Saturday, October 13, 2012

MzTeachuh: Bless the Lord, O My Soul

MzTeachuh: Bless the Lord, O My Soul: Psalm 103: Bless the LORD O my soul…:)  http://stushieart.com/category/ethnic-art/ David wrote the Psalms almost 3,000 years ago. Her...

Bless the Lord, O My Soul


Psalm 103: Bless the LORD O my soul…:) http://stushieart.com/category/ethnic-art/

David wrote the Psalms almost 3,000 years ago. Here is a lovely current worship song from England reflecting the Psalms. About a billion people, at least, will sing this new song as it flows through the technology into the souls and mouths of Christians world wide, joining the multiple billions who have been singing David's songs since about 1000 BC. That's a dynamic community to join.

 Psalm 146 NIV 

1 Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul. 2 I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. 3 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. 4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. 5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, 6 the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them-- the LORD, who remains faithful forever. 7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, 8 the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous. 9 The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. 10 The LORD reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD. 

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) - Matt Redman (Best Worship Song Ever) (with Lyrics) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXDGE_lRI0E 

 And here is a classical version  of the Psalms.

 Psalm 103

King James Version (KJV)
103 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Rachmaninoff - Bless the Lord, O My Soul 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYxklAuKkao 

MzTeachuh: The Raven: Movie Review

MzTeachuh: The Raven: Movie Review: The movie " The Raven ," is superior to expectations. The screenwriting is so eloquent, its almost Shakespeare; the actors have caught ...

The Raven: Movie Review


The movie "The Raven," is superior to expectations. The screenwriting is so eloquent, its almost Shakespeare; the actors have caught genuine humanity rather than a superficiality that would have come easily with this subject. All the details of costuming and creativity of filming truly add to the tone and mood of Baltimore in the 1840's. And it was filmed in Hungary and Croatia. Good job Eastern Europeans!

Poe and Emily.
John Cusack presents Edgar Allen Poe as the intelligent, distraught individual that history describes. But he is not frenetic; the activity is in his mind and from his pen. The characters created for this story are so genuine, you feel that you could look them up in Wikipedia. Emily is so caught up in the courtly beauty of Edgar's poetry, she really loves him. He is truly attractive to her.

Old School Graphic Novel
If you have been fortunate enough to have a sound public school background in literature, you will recognize references to Poe's stories, poems, and some Shakespeare, too. MacBeth appears. And for Poe scholars, I think you will be satisfied with references to his life, including his mentioning West Point, and his final words.

1858 illustration, "The Raven"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Raven

http://www.literature.org/authors/poe-edgar-allan/tell-tale-heart.html

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/annabel-lee/ 

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/POE/cask.html "The Cask of Amontillado."

http://poestories.com/read/pit "The Pit and the Pendulum."

Masque of the Red Death, illustration 1919
 http://www.online-literature.com/poe/36/  "The Masque of the Red Death."

I am guessing Poe could also be sarcastic, and the screenwriters gave him a great line. When someone mentions the serial killer is using Poe's ghastly stories as inspiration, Poe quips, "If I'd known that would happen, I'd have written more erotica."

 As for the 'R' rating, it is well-earned. Don't take middle-schoolers. Maybe Juniors and Seniors in high school. This is not a supernatural tale, and life is scarey enough without viewing what a demented mind can do to another human on a huge, bloody screen. A 45-foot swinging pendulum is not something you need in your dreams when you're 13 years old.

Here is some of the music by Lucas Vidal written for the movie. It is interesting. Even some sort of techno, I think. Incidental music also included a nocturne by Chopin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqVM55fLjPc&feature=related

I took this pic at the Tower of London. Who knew ravens liked french fries?

MzTeachuh: The Raven--Flying To A DVD Near You

MzTeachuh: The Raven--Flying To A DVD Near You:   A film called "The Raven" will be debuting April 27, and it looks like an excellent briefing of Poe's E. A. Poe; with this portrait, n...

The Raven--Flying To A DVD Near You

  A film called "The Raven" will be debuting April 27, and it looks like an excellent briefing of Poe's
E. A. Poe; with this portrait, no wonder he would be the prime suspect.
various horror stories. He invented the genre way back in the 1840's.

