Saturday, May 9, 2015

MzTeachuh: Music To Take A Deep Breath To

MzTeachuh: Music To Take A Deep Breath To: Water Lilies Red, Claude Monet This music ran 5:17.  There now, can't you think better? Debussy: Arabesque I (1888)  http:...

Music To Take A Deep Breath To

Water Lilies Red, Claude Monet

This music ran 5:17.  There now, can't you think better?

Debussy: Arabesque I (1888) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Qi4jLtigc

My own version of Water Lilies--taken at Balboa Park, San Diego.

 How to tell Monet's from mine? The palm trees.

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 5/9/15

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 5/9/15: Five-Minute Film Festival: Restoring Hope and Faith in Humanity http://www.edutopia.org/blog/film-festival-overcoming-teacher-burnout-p...

Educational Links 5/9/15

Five-Minute Film Festival: Restoring Hope and Faith in Humanity

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/film-festival-overcoming-teacher-burnout-playlist 

What the Future Economy Means for How Kids Learn Today

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/05/08/what-the-future-economy-means-for-how-kids-learn-today/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29 

Autism advocate to train health professionals to consider culture when screening children for delays

http://shriver.umassmed.edu/news/2015-01-22-150000/autism-advocate-train-health-professionals-consider-culture-when-screening-children-delays 

Gatekeeping 101 – Withholding Needed Services

How to Fuel Students’ Learning Through Their Interests

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/02/14/how-to-fuel-students-learning-through-their-interests/ 

In First, State To Ban Subminimum Wage
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.

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/05/08/in-first-ban-subminimum/20279/ 

What If Everyone Understood Child Development?

http://www.bamradionetwork.com/every-classroom-matters/ 

Teaching Strategies: How To Stay Energized 

http://www.teachhub.com/teaching-strategies-how-stay-energized 

5 Math Apps for Math Averse Students

http://www.edudemic.com/5-math-apps-math-averse-students/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MzTeachuh: The Smarty Pants Files

MzTeachuh: The Smarty Pants Files: Q: Teacher: Didn't I tell you to stand at the end of the line? A: Student: I tried but there was someone already there! Q: How is a...

The Smarty Pants Files

Q: Teacher: Didn't I tell you to stand at the end of the line?
A: Student: I tried but there was someone already there!

Q: How is an English teacher like a judge?
A: They both give out sentences.

Q: Teacher: You missed school yesterday, didn't you?
A: Student: Not really.



Q: Why did the teacher go to the beach?
A: To test the water. 

Q: Why did the teacher wear sunglasses?
A: Because his class was so bright!

Q: Why were the teacher's eyes crossed?
A: She couldn't control her pupils!




Q: Teacher: If I had 6 oranges in one hand and 7 apples in the other, what would I have?
A: Student: Big hands!

Q: Teacher: If you got $20 from 5 people, what you get?
A: Student: A new bike.

Q: Teacher: I hope I didn't see you looking at John's exam?
A: Student: I hope you didn't either.



Q: Teacher: What is the shortest month?
A: Student: May, it only has three letters.


Q: Teacher: Answer my question at once. What is 7 plus 2?
A: Student: At once!

Q: Why did closing her eyes remind the teacher of her classroom?
A: Because there were no pupils to see.

Q: Why did the teacher turn the lights on?
A: Because her class was so dim.



Q: What did the ghost teacher say to the class?
A: Look at the board and I will go through it again.

Q: Why did the teacher write on the window?
A: Because she wanted the lesson to be very clear!

Q: What do you do if a teacher rolls her eyes at you?
A. Reach down, pick them up, and roll them back to her.


MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Understanding Child Development

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...

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/child-development


2. Child Development

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/index.html


 3. T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.


http://www.brazelton-institute.com/berrybio.html 


4. Middle Childhood Development


http://www.childdevelopmentmedia.com/middle-childhood-development.html 

5. Developmental Issues With Pre-Adolescents

http://www.livestrong.com/article/125347-developmental-issues-preadolescents/ 


6. Adolescent Stages of Development


http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/child-development/teens_stages.shtml 


7.  Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development


http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/education/DLiT/2000/Piaget/stages.htm 


I like Piaget and his beret.

MzTeachuh: Détente avec ma maman.(Relaxing with my mama.)

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.

Détente avec ma maman.(Relaxing with my mama.)

'Madame Monet with her son, Jean' Renoir
The chicks, too.

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8.

Friday, May 8, 2015

MzTeachuh: Music For When You Feel Pressured

MzTeachuh: Music For When You Feel Pressured:   Hubble Space Telescope records the beauty surrounding the black hole at the heart of the Circinus Galaxy. You're not really h...

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Trying Everything To Get Through

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...

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 Learning Strategies for Math and Other Subjects 


http://www.edutopia.org/blog/student-centered-learning-activities-paul-bogdan 







6. Teacher Reviewed Apps

http://pinterest.com/weareteachers/teacher-reviewed-apps/ 


7.  Learning Games For Kids


http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/ 

MzTeachuh: Teachable Moment: Memorial Day

MzTeachuh: Teachable Moment: Memorial Day: Family tradition of service. Memorial Day is a fine time to chat with family members about how your family may have served in the mili...

