Saturday, January 27, 2018

MzTeachuh's Meditations: Forgetting Those Thing Behind, And Reaching Forward



Philippians 3:13-14King James Version (KJV)

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

 I like St. Paul. He's very reassuring, clear, and smart. I listen to these epistles every day. I can't get enough of hearing how I'm acceptable in the beloved, and encouraged to proceed with lots of help.


scourby ephesians, galatians, philippians ... - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA2SFaAnpsdCgJmFn...

Educational Links 1/28/18


Study Finds That Encouraging Students To Visualize Themselves As Successful Helps Them Overcome Challenges



Educating Kids for Life not for Tests



How to Help Students Develop Personal Responsibility



10 Ways to Improve Your Teen’s Executive Skills



We have set out 10 principles to guide you in helping your teen. You can use them to develop strategies that take into account your teen’s unique circumstances and characteristics.   


     




Aww Garsh: Songs for Valentine's Day # 9




Sandy Hook Elementary Memorial Painting by Sally Meding

www.sallymeding.com

  Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On 


 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmbw8OycJrE






Every night in my dreams
 I see you, I feel you
 That is how I know you go on  
Far across the distance  
And spaces 
Between us  
You have come to show you go on
Near, far, wherever you are 
I believe that the heart does go on  

Love can touch us one time  
And last for a lifetime  
And never let go 'til we're gone  
Love was when I loved you  
One true time I hold to  
In my life we'll always go on
Near, far, wherever you are  
I believe that the heart does go on  
Once more you open the door  
And you're here in my heart and  
My heart will go on and on
You're here, there's nothing I fear  
And I know that my heart will go on  
We'll stay forever this way  
You are safe in my heart and
My heart will go on and on
Once more you open the door  
And you're here in my heart and  
My heart will go on and on


Educational Links 1/27/18

Teacher Burnout or Demoralization? What’s the Difference and Why it Matter

http://neatoday.org/2018/01/18/teacher-burnout-disillusionment/ 

Sources of Hope for Education Technology in 2018


Why Special Educators Really Leave the Classroom


Why Bridging the Gap Between Education System and Practical World Is Crucial Today! 




What to Do When Your Friends Don’t Understand Your Teaching Job


Teens Who Spend Less Time in Front of Screens are Happier — Up to a Point, New Research Shows



Now, a new report puts numbers to the warnings by tying a sudden and large drop in adolescents’ happiness with the proliferation of smartphones and finding that the more hours a day teens spend in front of screens, the less satisfied they are.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Aww Garsh--Love Songs For Valentine's Day #8

 U2 - The Sweetest Thing 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib2zq-ev7tc 


  My love throws me like a rubber ball
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
She won't catch me or break my fall
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
Baby's got blue skies up ahead
But in this I'm a rain cloud
You know she likes a dry kind of love
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
I'm losing you
I'm losing you yeah
Ain't love the sweetest thing
I wanted to run but she made me crawl
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
Eternal fire, she turned me to straw
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
You know I got black eyes
But they burn so brightly for her
This is a blind kind of love
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
I'm losing you
Oh oh oh, I'm losing you
Ain't love the sweetest thing
Blue-eyed boy meets a brown-eyed girl
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
You can sew it up but you still see the tear
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
Baby's got blue skies up ahead
But in this I'm a rain cloud
Ours is a stormy kind of love
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing
Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Educational Links 1/26/18


Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?

America's Civil Rights Movement | A Time for Justice


Guiding Students to Be Independent Learners


How 5 states are rocking education data


How to Help Students Develop Personal Responsibility


The Difference Between Dyspraxia and Dysgraphia


Teacher Recruitment and Retention: It's Complicated


At a broad national level, statistics tell us there is no teacher shortage. In fact, the number of U.S. teachers has grown by 13 percent in four years, far outpacing the 2 percent rise in student enrollment during the same period.

Principal's Suggestion Box #17

 

These letters are absolutely fictional (to protect the innocent and not-so-innocent.) But, with the hint of truth, maybe we can make some adjustments. 
Principals have the best chance to do that.


Dear Principal,


It is 28 degrees outside this morning and my kids are freezing--their ears are red, as well as their hands. This is an elementary school, and I'm very upset!

Your new dress code is not only ridiculous, but unsafe. Why can't a child wear a beanie? or a scarf? or gloves?  How on earth can that be a good idea in winter? Even in California? It is common knowledge that the temperature gets to freezing or below. Then kids do not have enclosed breezeways--and it is too cold for them.

My children will wear their new winter accessories and if  they get a demerit I'm going to the schoolboard or even to a lawyer. Or worse--I may go to social media.

Signed,
Upset Mama Bear

My two-cents' worth:

Dress codes can get wonky depending on the quirks of the persons in power. And parents are more empowered than ever to make their thoughts known. Be practical, kind, fair. That's all.


School Dress Codes


The Anatomy Of A Dress Code


Disadvantages & Advantages of High Schools Adopting Dress Codes


Thoughts?

How Ugly School Uniforms Will Save Education

Concerning school uniforms, please don't make your decision on these--our uniforms from Catholic high school, freshman year. I'm the one with the popsickle.

Aww Garsh--Love Songs For Valentine's Day #7


John Lennon could be sweet, too.

The Beatles - In My Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eCh3y5VROM

 

"In My Life"

There are places I remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

In my life I love you more

Fret Not Yourself

and don't forget to delight thyself in the Lord!

fret not
do good
commit thy way
rest
wait
cease from anger
wait upon the Lord
the meek shall inherit the earth
the Lord upholds the righteous
show mercy
the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord
depart from evil do good
speak wisdom

The Holy Bible (KJV) _ Psalms 37 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0onzQNZkQ6w 

Recipe for Learning

Naturally Learninghttps://www.facebook.com/NaturallyLearning

We could develop a taste for this!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Aww Garsh: Love Songs for Valentine's Day #6

Brian Wilson said he wanted to write a masterpiece--so he wrote this. 