His stories are completely compelling to read. In California, "The Tell-Tale Heart" is standard reading for Eighth Graders, who can really appreciate the fantastical machinations of the deviant mind. Seventh graders read "Annabelle Lee," but I think they are too young to be exposed to a character that emotionally disturbed. Grade 9 reads "The Cask of Amontillado," Grade 10 reads "The Masque of the Red Death," Grade 11 reads several selections including "The Raven." There is no 'poe-verty' in the California State Standards. (Sorry about the pun.)

http://www.poestories.com/

Poe, a journalist in Baltimore, Maryland, for awhile, no doubt was exposed to truly extreme crimes that would make "Criminal Minds" seem like Sesame Street. He had a tough enough start in life as it was, and combined with intelligence, talent and America in the 1840's, et voila, the ingredients for very, very strange stories and poems. Attending West Point prior to the Civil War probably didn't help either.  I find his life sad, but his stories, especially the murder mysteries, complicated and interesting. The Rue Morgue...

Jeffrey Combs-great job.


 In Vegas last year was a great performance of Poe's works called "Nevermore." The actor Jeffrey Combs, of Star Trek fame, presented a one man show. It was great. I'm pretty picky about my famous authors, but he really nailed it. In a frenetic version of "Bells," his Edgar Allen Poe was especially convincing as the character became increasingly intoxicated.



Scientifically cool?



  In 1963, a B movie was made of "The Raven," with Peter Lorre, Vincent Price and Boris Karloff. It was called a horror/comedy. You'd think that would be an oxymoron. Jack Nicholson was in it, too, before the 'here's Johnny' line.





This preview reminds me a little of Johnny Depp's attempt at Ichabod Crane in "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" which diverged greatly from Washington Irving's hilarious story. However, I am not expecting the supernatural in this film, but the premise of "The Raven" to base its horror on the depravity of the human heart, whether its  tell-tale or not.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeLFDaZ-7NU

Here is the trailer. John Cusack plays Poe, but, thank heavens, doesn't resemble him that much.

MzTeachuh: Kids : Fun and Lots of Work Tweets of the Day 10/1...

MzTeachuh: Kids : Fun and Lots of Work Tweets of the Day 10/1...: Bug-Eyed Bug http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/bug-eyed-bug-669106 Better than icky ones! Besides, vampires and z o mbies are now nei...

MzTeachuh: Kids : Fun and Lots of Work Tweets of the Day 10/1...

MzTeachuh: Kids : Fun and Lots of Work Tweets of the Day 10/1...: Bug-Eyed Bug http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/bug-eyed-bug-669106 Better than icky ones! Besides, vampires and z o mbies are now nei...

Kids : Fun and Lots of Work Tweets of the Day 10/13/12

Bug-Eyed Bug http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/bug-eyed-bug-669106

Better than icky ones! Besides, vampires and zombies are now neither scarey nor unique.

1. Funny Halloween Costumes

http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/ 

2. Sign Up to Receive the Dyslexia Toolkit

http://ncld.convio.net/site/PageNavigator/dyslexia_toolkit_signup.html 

3. Wandering Tips from the Autism Speaks Community!

http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/autism-safety-project/wandering-tips 

4. Raising the Bar for Kids with Special Needs

http://special-ism.com/special-ed-expert-joanna-keating-velasco-reports-raising-the-bar/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Special-ism+%28Special-ism%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

5. The Mathematical Workshop Model: How Data, Differentiation, and Classroom Management Combine in an Elementary Classroom

http://theeducatorsroom.com/2012/10/the-mathematical-workshop-model-how-data-differentiation-and-classroom-management-combine-in-an-elementary-classroom/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theeducatorsroom%2FvPKE+%28EducatorsRoom%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

6. How Should Schools and Parents Be Involved in Kids’ Online Lives?

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/04/how-should-schools-and-parents-be-involved-in-kids-online-lives/ 

This is SO true! And So fun! Get to the library!

 

 

 

MzTeachuh: Kids with Kids and a Chance of Meatballs Tweets of...

MzTeachuh: Kids with Kids and a Chance of Meatballs Tweets of...: 1. Collaborative Digital Presentations Enrich Projects (Tech2Learn Series) http://w...

