Saturday, September 29, 2018

Educational Links 9/30/18


How to Help Kids Manage Sleep, Schoolwork and Screens

Boys Don’t Read Enough

3 Ways to Maximize Peer-to-Peer Learning

Dyslexia and the Brain: A Different Way of Thinking

Three Active Learning Strategies That Push Students Beyond Memorization

How To Bring Instant Calm To Your Classroom

Personally, the buzz of excitability gives me the heebie-jeebies. It makes me shiver and takes willpower just to stick around for a few minutes.
The good news is that once it’s identified, once it’s determined to be the root cause of silliness, rambunctiousness, and the like, it can be corrected almost instantly with the following five strategies.

Help for Writing Essays for College Applications

Popular College Application Essay Topics (and How to Answer Them)

How to Write the Common Application Essays 2018-2019 (With Examples)

Your Guide to the Common Application

How to Get Great College Letters of Recommendation

How to Write a High School Resume for College Applications

Friday, September 28, 2018

Educational Links 9/29/18

How a Composting Initiative Led to the Growth of an Unexpected Learning Space


State-level policy for computer science education continues to grow

Chicago Schools Lose Millions For Allegedly Not Shielding Students From Sexual Abuse

The Neuroscience of Narrative and Memory

Anxiety in the Classroom

Speaking Skills Top Employer Wish Lists. But Schools Don't Teach Them

Employers say they have trouble finding new hires with good oral-communication skills. But relatively few regular public K-12 schools explicitly teach those skills, and even fewer teach them with real-world workplace scenarios.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Educational Links 9/28/18

8 Types Of Imagination

Teacher Tip: Use an Anchor Chart to Help With Multiplication

A Writing Strategy That Works For Every Student, Every Time

One-third of middle- and high-schoolers were bullied last year, study shows

Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!)

The Power of Collaboration for ELLs

Teaching Self-Regulation in the Early Grades

Activating young students’ natural bodily rhythms helps them regulate their nervous systems and prepare for learning.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Educational Links 9/27/18

De-escalating behaviour: 8 tips for teachers

Suspending Elementary School Students Linked to Future Behavioral Problems

Girls with ADHD Face Unique Challenges

The Impact of Implicit Bias and How We Must Work Together to Overcome It

Should we scrap homework?

Social-emotional learning: Won’t you be my model?

What Can Machine Learning Really Predict in Education?

Gather student data, make predictions about their learning—and perhaps their future. For years education companies have tried to apply technologies to better understand students and tailor their learning experiences, or support instructors who can intervene when human help is needed.

Kindness Begets Kindness

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Educational Links 9/26/18

OPINION: Bullying is on the rise, survey shows. How did we get here?

Gaps in California law requiring schools to test for lead could leave children at risk

In the Rush to Improve Early Education, Don't Forget About Teachers

Study: High School Grade Inflation Pervasive

Why Should You Read Poe? - A TED-Ed Lesson

A Better Way to Teach the Civil Rights Movement

Who Is Your Eduhero?

The term “eduhero” has become popular over the past few years, but what exactly does it mean? I would define it as someone who is a “voice” in education. It could be a teacher who tweets pictures of their classroom, a prominent education author, a Pinterest teacher star, or a Teachers-Pay-Teachers whiz. The common thread between all eduheros is that they use social media to promote what they do in the classroom. The Twitter hashtag #eduhero is another way to tag teachers who are doing great things. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Educational Links 9/25/18

12 Warning Signs the IEP Team is NOT Doing Their Job!

6 Educational Android Apps to Help with ELL

Kids Who Need Help with Social Skills May Learn Best Together

The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling a Child with Special Needs — and Some Resources That Can Help

4 Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking

Teaching metacognitive skills that encourage students to become more aware of their learning can help them shift from passive to active participants in the classroom. If the teacher is the only person thinking critically about learning goals, progress, skill development, curriculum design, and assessment, that is a missed opportunity. Teachers must help students become active agents in the classroom who are able to make key decisions about what they learn and how they learn.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Educational Links 9/24/18

Why is there still workplace bullying in teaching?

Response: Teachers Can't Ignore Racism Issues and Hope They 'Will Go Away'


Education research is great but never forget teaching is a complex art form

Discovering the Depth in Graphic Novels

California districts can renovate, build kindergarten classrooms with help from new funding

Moving from Feedback to Feedforward

It turns out there’s a different way to give feedback that works a lot better, a way of flipping its focus from the past to the future. It’s a concept called “feedforward,” which was originally developed by a management expert named Marshall Goldsmith. As far as I can tell, not a lot of educators are familiar with the practice of feedforward, and I really think if we learned how to do it and started using it more consistently, it could make a huge difference in how our students grow and how we grow as professionals.

This Week in MzT's Classroom 9/24-9/28 2018

Grades 12-7 Study of Poetry
Outside Reading Check
Introduction to Poetry

Poetry Terminology

Notation: Elements of Poetry
Seniors: Intro. to Beowulf
HW: Learn Elements of Poetry

Grades 12-7
Study of Poetry
Seniors: Beowulf


Quiz: Elements of Poetry
Outside Reading Check
Introduction to Poetry
Notation: Figurative Language
HW: Learn Elements of Figurative Language

Grades 12-7 Study of Poetry
Seniors: Beowulf
Quiz: Figurative Language
Outside Reading Check
Robert Frost
The Road Not Taken

Grades 12-7 Journaling
Study of Poetry
Seniors: Beowulf
The Rainy Day
HW Compare 'The Road Not Taken' to 'The
The Rainy Day
Compare and Contrast Rough Draft

Grades 12-7 Study of Poetry
Seniors: Beowulf
Write Compare and Contrast Essay with collaboration