, I Want To Be Just Like You When I Grow Up

John Adams (3) and John Quincy Adams (6)

George H. W. Bush(41)and George W. Bush (43)

...even if it is President of the United States.

Father' Day June 16.