Studies Flag Potential Downside to Inclusion
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
Outdoor Play and Learning Teach Critical Life Skills
11 Children's Books That Help Kids Understand Learning DisabilitiesEdLeadership Trends: Social Media, Technology & Professional Development
The New High-School Outsiders
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/11/magazine/refugee-students-boise.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur5-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Teaching About Character
9 Brain Benefits of Unplugging—And How to Find Device-Free Time for Your Students
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.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
5 Tips for Selecting Websites for Student Use
Can an IEP or 504 Plan Include Something About Getting Emotional Support at School?
Ring Their Bells: A New Way to Deliver Bell Work
10 Teacher Actions For Better Collaboration This School Year
Considering Learning Spaces: How Do We Design Inclusive Classrooms?
11 Facts About the Math Disorder Dyscalculia
Celebrating Diversity, Building Successful Classrooms
Educators know that students carry what is on their minds with them—right into the classroom. Building solid relationships involves finding out about your students, as well as what is on their minds, and diffusing tensions even when you don’t have the right answer. How we connect this process with the ugly intolerance of the polls and political campaigns of the past year is important. American demographics are becoming more diverse, and this societal atmosphere will surely spill into the classroom.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
What Is 'Culturally Competent' Teaching? (Videos)
Great Math Apps and Extensions for Your Chromebook
What to Do If You Didn’t Want to Go Back to School
3 Ways to Encourage Ownership of Learning
'Makerspaces' balance, challenge for test-heavy curriculums
School Nurses Can Be Mental Health 'Detectives' But They Need Help
Kids Don’t Always Love Technology
Many adults simply accept the idea that “kids love technology” without interrogating it further. While many kids do love a shiny new device, it’s worth looking deeper than the tech itself to find out more. Understanding their motivations can help us make better decisions about how educators and parents can collaborate with children to support their learning.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
|Flags of North and Central America.|
Roots: Why We Must Support Non-English Speakers
5 Ways To Promote Positive iPad “Screen Time” At School
With New Mandate, Special Ed Classrooms Get Cameras
The Lasting Impact of Mispronouncing Students’ Names
Sex ed is required. Why isn't financial education?
Multilingual Texting Platform Aims to Help Schools Engage All Families
Studies on Head Start Bolster Arguments for Long-Term Impact
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/08/31/studies-on-head-start-bolster-arguments-for.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FBAlmost since Head Start's creation half a century ago as part of the War on Poverty, advocates have sought a research-based answer to this question: Does it work?
Two new studies examining the long-term impact of the $8.6 billion federal preschool program offer support to those who say the answer is yes.
Those studies—one of which took a look at Head Start participants in middle school and another that examined life outcomes at adulthood—say that Head Start has measurable long-term benefits for certain outcomes.
|Website for Temple Grandin: http://www.templegrandin.com/|
What Is Autism?
The Difference Between Autism and Learning and Attention Issues
Inclusion of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Year-Round Resources for Autism
Autism: What's New
What Is Autism? What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
Teachable Moment: In Praise of First Ladies--As Different As They Are The First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed students and guests from across the country to plant the White House Kitchen Garden for this year...
Monday, September 5, 2016
Music instruction improves cognitive, socio-emotional development in young children
#TchWellness: Putting On Our Own Oxygen Masks
How to Best Use the Class Time When Flipping Your Classroom?
A Look Back: “English Language Learners and the Power of Personal Stories”
10 Not So Obvious Quotes for Teachers
Hispanic Heritage Month Begins On Sept. 15th – Here Are Related Resources
How can teachers support and advocate for students in poverty?
So that learning partnership is built on trust, greater rapport, and the teacher has to move from being kind of a sentimentalist — “Oh, poor baby” — to having a warm demeanor. And a warm demeanor isn’t just strict and, you know, cracking the whip. The warm demeanor is this interesting mix of personal warmth and what they call active demandingness.
|So beautiful, so deadly: jellyfish.|
|Molly, Melanie, Marcia, Mary--from MSMC|
|Sweet lorikeet enjoying nectar.|
The aquarium included huge
|Yes, I think I'm Nat Geo!Pic by Marcia.|
It is always fun to see families with young children enjoying museums, aquariums and zoos. The critters we come to visit seem to enjoy the visits as well.
|That's it--to the right of the dancing porpoise.|
The four of us went to Bubba Gump's for lunch. No, we didn't fly down to Alabama--its the chain restaurant next to the aquarium, which is right by the beach, by the way.
|By the sea, by the sea...|
Molly was my roommate at the Mount, and I stayed a couple nights with her in Long Beach, like old times. We spent a day at the beach. And that's what being a California Girl means to me.
|Molly at the Science Center.|
|Flight sim like Wilbur and Orville.|
Lots of chances to study about the climate, flight, the environment.
|Poetry and science!|
|Art! STEM to STEAM|
STEAM! Art and poetry was displayed along with documentaries and hands-on activities.
|Fun guide for career choice.|
|Not quite in the tank with the fish.|
The Science Center included a fascinating aquarium, a tiny town to pretend careers, gift shop where you can buy an astronaut suit, and lunch, too, near a rose garden outside USC.
But the star of the show was the Endeavour. I always enjoy seeing airplanes, space craft, but to see a space shuttle is downright awesome, in the truest sense of the word. Being the generation that listened to Kennedy's Space Speech--and witnessed the beginning of the Space Program, I remain optimistic and enthralled with all the current activity. So much excitement!
|Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Museum, Los Angeles.|