Saturday, January 26, 2013
MzTeachuh: Best Articles for Educators Week of 1/26/13: Nancy and Jay Here is a variety of excellent articles for educators I have culled for this week . 1. Autism Strains Yet Strengthen...
|Nancy and Jay|
Here is a variety of excellent articles for educators I have culled for this week.
1. Autism Strains Yet Strengthens a Marriage
A seriously disabled son puts stress on a marriage, but Nancy Clarke and Jay Petrow find a way to stay together and find joy.
2. ‘STEAM’ education gains momentum in schools
A growing number of experts say the arts should be included in STEM education initiatives.
3. Finding Students' Hidden Strengths and Passions
miraculous discoveries must be discovered. That is, action must be taken to find what is hidden. Let's be sure we are taking those actions so that our students do not lose some of their most deeply treasured possessions: their strengths and passions.
4. Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting
Suggestions to help you feel more at ease and able to participate as a full member of the team that plans your child's special education program.
5. Joel Klein and the Ed-Tech Zeitgeist
Former New York City schools chief turned tech CEO talks with WSJ about the future of classroom technology.
6. Nothing is more important than teaching compassion
Teaching schoolchildren happiness, empathy, altruism and compassion has proven beneficial results for classroom learning as a whole, says Vinciane Rycroft.
7. We’ll Say It in Plain English: 20,000 Kids Have Been Set Up to Fail
California schools are neglecting thousands of kids who struggle to speak English. If this does not change, the ACLU plans to sue the state.
|English language learners in California are primarily Hispanic, but there is also a large population of Vietnamese and Hmong student who need services. (Photo: Washington Post/Getty Images)|
MzTeachuh: From Home To School To College To Career Tweets of...: 1. Five Principles to Radically Transform How We Teach Computer Programming http://www.edutopia.org/blog/radically-transforming-teachi...
1. Five Principles to Radically Transform How We Teach Computer Programming
2. Strategies for Teaching Youth with ADD and ADHD
3. Flipped Classrooms and Flipped Lessons: What Does It Mean for Parents?
4. From Dyslexia to Dreams - A Parent's Story
5. College or No? Stuck Between Present Realities and Future Promises
6. Getting Started Home Schooling Your Child
7. Friday Five: 5 Fantastic Apps for the Common Core
Friday, January 25, 2013
MzTeachuh: I Don't Have Time To Teach Shakespeare...but look ...: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/shakespeare-uncovered/ You can give the kids a taste of William with this upcoming PBS series. There are inte...
You can give the kids a taste of William with this PBS series.
There are interviews with current stars preparing for roles or reflecting on past performances. PBS online offers the plays as part of the Great Performances series.
Get creative with your assignments--Shakespeare is better seen than read, anyway; and certainly you can take some time out for the Bard in some size, shape or form. Make it a for reward day.
|Henry IV and Henry IV Jeremy Irons|
MacBeth with Ethan Hawke and the Comedies with Joely Richardson.
February 1 Richard II with Derrick Jacobi and Henry IV and Henry V with Jeremy Irons.
Lastly, David Tennant and Hamlet and The Tempest with Trevor Nunn the director.
These plays will stream for you at the Shakespeare Uncovered site. What wealth we have.
|MacBeth with Patrick Stewart.|
|Hamlet with David Tennant.|
|King Lear Ian McKellan|
|The Globe theatre, London|
Here are a couple recent articles.
'Shakespeare Uncovered' explores the bard, his lifeTHIRTEEN’s Shakespeare Uncovered,
A Six-Film Series Telling the Stories Behind Shakespeare’s Greatest Plays
MzTeachuh: Let's Get In Gear, Grab That Cup of Coffee (or two...: and music to go with... Coffee Shop Jazz - Cappiccino http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmB9MMoLCK0
MzTeachuh: Reading, Speaking, Blending Tweets of the Day 1/25...: 1. Teachers refuse to give standardized test at Seattle high schools — Update http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/0...