Kids with Kids and a Chance of Meatballs Tweets of the Morning 10/13/12

2. “Teaching Channel Presents” Now Showing on Public Television! 

http://www.teachingchannel.org/tv-schedule/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post10121202&utm_campaign=fbt 

3. Wandering Tips from the Autism Speaks Community!

http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/autism-safety-project/wandering-tips 

4. Mythical Creatures: Integrating Art and Math

Grades 3-5, Arts,

5. Saturday's Satisfying GFCF Recipe - Meatballs 

http://autism-cafe.blogspot.com/2012/01/saturdays-satisfying-gfcf-recipe.html?spref=fb 

6. Eight Ways to Use Video With English Language Learners

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ell-engagement-using-video-larry-ferlazzo-katie-hull-sypnieski 

7.  Autumn Arts and Craft Ideas

http://www.kidactivities.net/category/seasonal-fallautumn-art-crafts.aspx 

...and you can snack on the extra seeds!

 

 

Friday, October 12, 2012

MzTeachuh: Keeping It Interesting Tweets of the Day 10/12/12

MzTeachuh: Keeping It Interesting Tweets of the Day 10/12/12: I'm guessing the frog's curious, too.   1. Expert Advice: Make More Time for Play http://www.edutopia.org/blog/more-play-more-learn...

Keeping It Interesting Tweets of the Day 10/12/12

I'm guessing the frog's curious, too.

 

1. Expert Advice: Make More Time for Play

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/more-play-more-learning-suzie-boss?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_content=blog&utm_campaign=playmore 

2. Los Angeles Latino Book & Family Festival

October 13 • 10:00am - 5:00pm • FREE Admission California State University, Dominguez Hills

http://www.lbff.us/los-angeles-lbff-oct-12.php

3. Eight Ways to Use Video With English Language Learners

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ell-engagement-using-video-larry-ferlazzo-katie-hull-sypnieski 

4. Graham Colton for Acoustic for Autism 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I55D2Ot0Sw 

Good job!

5. How Parents and Schools Can Help Build Kids’ Emotional Strength

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/10/how-parents-and-schools-can-help-build-kids-emotional-strength/ 

Is it misogyny if the fetus is female?

6. Ontario Education Minister: Catholic schools can’t teach abortion is wrong - that’s ‘misogyny’

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ontario-education-minister-catholic-schools-cant-teach-abortion-is-wrong 

7. Classroom Yoga Helps Improve Behavior Of Kids With Autism

 http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/10/12/162782583/classroom-yoga-helps-improve-behavior-of-kids-with-autism?live=1%3Futm_source%3DNPR&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20121012

8. Charter School Financing Gets You A Green Card? The New U.S. Visa Rush

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/the-new-us-visa-rush-b_n_1960215.html 

9. Civics Education Testing Only Required In 9 States For High School Graduation: CIRCLE Study 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/circle-study-finds-most-s_n_1959522.html  

10. Combating Classroom Boredom 

http://www.edweek.org/forums/education-forums_off-topic_combating-classroom-boredom 

11.  Professor Builds Tool That Automatically Grades Writing Assignments

http://edudemic.com/2012/10/professor-builds-tool-that-automatically-grades-writing-assignments/ 

12. 8 Fall Fun Activities

http://www.education.com/slideshow/fall-fun-activities/?cid=80.

For Example:

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Science is all around us, you just need to know where to look. In preschool, nature is at the heart of all things science, whether it's talking about animals, comparing leaves and rocks, or discussing the seasons. This homemade bird feeder will bring some feathered friends in for some closer observation and it’s a breeze for little kids to make!

What You Need:

  • Heavy duty string or yarn
  • Pine cone
  • Peanut butter
  • Small plastic knife
  • Birdseed
  • Small paper bowl or plate
What You Do:
  1. Tie the string around the top of the shoelace and knot it, leaving enough string to hang it up from a tree branch.
  2. Give your child the plastic knife and have her spread peanut butter over the pine cone, until it’s completely covered.
  3. Pour the bird seed into the disposable plate or bowl, then let your child roll the pine cone in it.
Hang your new creation on a tree branch near a window, and wait for some birds! As you observe your visitors, talk to your child about what’s the same about each of them, and what’s different. You may just seed yourself a birdwatcher for life!
We are definitely making these this year!

MzTeachuh: Standing Tall Against Bullying With Molly Lou Melo...

MzTeachuh: Standing Tall Against Bullying With Molly Lou Melo...: Another best defense against bullying is supervision at home and school. That being said, we cannot overestimate the power of literature ...

