Saturday, September 20, 2014
This is the best youtube video I've ever seen, combining music with original visuals.
In Greek mythology, the Sirens were three sisters who played such enticing music that passing sailors would crash on the rocky shore pursuing them. Only Odysseus (from 'The Odyssey) and Jason (from 'Jason and the Argonauts) successfully resisted them.
Sirenes. Claude Debussy
2. MATH LAND
3. 10 simple activities to encourage physical
activity in the classroom
5. Activity Ideas for Middle School Students
6. Games We Can Play in Middle School
7. Kagan Professional Development
|Pele, and the bicycle kick|
"If God would play Football His name would be Sir Pelé''
MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh'sTop Posts of the Week 9/21/14: The Smarty Pants Files http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-smarty-pants-files.html Websites for Special Education http:/...
The Smarty Pants Files
Websites for Special Education
Hispanic Heritage Month: Sandra Cisneros
Educational Links of the Day 9/17/14
GenEd and SpecEd Collaboration Series
Special Needs Weekly Update 9/14/14
Music for Feeling Sassy
Ed Tech and STEM Monday Review 9/14/14
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MzTeachuh: What GenEd and SpecEd Need to Know About Each Othe...: About Collaboration Among Regular & Special Education Teachers http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/collaboration-among-regul...
About Collaboration Among Regular & Special Education Teachers
With the new federal push to improve outcomes for Special Education students, GenEd will be asked to participate more fully in the development and execution of services for Special Education.
Behind the Headline: States’ Special Education Services Face Tighter Oversight by the Obama Administration
What do both GenEd and SpecEd need to know to create an efficient collaboration?
First, I suggest GenEd do a little homework on the Special Education system, and the types of needs they will most frequently encounter in their classrooms or at the school site.
What do General Education Teachers Need To Know About Special Education?
Types of Learning Disabilities
And, SpecEd needs do a little research, too, checking out their school sites participation in Common Core (or other standards adopted) in order to write copacetic goals and objectives into the IEP. The best goals and objectives are ones that are already being taught in the general instruction, with as little need for adaptation to service the student as possible. When students need assistance outside of class or the schoolday, what tutoring or help classes do the school offer? Find out the teachers' schedules, office hours, and style of teaching. Be sure to relate your schedule.
Resources for Writing IEPs Aligned to Common-Core Standards
Collaborating on a daily basis, in the same room, requires a great deal of communication. You don't have to be best friends to collaborate, but you do need to be professional. There are several methods of collaboration in the classroom. Together GenEd and SpecEd teachers choose the best plan for the lesson.
Collaboration Between General and Special Education Teachers
Collaboration between General and Special Education Teachers. ERIC Digest.
Each teacher is a professional, highly qualified in an area of expertise. I would suggest SpecEd teachers only do direct instruction of a GenEd class if they hold credentials in that specific area, and GenEd teachers absorb information and advice from the SpecEd teacher on the Special Needs student's detailed program (as in the IEP) and input from the parents. The school experience of a Special Needs student is very fluid, possibly including health issues, emotional balance, and input from parents at least on a weekly basis. GenEd and SpecEd really need to communicate!
Friday, September 19, 2014
Helping Students Find Purpose and Appreciation for School
Phonemic Activities for the Preschool or Elementary Classroom
11 Simple Ways To Start Using Technology In Your Classroom
8 Ways to Use Poetry to Calm Your Kids and Bring Joy to Your Daily Life
Brain scans used to forecast early reading difficulties
5 Essential Skills Needed for Reading Comprehension
Why ADHDers Act the Way We Do: Understanding ADHD Behavior
Lessening school assessment stress
With 80 minutes of new teacher training each week, schools set out to see what works
Principals: 5 Ways to Create a More Inclusive School Climate
How Looking at Student Work Keeps Teachers and Kids on Track
How California Superintendents Can Bust Through Policies to Implement Blended Learning
Senate to Take Up House's Education Research Bill
Watch What's Working: Carol Dweck Talks Growth Mindset
Students Aren’t Products
15+ Teaching Ideas to Get You Excited About Teaching
New technologies aim to help personalize instruction
Creative Strategies for Redesigning Today's Classrooms via @All4Ed & @edwebnet!
|FDR's Fireside Chat 12 March 1933|
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
First Fireside Chat
American Rhetoric http://www.americanrhetoric.com/
has a marvelous selection of FDR's speeches. There is nothing like hearing the real thing--the emotion in the voice, the emphasis on certain words and passages. Even the unusual accent of the upper class from that period of American history.
Each December 7, when I was teaching high school, I would always play the 'Day of Infamy' speech, even though I was teaching English.
Please utilize this marvelous resource.
MzTeachuh: Hispanic Heritage Month: Gloria Estefan: Gloria Estefan at the White House 2009. Gloria Estefan is a very successful singer in English and Spanish. She has a lovely...
|Gloria Estefan at the White House 2009.|
Gloria Estefan is a very successful singer in English and Spanish. She has a lovely family, and says her husband of over thirty years was her 'first boyfriend and only boyfriend.' They have two children. Gloria was seriously injured in a tour bus crash, but within a year had totally recovered and was back performing.
How much fun is this music? And dancing! Thank you Miami Sound Machine and Gloria.
