Saturday, May 7, 2016

Educational Links 5/8/16

The Toxic Mix of Segregation and Achievement Gaps--A Problem That Money Alone Won't Fix 

Response: What Teachers Wish They 'Had Been Told' 

How to Integrate Professional IT Tools into the Classroom 

7 Ways Childhood Adversity Can Change Your Brain 

Finding a New and Better Job in Education 

Get the 2016 Teacher’s Guide to Technology 

Raise Your Hand! Lower Your Voice! How to Manage School Behavior 

ADHD is not the same for every child, but it can impact behavior in similar ways. To keep kids from acting out, teachers often must figure out what triggers kids' misbehavior, and adjust the structure of the classroom and school discipline accordingly. This is no small task, but read on for some proven methods for avoiding interruptions, improving socials skills, and bolstering self esteem in the classroom.


Running Errands with Mommy

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

Friday, May 6, 2016

Who Took You By The Hand?

Folk Art  Jed Alexander

Usually your mom.

Mother's Day May 14.

Educational Links 5/7/16

Infographic: How Writing Affects Your Brain

Where Does Content Fit In Literacy Learning? 

Free Resources From All My Books – UPDATED! 

At a Glance: Your Rights in the 504 Plan Process 

35 Resources To Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking 

How Do We Teach the Internet? 

Volunteer Group Restores Art Lessons in Schools 

4 Tools for Arts Integration in the Content Classroom

Integrating the arts into your core-subject classroom might seem like a wish-list item you’ll never have time to implement. What does it even mean? What doesit look like? And what resources can make it easier to accomplish?




You Look Like Your Grandma

Or Great Grandmother? Better stock up on Mother's Day Cards, its May 8.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Educational Links 5/6/16


Emotions Help Steer Students' Learning, Studies Find 

Two Good Articles On Finishing The School Year Well 

Eight Ways Administrators Can Motivate Teachers

Eight Ways Administrators Motivate Teachers

Are you Missing these 5 Uncommon Signs of Child Anxiety? 

The secret to saving American education is something kids have been doing for centuries 

SEL Is Good Teaching 

How Various Learning and Attention Issues Can Cause Trouble With Self-Control 

Study: Teacher Stress Reduction Leads to Instructional Improvement 

Mindfulness-based interventions and stress-reducing strategies can lead to improvements not only in teachers' social and emotional well-being but also in instructional climate and student engagement, according to a recent study out of the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education.

Eight Ways Administrators Can Motivate Teachers

Who Doted On You?

Detail from "The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne" by Leonardo da Vinci

Mom and Grandma?
Mother's Day May 8.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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.

Educationl Links 5/5/16

Reading Rainbow Skybrary Family

Public School Enrollment to Rise Every Year Through 2024, Fed Data Predict 

Technology Can Make Art History Lessons Come to Life 

To Help Students Learn, Engage the Emotions 

Recognizing SPD: Is Your Child Out of Sync? 

Half of teens think they're addicted to their smartphones 

What’s the Difference Between Dysgraphia and Dyslexia? 

Statistic Of The Day: Schools Getting Safer 




Who Dressed You Up So Fancy Schmancy?

Madame Charpentier and Her Daughters, Renoir

Your mom. And maybe your grandma.

Mother's Day May 8.

Thought I'd add some funky music to collaborate with these rich people having this portrait done by Renoir.
Our lovely Stevie Wonder and sentiments. Love this song.

Isn't She Lovely?

Twelve year old Stevie Wonder's mom dressed him up fancy schmancy for the Apollo Theatre.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mama, Let's Take A Walk

'The Stroll,  Madame Monet and son' Monet
Did you go on nature walks?

Mother's Day, Sunday May 8.

Educational Links 5/4/16

Creativity: A Choice, a Gift, and a Mission 

Angela Duckworth: To Grow Students' Grit, Balance Challenges With Support 

Empathy Makes a Difference 

What Parents Need to Know About Technology Addiction 

A Growth Mindset Fuels Creativity in Youth 

15 Simple Tips To Keep Your Sanity During Testing 

In Wealthier School Districts, Students Are Farther Apart 

Some of the wealthiest, most-educated towns in the United States have the biggest academic-achievement gaps between white students and their peers of color. That is one of the depressing facts emerging from a wide-ranging new analysis of more than 200 million test scores of 40 million students from around the country between 2009 and 2013 by Stanford University researchers.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Who Loves You Through Thick and Thin?

Dorothea Lange, Dust Bowl Photos
Your mom does.
Mother's Day, May 8.

Educational Links 5/3/16

How Digital Devices Are Reshaping Education

End-of-Year Learning Can Be Meaningful & Fun 

Cinco de Mayo Is Later This Week – Here Are Related Resources 

Brain-Compatible Learning Reading List 

20 Tips to Help De-Escalate Interactions with Anxious or Defiant Students 

The Point Of School Isn’t To Get Good At School

Report Finds School Choice Benefits Public Schools, Too - See more at:

Report Finds school Choice Benefits Public Schools, Too 

Back to Basics: Creating Equitable Learning Environments

If we accept that the day-to-day interactions between teachers, students and parents are determining factors of the success or failure of any broader attempts to promote success for all students, then sustaining a successful and equitable learning environment starts with three things: administrative support, meaningful student and teacher experiences and parent engagement.




Who Helped You Take Your First Steps?

'Farmstead" Van Gogh
Mom, and, alright, Dad, too. Sweet painting by Vincent.

Mother's Day May 8.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Educational Links 5/2/16

Solving Education’s $1.5 Billion Problem 

Why Childhood Anxiety Often Goes Undetected (and the Consequences) 

Ed Tech Digest 

Why Art Matters, Even in Poverty 

9 Qualities The Most Admired School Leaders Share 

Class Read-Alouds Teachers and Kids Will Adore 

Kindergartners get little time to play. Why does it matter? 

Why Flipped Learning Improves a Teacher’s Questioning Skills 

Questioning and interacting with students in class is an art. Sometimes a teacher needs to give a student lots of individual help, and other times they need to back off and let the student struggle. Knowing when to help and when to hold back is a constant balancing act that all teachers must face.


Help That Is Perpetual Помощь, что вечно - вечно - многолетние - постоянные - постоянные

"Our Mother (Lady) of Perpetual Help" Unknown artist, 12th c.

Help that is everlasting - eternal - perennial - constant - permanent.
Помощь, что вечно - вечно - многолетние - постоянные - постоянные.

Moms love unconditionally, want to always be there for you. 

Mother's Day is May 8. Sunday.

Nature, My Garden and Me: Tra La, Its May!

Nature, My Garden and Me: Tra La Its May!: Roses blooming and our Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Family comes out to visit our Certified Butterfly Garden The magnificent, extreme ac...