Saturday, April 19, 2014

MzTeachuh: Who's Praying for You?

MzTeachuh: Who's Praying for You?: "Virgin in Prayer" by Giovanni Battista Silva Bet your mom is. Mother's Day is May 11, 2012. Sunday.

Who's Praying for You?

"Virgin in Prayer" by Giovanni Battista Silva
Bet your mom is.

Mother's Day is May 11, 2012. Sunday.

MzTeachuh: Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday 4/24

MzTeachuh: Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday 4/24: Somehow Annabel Lee should be in the back pocket of a pair of Levis. April 24: National Poem in Your Pocket Day   http://thecelebri...

Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday 4/24

Somehow Annabel Lee should be in the back pocket of a pair of Levis.

April 24: National Poem in Your Pocket Day

 http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2014/04/april-24-national-poem-your-pocket-day 

 

Participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day!

 http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/participate-poem-your-pocket-20720.html

Free: Poem in Your Pocket Day 2014

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Free-Poem-in-Your-Pocket-Day-2014-1157715 

 
Here is my very first Poem in my Pocket: Longfellow's 'The Rainy Day.'

 

 

MzTeachuh: Next Week's Lesson Plans Week of 4/19/14

MzTeachuh: Next Week's Lesson Plans Week of 4/19/14:   Emergency Lesson Plans--For Yourself! How to Deal When Your Lesson Plan Falls Flat http://saffron23.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Deal-W...

Next Week's Lesson Plans Week of 4/19/14

  Emergency Lesson Plans--For Yourself!

How to Deal When Your Lesson Plan Falls Flat

http://saffron23.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Deal-When-Your-Lesson-Plan-Falls-Flat 

When a Lesson Goes Wrong

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Analysis
CCSS: ELA.RL.9-10.2 ELA.RL.9-10.9
  
Why Lesson Plans Don’t Work

Current Event--it's Earth Day, man!

 Earth Day 2014 News

http://abcnews.go.com/topics/lifestyle/earth-day.htm 

Earth Day 2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rick-fedrizzi/earth-day-2014_b_5175777.html?utm_hp_ref=earth-day 

Earth Day 2014: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas  

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/earth-day-lesson-plans-matt-dav

Thought Provoking, Aren't These?

Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/ 

Why You Should Unplug

http://www.edudemic.com/why-you-should-unplug/ 

Test Prep--For All Involved

Ten Ways to Make Test Prep Fun

http://www.bamradionetwork.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1873:ten-ways-to-make-test-prep-fun&catid=105:teachers-aide&Itemid=299 

Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 10 Flashcard Apps for Mobile Devices

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/10-flaschard-apps-mobile-devices-monica-burns 

Music for the Soundtrack of Your Classroom: Test Prep Time

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/04/music-for-soundtrack-of-your-classroom.html 

Teaching Is Giving Kids The Confidence To Try http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2012/11/teaching-is-giving-kids-confidence-to.html

 

 

MzTeachuh: Music for the Soundtrack of Your Classroom: Test P...

MzTeachuh: Music for the Soundtrack of Your Classroom: Test P...: I have heard the debate about background music in the classroom, however, I don't believe that bends the truth about Mozart. Here a...

Music for the Soundtrack of Your Classroom: Test Prep Time

I have heard the debate about background music in the classroom, however, I don't believe that bends the truth about Mozart. Here are suggestions for tried and true, scientifically sound methods to increase learning--Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

 Quiet review time, independent work time, reorganizing notes time--Mozart in the background. I swear by it. And actually, pretty much any Mozart will do.

This guy smalin also provides visual digital enhancements. Check him out.

Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSL5-wxgvFY

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21, Andante ("Elvira Madigan") https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKZr3ExeXUc

Mozart, Symphony 25 (G minor, 1st mvt) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh-7NZbg65M 

Mozart, Marriage of Figaro, overture (bar-graph score) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYPDGUZyQ4Y 

 

 

 

MzTeachuh: Movie Review: Films About Jesus

MzTeachuh: Movie Review: Films About Jesus: Jesus is honored among all major religions as a teacher, ethicist, prophet, or mystic. This is Holy Week for those who believe in th...

