Saturday, May 2, 2015

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 5/2/15

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 5/2/15: The High Hopes Project: A Model For Global STEM Learning http://www.edutopia.org//blog/high-hopes-project-global-stem-brian-crosby?utm_...

Educational Links 5/2/15

The High Hopes Project: A Model For Global STEM Learning

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/high-hopes-project-global-stem-brian-crosby?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EdutopiaNewContent+%28Edutopia%29 

Feds Put Brakes on Special Education Cutbacks 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2015/05/feds-put-brakes-on-special-education.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29 

Can Electronic Media Impact Your Teenager's Brain? 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2015/05/can-electronic-media-impact-your.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29 

The Benefit Of Making The Curricular More Like The Extracurricular

http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/the-benefit-of-making-the-curricular-more-like-the-extracurricular/ 

Should We Teach Spelling?

http://www.readingrockets.org/blog/should-we-teach-spelling?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ReadingRockets_TeachingReading+%28Reading+Rockets%3A+Teaching+Reading+Resources%29 

The End of Teaching in Isolation and the Future of Schools and Learning

http://www.bamradionetwork.com/edtech-greatest-hits/ 

Study: Bullying Children More Harmful Than Abuse from Adults

http://www.educationnews.org/k-12-schools/study-bullying-children-more-harmful-than-abuse-from-adults/ 

 

 

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 5/2/15

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 5/2/15: Pieta: Mother's Heart http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/pieta-mothers-heart-cuore-di-mamma.html Ed Tech STEM Monday Re...

MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 5/2/15

Pieta: Mother's Heart
http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/pieta-mothers-heart-cuore-di-mamma.html

Ed Tech STEM Monday Review
http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/ed-tech-stem-monday-review-42715.html

Who Thought You Were Cute Even When You Were Annoying?
http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/05/who-thought-you-were-cute-even-when-you.html

Principal's Suggestion Box Letter #5
http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/principals-suggestion-box-letter-5.html

National Poetry Month: "A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet"
http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/national-poetry-month-rose-by-any-other.html

Don't Give Up On Your Child's Learning
http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/dont-give-up-on-your-childs-learning.html

Teaching Is Showing Tolerance
http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/teaching-is-showing-tolerance.html?spref=tw

Teachable Moment: Cinco de Mayo
http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/teachable-moment-cinco-de-mayo.html

Teachable Moment: Cesar Chaves

http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/teachable-moment-cesar-chavez.html

Special Needs Weekly Update 4/27/15
http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/04/special-needs-weekly-update-42715.html





MzTeachuh: Chillaxin' With My Mommy

MzTeachuh: Chillaxin' With My Mommy: Mother and Child   Leighton, Lord Frederick What Saturdays are for.  Mother's Day, May 10.

Chillaxin' With My Mommy

Mother and Child   Leighton, Lord Frederick
What weekends are for.
 Mother's Day, May 8. 

MzTeachuh: Helpful Hints for Teachers

MzTeachuh: Helpful Hints for Teachers: Google Drive: The Basics   http://catlintucker.com/2015/01/google-drive-the-basics/ The Flow Theory In The Classroom: A Primer   ...

Helpful Hints for Teachers

Google Drive: The Basics

 http://catlintucker.com/2015/01/google-drive-the-basics/

The Flow Theory In The Classroom: A Primer

 http://www.teachthought.com/learning/flow-theory-classroom-primer/

Squeezing Social-Emotional Learning into the Common Core

 http://www.bamradionetwork.com/teachers-aid/2254-squeezing-social-emotion-learning-into-the-common-core

Top Tips for De-Stressing IEP Meetings 

 http://www.nesca-news.com/2015/01/top-tips-for-de-stressing-iep-meetings.html

Textbook Creator Enables Teachers to Self-Publish E-Textbooks

https://www.edsurge.com/n/2015-01-23-textbook-creator-enables-teachers-to-self-publish-e-textbooks 

Don’t Confuse Jargon with Rigor

http://educationnext.org/dont-confuse-jargon-rigor/ 

5 Ways to Keep Creativity Alive in Your Common Core English Class

http://www.edudemic.com/5-ways-to-keep-creativity-alive-in-english-class/ 

 

 

MzTeachuh: Weekend--Music for Feeling Flippant

MzTeachuh: Weekend--Music for Feeling Flippant: Flippant Part of Speech: adjective Definition: irreverent Synonyms: brassy, breezy, cheeky , cocky , disrespectful , flig...

