Friday, July 8, 2016

Two of Us

Two of Us: You and I have memories Longer than the road that stretches out ahead Two of us riding nowhere Spending someone's Hard earned p...

Educational Links 7/9/16

What are the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? 

Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices 

PBS: A Science Odyssey 

Opinion: Teacher Residency Programs Can Solve Shortage Problems 

Teaching Strategies for Better Bulletin Boards 

How Starting School Too Early Is Hurting Teenagers’ Health 

Discipline Reboot: Managing Behavior in Kids with ADHD 

 When it comes to discipline, are you stuck in a routine? Try these three new suggestions to help your child manage problem behaviors and master ADHD-related disobedience.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Educational Links 7/8/16

The Benefits of Sports on ADHD Can Be Golden

Student Engagement: Moving from Extrinsic to Intrinsic Reward 

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Dyscalculia 

Teaching Traumatized Kids 

The Benefits of Sports on ADHD Can Be Golden

LD and ADHD? Recognize the Symptoms 

Equity for English-Language Learners 

6 Tips For Getting Started With Google Classroom 

What schools can learn from the unschooling movement 

There may now be a growing awareness among some parents, educators, and even students that traditional schools may not, or cannot, meet the individual needs of the learner. At the same time, the approach could hold lessons and implementation strategies for all of us in education.


Blessed are the Peacemakers: Happy Birthday, Ringo...

Happy Birthday, Ringo

Ringo will tell you he is easygoing, not enemies with anyone. So I think we have him to thank for all the albums from the White Album up to Let It Be and Abbey Road. Thank you for being such a sweet man and good friend to your band mates, mate. You are also a remarkably creative, responsive drummer, like a musical Van Gogh on the drums.

This is such a positive piece of music, with joy, home and safety.

Have fun watching, too.

Cirque Du Soleil - Octopus's Garden (Love) 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Educational Links 7/7/16

How Teachers Can Help 'Quiet Kids' Tap Their Superpowers

Combating Racism in a Multicultural World: Classroom Ideas 

Too Rough, Too Rowdy: External Causes of Student Misbehavior

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science 

Why Do We Label Our Students? 

Summer Learning Challenge 2016 

‘It is easy to fall into the trap of doing things for pupils that they are capable of doing themselves’ 

It is easy to fall into the trap of doing things for pupils that they are capable of doing themselves. But this means we are effectively training students to only work if the TA is sat next to them. Instead, we must try to reduce the isolation of pupils with dyslexia from the teacher and from peers by equipping them with the strategies that will allow them to fully participate in their new secondary environment.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Educational Links 7/6/16

Connecting iGeneration to the Natural World 

Top picks for back-to-school tech this fall 

Can PD Be Virtual? Professional Development Technology and Trends 

Educational Toys That Build ADHD Brains 

What You Need for Back to School

When Tech Meets Project-Based Learning 

Why Math Is Taught Differently Today 

The reason for teaching conceptual understanding is to help students to see connections between the math they’re learning and the math they already know. This can be especially empowering for kids with learning and attention issues. It prepares them to solve the real-world problems they will face in the future.

Yes, math is being taught differently today. It may be a little more difficult for parents at times, but it definitely can be better for kids.


Take A Walk With Ludwig

Vienna Woods, lessing-photo,com
A picnic would be lovely.

Beethoven - 6th Symphony - Pastoral; there are some beautiful images of nature throughout a year,  on this video, although no thunderstorm.

Here is my playlist for Ludwig. 

My Favorite Beethoven

Monday, July 4, 2016

Educational Links 7/5/16

Our All-Time Favorite Books About Teaching 

5 Things Not to Say to Your Child About Dyslexia 

New Classroom Ideas Come from Colleagues 

30 Goal Challenge: Helping Students Make Good Decisions 

Sensory Processing Issues Explained 

3 Arguments in Favor of the In-class Flip 

Project-Based Learning 

Project-based learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.

All-American Music To Grill To (updated)

All-American Music To Grill To: This is mostly for Americans. And maybe you wish to grill in quiet--that's okay, too. Multi-generational fun. But for us in the S...

Lincoln and the Fourth of July

Lincoln and the Fourth of July: Only Lincoln photo after the Gettysburg Address. Abe Lincoln made more than one speech about the Battle of Gettysburg, which was f...

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Educational Links 7/4/16

Why better STEM programs are the key to creating global citizens 

Organize a Self-Serve Creativity Zone 

What I'd Like to Tell My Students About Benchmark Testing'd-like-to-tell-my-students-about-benchmark-testing 

5 Unwritten Social Rules 

Learning from My PLN 

What Are Students' Biggest Motivation Killers? We Asked Them Point-Blank'-biggest-motivation-killers-we-asked-them-point-blank

Education Equity 

 How can we ensure all students have equal access to opportunities, support, and the tools they need to succeed? Explore and share proven ways to make this happen.

The Sky Is Cheap Entertainment: July 4th Juno Spacecraft Arrives At Jupiter!

Juno Space Probe Is Set To Enter Jupiter's Orbit On Monday 

How the fastest spacecraft ever will enter orbit around Jupiter 

Ride with Juno into Jupiter orbit 

Juno Spacecraft's July 4 Jupiter Arrival: What to Expect 

In case you want to look up and see Jupiter with your own eyes.

So, go outside and look!

July 2016 guide to the 5 bright planets 

And here is some classical music to celebrate this momentous event!

Gustav Holst - The Planets - Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity