Saturday, April 18, 2015

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 10, 2015. Sunday.

Who's Praying for You?

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

Mother's Day is May 8, 2016. Sunday.

MzTeachuh: ADHD Epidemic?

MzTeachuh: ADHD Epidemic?: The active, kinesthetic student and the passive daydreamer have something in common--they may have ADHD of ADD (the 'H' in A...

ADHD Epidemic?


The active, kinesthetic student and the passive daydreamer have something in common--they may have ADHD of ADD (the 'H' in ADHD adds hyperactivity to the disorder, meaning more physical activity.) Both may not be able to focus and concentrate in the classroom. But does every daydreamer or active student have ADHD or ADD?


Here is an informal checklist to see if maybe your child is not ADHD or ADD.


  • When is your child's birthday?


Uncovering the Why Behind the Rise in ADHD Cases


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nichola-petts/uncovering-the-why-behind_b_5604461.html 


According to researchers at the University of British Columbia in a 2012 study, children born in December were 39 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and were 48 percent more likely to be treated for the disorder, compared to classmates with a January birthday (who are almost a full year older). 


It is possible the student is immature, not ADHD or ADD. The teacher could try differentiation of curriculum, modifying the lesson plan to include more review and breaks in instruction. Sending the student a grade back is a last resort. 


  • Could outside stress cause focus issues?


Could Stress Cause an ADHD Diagnosis? 


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marilyn-wedge-phd/protecting-a-child-from-f_b_1084421.html 


The notion that family stress -- marital problems, financial issues, illness or injury of a parent, and so forth -- can be toxic to children and is at the root of many childhood emotional and behavioral problems. 


Who can truly concentrate during a crisis except on the crisis? Your chld may feelless personal stability than ever, and a solution to the ADHD epidemic could well be more counseling. Check with your school, community or church for resources.


  • Is your child in a sedentary classroom?

    Can Physical Activity Help Children with ADHD?

    http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/blog/post/News-and-Reports-March-1-2010.aspx  

    Can physical activity help symptoms of ADHD? There is burgeoning research in this area that suggests this may be the case. There is also evidence that physical activity outdoors may be more beneficial for children.

    What ever happened to recess and outdoor activities? We can blame the need for higher test scores, or the popularity of video games for the sedentary experience of kids now, but the fact is it is easier for sedentary adults to manage kids that are also sedentary at school and at home. This is affecting the quality of life and the effectiveness of education. All kids (all humans) need physical activity to get the oxygen to out frontal cortex for higher level thinking, and the stimulation of nature to satisfy our sensory needs. As parents, we can demand recess and school activities (principals really do listen to parents) and we can go outside with our kids to garden, birdwatch, skygaze or throw the ball around. It is good for us, too.

    ADHD? It is real. But how often can a balanced, satisfying life keep it on the run?

     Here are other websites that have information on ADHD and ADD.

    National Center for Learning Disabilities, Special-Ism, ADD Magazine.  

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 4/19/15

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 4/19/15: Get Over It!: Managing Grudges in Education Settings http://www.bamradionetwork.com/leadership-strategies/   Cultural Exchange Pro...

Educational Links 4/19/15

Get Over It!: Managing Grudges in Education Settings

http://www.bamradionetwork.com/leadership-strategies/ 

Cultural Exchange Program Seeks Young Adults

http://www.teachthought.com/culture/cultural-exchange-program-seeks-young-adults/ 

Secrets of the ADHD Brain

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/10117.html 

Advocates Fight To Keep Sheltered Workshops For Workers With Disabilities

http://www.npr.