Weekend--Music for Feeling Flippant

Flippant

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

 

Yeah, cheeky, too.


Jazz Instrumental Smooth Bossa Nova



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvAvNv734vY











Friday, May 1, 2015

MzTeachuh: Websites for Special Education

MzTeachuh: Websites for Special Education: Special Needs Digest    http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/   http://www.smartkidswithld.org/ http://special-ism.com/   ...

Websites for Special Education

Special Needs Digest 

http://special-ism.com/


 http://www.ncld.org/
http://www.autismspeaks.org/
 http://www.wrightslaw.com/

Special Education & IEP Advisor



https://www.understood.org/en



MzTeachuh: Who Thought You Were Cute Even When You Were Annoy...

MzTeachuh: Who Thought You Were Cute Even When You Were Annoy...: Jackie and John John Mom thought you were adorable all the time. Mother's Day May 10.

Who Thought You Were Cute Even When You Were Annoying?

Jackie and John John
Mom thought you were adorable all the time.
Mother's Day May 8.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 5/1/15

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 5/1/15: What Schools Can Learn from Google About Nurturing Creativity http://www.edudemic.com/google-nurturing-creativity/ Five Tips for Cha...

Educational Links 5/1/15

What Schools Can Learn from Google About Nurturing Creativity

http://www.edudemic.com/google-nurturing-creativity/

Five Tips for Changing Grade Levels

https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2015/04/30/changing-grade-levels/ 

5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/why-origami-improves-students-skills-ainissa-ramirez?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EdutopiaNewContent+%28Edutopia%29 

33 Graphic Design Tools To Publish Visual Content

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/33-graphic-design-tools-to-publish-visual-content/ 

5 Tips to Triumph over Test Prep

http://www.coolcatteacher.com/5-tips-to-triumph-over-test-prep/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CoolCatTeacherBlog+%28Cool+Cat+Teacher+Blog%29 

Young Children May Lose Autism Label, but Learning Challenges Continue

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2015/04/young_children_may_lose_autism.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OnSpecialEducation+%28Education+Week+Blog%3A+On+Special+Education%29# 

Technology in the Classroom: Internet Start Pages 

http://www.teachhub.com/technology-classroom-internet-start-pages 

 

 

MzTeachuh: Reverie: A State of Abstracted Musing

MzTeachuh: Reverie: A State of Abstracted Musing: Starry Night by Van Gogh I've never noticed that little church in the center of the painting before. Reverie by Claude Debussy. ...

Reverie: A State of Abstracted Musing

Starry Night by Van Gogh
I've never noticed that little church in the center of the painting before.

Reverie by Claude Debussy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrFL2MWuxa4&feature=related

MzTeachuh: What Is Up With That Kid?

MzTeachuh: What Is Up With That Kid?: Classroom problems are obvious: the student is not successful academically or has behavior issues. The solutions are not so obvi...

What Is Up With That Kid?



Classroom problems are obvious: the student is not successful academically or has behavior issues. The solutions are not so obvious. Here is how GenEd and SpecEd can work together for solutions for the student (and the classroom.) Honesty, transparency, clarity between colleagues will produce true solutions for students. Be ready for candid interaction, my GenEd and SpecEd colleagues! There will be questions!

Scenario #1: The student makes an effort, but remains well below standards despite effective interventions.

SpecEd will ask (or should) for documentation of the intervention. The parent should already know how many hours per day for how many weeks the student has been in the intervention--and have products of the work accomplished. The data of the student's further need should not be a mystery to anyone. Parent contact should be regular.  GenEd needs to be organized for this. Hopefully, the intervention classes at the school site are coordinating and use the same result templates so a parent or SpecEd teacher can readily identify the strengths and needs of the student during a specific time period. If there is other, more unusual input over a period of time about the student, GeEd needs to document this with type of behavior, date, and class activity.