Teachable Moment: Memorial Day

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

http://www.theholidayzone.com/memorial/writing.html


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: Who Cooked Your Favorite Dinner?

MzTeachuh: Who Cooked Your Favorite Dinner?: 1843 Charles Dickens Christmas Carol-- Cratchit Christmas Dinner Illustration  By Edwin Abbey Usually Mom. Mother's Day is May...

Who Cooked Your Favorite Dinner?

1843 Charles Dickens Christmas Carol-- Cratchit Christmas Dinner Illustration 

By Edwin Abbey

Usually Mom.
Mother's Day is May 8.

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 5/8/15

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...

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 Every Student: Carmel Elementary School, Hesperia, CAL
http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/05/reaching-every-student-carmel.html

Chillaxin' With My Mommy

http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/05/chillaxin-with-my-mommy.html 

Helpful Hints for Teachers

http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/05/helpful-hints-for-teachers.html

You Thought You Were Cute Even When You Were Annoying?

http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/05/who-thought-you-were-cute-even-when-you.html

Differentiating Instruction

http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/05/differentiating-instruction.html?spref=bl

Educational Links 5/2/15
http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/05/educational-links-5215.html

Family Literacy

http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/05/mzteachuh-family-literacy.html

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

MzTeachuh: Love Is Blue

MzTeachuh: Love Is Blue: Field of Yellow Iris at Giverney Monet Love Is Blue Original Instrumental Song  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6D4ps_sS-s

Love Is Blue

Field of Yellow Iris at Giverney Monet

Love Is Blue Original Instrumental Song 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6D4ps_sS-s

MzTeachuh: Oh, That Silly Mommy!

MzTeachuh: Oh, That Silly Mommy!: Angelina Jolie – and Maddox by Annie Leibovitz, She makes me laugh all the time. Mother's Day May 10.

Oh, That Silly Mommy!

Angelina Jolie – and Maddox by Annie Leibovitz,
She makes me laugh all the time.
Mother's Day May 8.

MzTeachuh: What America Means to Me

MzTeachuh: What America Means to Me: ...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 abil...

What America Means to Me

...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

http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/dream-act/ 

 

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' 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqsUd0b4vHY&noredirect=1 


 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.


http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm


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.

http://www.vfw.org/ 

 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.

 

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Analyzing the Data

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Analyzing the Data:   1. Three Ways Student Data Can Inform Your Teaching http://www.edutopia.org/blog/using-student-data-inform-teaching-rebecca-albe...

Teaching Is Analyzing the Data

 
1. Three Ways Student Data Can Inform Your Teaching

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/using-student-data-inform-teaching-rebecca-alber 


2. How A First Year Teacher Uses Data to Drive Instruction


http://www.mbae.org/how-i-use-data-to-drive-instruction/ 


3. One Teacher Talks About Using Data to Drive Instruction in the Classroom 


http://usingdata.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/819/ 



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


http://santacruzmonterey.edleadersforequityandexcellence.com/docs/f09/improving_teaching_and_learning_with_databased_decisions.pdf 


6. Using Data to Plan Differentiated Instruction


 http://reports.success-ode-state-oh-us.info/newDevelopment/section4/1B.html


7.  5 Innovative Ways to Differentiate Instruction as Witnessed During My Visit to the School of One 


http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2009/07/5-innovative-ways-to-differentiate.html 


 

MzTeachuh: One Memorial Today

MzTeachuh: One Memorial Today: Orvis Henry Sweet, Union Army, Vermont Orvis, age 21, will be shot in the lung one week after this picture was taken by Matthew Brady ...

One Memorial Today

Orvis Henry Sweet, Union Army, Vermont
Orvis, age 21, will be shot in the lung one week after this picture was taken by Matthew Brady in Washington, DC. His younger siblings on the family farm in upstate New York (he volunteered from St. Alban's, Fifth Vermont) grew up and after the Civil War moved West to Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and California to become lawyers, Congressmen, ambassadors, journalists and teachers. His father, Haviland Livingston Sweet, died earlier in the War. Their sacrifice was not in vain.

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.
He fought with his unit through all the major battles of the Civil War, being mortally wounded in the Second Battle of the Wilderness. If you ever watched Ken Burns' documentary on the Civil War, you know how that one was particularly hellish.

http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/

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 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ege_iMAo5w 

With that haunting music that always brings tears to my eyes, Ashokan Farewell

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 5/7/15

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 5/7/15: Social and emotional development: The next school reform frontier  http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2015/05/01-social-and-emoti...

Educational Links 5/7/15

Social and emotional development: The next school reform frontier 

http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2015/05/01-social-and-emotional-development-education-reform-price 

How Safe Is The Schoolhouse?

http://www.wrightslaw.com/blog/?p=6672&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheWrightslawWay+%28The+Wrightslaw+Way%29 

Gooru University is NOT your average Google Apps Training resource.

http://www.thegooru.com/university/ 

4 Smartphone Solutions to Keep Your Teen Organized

https://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

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/02/the-common-core-is-tough-on-kids-with-special-needs/283973/ 

Myth vs. Reality in a 1:1 Classroom

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/myth-vs-reality-one-to-one-andrew-marcinek-karla-evers?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20EdutopiaNewContent%20%28Edutopia%29 

How Safe Is The Schoolhouse?

