Saturday, February 9, 2013
Always admire winter flowers.
This mandolin sounds like its teeth are chattering.
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - LARA'S THEME (DR. ZHIVAGO)
1. Is ADHD A Real Disorder?
2. Anxious About Tests? Tips to Ease Angst
3. Helping a Worrier Become a Warrior
4. An Easy Way To Shift Your Mood -- Permanently!
5. 12 Sure-Fire Ways to Motivate Students
6. Teaching Kindness: More Than a Random Act
7. Using Stations to Review for Tests
Grade 7, Math, Workstations
MzTeachuh: We're All Making Progress Tweets of the Day 2/9/13...: 1. Lessons Learned: How a Progressive New School Adapts to Realities http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/08/lessons-learned-how-a-prog...
1. Lessons Learned: How a Progressive New School Adapts to Realities
2. 3 Websites for High School Teachers to Try in 2013
3. Helping others thrive despite autism
4. How to Tell a Good Learning Story
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/civic_mission/2013/02/how_to_tell_a_good_learning_story.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-FB5. Teaching Others to Embrace Common Core
6. Appreciating Special Education Students' Diversity
7. Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?
Friday, February 8, 2013
MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 2/8/13: Black History Month: George Washington Carver http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2013/02/black-history-month-george-washington.html T...
Black History Month: George Washington Carver
Thinking It Through Tweets of the Day 2/3/13
Black History Month Activities
Malala--Will She Win The Peace Prize? Tweets of the Day 2/6/13
What Educational Writers Are Saying Today
Would You like Some Chopin With Your Tea?
Amazing that we can write for an international audience. I'm privileged. Top viewership by nation:
United States, Russia, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, India Netherlands, Italy.
MzTeachuh: Would You like Some Chopin With Your Tea?: Seems like it's universally a good weekend to enjoy the snuggy indoors. Chopin's Raindrops http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcIMvliWM2...
Malala is a young teenager who has come to international fame over the last two years by writing about her experiences in seeking an education as a girl in Pakistan. She was attacked in October 2012 by the Taliban and almost killed. Currently, Malala and her family reside in England where she receives medical care.
As she was discharged from the hospital, she said: "Today you can see that I am alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone and I am getting better day by day. It's just because of the prayers of people. Because all people – men, women, children – all of them have prayed for me.
The Malala Fund has been set up to support her campaign for the right to education for children across the world. She is the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Malala, teen champion of girls' rights, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Malala, Pakistani teen shot by Taliban, leaves hospital after stunning recovery
Wounded Pakistan teen is now face of girls education movement
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.
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.
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: What Educational Writers Are Saying Today: Kill Shakespeare http://www.killshakespeare.com/ 1. Kill Your Idols: A Case for Contemporary Literature http://theeducatorsroom.com...
Kill Shakespeare http://www.killshakespeare.com/
1. Kill Your Idols: A Case for Contemporary Literature
2. Changing the Education Conversation
3.Good Read: Should Teachers Ask Introverted Kids to Speak Up at School?
4. Grit, And How To Get It
5. Dancing on the Edge
6. The Therapeutic Value of Horseback Riding
7. Survey: 74 Percent of Educators Support the Use of Technology in Schools
PBS releases report as part of national Digital Learning Day.
1. Rick's Reading Workshop: Mini-Lesson
Common Core Standards: ELA.RL.5.3 ELA.RL.5.4
2. Guided Reading with Jenna: Reading PredictionsGrade 5, ELA, Differentiation
Common Core Standards: ELA.RL.5.10 ELA.RF.5.4a ELA.SL.5.1https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teaching-reading-comprehension
3. Start with a book: Is There a Young Sherlock Holmes in Your House?4. Does It Matter If You Meet Your Classmates Face-To-Face?
This can be good for teachers, too.
5. 10 Steps To Stop Yelling
6. Higher Ed Trends: MOOCs, Tablets, Gamification, and Wearable Tech
7. The Classics Quoted: 7 Bell-Ringers from Charles Dickens
8. What to Do When Students Lie
Thursday, February 7, 2013
MzTeachuh: Life Too Fiberoptic? Take A Cafe Jazz Coffee Break...: Cinnam on Sp ice Mocha , anyone? Your Own Rhythm (Cafe Jazz Coffee) Acoustic Alchemy - Playing for The Time http://www.youtube...
MzTeachuh: Start With A Book! Tweets of the Day 2/7/13: 1. What does your child love to explore and learn about? Pick a theme below and get started! ...
1. What does your child love to explore and learn about? Pick a theme below and get started!Explore dinosaurs, bugs, birds, planes, music, sports, superheroes, inventors, art, the night sky, the ocean, and more —
24 themes in all. Start with a book … and see where your child's imagination goes!
2. Number Sense, Not Counting Skills, Predicts Math Ability, Says Study
3. 20 Must-use Education Technology Tools
4. Improving Speaking Skills with Poetry PodcastingGrades 6-8, ELA, Technology
5. Timing Tips for the ACT and SAT
6. Building Pharaoh's ChariotA team uncovers the advanced engineering behind an ancient Egyptian war machine
7. Creating a Family Media Agreement: How to Have the Conversation
|Looks like happy holidays.|
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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2. Valentine's Day is today!Read Think Write
3. Our Valentine's Day category includes hundreds of activities.
4. Top 10 Children's Books for Valentine's Day
Picture Books and Beginning Readers
|When punctuation counts.|
5. Valentine's Day
6. Love Poems For Valentine's Day
Happy Valentines Day Poetry
And don't forget my contribution!
