Saturday, June 10, 2017

Educational Links 6/11/17

When School Is Nothing Like The World Students Live In

How to Make Meaningful Change in Our Schools

Empowering Principals As Designers Capable of Retooling School


3 Super-Simple Summer Science Activities


11 Tricks to Catching Your Low Performing Students Before They Fall Through the Cracks


Signs of Executive Functioning Issues at Different Ages

Why Teachers Will Never Beat The Bullies

The expert in the social interaction of teenagers tells Jessica Powell that the root cause of bullying is a pursuit of status – and that makes the issue very difficult for teachers to tackle
The world of adults is sometimes very similar to the playground,” muses Toon Cillessen, professor of developmental psychology and director of research at the Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University in the Netherlands. “Relationships among adults and among kids in school are not really all that different.”


Next Schoolyear: A Soundtrack for Our Classroom


You are working to the easy listening music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Using Music in the Elementary Classroom (Warning: It May Get Loud)

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/music-recommendations-elementary-gaetan-pappalardo 

I like classical quite a bit for background.


Here are some of my choices.:


Antonio Vivaldi


Four Seasons ~ Vivaldi 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRxofEmo3HA 


Beethoven's 5th Symphony


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4IRMYuE1hI


TEOC - Symphony No. 06 - Beethoven | Full Length 45 Minutes 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O1D1zuvWic 


Symphony No. 9 ~ Beethoven 
Ludwig Van Beethoven


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3217H8JppI 


Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 [complete] 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTc1mDieQI8 


 


Wolfgang Mozart

 


Mozart Flute & Harp Concerto C major K 299 Neville Marriner RTSI 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMIzC9CzVUQ 


Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 in C major, 'Elvira Madigan' K.467


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1bMPi2aw1A 


It is my opinion that listening to Bach's Brandenburg Concertos  is truly 'busy bee' motivation, but the students generally like Beethoven the best.


Johann Sebastian Bach

 


J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concertos, Complete, Ton Koopman


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcTc67KlD9o 


We do know that Mozart is the best soundtrack--based on decades of research.  Kids like it, too.


Friday, June 9, 2017

Dads Have Faith In You

Serena and Venus Williams with their Dad Richard

Father's Day is June 18.

Educational Links 6/10/17

Classroom Management: What is Standards-Based Grading?

11 Tricks to Catching Your Low Performing Students Before They Fall Through the Cracks


Will New York City's Plan to Make Its Schools Less Segregated Work?


Brain differences in ADHD



13 Life Lessons Students Can’t Learn from a Book


From Kindergarten to High School – How to Prevent the Summer Slide


Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience

21st century learning necessitates traditional classroom design upgrade


The traditional educational paradigm of simple knowledge transfer from teacher to students is no longer applicable to a modern day emphasis on creative learning, which means that old models for classroom design are outdated and ineffective.

Next School Year...We'll Have A STEM Garden!

The blossoming health and academic benefits of school gardens

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/14/health/healthy-school-gardens/ 

Educational Benefits of a School Garden 

http://www.utne.com/community/school-garden-benefits-ze0z1505zdeh.aspx 

Lessons learned about starting a school garden from our Organic Gardening WaterWorks projects.

http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/school-garden-tips 

Teaching STEM in your Learning Garden

https://thekitchencommunity.org/lesson-plans/stem-in-your-learning-garden/ 

Using Gardening to Promote STEM

https://www.kaplanco.com/ii/gardening-to-promote-stem 

Getting Started with School Gardens

http://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/getting-started-school-gardens?gclid=Cj0KEQjwj7q6BRDcxfG4pNTQ2NoBEiQAzUpuW_S_1AYutNpZAvIm7Rcmr7ocIpG34lHChA5eEaV7wk0aAnbV8P8HAQ 

National School Garden Program


http://gardens.slowfoodusa.org/ 

Designing a School Garden

http://www.kidsgardening.org/designing-a-school-garden/ 

Setting Up and Running A School Garden

http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/a0218e/A0218E02.htm 

 Three school garden skills “You need to know only three things to run a successful school garden:

  1. How to cultivate people,
  2. How to cultivate plants, and
  3. Where to go for help.”

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Educational Links 5/9/17


The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With Technology
http://teachthought.com/terry-heick/access-model-11-framework-teaching-ipads/?utm_content=buffer623a0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Chromebook takeover signals major shift in education…but not in the way you may think


How Google Took Over the Classroom

Assistive Technology Can Benefit All Students

How to Hire a Teacher with Strong Instructional Technology Skills



Battling Against Traditional Perceptions of Teaching and Learning

Music as a Teaching Tool


Many teachers shy away from including music in their classrooms because they presume they need musical training to use music as a teaching tool. However, there are multiple ways to implement music in the classroom that don’t require any training.