Movie Review: Films About Jesus

Jesus is honored among all major religions as a teacher, ethicist, prophet, or mystic. This is Holy Week for those who believe in the orthodox principles of Christianity, in the deity of Jesus and remembering His passion and resurrection. There are also many groups of Christians who may not agree on all the details of this faith, and their kids might be in your classes. It takes a delicate touch to provide respect for all kids' beliefs during discussions of major religions.

We respect the rights of all people to have beliefs. I am not recommending showing films about Jesus or not showing them in your class; that is a decision for your school.

But beginning in Middle School, at least in the State of California, there are many passages from the Bible, and the New Testament in particular, that are considered worthy of literary consideration. The Book of Job, the Psalms, the Sermon on the Mount, parables. The King James version, which last year celebrated its 500th birthday, is considered a masterpiece itself. It is said Shakespeare made a contribution to it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorized_King_James_Version

And this is a pretty good time of year to show portions of the Jesus story if you're going to. Even the History Channel, liberal bastion of cable TV, frequently shows the television film of "Jesus of Nazareth" in entirety, Jesus being a central person of historical interest. That's why this is the year 2012.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Job
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sermon_on_the_Mount
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parables_of_Jesus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psalms

Mary, the mother of Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ."
Jesus, although He was Jewish,  is usually portrayed looking like a European, generally with a British accent, except for "The Passion of the Christ," which was in Aramaic (the Hebrew spoken at the time of Jesus) with subtitles. That's a pretty amazing idea and accomplishment, if you can find it in you heart to forgive Mel Gibson for being a flawed human and all after he produced that remarkable movie. The production has accuracy in costuming, music, and portrays basic Catholic theology, except possibly about Pontius Pilate, the Roman who deserved no sympathy for his decision.

"The Passion of the Christ" 2004
"The Passion of the Christ," is bone crushing in the accuracy of suffering. The perspective of Mary the mother of Jesus is unique in this movie version, and serves to present why many Christians have a special devotion to her. What age of child should see this? I can't say, but it is very intense, particularly when Mary flashes back to Jesus falling as a little boy as He carries the cross. Use your own judgement.

"The Kings of Kings" 1961
"The Greatest Story Ever Told" 1965


Several Bible-themed movies came out in the sixties with blue-eyed Jesus actors quoting the King James Bible. Jeffrey Hunter was in the "Kings of Kings," a remake from the Cecil B. DeMille's 1927 version.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Kings_%281961_film%29 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Story_Ever_Told 
Max von Sydow played Jesus in 1965 in "The Greatest Story Ever Told." The films are sympathetically presented, especially toward poor little misunderstood Judas, who is frequently the most interesting character. These films have a respectful mood if not accuracy, and for the viewer who is looking to connect with the words of Jesus quoted in the Bible, these films are very effective. Children who are familiar with the story should be okay with the crucifixion scenes which are not too graphic, but kids have to be prepared.

As children watch a film about Jesus, it is very intense. Jesus is a lovable and sympathetic character whether He is considered in a religious sense or not. Kids really have to be prepared for the story to transpire. I was invited by a friend to a theatre full of viewers from her Baptist church to see "The Passion of the Christ." All adults, all in tears (both men and women) by the end. It is just a really tough and sad story for both believer and non-believer.

"Jesus of Nazareth" miniseries 1977

My preferred film about Jesus to view with children is the television miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth." (1977). It is frequently on television at the Christmas and Easter seasons. Visually, there are lots of references to famous works of art, and the music is sort of mysterioso in a supernatural sense that a good something, maybe a miracle, is going to happen; that something supernatural isn't always sinister. Jesus is compassionate, powerful and somehow one-of-the-guys while being divine. Peter is great with his bumbling, yet strong and sincere personality. Mary was a little young being portrayed by Olivia Hussey. Judas was indecisive until he was creepy and betrayed his best friend. I personally don't think Judas was sorry after he did that. Laurence Olivier portrayed Nicodemus.

