Saturday, August 4, 2018

Educational Links 8/5/18

Should You Enforce A Consequence For Inattentiveness?

Classroom Management

The Importance Of Early Intervention

A Back-to-School Checklist for Busy Teachers

Informed Consent in the Special Education Process: What You Need to Know

Teaching Mastery: Never Work Harder Than Your Students


What Kind Of Student Should School Produce?

Standardization is first a concept, then a strategy, then an effect. As it stands–in our language and in our rhythms and in our effects, and in seeking to communicate to those we serve as educators–standardization has not had the desired effect.

Dyslexia and Creativity

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty in learning to read. Dyslexia takes away an individual’s ability to read quickly and automatically, and to retrieve spoken words easily, but it does not dampen one’s creativity and ingenuity.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Educational Links 8/4/18

The Unbearable Sensation of Being: Living With Sensory Processing Disorder

What Many Teachers Don’t Know About ADHD

The Teacher’s Guide To Google Glass

Google Glass for Autism? Researchers see positive results

Back to School: Top Deals for Teachers

Classroom Management Without Yelling

Info on Child Development

Skipping rope, hopping, running. Who knew having fun was a developmental  milestone?

Child development refers to the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy. It is a continuous process with a predictable sequence yet having a unique course for every child.

--Checking to make sure kids are developing appropriately within expected parameters.

This site offers information on developmental milestones, screening, and mental health guidelines. 

CDC Child Development 

--Children need a well balanced experience growing up. 

This site offers several excellent resources to understand and enhance the full lives of growing children.

Child Development Tracker 

--The Common Core and Child Development.

This article examines the academic expectations of young children. 

All Children Are Not the Same: Common Core Standards Fail to Keep Child Development in Mind;postID=2230281102243584239 

--Child Development: Middle and High School

Understood offers excellent resources to evaluate the development of  students from K-12.

Developmental Milestones for Typical Middle-Schoolers 

Developmental Milestones for Typical High-Schoolers

 Please notice that medical, psychological/psychiatric,  physical and education consideration are all included in child development. As educators, our expertise is education. However, we are responsible to recognize when students need the expertise of other professionals available to serve them.

--Piaget's Famous Stages of Development (Cognitive Learning)   

This site lays out Piaget's well-known explanation of stages of learning.

Piaget Stages of Development 

Jean Piaget and his beret.

Taking Care of Teacher

Here is some information and health strategies to stay well and effective.

There has been a reappearance of whooping cough and measles, so be sure these immunizations, as well as the current flu shot, are updated for the new school year.  I'm serious--better be safe than really sick for a long time! 

Staying Healthy and Managing Stress While Teaching 

Taking care of teacher is not as much fun as taking care of your kids-- but we aren't superheroes, so get your shots.

Adult Immunizations: What You Need 

Information for Schools & Childcare Providers 

Why air purifiers are important in schools

Teaching takes an inordinate amount of mental focus and emotional output. But what happens when teachers are stressed or deal with emotional or mental issues?

Being There for Students When You're Emotionally Unavailable

When the Teacher Is Depressed 

Are you in shape? What's that you say, its none of my business? Well, its your business--and your future. So get up out of that computer chair and get moving! You'll be very glad you did.

Benefits of Being Fit & Eating Well - The President's Challenge 

Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity 

That's what I'm talking about!

Educational Links 8/3/18

How to Make the Benefits of a School Garden Meaningful in a Child's Life

How Anxiety Leads to

8 Meditation Apps for Kids

How Robotics Competitions Close the STEM Skills Gap and Build a Diverse Workforce Disruptive Behavior

Kids Need Play and Recess. Their Mental Health May Depend on It.

Top Dyslexia App: Grammarly

Why design thinking isn’t just for techies

Schools often assume that design thinking is a “techie thing” and send their edtech coordinators and directors to design-thinking workshops. Although design thinking has been adopted widely by the tech industry, its approach can be applied by any organization that wants to adopt a way to solve problems empathetically and collaboratively. In schools, design thinking complements inquiry- and project-based approaches to teaching and learning.

See you again tomorrow--our internet is down!

Trying not to be too much of a Grumpy Cat about this.

Enjoy the older blogs in the meantime!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Educational Links 8/2/18

Students Seeking Equal Access to Education May Find Federal Help Harder to Come By

What Many Teachers Don’t Know About ADHD

What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art

Response: 'Textbooks are Terrible'

How To Use Chromebooks For Powerful Creation in School

France bans smartphones in school

When French students return to school in September, they’ll have to leave one of their most prized possessions at home — their smartphone.
French lawmakers on Monday passed legislation banning students as old as 15 from bringing smartphones and tablets to school, or at least requiring that they be turned off, according to the Agence France-Presse. Officials in support of the new rule described the policy as a way to shield children from addictive habits and to safeguard the sanctity of the classroom.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Educational Links 8/1/18

Is Your School's Culture Toxic or Positive?

New Study Finds That Using Cellphones During Lectures Hurt Exam Scores, But That’s Not The Most Important Result

California kids who didn’t learn to read to get day in court

Lawsuit argues poor literacy instruction violates minority students' rights

Competing Values in Education Make Real Transformation Challenging

Classroom Management: All About Personalized Learning

Competing Values in Education Make Real Transformation Challenging

What Makes a Good School Culture?

Most principals have an instinctive awareness that organizational culture is a key element of school success. They might say their school has a “good culture” when teachers are expressing a shared vision and students are succeeding — or that they need to “work on school culture” when several teachers resign or student discipline rates rise.
But like many organizational leaders, principals may get stymied when they actually try to describe the elements that create a positive culture. It's tricky to define, and parsing its components can be challenging. Amid the push for tangible outcomes like higher test scores and graduation rates, it can be tempting to think that school culture is just too vague or “soft” to prioritize.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Educational Links 7/31/18

Back to School Ideas for Middle & High School Teachers: Getting To Know Your Students

4 ways to make high-impact teaching a reality

The ADA: 28 Years of Opportunity Unrealized

New ed-tech developments benefit special needs students

Where Do Educators Turn for Research into the Effectiveness of Technology Tools?

Why Some Parents Turn Their Backs on Public Schools, And What Can Be Done About It

5 Social-Emotional Learning Games to Play With Your Child

Looking for ways to help your child with social-emotional learning (SEL)? Many schools have started teaching kids how to do things like cope with feelings, set goals and get along with others. Parents can help kids work on these skills, too.
Here are a handful of social-emotional learning activities that can help your child manage emotions and work on social skills—and have some fun with you along the way. These social-emotional learning games are very low-tech. And all are designed to fit easily into your daily routines.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Educational Links 7/30/18

Simple Ways to Prepare to Go Back to School

It’s time to become the storyteller-in-chief for your school

7 Ways to Make Animated GIFs

Everything You Never Knew About the ADHD Brain

Technology in the Classroom: Print Vs. Digital Textbooks

We know that teachers learn best when learning from other teachers and when their learning is self-directed. This could be an opportunity for a teacher to take something of their own to network with other teachers, and then to see how it impacts their learning—or better yet, student learning.

Peace--Here's A Few Minutes of Peace

Bridge over A Pond of Water Lillies Claude Monet

Debussy - Reverie

Teaching Is...Soothing the Soul (SEL)

1. Resources and Lesson Plans for Social and Emotional Learning
2. Can Fostering Positive Emotions Help Stop Suicide?

3. What Is Social and Emotional Learning? 

4. Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning 

5. David Greene: Building a Culture of Respect

6.  The Hidden Challenges of Teaching Homeless Students 

7. Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School 

8. True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It