Good Daddies Share the Spotlight



Steph Curry's Daughter Riley Steals the Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evjJJoEONgo


Stephen Curry's daughter steals the show -- again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lCnpaFZToM

Father's Day June 18.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Father, You Are The Bee's Knees

Theodore Roosevelt and Family 1900
Seriously. And also the cat's whiskers.
Father's Day June 18.

The Family Man

Educational Links 6/8/17


Why art?! We’ll tell you why. And, we can prove it.


Teachers' training needs improvement so students benefit, new report says


Light a Fuse: How One State’s Teachers Are Sparking Digital Innovation 


How Trauma Affects Kids in School


To Measure the Arts, Think Outside the Box


I Noticed & I Wondered




'Too often, headteachers don't practice what they preach'



How often do we meet school leaders who fail to practice what they preach? Who talk about the value of lifelong learning yet demonstrate a fixed mindset; who talk about outstanding teaching yet rarely teach themselves?
I believe strongly that it is up to the headteacher to promote and model the core values and beliefs of a school. It is my assertion that the headteacher of a school should in fact be seen as the lead learner, responsible for establishing the conditions in a school that enable the continuous learning of all pupils and all staff. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Daddy, Daddy, Come Play!

Precious Cargo by Kim Roberti


Father's Day is June 18.

Having a positive relationship with Dad can really influence a young girl's whole life

Educational Links 6/7/17

Ideas—Not Devices—Are Changing EdTech 

https://www.google.com/searchq=Ideas%E2%80%94Not+Devices%E2%80%94Are+Changing+EdTech&rlz=1CAASUF_enUS719US720&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj0jOXe4qrUAhXJwFQKHbrlArQQ_AUICygC&biw=1440&bih=754

Unidentified Dyslexia Takes Heavy Toll



Schools Worried About Tracking Devices

Graphic Novel Conversion 



What Teachers Can Change


Integrated Curriculum: Why it Matters, and Where to Find It


Life is integrated. Why isn’t learning?
Discipline-based learning was popularized in the mid 19th century. Disciplines were locked into place by course and credit structures a century ago. While experts would argue that disciplines have unique epistemologies worth exploring, the drawbacks of a discipline-based approach have long outlasted the benefits. It dampens engagement, narrows learning and damages preparation
Eighty years ago, the National Council of Teachers of English (ironically, a discipline-based organization) encouraged correlation (casual attention to related subjects), fusion of two subjects (often called multidisciplinary learning) and integration (the unification of all subjects and experiences).

Monday, June 5, 2017

Come On, Come To Daddy



'Farmstead,' Van Gogh
Father's Day Sunday, June 18.

Educational Links 6/6/17


Summer Reading Guide 2017

Rebooting Industrial Era Seating


Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback

Powerful Learning Experiences at the Intersection of Big Data and Big Empathy


I Hated School, I Loved Learning, But…


Getting FAPE: Asking the Right Questions

When Reading Gets Harder


For years, we’ve thought that the answer to boosting adolescent reading comprehension lay in building students’ vocabulary. Teens often struggle with the jargon and advanced terminology they encounter as they move into middle and high school, so educators have designed curricula and interventions that explicitly teach these complex words.
But these strategies aren’t always fully effective, according to literacy researcher Paola Uccelli. As she writes, many of these interventions have yielded “significant growth in vocabulary knowledge yet only modest gains in reading comprehension.” Too many teens still struggle to understand assigned texts.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Educational Links 6/5/17

Federal Data Give the Clearest Look Yet at America's Homeless Students


What Global Teacher Bloggers Have to Say on Learning With The Arts


Education Department Launches New Special Education Site


Prepare Now to Give Your Classroom a Facelift Next School Year


Advice On Interpreting Education Research


Teaching Strategies to Deal with Dysgraphia

Students who struggle with handwriting to the point that they cannot express themselves through the written form may have a neurological learning condition called dysgraphia. Dysgraphia is a condition that some students have that causes trouble with written expression.

Laconic Summer Evening

Paul Ranson Apple Tree With Red Fruit

Summer by Frank Bridge 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnUPGbx88NU 


Stepfathers Should Get More Credit

St. Joseph and the Christ Child

Stepgrandfathers, too. I wouldn't trade my grandpa, (see below) step or otherwise; he brought all the love and joy we needed. 

Eddie Fisher - Oh! My PaPa 1954


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dWOsP_wly0


Grandpa and Melanie (9th Birthday)
Oh, My Papa
Oh, my pa-pa, to me he was so wonderful
Oh, my pa-pa, to me he was so good
No one could be, so gentle and so lovable
Oh, my pa-pa, he always understood.

Father's Day is June 18.