Last Day of School: Write a Letter to Your Future Self

http://catlintucker.com/2015/05/last-day-of-school-write-a-letter-to-your-future-self/ 

 


 

 

MzTeachuh: Summer Activity: How Does Your Garden Taste?

MzTeachuh: Summer Activity: How Does Your Garden Taste?: (from top L) Rosemary oregano, sweet marjoram,sage at the bottom.

Summer Activity: How Does Your Garden Taste?

(from top L) Rosemary oregano, sweet marjoram,sage at the bottom.

What is a full-on sensory experience in your backyard?  Gardening! You can spice up your life through the tastes, smells and textures, get exercise through digging and squeezing the soil through your fingers, and feel the wind and sunlight, listen to the birds, see the sunrise (morning people), the sunset (night people) and generally be a citizen of nature in good standing--there in your backyard (or deck, patio, or even windowsill.)

In the grocery store!

 Where do I find something to plant in the garden? Home and garden stores, even your grocery stores,  frequently have living plants in the veggie area, such as rosemary, mint, and more. They aren't much trouble to grow, neither are tomato or squash plants.
Squash plant.
Roma tomatoes!

 
Violas in a garden salad.

 Cooking With Your Own Herbs From the Garden

http://tayloreducational.blogspot.com/2013/06/cooking-with-your-own-herbs-from-garden.html 

Even flowers like violas are edible! Who knew? Violas have a faint radishy taste.I sprinkled Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing over this salad. We liked it quite well, and, of course, it is beautiful.

 Let's Go Mexican! Use Herbs From Your Garden 

http://tayloreducational.blogspot.com/2013/06/lets-go-mexican-use-herbs-from-your.html

Chives, oregano and marjoram.
Grow some peppers!

Tortilla Feliz (Happy Tortilla) I learned to make my own! 
This is who came out!
Fresh Sweet Basil, oregano, garlic. Yummy.

 

Cooking really helps keep the summer slide at bay, too, using all that math. Measuring math (especially fractions), time measurement, and then you get to eat the result. That's the best STEM ever!


Your Own Home Grown Herbs! Let's Go Italian!

http://auntiemelanie.blogspot.com/2012/10/your-own-home-grown-herbs-lets-go.html 

Garlic, easy to grow-vibrant when fresh!

 

 

 Garlic is really, really easy to grow. So delicious. How many recipes love a clove of garlic? And it keeps vampires away, too. what a health benefit!

 

 Mint is so easy to grow, you have to be careful it doesn't take over your garden!

Fragrant, versatile mint--really great for hot tea, iced tea garnish and sun tea.



 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

MzTeachuh: Who Gave You Siblings?

MzTeachuh: Who Gave You Siblings?: Johann Gottlieb Hantzsch Moms do. Mother's Day 5/10.

Who Gave You Siblings?

Johann Gottlieb Hantzsch
Moms do.
Mother's Day 5/8.

MzTeachuh: Running Errands with Mama

MzTeachuh: Running Errands with Mama: African Mother And Child John Warburton Lee ...that lady is always busy. Mother's Day May 10.

Running Errands with Mommy

African Mother And Child John Warburton Lee
...that lady is always busy.
Mother's Day May 8.

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 5/6/15

MzTeachuh: Educational Links 5/6/15: Does The Grit Narrative Blame Students For School’s Shortcomings? http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/05/05/does-the-grit-narrative-blam...

Educational Links 5/6/15

Does The Grit Narrative Blame Students For School’s Shortcomings?

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/05/05/does-the-grit-narrative-blame-students-for-schools-shortcomings/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29 

Brain Differences Seen in Children with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2015/05/brain-differences-seen-in-children-with.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29 

Math as a Social Justice Lever

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/math-as-social-justice-lever-jose-vilson?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20EdutopiaNewContent%20%28Edutopia%29 

What Does College Ready Really Mean, Anyway?

Maria Town

http://www.teachthought.com/culture/what-does-college-ready-really-mean-anyway/ 

New Disability Liaison On Board At White House

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/05/06/new-disability-liaison/20272/ 

Behind the Headline: Most States Lacked Expertise to Improve Worst Schools

http://educationnext.org/behind-headline-states-lacked-expertise-improve-worst-schools/ 

Will Rich Schools Get Richer, Poor Schools Poorer Under NCLB 2.0?

http://www.bamradionetwork.com/raw-education-news/ 

Happy Birthday, Google Classroom!

 https://www.edsurge.com/n/2015-05-06-google-classroom-celebrates-one-year-anniversary-with-new-features-for-teachers

Googgle for Education: Google Classroom Introduction https://www.google.com/edu/training/get-trained/classroom/introduction.html