Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy 2020!

Educational Links 1/1/20

9 Tips for Teaching Your Child About Personal Safety

Educators Define Learning


Are We Setting Unrealistic Behavioral Expectations?

How Parents Can Help Middle Schoolers Build Confidence and Character

15 Reflection Strategies To Help Students Retain What You Just Taught Them

Frustrated With The Distractions Phones Cause, Some Schools Ban Them

Ask almost any teacher about their daily frustrations in the classroom and it won’t be long until you hear about students and their phones. Not only do teachers worry that their students aren’t learning because they’re distracted, but many also complain that constantly policing phone use damages their relationships with students. The issue has gotten to a point where some schools are banning phones during the school day, forcing kids to lock them up in little pouches every morning and unlocking them when the day is over.

MzTeachuh's List of 25 Movies to Watch With Your Teen

MzTeachuh's List of 25 Movies to Watch With Your TeenHere are twenty-five of my favorite films. Although most of these are very famous, they might not be to a fourteen year old.  Consider sh...

Monday, December 30, 2019

Educational Links 12/31/19

The Answer for Schools Is Not More Technology. It’s Teachers and Human Connection.

12 Ways Teachers Can Build Resilience So They Can Make Systemic Change

The Ultimate List of Mindfulness Exercises

American students aren't getting smarter — and test-based 'reform' initiatives are to blame

How Revising Math Exams Turns Students Into Learners, Not Processors


The Surprisingly Low-Tech Way Schools Are Keeping Students Off Tech

Some studies suggest there’s a correlation between cell phone bans and better learning outcomes. One study of high schools in England found that those that introduced a mobile phone ban saw an improvement in student performance on a year-end test. Another report, involving college students, associated frequent cell phone use with anxiety and lower grades.

Common Sense and Classroom Management from Michael...

MzTeachuh: Common Sense and Classroom Management from Michael...: I really love the clarity and intelligence of Michael Linsin's books and suggestions. You can read  The Happy Teacher  on Kindle for ...

Teacher Resolution #3

MzTeachuh: Teacher Resolution #3: I solemnly resolve... #3. I resolve to not let the kids drive me completely nuts. Seventh grade teachers, I feel your pain...

Teacher Resolution #2

MzTeachuh: Teacher Resolution #2: I solemnly resolve... #2. I will keep up with  all  the paperwork,  all  the time. Quite a goal. But how realistic is it? How abo...

Teacher Resolution #1

MzTeachuh: Teacher Resolution #1: I solemnly resolve... #1. I will be a better teacher. Great sentiment, a little too general. How about: I will pay more ...

Kids Need the Arts

Arts integration is an approach to teaching and learning through which content standards are taught and assessed equitably in and through the arts.

What is Arts Integration? A Comprehensive Overview for Schools

This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Your Brain On Art—and How It Improves Learning

How the Arts Unlock the Door to Learning

Arts Integration in School: 10 Reasons Why It’s Important

Up with the Arts

5 Tips For Teaching With Art In Any Subject Area

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

Dyslexia Revealed

The MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia

Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Creating a Classroom for Questions

MzTeachuh: Creating a Classroom for Questions: Establishing a Culture of Questioning https://www.edutopia.org/article/establishing-culture-questioning The Right Question In...

Creating a Class for Digital Citizenship

MzTeachuh: Creating a Class for Digital Citizenship: What Is Cyberbullying https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is-it/index.html Teaching Students about Their Digital Foo...

Teaching Is Making Sure You Have Their Attention

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Making Sure You Have Their Attention: 1. Keeping Kids Focused A Few Tips From the Pros on Maximizing Class Attention   http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/teaching/techn...

Developing Lesson Plans

MzTeachuh: Developing Lesson Plans: 9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever https://www.edutopia.org/blog/9-ways-plan-transformat...

Educational Links 12/30/19

How To Support Students That Never Come To School



With Bug-in-Ear Coaching, Teachers Get Feedback on the Fly

When Bad Apples Ruin Teaching for the Rest of Us

How To Start Out (and Stay Organized) This  School Year

Technology surrounds our students and gives them a platform to share with a global audience. Technology is how our students learn, communicate, entertain themselves, collaborate, and seek advice. This is why students need their teachers as guides to inspire them to make a positive impact on the world with their use of technology. 