A Handful of Tools That Help Students Analyze Their Own Writing

 http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/04/a-handful-of-tools-that-help-students.html#.VTMqfJPQMo0

org/2015/04/14/395287097/advocates-fight-to-keep-sheltered-workshops-for-disabled-workers 

21 Phrases You Use Without Realizing You’re Quoting Shakespeare

http://mentalfloss.com/article/60264/21-phrases-you-use-without-realizing-youre-quoting-shakespeare 

A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/10/24/a-problem-solving-game-for-teachers-and-administrators/

How Libraries Are Transforming Into Community Anchors

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtneyyoung/library-community-anchors_b_7057388.html 

9 Great Books for Reluctant Teen Readers 

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/encouraging-reading-writing/great-books-for-reluctant-teen-readers?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

Bigger Gains for Students Who Don’t Get Help Solving Problems

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/02/25/bigger-gains-for-students-who-dont-have-help-solving-problems-struggle-to-learn/ 

 

MzTeachuh: Who Put Up With Your Toddler Highjinks?

MzTeachuh: Who Put Up With Your Toddler Highjinks?: 'Mother and Child' Pablo Picasso Mostly your mom. Mother's Day May 10. And I bet you had the cutest little baby face! ...

Who Put Up With Your Toddler Highjinks?

'Mother and Child' Pablo Picasso
Mostly your mom.

Mother's Day May 8.

And I bet you had the cutest little baby face!

Here's a Sesame Street favorite:
You're My Baby.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r501NT3NYw4&feature=related

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Not To Be Morbid Or Anythin...

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Not To Be Morbid Or Anythin...: ...but poems seem to be about love or death. Or both. This Tennyson poem comforted Victoria when Albert passed. In Memoriam Canto ...

National Poetry Month: Not To Be Morbid Or Anything...

...but poems seem to be mostly about love or death. Or both.

This Tennyson poem comforted Victoria when Albert passed.




In Memoriam Canto 27
Tennyson
I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

Holy Sonnets X
Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill mee.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better than thy stroake; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die. .
- See more at: http://www.allspirit.co.uk/dying.html#dearest


72. "Death be not proud, though some have called thee"
DEATH be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,         5
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,  10
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better then thy stroake; why swell'st thou then;
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.
 
John Donne
 The Chimney Sweeper

Holy Sonnets X
Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill mee.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better than thy stroake; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die. .
- See more at: http://www.allspirit.co.uk/dying.html#dearestThe Chimney Sweeper
 William Blake
 
When my mother died I was very young,
And my father sold me while yet my tongue
Could scarcely cry 'weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!
So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep.

There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head,
That curled like a lamb's back, was shaved: so I said,
"Hush, Tom! never mind it, for when your head's bare,
You know that the soot cannot spoil your white hair."

And so he was quiet; and that very night,
As Tom was a-sleeping, he had such a sight, -
That thousands of sweepers, Dick, Joe, Ned, and Jack,
Were all of them locked up in coffins of black.

And by came an angel who had a bright key,
And he opened the coffins and set them all free;
Then down a green plain leaping, laughing, they run,
And wash in a river, and shine in the sun.

Then naked and white, all their bags left behind,
They rise upon clouds and sport in the wind;
And the angel told Tom, if he'd be a good boy,
He'd have God for his father, and never want joy.

And so Tom awoke; and we rose in the dark,
And got with our bags and our brushes to work.
Though the morning was cold, Tom was happy and warm;
So if all do their duty they need not fear harm.


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15377#sthash.CwfQZi06.dpuf
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15377#sthash.CwfQZi06.dpuf

Shakespeare, MacBeth

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last sylable of recorded time
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death
Out out brief candle
Life’s but a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing

The Cross of Snow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 
In the long, sleepless watches of the night,
A gentle face--the face of one long dead--
Looks at me from the wall, where round its head
The night-lamp casts a halo of pale light.
Here in this room she died, and soul more white
Never through martyrdom of fire was led
To its repose; nor can in books be read
The legend of a life more benedight.
There is a mountain in the distant West
That, sun-defying, in its deep ravines
Displays a cross of snow upon its side.
Such is the cross I wear upon my breast
These eighteen years, through all the changing scenes
And seasons, changeless since the day she died.

Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

By Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


Though wise men at their end know dark is right,

Because their words had forked no lightning they

Do not go gentle into that good night.


Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright

Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,

And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,

Do not go gentle into that good night.


Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight

Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,   

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


And you, my father, there on the sad height,

Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

I heard a Fly buzz - when I died - (591)

By Emily Dickinson

I heard a Fly buzz - when I died -

The Stillness in the Room

Was like the Stillness in the Air -

Between the Heaves of Storm -


The Eyes around - had wrung them dry -

And Breaths were gathering firm

For that last Onset - when the King

Be witnessed - in the Room -


I willed my Keepsakes - Signed away

What portion of me be

Assignable - and then it was

There interposed a Fly -


With Blue - uncertain - stumbling Buzz -

Between the light - and me -

And then the Windows failed - and then

I could not see to see -

MzTeachuh: Helpful Hints for When Teacher Is Overwhelmed

MzTeachuh: Helpful Hints for When Teacher Is Overwhelmed: Time  Saving Tips  for Teachers  http://www.educationoasis.com/resources/ Articles/time_saving_tips.htm   Replacing Classroom Chaos w...

Helpful Hints for When Teacher Is Overwhelmed


Time Saving Tips for Teachers 
http://www.educationoasis.com/resources/
Articles/time_saving_tips.htm 



Replacing Classroom Chaos with Control 
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/coach_gs_teaching_
tips/2010/10/going_from_classroom_chaos_to_control.html 

Understanding the Common Core
http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/commoncore


Understanding the Common Core
Dealing with Angry Parents
 http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin474.shtml

The Teacher’s Guides To Technology And Learning

http://www.edudemic.com/guides/ 

How to Get Along With ANY Teaching Colleague

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2012/06/15/how-to-get-along-with-any-colleague 

Classroom Management: 10 Ways to Deal with Difficult Students 

http://www.teachhub.com/10-ways-deal-difficult-students 

Solutions for Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teachers-bullied-by-colleagues-2-todd-finley 

A Curriculum of Concerns

 http://www.edutopia.org/blog/a-curriculum-of-concerns-mark-phillips

MzTeachuh: Got Equity?

MzTeachuh: Got Equity?: Education Activism Begins With Teachers http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2014/08/20/fp-healy-newteacher.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-GOO&utm_...

Got Equity?

Education Activism Begins With Teachers

http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2014/08/20/fp-healy-newteacher.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-GOO&utm_content=buffer3f78e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Making Connections: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/making-connections-culturally-responsive-teaching-and-brain-elena-aguilar#comment-177376 

Is America Ready to Talk About Equity in Education?

http://neatoday.org/2013/05/28/is-america-ready-to-talk-about-equity-in-education-2/ 

Classroom Diversity & Academic Success

http://www.education.com/topic/diversity-in-education/ 

Leading Public Education Organizations Lack Diversity at Top, Report Finds

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/District_Dossier/2014/12/report_leading_public_educatio.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-GOO&utm_content=buffer4a6eb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

Richard Culatta: Five Ways Technology Can Close Equity Gaps

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/marketplacek12/2014/11/richard_culatta_five_ways_technology_can_close_equity_gaps.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-GOO&utm_content=bufferc02a3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

7 Strategies To Support Students Who Can’t Afford Technology

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/5-strategies-support-students-cant-afford-technology/

 

 

Friday, April 17, 2015

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 4/18/15

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 4/18/15: Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson Overcoming Poverty’s Damage to Learning http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/17/overcoming-poverty...

