Saturday, June 29, 2013

MzTeachuh: Weekend--Music for Feeling Flippant

MzTeachuh: Weekend--Music for Feeling Flippant: Music for feeling flippant.   Part of Speech: adjective Definition: irreverent Synonyms: brassy, breezy, cheeky *, co...

Weekend--Music for Feeling Flippant

Music for feeling flippant.

 

Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: irreverent
Synonyms: brassy, breezy, cheeky*, cocky, disrespectful, flighty, flip*, fresh, frivolous, glib, impertinent, impudent, insolent, lippy, nervy, offhand, pert, playful, rude, sassy*, smart*, smart-alecky, superficial
Antonyms: courteous, respectful, reverent, serious


Yeah, cheeky, too.




  

Upbeat Jazz Instrumental Music | Royalty Free Background Music 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oi9PX4bSTo 

 

MzTeachuh: Special Needs Weekly Update 6/29/13

MzTeachuh: Special Needs Weekly Update 6/29/13: 1. Baseball player Shane Victorino raises awareness of ADHD through “Own It”    http://www.chadd.org/ 2 . Shane Victorino Promot...

Special Needs Weekly Update 6/29/13


1. Baseball player Shane Victorino raises awareness of ADHD through “Own It” 

 http://www.chadd.org/

2 . Shane Victorino Promotes ADHD “Own It” Campaign

http://www.crossingbroad.com/2012/07/shane-victorino-promotes-adhd-own-it-campaign.html 

3. Shane Victorino talks about his ADHD (:60) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fOcs_2tGDk 

 

4.Alternative Autism Science: Don't Believe the Hype!

http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/2013/05/alternative-autism-science-dont-believe.html

5.  Important Information Published To Help Pregnant Women Reduce Fetal Exposures  

http://www.ehhi.org/fetal/fetalexp_pr.shtml  

6. . Smart Kids with LD: Empowering Parents

http://www.smartkidswithld.org/

7. Health Apps as Parenting Aids

 http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2013/06/health-apps-as-parenting-aids.html

8. Dyslexia is not a disability – it's a gift

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/24/dyslexia-not-a-disability-gift

So says Steve Job.



MzTeachuh: Summer Activity: Let's Have a Cookout!

MzTeachuh: Summer Activity: Let's Have a Cookout!: Love the grilling goggles. So, kids, you call it barbeque or cookout? We've always called it barbeque. Maybe it's a western thin...

Summer Activity: Let's Have a Cookout!

Love the grilling goggles.
So, kids, you call it barbeque or cookout? We've always called it barbeque. Maybe it's a western thing.
Mesquite wood, secret recipe barbeque sauce.

Mmmm, what's in the foil? Smells good.
And here are activities while we wait for that good smelling barbeque.


Kids of all ages can help with the cookout. Grown-ups, supervise, and be the judge of who is capable of doing what.

Kids can cut, wrap, transport items back and forth from the kitchen, organize the table settings, be the commissioner of condiments, pour the drinks, check the ice supply, shoo the flies, slap the mosquitoes, and crack jokes.


Here are some jokes, especially for the Fourth of July.

All American Cheesy Jokes and Serious Thoughts 

 http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2012/06/cheesy-jokes-and-serious-thoughts-about.html

 

Someone may be ambitious to provide dessert.

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

http://crafts.kaboose.com/ice-cream-in-a-bag.html 

Let's keep the troops occupied before everything's done. Older kids are great organizers. Don't forget hula hoops.

Easy Fun Cookout Games for Children & Adults 

http://www.ehow.com/list_6399731_easy-cookout-games-children-adults.html

Now, grown-up talk. I'm surprised there's not a cooking show called Barbeque Wars.

Here in the desert, don't have to worry so much about bugs--Avon's Skin So Soft is a great insect repellant, BTW. If you are a vegetarian, don't ever feel left out. Apparently anything can be barbequed.

The All-American Tofu dog.
Had to put up something offbeat. Barbequed salad? Couldn't find an appetizing pic for this link.

http://home.lifegoesstrong.com/slideshow/offbeat-food-cook-grill-slideshow-image/offbeat-food-cook-grill-salad

My SoCal hibachi. A little grubby, but efficient.
 Our barbeque is more California traditional. Small, with briquets. No fuss. But great smell and taste. Surprising control over cooking. These are called Pub burgers (without the pub.) They have cheese, onion, and other goodies in the paddy. I developed a secret recipe dressing for these very burgers! But I'll share it soon. Hint: avocadoes.

