Saturday, October 27, 2018

Educational Links 10/28/18

17 Teaching Principles of Effective Instruction

Moving to Mastery

Retrieval practice: five new tips to make learning stick

Understanding Executive Functioning Issues

How to Get Google Certified!

Why do kids hate school and what can we do about it? 

A Better Way to Integrate Edtech

Armed with mobile devices, students can learn anything, from anyone, anywhere, and at any time. This undermines the authority and control of the traditional teacher and can feel incredibly daunting.
We should also bear in mind that a teacher may thoughtfully evaluate a use of technology within the context of his or her class and decide that what we’re promoting isn’t right for that context.

Yes, let's take a walk down that country road

Paul Cezanne - Houses along a Road


"Country Road"

Take to the highway, won't you lend me your name?
Your way and my way seem to be one and the same.
Mamma don't understand it, she wants to know where I've been.
I'd have to be some kind of natural born fool to want to pass that way again,
But I could feel it on a country road.

Sail on home to Jesus, won't you good girls and boys.
I'm all in pieces, you can have your own choice.
But I can hear a heavenly band full of angels and they're coming to set me free.
I don't know nothing 'bout the why or when but I can tell that it's bound to be,
because I could feel it, child, yeah, on a country road.

I guess my feet know where they want me to go walking on a country road.

Take to the highway, won't you lend me your name?
Your way and my way seem to be one and the same.
Mamma don't understand it, she wants to know where I've been.
I'd have to be some kind of natural born fool to want to pass that way again,
But I could feel it on a country road.

Walk on down, walk on down, walk on down, walk on down, walk on down a country road.
Na na na na na na na na na na na, country road, yeah, walking on a country road...

Friday, October 26, 2018

Educational Links 10/27/18

50 Of The Best Podcasts For High School Students

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Dysgraphia

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness in Schools

How Do You Turn Around an Out-of-Control Class?

15 Apps, Tools, and Gadgets for ADHD Brains: Reader Recommendations

Do Learning Centers and Seatwork Improve Reading Achievement?

Research is very supportive of cooperative learning groups, so you might have some luck combining that with project learning activities, but cooperative learning requires some real knowledge. You’d have to study up on that if you wanted to really be successful.
Writing is another activity that can fill such space. Perhaps doing a writing lesson prior to meeting with reading groups, and then having kids working on their compositions while you work with groups would be useful (again, as long as they stay on task).
Overall, my message would be to minimize this kind of independent work, seatwork, center time, or on-one’s-own computer assignments. It’s better for the kids to work with the teacher and to work with each other.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Educational Links 10/26/18

Eight Ways to Transform Special Education

5 critical guidelines for data privacy across school districts


How the Pressure of Having a Cute Classroom Can Get in the Way of Learning

How easy high schools are failing their students

Why Principals Need to Make Student Mental Health a Priority

Building a Supportive Classroom Community in Early Childhood

Preventing bullying in the early grades starts with fostering an environment that is safe for all students.

Educational Links 10/25/18

Mindset and Attitude Affect Our Interactions in Leadership

An Authentic Connection to Learning

Mental Health in the Classroom

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for ADHD

Dyslexia and Anxiety: What You Need to Know

English Learners and Learning Challenges 

You’ll want to read his entire article, if not the full study, but I think the sentence at the top of this blog post is the “money quote”: he finds that teachers’ impact on student behavior has a greater impact on “future success” than their impact on student test scores. Here’s how an article in Ed Week about the study defines what that means:
Future success includes graduating from high school on time, having a higher GPA at graduation, taking the SAT, and reporting intentions to enroll in a four-year college.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Journaling 10/25/18

The morns are meeker than they were - (32)

The morns are meeker than they were - 
The nuts are getting brown -
The berry’s cheek is plumper -
The rose is out of town. 
The maple wears a gayer scarf -
The field a scarlet gown -
Lest I sh'd be old-fashioned 
I’ll put a trinket on.

Wazzup in MzT's Class 10/22-10/26 2018

This week we are emphasizing outside reading with weekly summaries and check and a push towards the classics.

Grade 10 will start The Last of the Mohicans, and Grade 12 will start 'MacBeth.' The other grades are enjoying folklore, fairytales, and myths.

Reviewing Literary Genres

7, 9 Fables and Fairytales--Beauty and the Beast

12 What is Drama? Intro to Shakespeare

Prefixes and Roots 7 &8

10 James Fenimore Cooper Bio

Reviewing Literary Genres-with an eye for creative writing

Journaling 10/23/18

7, 9 Fables and Fairytales--Beauty and the Beast; Aesop

The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

9 Text p. 173

The History of Beauty & The Beast | Fairy Tales with Jen

The Storied, International Folk History of Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and the Beast Villenueve

Faerie Tale Theatre : Beauty and the Beast - Full Episode 

Grade 7 Aesop Fables

The Raven and the Swan 

 Kids Stories in English | The Raven and The Swan | Animated Bedtime Stories for Kids 

The Swallow and the birds 

 The Farmer And The Stork | Moral Stories For Kids | English Short Stories For Children 


The Tortoise and the Hare (Disney 1934)

12 What is Drama? Intro to Shakespeare

Shakespeare is everywhere | Christopher Gaze | TEDxVancouver

Elements of Drama by Mrs. Alicea

What is Drama? - Terms, Time Periods and Styles

10 What is a Novel?

Novels: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Prefixes and Roots 7 &8

Prefixes, Suffixes, and Word Roots - Video 

10 James Fenimore Cooper Bio

That Random Historical Figure: James Fenimore Cooper

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Educational Links 10/24/18

How to become a restorative school

New Dyslexia Charter School in South Carolina Is One of a Handful in the Country

Free Checklist: Common Executive Function Challenges — and Solutions

What do we actually know about the risks of screen time and digital media?

Five elements of a good preschool

The Role of Community in Creating and Healing Trauma in Kids

Borrowing Ideas from Montessori

Three Montessori-inspired strategies high school teachers can use to foster students’ independence and engagement in learning.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Educational Links 10/23/18

10 Tips to Maintain Positive Student Behavior

How Can We Improve Special Education Without Asking Uncomfortable Questions?

How Teachers Can Help Every Student Shine

A Better Way to Integrate Edtech

Teaching Strategies to Boost Student Happiness

Three Ways Technology Can Help Teachers Differentiate Student Learning

Want to Offer Internships At Your School? A Tool To Make It Easier

Work-based opportunities are becoming more popular in many high schools as educators and parents look for ways to connect academic learning to real-world work. States like Vermont and New Hampshire already have work-based learning pathways at the state level, and voters in cities like Oakland have approved money to expand “linked learning.” Internships are also emerging as a way to help low-income students develop professional networks like those more affluent students have access to through family connections and community.