Standing Tall Against Bullying With Molly Lou Melon Tweets of the Morning 10/12/12

Another best defense against bullying is supervision at home and school. That being said, we cannot overestimate the power of literature on a young person's mind. 

Here's a quote from the article:

'Reading builds resilience and empathy. The act of reading brings the gifts of stories that have the power to change a child's perception, help a child deal with uncomfortable situations, and model different options for being strong in the world.' Thank you Pam Allyn

The Best Defense Against Bullying: Arming Your Kids With Stories 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pam-allyn/the-best-defense-against-bullying_b_1936893.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents 

Check out her website: http://pamallyn.com/

 

1. 7 Facts You Need To Know About ADHD

 http://www.adhdawarenessweek.org/adhd-facts/

2. Presidential Potential

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/ 

3. Heidi Mullin, Michigan School Bus Aide, Investigated For Slamming 7-Year-Old Boy Against Window 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/11/heidi-mullin-michigan-sch_n_1959415.html 

4. Political Boot Camp for High School Students

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/political-boot-camp-high-school-mark-phillips 

5. Pakistan Arrests Three Men In Taliban Shooting Of 15-Year-Old Girl

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/12/162774984/pakistan-arrests-three-men-in-taliban-shooting-of-15-year-old-girl 

Finally, the truth is out! (Anyone remember in Woody Allen's 'Sleeper'  1973 that chocolate is considered a health food?

6. The Secret To Genius? It Might Be More Chocolate

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/10/11/162733830/the-secret-to-genius-it-might-be-more-chocolate 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

MzTeachuh: Teachable Moment : Presidential Debate 10/16

MzTeachuh: Teachable Moment : Presidential Debate 10/16:   Please teachers, parents, and grown-ups always have some class and try to be non-partison as you discuss the election. Kids don't need t...

MzTeachuh: Creativity! And Other Less Fun Issues Tweets of th...

MzTeachuh: Creativity! And Other Less Fun Issues Tweets of th...: How cool. Pablo would love it. This is a wonderful resource for big kids, too. 1. Nurturing the Creative Arts   http://www.educat...

Creativity! And Other Less Fun Issues Tweets of the Day 10/11/12


How cool. Pablo would love it.
This is a wonderful resource for big kids, too.

1. Nurturing the Creative Arts

 http://www.education.com/special-edition/nurturing-creative-arts/?cid=80.

Here's a sample:

Make a Picasso Mask

http://www.education.com/activity/article/picasso-mask/ 

This project shows him how to create a Picasso-inspired, 3-D mask! He'll experiment just like the master, adding in vivid colors and wild patterns as he sees fit. 


2. Helping Students Manage Stress, Set Goals, and Feel Connected

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/strategies-set-goals-manage-stress-elena-aguilar?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_content=blog&utm_campaign=managestress

3. Studies Link Students' Boredom to Stress

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/10/10/07boredom_ep.h32.html?tkn=TVCCSnN8gYVu80OnAU%2FFTia4XSNVUXhm6gOp&cmp=clp-sb-ascd 

4. High School Diploma Options and Students with LD (audio)

http://www.ncld.org/parents-child-disabilities/ld-rights/high-school-diploma-options-and-students-with-ld/805-high-school-diploma-options-and-students-with-ld-audio 

These costumes are so cool, all kids are going to want a wheelchair on Halloween!

5. Halloween ideas for special needs kids

http://www.mnn.com/family/family-activities/blogs/halloween-ideas-for-special-needs-kids 

6. What Are Classrooms Like for Students with Learning Disabilities?

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/39151/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Hootsuite&utm_campaign=RRSocialMedia 

7. Education and Learning

Girls Face Unique Challenges in School

http://womenthrive.org/issues/education-and-learning 

8.  Best Parent Ever? Help Your Aspergers Child Become an Adult

http://www.myaspergers.net/autism-in-the-family-child-to-adult/ 

9.  7 Quick Fixes for ADHD Meltdowns

When your child has a behavior breakdown, brought on by symptoms of ADHD like poor impulse control, use these parent-approved fixes to pick him up.

