Saturday, February 14, 2015

MzTeachuh: Black History Month: Strange Fruit

MzTeachuh: Black History Month: Strange Fruit: Jacob Lawrence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Lawrence   Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit  https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Black History Month: Strange Fruit

Jacob Lawrence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Lawrence

 

Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit 

Strange Fruit



Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant south
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

Lynching in the United States

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


MzTeachuh: Education Links 2/14/15

MzTeachuh: Education Links 2/14/15: President Obama’s Weekly Address: Giving Every Child, Everywhere, a Fair Shot http://www.ed.gov/blog/2015/02/president-obamas-weekly-ad...

Education Links 2/14/15

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Giving Every Child, Everywhere, a Fair Shot

http://www.ed.gov/blog/2015/02/president-obamas-weekly-address-giving-every-child-everywhere-a-fair-shot/ 

Understanding the Benefits of ADHD Medications 

 http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2015/02/understanding-benefits-of-adhd.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29

Mighty Girls & Women of the Civil Rights Movement in Film

http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=6127 

Free Explain Everything Lesson Ideas For Your Classroom

http://www.teachthought.com/apps-2/free-explain-everything-lesson-ideas-classroom/ 

Celebrate Black History Month with These Edtech Tools

 https://www.edsurge.com/n/2015-02-14-celebrate-black-history-month-with-these-edtech-tools

Setting a Goal When You Feel Overwhelmed With Technology Options 

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/02/setting-goal-when-you-feel-overwhelmed.html?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=freetech4teachers#.VN-CDSy87Iw 

Techniques for Unleashing Student Work from Learning Management Systems

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/02/techniques-for-unleashing-student-work-from-learning-management-systems/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29 

Responding to the Teen Brain 

http://www.nesca-news.com/2015/02/responding-to-teen-brain.html 

Five-Minute Film Festival: 7 Videos on Love for Valentine’s Day

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/film-festival-valentines-day-lesson-videos?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20EdutopiaNewContent%20%28Edutopia%29 

 

MzTeachuh: Love is Patient, Love is Kind

MzTeachuh: Love is Patient, Love is Kind: St. Paul wasn't so bad. He nailed it here. Dedicated to my niece Antoinette and her new husband Brett. The audacity of hope....

Love is Patient, Love is Kind

St. Paul wasn't so bad. He nailed it here.


Dedicated to my niece Antoinette and her new husband Brett. The audacity of hope.

The Wedding Song, Paul Stookey, Original Audio Recording in 1970 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IrCeP5slxw

 
He is now to be among you at the calling of your hearts
Rest assured this troubadour is acting on His part
The union of your spirits, here, has caused Him to remain
For whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name
There is love, there is love
A man shall leave his mother and a woman leave her home
And they shall travel on to where the two shall be as one
As it was in the beginning is now and 'til the end
Woman draws her life from man and gives it back again
And there is Love, there is love
Well then what's to be the reason for becoming man and wife?
Is it love that brings you here or love that brings you life?
And if loving is the answer then who's the giving for?
Do you believe in something that you've never seen before?
Oh there's love, there is love
Oh, the marriage of your spirits here has caused Him to remain
For whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name
There is love, there is love

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's List of 25 Movies to Watch With Your T...

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's List of 25 Movies to Watch With Your T...: Here are twenty-five of my favorite films. Although most of these are very famous, they might not be to a fourteen year old.  Cons...

MzTeachuh's List of 25 Movies to Watch With Your Teens

Here are twenty-five of my favorite films. Although most of these are very famous, they might not be to a fourteen year old.  Consider sharing films that meant something to you, sharing personal insights to your life experience. Some are fine for pre-teens, use your own discretion and consider ratings. Make watching your favorite movies a family occasion, to share your feelings and experiences at the time. Kids are amazed to imagine their grownups as kids. This can be a closeness-builder. Don't forget good snacks.


 


Hurrah for Hulu and Netflix! But I say, even if you use ole skool tek like VHS (as long as it works, why not?) or DVDs, just have a blast from the past.

Not in order of importance or preference. Just as I thought of them. I have more, of course, like 'Braveheart,' or 'Spartacus' but I must limit myself.

