Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Educational Links 3/29/17


Earth Day: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas


Engage Educators in Their Personal Learning


How to Keep Students with Disabilities Safe in Lockdowns, Evacuations, and Other School Crises


Disengaged Teachers: A Problem We Need to Solve


5 Teaching Strategies to Facilitate Independent Reading


10 things every white teacher should know when talking about race

https://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/truth-for-teachers-podcast/10-things-every-white-teacher-know-talking-race/

Sharing the Depth of Knowledge Wheel With Students

In my experience, students like using the DoK wheel to figure out how it aligns with their assignments. They also enjoy using it to develop their own questions to ask their peers. These kinds of activities ask students to critically think about what kinds of questions they will ask, and in doing so, engage in rich metacognitive learning experiences.
This can be particularly empowering as students are increasingly faced with the rigors of high stakes testing. Many assessments require students to critically analyze texts, make inferences, prove their responses using textual evidence, develop a claim or analyze an author’s claim, and make comparisons.

g about race



Monday, March 27, 2017

Educational Links 3/28/17

9 Teacher-Tested Ways to Encourage Creativity in the Classroom

You Can’t Cover Everything


School Closures: What Do They Mean for Students and Communities?


What Students With Learning Differences Really Want Us to Know


How Kids Benefit From Learning To Explain Their Math Thinking


Embrace the Messiness of Learning


5 VIDEOS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT INCLUSIVE EDUCATION


I don’t know which side of the fence you are on in regard to inclusive education. And for all intents and purposes…it does not matter. This post could just as easily have been called, No…Really…I’m Not Crazy…Inclusive Education Works! Usually when I talk to people who are not familiar with the idea of having students with disabilities (including significant disabilities) in the general education setting they say they are having a hard time “wrapping their head around it” or want to see “what it actually looks like”. So…just for those of you who need to see it to believe it, I have picked out five videos that will most definitely change your mind about whether inclusive education is really a good thing or not (or at least they should).


April is Poetry Month--Here's A Headstart

 

1. National Poetry Month Is Here Again!

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2013/04/national-poetry-month-is-here-again/ 

2. Celebrate National Poetry Month with FREE POETRY!

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/npm 


My pocket, my favorite poem.

poem in your pocket day


4. Poems at Home

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/36693/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Hootsuite&utm_campaign=RRSocialMedia 

5.  National Poetry Month

http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/41 

6.  The Poem Farm

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Poem-Farm/123265697709968?group_id=0 

7. BRING POETS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM

http://teacher.scholastic.com/poetry/ 

 8. Grand Slam: Performance Poetry Engages Students

http://www.edutopia.org/poetry-literacy-live-technology-performance-video 

9. Getting to Know Your Students Through Poetry

 http://www.edutopia.org/blog/poetry-lesson-plan-I-am-from-elena-aguilar

10. National Poetry Month: Useful Resources for Teachers and Students

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/national-poetry-month-teacher-resources-matt-davis 

Here are my poetic posts up to 4/13 (will bring this current soon):

11. MzTeachuh's Poetry Corner 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2013/04/mzteachuhs-poetry-corner.html 

Poet of Poets

  

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Educational Links 3/27/17


The ADHD Controversy


The key to deep learning? Listen more, risk more, learn more


Do the 'Grammar Police' Lack Communication Skills?


THE URGENCY OF RESOLVE FOR LOW PERFORMING DISTRICTS


Language Disorder Basics


Get inside Sarah Wessling's head in the Tcher's Cut of one of her popular videos.


Getting Started With Coding May Be Easier Than You Think. How One Teacher Did It.


Coding is no longer a mysterious, tech-geek-only skill that lies outside the realm of the classroom teacher. In fact, in many districts, coding has now become a required part of the curriculum. So how do you get started if technology is not exactly up your alley?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Educational Links 3/26/17


All My BAM! Radio Shows About English Language Learners

Endrew F. Case Decided: Supreme Court Rules on How Much Benefit IEPs Must Provide


20 MATH APPS FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES


What Motivates A Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing


Food Insecurity Has Impact on School Readiness, Performance


Do After-School Programs Positively Impact Children?


Making Their Own Learning: Students Review Two Helpful Apps


You’ve no doubt heard grown-ups complaining that teens and tweens waste their time online by getting sucked into the black hole of social media or watching reruns of The Office on Netflix. Yet I’ve known many students who scour the Internet for tools that can help them study and learn.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Educational Links 3/25/17


'Is there a problem with behaviour? In many ways there is, and we’re naive to ignore it'

12 Must-See TED Talks for Teachers

9 Indicators Of Authentic Mobile Learning

Assistive technology

Classroom Activities to Make Learning Relevant


More On Endrew F Supreme Court Decision 

Growth Mindset Is Not Enough


We educators may be tempted to believe that once students develop growth mindset, they are adequately prepared to face life’s challenges and changes. But growth mindset is not nearly enough by itself to thoroughly outfit anyone with all it takes to attain their full potential.

Need A Breath of Spring? Here's Matisse


The Cut Outs, Matisse

Spring Song - Felix Mendelssohn

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAvbaSzX5_0