Saturday, March 16, 2013

MzTeachuh: Helping Kids Be the Best They Can Be Tweets of the...

MzTeachuh: Helping Kids Be the Best They Can Be Tweets of the...: 1. One Advantage of Homeschooling: Teens Can Sleep Later http://anniemurphypaul.com/2013/03/one-advantage-of-homeschooling-teens-can-sl...

Helping Kids Be the Best They Can Be Tweets of the Day 3/16/13

1. One Advantage of Homeschooling: Teens Can Sleep Later

http://anniemurphypaul.com/2013/03/one-advantage-of-homeschooling-teens-can-sleep-later/#comment-28021 

2. Are You Down With or Done With Homework? 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2013/03/are-you-down-with-or-done-with-homework.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

3. 5 Steps To Help Kids Learn to Control Their Emotions

http://www.ahaparenting.com/_blog/Parenting_Blog/post/How_Kids_Learn_to_Control_Their_Emotions/ 

4. 6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning

http://www.teachthought.com/video-games-2/6-basic-benefits-of-game-based-learning/ 

5. How Early Can Autism Be Diagnosed?

http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2013/03/15/how-early-can-autism-be-diagnosed?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AutismSpeaksBlog+%28Autism+Speaks+|+Official+Blog%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

6. The Importance of Play in Preparing for Standardized Testing

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/play-with-standardized-test-prep-matt-levinson?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EdutopiaNewContent+%28Edutopia%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

7. Five Fun St. Patrick's Day Activities for Your Class 

http://www.teachhub.com/five-fun-st-patricks-day-activities-your-class 

 

 

Friday, March 15, 2013

MzTeachuh: Beware the Ides of March!

MzTeachuh: Beware the Ides of March!: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar with John Wilkes Booth (l) playing Marc Antony and brothers Edwin (c) and Junius playing Brutus. Maybe Ed...

Beware the Ides of March!

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar with John Wilkes Booth (l) playing Marc Antony and brothers Edwin (c) and Junius playing Brutus. Maybe Edwin played Cassius.
March 15 used to be the day untenured teachers received noticed they were being let go. The irony was not not lost on anyone.

Here is Marcus Brutus played by Marlon Brando (1953.) There are many excellent film productions of the play; I saw it at the Old Globe in San Diego. As usual, Shakespeare is too cool. 


MzTeachuh: Fun Apps for Reading and More Tweets of the Day 3/...

MzTeachuh: Fun Apps for Reading and More Tweets of the Day 3/...: 1. 10 awesome apps for K-6 literacy http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/2013/03/10-awesome-apps-for-k-6-literacy.html?utm_source=feedb...

Fun Apps for Reading and More Tweets of the Day 3/15/13

1. 10 awesome apps for K-6 literacy

http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/2013/03/10-awesome-apps-for-k-6-literacy.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheCornerstone+%28The+Cornerstone+Blog%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

2. 10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds

http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/10-assessments-you-can-perform-in-90-seconds/ 

3. The Rewards of Knowing Someone with Autism

http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2013/03/14/rewards-knowing-someone-autism?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AutismSpeaksBlog+%28Autism+Speaks+|+Official+Blog%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

4. In Teaching Math, Iterative Approach Shows Promise

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2013/03/Carnegie_research_teaching_remedial_math.html 

5. Climate Control: Six Ways to Improve Your School Environment

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/climate-improve-your-school-environment-allen-mendler 

6. A Lucky 13 Ideas to Help You Plan Ahead for a Successful Spring Break

http://special-ism.com/a-lucky-13-ideas-to-help-you-plan-ahead-for-a-successful-spring-break/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Special-ism+%28Special-ism%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

7. Media Exposure and Your Child’s Behavior 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2013/03/media-exposure-and-your-childs-behavior.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

Call of Duty--at age eight?

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

MzTeachuh: Communicating in the 21st Century Tweets of the Da...

MzTeachuh: Communicating in the 21st Century Tweets of the Da...: 1. 4 New Punctuation Marks For The 21st Century http://www.teachthought.com/learning/4-new-punctuation-marks-for-the-21st-century/   ...

Communicating in the 21st Century Tweets of the Day 3/14/13

1. 4 New Punctuation Marks For The 21st Century

http://www.teachthought.com/learning/4-new-punctuation-marks-for-the-21st-century/ 

2. Using Light It Up Blue to Explain Autism to Classmates

http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2013/03/11/using-light-it-blue-explain-autism-classmates?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AutismSpeaksBlog+%28Autism+Speaks+|+Official+Blog%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

3. Academy of Neurology Warns Against 'Smart Drugs'

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/ 

The future is yours, little man.