Grilling over an open fine,  keeping connected with our Neanderthal ancestors.

Here's some music to barbeque by:

God Bless the USA, and anything by the Boss.

I'm proud to be an American - American Soldier Tribute 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZZf619DIpo 

 Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZD4ezDbbu4 

Okay, you can call it grilling if you like.


MzTeachuh: True enuff

MzTeachuh: True enuff

True enuff

MzTeachuh: Changing the Future for the Better Tweets of the D...

MzTeachuh: Changing the Future for the Better Tweets of the D...:   1. Life After High School: Reaching Beyond Poverty http://theeducatorsroom.com/2013/06/life-after-high-school-reaching-beyond-pover...

Changing the Future for the Better Tweets of the Day 6/29/13

 

1. Life After High School: Reaching Beyond Poverty

http://theeducatorsroom.com/2013/06/life-after-high-school-reaching-beyond-poverty/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theeducatorsroom%2FvPKE+%28EducatorsRoom%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

2. Accommodations Are Stepping-Stones to Success for Children Experiencing Anxiety

http://special-ism.com/accommodations-are-stepping-stones-to-success/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Special-ism+%28Special-ism%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

3. Should Schools Still Teach Cursive?

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/06/should-schools-still-teach-cursive/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

4. Book Recommendations for Awesome Teachers

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/book-recommendations-for-awesome-teachers-jose-vilson?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EdutopiaNewContent+%28Edutopia%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

5. Innovative Strategies for Ensuring Device Equity

http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2013/06/innovative-strategies-ensuring-device-equity?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EdTechK12+%28EdTech+Magazine%3A+Focus+on+K-12%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

6. Anxiety Linked to Chest Pain in Children 

 http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2013/06/anxiety-linked-to-chest-pain-in-children.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

7. Alternative Autism Science: Don't Believe the Hype!

http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/2013/05/alternative-autism-science-dont-believe.html 

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 28, 2013

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 6/28/13

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 6/28/13: 1. What to Test? and other Tweets of the Day 6/23/13  http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2013/06/what-to-test-and-other-tweets-of-day.html  ...

MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 6/28/13

1. What to Test? and other Tweets of the Day 6/23/13 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2013/06/what-to-test-and-other-tweets-of-day.html 


2. Identifying the Problems and Solutions Tweets of the Days 6/26/13 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2013/06/identifying-problems-and-solutions.html 

3. Your Class An Idea Factory? Mindshift Thinks So 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2013/06/your-class-idea-factory-mindshift.html 

4. Summer Activity: Grow Flowers! (Moss Roses) 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2013/06/summer-activity-grow-flowers-moss-roses.html 

5. Developing Professional Insights Tweets of the Day 6/28/13 

 http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2013/06/developing-professional-insights-tweets.html

6. Special Needs Update 6/26/13 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2013/06/special-needs-update-62613.html 

7. Developing Professional Insights Tweets of the Day 6/28/13 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2013/06/developing-professional-insights-tweets.html?spref=bl 

 

  Thanks to our international reading audience. USA, Russia, Japan, Canada, Israel, France, UK, Ukraine, Germany, Australia.

  












MzTeachuh: Special Needs Updates 6/28/13

MzTeachuh: Special Needs Updates 6/28/13:   1. Misunderstood: A Mother's Plea to Educators About Asperger's Synrome Part One  http://theeducatorsroom.com/2013/06/misunde...

MzTeachuh: Developing Professional Insights Tweets of the Day...

MzTeachuh: Developing Professional Insights Tweets of the Day...:   1. Affirmative-Action Ruling Could Complicate Diversity Efforts   http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/06/25/36scotus.h32.html?t...

Developing Professional Insights Tweets of the Day 6/28/13

 

1. Affirmative-Action Ruling Could Complicate Diversity Efforts

 http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/06/25/36scotus.h32.html?tkn=WUVFPftSQrM2T7TbKFHHDUZANpZHBplQo5qp&cmp=SOC-EDIT-GOO

2. The Difference Between Learners and Students

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/difference-between-learners-and-students-terry-heick?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EdutopiaNewContent+%28Edutopia%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

3. Eight Great Apps for Educators to Create, Display and Share

 http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/06/eight-awesome-apps-for-educators-to-create-display-and-share/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

4. Lawmakers Should Fully Fund Special Education

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2013/06/lawmakers-should-fully-fund-special.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

5. Clarifying The Difference Between Students And Learners

 http://www.teachthought.com/learning/clarifying-the-difference-between-students-and-learners/