An anecdotal report might go like this:

10/5/-- Margaret began classwork, but after 10 minutes was drawing rather than writing the assignment. The picture was of a child, but it was one big circle with a smile. She did this for 10 minutes, then sat still, not working, despite many prompts to write.

With accurate data, Admin, GenEd and SpecEd should meet with the parents and may then suggest Special Education testing to the parent, if the parent has not already requested it.

A situation once arose at a Middle School where I was RSP for Grade 6. The structure was four teachers on a team, and I worked in the classrooms of Math and ELA. A Soc. Science teacher clued me into two transfer students she noticed may be SpecEd but perhaps their paperwork hadn't arrived yet.

One student had created an illustration for an essay that struck the teacher as disturbing. She showed it to me, I was able to observe and speak to the student. I contacted the Ed. Psychologist, and the Grade 6 Counselor. After getting contact info from his previous school across country, we discovered the parent had not informed us the student had been identified as ED (Emotionally Disturbed) and had a serious incident the previous school year. We couldn't clarify why the parents did not inform us, but because the Social Science teacher actually checked and read her classes' assignments every day we could get him to the proper placement quickly.

Another student was not able to understand the work at all, but was very popular despite a stutter. Again, the team of Counselor, Ed. Psychologist, SpecEd and GenEd did a search of his records, spoke to the parents (who needed a translator, the Ed. Psychologist was fluent in Spanish) and we found that due to frequent school changes, he had never been tested for SpecEd, or Speech Therapy. I tested him from my end, the Speech Therapist from his end, the Ed. Psychologist from her end, and we were prepared for a meeting which resulted in a better placement.

Scenario #2: The student has shown grade level ability, but is too disorganized to function in the class.

Again, do we have a record of  this behavior?
An anecdotal report might go like this:

Luis does well when he has his supplies and brings his homework and outside reading book. But he is missing important items at least 3 times a week. Dates of missing work for March: 3/3, 3/5, 3/9, 3/10, 3/14 etc.

Has GenEd contacted the parents about this lack of functioning? Is there something unusual at home that might be the cause of the disorganization? Now I'm going to get personal, only because I have had to ask myself this question. How organized is the class? How's your classroom management? Are enough cues and directives given to end one activity and start another? Is the class tidy and organized so this student has an appropriate amount of space to function? If the lack of function is not the result of parents or teacher--there could be a Special Ed. reason. Executive functions (ability to be organized) can be impaired by learning disabilities. But not always. If the student's previous teachers are available for comment, ask how little George did last year. So if previous answers to these questions show a need for testing, the SpecEd team will find out--is it ADHD? a learning disability? or just a future Absent Minded Professor who needs a personal assistant? (Kind of kidding about the last, but sometimes parents and teachers feel like they are in that role.)

In my experience as RSP (Resource Specialist) we tested many more students for learning disabilities than qualified for Special Education programs, particularly in Grade 6. That is due to the fact that the huge change in schedule created a perfect storm of confusion for awhile until the kids got their sea legs. But a lack of executive function could well show a need for Special Education support, so please document the need so the student can be fairly evaluated.

Scenario #3: The student is a behavior problem.

Now we are to the real issue to solve. Why do students act up? For attention, for control of the class, or to escape the class through disciplinary action that takes them to the office or maybe to the ramp outside the door (btw, that last strategy is an illegal move and should not happen. Students need supervision.) 
 
Again, do we have a record of  this behavior?
An anecdotal report might go like this, and not necessarily only in a referral:

Student (Kayleigh) got out of seat three times in fifteen minutes, and moved around the classroom. She then whacked Angelica on the back of the head, disrupting class.

For a behavior referral for Special Education, you record all instances, and contact with the parents. The team of professionals that is your school and includes you, will research everything about the student, test the student, while effectively managing a positive behavior contract. 

At the first, and I mean first, sign of defiance, contact the parent and document. The most effective teachers I worked with, and later emulated, did this simple thing, and ran a peaceful classroom. Also, document the conversation. Is this tedious? Yes, GenEd, it is. I know, I was GenEd, too. But a behavior issue is the most vital to document. If, deep in your heart, you feel this student has an emotional or serious behavioral issue--contact SpecEd, the Counselor, or the Ed. Psychologist. Maybe the student doesn't have serious problems that may lead to self injury or injuries to others. But maybe so, and you could save injuries and lives if the student gets help early.