Forrest Gump (1994) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/


Lincoln (2012)    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272/


Men in Black (1997)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119654/ 


Frankenstein (1931)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/ 


A Hard Day's Night (1964)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058182/ 


Sophie's Choice (1982)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084707/ 

All in the Indiana Jone series, but especially 

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082971/ 



All in the series, but especially The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120737/ 


All Mel Brooks' films, but especially  The Producers (1967) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063462/ 


A Patch of Blue (1965)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059573/ 


Gravity (2013)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1454468/ 


Sleepless in Seattle (1993)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108160/ 


Schindler's List (1993) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108052/ 


Glory (1989)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097441/ 


All Episodes--but definitely Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/ 


The Sound of Music (1965) - IMDb 

 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059742/ 


Saving Private Ryan (1998)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/ 


My Left Foot (1989)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097937/  


Gone with the Wind (1939) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031381/


Titanic (1997)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120338/ 


All Sequels: Back to the Future (1985)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088763/ 


The Miracle Worker (1962)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056241/ 


Alien (1979)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078748/ 


Dances with Wolves (1990)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099348/ 


 


 

MzTeachuh: Awww Garsh--Love Songs for Valentine's Day #26

MzTeachuh: Awww Garsh--Love Songs for Valentine's Day #26:   Taylor Swift - Mine  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPBwXKgDTdE   "Mine" Uh, oh, oh Uh, oh, oh You were in co...

Awww Garsh--Love Songs for Valentine's Day #26

 

Taylor Swift - Mine 

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

"Mine"

Uh, oh, oh
Uh, oh, oh

You were in college working part time waiting tables
Left a small town, never looked back
I was a flight risk with a fear of fallin’
Wondering why we bother with love if it never lasts

I say "Can you believe it?
As we’re lying on the couch?"
The moment I can see it.
Yes, yes, I can see it now.

Do you remember, we were sitting there by the water?
You put your arm around me for the first time.
You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter.
You are the best thing that’s ever been mine.

Flash forward and we’re taking on the world together,
And there’s a drawer of my things at your place.
You learn my secrets and you figure out why I’m guarded,
You say we’ll never make my parents’ mistakes.

But we got bills to pay,
We got nothing figured out,
When it was hard to take,
Yes, yes, this is what I thought about.

Do you remember, we were sitting there by the water?
You put your arm around me for the first time
You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter
You are the best thing that’s ever been mine.

Do you remember all the city lights on the water?
You saw me start to believe for the first time
You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter
You are the best thing that’s ever been mine.

Oh, oh, oh, oh

And I remember that fight
Two-thirty AM
As everything was slipping right out of our hands
I ran out crying and you followed me out into the street
Braced myself for the "Goodbye."
‘Cause that’s all I’ve ever known
Then you took me by surprise
You said, "I’ll never leave you alone."

You said, "I remember how we felt sitting by the water.
And every time I look at you, it’s like the first time.
I fell in love with a careless man’s careful daughter.
She is the best thing that’s ever been mine."

Hold on, make it last
Hold on, never turn back

You made a rebel of a careless man’s careful daughter
You are the best thing that’s ever been mine.

(Hold on) do you believe it?
(Hold on) we're gonna make it now.
(Hold on) and I can see it,
(Yes, yes) I can see it now (see it now, see it now...)

Friday, February 13, 2015

MzTeachuh: Black History Month: How I Got Over

MzTeachuh: Black History Month: How I Got Over: Selma to Montgomery marches http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_to_Montgomery_marches "How I Got Over" - Mahali...

Black History Month: How I Got Over

Selma to Montgomery marches http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_to_Montgomery_marches


"How I Got Over" - Mahalia Jackson 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TALcOreZi0A 

How I got over
How I got over
You know my soul looks back and wonder
How I got over
(rpt)

Soon as I can see Jesus
The man that died for me
Man that bled and suffered
Hung on Calvary
I'm gonna thank him
For how he brought me
I'm gonna thank God
For how he taught me
Yes, thank my God for how he kept me
I'm gonna thank him 'cause He never left me
I'm gonna thank God for ol' time religion
I'm gonna thank Him for giving me a vision
I'm gon' join the Heavenly choir
And I'm a-sing and never get tired
I'm gonna sing somewhere 'round God's alter
And I'm a-shout all my troubles over
Lord, we got to thank you
Thank you for being so good to me
(chorus)

I'm gon' wear a di-garment
In that New Jerusalem
I'm gonna walk the streets of gold
In that homeland of the soul
I'm gonna view the hosts in white
That been traveling day and night
Coming up from every nation
On their way to the great coronation
Coming from the north, south, east, and west
On their way to a land of rest
Lord, we gonna join the heavenly choir
We gon' sing and never get tired
Lord, we gon' sing somewhere 'round your alter
And we gonna shout all our troubles over
Lord, we gotta thank you
Thank you for being so good to me

