Saturday, January 5, 2019

Educational Links 1/6/19


Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom


Secretary DeVos: What Have You Done for Me Lately?



William Shakespeare: 400 Years Later & Teachers Still Love Him


Freed From Copyright, These Classic Works Are Yours To Adapt


Glorified Babysitting? 4 Common Teaching Misconceptions



Response: The Best Lessons 'Linger in Memories for Years to Come'


Download: Sample Picture Schedules and Visual Planners


Researchers can predict when a student’s mind is wandering. What should we do about it?


For some education experts, “personalized” learning isn’t only about figuring out how to customize the content of a lesson for each student, but also about how a student is taught. Many students are zoning out even when the instructional content is more or less right. They’re just not in the mood to focus and study.

Clair de Lune


 

Moonlight on the Winter Solstice.

Claude Debussy "Clair de lune" by Angela Hewitt 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ip64cG7gK4 

 

Friday, January 4, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Educational Links 1/4/19


Core set of autism traits shows up in diverse cultures


Why Millions Of Kids Can't Read, And What Better Teaching Can Do About It


Teachers Go Public With Their Resignation Letters


School Retention Linked to Violent Crimes in Adulthood in New Study



A COLLECTION OF THE BEST EDUCATION PREDICTIONS FOR 2019


Thousands of Copyrighted Works Will Now Be Freely Available to Teachersliteracy, literacy, autism



Why Millions Of Kids Can't Read, And What Better Teaching Can Do About It


One big takeaway from all that research is that reading is not natural; we are not wired to read from birth. People become skilled readers by learning that written text is a code for speech sounds. The primary task for a beginning reader is to crack the code. Even skilled readers rely on decoding.


The Sky Is Cheap Entertainment: Cool Winter Night Sights This Week

NIGHT SKY: Where and when to catch the Quadrantid meteor shower


Dark skies for 2019’s Quadrantid meteors


EarthSky’s 2019 meteor shower guide



January guide to the bright planets


New moon is January 5-6



Teaching Is Having With-It-Ness





1. Teacher Withitness


http://rossieronline.usc.edu/teacher-withitness/ 

Teacher Withitness - Inside USC Rossier, the blog of USC Rossier School of Education's online teaching degree


2. Withitness...what does it mean?


http://www.withitness.com/ 


3. Withitness in the Classroom 


http://www.education.com/reference/article/using-xray-vision-substitute-teacher/ 


4.  “Withitness”: Being Aware of What’s Going on in the Classroom


http://www.aaeteachers.org/index.php/blog/764-withitness-being-aware-of-whats-going-on-in-the-classroom 


5. The Kounin Model of Discipline


http://www.teachermatters.com/classroom-discipline/models-of-discipline/the-kounin-model.html 


6. Teacher Engagement and "Withitness" in the 21st Century Classroom 


http://cfrehlichteach.blogspot.com/2012/01/teacher-engagement-and-withitness-in.html 


Great video--relieve some stress!


7. With-it-ness 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7iRglS9Vik 

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Educational Links 1/3/19

Ten Education Stories We'll Be Reading in 2019

Did You Watch Our 10 Best Videos of 2018?


Response: The Best Lessons 'Linger in Memories for Years to Come'




Want To Become A Better Teacher? Try Slowing Down


Have Students Make Lists Before Starting Web Search


If We’re Teaching Social-Emotional Skills, We Need to Assess Them




Researchers tied three behaviors to higher scores on tests of mental ability in children: at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, nine to 11 hours of sleep a night, and no more than two hours a day of recreational screen time.






Teaching Is Understanding Child Development



Child Development Tracker

Use the Child Development Tracker to get insights on the stages of growth.
http://www.pbs.org/parents/child-development


Child Development

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/index.html


 T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.


http://www.brazelton-institute.com/berrybio.html 


Middle Childhood Development


http://www.childdevelopmentmedia.com/middle-childhood-development.html

 Developmental Issues With Pre-Adolescents

http://www.livestrong.com/article/125347-developmental-issues-preadolescents/ 


Adolescent Stages of Development


http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/child-development/teens_stages.shtml 


  Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development


http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/education/DLiT/2000/Piaget/stages.htm 


I like Piaget and his beret.

Teaching Is Seeing The Happy 'I Got It' Face


1. Helping Struggling Readers


http://www.readingrockets.org/helping/ 


2. 5 Fun Ways to Help Your Kids Learn Math Online


http://mashable.com/2010/06/29/kids-learn-math-online/ 


3. Teaching Reading to Teens with Learning Disabilities


http://www.ncld.org/students-disabilities/ld-education-teachers/teaching-reading-teens-with-learning-disabilities 



4. Top 10 Skills for High-School Students


http://school.familyeducation.com/skill-builder/college-prep/37653.html 


5. Helping Newcomer Students Succeed in Secondary Schools and Beyond


http://www.cal.org/resources/pubs/helping-newcomer-students-succeed-in-secondary-schools-and-beyond.html 


6. Helping your child

Many parents want to help their child or children with their English but are not sure what they can do to help. In this section you'll find lots of expert advice about helping your child learn English.  http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/parents/helping-your-child

7. Helping kids learn to succeed


http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2012/02/helping_kids_learn_to_succeed.html 


You did it!

8. Parental Involvement in School


http://urbanext.illinois.edu/succeed/ 


 

Next Semester...we'll celebrate diversity


Music! Dancing! And dont forget the great Mexican food!

