Friday, January 15, 2016

Educational Links 1/16/16


What Having a “Growth Mindset” Actually Means 

Resources for Teaching Growth Mindset 

What Is A Personal Learning Network? 

What research says about classroom technology 

Manage Your Emotional Culture 

10 Classroom Management Strategies That Really Work 

Establishing A Growth Mindset As A Teacher: 9 Statements Of Affirmation 

The crucial point for individuals is that these mindsets have a large impact upon our understanding of success and failure. Fixed mindset people dread failure, feeling that it reflects badly upon themselves as individuals, while growth mindset people instead embrace failure as an opportunity to learn and improve their abilities. 

Keith Heggart , High School Teacher from Sydney, Australia

STEM to STEAM Resources

Your students should be Renaissance people! Science, music, engineering, singing, art, dance, literature, technology, math, poetry--lots of poetry! STEM to STEAM means stimulating student growth by expanding their experiences with inclusion of the Arts. This is a whole brain stimulation educational philosophy that not only increases learning but also student well-being. The arts give you smarts--and empathy, self-exploration and expression.

STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup 

STEAM Rising 



STEM News:  Is STEM now officially STEAM?

STEM News Roundup: Is STEM Now Officially STEAM? 

From STEM to STEAM: On the New Paradigm 

STEM vs. STEAM: Why The “A” Makes a Difference 

John Madea: "STEM to STEAM: The Meaning of Innovation" | Talks at Google 








Thursday, January 14, 2016

Educational Links 1/15/16

6 Golden Rules For Engaging Students 

How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning

The Importance of High-School Mentors 

Ms. Noonan: Managing Transitions 

Prior Written Notice: Your Right to Hear About Changes 

Understanding ADHD 

Why Students Should Still Write Research Papers 

The New Education Law: 6 Things to Know 

Our Students' Reality: We Can't Ignore It 

Regardless of the community or the school, all of our young people deserve to be nurtured and challenged. The pursuit of justice is merely an acknowledgment that all our futures are intertwined.

Joshua Block
Humanities teacher at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia



MzTeachuh: Film Review: Selma

MzTeachuh: Film Review: Selma

MzTeachuh: Movie Review: 42

MzTeachuh: Movie Review: 42: Young guests surround Brooklyn Dodgers' second baseman Jackie Robinson and his son Jackie Jr. as they light candles on his birthday...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Nature, My Garden and Me: Winter Birding in Family Wildlife Habitat

Nature, My Garden and Me: Winter Birding in Family Wildlife Habitat

Educational Links 1/14/16

Inclusion Is Belonging 

4 Reasons Your Child’s Evaluation Results May Differ 

10 Ways to Empower Your Students in the Classroom 

Teacher Autonomy Declined Over Past Decade, New Data Shows 

NGSS: A Vision for K-12 Science Education 

How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

When children and adolescents know that their teachers care about them and are trying their best to relate to the realities of their lives, they become far more inclined to trust and actively engage in learning.

 William Parrett and Kathleen Budge

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Having A Sense of Humor

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Having A Sense of Humor: 1. What's So Funny About Teaching

MzTeachuh: Principal's Suggestion Box Letters #10 and #11

MzTeachuh: Principal's Suggestion Box Letters #10 and #11: These letters are absolutely fictional (to protect the innocent and not-so-innocent.) But, with the hint of truth, maybe we can make so...

MzTeachuh: Winter Doldrums: How About Trying These Solutions?...

MzTeachuh: Winter Doldrums: How About Trying These Solutions?...: Ten of the best virtual field trips

Educational Links 1/13/16

Online Talk: What's Safe and What's Risky? 

Help Your Child Accept LD 

 How Schools Build A Positive Culture Through Advisory 

When Helping Hurts 

The 80/20 Rule: Maximize Your Potential in Less Time 

Five simple ways to show students you truly care about them. 

Understanding ADHD

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom 


Monday, January 11, 2016

Educational Links 1/12/16

Comic Writing Prompts for Students 

Research-based Strategies to Help Children Develop Self-Control 

Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset 

Difficulty Writing: Your Questions Answered 

Brown’s Proposed California Budget Includes Education Increases - See more at:
Brown’s Proposed California Budget Includes Education Increases - See more at:

Brown's Proposed California Budget Includes Education Increases 

Top Ten Myths about Special Education 

25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning 


MzTeachuh: Teachable Moment: Book Review: Martin's Big Words

MzTeachuh: Teachable Moment: Book Review: Martin's Big Words: Martin's Big Words This is a picture book by Doreen Rappaport and profoundly illustrated by Bryan Collier. The quotations arise from...

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Educational Links 1/11/16

Why Teacher Staff Meetings Suck–And How To Make Them Better 

Distributed Leadership as Distributed Influence Processes;postID=66293438345970413 

Banner Year for Dyslexia in 2015 Will Fuel Progress in 2016, Says Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity 

In-Class Flip: The Flipped Classroom Meets the Station Rotation Model 

Three Thematic Mapping Tutorials 

Steps to Help Low-Income Students Direct Their Own Learning 

Social and Emotional Problems Related to Dyslexia 

Periscope: Connecting Classrooms to the World 




Articles for Educators 1/10/16


What Is Lost When Kindergarten Gets More Academic?

Teaching Pitfalls: Signs That You Are Out of Balance & Burning Out 

  Where Has The Play Gone?

More Playtime! How Kids Succeed with Recess Four Times a Day at School

3 PBL Practices to Empower Students 

3 Tips to Make Learning More Fun for the Child with Learning Disabilities 


MzTeachuh's Meditations: This Is The Day

View from my back yard-the High Desert of SoCal-this chilly January morning.

Psalm 118:24King James Version (KJV)

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

noun: optimism
hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.
synonyms:hopefulness, hope, confidence, buoyancy, cheer, cheerfulness, good cheer, sanguineness, positiveness, positive attitude  
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.
verb: rejoice; 3rd person present: rejoices; past tense: rejoiced; past participle: rejoiced; gerund or present participle: rejoicing
feel or show great joy or delight.
synonyms:happiness, pleasure, joy, gladness, delight, elation, jubilation, exuberance, exultation, celebration, revelry, merrymaking
a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.
synonyms:chance, lucky chance, favorable time/occasion/moment, time, right set of circumstances, occasion, moment, opening, option, window (of opportunity), turn, go, possibility

This is the Day, by Fred Hammond