6. 5 Must-Have Tools for Ed Conferences 

http://www.teachhub.com/5-must-have-tools-ed-conferences 

7. Five State Education Reform Tidbits From New NCES Data

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2013/06/five_state_education_reform_ti.html 

8. Do Kids Engage In Inventive Play Only Because We Want Them To?

 http://anniemurphypaul.com/2013/06/3847/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=3847

 

 

 

 

Special Needs Updates 6/28/13

 
1. Misunderstood: A Mother's Plea to Educators About Asperger's Synrome Part One

 http://theeducatorsroom.com/2013/06/misunderstood-a-mothers-plea-to-educators-about-aspergers-syndrome-part-one/

2. Misunderstood: A Mother's Plea to Educators About Asperger's Synrome Part Two

http://theeducatorsroom.com/2013/06/misunderstood-a-mothers-plea-to-educators-about-aspergers-part-two/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theeducatorsroom%2FvPKE+%28EducatorsRoom%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

3. Autism & Wandering: An Infographic on the Prevalence of Wandering and How to Keep Your Child Safe 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2013/06/autism-wandering-infographic-on.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

4. Health Apps as Parenting Aids 

 http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2013/06/health-apps-as-parenting-aids.html

5. 5Georgetown Conducts Groundbreaking Dyslexia Research

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2013/06/georgetown-conducts-groundbreaking.html 

 6. Baseball player Shane Victorino raises awareness of ADHD through “Own It” 

 http://www.chadd.org/

7. Super Sorting Pie

 http://special-ism.com/super-sorting-pie/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Special-ism+%28Special-ism%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

 

Summer Activity: Grow Flowers! (Moss Roses)


These vibrant flowers are fascinating for kids. Moss Roses are photosensitive, closing at night. One plant will have many blossoms of varying bright colors that surprise you in the morning when they open.  Bees and butterflies love them. And, they are easy to grow. But, they don't have any special fragrance.
Diverse colors on these cheerful blossoms.


The plant looks sort of like ice plant. A kid can break off a piece of this plant and stick it in a pot and water daily. Moss rose is very resilient and will grow easily.



These cuttings were stuck in the planter just several days ago and are producing blossoms.

That's a long, lean sunflower stem in the center pot.

The bright blossoms are magnets for butterflies and bees.


This post is an excerpt from my blog: MzTeachuh's Enjoying Cooking and Gardening http://tayloreducational.blogspot.com/

Little known fact: moss roses also attract fairies to your garden.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

MzTeachuh: St. Francis Waiting For The Sunflowers

MzTeachuh: St. Francis Waiting For The Sunflowers: We're all waiting for the sunflowers. The cosmos, the moss roses, the snapdragons, the gladiolas, the Chinese poppies...

St. Francis Waiting For The Sunflowers

We're all waiting for the sunflowers. The cosmos, the moss roses, the snapdragons, the gladiolas, the Chinese poppies...

MzTeachuh: Wherefore, Oh Summer's Day?

MzTeachuh: Wherefore, Oh Summer's Day?: Kindergartener's portrait of Emily Dickinson after reading this poem. The bee is not afraid of me. I know the butterfly - ...

Wherefore, Oh Summer's Day?

Kindergartener's portrait of Emily Dickinson after reading this poem.

The bee is not afraid of me.

I know the butterfly -

The pretty people in the Woods
Receive me cordially -

The Brooks laugh louder
When I come -
The Breezes madder play;
Wherefore mine eye thy silver mists,
Wherefore, Oh Summer’s Day?
 Emily Dickinson 
 
Visiting with my busy friend on Sweet Alyssum.

 

MzTeachuh: Summer Activity: Keeping Butterflies, Bees and Hum...

MzTeachuh: Summer Activity: Keeping Butterflies, Bees and Hum...: This is a Cabbage White Butterfly on my flowering mint today. It is not supposed to be in the desert! Butterflies, bees and hummi...

Summer Activity: Keeping Butterflies, Bees and Hummingbirds Happy



This is a Cabbage White Butterfly on my flowering mint today. It is not supposed to be in the desert!
Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds have similar preferences. Flowers! Annual flowers, perennial flowers, vegetable flowers, flowers on fruit trees, herb flowers--you name it.

Catering to the hummingbirds and butterflies.
Though hummingbirds do prefer trumpet-shaped red flowers, like petunias. Butterflies prefer blue flowers, like lobelia.

So we have many baskets full of both flowers hanging or in borders.