4. For Low-Income Kids, Access to Devices Could Be the Equalizer

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/03/for-low-income-kids-access-to-devices-could-be-the-equalizer/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

5. Bringing Brain Education To The Public—On Wheels

http://anniemurphypaul.com/2013/03/educating-people-about-the-brain-with-a-think-tank-on-wheels/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=educating-people-about-the-brain-with-a-think-tank-on-wheels 

6. Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Emotional Management

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/project-happiness-ninja-mastery-randy-taran 

7. Is a 504 Plan Right for My Child? 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2013/03/is-504-plan-right-for-my-child.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MzTeachuh: Ups and Downs Tweets of the Day 3/13/13

MzTeachuh: Ups and Downs Tweets of the Day 3/13/13: March is the longest teaching month in so many ways. 1. 12 myths about education in Finland debunked http://thecornerstoneforteachers...

Ups and Downs Tweets of the Day 3/13/13

March is the longest teaching month in so many ways.

1. 12 myths about education in Finland debunked

http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/2013/03/12-myths-about-education-in-finland-debunked.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheCornerstone+%28The+Cornerstone+Blog%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

2. 3 Weeks Until We Light It Up Blue

http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2013/03/12/3-weeks-until-we-light-it-blue?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AutismSpeaksBlog+%28Autism+Speaks+|+Official+Blog%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

3. Which students don’t get to use technology, then?

http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2013/03/which-students-dont-get-to-use-technology-then.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dangerouslyirrelevant+%28Dangerously+Irrelevant%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

4. My Personal View and Tips on Transitions

http://special-ism.com/transitions-from-my-perspective/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Special-ism+%28Special-ism%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

5.  On This State Standardized Test, the Story Is Not Literature

http://theeducatorsroom.com/2013/03/on-this-state-standardized-test-the-story-is-not-literature/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theeducatorsroom%2FvPKE+%28EducatorsRoom%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo

7. NSF Calls for Multidisciplinary Education Research

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2013/03/nsf_calls_for_multidisciplinar_1.html 

8. Building a Sense of Urgency in the Classroom

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/building-sense-of-urgency-classroom-ben-johnson 

 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

MzTeachuh: Improved Thinking Tweets of the Day 3/12/13

MzTeachuh: Improved Thinking Tweets of the Day 3/12/13: 1. From The Brilliant Report: A Surprising Way To Improve Executive Function http://anniemurphypaul.com/2013/03/from-the-brilliant-re...

Improved Thinking Tweets of the Day 3/12/13

1. From The Brilliant Report: A Surprising Way To Improve Executive Function

http://anniemurphypaul.com/2013/03/from-the-brilliant-report-a-surprising-way-to-improve-executive-function/#comment-26046 

2. Invisible Anxiety: Hiding in the Classroom 

http://special-ism.com/invisible-anxiety-hiding-in-the-classroom/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Special-ism+%28Special-ism%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

Sign--but you can check different boxes.

3. Do I Have to Sign My Child’s IEP?

http://www.ncld.org/students-disabilities/iep-504-plan/do-i-have-to-sign-iep

4. Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/03/creating-classrooms-we-need-8-ways-into-inquiry-learning/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

5. An Unprecedented Opportunity for Educational Equity

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/unprecedented-opportunity-for-educational-equity-judy-willis-md?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EdutopiaNewContent+%28Edutopia%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

6. Question and Answers: Postsecondary Education Options for Individuals with Autism 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2013/03/question-and-answers-postsecondary.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

Rome wasn't built in a day, but maybe the Parthenon was.

7. One-Day Wonders: Great Activities for a Single Class 

http://www.teachhub.com/one-day-wonders-great-activities-single-class 

 

Monday, March 11, 2013

MzTeachuh: The Original Glee Girls

MzTeachuh: The Original Glee Girls: The Marvelettes in a 1963 promotional photo.Clockwise form top left, Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Georgeanna Tillman, and Wanda Yo...

The Original Glee Girls

The Marvelettes in a 1963 promotional photo.Clockwise form top left, Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Georgeanna Tillman, and Wanda Young
These girls were in their high school glee club when they were signed by Motown. They were the first successful girl group for Motown. 

I like the integrated audience way back in 1961. BTW the Beatles did a cover of this song (what an amazing compliment for the girls from Detroit; the Beatles very much appreciated black artists--young women artists, too.)

So we celebrate Women's History Month with encouragement to teens everywhere to sing, sing, sing. 

The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman 

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

And the Beatles homage to the Marvelltes, with John Lennon requesting to 'delivah da lettah, the sooner the bettah.' And a little British humor.

 Please Mr. Postman - The Beatles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pvt2YK88MI 

 

 

MzTeachuh: You Don't Own Me

MzTeachuh: You Don't Own Me: Lesley Gore 1964 Just for Women's History Month. (And this song was written by a man!) Lesley Gore- "You Don't Own Me&qu...

You Don't Own Me

Lesley Gore 1964

Just for Women's History Month. (And this song was written by a man!)

Lesley Gore- "You Don't Own Me" Live 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmOrWG2FTbg 

MzTeachuh: Busy, Busy, Busy Tweets of the Day 3/11/13

MzTeachuh: Busy, Busy, Busy Tweets of the Day 3/11/13: 1. Shift_Learning: The 7 Most Powerful Idea Shifts In Learning Today http://www.teachthought.com/trends/shift-learning-the-7-most-power...

