Saturday, August 13, 2016

Educational Links 8/14/16

10 Motivational Posters for Your Classroom 

Teachers' Union Leaders Question New Student-Discipline Policies 

Using Project-Based Learning To Flip Bloom’s Taxonomy For Deeper Learning 

How Play Fits Into Social and Emotional Learning 

How to Help Your Child Defend Against Bullies 

When Success Leads to Failure 

10 TED Talks from Inspiring Educators 

As we all know, a passionate and effective school leader changes so many lives for the better. TED has compiled a playlist of 10 talks that we think are worth sharing here on School Leaders Now. One of these awesome talks is from our pal Tyler DeWitt, a science teacher who has worked with us on Virtual Fields Trips we produce on behalf of The Nature Conservancy. And there are other gems here, by educators from Afghanistan to North Philadelphia.



Friday, August 12, 2016

Educational Links 8/13/16

7 Ways Teachers Are Connecting and Collaborating Online 

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Schools on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities 

Printable Back-to-School Downloads 

Improving Literacy with Improvement Science 

Hubris in the world of education technology 

Building Resilience in Children – 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies (Backed by Science) 

21 Ignorant Comments About ADHD (and the Facts to Refute Them) 

ADHD is not willful disobedience. It is not caused by too much sugar or too much Minecraft. And spanking is not a cure. Here, our readers share the 21 most ignorant comments about ADHD, and the facts they use to refute them.


Nature, My Garden and Me: Squash...watcha gonna do?

Nature, My Garden and Me: Squash...watcha gonna do?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Educational Links 8/12/16

20 Books Featuring Diverse Characters to Inspire Connection and Empathy

New Teachers: Lesson and Curriculum Planning 

Redefining What It Means To Be Human In The Absence Of The Humanities 

The Top 3 Reasons Name Shaming Harms Students 

Social-Emotional Learning Through Literature 

Bird Sleuth Free Kits for Educators 

The New Era of Education Accountability 

With No Child Left Behind in the rear view mirror and waivers a thing of the past, states are embarking on a new era of school accountability under the new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. 

The Smarty Pants Files

The Smarty Pants Files: Q: Teacher: Didn't I tell you to stand at the end of the line? A: Student: I tried but there was someone already there! Q: How is...

Trending on MzTeachuh 8/11/16

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement 

6 ways to support kids who don’t take ownership of their learning 

Music To Be Very, Very Silly
Five Poems to Ease Kids' Toxic Stress

Social and Emotional Learning

Strategies like mindfulness, emotional regulation, and supportive 

small groups help Symonds meet the academic and social needs of their students.Through a mosaic of schoolwide strategies and practices focused on social-emotional learning, Symonds Elementary provides students with a safe, supportive space and ensures that they're ready and available for deeper learning.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Five Poems to Soothe Kids' Toxic Stress

Five Poems to Soothe Kids' Toxic Stress: Grandpa was really sick now, thin like a skeleton. The last thing I remember him saying was, "Did you bring the little dog?" W...

Educational Links 8/11/16

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement 

How to Serve Rural Schools: Listen 

Ways 'to Launch a Successful Year With Students' 

Three Skills to Improve Deep Reading Comprehension 

Anne Lamott on the Life-Giving Power of Great Teachers 

Checklist: Know Your Child’s Strengths 

Download: Hands-On Activity to Identify Your Child’s Strengths 

5 Ways To Get Parents Involved in Student Learning Beyond Homework 

Research has noted that across the board, schools in the United States have been assigning too much homework to students, especially those in lower grades. Specifically, in a study done by CNN, researchers found that children in the first grade had up to three times the amount of homework recommended by the NEA and the National PTA.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Summer: Vivaldi and Van Gogh

Summer: Vivaldi and Van Gogh: Poppies and Butterflies Van Gogh The intensity of insects buzzing, the sirocco searing across your face. Flowers bloom then fade daily...

Monday, August 8, 2016

Greetings from Long Beach

I am visiting college friends here in Orange County for a few days. It is really nice--we went to the world famous Long Beach Aquarium yesterday and commiserated, reminisced and generally enjoyed each other as though 40 years hadn't passed since we were at Mount St. Mary's in Los Angeles.

Today's plan is lazing about at the beach! Then the Broad Museum on Tuesday! Will report back.

My usual Educational Links might be on a little different schedule til I get back home to Apple Valley. You can always check 'the Vault,' as Disney says, for past posts.