Educational Links 4/18/15

Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson

Overcoming Poverty’s Damage to Learning

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/17/overcoming-povertys-damage-to-learning/ 

Connected Learners: Creating a Fun and Engaging Classroom

http://www.bamradionetwork.com/connected-educators/ 

Administrators: How to Get Out of the Office and Into Classrooms

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/administrators-how-get-out-office-and-classrooms-ben-johnson?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EdutopiaNewContent+%28Edutopia%29 

Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Concerns about Autism in Young Kids: Study 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2015/04/doctors-often-ignore-parents-concerns.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29 

#twitterchat: ‘Teaching Like Your Hair’s On Fire’

http://www.teachthought.com/social-media/teachers-discuss-teaching-like-your-hairs-on-fire/ 

Restraint And Seclusion Mandate Advances In Senate

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/04/17/restraint-mandate-advances/20225/ 

Gifted Students Are Still Stepchildren 

http://www.nesca-news.com/2015/04/gifted-students-are-still-stepchildren.html 

Art of Persuasion and Craft of Argument 

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/rhetorical-devices-equip 

 

 

 

MzTeachuh: Teachable Moment National Poetry Month: On the eig...

MzTeachuh: Teachable Moment National Poetry Month: On the eig...: Paul Revere's engraving of the Boston Massacre (March 5, 1770.) A poem was the actual caption for the illustration. The Landlord&...

Teachable Moment National Poetry Month: On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive...

Paul Revere's engraving of the Boston Massacre (March 5, 1770.) A poem was the actual caption for the illustration.

The Landlord's Tale. Paul Revere's Ride

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.

He said to his friend, "If the British march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,—
One, if by land, and two, if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm."
Then he said, "Good night!" and with muffled oar
Silently rowed to the Charlestown shore,
Just as the moon rose over the bay,
Where swinging wide at her moorings lay
The Somerset, British man-of-war;
A phantom ship, with each mast and spar
Across the moon like a prison bar,
And a huge black hulk, that was magnified
By its own reflection in the tide.

Meanwhile, his friend, through alley and street,
Wanders and watches with eager ears,
Till in the silence around him he hears
The muster of men at the barrack door,
The sound of arms, and the tramp of feet,
And the measured tread of the grenadiers,
Marching down to their boats on the shore.

Then he climbed the tower of the Old North Church,
By the wooden stairs, with stealthy tread,
To the belfry-chamber overhead,
And startled the pigeons from their perch
On the sombre rafters, that round him made
Masses and moving shapes of shade, —
By the trembling ladder, steep and tall,
To the highest window in the wall,
Where he paused to listen and look down
A moment on the roofs of the town,
And the moonlight flowing over all.
Beneath, in the churchyard, lay the dead,
In their night-encampment on the hill,
Wrapped in silence so deep and still
That he could hear, like a sentinel's tread,
The watchful night-wind, as it went
Creeping along from tent to tent,
And seeming to whisper, "All is well!"
A moment only he feels the spell
Of the place and the hour, and the secret dread
Of the lonely belfry and the dead;
For suddenly all his thoughts are bent
On a shadowy something far away,
Where the river widens to meet the bay, —
A line of black that bends and floats
On the rising tide, like a bridge of boats.

Meanwhile, impatient to mount and ride,
Booted and spurred, with a heavy stride
On the opposite shore walked Paul Revere.
Now he patted his horse's side,
Now gazed at the landscape far and near,
Then, impetuous, stamped the earth,
And turned and tightened his saddle girth;
But mostly he watched with eager search
The belfry-tower of the Old North Church,
As it rose above the graves on the hill,
Lonely and spectral and sombre and still.
And lo! as he looks, on the belfry's height
A glimmer, and then a gleam of light!
He springs to the saddle, the bridle he turns,
But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight
A second lamp in the belfry burns!
A hurry of hoofs in a village street,
A shape in the moonlight, a bulk in the dark,
And beneath, from the pebbles, in passing, a spark
Struck out by a steed flying fearless and fleet:
That was all! And yet, through the gloom and the light,
The fate of a nation was riding that night;
And the spark struck out by that steed, in his flight,
Kindled the land into flame with its heat.
He has left the village and mounted the steep,
And beneath him, tranquil and broad and deep,
Is the Mystic, meeting the ocean tides;
And under the alders, that skirt its edge,
Now soft on the sand, now loud on the ledge,
Is heard the tramp of his steed as he rides.