Nicodemus quoting Isaiah 53 as Jesus is on the cross.
 Being a miniseries, the important parts of the story are portrayed because there is time for them. The Sermon on the Mount is well worth sharing with kids, particularly since important modern leaders such as Ghandi and Martin Luther King reference this, and other portions of Jesus' statements. One of my very favorite scenes from any film is this portrayal of Jesus giving a parable (which are also part of the standards for literature.) Peter and Matthew the tax collector also have a moment.

Jesus hangin' with His homies, for which He was criticized severely.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+53&version=NKJV





Here is the Prodigal Son, put up on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgODzUMscZ8

 The person who put up this video also included a little music, not from the film.

I would like to share a song that I still find marvelous. This was written during the Jesus Movement of the early 1970s and presents the case for Christianity at its most basic and radical. Which pretty much describes the Jesus Movement, and how Jesus happened in my life then, too.  Enjoy.

"Jesus Is All That We Need."
 Gary Arthur
The Way http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Way_%28band%29



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDsH29I8vOQ

Good ole fashioned Jesus music from good ole fashioned Jesus People @1972






MzTeachuh: Cheesy Jokes and Serious Thoughts About Easter

MzTeachuh: Cheesy Jokes and Serious Thoughts About Easter: Confession is good for the soul, it is said. And I confess I do love the 'chocolate' holiday season from Halloween to Christ...

Cheesy Jokes and Serious Thoughts About Easter

Confession is good for the soul, it is said. And I confess I do love the 'chocolate' holiday season from Halloween to Christmas to Valentine's Day to Easter. Cadbury has the queen of treats, the Creme Egg, appearing only at Easter. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

I'm not alone. It is just too much fun decorating baskets with that eternal Easter grass (it never goes away, it's like glitter), and coloring the eggs the old fashioned way with vinegar, etc. The images of bunnies and chicks and ducklings are cute, even better than Santa who has a list and checks it twice. No unconditional love from him! And this is an outside sport, temps in the 70s, with light breezes, egg hunting, spring clothes and bonnets, blooming Easter Lilies. Well, at least here in SoCal.


Here's an article about how to dress your kid for Easter. The tradition began as  symbolic of a new spiritual start. Now what is it?
http://www.womanaroundtown.com/sections/shopping-around/what-the-well-dressed-child-wears-to-an-easter-egg-hunt

I did see a puddy tat!
Not one of Woodstock's, I'm guessing.

The secularization of this holiday makes it acceptable to everyone. Afterall, anthropologists say that all peoples celebrated the return of spring after the difficulties of winter.
http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/march-equinox-traditions.html

Coaxing a smile from Eeyore.
Familiar pop-culture figures dominate all holidays now, and this is a word that used to mean 'holy-day.' Have we lost anything by this transformation?  Is the concept of the sacred now forbidden? Teachers carefully appreciate the separation of church and state in a public school. But everywhere?

Easter is the most secularized of the holidays in the USA, and ironically, the most important for Christians acknowledging the death and resurrection of Jesus. Question: how can we honor the rights of all and permit our students to express their beliefs in public and private?

This is not a student of mine. He is a model.
Here in SoCal this year it has become a fashion statement for middle school boys to wear rosaries as necklaces.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosary

 And not only the latino kids. I've asked some of them what it means to them; sometimes they say it means they are Mexican, sometimes they tell me it is about their faith. Some say they just think it looks cool. So far, this practice has not been considered a dress code violation. In other places, it is dress code.

 Neb. School's Ban on Rosary-Style Necklace Touches on Free Speech Issues, Christian News http://www.christianpost.com/news/neb-schools-ban-on-rosary-style-necklace-touches-on-free-speech-issues-57228/


So why so serious, MzTeachuh, and where are the silly Garfield jokes? OK, here we go.

What do you need if your Cadbury Creme Eggs suddenly disappear?

You need an eggsplanation.

How is the Easter Bunny like Kobe Bryant?

They're both famous for stuffing baskets.