Epic success.


 The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations (with lyrics on screen)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0yoiBYbT2I 


Good Vibrations

 I-I love the colorful clothes she wears
And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair
I hear the sound of a gentle word
On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air

I'm pickin' up good vibrations
She's giving me excitations (Oom bop bop)
I'm pickin' up good vibrations (Good vibrations, oom bop bop)
She's giving me excitations (Excitations, oom bop bop)
Good, good, good, good vibrations (Oom bop bop)
She's giving me excitations (Excitations, oom bop bop)
Good, good, good, good vibrations (Oom bop bop)
She's giving me excitations (Excitations)

Close my eyes, she's somehow closer now
Softly smile, I know she must be kind
When I look in her eyes
She goes with me to a blossom world

I'm pickin' up good vibrations
She's giving me excitations (Oom bop bop)
I'm pickin' up good vibrations (Good vibrations, oom bop bop)
She's giving me excitations (Excitations, oom bop bop)
Good, good, good, good vibrations (Oom bop bop)
She's giving me excitations (Excitations, oom bop bop)
Good, good, good, good vibrations (Oom bop bop)
She's giving me excitations (Excitations)

(Ahh)
(Ah, my my, what elation)
I don't know where but she sends me there
(Oh, my my, what a sensation)
(Oh, my my, what elation)
(Oh, my my, what)

Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations a-happenin' with her
Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations a-happenin' with her
Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations a-happenin'

(Ahh)

Good, good, good, good vibrations (Oom bop bop)
(I'm pickin' up good vibrations) (Oom bop bop)
She's giving me excitations (Excitations, oom bop bop)
Good, good, good, good vibrations

Na na na na na, na na na
Na na na na na, na na na (Bop bop-bop-bop-bop, bop)
Do do do do do, do do do (Bop bop-bop-bop-bop, bop)
Do do do do do, do do do (Bop bop-bop-bop-bop, bop)

Educational Links 1/25/18

The Power of Sharing Your Story With Students


32 Habits That Make Thinkers

https://www.teachthought.com/critical-thinking/32-habits-that-make-thinkers/?utm_content=buffer16fdd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Does a Montessori Model Work in Public Schools? Ask South Carolina

Why Do Kids Have Trouble With Transitions?


There’s a Silver Lining to All of Your #TeacherProblems


What’s the Difference Between Auditory Processing and Listening Comprehension?


2 Evidence-Based Learning Strategies


Your methods can be traditional and require pencil and paper or more modern with a screen and other manipulatives. No matter the technique, students should be made to work with and think with the information or content in order to increase their retention of it.


Teaching Is Understanding Child Development

Child Development Tracker

Use the Child Development Tracker to get insights on the stages of growth.
http://www.pbs.org/parents/child-development


Child Development

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/index.html


 T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.


http://www.brazelton-institute.com/berrybio.html 


Middle Childhood Development


http://www.childdevelopmentmedia.com/middle-childhood-development.html

 Developmental Issues With Pre-Adolescents

http://www.livestrong.com/article/125347-developmental-issues-preadolescents/ 


Adolescent Stages of Development


http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/child-development/teens_stages.shtml 


  Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development


http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/education/DLiT/2000/Piaget/stages.htm 


I like Piaget and his beret.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Educational Links 1/24/18


Improving Reading Comprehension with Think-Alouds



How to Spot Dyscalculia


Company Patents Autism Diagnosis Method


"Yes, I Am a Teacher, a Damn Good Teacher, but I Need Help Too"



At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Slow Processing Speed



“Play” Is Not a Four-Letter Word!


Creating Forward Momentum


When children are at a crossroads—like a new year, a birthday, or a graduation—we (and they) often mark the occasion with celebratory fanfare. But what else is important for forward momentum?


Aww Garsh--Love Songs for Valentine's Day #5

I love Marc Chagall.

For a swinging time.

Dean Martin - On The Street Where You Live (Nelson Riddle arrangement)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs65pSEA-VE

Aww Garsh--Love Songs for Valentine's Day #4

Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OlG2ek-wzs






La la la la la la, La la la la la la 
My cherie amour, lovely as a summer day
My cherie amour, distant as the milky way
My cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine 

In a cafe or sometimes on a crowded street
I've been near you, but you never noticed me
My cherie amour, won't you tell me how could you ignore
That behind that little smile I wore
How I wish that you were mine 
La la la la la la, La la la la la la
La la la la la la, La la la la la la 
Maybe someday, you'll see my face among the crowd
Maybe someday, I'll share your little distant cloud
Oh, cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine 
La la la la la la, La la la la la la
La la la la la la, La la la la la la

Monday, January 22, 2018

Educational Links 1/23/18

     What every teacher needs to know about memory

      https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/listen-what-every-teacher-needs-know          -about-memory

Taking Stock of What You’ve Learned

4     4 ways to help students get workforce- ready


Stressed out Students: What Has Changed and How Can We Help?


Understanding Dyslexia


Teaching the art of listening in the age of me, me me



4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders


Screen Time? How about Creativity Time?



Discussions about children and new technologies have become increasingly polarized. On one side are people who might be called techno-enthusiasts.They tend to get excited about the possibilities of almost all new technologies— the newer, the better. On the other side are people who might be called techno-skeptics. They worry about the negative impacts of new technologies, and they prefer that children spend more time with traditional toys and outdoor play and less time on screens.