Busy, Busy, Busy Tweets of the Day 3/11/13

1. Shift_Learning: The 7 Most Powerful Idea Shifts In Learning Today

http://www.teachthought.com/trends/shift-learning-the-7-most-powerful-ideas-shifts-in-learning-today/ 

Annie and Helen

2. Inspiring, Imaginative Women

http://www.readingrockets.org/articles/books/c1299/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Hootsuite&utm_campaign=RRSocialMedia 

 

3. So what are you doing for Pi day 3-14 K-5 & up

https://www.teachingchannel.org/questions/so-what-are-you-doing-for-pi-day-3-14-k-5-up/?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post03071302&utm_campaign=fbt 

4. Early Spring Scavenger Hunt

http://www.kcedventures.com/blog/outdoor-spring-scavenger-hunt-for-kids?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook 

5. California Panel to Raise 'Intern' Teacher Standards

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2013/03/california_panel_to_raise_intern_teacher_standards.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB 

6. April Fool’s Day Science- video of science experiments good for April Fool’s Day or any other day

www.teachertime123.com/2012/03/april-fools-day-science-video-of-science-experiments-good-for-april-fools-day-or-any-otheApril Fool’s Day Science- video of science experiments good for April Fool’s Day or any other dayr-day/ 

7. 70 Tips & Tricks for Educating Students with Aspergers/High-Functioning Autism 

http://www.myaspergerschild.com/2013/02/70-tips-tricks-for-educating-students.html 

March is kind of a long month; thought you could use some encouragement.

 

 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

MzTeachuh: Best Articles for Educators Week of 3/10/13

MzTeachuh: Best Articles for Educators Week of 3/10/13:  "Something’s seriously wrong with our system when ye olde Google search brings up this:" School Makes Me by Scott McLeod h...

Best Articles for Educators Week of 3/10/13

 "Something’s seriously wrong with our system when ye olde Google search brings up this:"

School Makes Me by Scott McLeod

http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2013/03/school-makes-me.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dangerouslyirrelevant+%28Dangerously+Irrelevant%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

Race Does Matter by Randy Miller

http://theeducatorsroom.com/2013/03/race-does-matter/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theeducatorsroom%2FvPKE+%28EducatorsRoom%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

"Generally speaking, Black or Hispanic students are not educated in a way that is culturally responsive or culturally relevant."

Exercise Could Protect Students from Stress, Study Suggests by Sarah D. Sparks

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2013/03/exercise_could_protect_student.html 

 "...results suggest exercise promotes mental health by regulating the stress hormone response to stressors." 

Playing is Serious Business – Discover How to Make it Fun by Darlene Wierski-Devoe, CCP

http://special-ism.com/playing-is-serious-business/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Special-ism+%28Special-ism%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

"Playing builds their imagination and enhances social skills. It helps strengthen their physical and emotional development and it is scientifically proven to be good to our brains." 

The Digital Divide Is Still With Us—In A Different Form by Annie Murphy Paul

http://anniemurphypaul.com/2013/03/the-digital-divide-is-still-with-us/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-digital-divide-is-still-with-us 

"Some computer engineers are working on making online instruction available even for people who don’t have Internet access, as I wrote in this recent blog post. Such solutions will continue to be necessary in a world where the availability of fast web connections is far from universal."

Remixing Melville: Moby Dick Meets the Digital Generation by Katrina Schwartz 

“We want to raise a generation of kids who have a mouse in one hand and a book in the other.”

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/03/remixing-melville-moby-dick-meets-the-digital-generation/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

Thar she blows!

 

 

MzTeachuh: Small to Great Educational Changes Tweets of the D...

MzTeachuh: Small to Great Educational Changes Tweets of the D...: 1. Illustrating Democracy: Art Brings Words to Life Grades 3-8, Arts, Social Studies  https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/te...

Small to Great Educational Changes Tweets of the Day 3/10/13

1. Illustrating Democracy: Art Brings Words to Life

Grades 3-8, Arts, Social Studies 

2. . Playing is Serious Business – Discover How to Make it Fun

http://special-ism.com/playing-is-serious-business/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Special-ism+%28Special-ism%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo 

3. Autism Speaks: Light It Up Blue

http://www.lightitupblue.org/Markslist/showHomePage.do 

4. Doomed or Lucky? Predicting the Future of the Internet Generation4http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/02/doomed-or-lucky-predicting-the-future-of-the-internet-generation/ 

5. Helping Struggling Readers

http://www.readingrockets.org/helping/ 

6. Controversial ‘parent trigger’ school reform prevails in California

http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/12/controversial-parent-trigger-school-reform-prevails-in-california/ 

7. Video: What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder? 

http://www.ncld.org/learning-disability-resources/videos/video-what-is-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd