Saturday, October 14, 2017

Educational Links 10/15/17

When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

We need to talk about pornography in schools

The Problem Is Wasted Time, Not Screen Time

Reading Strategies That Work, According To Science

The 50 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017

Leading Change: How School District IT Departments are Evolving to Become Technology Evangelists

Reading Strategies That Work, According To Science

Brain research is just plain fascinating. For teachers of reading, brain imaging studies (fMRI) provide windows into what’s actually going on in your students’ heads. There’s the middle schooler who is completely engrossed in a novel. And, there’s the young child with dyslexia who makes gains after intensive intervention. There’s so much brain research out there––and you have no time––so we’ve done the work for you. Here are brain-based reading strategies you can use right now.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Educational Links 10/14/17

Arts Education Helps Train Tomorrow’s Workforce: A strong arts education helps prep kids for the future


How to Embed Foundational English Skills In Meaningful Work

Woz U? Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development


How to Assess Arts Education—And Why You Should

Dysgraphia in Children

Could your child’s struggles with handwriting and fine motor skills be symptoms of dysgraphia? Take the results of this screener quiz to your doctor or an education specialist to find out.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Educational Links 10/13/17


A Quick Guide to Recognizing Depression Symptoms in ADHD Children

Too Much Screen Time Can Lead to Later Addictions in Children

How to Solve the Top 5 Classroom Challenges

Create Learning Activities, Inspire the Four C’s

How Listening to Podcasts Helps Students Read and Learn

Turning Your Students Into Web Detectives

As teachers, we’ve probably seen students use questionable sources in our classrooms, and a recent study from the Stanford History Education Group confirms that students today are generally pretty bad at evaluating the news and other information they see online. Now more than ever, our students need our help. And a big part of this is learning how to fact-check what they see on the web.

Teaching Is Taking Time For Art In All Subjects

Math instructor teaching tesselations.

1. Teaching Math With Art Helps Children Remember Key Concepts 

2. Art & Science: A Curriculum for K-12 Teachers 

3. Teaching Science Through Art: Longitudinal Nature Observations/ 1st grade 

Leonardo--the original STEM to STEAM guy

4. Using the Arts to Support English Language Learners

Why and how to engage English language learners through the arts 

5.  Teaching Strategies for Writing through Art 

6.  Of Paint and Poetry: Strengthening Literacy Through Art 

7. How to Use Art to Teach Social Studies

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Educational Links 10/12/17

A Bridge Between School and Faith

Meeting the Needs of Students With ADHD

Read&Write Assistive Technology App

'Gender inequality starts in schools, so let’s end it'

Program for Parents Improves ADHD Behaviors in Young Children

How Listening to Podcasts Helps Students Read and Learn

Suspensions Don’t Teach

Restorative practices—an alternative to punitive justice—keep kids in school, where they can learn how their behavior affects others.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Educational Links 10/11/17

“What Is That?”: How We Unwittingly Dampen Children’s Creative Development

How Schools Can Help Children with ADHD


50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

Talking to Kids About Violence: Experts Weigh In

'Racial inequality within our schools system is deep-rooted, endemic and institutionalised'

The Role of Adaptive Learning in Education

For example, most of the suppliers provide features for direct communication between students and faculty as well as student-to-student and faculty-to-faculty interaction. These features promise to enhance the ability of faculty to stage interventions with students who are struggling, and to improve collaboration and social learning among peers, which helps in promoting the feeling of a conventional class experience in the adaptive environment.

Silly Music For Halloween #2...I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts

Well, I'm not.
Writing prompt: 5 Reasons I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts 
Can include illustrations of inventions, such as the Ghost Vacuum (Portable Containment Unit.) 

Ghostbusters song

Music For When You Feel Pressured

Hubble Space Telescope records the beauty surrounding the black hole at the heart of the Circinus Galaxy.

You're not really headed for a black hole--it just feels like it for now. 

Not letting the stress define you--but I do like the little voice saying 'Ay ay ay' in the background. 

Let us take a trip on the solar ship and chill for awhile.

Solaris Navis - Blissful Memories

Monday, October 9, 2017

Educational Links 10/10/17

Grants for Teachers


Response: We Need to let Students 'Read, Read, Read'

Why the school ‘accountability movement’ based on standardized tests is nothing more than ‘a charade’

Should Teachers Take Mental Health Days?

When the News Traumatizes Young Children: What Can We Do?

Disruptive Behavior: Why It’s Often Misdiagnosed

Most children have occasional temper tantrums or emotional outbursts, but when kids repeatedly lash out, are defiant, or can’t control their tempers, it can impair their functioning in school and cause serious family turmoil.
The first challenge in helping a child manage his behavior better is to understand why he’s doing what he’s doing. In the same way that a headache or a fever can be caused by many things, frequent outbursts — which clinicians call “emotional dysregulation”— can reflect a number of different underlying issues.

Helpful Hints for When Teacher Is Overwhelmed

Time Saving Tips for Teachers

Replacing Classroom Chaos with Control

Understanding the Common Core

Understanding the Common Core
Dealing with Angry Parents

The Teacher’s Guides To Technology And Learning  

How to Get Along With ANY Teaching Colleague 

Classroom Management: 10 Ways to Deal with Difficult Students  

Solutions for Teachers Bullied by Colleagues  

A Curriculum of Concerns

Vincent's Autumn Perspective

Van Gogh – Landscape with House and Ploughman 1889

Getting perspective from Vincent with lovely music to listen to.

Autumn Music.Piano Music.lyrics music.autumn scenery.10 min .丘の雲

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Educational Links 10/8/17

Why Flipped Learning Is Still Going Strong 10 Years Later

Reading Skills: What to Expect at Different Ages

5 Things That Happen When We Empower Students

Four points to consider before you quit teaching

Why Assessments Don’t Really Measure Understanding

Skills That Can Be Affected by ADHD

You may already know the major symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. But how do they impact your child’s abilities, whether at home or school? Here are some of the skills that may be affected by ADHD.

a wind has blown the rain away

Four Trees, Egon Schiele
a wind has blown the rain away
by E.E. Cummings

a wind has blown the rain away and blown
the sky away and all the leaves away,
and the trees stand. I think i too have known
autumn too long

          (and what have you to say,
wind wind wind—did you love somebody
and have you the petal of somewhere in your heart
pinched from dumb summer?
          O crazy daddy
of death dance cruelly for us and start

the last leaf whirling in the final brain
of air!)Let us as we have seen see
doom’s integration………a wind has blown the rain

away and the leaves and the sky and the
trees stand:
        the trees stand. The trees,
suddenly wait against the moon’s face.

This poem is actually a Shakespearean sonnet.