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/5762-3.html 

10. 'America's Report Card 2012' Gives U.S. A C-Minus On Ensuring Educational Opportunities, Providing For Children 

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/report-card-gives-us-a-c-_n_1955760.html

 

 

 

MzTeachuh: Teachers: A Contest! A Need and EvaluationsTweets...

MzTeachuh: Teachers: A Contest! A Need and Evaluations Tweets...: 1. TeachHUB Lesson Plan Contest coming up https://www.facebook.com/TeachHUB.Social Teacher and student in Oakland, CAL 2. Calif....

Teachers: A Contest! A Need and Evaluations Tweets of the Day 10/11/12


1. TeachHUB Lesson Plan Contest coming up
https://www.facebook.com/TeachHUB.Social

Teacher and student in Oakland, CAL

2. Calif. Program Takes Aim at 'Teacher-Diversity Gap'

 An Oakland, Calif., program emphasizes keeping mix of educators on the job

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/10/10/07diverse_ep.h32.html 

3. Teacher Evaluations In New Haven Ease Out 28 Teachers In Second Year

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/11/teacher-evaluations-in-ne_n_1956355.html

4. Autism Speaks U College Mascot Challenge! 

Peter Rabbit, the first wascally wabbit.

http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2012/10/10/autism-speaks-u-college-mascot-challenge

5. Why We Should Teach Empathy To Improve Education (And Test Scores)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2012/09/26/why-we-should-teach-empathy-to-improve-education-and-test-scores/ 

I'm very excited about this. 

6. Emma Thompson Revives Anarchist 'Peter Rabbit'

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/11/161708397/emma-thompson-revives-anarchist-peter-rabbit?utm_source=ReadingRockets.org&utm_medium=Twitter 

 

 

MzTeachuh: Giving Kids a Voice Tweets of the Morning 10/12/12...

MzTeachuh: Giving Kids a Voice Tweets of the Morning 10/12/12...:   Everyone has a voice. Use it.  What a privilege to help kids find their voice. 1. Social Media Helps Student With Autism Find His...

Giving Kids a Voice Tweets of the Morning 10/12/12

 

Everyone has a voice. Use it.

 What a privilege to help kids find their voice.

1. Social Media Helps Student With Autism Find His Voice

http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2012/10/10/social-media-helps-student-with-autism-find-his-voice/ 

2.  School Choice Programs Expanded Nationwide Despite Opposition: Education Next 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/11/ieducation-nexti-article-_n_1956313.html 

3. Study Links Prenatal Mercury Exposure to ADHD Symptoms

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/prenatal-mercury-exposure-linked-adhd-symptoms/story?id=17427065#.UHcfDVEX9sk 

4.  College Enrollments Down Slightly, Higher Education Shrinks For First Time In 15 Years 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/11/college-enrollments-down-_n_1958506.html 

5. Autism Speaks U College Mascot Challenge!

http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2012/10/10/autism-speaks-u-college-mascot-challenge 

6. Millions of Girls Dream of One Thing

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shelly-esque/girls-education_b_1957594.html?ir=Education 

7. NIH Project SEARCH: Strengthening Our Workplace & Community

http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2012/10/09/nih-project-search-strengthening-our-workplace-community 

8. What’s Worth Investing In? Criteria for Choosing Technology for Learning

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/10/whats-worth-investing-in-criteria-for-choosing-technology-for-learning/ 

9. The George Lucas Educational Foundation

http://www.edutopia.org/mission-vision?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_content=article&utm_campaign=throwbackthursday 

Wow, someone up in Marin can really use the Avery jumbo permanent markers on the post-it self stick easel pad.

 

MzTeachuh: The Sun Is Up...So Up With You!

MzTeachuh: The Sun Is Up...So Up With You!: ...its those dang cheerful flowers again. E.Grieg Peer Gynt Suite no.1, Op 46 no.1, Morning Mood  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bih...

The Sun Is Up...So Up With You!


...its those dang cheerful flowers again.

E.Grieg Peer Gynt Suite no.1, Op 46 no.1, Morning Mood 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bihp6gwTdeg 



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MzTeachuh: The Autumn Leaves--Melancholy Music Within Nature'...

MzTeachuh: The Autumn Leaves--Melancholy Music Within Nature'...:   Nature's exquisite cycle of life. This melancholy love song relies on the seasons as metaphor for life.  The loved one in summer (p...

The Autumn Leaves--Melancholy Music Within Nature's Beauty

 

Nature's exquisite cycle of life.

