Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Summer Song

A Summer Song:   "A Summer Song" Chad & Jeremy   A Summer Song Trees swayin' in ...

Educational Links 9/25/16

Continuum of Purpose: Fostering a Meaningful Life 

‘There is both a ‘heart’ and a ‘science’ to effective teaching’ 

8 Fun Ways to Help Your Students Collaborate in the Classroom 

Two Key Points for Understanding Imagination in Education 

15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher 

“What Is Metacognition? Let’s Think About It” Is My New BAM! Radio Show 

Study Highlights Importance of Principals in Teacher-Retention Efforts 

A new study suggests that schools districts take a closer look at the principal job if they want to get to the root cause of teacher turnover and find ways to prevent it.


Vincent's Autumn Perspective

Vincent's Autumn Perspective: Van Gogh – Landscape with House and Ploughman 1889  Getting perspective from Vincent with lovely music to listen to. Autumn ...

Friday, September 23, 2016

Educational Links 9/24/16

Frisbee? Oh yeah, let's go place Frisbee!

Making the Case for Outdoor Play 

Resources for National Bullying Prevention Month 

Study Highlights Importance of Principals in Teacher-Retention Efforts 

Involve students in classroom design

Want Adaptive Learning To Work? Encourage Adaptive Teaching. Here’s How 

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Executive Functioning Issues 

Is a Child with ADD?ADHD Eligible for Special Education?

Is a Child with ADD/ADHD Eligible for Special Education? - See more at:

Why has the topic of teacher quality suddenly reached such a crescendo? Education reform has been on the national agenda since 1983, the year of A Nation at Risk, but only in the last few years has the teacher-quality issue risen to the top. I think it may be reform fatigue, possibly desperation. The teacher is becoming a convenient scapegoat for America’s education reformers, who, after decades of ideas that have not panned out, cling to the belief that the flaw is not in the reform ideas themselves but in their implementation.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

`Educational Links 9/23/16

How Much Do Visual Experiences Shape How People Think About Math? 

Modeling Mistakes and Creating Trust in the Classroom 

The Key Ingredient to Fixing a Failing School 

The 3 Types of ADHD 

Teachers Seize On 'Growth Mindset,' But Crave More Training 

Students Are More Successful In Preventing Bullying In School Than Teachers & Adults 

Mindset in the Classroom: A National Study of K-12 Teachers 

12 of my favorite podcasts for teachers 

English-Language-Learner Classification Can Impede Student Growth, Study Finds 

What are the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)?
The NGSS were designed to improve science education through three-dimensional learning. The three dimensions of the NGSS, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science & Engineering Practices, are distinct but equally important. They work together to build a comprehensive understanding of science over time.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Autumn: Monet and Vivaldi

Autumn Poplars-Monet

And to my Australian friends who are in Spring, please forgive me.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Autumn (3rd movement) - Sheffield Park Garden

I Can Do Better With Google Classroom

I Can Do Better With Google Clas...: Not all of us are IT-type folks, so we may need to practice new skills. But we can learn! Google Classroom: First Look http://www.lynda...

Educational Links 9/21/16

The lies teachers tell themselves (and how to uncover the truth) 

Debate About Impact of Ed Tech on Test Scores Fueled by Study 

The Best App for Your Coursework Isn't a Single App 

Associations between Television, Early Childhood and Social Impairment during Adolescence 

Evidence-Based Programs: New Guidance Details What ESSA Means for Research 

The Case for Universal National Service 

Don't Say Nothing 

As educators we (sometimes unknowingly) step into roles of advocate, caretaker, guide, and even mother or father to students. Students pay attention to everything we say and do. They particularly pay attention to our silence. 
We may be uncomfortable talking about race, but we can no longer afford to be silent. We have chosen a profession, which—like parenting—requires that our comforts come second to those of children.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Educational Links 9/20/16

There is No Autism Epidemic 

Making Learning Personalized & Customized 

School Life: A Kid’s Eye View 

You Don't Think ADHD Is Real? 

8 Tips for Talking to Your Child’s Teacher About Dyslexia 

Why How Many Minutes of Teaching Something Isn't the First Thing to Ask of Research 

Early Childhood Learning Environments to Support Young Kids 

On ABC's 'Speechless,' a Student With a Disability Is the Sitcom Star 

ABC this week adds another show to its stable of family-based situation comedies that frequently feature story lines set at school.

Joining the 1980s-set "The Goldbergs," the 1990s-set "Fresh Off the Boat," and contemporary-set "The Middle," "Modern Family," "black-ish," and "The Real O'Neals" is the contemporary-set "Speechless."
If you've been anywhere near a television in the past month, you've seen a promo or two for the heavily hyped show about a family that includes a 16-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who uses an alternative-communications device.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Educational Links 9/19/16

Infographics for Teaching Classic Literature

Will Listening to Audiobooks Make It Harder for My Third Grader to Learn to Read? 

How art can help you analyze - 

9 Awesome Classroom Activities That Teach Job-Readiness Skills 

How to Be More Efficient in Integrating Digital Tools Into the Classroom 

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools 

Understanding and Addressing Processing Speed Deficits in the Classroom 

Processing speed refers to the pace at which you are able to perceive information (visual or auditory), make sense of that information, and then respond. In a manner of speaking, processing speed is simply the amount of time it takes to get something done.