In one high school class during a reading intervention, a student was doodling on his work one day. We discovered it was a rather graphic picture of  two young people, one threatening the other with a knife. Taking the picture to the Ed. Psychologist, and having a meeting with the parent led to counseling for the student who had been bullied and assaulted the previous year. His uncle had been murdered in a gang initiation 18 months before. The student was affected. He received counseling.

To be transparent, a positive behavior plan is the most challenging to coordinate with a team of teachers for effective implementation. Really hard. But we don't give up. Good results help everyone. 

When GenEd and SpecEd collaboration really works, there's nothing finer in the school system.

 

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Giving Kids Choices

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Giving Kids Choices: 1.The value of choice in student engagement http://www.thepolliwogjournal.com/?p=470   2 . The Classroom of Choice: Managing the Lear...

Teaching Is Giving Kids Choices

1.The value of choice in student engagement

http://www.thepolliwogjournal.com/?p=470 

2. The Classroom of Choice: Managing the Learning Environment 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVsTXUS52IA 

3. Offering Students Choices from Day One

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/teaching-methods/classroom-management/6710.html 

4. The Classroom of Choice: Giving Students What They Need and Getting What You Want

http://www.questia.com/library/119453308/the-classroom-of-choice-giving-students-what-they 

5. Choice Is a Matter of Degree

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept10/vol68/num01/Choice-Is-a-Matter-of-Degree.aspx 

6.  Personalised Learning - Engaging Students by Providing Choice in the Classroom

http://kidspeak.wikispaces.com/Personalised+Learning+-+Engaging+Students+by+Providing+Choice+in+the+Classroom 

7. How to Put Choice Theory in the Classroom

http://www.ehow.com/how_7913359_put-choice-theory-classroom.html 

8.  Liven Up Your Lessons by Giving Students Choices

http://www.edutopia.org/lesson-engagement-student-choice

MzTeachuh: Who Wiped Your Nose?

MzTeachuh: Who Wiped Your Nose?: Mom wiped everything. Mother's Day May 10.

Who Wiped Your Nose?

Mom wiped everything.
Mother's Day May 8.

MzTeachuh: Principal's Suggestion Box Letter #5

MzTeachuh: Principal's Suggestion Box Letter #5: These letters are absolutely fictional (to protect the innocent and not-so-innocent.) But, with the hint of truth, maybe we can make som...

Principal's Suggestion Box Letter #5

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,


Thank you, thank you, thank you for this school year. My daughter Yolanda had the best year ever. Mr. --- ran such a fun, interesting class, her Fifth Grade couldn't be better. Her grades were up and her IEP goals met. We are so grateful.

Yolanda loves to help, and Mr. --'s style of classroom management gave her lots of chances to be busy, up and about, not just in her desk. She loved the projects in class and activities outside. The school garden was heaven to her. And she was so excited to meet the PE goal in the fifth grade mile.

Her previous teacher (in another district)  felt that the active kids needed to learn to be quiet and controlled, and Yolanda's desk was lined up facing out the window with about six other students. When she told me, I wasn't sure if that was really happening until I brought treats for the holiday party, and there there they were, segregated from the class, and couldn't even see the board. It wasn't just the Resource kids, or the bad kids, either. Just the talkative ones who had trouble focusing on the workbooks. I am so relieved to have found your school.

I hear great things about the Sixth grade teachers--projects, PE, afterschool clubs. Yolanda is interested in computers (her older brother has a computer business.) I understand the kids learn to code.

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart. I will volunteer as I can. Yolanda's brother, Angel--the computer guy--is interested in helping also.

Your Truly,
Yolanda's Mom


Why Is Project-Based Learning Important?


http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning-guide-importance 


Teaching Techniques for Inattentive and Overactive Children 

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


Physical activity may help kids do better in school, studies say 


http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/physical-activity-may-help-kids-do-better-in-school-studies-say/2013/10/21/e7f86306-2b87-11e3-97a3-ff2758228523_story.html 



My suggestion: Creating a well-balanced class is crucial for kids, they are like Renaissance learners and need daily experience in STEM, ELA, the Arts, PE, and throw in a school garden while you're at it. All learners (IEP or not) deserve a well-rounded, healthy experience. A sedentary, punitive classroom does them harm.


