Saturday, June 2, 2018

Educational Links 6/3/18

Visible Learning: How to Apply the Research

https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1441644043303616609#editor/target=post;postID=5099531535051694645


Scaffolding Social Action for Your Students


Simple Relationship-Building Strategies


Inside New York City’s segregated high school system


New York City’s schools are among the most segregated in the nation, and at every level of the city’s education bureaucracy, policies and procedures may be preventing integration. This spring, eight high school and college students from across New York City are investigating the systems that have divided them by race and class, and are sharing their own stories and hopes for the future of the city’s schools.

Dads Have Faith In You

Serena and Venus Williams with their Dad Richard

Father's Day is June 17.

Yes, Claude, A Trip To The Beach Would Be Nice


The Path at La Cavee, Pourville Monet
Here's some Impressionist music to go with--

Claude Debussy - La Mer 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOCucJw7iT8 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Educational Links 6/2/19

ADHD is genetic, but it is also environmental — to a degree. You can’t change your DNA. But you CAN change your diet, fitness, and sleep habits — all of which may have real, positive effects on ADHD symptoms. 

Beyond Genes: Leveraging Sleep, Exercise, and Diet to Improve ADHD



For Teenagers, Praising 'Effort' May Not Promote a Growth Mindset


Ed Department Sued Over Handling Of Disability-Related Complaints


Let's Stop Talking About The '30 Million Word Gap'



When Teachers Bash Teachers, Education Suffers


For Teenagers, Praising 'Effort' May Not Promote a Growth Mindset


Todd Finley: 5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload (e325)


Cognitive overload happens to students and teachers. Often looking like ADHD, cognitive overload can happen for a variety of reasons including challenges to your working memory. Learn some ways to help your students and yourself when you struggle with cognitive overload.





Thursday, May 31, 2018

Educational Links 6/1/18

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2018 – So Far

DON’T SETTLE FOR A FAST FOOD VERSION OF YOUR CHILD’S IEP



What Kind Of Parent Are You: Carpenter Or Gardener?



When Students Design Their Own Games They Learn Way More Than Coding


I Do, We Do, You Do




USING THE REAL WORLD CLASSROOMS MODEL WHEN TEACHING FINANCE


Reading for Comprehension Isn’t Enough


Students are often given assigned readings along with written assignments that ask them to retell or summarize what they read, and perhaps to explain why the information is important. This may also include asking them to connect the reading to another text, or to their prior knowledge.
We need to move students beyond these comprehension tasks and into critique—teaching them to question what they read (and watch and hear) and how to push back when that seems necessary to them.

I Double Dog Dare You to Read One of These Books To A Little Kid And Not Have Fun




Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Educational Links 5/31/18


Why Teaching English Through Content Is Critical for ELL Students



Engaging Learning to End the School Year


The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed


Comprehension Skills or Strategies: Is there a difference and does it matter?



Teaching Strategies to Help Build Self-Confidence


Tch Tips: Four Ways to Gather Student Feedback

https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2018/05/30/tch-tips-gather-student-feedback/

Summer Survival Guide for Parents of Extreme Children



What Is Dyslexia?


Reading is complex. It requires our brains to connect letters to sounds, put those sounds in the right order, and pull the words together into sentences and paragraphs we can read and comprehend.
People with dyslexia have trouble matching the letters they see on the page with the sounds those letters and combinations of letters make. And when they have trouble with that step, all the other steps are harder.



Mom, I'm Bored--What Can I Do?


1. Reading Quest  

http://www.education.com/slideshow/reading-quest/rock-alphabet/?cid=80.

2. Summer Science Projects

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/summer-science-projects/a/1406/ 

3. Summer Games

http://spoonful.com/summer/summer-games 

4. Summer Stargazing

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/science-nature-activities/summer-stargazing 

5. International Space Station Spot The Station





http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/#.UcMpZ5yXJWo 


6. 5 Ways to Prevent Idle Kids This Summer

7. Summer Reading Recommendations 

http://www.hbook.com/2013/05/choosing-books/recommended-books/summer-reading-2013/?utm_source=ReadingRockets.org&utm_medium=Twitter 

 


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Educational Links 5/30/18


Teacher Evaluation Is Stuck in the Past


Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School



The Reluctant Gatekeeper


   
5 steps to promote ownership of learning in your UDL classroom   


Learn the Right Reasons for Your Child’s “Wrong” Behavior



When the Stories Feel Too Hard to Teach


Lesson Study: When Teachers Team Up to Improve Teaching



This kind of detailed observation of student work is the focus of a kind of professional development called lesson study. Wolak can better understand how her students are thinking by having other teachers in her classroom focused on the students (as opposed to evaluating her performance). The teachers are looking for misconceptions, but also interesting ways students approach problems and how well they can talk through what they did.


Reading Tips

Reading Tips for Parents (in Multiple Languages)



10 Hacks To Help A Struggling Reader


Adult Literacy Reading Programs


10 Ways to Encourage Your High-Schooler to Read



English Language Learners and the Five Essential Components of Reading Instruction



Learning How to Read: 10 Ways to Help a Reluctant Reader


Ten Things to Help Your Struggling Reader




Summer Madness

Vintage Otter Pop flavors. I favor Louis Bloo Raspberry

Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SFt7JHwJeg 

It would be madness, on a very hot summer day, to eat the whole box of Otter Pops while chillaxin' to this cool music.  Mix up the flavors! Madness, sheer madness!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Educational Links 5/29/18

Teachers may not be so hot on students’ use of digital devices for learning


Building Democratic Classrooms: Every Teacher Can Cultivate Civic Competencies



“Best” Lists Of The Week: Thematic Lists For Beginner ELLs




       Embed literacy into STEM projects



Want to Give Up Grades? Here's How You Can Get Buy-in



The New Librarian: How to lead a tech-integration revolution


Technology is just one component, but a significant one, of a strong school library program. Don’t neglect it or let it become your only focus; instead, use it as a catalyst for moving your program to the next level.
Stay visible, listen to teachers, and ask questions to clarify needs. Offer ideas for practical applications to create learning environments that support and challenge students. Strive to be a facilitator and let students take the lead when possible. And perhaps most important, remember the library does not need to be a physical space—it’s a state of mind.

Life Too Fiberoptic? Take A Cafe Jazz Coffee Break


Cinnamon Spice Mocha, anyone?


Your Own Rhythm - Playing for The Time 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9MNgSd-Ld4

Americana--the Nation's Heart: Grandma Moses and Harriet Powers

The Flag Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses! America's Most Loved Painter of Folk Art!



Harriet Powers' Bible Quilts


Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers' From Slave to Artist Reading




Sunday, May 27, 2018

Educational Links 5/28/18


16 Teacher Hacks to Control the Cell Phone Madness in Class


The Hidden Struggles of being a Teacher of Color


Five Options for Creating Animated Videos on Your Chromebook



EXPLORING THE PARENT-CHILD DYNAMIC WITHIN THE IEP TEAM



10 Summer Break Tips to Help Parents at Year-End


Helping Students Follow Directions




Building Teams That Stay


Resilience is the ability to learn from challenges, to bounce back after adversity. The good news is that it can be cultivated, and school leaders can offer teachers time and space to learn how to do so. Administrators need to consider the ways they can offer high-quality PD that includes support on building resilience and preventing burnout.
It’s more necessary than ever to figure out how to retain teachers. To create the schools our students deserve, we know we need consistency in teaching staffs.