2. Thumbs Up! Signals to Encourage Active Listening
All Grades, All Subjects, Participation
3. This 19th-Century Book Is Still Timely for Teachers
4. Use Your Full Vocabulary With Kids—They’ll Learn More That Way
5. Blended Learning, Real Teaching
6. Can Doodling Improve Memory and Concentration?
|Looks normal enough.|
7. The Public Library, Completely Reimagined
Thursday, January 24, 2013
MzTeachuh: Helping Teens with LD (NCLD, Great Site): Inclusion, opportunity, support . All three good for Raiders' fans. Helping teens-- 1. Tips for Teens on Getting Organized http:...
|Inclusion, opportunity, support. All three good for Raiders' fans.|
1. Tips for Teens on Getting Organized
2. Study Skills for Teens
3. Homework 101
4. How Older Kids Can Improve Their Writing Skills
5. Video: How Can I Ease My Child's Transition from High School to College?
6. Planning for College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities
7. Supporting Positive Self-Esteem in Teens with LD
|Great resource: http://www.ncld.org/|
MzTeachuh: New Resources Support Kids Tweets of the Day 1/24/...: 1. Ten Tips for Engaging Underperforming Students http://www.edutopia.org/stw-school-turnaround-student-engagement-tips?utm_source=face...
1. Ten Tips for Engaging Underperforming Students
2. 6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads
Student Engagement Nosedives in High School
3. Adults with ADHD
4. Not dead yet: Libraries still vital, Pew report finds
5. Obama's School Safety Proposals Could Undermine Instruction
6. SimCityEDU Is Coming Soon To A Classroom Near You
7. Most Earth-Like Alien Planet Possibly Found
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
|I'd accept that answer.|
These ed-sites are some of my favorites (not in order):
TeachHUB http://www.teachhub.com/, Special-Ism http://special-ism.com/, Mind/Shift http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/, Teaching Channel https://www.teachingchannel.org/?national=1, and Special Needs Survey http://specialneedssurvey.blogspot.com/.
1. New Reasons to Dislike Multi-Choice Testing
2. 25 Google+ Accounts Educators Should Follow
3. 12 Fascinating Ways to Use Drama in the Curriculum
4. Though I Walk Through the Valley of the Dolls
5. Can Children Suffer From a Fear of Death?
6. Shifting Tactics: Rocketship Will Change its Computer Lab Model
7. Integrating Drama with Science and History
Grades 6-8, Science, History
MzTeachuh: Oooh, These Tweets Are Complex Tweets of the Day 1...: 1. What Is Dysgraphia? http://www.ldonline.org/article/12770/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Hootsuite&utm_campaign=LDSocialMedia 2. ...
2. Behavior Modification in the Classroom
3. How Music Helps to Heal the Injured Brain
4. Questions Often Asked by Parents about Special Education Services
6. Tips for a Successful IEP Meeting
7. How to Treat AD/HD
8. Attention Deficit Deception
Don’t be too quick to believe an ADHD diagnosis for your child
|Very profound illustration, wouldn't you say?|
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
|Watson and Sherlock (Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller)|
The newest Sherlock is on the television show, 'Elementary.' There is a female Watson, (Joan not John) and I like her, too. She's played most intelligently by Lucy Liu, and is anything but a sidekick. I may like her better bringing so much more depth to the character. This Sherlock (portrayed by Jonny Lee Miller) is just as OCD as he should be, but takes time to party. What a concept. Can't imagine the Sherlock of Basil Rathbone or Benedict Cumberpatch doing that.
The Game Is Afoot! Sherlock Returns
Sherlock BBC! The Hound of the Baskervilles
|We have yet to see the new TV Moriarity.|
Sherlock Finale: The Reichenbach Fall
It's interesting that even though we know the end of these stories (as in Hamlet) we still want to see how this one is produced. These are just very compelling characters; actors can bring something fresh from their own resources to introduce another Sherlock and Moriarity, and there she is, Watson.
|Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberpatch (Watson and Sherlock)...|
...but also Bilbo and the new Star Trek villain. Will it ever be the same?