It was twelve by the village clock,
When he crossed the bridge into Medford town.
He heard the crowing of the cock,
And the barking of the farmer's dog,
And felt the damp of the river fog,
That rises after the sun goes down.

It was one by the village clock,
When he galloped into Lexington.
He saw the gilded weathercock
Swim in the moonlight as he passed,
And the meeting-house windows, blank and bare,
Gaze at him with a spectral glare,
As if they already stood aghast
At the bloody work they would look upon.

It was two by the village clock,
When he came to the bridge in Concord town.
He heard the bleating of the flock,
And the twitter of birds among the trees,
And felt the breath of the morning breeze
Blowing over the meadows brown.
And one was safe and asleep in his bed
Who at the bridge would be first to fall,
Who that day would be lying dead,
Pierced by a British musket-ball.

You know the rest. In the books you have read,
How the British Regulars fired and fled, —
How the farmers gave them ball for ball,
From behind each fence and farm-yard wall,
Chasing the red-coats down the lane,
Then crossing the fields to emerge again
Under the trees at the turn of the road,
And only pausing to fire and load.

So through the night rode Paul Revere;
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm, —
A cry of defiance and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo forevermore!
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,
Through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,
And the midnight message of Paul Revere. 

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Poem #12

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Poem #12: Beware of darkness in the material world by Buffalo Fawn George Harrison Beware of Darkness - Beatles Abbey Road"ish" Versio...

National Poetry Month: Poem #12

Beware of darkness in the material world by Buffalo Fawn

George Harrison Beware of Darkness - Beatles Abbey Road"ish" Version

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



"Beware Of Darkness"

Watch out now, take care
Beware of falling swingers
Dropping all around you
The pain that often mingles
In your fingertips
Beware of darkness

Watch out now, take care
Beware of the thoughts that linger
Winding up inside your head
The hopelessness around you
In the dead of night

Beware of sadness
It can hit you
It can hurt you
Make you sore and what is more
That is not what you are here for

Watch out now, take care
Beware of soft shoe shufflers
Dancing down the sidewalks
As each unconscious sufferer
Wanders aimlessly
Beware of Maya

Watch out now, take care
Beware of greedy leaders
They take you where you should not go
While Weeping Atlas Cedars
They just want to grow, grow and grow
Beware of darkness (beware of darkness)

MzTeachuh: Someone Brought a Smile to Your Baby Face

MzTeachuh: Someone Brought a Smile to Your Baby Face: Mother and Child by Renoir Maybe someone still does. Mothers' Day is Sunday, May 10.

Someone Brought a Smile to Your Baby Face

Mother and Child by Renoir
Maybe someone still does.

Mothers' Day is Sunday, May 8.

MzTeachuh: Active Kids In The Classroom

MzTeachuh: Active Kids In The Classroom: Teaching Techniques for Inattentive and Overactive Children   http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Teaching_Techniques/   4 W...

Active Kids In The Classroom

Teaching Techniques for Inattentive and Overactive Children 

http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Teaching_Techniques/ 

4 Ways To Start Using Active Learning In The Classroom

http://www.edudemic.com/4-ways-to-start-using-active-learning-in-the-classroom/ 

50 Ways to Help Learning Happen


ADHD kids learn best when the teaching style plays to their strengths. Support all types of learners with these specialized approaches.

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/9567.html 

10 Common Challenges and Best Practices for Teaching Students With ADHD

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/10-common-challenges-and-best-practices-teaching-students-adhd 

Teaching Students with ADHD

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/teaching_tips_add_adhd.htm 

Exercise, Fitness and Nutrition

http://kids.usa.gov/teachers/exercise-fitness-nutrition/index.shtml 

30 Ideas for Teaching Children with
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

http://www.kellybear.com/TeacherArticles/TeacherTip49.html 

 

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 4/17/15

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 4/17/15: Teaching for Life http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/teaching-for-life.html Have You Talked To Your Kid Today? Have You ...

MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 4/17/15


Teaching for Life
http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/teaching-for-life.html

Have You Talked To Your Kid Today?
Have You Talked To Your Kid Today?
http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/have-you-talked-to-your-kid-today.html

Best Articles for Educators 4/12/15

http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/best-articles-for-educators-41215.html

Who Is The Greatest Rock Poet? Nomination #3

http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/who-is-greatest-rock-poet-nomination-3.html?spref=bl

The Arts Give You Smarts--STEM and STEAM

http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/the-arts-give-you-smarts-stem-and-steam.html

Teachable Moment: Lincoln's Assassination 150 Years Ago--Poetry and Resources

http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/teachable-moment-lincolns-assassination.html

Educational Links 4/12/15

http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/education-links-41315.html





National Poetry Month: Poems 9a and 9b

http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/national-poetry-month-poems-9a-and-9b.html





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Thursday, April 16, 2015

MzTeachuh: Principal's Suggestion Box Letter #13

MzTeachuh: Principal's Suggestion Box Letter #13: These letters are absolutely fictional (to protect the innocent and not-so-innocent.) But, with the hint of truth, maybe we can make some...

Principal's Suggestion Box Letter #13

These letters are absolutely fictional (to protect the innocent and not-so-innocent.) But, with the hint of truth, maybe we can make some adjustments. Principals have the best chance to do that.

Dear Principal,

I am very excited about the teacher ed tech training day we will have before the kids come back. As you know, I am from another district. What you may not know is that I was trained on PCs and not Apple, so the tech training will be very helpful. I haven't even seen an Apple product for several years, not even an iPhone or iPad, so  it will take some concentration to jump in the deep end with record keeping, flipping the class, etc. I didn't even know how to turn on the desktop! Another teacher showed me the hidden button. It is an elegant design, but you almost need a secret handshake to get info from the computer.

I am very enthusiastic about the iPads in the class. The other teachers have clued me into the particular handling and storage requirements. The apps sound phenominal. Thank you for having foresight in ed tech.

Yours Truly,
Teacher in Tech Transition


Training Teachers to Integrate Technology

http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2011/11/team-effort 

Training Teachers Who Are Terrorized by Technology


Training Teachers Who Are Terrorized by Technology
Training Teachers Who Are Terrorized by Technology
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr176.shtml 

Mac vs. PC: Is the Debate Still Relevant?

Mac vs Pc Is the Debate Still Relevant? 

http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/archives/mac_vs_pc.shtml 

My suggestion: The differences between a Mac and a PC can be truly overwhelming if a teacher is just thrown into it. Have reliable resources to assist the transition, without judgement or the hint of the condemnation each side feels for the other. We're all in this together. 

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Celebrating World Poetry (a...

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Celebrating World Poetry (a...: The poet Dante, of Inferno fame Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month (NPM) brings together...

National Poetry Month: Celebrating World Poetry (a Great Resource)

The poet Dante, of Inferno fame
Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month (NPM) brings together lovers of poetry from around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. This year, the Academy is offering today’s tech-savvy students a new way to experience memorable poetry. See the Poetry Flow link at the end  of this post.

National Poetry Month: Celebrating World Poetry

http://edsitement.neh.gov/feature/national-poetry-month-celebrating-world-poetry

National Poetry Month: The Power of Poetry

http://edsitement.neh.gov/feature/national-poetry-month-power-poetry 

The 2014 Poetry Out Loud National Finals will be at the Lisner Auditorium, The George Washington University, April 30 (semifinals will take place on April 29). Admission is free and open to the public and the semis and finals will also be webcast live at arts.gov.