Did you hear the one about the fifty-pound jelly bean?

It was pretty hard to swallow


The President and the Easter Egg

Why do we paint Easter eggs?

Because it is too hard to wallpaper them.


What does the White House do when there are too many undiscovered Easter eggs on the South Lawn?

Call an eggsterminator.



I am a huge fan of the Cadbury Creme Egg Bunny, and was charmed when I found one I could buy as an Easter Bunny. A stuffed one that cackles like a chicken, not a real one.

So, enjoy these animal actors. Why is there no Emmy or Oscar for animal actors?

Cadbury Bunny Ad - Chocolate 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev2eOXtDN6g

Friday, April 18, 2014

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 4/18/14

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 4/18/14: 1. 3 Must-Know Tips For Anyone Nervous About EdTech http://www.edudemic.com/nervous-edtech-tips/   2. The One Room Schoolhouse Goes H...

Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 4/18/14

1. 3 Must-Know Tips For Anyone Nervous About EdTech

http://www.edudemic.com/nervous-edtech-tips/ 

2. The One Room Schoolhouse Goes High Tech

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/04/the-one-room-schoolhouse-goes-high-tech/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29  

3. Why (And How) To Improve STEM Education In The U.S. http://www.edudemic.com/stem-infographic/ 

4. Do television and video games impact on the wellbeing of younger children?

http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.com/2014/04/do-television-and-video-games-impact-on.html 

5. 60 apps in 60 seconds

http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2014/04/60-apps-in-60-seconds.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dangerouslyirrelevant+%28Dangerously+Irrelevant%29 

6. Making eBooks better curriculum tools with Classroom Connections

http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/2014/04/making-ebooks-better-curriculum-tools-classroom-connections.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheCornerstone+%28The+Cornerstone+Blog%29 

7. Welcome to Free Technology for Teachers!

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/p/free-downloads.html#.U1BNiVcVCYI 

 

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Earth Day Every Day Gerard ...

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Earth Day Every Day Gerard ...:  This might be the first poem supporting the ecological movement. God’s Grandeur  by Gerard Manley Hopkins THE WORLD is charged w...

National Poetry Month: Earth Day Every Day Gerard Manley Hopkins

 This might be the first poem supporting the ecological movement.

God’s Grandeur
 by Gerard Manley Hopkins
THE WORLD is charged with the grandeur of God.
  It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
  It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;        5
  And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
  And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.
And for all this, nature is never spent;
  There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;        10
And though the last lights off the black West went
  Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs—
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
  World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.

Spring

By Gerard Manley Hopkins 
 
Nothing is so beautiful as Spring –         
   When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;         
   Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush         
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring         
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
   The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush         
   The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush         
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.         

What is all this juice and all this joy?         
   A strain of the earth’s sweet being in the beginning
In Eden garden. – Have, get, before it cloy,         
   Before it cloud, Christ, lord, and sour with sinning,         
Innocent mind and Mayday in girl and boy,         
   Most, O maid’s child, thy choice and worthy the winning.        

Hopkins was a Jesuit priest in England during the Industrial Revolution.
Gerard Manley Hopkins

MzTeachuh: Pieta: Mother's Heart Cuore di mamma

MzTeachuh: Pieta: Mother's Heart Cuore di mamma: Pieta, Michelangelo           Pieta: pity, жаль , שאָד, huruma , pitye , شفقة ,samúð , pena , trua ,                 遗憾, κρίμα, ...

Pieta: Mother's Heart Cuore di mamma

Pieta, Michelangelo
          Pieta: pity, жаль,שאָד, huruma, pitye,شفقة ,samúð, pena, trua,  
              遗憾,κρίμα, jammer, llàstima, đáiong tiếc

 
No human connect is as profound as mother to child. This is universal truth. 
                   
              Mother's Day, May 10, Sunday. Let's give Mom joy.

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 4/18/14

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 4/18/14: Moondance Mr. Moonlight, Where Did You Go? Music for the Lunar Eclipse on 4/15/14  http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/04/mr-moonlight...

MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 4/18/14

Moondance

Mr. Moonlight, Where Did You Go? Music for the Lunar Eclipse on 4/15/14 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/04/mr-moonlight-where-did-you-go-music-for.html

National Poetry Month: Poem #14

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/04/national-poetry-month-poem-14.html 

So That Explains It...Jackie Robinson's Brother... 

 http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/04/so-that-explains-itjackie-robinsons.html?spref=bl

Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 4/12/14 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/04/ed-tech-and-stem-tweets-of-day-41214.html?spref=bl 

Does My Child Need Special Ed. Services? 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/04/does-my-child-need-special-ed-services_14.html 

Hello, Poetry Lovers 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/04/hello-poetry-lovers.html 

Who Showed You Who You Are? 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/04/who-showed-you-who-you-are.html 

Who Loves You Through Thick and Thin? 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/04/who-loves-you-through-thick-and-thin.html 

 
Dorothea Lange, Dust Bowl Photos

 

MzTeachuh: Special Needs Tweets of the Day 4/18/14

MzTeachuh: Special Needs Tweets of the Day 4/18/14: 1. Early Screening is Vital to Children and their Families http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/04/early-screening-is-vital-to-children-and-thei...

Special Needs Tweets of the Day 4/18/14

1. Early Screening is Vital to Children and their Families

http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/04/early-screening-is-vital-to-children-and-their-families/ 

2. Do television and video games impact on the well being of younger children?

 http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.com/2014/04/do-television-and-video-games-impact-on.html

Symptoms and Causes

two adultsWhat are the symptoms of ADHD?

- See more at: http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/Adults-with-ADHD/Symptoms-and-Causes.aspx#sthash.WIa53STd.dpuf

3. Causes of ADHD

http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/Adults-with-ADHD/Symptoms-and-Causes.aspx

4. ACCESSIBLE HOMES 

http://www.eparent.com/section.php?tn=family 

5. Guides & Booklets- Learning Disabilities

http://ldaamerica.org/resources/guides-booklets/

6. In Move Hailed by Advocates, Iowa Defines Dyslexia in Change to State Law

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2014/04/in_move_hailed_by_advocates_io.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OnSpecialEducation+%28Education+Week+Blog%3A+On+Special+Education%29 

7. In class flipped class

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/04/in-class-flip-vs-flipped-classroom.html 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MzTeachuh: News Alert: Preserving Religious Freedom in Ukrain...

MzTeachuh: News Alert: Preserving Religious Freedom in Ukrain...:   Fourteen things to know for Passover 2014    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/04/14/fourteen-things-to-know-for-passover-2014/ E...

News Alert: Preserving Religious Freedom in Ukraine--Learning from History

 Fourteen things to know for Passover 2014 

 http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/04/14/fourteen-things-to-know-for-passover-2014/

Easter in Russia

http://goeasteurope.about.com/od/russia/a/easterinrussia.htm 

Easter traditions in the Russian Orthodox service, including the blessing of pussywillows.

Secretary of State John Kerry calls allegations that Jews were required to register by pro-Russian forces "grotesque," as he also condemned threats against the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine. 

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/kerry-calls-anti-semitism-allegations-ukraine-grotesque-n83291 

‘Rights of believers are violated’: Orthodox priest flees Ukraine in fear

 http://rt.com/news/odessa-ukraine-orthodox-priest-476/

 Here are resources to assist classroom discussion of this important topic: 

Will we let history repeat itself?


The Berkeley Center Religious Freedom in Ukraine for Religion, Peace and World Affairs provides background.

Religious Freedom in Ukraine

http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/essays/religious-freedom-in-ukraine 

The International School for Holocaust Studies

Antisemitism Workshop Using Statements 

http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/lesson_plans/antisemitism_workshop.asp 

 

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 4/17/14

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 4/17/14: 1. Why You Should Unplug http://www.edudemic.com/why-you-should-unplug/   2. Creating Virtual Classroom with Edmodo http://edtechre...

Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 4/17/14

1. Why You Should Unplug

http://www.edudemic.com/why-you-should-unplug/ 

2. Creating Virtual Classroom with Edmodo

http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/insights/1143-virtual-classroom-with-edmodo 

3. FAQs About the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/04/faqs-about-practical-ed-tech-summer-camp.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+freetech4teachers%2FcGEY+%28Free+Technology+for+Teachers%29#.U086YlcVCYI 

4. Rosy Cosmic Cloud Glows with Stars in New Telescope View (Video, Photo)

http://www.livescience.com/44889-cosmic-cloud-glows-red-photo-video.html 

5. Why (And How) Teachers And Students Should Backchannel

http://www.edudemic.com/teachers-and-students-should-backchannel/ 

6. Deeper Learning Through Linked Learning


Grades 6-12 / STEM / PBL 

7.  5 Reading Apps That are Revolutionizing the Way We Read [LIST]

http://www.goodnet.org/articles/5-reading-apps-that-are-revolutionizing-way-we-read-list 

 

 

MzTeachuh: Teaching Development Tweets of the Day 4/17/13

MzTeachuh: Teaching Development Tweets of the Day 4/17/13: 1. 8 Tips for Reaching Out to Parents  http://www.edutopia.org/blog/tips-reaching-out-to-parents-david-cutler?utm_source=facebook&u...

Teaching Development Tweets of the Day 4/17/13

1. 8 Tips for Reaching Out to Parents 

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/tips-reaching-out-to-parents-david-cutler?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-tips-reaching-out-to-parents-image

2. Childhood ‘eroded’ by 10-hour school day, teachers warn

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10765544/Childhood-eroded-by-10-hour-school-day-teachers-warn.html 

3. Deeper Learning Through a Global Lens



Grades 6-12 / All Subjects / Global Competency 
4. How Engaged Are Students and Teachers in American Schools?

 

 


MzTeachuh: Help that is perpetual Помощь, что вечно - вечно -...

MzTeachuh: Help that is perpetual Помощь, что вечно - вечно -...: "Our Mother (Lady) of Perpetual Help" Unknown artist, 12th c.                                      ' Help that is everlas...

Help that is perpetual Помощь, что вечно - вечно - многолетние - постоянные - постоянные


"Our Mother (Lady) of Perpetual Help" Unknown artist, 12th c.                                     '
Help that is everlasting - eternal - perennial - constant - permanent.
Помощь, что вечно - вечно - многолетние - постоянные - постоянные.

Moms love unconditionally, want to always be there for you. 

Mother's Day is May 10. Sunday.

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Poem #14

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Poem #14: Cosmos bipinnatus , commonly called the garden cosmos or Mexican aster. And it's in my front yard! The Cosmos in a Cosmos  W...

National Poetry Month: Poem #14

Cosmos bipinnatus, commonly called the garden cosmos or Mexican aster. And it's in my front yard!

The Cosmos in a Cosmos 

William Blake

 

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

 

Not to get all Carl Sagan or Neil deGrasse Tyson
on you, but with so many heated discussions pro and con 

about intelligent design, I'm taking a moment to think of Artistic Design. 

 

Here is the last verse of Blake's poem.

 

God appears, and God is light,
To those poor souls who dwell in night;
But does a human form display
To those who dwell in realms of day. 

 

Here is the entirety of William Blake's poem, remember, he is considered a mystic.

I see him as a caring person with a heart for the poor.

 

William Blake - Auguries of Innocence

http://www.artofeurope.com/blake/bla3.htm
 

William Blake

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/william-blake 

 

MzTeachuh: Special Needs Tweets of the Day 4/17/14

MzTeachuh: Special Needs Tweets of the Day 4/17/14: 1. Ask the Advocate http://www.wrightslaw.com/howey/ask.htm       2. New Data Show Kids With Disabilities Shut Out of Gifted Programs, ...