This melancholy love song relies on the seasons as metaphor for life.  The loved one in summer (prime of life) is now missing. The one left behind sees the autumn leaves and faces winter alone (death.)

Autumn Leaves (Lyrics)

The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winters song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

ANDY WILLIAMS - AUTUMN LEAVES 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2PTr6W5VPM

 "Autumn Leaves" was originally a 1945 French song "Les Feuilles Mortes" (literally "Dead Leaves") with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques PrĂ©vert, English lyrics were written in 1947 by the American songwriter Johnny Mercer. With Mercer's exquisite lyrics the song became even more beautiful, it not only conveyed it's message of sadness and longing, but painted a story with the colors of Autumn.I like the musical treatment in this version (there are many versions) because it sounds a bit French.

MzTeachuh: Teachable Moment: Presidential Debate 10/16

MzTeachuh: Teachable Moment:Presidential Debate...: Vice President Joseph Biden, Congressman Paul Ryan  The candidates for the two major political parties will have one debate and that i...

Teachable Moment : Presidential Debate 10/16

 Please teachers, parents, and grown-ups always have some class and try to be non-partison as you discuss the election. Kids don't need their trusted grown-ups dissing family beliefs in class. We can be more professional than the media any day.

1. PBS NewsHour Extra PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES - LESSON ACTIVITY 
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/socialstudies/debates_short.html 

2. LESSON PLAN: THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES
http://www.quickmind.net/DebatesLesson.pdf 

3. PBS: Debating Our Destiny

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/debatingourdestiny/teacher_guide.html

 4. 2012 Presidential Election Resources

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/elections/teaching-methods/56372.html 

I thought they always had them already.

Nixon/Kennedy; the first televised debate.

 5. Do the presidential debates need fact-checkers?

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505144_162-57519176/do-the-presidential-debates-need-fact-checkers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CBSNewsGamecore+%28GameCore%3A+CBSnews.com%29 

Reagan/Mondale, 1984

6. The Path to the Presidency: Presidential Debates

http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2012/09/the-path-to-the-presidency-presidential-debates/ 

7. Presidential Debate Schedule 

http://usgovteducatorsblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/presidential-debate-schedule.html 

 8. 2012 Election Central News, videos, debates and polls

 http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule/

October 16, 2012
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt RomneyTopic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

 October 22, 2012
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt RomneyTopic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

MzTeachuh: Got Your Game Plan? Tweets of the Day 10/10/12

MzTeachuh: Got Your Game Plan? Tweets of the Day 10/10/12: Lean to the left, lean to the right, stand up, sit down, teach, teach,teach Teachers and parents: perpetually getting organized. 1. F...

Got Your Game Plan? Tweets of the Day 10/10/12

Lean to the left, lean to the right, stand up, sit down, teach, teach,teach

Teachers and parents: perpetually getting organized.

1. Free E-Book: IEP Meeting Planner 

http://info.ncld.org/free-e-book-iep-meeting-planner-/ 

2. Fun To Teach “Education Newspaper”

http://paper.li/esleld/1318120801# 

When discussing controversial topics, we educators must be far above the rabble, considering the students' rights and feelings.

Freedom from harassment--is that a right?

3. Samantha Pawlucy, Philadelphia Teen Ridiculed For Romney T-Shirt, To Transfer From School 

 Superintendent William Hite Jr. has called the ordeal a "teachable moment" and said he will work with the mayor and the teachers union to move "towards a conversation that brings together diverse beliefs, inspires understanding, and heals."

How much more than a 'teachable moment' would it have been if this had been his child?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/philly-girl-in-political-_0_n_1955308.html 

Bill being one of the 50.

4. 50 Education Leaders Worth Following On Twitter 

http://edudemic.com/2012/10/worldwide-education-twitter/ 

5. Five buzzwords you’re likely to hear in education this school year

http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/26/five-buzzwords-youre-likely-to-hear-in-education-this-school-year/ 

Just five? 

6. 5 things teachers want parents to know

http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/10/5-things-teachers-want-parents-to-know/ 

7. Preston Deener, Brunswick High School Student, Attacked By Bullies Just Before Being Interviewed On-Camera About Bullying 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/preston-deener-brunswick-_n_1954821.html 

It appears these bullies aren't shy.

