Saturday, October 13, 2018

Educational Links 10/14/18

 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Arts Ed. Could Be the Key to Student Engagement

Obama Foundation aims to boost education of girls worldwide

I Was Unsupportive of My School Leadership

Mental Health Disorders and Teen Substance Use

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexia

11 Apps to Help Kids With Note-Taking

Education Equity

How can we ensure all students have equal access to opportunities, support, and the tools they need to succeed? Explore and share proven ways to make this happen.

Educational Links 10/13/18

Teaching Strategies to Build Student Confidence, Trust


New Teachers

Video: Dysgraphia Basics

There Is No Race to Raise ADHD Awareness, but There Should Be

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

A Halloween Writing Activity for Elementary and Middle School Students

Primary writing should be about creativity

So how exactly does the challenge work? And how can teachers get their classes involved? It’s quite straightforward, says Skinner.
“I have three different types of prompts teachers can choose from: picture prompts, parts of a sentence or five individual words. The idea is that the young writers have to engage with the prompts and produce a piece of writing that’s around 100 words,” she explains.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Educational Links 10/12/18

Dear School Administrators, Please Stop Taking Away Teacher Planning Periods

Professional Development: The Triangle of Continuous Improvement

Give Me a Break PT II: Getting the Downtime You Need

The Education Pendulum

I’m a teacher, and I know IEPs aren’t being followed. What do I do?

National Conversations Are Classroom Conversations

How Stress Affects Your Memory

We've all had the experience of studying hard for a test, believing we know the information, and then sitting down in the testing room only to draw a blank. Why does that happen?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Educational Links 10/11/18

We Need to Do More for Teachers Who Are Exhausted, Stressed, and Burned Out 

‘Three ways I rebuilt my confidence as a teacher’

50 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival - Videos Based on Newbery Winning Books

The purpose of the contest is to encourage students to create short videos based on Newbery-winning books. The point isn't to have students create book reviews or book trailers but to actually tell the story of the book through video. 

Journaling 10/11/18

This Week in MzT's Classroom: Creative Writing, Grammar, and Poe 10/8-10/12/18

All grades

Monday--Professional Development, no school for students

Tuesday Review essays

Discuss outside reading groups

Discuss, spelling, grammar upcoming

Documentaries on Poe, notation, summaries

HW review nouns

Wednesday The Raven packet; video
Varieties of poems, students write poems for Poet-tree
Diagramming sentences--nouns and subject of a sentence
Review Outside Reading Lists

Thursday The Tell-Tale Heart packet; video
Creative writing--poems for Poet-Tree
Diagramming sentences--verbs and predicates of a sentence
Discuss Outside Reading
HW Poe packets

Friday The Cask of Amontillado packet; video
Creative writing--poems for the Poet-Tree

The Victorians--Starting with Edgar Allan Poe
The Raven and Other Poe Info

The Cask of Amontillado

The Tell-Tale Heart

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Educational Links 10/10/18

Classroom Management: What Students Shouldn’t Ask

YA Books for Mental Health Awareness

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

Three Things Teachers Need to Spot—and Stop—Plagiarism

School & Learning

Core Clicks Complements Any ELA Curriculum

What is special education, and how does it help kids with learning and attention issues? This video, courtesy of founding partner GreatSchools, gives the lowdown on special education and how to advocate for your child.

The Victorians--Starting with Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven and Other Poe Info

The Cask of Amontillado

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven: Summary and Analysis

A refresher on Edgar Allan Poe

The Beautiful Yet Dark Mind Of Edgar Allan Poe

Monday, October 8, 2018

Educational Links 10/9/18

How Social-Emotional Learning Really Affects Students: 
A 360-Degree Perspective for School Leaders

Two Detailed Presentations About Copyright for Educators

What Is ADHD? (and What Is It Not?)


The Unexpected Connection Between Handwriting and Learning to Read

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

Three Things Teachers Need to Spot—and Stop—Plagiarism

Ask any educator who teaches five classes of 30 students each per day; there’s a lot of homework to assess. And if that homework involves writing assignments, the hours add up fast. Checking student work for possible plagiarism, specifically, has become a time consuming burden for many educators.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Educational Links 10/8/18


'Behaviour management: You have to adapt to survive'

30 Best Education Podcasts

Why “good grades” do not automatically rule out “adverse educational impact”


Do I Need an Advocate?

Disrupting Illusions of Fluency

No matter the academic discipline, course level, or time of day, the last five minutes of class often present instructors with a challenge and an opportunity. The challenge is maintaining students’ interest. Disrupting “illusions of fluency” is the opportunity. The term refers to misjudging the depth of what one knows (Carey 2015). Further, it describes the belief that a mastery over something has been achieved, when actually it has not (Lang 2016). The final class minutes can be best spent constructively assessing levels of student learning and understanding of course material.