Saturday, July 25, 2015
Five Clever Ideas to Spark Independent Reading by Kids
Furniture Quest for a Collaborative Classroom
What is the correct way to talk about autism? There isn't one
12 Literary Road Trips In A Single Map
Handwriting Challenges: Dys-print-ism?
What Can Librarians Do to Support Student Literacy?
How this program hopes to double reading proficiency among low-income students
Chicktionary: The Goofy New App That Makes Learning Vocab Fun
Nature, My Garden and Me: Grow Potatoes for Thanksgiving Now!: Growing Potatoes in Containers My container of choice! http://containergardening.about.com/od/vegetablesandherbs/ss/ContainerPotato...
MzTeachuh: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?: William Shakespeare SONNET 18 Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do...
Friday, July 24, 2015
How Gardening Enables Interdisciplinary Learning
How to Bring Playfulness to High School Students
At This Low-Income Brooklyn Public High School, 100 Percent of Black Students Graduate
Transformational Leadership: Engineering Creative Solutions
With Or Without Technology, 25 Things That Happy People Do
Recognizing Your Child’s Strengths and Weaknesseshttps://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/empowering-your-child/building-on-strengths/recognizing-your-childs-strengths-and-weaknesses
100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school – according to teachers
MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Collaborating Until You're A Team: 1. The Benefits of Teacher Collaboration http://www.districtadministration.com/article/benefits-teacher-collaboration 2. T...
1. The Benefits of Teacher Collaboration
2. Teacher Collaboration Gives Schools Better Results
3. Making Time for Teacher Collaboration Is Crucial
|All this in 30 minutes after school.|
4. Maximizing the Impact of Teacher Collaboration
5. 5 Ways to Get More Out of Teacher-to-Teacher Collaboration
6. The Benefits of Teacher Collaboration
7. 5 Ways to Get More Out of Teacher-to-Teacher Collaboration
|Must be high school teachers collab team, only three women.|
MzTeachuh: Wanderer moon smiling a faintly ironical smile: Photo by Shane, Wargave, England Summer Song Wanderer moon smiling a faintly ironical smile at this brilliant, ...
MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 7/24/15: "Three Things I Want You To Know About Me" A Writing Prompt to Really Get To Know Your Students http://melanielinktaylor.mzte...
|"Three Things I Want You To Know About Me"|
Teaching Is Making Sure Your Have Their Attention
Educational Links 7/22/15
Man, What A Stormy Day
Summer: Vivaldi and Van Gogh
Educational Links 7/21/15
Next School Year: STEM to STEAM
Teaching Is Getting To Know The Kids
Much gratitude to our international readers. It is a privilege to serve you. USA, Germany, France, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, UK, Ukraine, Canada, India.
MzTeachuh: A Writing Prompt to Really Get To Know Your Studen... - See more at: http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2015/07/mzteachuh-writing-prompt-to-really-get.html#sthash.Y7sSF3xE.dpuf
Thursday, July 23, 2015
|Poppies and Butterflies Van Gogh|
Antonio Vivaldi - Summer (Full) - The Four Seasons
(P.S. Don't forget to hydrate. Just listening to this can make you thirsty.)
Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers With Vivaldi's Summer
MzTeachuh: Next School Year...I'll Do Better With Google Clas...: Not all of us are IT-type folks, so we may need to practice new skills. But we can learn! Google Classroom: First Look http://www.lynda...
Google Classroom: First Look
Introduction to Google Classroom
Google Classroom Review
Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers
|It might take grit to learn this, but we can do it.|
60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom
Welcome to the Google Classroom Help Center
Use blogging for reflection and assessment
Tech Giants Team Up To Boost Accessibility
Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding
Cleveland Joins Let’s Move! Outside Youth Initiative
Epic PBL: Engaging Your Students in Projects That Matter Globally
Frequently Overlooked Useful YouTube Features - A PDF Handout
These 11 Podcasts Will Help You Become A Better Teacher
Technology Is Not A Differentiator
MzTeachuh: Next School Year...We'll Celebrate Diversity: Music! Dancing! And don't forget the great Mexican food! If you teach in a school that is ethnically isolated, by geography or by ...
|Music! Dancing! And don't forget the great Mexican food!|
If you teach in a school that is ethnically isolated, by geography or by choice, I suggest finding
commonality in sports, for example. Especially in baseball, you can find just about all ethnicities coming together to celebrate a fun time through sports. If you have a favorite team in the MLB, NFL, or NBA--you are celebrating diversity. The same is true of most entertainment and lists of famous inventors, performers of heroics, and remarkable accomplishments. You can also spotlight through calendar events (St. Patrick's Day, or MLK Day, for example.) Discretion is important if your community is sensitive to discussions of diversity. But it is clear that not only tolerance is mandatory but appreciation of diversity, also. We are America, afterall.