Hmmm, I wanna thank you, this morning
I wanna thank you, Lord, this morning
You know all, all night long
You kept your angels watching over me
And you told your angels this morning
You told your angels, Lord, this morning
You said, "Touch her, in my name"
You said, "Touch her, in my name"
And I rose, I rose this morning
Lord, I rose, I rose this morning
With the blood, blood running warm
All in my veins, Oh Lord
Lord, I feel, I feel like running
Lord, I feel, I feel like running
Lord, you know I feel, feel like running
Lord, Lord, I feel, I feel like running
Lord, I wanna thank you
Thank you, thank you for being
So good to me 

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 2/13/15

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 2/13/15: 5 ways to empower teachers to build a positive, innovative school culture http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/2015/...

Educational Links 2/13/15


  







 







Our Boys Need Us: The Power of Mentoring

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/boys-need-power-of-mentoring-brian-sztabnik

Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real Time Helps a Child’s Brain

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/02/why-slowing-down-stimuli-to-real-time-helps-a-childs-brain/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29 

Want To Know How Students Feel When They Read Complex Texts?

 http://www.teachthought.com/literacy-2/how-students-feel-when-they-read-complex-texts/

Digital literacy courses gaining popularity

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2015/02/13/digital-literacy-skills-672/ 

How to Fight Plagiarism in Your Classroom

http://www.edudemic.com/fight-plagiarism-in-your-classroom/ 

Survey: Practices Vary at Schools That Must Report on Students With Disabilities

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2015/02/survey_school_practices_vary_b.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OnSpecialEducation+%28Education+Week+Blog%3A+On+Special+Education%29 

 

MzTeachuh: Awww Garsh--Love Songs for Valentine's Day # 25

MzTeachuh: Awww Garsh--Love Songs for Valentine's Day # 25: OMG! A love triangle! ELVIS PRESLEY - Love Me Tender  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txh5l7cQXa0       "Lo...

Awww Garsh--Love Songs for Valentine's Day # 25


OMG! A love triangle!

ELVIS PRESLEY - Love Me Tender 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txh5l7cQXa0

 

 

 "Love Me Tender"

Love me tender,
love me sweet,
never let me go.
You have made my life complete,
and I love you so.

Love me tender,
love me true,
all my dreams fulfilled.
For my darlin' I love you,
and I always will.

Love me tender,
love me long,
take me to your heart.
For it's there that I belong,
and we'll never part.

Love me tender,
love me dear,
tell me you are mine.
I'll be yours through all the years,
till the end of time.

(When at last my dreams come true
Darling this I know
Happiness will follow you
Everywhere you go).

MzTeachuh: Special Needs News 2/13/15

MzTeachuh: Special Needs News 2/13/15:   Tebow Set to Hold Prom Nights Across U.S. for Special Needs Kids  http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/02/13/tim-tebow-set-hold-prom-nig...

Special Needs News 2/13/15

 

Tebow Set to Hold Prom Nights Across U.S. for Special Needs Kids 

http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/02/13/tim-tebow-set-hold-prom-nights-across-us-special-needs-kids 

Pre-K Pays Off By Lowering Special Ed Placements

http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2015/02/04/383571989/pre-k-pays-off-by-lowering-special-ed-placements 

It's time to end segregation of special education students, professors say

http://phys.org/news/2015-02-segregation-special-students-professors.html 

Louisiana's education superintendent takes new action on special education overhaul

http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2015/02/louisiana_special_ed_overhaul.html 

Women with learning disabilities are hidden victims of domestic violence 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/10/victims-domestic-violence-abuse-women-learning-disabilities 

Special Needs Mom Pushes To Make Mainstream Clothes Available To Kids Of All Abilities

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/06/runway-of-dreams-mindy-scheier-physical-disabilities-clothes_n_6630732.html

Senate OK's Special Needs Bill

http://www.desototimes.com/articles/2015/02/13/news/doc54dc16e4c6a91760900310.txt 

Rick Santorum says "90 percent of Down syndrome children in America are aborted" http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/feb/27/rick-santorum/rick-santorum-says-90-percent-down-syndrome-childr/


 

 

 

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 2/13/15

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 2/13/15: Black History Month: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2015/02/black-history-month-henry-louis-gates-jr.html   ...

MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 2/13/15

Black History Month: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2015/02/black-history-month-henry-louis-gates-jr.html 


Education Links 2/10/15 



http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2015/02/education-links-21015.html 


Education Links 2/11/15 

 http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2015/02/education-links-21115.html

Special Needs Weekly Review 2/9/15 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2015/02/special-needs-weekly-review-2915.html 

Teaching Is...Learning Ed Tech II 

 http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2015/02/teaching-islearning-ed-tech.html

Black History Month: Music of the Civil Rights Movement 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2015/02/black-history-month-music-of-civil.html 

Awww Garsh--Love Songs for Valentine's Day #21 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2015/02/awww-garsh-love-songs-for-valentines.html 

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2015/02/how-do-i-love-thee-let-me-count-ways.html 

Teaching Is...Classroom Management 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2015/02/teaching-isclassroom-management.html 

Best Articles for Educators Week of 2/8/15 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2015/02/best-articles-for-educators-week-of-2815.html

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

MzTeachuh: Education Links 2/12/15

MzTeachuh: Education Links 2/12/15: What Comes First: the Curriculum or the Technology? http://www.edudemic.com/what-comes-first-the-curriculum-or-technology/   Teaching...

Education Links 2/12/15

What Comes First: the Curriculum or the Technology?

http://www.edudemic.com/what-comes-first-the-curriculum-or-technology/ 

Teaching Empathy: Are We Teaching Content or Students?

 http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teaching-empathy-content-or-students-terry-heick

The Debate Continues - ADHD: Serious Psychiatric Problem or All-American Cop-out? 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2015/02/the-debate-continues-adhd-serious.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29 

How Inquiry Can Enable Students to Become Modern Day de Tocquevilles

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/02/how-inquiry-can-enable-students-to-become-modern-day-de-tocquevilles/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29 

Special Education and the 'Art of War'

http://www.makespecialeducationwork.com/special-education-the-art-war/#sthash.xtGiIIEr.dpbs 

When They Read But Don’t Understand 

http://www.teachthought.com/literacy-2/read-dont-understand/

In First, Model With Down Syndrome Walks Fashion Week Runway

 http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/02/12/in-first-model-fashion-week/20056/

 

 

 

 

 

Special Education and “The Art of War”
Special Education and “The Art of War”

 

MzTeachuh: How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways

MzTeachuh: How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways: The Brownings, Elizabeth and Robert. How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) Eliza...

MzTeachuh: All American Cheesy Jokes and Serious Thoughts

MzTeachuh: All American Cheesy Jokes and Serious Thoughts: Hurrah for the red, white and silly. And Garfield has just the light hearted touch we sometimes need. Try not to turn each o...

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways

The Brownings, Elizabeth and Robert.

How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806 - 1861


How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
 
 From the Poetry Foundation, a brief biography:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

1806–1861
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/elizabeth-barrett-browning 

 
 

All American Cheesy Jokes and Serious Thoughts


Hurrah for the red, white and silly. And Garfield has just the light hearted touch we sometimes need.

Try not to turn each of these jokes and riddles into too much of an opportunity to teach, though with younger children, you might have some 'splaining to do, Lucy.

Teacher: Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
Student: On the bottom.




Teacher: The Declaration of Independence was written in Philadelphia. True or false?
Student: False. It was written in ink.

What did Paul Revere say at the end of his ride? I've got to get a softer saddle.

And just to be teachery, don't forget Longfellow's adventuresome poem, 'The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.' It's so cheesy, kids love it.



Embarrassed someone saw my crack.
Keep in torch!
Did you hear the one about the Liberty Bell? Yeah, it cracked me up.

What did the visitor say as he left the Statue of Liberty? Keep in torch.

What did one flag say to another--nothing, it just waved.





'What kind of tea do Americans thirst for? Liber--ty. Ha ha.'
                                    What colonists told the most jokes? Punsylvanians.







Very good read.
Now for a serious thought. The greatest founding father, in my opinion, was John Adams. He supported all citizens, and did not believe in slavery, not a bit. He and his family had no connection with slavery at all. He argued in  the Continental Congress for the abolition of slavery, foreseeing the schism it would cause in a new America; which it surely did in the Civil War. He and his wife Abigail supported integration in their home town of Braintree, Massuchusetts, in the local school. John Adams had the education, brilliance and insight to see that the colonies needed to empower all the people no matter what; he worried that the British would treat the American colonies as they had Ireland. He was humble enough to recommend Thomas Jefferson be the compiler and writer of the Congress' thoughts, but historians know it was Adams who was the prime thinker. He was an innovative diplomat, a President who would see the big picture, and a faithful and loving husband and father. I think the latter should count for a lot. Thank you, John Adams, for taking care of baby America.





Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. John Adams

MzTeachuh: Counseling and Supervision; Supervision and Counse...