The flowers are regularly visited by generations of Anna's hummingbirds that live and nest in our yard. The mom hummingbirds use spider webs to make the nest. They nests are so tiny, a little larger than the size of  a computer key.

Baby hummingbird in our Fruitless Mulberry tree.
We get Painted Lady butterflies, Monarchs, Swallowtails, Umber Skippers and the White Cabbage pictured above I noticed this afternoon. At least, these are the butterflies I have identified. I am a novice.

Dusky Skipper

Painted Lady on Rabbit Brush, grows naturally here.






Our home is in a rural area near Mojave Narrows Regional Park, so I can't take much credit for attracting the birds, bees, and butterflies. But I try to make them happy.

I'm glad to report our bees are very active and productive.
Home
http://www.greatsunflower.org/






 I found this great site today. Maybe you would also like to participate. 







Thank you, Friend Bee, for pollinating the apricot trees. The apricots have been delicious!

This post is an excerpt from my blog:
MzTeachuh's Enjoying Cooking and Gardening http://tayloreducational.blogspot.com/



MzTeachuh: Camp Time! Special Needs Update 6/27/13

MzTeachuh: Camp Time! Special Needs Update 6/27/13: That looks like so much fun on a hot summer's day. 1. Welcome to the Triumph Center http://triumphcenter.net/   2. Dyslexia: Yo...

Camp Time! Special Needs Update 6/27/13

That looks like so much fun on a hot summer's day.

1. Welcome to the Triumph Center

http://triumphcenter.net/ 

2. Dyslexia: You have the right to…

http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com/ 

3. How the New Health Care Law Benefits People with Disabilities

 http://www.eparent.com/healthcare.php?2

4. Elevated Gluten Antibodies Found in Children With Autism 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2013/06/elevated-gluten-antibodies-found-in.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

5. How Ritalin Affects Brains of Kids With ADHD 

 http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2013/06/how-ritalin-affects-brains-of-kids-with.html

6. What Is Schizophrenia?

 http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml

7. Develop an Eating Plan for the Picky Eater

http://special-ism.com/how-the-eating-game-calmed-supper-hour/ 

 
That is kind of a lot of plain veggies.

 

MzTeachuh: Facing the Future Together Tweets of the Day 6/27/...

MzTeachuh: Facing the Future Together Tweets of the Day 6/27/...: 1. Teaching At-Risk Youth: Looking Back 50 Years  http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teaching-urban-youth-strategies-research-sel-maurice-...

Facing the Future Together Tweets of the Day 6/27/13


1. Teaching At-Risk Youth: Looking Back 50 Years 

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teaching-urban-youth-strategies-research-sel-maurice-elias?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EdutopiaNewContent+%28Edutopia%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

2. 5 Things Every Teacher Needs in the Classroom

http://www.teachhub.com/5-things-every-teacher-needs-classroom 

3. LD in the News

http://www.ncld.org/learning-disability-resources/ld-in-the-news 

4. Using “Gee-Whiz” in Learning

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2010/10/using-gee-whiz-in-learning/ 

5.  Five Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/5-shifts-regenerating-learning-ecosystem-andrea-saveri?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-5shifts 

6. Teaching the Supreme Court to 9-12 Graders 

http://www.teachhub.com/teaching-supreme-court-9-12-graders 

7. How Do Districts Decide Which One-to-One Device to Deploy?

 http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2013/06/how-do-districts-decide-which-one-one-device-deploy?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EdTechK12+%28EdTech+Magazine%3A+Focus+on+K-12%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

 
These are a year old, but I liked the 'petting zoo' concenpt. Find her blog at

Ed Tech Reflections

http://40ishoraclereflections.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2013-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&updated-max=2014-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&max-results=8 

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

MzTeachuh: Summer and Vincent Van Gogh

MzTeachuh: Summer and Vincent Van Gogh: Wheatfields Van Gogh Do you have screaming sunshine and heat outside today? Then we know how Vincent felt this day in 1888. Here, co...

Summer and Vincent Van Gogh

Wheatfields Van Gogh
Do you have screaming sunshine and heat outside today? Then we know how Vincent felt this day in 1888.

Here, cool off. Have some cold water.

Cafe Del Mar Aim Cold Water Music 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yux822z3H5w

 


MzTeachuh: Special Needs Update 6/26/13

MzTeachuh: Special Needs Update 6/26/13:   1. A Letter Blaming Scapegoating Special Education for Teacher Lay-Offs  http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2013/06/a-letter-blaming-s...