If a teacher has active kids, diagnosed ADHD or not, the classroom management needs to match the need. The very opposite of what active kids needs is isolation--it makes matters worse as their brains crave activity. Teachers can collaborate by grade level or subject to provide resources for the classroom all kids need. Special education teachers have important strategic input for kids with ADHD as well.


Principals must be aware of the functioning of all classrooms. That is surely part of  leadership. I have observed both classroom scenarios described above. The brilliant classroom outcome was a direct result of staff working hard together under the leadership of a good principal. The other was the isolation not only of the kids, but the teacher from schoolwide and district resources to aid in the design of a better schedule of activities for this specific group of kids. The principal didn't have a clue what was happening.

MzTeachuh: Getting Better Using Ed Tech

MzTeachuh: Getting Better Using Ed Tech: Key strategies for tablet success http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/09/22/strategies-tablet-success-930/   New technologies aim to help p...

Getting Better Using Ed Tech


Key strategies for tablet success

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/09/22/strategies-tablet-success-930/ 

New technologies aim to help personalize instruction

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/09/08/technologies-personalize-instruction-272/ 

Three Essential Accessibility Features in Your iPad & Related Apps

http://www.specialeducationguide.com/blog/three-essential-accessibility-features-in-your-ipad-related-apps/ 

Teaching Google Natives To Value Information

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/teaching-google-natives-to-value-information/ 

5 Tips For Keeping Students On Task While Using Technology

http://www.edudemic.com/5-tips-keeping-students-task-using-tech/ 

Flexible Grouping as a Differentiated Instruction Strategy 

http://www.teachhub.com/flexible-grouping-differentiated-instruction-strategy 

 

MzTeachuh: Who You Callin' A Mama's Boy?

MzTeachuh: Who You Callin' A Mama's Boy?: Love Between a Mother and Son, artist unknown Hey guys, Mother's Day is May 10. All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my ange...

Who You Callin' A Mama's Boy?

Love Between a Mother and Son, artist unknown
Hey guys, Mother's Day is May 10.

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. - Abraham Lincoln

 "Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process."
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."
-- Mark Twain 

"A boy's best friend is his mother."
-- Joseph Stefano 

When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, "Dear woman, here is your son." John 19:26  

"Men are what their mothers made them."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso."
-- Pablo Picasso

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Shall I compare thee to a s...

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Shall I compare thee to a s...: SONNET 18 William Shakespeare Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds...

National Poetry Month: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?


SONNET 18
William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st;
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 4/30/15

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 4/30/15: 7 Ways School Leaders Can Use Observations More Effectively http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/7-ways-school-leaders-can-use-observat...

Educational Links 4/30/15

7 Ways School Leaders Can Use Observations More Effectively

http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/7-ways-school-leaders-can-use-observations-more-effectively/ 

School Leaders: Tips for Coaching Your Super Teachers

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/school-leaders-tips-coaching-your-super-teachers-ben-johnson?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EdutopiaNewContent+%28Edutopia%29

Books make a big difference

http://www.readingrockets.org/blog/books-make-big-difference?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ReadingRockets_TeachingReading+%28Reading+Rockets%3A+Teaching+Reading+Resources%29 

Parent Observation in the Classroom? Yes!

http://www.wrightslaw.com/blog/?p=12652&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheWrightslawWay+%28The+Wrightslaw+Way%29 

How Public Libraries Balance Thorny Issues Raised by 3D Printers

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/04/29/how-public-libraries-balance-thorny-issues-raised-by-3d-printers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29 

Have We Taken The Wrong Approach To Treating Kids With ADHD?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/22/kids-adhd-treatment_n_7110910.html 

Adverse Childhood Experiences Linked to Asthma 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2015/04/adverse-childhood-experiences-linked-to.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29 

Which Personalized Learning Framework is Best For You and Your School?

https://www.edsurge.com/n/2015-04-29-which-personalized-learning-framework-is-best-for-you-and-your-school 

Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment

http://www.edudemic.com/summative-and-formative-assessments/ 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: [love is more thicker than ...