If you teach in a school that is ethnically isolated, by geography or by choice, I suggest finding commonality in sports, for example. Especially in baseball, you can find just about all ethnicities coming together to celebrate a fun time through sports. If you have a favorite team in the MLB, NFL, or NBA--you are celebrating diversity. The same is true of most entertainment and lists of famous inventors, performers of heroics, and remarkable accomplishments.  You can also spotlight through calendar events (St. Patrick's Day, or MLK Day, for example.) Discretion is important if your community is sensitive to discussions of diversity. But it is clear that not only tolerance is mandatory but appreciation of diversity, also. We are America, afterall.

Here are links from Edutopia, TeachThought and Edudemic to get you started on your appreciation of diversity.

Diversity 

http://www.edutopia.org/blogs/tag/diversity 

http://www.edutopia.org/search-results?search=diversity 

Vibrant art! Parades! Learn to use chipsticks!

Culturally Responsive Teaching Starts With Students

http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/culturally-respo--nsive-teaching-starts-with-students/ 

15 Resources: Prepare for Cultural Diversity in Class

http://www.edudemic.com/cultural-diversity-in-the-classroom/ 

Ballpark saurkraut hotdog!

Here are links for the major self-reported ethnicities in the USA according to census reports. I'm just following the order of the self-reporting. Sounds like fun--music, dance, food, art. Serious thoughts and inspiration. Check out American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States http://www.americanrhetoric.com/  for speeches.

German-American Corner: History and Heritage

http://www.germanheritage.com/ 

Speeches of JFK .

Irish Contributions to the American Culture

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/irish8.html 

Cesar Chaves Si Se Puede

National Hispanic Heritage Month and Cinco de Mayo Lesson Plans

http://lessonplanspage.com/hispanicheritagemonth-htm/ 

The Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock.

 

English Americans

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_American 

 

Little Italy, New York City

 

Italian Americans 

http://www.everyculture.com/multi/Ha-La/Italian-Americans.html 

The Italian Americans PBS

http://video.pbs.org/program/italian-americans/ 

Steven Spielberg--and don't forget Jurassic World!

 

The Jewish Americans PBS

http://www.pbs.org/jewishamericans/ 

 

 

Native American Resources

500 is one of my favorite resources, I have taught the info on the Aztecs to my Mexican-American students. They are also fascinated with the Mayans.
Sequoyah--created Cherokee written language

500 NATIONS a video series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZztTMhRzqlQ&list=PLCD21D8E645A7BCE0 

We Shall Remain--PBS

http://ec2-184-73-194-121.compute-1.amazonaws.com/wgbh/amex/weshallremain/

Celebrate African-American History

 http://teacher.scholastic.com/africanamericanheritage/

 Please don't neglect the arts when enjoying these lessons. And the food, if possible. Mmm, soul food.
MLK--we never needed your influence more than now!




Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Teaching Is Reflective


A Mid-Year Reflection for Teachers and Students 

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/mid-year-reflection-teachers-students-maurice-elias 

The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look  

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/reflective-teacher-taking-long-look-nicholas-provenzano  

Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/reflecting-on-reflection-habit-of-mind-terry-heick  

Reflective Teaching: A 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/reflective-teaching-30-day-blogging-challenge-teachers/    

Are You A Reflective Teacher?



Are You A Reflective Teacher?
http://www.www.teachthought.com/teaching/reflectiveteacher/  
10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher


10 Ways To Be A More Relective Teacher



10 Ways To Be A More Reflective Teacher
  http://w.teachthought.com/teaching/reflective-teacher-reflective-teaching/ 

7 Great Resources for Reflective Teachers

http://www.edudemic.com/reflective-tips/  

Reflection: What Makes Learning Stick

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/05/reflection-what-makes-learning-stick/ 


Educational Links 1/2/19


CAN ROBOTICS TEACH PROBLEM SOLVING TO STUDENTS?


3 ways to help students access their knowledge



8 Important Digital Literacy Practices for Students


What the 2018 Congressional Elections Mean for Students with Disabilities



3 Group Work Strategies That Help Hold All Students Accountable


What’s Your Teacher Reputation?


Failing by design: How we make teaching too hard for mere mortals


If you caught your pediatrician Googling "upset stomach remedies" before deciding how to treat your child and home-brewing medications over an office sink, you might start looking for a new pediatrician. So how would you feel if you learned that Google and Pinterest are where your child's teacher goes to look for instructional materials?

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy 2019!


Educational Links 1/1/19


10 Innovative Formative Assessment Examples for Teachers to Know

Transportation, enrollment issues create barriers to school choice, study says


MY ELL STUDENTS USE VISUALIZATION, AND SO DO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STARS


Why Multitasking Doesn't Work



THE 90 HOTTEST EDTECH TOOLS ACCORDING TO EDUCATION EXPERTS 


At a Glance: Career Paths for Teens Who Don’t Want to Sit at a Desk



Looking for a way to lower suspensions and reduce bullying?


Suspension has been a commonly used disciplinary method in schools for decades. Unfortunately, it also has no positive impact on students. What’s worse, these same children often develop a dislike for law enforcement that lasts into adulthood. This is a dangerous cycle that we have to stop to help students stay in school, develop positive relationships with adults in positions of authority, and achieve greater success.