Special Needs Update 6/26/13

 
1. A Letter Blaming Scapegoating Special Education for Teacher Lay-Offs 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2013/06/a-letter-blaming-scapegoating-special.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher 

2. Functional Brain Imaging of Autism Spectrum Disorder:

Current and Future Directions

http://autismsciencefoundation.wordpress.com/ 

3. Important Information Published To Help Pregnant Women Reduce Fetal Exposures  

http://www.ehhi.org/fetal/fetalexp_pr.shtml 

4. Boys Enjoy Reading Too!: Parents Please Provide the Opportunity

http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com/ 

5. The Ely Center is a Speech and Language therapy center

 http://elycenter.com/

6. Smart Kids with LD: Empowering Parents

http://www.smartkidswithld.org/ 

7. Dyslexia is not a disability – it's a gift

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/24/dyslexia-not-a-disability-gift 

 

MzTeachuh: Here's A Raspberry--From Snoopy

MzTeachuh: Here's A Raspberry--From Snoopy

Here's A Raspberry--From Snoopy


MzTeachuh: Summer Means Fun (And Learning) According To Minds...

MzTeachuh: Summer Means Fun (And Learning) According To Minds...:   Who's watching whom? 1. 74 Creative Ways to Stop Summer Brain Drain   http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/07/74-creative-wa...

Summer Means Fun (And Learning) According To Mindshift

 
Who's watching whom?

1. 74 Creative Ways to Stop Summer Brain Drain

2. Keep Learning and Making: 10 Fun Indoor Summer Projects

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/06/keep-learning-and-making-10-fun-indoor-summer-projects/ 

3. 10 Awesome Outdoor Summer Learning Ideas

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/06/10-awesome-outdoor-summer-learning-ideas/ 

4. Ready, Set, Read! Summer Fiction Ideas for Kids of All Ages

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/06/ready-set-read-summer-fiction-ideas-for-kids-of-all-ages/ 

5. Six Great Online Games for Summer Learning

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/08/6-awesome-online-learning-games-for-kids/ 

6. Preventing the Summer Slide with DIY Tech and Science Projects

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/06/preventing-the-summer-slide-with-diy-tech-and-science-projects/ 

7. Preventing the “Summer Slide” in Math Skills

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/05/preventing-the-summer-slide-in-math-skills/

Another perspective on summer--not my teen experience, which included summer school (Driver's Ed. and typing), weekly--not daily--beach visits with the family, and reading, like say, Gone With The Wind.

Bruce and Terry - Summer Means Fun - 45 rpm 

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

 

 

MzTeachuh: Your Class An Idea Factory? Mindshift Thinks So

MzTeachuh: Your Class An Idea Factory? Mindshift Thinks So:   I love you, Mindshift; but I had to import a picture from another source of a girl in a class designing on her own.. 1. How to Turn...

Your Class An Idea Factory? Mindshift Thinks So

 
I love you, Mindshift; but I had to import a picture from another source of a girl in a class designing on her own..

1. How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/08/how-to-turn-your-classroom-into-an-idea-factory/ 

2. What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School?

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/03/what-does-design-thinking-look-like-in-school/ 

“Design thinking weaves together a lot of the standards that need to be taught in ways that people will really need to use them.”

“They have to be willing to deal with uncertainty themselves; you have to give up control.”
  
3. Iterating and Ideating: Teachers Think Like Designers

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/05/what-happens-when-teachers-think-like-designers/ 

“This is about making what you already do more enjoyable and more effective.” 


4. Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains?

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/11/harvard-wants-to-know-how-does-making-shape-kids-brains/ 

 “It’s not a lesson plan; it’s not a curriculum; it’s a way to look at the world.”

5. How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/06/how-leadership-can-make-or-break-classroom-innovation/ 

“We put students behind the wheel with our guidance, recognizing they will make mistakes, but we’ll be there to get them back on track.”

“I try not to transfer that top down test-intensive energy to the teachers, and instead make the teachers feel like they can take risks and offer them support.”

6. The Case for Preserving the Pleasure of Deep Reading

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/06/the-case-for-preserving-the-pleasure-of-deep-reading/ 

“Recent research has demonstrated that deep reading—slow, immersive, rich in sensory detail and emotional and moral complexity—is a distinctive experience, different in kind from the mere decoding of words.

7.  Why Computers Alone Won’t Move the Needle

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/06/why-computers-alone-wont-move-the-needle/ 

 “You need to have other support structures in place to enable technology to be an effective learning tool outside of the classroom.”