Poetry Out loud

http://www.poetryoutloud.org/about 

National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa and Poetry Foundation President Robert Polito announce the 2014 National Finals of Poetry Out Loud, April 29-30, 2014 - See more at: http://arts.gov/news/2014/2014-national-finals-poetry-out-loud#sthash.kefrgKwM.dpufPoetry Out Loud Finalists 2014

http://arts.gov/news/2014/2014-national-finals-poetry-out-loud


http://www.neh.gov/
This site includes resources for National Poetry Month.
Here are a few of their choices:
  • Epics
  • The Ramayana
  • Arabic Poetry
  • Japanese Poetry
  • World Poetry Sites

And a few of their related lessons:
  • All Together Now: Collaborations in Poetry Writing »
  • "Animal Farm": Allegory and the Art of Persuasion »
  • Animating Poetry: Reading Poems about the Natural World »
  • Arabic Poetry: Guzzle a Ghazal! »
  • Can You Haiku? »
  • Carl Sandburg's "Chicago": Bringing a Great City Alive »
This year EDSITEment is broadening the horizon by focusing on the different poetic forms developed across time and around the world.

This is a marvelous app designed for the iPhone, but can be usefu for any internet connection. Today (4/11/14) is Shakespeare! 
 http://www.poemflow.com/


MzTeachuh: Educational Links 4/17/15

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 4/17/15:   What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future? http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/04/16/what-will-education-look-like-in-a-mo...

Educational Links 4/17/15

 

What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/04/16/what-will-education-look-like-in-a-more-open-future/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29 

Teaching Strategies to Make Learning Groups Function Better 

http://www.teachhub.com/teaching-strategies-make-learning-groups-function-better

Getting FAPE: Asking the Right Questions

 Getting FAPE: Asking the Right Quetions

http://www.makespecialeducationwork.com/fape-questions/#sthash.UDnS4Avg.dpbs

Don't Quit: 5 Strategies for Recovering After Your Worst Day Teaching

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/strategies-recovering-worst-day-teaching-johanna-rauhala?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EdutopiaNewContent+%28Edutopia%29 

Early Brain Scans Can Predict Severity of Autism 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2015/04/early-brain-scans-can-predict-severity.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29 

How to Help Students Make the Most of Their Local Libraries

http://www.edudemic.com/help-students-make-local-libraries/

Getting FAPE: Asking the Right Questions

The Benefits Of Learning Through Field Trips

http://www.teachthought.com/culture/the-benefits-of-learning-through-field-trips/ 

 

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech Sites for Teachers

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech Sites for Teachers: Here is a list of helpful ed tech sites for you to get to know. http://www.edudemic.com/ Edudemic supplies thoughtful articles...

Ed Tech Sites for Teachers




Here is a list of helpful ed tech sites for you to get to know.


Edudemic
http://www.edudemic.com/
Edudemic supplies thoughtful articles on education as well as resources for ed tech. There are many drop downs, including news, trends, how to, update, tools social media, Teacher's Guides, the best ed tech, for students, for teachers.




eSchool News
http://www.eschoolnews.com/



eSchoolNews has nine dropdowns full of interesting articles. Admin., data, curriculum, IT management, mobile, online, policy professional development, social media.


http://edtechreview.in/

 
EdTechReview has an international focus. Their drop downs include Resources, Needs (types of learning using ed tech), Voices (news), For (specified info for eduction, government and business.)


Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has nine buttons that lead to a plethora of resources: ed tech, posters, iPad, teachers (guides books and tools), and free downloads.



Richard's buttons include a guide to free ed tech and up to date info concerning iPads, Android, Google Tutorial, Free Guides, Alternatives to YouTube, Favorite Resources, Video Creation Resources.


These two sites are  not predominantly ed tech, but have both thoughtful discussions and practical input on the ed tech subject.

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/
http://www.edutopia.org/