MzTeachuh: Counseling and Supervision; Supervision and Counse...: What to initiate positive change in a school? I have reflected upon what change would have the greatest impact based just up...

Counseling and Supervision; Supervision and Counseling

What to initiate positive change in a school? I have reflected upon what change would have the greatest impact based just upon my own observations.

Counseling and supervision. More and more effective supervision and counseling. Kids learn better when their minds are focused. Internal and external conditions affect their ability to be successful in school, therefore counseling and supervision.

Counseling usually indicates a counselor working in scheduling classes and sometimes personal intervention with parents and kids. Of course keep this, adding more opportunities for individual students and groups to interact with trained counselors. Have a variety of topics, a variety of groups. Maybe even a club. A qualified counselor at every school site.

Classes and class activities can  identify and/or aid in relief of tensions and stressors. Activities can give kids confidence and bolster their ability to learn.
One year when I was teaching a Special Day Class for the Severely Handicapped, a group of students from the student government class came once a week for a class period for peer interaction. My students and the gen. ed. student leaders interacted while I ran a very simple self-esteem class. The benefits? The gen ed. kids were exposed to new career choices (SPED teacher, counselor, etc.) and my students gained language and other academic skills, plus great self-confidence and new friends. It was like pouring Miracle-Gro on them.

Here are a few activities I developed to help students relieve stress:

Writing Prompts to Sooth Kids' Toxic Stress
 http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2012/04/writing-prompts-to-sooth-kids-toxic.html 

Books to Relieve Kids' Toxic Stress
http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2012/01/books-to-sooth-kids-toxic-stress.html?spref=bl

Here are curriculum sources for self-esteem:
Discovery Education
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/self-esteem.cfm

Writing prompts have therapeutic effects for students, too. The counseling comes in with discussion, either through teacher's written response or carefully guided group discussion. Kids are eloquent when narrating their own feelings and experiences. Teachers are professionals who interact with students at least 35 hours a week--we need to know them and how they are doing. Reading their thoughts in writing will do that. Then it is up to us to interact personally with them. Identify a student's internal stressor a student leads to getting them the help she/he needs.

Here are sources for writing prompts for self-esteem: 

Self Esteem & Confidence 52 Journal Prompts for Kids 
http://journalbuddies.com/journaling/self-esteem-confidence-journal-prompts-for-kids/ 


Reflective Journal Writing Prompts

 http://www.self-esteem-health.com/reflective-journal-writing-prompts.html

Supervision-oh my!  By my observation, only one school I taught with in the about a dozen in the past two decades actually followed the principal's directives on supervision consistently. On the playground, at the classroom doors before and after school, during assemblies. It was amazing. It was as though that principal had somehow cornered the teacher market on efficiency and cooperation. As a result, the kids were more secure, cooperative and generally happier. School rules were consistently enforced. The teachers were dependable in their appearances to supervise. At this school, the principal was also present on the campus, even making surprise visits to the classrooms, where he was welcome.

No teachers at any other school I encountered, except for the one above, even consistently enforced supervising passing time between classes. Every year the principal of these schools would announce the importance of teachers being at the door during this time, and in about a week most of the teachers stopped doing it. Why? Because people do what you inspect, not was you expect. The principals had no system to verify if teachers were doing this, except the increase of horseplay, fights  and other misbehavior in the hallways based on referrals. Parents of my students would tell me their child was afraid to go down the fall, to lunch or even to the restroom. 

Supervision, or lack thereof, enhances the student's learning environment or detracts from it. Personally, I believe the leadership in the admin. building needs to step up on this matter.

Just to put a chill down our spines.

FAILURE TO PROPERLY SUPERVISE STUDENTS

CAN LEAD TO EXPENSIVE LITIGATION 
 School Supervision Problem Areas

 

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Taking Time For Art--In All Subjects

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-suppo...

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-support-force.com/teaching-math-with-art.html 

http://www.ldlewis.com/Teaching-Mathematics-with-Art/instructions-for-polyhedra-project.html

2. Art & Science: A Curriculum for K-12 Teachers

http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/art_science/index.html 

3. Teaching Science Through Art: Longitudinal Nature Observations/ 1st grade 

http://everyarteverychild.blogspot.com/2012/01/teaching-science-through-art.html 

4. More math related mind-boggling art

 Art to Make You Dizzy 

5.  Teaching Strategies for Writing through Art

http://schools.walkerart.org/arttoday/index.wac?id=2338 

6.  Of Paint and Poetry: Strengthening Literacy Through Art

http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/958 

7. How to Use Art to Teach Social Studies

 
 

Illustrated by kindergartener.


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