7. Cheesy Jokes and Serious Thoughts for Valentine's Day
Watch The Latest Trailer For The Jackie Robinson Movie ’42′ http://elitedaily.com/elite/2013/watch-latest-trailer-jacke-robinson-movie-42/
Not only an extremely talented athlete, graduate of UCLA, and Army officer, Jackie Robinson chose to demonstrate unmatchable self-control and focus by entering the white-only world of Major League Baseball; he was Rookie of the Year, later MVP, and inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The indiscribable pressure to perform despite death threats and racial slurs only slightly echoed the actual racial violence of the USA through the centuries. But now it was in a beloved public forum-Major League Baseball- and the object of rascist ridicule was actually demonstrating superiority. Not of race, but athletic skills. He had a supportive wife and family, who were also in the spotlight.
I especially love the stolen home bases.
Jackie Robinson steals home (Yogi Berra catching.)
Jackie Robinson official site.
I am very much looking forward to the movie "42," opening on April 12, 2013, just after the start of baseball season. Here are a couple of articles about the film.
For '42,' actor had to please Jackie Robinson's No. 1 fan
Jackie Robinson will be the focus of this spring's new biopic '42'
MzTeachuh: Malala--Will She Win The Peace Prize? Tweets of th...: 1. Malala Yousafzai speaks publicly for first time since Taliban shooting http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/malala-yousafzai-speaks-v...
1. Malala Yousafzai speaks publicly for first time since Taliban shooting
2. Is it February yet? (Yes)
3. Kids' Valentine's Day Activities(Pinterest)
4. Valentine's Day (Writing activities, Reading Rockets)
5. Ten Tough Questions for Digital Learning Day
6. 50 Important Links for Common Core Educators
7. Teaching About Friendship Via Valentine's Day
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
So the watcher is introduces to the PBS documentary, "The Abolitionists."
The narratives are carefully written; the performances are powerful in their loyalty to the history.
The questions we have looking back at the slavery question are enunciated clearly in this documentary, whether it be the Southern Belle with a conscience; the young Northern writer who was haunted by the broken families. Or the young mother mourning a loss and identifying with the young black mothers; the little black boy who grew eloquence and voice for all time. The man willing to set the world on fire (and sacrifice his own sons) for his beliefs. The story is carefully and honestly told. No one is perfect, but each was compelled by a mighty sense of purpose and outrage.
The murky darkness of the United States at that time grows increasingly dense in this story. By the Dred Scott case, it is unimaginable that slavery will ever end. I was profoundly impressed that the abolitionists proceeded with their call despite the overwhelming catastrophes of their cause. It was a complete example of "It's always darkest before the dawn."
The dawn was a very, very long time breaking. How incomprehensible to expect to survive the Civil War with the abolition of slavery. It required Holy Stubbornness.
We have the privilege of perspective. All the way through Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Movement, many victories both small and great. But to be in the US before Lincoln--that truly demonstrated the audacity of hope for abolition of slavery.
This is an intense documentary. I recommend for secondary kids, but prepare the middle schoolers carefully.
|Dr. Laura http://www.ahaparenting.com/|
She has a clear and concise writing style that makes these important concepts easy to understand and implement. Parents and teachers can enjoy her professional insights and enhance the children's experience at home and in the classroom.
Here are a variety of her articles I have found helpful:
12 Safety Rules for Every Family
How to Keep Your Child from Developing an Eating Disorder
Bully-Proof Your Child
How to Raise an Intelligent, Creative Child
Raise a Smart Kid Who Loves to Learn
10 Commitments That Will Make You a Better Parent
And here's one of my own:
Have You Talked to Your Kid Today?
|Take a minute and talk.|
'Marian Anderson's Future Fund' was the name of the extra offering her church used to pass around so the little girl with the big voice could have singing lessons. Her dad bought her a piano when she was a very young, and after he passed away when she was eight, her mom raised her and her two little sisters. That's a lot of faith put into a young person.
Marian Anderson did not let anyone down. She not only used her very unusual gift for extreme excellence in opera, receiving international acclaim, but used her very unusual gift for grace and morality in the confrontation with baseness and racism.
She used a cash award from the city of Philadelphia to start an award for young people. Not for young people only of her race or profession, but young people of her humanitarian dispositions.
Even when accosted by racism in her own country, such as separate accomodations while touring, she was the perfect lady. The most famous incident of racism was in the nation's capitol when she requested to rent a certain hall for a concert in 1939. The Daughters of the American Revolution, who owned the hall, refused to rent to her because they had a segregationist policy. The First Lady at the time, Eleanor Roosevelt, resigned from the DAR because of their attitude, and arranged for Marian Anderson's now famous concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial twenty-five years before Dr. King's speech there. I could also be a member of the DAR from three out of four of my grandparents, but would rather not for the same reasons.
American Experience Biography: Marian Anderson
|Eleanor Roosevelt and Marian Anderson|
|Easter morning 1939|
Marian Anderson's Easter Sunday Lincoln Memorial concert on April 9, 1939 from the UCLA Film & Television Archive's "Hearst Metrotone News Collection."
A short film about the life and career of singer Marian Anderson up through 1950. Transferred from original 35mm print. Footage from this subject is available for licensing from www.globalimageworks.com
Langston Hughes wrote about Marian. Marian Anderson: Famous Concert Singer. with Steven C. Tracy 1954
|Marian Anderson singing as Ulrica in Verdi's Opera.|