MzTeachuh: Cheesy Football Jokes And A Pep Talk From Bill Wal...: What do you put in the N zone to stop the other team from scoring? A Scorecrow. Where do hung...
What do you put in the N zone to stop
the other team from scoring?
Where do hungry football players play? In the Supper Bowl.
What did the football say to the punter? "I get a kick out of you."
Why do coaches like punters? Because punters always put
their best foot forward.
What do you call a lineman's kids? Chips off the old blocker.
What football player should you be suspicious of? The quarterback sneak.
The saga continues.
Why did the football coach go to the bank? A: To get his quarter back!
Q: How do football players stay cool during the game? A: They stand close to the fans?
Which football team cooks gourmet meals together? The Kansas City Chefs.
Now, Bill Walsh, that's the coach of coaches.
He wrote some very positive advice for teachers and everyone who works with kids.
"Kids who take part in any sport get to feel the euphoria of victory, but they also learn how to deal with loss."
"Having to play a role determined by coaches, whether it is exactly what a player hopes for or not, teaches the acceptance of authority -- but not an automatic, robotic acceptance."
"Athletes have to also understand that anxiety is not a flaw, and that overcoming it is possible -- and sometimes a lot easier than they thought."
"The social elements of team sports have far-reaching effects. Team members develop the ability to communicate under stress. They learn to respect others whether they like them or not, and if a team is ethically coached, its members also are taught to respect their opponents no matter how fierce the rivalry."
|Bill Walsh, one of the best ever coaches|
Fit for Life: A Coach's Pep Talk
Former San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh discusses the importance of physical fitness in school and beyond.By Bill Walsh
Wish Bill were still around to watch his Niners in the Super Bowl again.
MzTeachuh: Listen, Think, Speak Tweets of the Day 1/22/13: 1. The Lesson I Taught My Son About the Observance of Dr. King’s Birthday http://theeducatorsroom.com/2013/01/the-lesson-i-taught-my-...
1. The Lesson I Taught My Son About the Observance of Dr. King’s Birthday
2. 100 years of inaugurations in 2 minutes
3. Why is English a Challenging Language to Learn to Read
5. Guided Reading with Jenna: Reading PredictionsGrade 5, ELA, Differentiation
Common Core Standards: ELA.RL.5.10 ELA.RF.5.4a ELA.SL.5.1
6. International Tests Reveal Surprises at Home and Abroad
7. New WordPress Plugin Lets You Build Your Own Online School
No Name-Calling Week: Cultivating Kindness and Playgrounds of Respect http://www.edutopia.org/blog/no-name-calling-week-robert-mcgarry?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_content=blog&utm_campaign=nonamecalling
Monday, January 21, 2013
MzTeachuh: Outgrow Autism? Tweets of the Day 1/21/13: 1. Researchers Explore Why Some Kids Seem to Outgrow Autism http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/01/19/researchers-explore-why-some-kids-see...
2. 8 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
3. Inaugural Trivia Quiz
4. Broken Brains
5. Reading: Semantic Feature Analysis
|Ia Aretha's hat invited today?|
6. The Our White House Inauguration Celebration Kit for Kids!
7. Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
6. The Our White House Inauguration Celebration Kit for Kids!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Special Kids Left Behind
Emotional Interpretation of Children with Special Needs
High-Functioning or Low-Functioning? Yes, I Am!
Childhood Trauma Leaves Its Mark on the Brain
Board Games Really Can Be Fun
MzTeachuh: RTI, Poetry, and Felt Pizzas Tweets of the Day 1/2...: 1. Public Education 100 Years Ago: Could You Have Passed 8th Grade In 1912? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/public-education-...
1. Public Education 100 Years Ago: Could You Have Passed 8th Grade In 1912?
2. Nine Strategies Successful People Use to Overcome Stress
3. Movement to End High-Stakes Testing Steps Up in Seattle
4. How To Teach World History Using Pop Culture
5. Personal Story: Disclosing LD in the Workplace
6. When Poetry Meets the Common Core
7. RTI in the Early Grades
Intervention Strategies for Mathematics, Literacy, Behavior & Fine-Motor Challenges