Saturday, May 9, 2015
|Water Lilies Red, Claude Monet|
This music ran 5:17. There now, can't you think better?
Debussy: Arabesque I (1888)
My own version of Water Lilies--taken at Balboa Park, San Diego.
How to tell Monet's from mine? The palm trees.
Five-Minute Film Festival: Restoring Hope and Faith in Humanity
What the Future Economy Means for How Kids Learn Today
Autism advocate to train health professionals to consider culture when screening children for delays
Gatekeeping 101 – Withholding Needed Services
How to Fuel Students’ Learning Through Their Interests
With legislation signed this week, New Hampshire is set to become the first state in the nation to make it illegal for people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage.
What If Everyone Understood Child Development?
Teaching Strategies: How To Stay Energized
5 Math Apps for Math Averse Students
A: Student: I tried but there was someone already there!
Q: How is an English teacher like a judge?
A: They both give out sentences.
Q: Teacher: You missed school yesterday, didn't you?
A: Student: Not really.
Q: Why did the teacher go to the beach?
A: To test the water.
Q: Why did the teacher wear sunglasses?
A: Because his class was so bright!
Q: Why were the teacher's eyes crossed?
A: She couldn't control her pupils!
Q: Teacher: If I had 6 oranges in one hand and 7 apples in the other, what would I have?
A: Student: Big hands!
Q: Teacher: If you got $20 from 5 people, what you get?
A: Student: A new bike.
Q: Teacher: I hope I didn't see you looking at John's exam?
A: Student: I hope you didn't either.
Q: Teacher: What is the shortest month?
A: Student: May, it only has three letters.
Q: Teacher: Answer my question at once. What is 7 plus 2?
A: Student: At once!
Q: Why did closing her eyes remind the teacher of her classroom?
A: Because there were no pupils to see.
Q: Why did the teacher turn the lights on?
A: Because her class was so dim.
Q: What did the ghost teacher say to the class?
A: Look at the board and I will go through it again.
Q: Why did the teacher write on the window?
A: Because she wanted the lesson to be very clear!
Q: What do you do if a teacher rolls her eyes at you?
A. Reach down, pick them up, and roll them back to her.
MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Understanding Child Development: 1. Child Development Tracker Use the Child Development Tracker to get insights on the stages of growth. http://www.pbs.org/parents/c...
1. Child Development TrackerUse the Child Development Tracker to get insights on the stages of growth.
2. Child Development
3. T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
4. Middle Childhood Development
5. Developmental Issues With Pre-Adolescents
6. Adolescent Stages of Development
7. Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development
|I like Piaget and his beret.|
MzTeachuh: Détente avec ma maman.(Relaxing with my mama.): 'Madame Monet with her son, Jean' Renoir The chicks, too. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10.
Friday, May 8, 2015
MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Trying Everything To Get Through: 1. Teaching and Learning Methods and Strategies http://www.ic.arizona.edu/ic/edtech/strategy.html#Col 2. Student-Centered Learn...
Methods and Strategies
2. Student-Centered Learning Strategies for Math and Other Subjects
3. More ideas than you can count.
4. Teaching Strategies
5. Ideas from Scholastic
6. Teacher Reviewed Apps
7. Learning Games For Kids
|Family tradition of service.|
Memorial Day is a fine time to chat with family members about how your family may have served in the military. No matter your take on war or militarism, a young person can gain perspective on their own heritage, family beliefs, and family history while bar-b-queing in the backyard talking to grandma or uncle. Some of the stories will be very sad, inspiring, and amazing all at the same time.
Memorial Day Family Activities
Teachers can give various assignments to augment the students' understanding of history and taking pride and giving support in the military without glorifying war.
Writing Prompts for Memorial Day
Memorial Day Teacher Resources, Printables
Memorial Day Lessons and Teacher Resources
MEMORIAL DAY LESSON IDEAS
Memorial Day Activities and Lesson Plans
Curriculum Resources that Reinforce the Meaning Behind Memorial Day Observances
Boy Scouts place leis on graves at Punch Bowl Military Cemetary, Hawaii.
MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 5/8/15: Websites for Special Education http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/05/websites-for-special-education.html?spref=bl Reaching Ev...
Reaching Every Student: Carmel Elementary School, Hesperia, CAL
Chillaxin' With My Mommy
Helpful Hints for Teachers
You Thought You Were Cute Even When You Were Annoying?
Educational Links 5/2/15
Many thanks to our international readership. It is a privilege to serve you, USA, Germany, France, Canada, Ukraine, UK, Russia, Australia, Ireland.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
|...and the pursuit of happiness.|
This is what America means to me:
1. A fair chance for everyone to succeed to the best of their ability. Here's a link (this should be old news)--
Dream Act Becomes Law in California
2. Speaking of dreams
|...to be judged by the content of our character.|
Thank you, Dr. King, et al, for speaking up for us all and enhancing our liberty.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Speech 'I have a Dream'
3. Choice in government through voting
If you are in California, this is where you can register to vote, or update your information. Nowadays, you can vote no matter your ethnicity, and even if you are female.
That was some kind of hard work to gain the right to vote in America. Thank you everyone, I appreciate your validation in getting me the vote even before I was born.
4. Sacrificing for what you believe in to the extent of helping other countries become democracies.
|Pfc. Haviland John Link (Uncle Johnny)|
My mom's brother was killed at Bloody Ridge, North Korea, with UN forces in 1951. He assisted in the liberation of South Korea; maybe the day will come all Korea will be a united democracy. Our family still misses the singing, boogie-woogie piano playing jokester Johnny. He received the Purple Heart for throwing himself on a grenade to protect his fellow soldiers.
This is a link to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
And America means so much more.
This is Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
|'No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.' So said General Douglas MacArthur.|
1. Three Ways Student Data Can Inform Your Teaching
2. How A First Year Teacher Uses Data to Drive Instruction
3. One Teacher Talks About Using Data to Drive Instruction in the Classroom
4. By the Numbers - How Data Use Is Transforming the Classroomhttp://educationnorthwest.org/resource/1642
5. Improving Teaching and Learning with Data-Based Decisions:
Asking the Right Questions and Acting on the Answers
6. Using Data to Plan Differentiated Instruction
7. 5 Innovative Ways to Differentiate Instruction as Witnessed During My Visit to the School of One
|Orvis Henry Sweet, Union Army, Vermont|
He volunteered for the Union Army while working at a Print Shop in Vermont, where his family had lived on Grand Isle for generations since the Revolutionary War. His ancestors were Pilgrims and Wampanoags.
|He was a regular kid who lived and died for great things.|
One of Orvis' younger sisters was Alice Eliza Sweet Link, my great grandmother; she went West after the Civil War and became a teacher.
Trip to the Wilderness Battlefields
With that haunting music that always brings tears to my eyes, Ashokan Farewell
Social and emotional development: The next school reform frontier
How Safe Is The Schoolhouse?
Gooru University is NOT your average Google Apps Training resource.
4 Smartphone Solutions to Keep Your Teen Organizedhttps://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/teaching-organizational-skills/at-a-glance-4-smartphone-solutions-to-keep-your-teen-organized?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg
The Common Core Is Tough on Kids With Special Needs
Myth vs. Reality in a 1:1 Classroom
How Safe Is The Schoolhouse?
Last Day of School: Write a Letter to Your Future Self
MzTeachuh: Summer Activity: How Does Your Garden Taste?: (from top L) Rosemary oregano, sweet marjoram,sage at the bottom.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Does The Grit Narrative Blame Students For School’s Shortcomings?
Brain Differences Seen in Children with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia
Math as a Social Justice Lever
What Does College Ready Really Mean, Anyway?
New Disability Liaison On Board At White House
Behind the Headline: Most States Lacked Expertise to Improve Worst Schools
Will Rich Schools Get Richer, Poor Schools Poorer Under NCLB 2.0?
Happy Birthday, Google Classroom!
|Googgle for Education: Google Classroom Introduction https://www.google.com/edu/training/get-trained/classroom/introduction.html|