Here are links from Edutopia, TeachThought and Edudemic to get you started on your appreciation of diversity.
|Vibrant art! Parades! Learn to use chipsticks!|
Culturally Responsive Teaching Starts With Students
15 Resources: Prepare for Cultural Diversity in Class
|Ballpark saurkraut hotdog!|
Here are links for the major self-reported ethnicities in the USA according to census reports. I'm just following the order of the self-reporting. Sounds like fun--music, dance, food, art. Serious thoughts and inspiration. Check out American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States http://www.americanrhetoric.com/ for speeches.German-American Corner: History and Heritage
|Speeches of JFK .|
Irish Contributions to the American Culture
|Cesar Chaves Si Se Puede|
National Hispanic Heritage Month and Cinco de Mayo Lesson Plans
|The Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock.|
|Little Italy, New York City|
The Italian Americans PBS
|Steven Spielberg--and don't forget Jurassic World!|
The Jewish Americans PBS
Native American Resources
500 is one of my favorite resources, I have taught the info on the Aztecs to my Mexican-American students. They are also fascinated with the Mayans.
|Sequoyah--created Cherokee written language|
500 NATIONS a video series
We Shall Remain--PBS
Celebrate African-American History
Please don't neglect the arts when enjoying these lessons. And the food, if possible. Mmm, soul food.
|MLK--we never needed your influence more than now!|
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
New PBS News Hour Video: “Today’s newest teachers face tough job odds, high turnover”
11 Take-Aways: Understood.org Panel of Dyslexia Experts Signal Need for Ed Changes
Understanding Individualized Education Programs
Planning for Your First Day at School
Planning Your First Day Back At School
How Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Can Work Together
12 of my favorite podcasts for teachers
Planning for Your First Day at School
Planning for Your First Day at School
MzTeachuh: Educational Videos for Teachers (Theory and Practi...: http://www.teachthought.com/learning/5-videos-to-motivate-students/ Teaching Channel: Getting Better Together https://www.teachin...
Nature, My Garden and Me: Cheesy Jokes and Serious Thoughts for the Garden (...: Go outside--nature calls! Recent research reveals what we know in our souls already, that people, especially children, need to frequently...
MzTeachuh: A Writing Prompt to Really Get To Know Your Studen...: "Three Things I Want You To Know About Me." I came up with this prompt while teaching high school, but it works with ...
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
How to Connect With Other Teachers in the Social Age
New Research Associates Social Anxiety With High IQ, Empathic Abilities, And Intelligence
The Test That Can Look Into A Child's (Reading) Future
The Myth About the Special Education Gap
10 Great Resources for Engaging Middle School Math Students
Serving Gifted Students in General Ed Classrooms
Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Painhttp://www.edutopia.org/blog/cracking-code-student-emotional-pain-lori-desautels
The Contours of a Deal on ESEA Are In Sight40 Important STEM Resources For Women
Could The Arts Put The Steam Into STEM?
STEM to STEAM: Why the 'A' Makes A Difference
STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup
Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education?
STEM to STEAM
Keeping it simple.
|Da Vinci--the master of STEAM.|
As the proponents of STEM know, science, tech, engineering and math is everywhere. But how to acknowledge that the Arts can readily be integrated into all lessons?
Drawing journals, of course, is a great start.
How to Draw--from beginners to advanced.
MzTeachuh: Summer Bump Not Slump: Women's History-Is There Mu...: Malala http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/03/womens-history-month-malala.html?spref=bl Boudicca http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/...
Rosie the Riveter
The Bronte Sisters
'I Paint Flowers So They Won't Die.' So said Frida
Music for Women's History: You Don't Own Me
Women's History Month: Women Scientists--Here are Some Great Posters
This is an excellent website for all things mighty girl.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Study Reveals Extensive Ethnic Segregation in British Schools - See more at: http://www.educationnews.org/international-uk/study-reveals-extensive-ethnic-segregation-in-british-schools/#sthash.n9xNqi9H.dpufStudy Reveals Extensive Ethnic Segregation in British Schools - See more at: http://www.educationnews.org/international-uk/study-reveals-extensive-ethnic-segregation-in-british-schools/#sthash.n9xNqi9H.dpuf
First Day of Class Activity: The Interest Inventory
Art Resource Roundup
10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping
3 Ways I’ve Seen Bullying Stopped
Obama: ADA ‘Fight Is Not Over’
Study Reveals Extensive Ethnic Segregation in British Schools - See more at: http://www.educationnews.org/international-uk/study-reveals-extensive-ethnic-segregation-in-british-schools/#sthash.n9xNqi9H.dpuf
Freshman Seminars Can Help Students Starting the Ninth Grade
Study Reveals Extensive Ethnic Segregation in British Schools - See more at: http://www.educationnews.org/international-uk/study-reveals-extensive-ethnic-segregation-in-british-schools/#sthash.n9xNqi9H.dpufHow Freshman Seminars Can Help Students Starting the Ninth Grade
The Rules for School Disciplinary Actions
We get to know our students all year long.
1. 36 Interesting Ways to Get To Know Your Class
2. Traci's 19th List of Ten:
Ten Narrative Writing Prompts
Grade Levels: 3 - 5
4. All-About-You Activities
Teachers can also get feedback from kids concerning their personal favorites, current events, and hopes and dreams and do a class comparison. This activity can be connected to just about every discipline. It is also a good break from the hard-core core curriculum.
5. Gathering Feedback from Students
Giving students a choice--and you can notice and acknowledge that choice. You learn more about the kid, and the child feels validated that you noticed.
|You can learn a lot about a child by their choices.|