GLORIA ESTEFAN - CONGA(LIVE 1988)
What do General Education Teachers Need To Know About Special Education?
Types of Learning Disabilities
Welcome to SERGE
Special Education Resources for General Educators
The General Ed Teacher’s Guide to the Inclusive Classroom
Collaboration Between General and Special Education: Making it Workhttp://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=1097
Why Do I Have a Special Ed. Kid in My Class?
IEP Meeting? Do I Have To Go?
"Inclusion: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions from the NEA"
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Could Schools Combat Rise in ADHD With More Exercise?
It's a Snap! 4 Ways to Use Music with Special Needs Students
When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills
Marzano’s 9 Instructional Strategies In Infographic Form
PBS Offers Free Lesson Plans, Videos on ‘The Roosevelts’
Know It 2 Own It: Teaching and Learning About Disability Rights
Where Common Core Is Not Controversial
When the Wifi Doesn't Work
Report: Nearly 1 In 3 With Disabilities In Poverty
Four research tools for project-based learning
10 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do
MzTeachuh: Hispanic Heritage Month: Roberto Clemente: Roberto Clemente, Major League Baseball Roberto Clemente was outstanding in his sport, humble, and gave of himself to help the nee...
|Roberto Clemente, Major League Baseball|
Roberto Clemente was outstanding in his sport, humble, and gave of himself to help the needy. He died in a plane crash while on his way to deliver supplies to the victims of the massive earthquake in Nicaragua in 1972.
|Roberto Clemente Quotes Quotes From & About Roberto Clemente|
|Quotes From Roberto Clemente|
''Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.''
"I am convinced that God wanted me to be a baseball player. I was born to play baseball."
"I am more valuable to my team hitting .330 than swinging for home runs."
"I dedicated the hit (his 3,000th) to the Pittsburgh fans and to the people in Puerto Rico and to one man (Roberto Marin) in particular. The one man who carried me around for weeks looking for a scout to sign me."
"I felt kind of bashful (when the fans went crazy). I'm a very quiet, shy person, although you writers might not believe because I shout sometimes."
"I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all he had to give."
"When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on earth."
"Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow's game."
MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Taking Time For Art--In All Subjects: Math instructor teaching tesselations. 1. Teaching Math With Art Helps Children Remember Key Concepts http://www.teacher...
|Math instructor teaching tesselations.|
1. Teaching Math With Art Helps Children Remember Key Concepts
2. Art & Science: A Curriculum for K-12 Teachers
3. Teaching Science Through Art: Longitudinal Nature Observations/ 1st grade
4. Using the Arts to Support English Language Learners
Why and how to engage English language learners through the arts
5. Teaching Strategies for Writing through Art
6. Of Paint and Poetry: Strengthening Literacy Through Art
7. How to Use Art to Teach Social Studies
|Illustrated by kindergartener.|
|Take a left turn on the second floor, then, no, wait, go up a flight...maybe a right turn....go down, uh up...|
ESCHER - Optical Illusion
This is an interesting, hour long documentary about Escher.
M.C. Escher Documentary
Escher enjoyed J. S. Bach from an early age.
Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, organ
with smalin's animation
Escher studied in Italy, and also Arabic art in Spain.
|Circle Limit III|
Tessalations, just plane fun.
And a feline Escher enthusiast.
Q: Teacher: Didn't I tell you to stand at the end of the line?
A: Student: I tried but there was someone already there!
Q: How is an English teacher like a judge?
A: They both give out sentences.
Q: Teacher: You missed school yesterday, didn't you?
A: Student: Not really.
Q: Why did the teacher go to the beach?
A: To test the water.
Q: Why did the teacher wear sunglasses?
A: Because his class was so bright!
Q: Why were the teacher's eyes crossed?
A: She couldn't control her pupils!
Q: Teacher: If I had 6 oranges in one hand and 7 apples in the other, what would I have?
A: Student: Big hands!
Q: Teacher: If you got $20 from 5 people, what you get?
A: Student: A new bike.
Q: Teacher: I hope I didn't see you looking at John's exam?
A: Student: I hope you didn't either.
Q: Teacher: What is the shortest month?
A: Student: May, it only has three letters.
Q: Teacher: Answer my question at once. What is 7 plus 2?
A: Student: At once!
Q: Why did closing her eyes remind the teacher of her classroom?
A: Because there were no pupils to see.
Q: Why did the teacher turn the lights on?
A: Because her class was so dim.
Q: What did the ghost teacher say to the class?
A: Look at the board and I will go through it again.
Q: Why did the teacher write on the window?
A: Because she wanted the lesson to be very clear!
Q: What do you do if a teacher rolls her eyes at you?
A. Reach down, pick them up, and roll them back to her.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Increase Student Mastery to Solve Real-World Problems with Project-Based Learninghttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/project-based-learning/
Project-based learning done right
What Project-Based Learning Means for Your High School Child
Project-Based Learning and the Common Core: Resource Rounduphttp://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-common-core-resources
Mind/Shift and Edutopia are leading sources of educational thought, here's more to cogitate on!The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/07/the-challenges-and-realities-of-inquiry-based-learning/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29&utm_content=Google+FeedfetcherInquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?
Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish
Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning
Project Based Learning Resources
Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble
Project-Based Learning as a Context for Arts Integration