Saturday, July 2, 2016

Educational Links 7/3/16

School Leadership

Video: Kids With Learning and Attention Issues Talk About Making Friends 

How to Consent to Some Parts of an IEP and Not Others 

7 Inspiring Stories About Artists to Share With Kids 

I Do, We Do, You Do 

Secrets of the ADHD Brain 

Those with the condition don't have a shortage of attention. They pay too much attention to everything. Most people with unmedicated ADHD have four or five things going on in their minds at once. The hallmark of the ADHD nervous system is not attention deficit, but inconsistent attention.



Friday, July 1, 2016

Educational Links 7/2/16

Identifying Learning Disabilities 

Doing More With Less: PD, Resources, and Ownership 

Why I Won't Apologize (Much) for Teaching In a Charter School't-apologize-(much)-for-teaching-in-a-charter-school 

Are You Up for the No Grades Challenge? 

A New Argument for More Diverse Classrooms 

Encouraging Students to Persist Through Challenges 

 How Does a Child With Executive Functioning Issues Think Differently? 

It’s also important to note that children with executive functioning issues don’t necessarily “think” differently. What they struggle with is the process of coordinating, prioritizing or managing information needed to perform tasks successfully.


Hot Fun In The Summertime

Hot Fun In The Summertime: Hot Fun In The Summertime  End of the spring and here she comes back   Hi, hi, hi, hi there   Them summer days, those summer day...

Summer Bump Not Slump: Midsummer Shakespeare Festival at Your House!

Summer Bump Not Slump: Midsummer Shakespeare Fest...: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) Summer's here and the time is right......

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Educational Links 7/1/16

How to Do Adaptive Learning Right 

11 Ways to Teach Math with Google Drawings 

18 STEM Activity Ideas, Resources to Promote Summer Learning 

Self-Directed Learning 

5 ADHD Trouble Spots and How to Avoid Them 

For when you take the students outside to your STEM garden:

Top Field Guide Apps 

The best and worst education news in 2016 — so far 

The federal government is working with states to try to figure out how to implement The Every Student Succeeds Act.  It seems like it could be an improvement on No Child Left Behind, but it’s still too early to determine if this is going to be bad or good for teachers, students and their families. As they say, the devil is in the details.


Summer Madness

Vintage Otter Pop flavors. I favor Louis Bloo Raspberry

Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness 

It would be madness, on a very hot summer day, to eat the whole box while chillaxin' to this cool music.  Mix up the flavors! Madness, sheer madness!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Educational Links 6/30/16

What Are Flipped Classrooms? 

Getting Curious (Not Furious) With Students 

Six Things Faculty Can Do to Promote Student Engagement 

Why stories matter for children’s learning 

Education Department Settles Civil Rights Complaints Over Accessible Websites 

Reduce Anxiety with Realistic Thinking & Other Tools

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week 

Teacher Burnout, Student Stress Found to Be Correlated in Recent Study 

Though researchers aren’t sure what comes first, they are sure that in classrooms with teachers experiencing emotional exhaustion, students are more likely to be stressed in what is described as a cyclical problem.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Educational Links 6/29/16

5 Things Teachers Want from PD, and How Coaching and Collaboration Can Deliver Them—If Implementation Improves 

Teachers in High-Poverty Schools Less Confident About Ed Tech, Survey Finds 

Social Justice Projects in the Classroom 

To do better in school, kids should exercise their bodies as well as their brains, experts say 

The World is a Classroom & the Possibilities are Endless 

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Dyscalculia 

'Teachers must embrace new technology or risk becoming obsolete' 

One undeniable fact about teaching is that teachers not only need to be masters of content within their subject area, but they must also be masters of education as a subject. Another undeniable fact is that neither of those subject areas looks the same as when any teacher first mastered them.

Next School Year: A Soundtrack for Our Classroom

Oh, that Sassy Mozart!
Next School Year: A Soundtrack for Our Classroom: You are working to the easy listening music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Using Music in the Elementary Classroom (Warning: It May Get Lou...

Summer Activities: Art for All

Summer Activities: Art for All: 1. Sidewalk Chalk Art Show Keeps Kids Happy This Summer

Monday, June 27, 2016

Educational Links 6/28/16


The Classroom Bookshelf - A Blog of Literature Lesson Ideas 

What Diverse Charter Schools Do Differently 

Taking a Leap into Blogging 

Teachers: Move On Before You Burn Out 

Math Dysfunction 

Amazon Officially Announces Its Education Platform & Gives It A Name 

What Are Flipped Classrooms? 

Over the past few years, the traditional lecture teaching model has been completely turned on its head in favor of a trendy — and potentially transformational — new teaching strategy. Enter: the flipped classroom. This pedagogical strategy is an inversion of the common “lecture in the classroom, assign homework and group work for outside of class” setup. Instead, in a flipped classroom, students engage in passive learning (i.e. lectures or assigned reading) at home, and class time is devoted to collaborative projects, answering questions, and engaging with the material on a deeper level. 





Sunday, June 26, 2016

Educational Links 6/27/16

Why it’s crucial to give every child a clean slate 

First Year Blur: a VIDEO message 

21 Best Tips for Totally New Teachers from #WeAreTeachers 

12 Resources that Teachers Need to Know About for the Inclusive Classroom: A Professional Development Guide 

Why I Believe Special Ed Teachers Have Superpowers 

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Slow Processing Speed 

Personality Tests Are Popular, But Do They Capture The Real You? 

Indeed, the creators of major personality tests are themselves a colorful bunch of characters whose tests were largely reflective of their own idiosyncrasies. In researching and writing their life stories, I came to believe that personality tests tell us less about the individuals who take them than about the individuals who devised them.