Saturday, November 4, 2017

Educational Links 11/5/17

School Leadership

Sensory Processing Disorder: What Every Teacher Needs to Know

SEL Weekly Update

Special Ed Kids Deserve a First-Class Education. Top Charter Networks Must Give It to Them

Are You at Risk for Secondary Traumatic Stress?

How Silicon Valley Plans to Conquer the Classroom

Creativity: The Most Common Superpower

Careers involving creativity used to be strictly for the arts. A person that has the ability to make your work differ from the other artist and from the norm, but now creativity is for more than just the arts. We use creativity every day, from the economic society to cultural and personal expression. We use it to tell stories, express our passions, and develop revolutionary ideas and technology that change the world around us. Creativity isn’t necessarily what comes from our thought process, but it’s the process of giving those original ideas value.

The Autumn Leaves--Melancholy Music Within Nature's Beauty


This melancholy love song relies on the seasons as metaphor for life.  The loved one in summer (prime of life) is now missing. The one left behind sees the autumn leaves and faces winter alone (death.)

Autumn Leaves (Lyrics)

The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winters song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

Nat King Cole - Autumn Leaves

"Autumn Leaves" was originally a 1945 French song "Les Feuilles Mortes" (literally "Dead Leaves") with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert, English lyrics were written in 1947 by the American songwriter Johnny Mercer. With Mercer's exquisite lyrics the song became even more beautiful, it not only conveyed it's message of sadness and longing, but painted a story with the colors of Autumn.I like the musical treatment in this version (there are many versions) because it sounds a bit French. (from Youtube)

Friday, November 3, 2017

Educational Links 11/4/17


What is Auditory Processing Disorder?

Classroom Connections: How Well Do You Know Your Students?

4 Tools to Help Kids Develop Empathy and Cultural Humility

The Necessity Of Self-Criticism In Education

Keeping Learning Real, Relevant, and Relatable

What Can We Do About Teacher Turnover?

Roughly 16 percent of teachers in the U.S. change jobs or leave the profession annually. Here are three ideas for reducing that number.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Educational Links 11/3/17

Improvements in Google Classroom

How Sensory Processing Issues Can Affect Motor Skills

How Making Art Helps Teens Better Understand Their Mental Health

'Teaching is tough, but it's a huge privilege – here's how to find the joy in it every day'

No One Successfully Changes a School By Themselves.

It’s Time to Address Teacher Bias Against Special Education Students

Digital Skills for Teachers - World of Better Learning

It’s no surprise that as technology has infused education, it has also impacted the teaching of writing. So we’ve put our figurative pen to paper with the hope of highlighting what writing instruction looks like today, and how it might continue to evolve to meet the needs of all students.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Educational Links 11/2/17

Educators Are More Stressed at Work Than Average People, Survey Finds

Mindfulness Training for Teens Fails Important Test

What are the Best Ways to Organize Classroom Discussions?

What Makes a Great School?

Discipline for disruptive students revamped

Focus on Play and Engage Students of All Ages

The Yin and Yang of Inclusion

Inquiry-based learning can be defined as learning that “starts by posing questions, problems or scenarios – rather than simply presenting established facts or portraying a smooth path to knowledge.” In short, we uncover material, as opposed to content coverage and the memorization and regurgitation of facts and knowledge.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Educational Links 11/1/17

How well does your state support children with dyslexia?

Teacher Tip: My “Go To” Calming Technique for Overstimulated Kids

The Educators Helping Students Through Trauma

Educators Are More Stressed at Work Than Average People, Survey Finds

Panel Presentations: Connect Students with a Real Audience

Math in Early Learning

Three SEL Skills You Need to Discuss Race in Classrooms

This isn’t your average school year. There are politicians and media personalities who are fanning the flames of racial hatred, their words seeping out to kids through the news. Educators are grappling with the aftermath of Charlottesville, and we have undocumented students who feel threatened by anti-immigrant policies coming from state capitols and Washington, D.C.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Educational Links 10/30/17

The Power of Being Seen

PBS KIDS Lab: Games, Lesson Plans and Fun

ADHD Coping Strategies You Haven’t Tried

Is The F-Word Ever OK In The Classroom?

6 tips for making the most of your Chromebooks

Teachers are often best placed to identify and support children who are the victims of crime

Unmasking Anxiety in Autism

Supporting Students With Interrupted Educations

Four strategies for helping students who have missed portions of their schooling—and examples of how teachers are using these strategies.