 

 

MzTeachuh: Teaching: One Size Does NOT Fit All Tweets of the ...

MzTeachuh: Teaching: One Size Does NOT Fit All Tweets of the ...: We must diversify instruction, no choice. America's love of diversity must spread to the differentiation of instruction in the classro...

Teaching: One Size Does NOT Fit All Tweets of the Morning 10/10/12

We must diversify instruction, no choice.

America's love of diversity must spread to the differentiation of instruction in the classroom. We are all Special Education teachers, ELL teachers, GATE teachers, Art teachers, PE teachers, Social Studies teachers, Math teachers, Language Arts teachers, Science teachers, and most of all, WE ARE ALL READING TEACHERS. At the levels our students need. There are not enough special pull-out classes to 'fix' the English Language Learners and those with learning disabilities. I read today that most teachers are new. Good. Maybe a new crop of teachers will be willing to innovate and diversify instruction for the well being of our kids.

1. How to Add Variety to the Classroom

http://www.ehow.com/how_7776128_add-variety-classroom.html 

2. Experts brace for wave of autistic adults

http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Experts-brace-for-wave-of-autistic-adults-3921071.php#src=fb 

3. How Boys and Girls Learn Differently

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/features/how-boys-and-girls-learn-differently 

Is your son's fidgeting and wriggling driving you to distraction? Don't worry -- he's perfectly normal.

4. Strategies for Working With English-Language Learners

http://www.edweek.org/tm/section/chat/2012/10/11/index.html#info 

5. Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/health/attention-disorder-or-not-children-prescribed-pills-to-help-in-school.html?_r=1&pagewanted=1&hpw 

6. Sharing Strategies for Counting Collections 

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/counting-collections-lesson/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post10091202&utm_campaign=fbt 

 Grades 2-3, Math, Number Sense

Common Core Standards: Math.2.NBT.2 Math.3.NBT.2
A test is a test is a test?

7. Will the New Online Standardized Tests Be Different?

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/10/will-the-new-online-standardized-tests-be-different/ 

8. Online Standardized Tests Are New, But Are They Revolutionary? 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/online-standardized-tests_n_1954569.html 

9. Down & Up: The Journey of a Child with LD

http://www.ncld.org/learning-disability-resources/videos/down-and-up-video?utm_source=ReadingRockets.org&utm_medium=Twitter 

Uh, I don't think so.

10. How to Raise a Child: 10 Rules from Susan Sontag


Be consistent. Always speak well of his pop. Do not discourage childish fantasies.

11. Tackling Teenage Sexuality

http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2012/10/02/tackling-teenage-sexuality 

12. Gathering Data in a Standards-Based Literacy Classroom

 http://theeducatorsroom.com/2012/10/gathering-data-in-a-standards-based-literacy-classroom/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theeducatorsroom%2FvPKE+%28EducatorsRoom%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

 I love you, Mindshift. You're so fascinating.

13. Good Read: The Flip — End of a Love Affair

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/jp/good-read-the-flip-end-of-a-love-affair/?utm_source=feedburner&

14. The Biggest “No-No” in Reading Instruction

http://theeducatorsroom.com/2012/08/the-biggest-no-no-in-reading-instruction/ 

15. The Reading Paradigm: Equity Does Not Mean Equal in Reading Instruction

http://theeducatorsroom.com/2012/08/things-i-wish-i-knew-earlier-in-my-career-equity-does-not-mean-equal/ 

16. Uncovering Sensory-Based Motor Disorders

http://special-ism.com/uncovering-sensory-based-motor-disorders/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Special-ism+%28Special-ism%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

17. 5 Sensory Ways to Celebrate Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month

http://special-ism.com/author/martianne/ 

18. The Journey of An Unemployed Teacher: A Shock to the System!

http://theeducatorsroom.com/2012/10/the-journey-of-an-unemployed-teacher-a-shock-to-the-system/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theeducatorsroom%2FvPKE+%28EducatorsRoom%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

19.Social Skills Activities for Kids with Autism

http://autism.lovetoknow.com/Social_Skills_Activities_for_Kids_with_Autism 

You should check out these questions--very interesting.

20. Abu Dhabi Science Festival

https://www.facebook.com/masdar.ae 

Answers to the questions at http://www.masdar.ae/en/home/index.aspx.