Saturday, January 14, 2017

Educational Links 1/15/17

Sin #5: Interactivity – The 17 Deadly Sins of Flipped Technology Selection

How To Undo the Backfire Effect with Next-Gen Students

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

The Power of Arts Integration

10 Edtech Resource Lists for Teachers

Why People with ADHD Act The Way They Do

Raise expectations, raise outcomes: Why we need equity in the special education system

Unfortunately, significant achievement gaps persist between children with disabilities and their nondisabled peers on almost every indicator of academic performance. For children with disabilities, low expectations can lead to them receiving less challenging instruction, preventing them from learning what they need to succeed at the grade in which they are enrolled.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Educational Links 1/14/17

23 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes to Inspire Hope, Kindness, and Love

Supreme Court wrestles with defining rights for students with disabilities, including autism

How to Transplant Compliance with Curiosity in Your Classroom

5 ways to make thinking visible

Executive Skills and the Struggling Reader

What Is Applied Behavior Analysis?

ABA itself is confusing because it can take many forms. What they have in common, explains Dr. Susan Epstein, a clinical neuropsychologist at the Child Mind Institute, is that “they are based on a simple concept: Behaviors that are reinforced will increase; behaviors that are not reinforced will reduce and eventually disappear.”

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Educational Links 1/13/17

How Do You Study? A Questionnaire for Students

Justices Face 'Blizzard of Words' in Special Education Case

Google EDU Announces Differentiation, Data and API Updates to Classroom

EdTech Resolutions for 2017

Review Overload and How to Keep Content Fresh

Classroom Management: Communication Mistakes to Avoid

Teaching is, above all, a profession of communication. It is the teacher’s responsibility to use classroom management to communicate ideas, content, instructions, feedback, and standards effectively to students. When teachers do this well, students are put in a position to succeed. However, sometimes teachers – myself included – inadvertently make communication errors within their classroom management plans that inevitably lead to gaps in student understanding.

MLK Quotes: #8

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Educational Links 1/12/17

Personalized Learning and Common Core: Mortal Enemies?

EdNext Podcast: What to Expect from Betsy DeVos’s Confirmation Hearing

5 Benefits of Inclusion Classrooms

If your child is struggling in school, you might ask if he can be placed in an inclusion classroom. In an inclusion classroom, a general education teacher and a special education teacher work together to meet the needs of students.

The Sky Is Cheap Entertainment: Full Wolf Moon (1/12/17)

When does full moon happen for you?

The Full Wolf Moon 

Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy | Extended Version | 2 HOURS Classical Music Piano Studying 

MLK Quotes: # 7

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Educational Links 1/11/17

Study: Exercise May Cut Behavior Issues In Half

With Endrew F. Case, Supreme Court Will Decide How Much Benefit an IEP Must Provide

Eliminate Assessment Fog

Research shows PBL's quantitative and qualitative benefits

5 Ways for Educators to Use Social Media

5 Martin Luther King Activities That Promote Cooperation

Cursive in the Classroom: What Else is Becoming Obsolete?

The world has evolved significantly in the past century through the introduction of computers and other modern technology. Courses taught in educational institutions have frequently kept on pace with these exciting advances, which has required the addition of new concepts (e.g. computer skills, biomedical technology, etc.) and removal of some obsolete ones (e.g. cursive, typing, etc.)

Cheesy Football Jokes And A Pep Talk From Bill Walsh

What do you put in the N zone to stop 
the other team from scoring? 

A Scorecrow. 
Where do hungry football players play?
In the Supper Bowl.
 What did the football say to the punter?
"I get a kick out of you." 
 Why do coaches like punters?
Because punters always put 
their best foot forward.   
 What do you call a lineman's kids?
Chips off the old blocker.
What football player should you be suspicious of?
The quarterback sneak.
 The saga continues.

Why did the football coach go 
        to the bank? 

        A: To get his quarter back!
Q: How do football players stay cool during the game?
A: They stand close to the fans!
Which football team cooks gourmet meals together?
The Kansas City Chefs. 
Now, Bill Walsh, that's the coach of coaches. 
He wrote some very positive advice for teachers and 
everyone who works with kids. 
"Kids who take part in any sport get to feel the euphoria of victory, but they also learn how to dealwith loss."

"Having to play a role determined by coaches, whether it is exactly what a player hopes for or not, teaches the acceptance of authority -- but not an automatic, robotic acceptance." 

"Athletes have to also understand that anxiety is not a flaw, and that overcoming it is possible -- and sometimes a lot easier than they thought."

"The social elements of team sports have far-reaching effects. Team members develop the ability to communicate under stress. They learn to respect others whether they like them or not, and if a team is ethically coached, its members also are taught to respect their opponents no matter how fierce the rivalry."

Bill Walsh, one of the best ever coaches
For full article:

Fit for Life: A Coach's Pep Talk

Former San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh discusses the importance of physical fitness in school and beyond.

Wish Bill were still around to watch his Niners in the Super Bowl again.

MLK Quotes: # 6

Monday, January 9, 2017

MLK Quotes: #5

Educational Links 1/10/16

ePLNs for Teachers –Getting Connected

High Court Argument to Center on Level of Benefits for Spec. Ed.

17 Deadly Sins of Flipped Learning Technology Selection

A Quick-Guide To Teaching Empathy In The Classroom

Teachers in all secondary schools to be offered mental health training

10 Habits Worth Starting in the Classroom

Are Sensory Processing Issues a Learning Disability?

Teaching Strategies for Juggling it All

Let’s face it, a teacher’s life is pretty busy. It may feel like an endless cycle of trying to juggle your school life with your home life. Just know that you are not alone, and many teachers feel just as you do. It doesn’t matter if you teach kindergarten or 12th grade, it can become quite overwhelming to try and keep everything afloat all the time. So what’s the secret to staying sane enough to be able to juggle it all? Well it may not be as simple as one secret, but rest assured there are a few teaching strategies that can help you to better manage your time, both in school and at home. Follow these teaching strategies today and you will be on your way to a more manageable life.

MLK Quotes: #4

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Educational Links 1/9/17

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

New Resources On Race & Racism

7 Apps for Working with Special Needs Students

3 Types of Unintentional Learning (And How to Make Them Intentional)

Tools for Participation

5 Common Myths About Auditory Processing Disorder

12 Tools That Made The Biggest Difference In My Teaching This Year

There are so many digital tools available today to promote student learning in the classroom. The task is in figuring out what you need for your classroom. What could benefit your students the most?

Got a Good Book? Then You're Not Stuck Indoors

Tender Is The Night, F. Scott Fitzgrald

Best Classic Books: 10 Classics That Won't Put You To Sleep 

Student Apps for Winter Reading 

Middle School Book List 

Winter Children's Books 

Popular Elementary School Books 

Good Books for Teens 

Read Free Teen Books 


MLK Quotes: #3