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: [love is more thicker than ...: Ellsworth Kelly, Wild Grape,  Nothing better than pure emotion and irrationality. [love is more thicker than forget] By E. E. C...

National Poetry Month: [love is more thicker than forget]


Ellsworth Kelly, Wild Grape,
 Nothing better than pure emotion and irrationality.

[love is more thicker than forget]

love is more thicker than forget
more thinner than recall
more seldom than a wave is wet
more frequent than to fail

it is most mad and moonly
and less it shall unbe
than all the sea which only
is deeper than the sea

love is less always than to win
less never than alive
less bigger than the least begin
less littler than forgive

it is most sane and sunly
and more it cannot die
than all the sky which only
is higher than the sky

MzTeachuh: You're Just Like Your Mom, Huh?

MzTeachuh: You're Just Like Your Mom, Huh?: Which is not a bad thing. Mother's Day, May 10.

You're Just Like Your Mom, Huh?


Which is not a bad thing.
Mother's Day, May 8.

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month:Poem #24

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month:Poem #24: Kindergartener's portrait of Emily Dickinson after reading this poem. The bee is not afraid of me. I know the butterfly - T...

National Poetry Month:Poem #24

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

The bee is not afraid of me.
I know the butterfly -
The pretty people in the Woods

Receive me cordially -


The Brooks laugh louder
When I come -
The Breezes madder play;

Wherefore mine eye thy silver mists,

Wherefore, Oh Summer’s Day?
 Emily Dickinson 

Visiting with my busy friend on Sweet Alyssum.

MzTeachuh: Digital Citizenship

MzTeachuh: Digital Citizenship: The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship   http://www.edudemic.com/teachers-guide-digital-citizenship/ This Printable Digital Ci...

Digital Citizenship

The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship

 http://www.edudemic.com/teachers-guide-digital-citizenship/


This Printable Digital Citizenship Poster Belongs In Your Classroom

http://www.edudemic.com/printable-digital-citizenship-poster/ 


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

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum

 https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/curriculum

Digital Citizenship: 6 Resources for Educators

 http://www.edutopia.org/blog/digital-citizenship-resources-matt-davis

[Tips for Teachers] Best Practices for Digital Citizenship

http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/trends/1142-best-practices-for-digital-citizenship?utm_content=buffer96739&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer#.U1Cy1eLTLJs.twitter 

Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/film-festival-digital-citizenship 

 

MzTeachuh: Teachable Moment: Cesar Chavez

MzTeachuh: Teachable Moment: Cesar Chavez: Cesar Chaves Cesar Chavez, American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist, is the most honored Hispanic American, to m...

Teachable Moment: Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chaves

Cesar Chavez, American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist, is the most honored Hispanic American, to my knowledge. He represented the farmer workers, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW.) He carefully followed the lead of Ghandi,  Martin Luther King, and included the Catholic Church.


Cesar Chavez


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


 The Story of Cesar Chavez
THE BEGINNING 


http://www.ufw.org/_page.php?inc=history/07.html&menu=research 


Yes, we can!




Here are quotes from Cesar Chavez from the site http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/cesar_chavez.html



We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.


  If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him... the people who give you their food give you their heart.




We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.


The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.



 From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.









Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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, jamm...

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: National Poetry Month: Poem #23

MzTeachuh: National Poetry Month: Poem #23: Romeo and Juliet, 1968, Franco Zeffirelli   Romeo & Juliet, Act 2 Scene 2, spoken by Romeo But, soft! what light through yonde...

National Poetry Month: Poem #23

Romeo and Juliet, 1968, Franco Zeffirelli
 
Romeo & Juliet, Act 2 Scene 2, spoken by Romeo

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
Be not her maid, since she is envious;
Her vestal livery is but sick and green
And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.
It is my lady, O, it is my love!
O, that she knew she were!
She speaks yet she says nothing: what of that?
Her eye discourses; I will answer it.
I am too bold, ’tis not to me she speaks:
Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,
Having some business, do entreat her eyes
To twinkle in their spheres till they return.
What if her eyes were there, they in her head?
The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,
As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven
Would through the airy region stream so bright
That birds would sing and think it were not night.
See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O, that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek!



Balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0qao2xINsE