Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Educational Links 9/28/16

What We are Doing to Ensure High-Quality PBL for All

http://gettingsmart.com/2016/09/what-we-are-doing-to-ensure-high-quality-pbl-for-all/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Getting%20Smart&utm_content=What%20We%20are%20Doing%20to%20Ensure%20High-Quality%20PBL%20for%20All 

New Teacher Survival Guide: Differentiating Instruction

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/differentiating-instruction 

Why School Stress is Toxic for Our Kids

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/11630-4.html 

Redesigning the Traditional Assembly

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/redesigning-the-traditional-assembly-peter-hyman 

The Difficult (and Satisfying) Run of Teaching Defiant Students 

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teacher_leader_voices/2016/09/the_difficult_and_satisfying_r.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB 

7 Afterschool Activities That Sneak Math Into Your Child’s Day 

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/child-social-situations/extracurricular-activities/7-afterschool-activities-that-sneak-math-into-your-childs-day?view=slideview&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

Slow Processing Speed and Anxiety: What You Need to Know 

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/information-processing-issues/slow-processing-speed-and-anxiety-what-you-need-to-know?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

Most kids with learning and attention issues face situations that make them feel anxious. Often, these situations involve their weakness. For a child with dyslexia, it might be reading out loud in class. For a child with dysgraphia, it might be writing a book report.

But for kids with slow processing speed, anxious moments can pop up throughout the day, and without warning. That’s because their processing speed issues can impact everything from taking tests to talking with friends. And in some cases, the frequent anxiety turns into an anxiety disorder.

 

 

 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Educational Links 9/27/16

Garden Grants

http://www.birdsleuth.org/garden-grants/ 

3 Ways Teachers Can Hurt Their Students

http://www.theedadvocate.org/3-ways-teachers-can-hurt-their-students/ 

Types of Tests for Dyslexia 

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/evaluations/types-of-tests/tests-for-dyslexia?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

Seattle changed school bell times to let teens sleep in. Here's what happened 

http://kuow.org/post/seattle-changed-school-bell-times-let-teens-sleep-heres-what-happened 

Some Interesting Statistics & Facts on Social Media in Education You Must Know

http://edtechreview.in/data-statistics/2523-social-media-in-education-statistics?utm_content=buffer01edc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

An Appeal to My Child’s Kindergarten Teacher

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/appeal-my-childs-kindergarten-teacher-heather-wolpert-gawron?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20EdutopiaNewContent%20%28Edutopia%29 

Behavior Management Tips of the Week

http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/archives/behaviortips.shtml 

This tip archive offers helpful advice for dealing with a wide variety of classroom situations, including student inattention, noise, and tardiness as well as inappropriate behavior, lost supplies, boredom, bullying, irresponsibility, and many others.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Educational Links 9/26/16

See what a kid with autism sees for 90 eye-opening seconds.

http://www.upworthy.com/see-what-a-kid-with-autism-sees-for-90-eye-opening-seconds?c=ufb4 

Mindfulness for Educators 
http://www.educationworld.com/mindfulness-educators 


Every 504 Plan Should Include These ADHD Accommodations

http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/5/slide-1.html 

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-09-25-does-presence-equal-progress-tracking-engagement-in-online-schools?utm_content=buffera83c5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

What is Adaptive Learning?

http://edtechreview.in/dictionary/174-what-is-adaptive-learning?utm_content=buffer35f7f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

365 Creative Writing Prompts

http://thinkwritten.com/365-creative-writing-prompts/ 

How Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development

http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/pineapple-charts/

In fact, so many teachers bristle at the thought of PD because most of the time, it’s executed so poorly. Although the typical one-size-fits-all format—where every teacher in the building is herded together to listen to an expert speak—has been widely denounced, it still persists as the default model. Sometimes, if the speaker happens to be engaging, some teachers will walk away with a small tidbit they can apply to their own work. For most teachers, though, it feels like a waste of precious time, time that could be spent developing skills that would make a real difference in their specific practice.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Summer Song

A Summer Song:   "A Summer Song" Chad & Jeremy  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvD0_aeAf2E   A Summer Song Trees swayin' in ...

Educational Links 9/25/16

Continuum of Purpose: Fostering a Meaningful Life 

http://www.personalizelearning.com/2016/06/continuum-of-purpose-fostering.html 

‘There is both a ‘heart’ and a ‘science’ to effective teaching’

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/there-both-a-heart-and-a-science-effective-teaching 

8 Fun Ways to Help Your Students Collaborate in the Classroom

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2016/09/12/8-fun-ways-to-help-your-students-collaborate-in-the-classroom?utm_source=FB&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Flipgrid 

Two Key Points for Understanding Imagination in Education

http://gettingsmart.com/2016/09/imagination-misunderstood/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Getting%20Smart&utm_content=Two%20Key%20Points%20for%20Understanding%20Imagination%20in%20Education 

15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

http://www.edutopia.org/discussion/15-characteristics-21st-century-teacher?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow 

“What Is Metacognition? Let’s Think About It” Is My New BAM! Radio Show

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2016/09/23/what-is-metacognition-lets-think-about-it-is-my-new-bam-radio-show/ 

Study Highlights Importance of Principals in Teacher-Retention Efforts

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2016/09/principals_hold_the_key_to_ret.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB 

A new study suggests that schools districts take a closer look at the principal job if they want to get to the root cause of teacher turnover and find ways to prevent it.

 

Vincent's Autumn Perspective

Vincent's Autumn Perspective: Van Gogh – Landscape with House and Ploughman 1889  Getting perspective from Vincent with lovely music to listen to. Autumn ...

Friday, September 23, 2016

Educational Links 9/24/16

Frisbee? Oh yeah, let's go place Frisbee!

Making the Case for Outdoor Play

http://www.bamradionetwork.com/edwords-blog/making-the-case-for-outdoor-play 

Resources for National Bullying Prevention Month

http://www.educationworld.com/blog/october-national-bullying-prevention-month-resource-use-kids 

Study Highlights Importance of Principals in Teacher-Retention Efforts

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2016/09/principals_hold_the_key_to_ret.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB 

Involve students in classroom design  

http://smartbrief.com/original/2016/09/involve-students-classroom-design

Want Adaptive Learning To Work? Encourage Adaptive Teaching. Here’s How

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-09-23-want-adaptive-learning-to-work-encourage-adaptive-teaching-here-s-how?utm_content=bufferee278&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Executive Functioning Issues

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/partnering-with-childs-school/instructional-strategies/at-a-glance-classroom-accommodations-for-executive-functioning-issues?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

Is a Child with ADD?ADHD Eligible for Special Education?

Is a Child with ADD/ADHD Eligible for Special Education? - See more at: http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/elig.add.grades.htm#sthash.a4LrXFC0.dpuf

 http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/elig.add.grades.htm

Why has the topic of teacher quality suddenly reached such a crescendo? Education reform has been on the national agenda since 1983, the year of A Nation at Risk, but only in the last few years has the teacher-quality issue risen to the top. I think it may be reform fatigue, possibly desperation. The teacher is becoming a convenient scapegoat for America’s education reformers, who, after decades of ideas that have not panned out, cling to the belief that the flaw is not in the reform ideas themselves but in their implementation.