Special Needs Tweets of the Day 4/17/14

1. Ask the Advocate
http://www.wrightslaw.com/howey/ask.htm 
  
2. New Data Show Kids With Disabilities Shut Out of Gifted Programs, Held Back More Often Than Others 

http://www.ncld.org/ld-insights/kids-with-disabilities-shut-out-of-gifted-programs-held-back-more-often 

3. New method of screening children for autism spectrum disorders works at 9 months old

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140415125548.htm 

4. Students with Disabilities Disciplined More Than Others

http://www.smartkidswithld.org/news-and-research/students-disabilities-disciplined-others 

5.  Prominent Ed-Tech Players' Data-Privacy Policies Attract Scrutiny

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/04/16/28privacy_ep.h33.html 

6. Resources for Parents of At-Risk Teens 

http://www.ncld.org/parents-child-disabilities/teens/resources-for-parents-of-at-risk-teens 

7. Special Needs and Disabilities 

http://www.norc.org/Research/Topics/Pages/human-development/special-needs-and-disabilities.aspx 

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MzTeachuh: Special Needs Tweets of the Day 4/16/14

MzTeachuh: Special Needs Tweets of the Day 4/16/14: 1. Eight Videos That Explain What Dyslexia Is Like http://www.ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyslexia/what-is-it-like-to-be-dysle...

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Poem #13

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Poem #13: “We Real Cool,”  by Gwendolyn Brooks THE POOL PLAYERS. SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL. We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. W...

MzTeachuh: Who Loves You Through Thick and Thin?

MzTeachuh: Who Loves You Through Thick and Thin?: Dorothea Lange, Dust Bowl Photos Your mom does. Mother's Day, May 11.

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 4/16/14

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 4/16/14: 1. Welcome to the Digital Citizenship Website http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/   2. Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks&#...

MzTeachuh: Teaching the Heart Tweets of the Day 4/16/14

MzTeachuh: Teaching the Heart Tweets of the Day 4/16/14:   1. School of Hard Knocks http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/books/review/how-children-succeed-by-paul-tough.html?pagewanted=all&...

Teaching the Heart Tweets of the Day 4/16/14

 

1. School of Hard Knocks

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/books/review/how-children-succeed-by-paul-tough.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 

2. Positive School Culture: How one school transformed from violence to haven  

http://www.weareteachers.com/hot-topics/special-reports/building-a-positive-school-culture#6steps?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social%20media&utm_campaign=BoysTown%20Culture 

3. Can Kids Be Taught Persistence?

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/07/can-kids-be-taught-persistence/ 

4.  Resources and Lesson Plans for Social and Emotional Learning 

http://www.edutopia.org/stw-louisville-sel-resources-downloads?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=STW-SEL-downloads-CARE-repost 

5. Avon Heritage Elementary pilots a tutoring and mentoring program to help students

http://www.cleveland.com/avon/index.ssf/2014/04/avon_heritage_elementary_pilot.html 

6. 10 Novels Every Middle Schooler Should Read

http://www.weareteachers.com/hot-topics/special-reports/10-novels-every-middle-schooler-should-read 

7. All Work, No Play: Why High School Students Should Have Fun

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning_deeply/2014/04/all_work_no_play_why_high_school_students_should_mess_around.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB 

 

 

 

Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 4/16/14

1. Welcome to the Digital Citizenship Website
http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/ 

2. Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPad addiction

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10767878/Infants-unable-to-use-toy-building-blocks-due-to-iPad-addiction.html?fb 

3. Kids in Nature

http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/download/hunt_leaves.htm?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nd_activities_april2014 

4. Harry Potter Fans Made a MOOC for Hogwarts, and You Can Enroll Now

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/04/14/hogwarts_is_here_is_like_a_mooc_for_harry_potter_fans_and_you_can_enroll.html 

5. 5 Tools That Help Students Organize Research and Create Bibliographies 

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/04/5-tools-that-help-students-organize.html#.U04TIlcVCYI 

6. Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man of math - James Earle 

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/da-vinci-s-vitruvian-man-of-math-james-earle 

7. Teachers: Try Toontastic: School Edition for FREE!

http://launchpadtoys.com/blog/2014/04/teachers-try-toontastic-school-edition-for-free/