Cheesy Football Jokes And A Pep Talk From Bill Wal...

MzTeachuh: Cheesy Football Jokes And A Pep Talk From Bill Wal...: What do you put in the N zone to stop the other team from scoring? A Scorecrow.      Where do hungry football players play ? In ...

Essay Writing Tips: MLA style citing quotes

MzTeachuh: Essay Writing Tips: MLA style citing quotes: Short story quotes cited in an essay https://www.wikihow.com/Cite-Short-Stories-in-MLA What Is MLA Style? https://www.mla.org/MLA-S...

Man, this art is messing with my mind! Original Op...

MzTeachuh: Man, this art is messing with my mind! http://melanielinktaylor.mzteachuh.org/2017/02/man-this-art-is-messing-with-my-mind.html
Original Op...: Victor Vasely Vonal Stri 1975 Victor Vasarely The art seems to move--before animation. Though Victor doesn't seem li...

How Learning Happens

MzTeachuh: How Learning Happens: How Learning Happens  https://www.edutopia.org/how-learning-happens In this video series, we explore how educators can guide all studen...

Inquiry-Based Learning

MzTeachuh: Inquiry-Based Learning: How To Ease Students Into Independent Inquiry Projects https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/50620/how-to-ease-students-into-independent-inq...

Creating a Listening Environment

MzTeachuh: Creating a Listening Environment: Creating a Safe Classroom Environment https://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/creating-safe-classroom-environment-climate.shtml Digi...

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Educational Links 12/29/19

14 Easy Ways To Create The Whole Child Approach In Your Classroom

Five OUTRAGEOUSLY OUTDATED Things in Modern Education

50 Ways To Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

This Is The Future And Reading Is Different Than You Remember

Your Strategies For Supporting Anxious Kids At Home And At School

Why a Teacher Cannot have a Normal Life…

How classroom technology is holding students back

Educators love digital devices, but there’s little evidence they help children—especially those who most need help.

Teaching Is Reflective

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Reflective:   A Mid-Year Reflection for Teachers and Students http://www.edutopia.org/blog/mid-year-reflection-teachers-students-maurice-elias  ...

ePLNs for Teachers –Getting Connected

MzTeachuh: ePLNs for Teachers –Getting Connected: Teachers can find professional networking  online.  Educational sites afford convenience, privacy, and expertise in a variety o...

Helpful Hints for When Teacher Is Overwhelmed

MzTeachuh: Helpful Hints for When Teacher Is Overwhelmed: Time Saving Tips for Teachers    http://www.educationoasis.com/resources/Articles/time_saving_tips.htm   Replacing Classroom Chaos...

Teaching Is Learning Ed Tech

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Learning Ed Tech: How Technology Helps Teachers to Manage Their Classroom http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/insights/472-technology-helps-teachers...

The Snow Is Dancing

MzTeachuh: The Snow Is Dancing: Snow near Honfleur Monet Hope not too much. Claude Debussy - The Snow is Dancing  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dob...

Teaching Is...Classroom Management

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is...Classroom Management:   Top Five Classroom Management Strategies – They Really Work http://www.brighthubeducation.com/classroom-management/3318-top-5-strat...

But I have promises to keep, And miles to go befor...

MzTeachuh: But I have promises to keep, And miles to go befor...: Stopping by the Woods, Janet Johnson http://www.janetjohnsonart.co.uk/pictures/stopping-by-woods-on-a-snowy-evening/ Stopping...

Reflecting on Reflection

MzTeachuh: Reflecting on Reflection: A Mid-Year Reflection for Teachers and Students http://www.edutopia.org/blog/mid-year-reflection-teachers-students-maurice-elias   The...

Educational Links 12/28/19

6 Benefits of Afterschool Programs


“Why Didn’t Anyone Help Me?” The Truth Behind Abused Teachers Who Took Matters Into Their Own Hands

63 Awesome Websites for Teaching and Learning Math


Tips From Principals for Better Teacher Evaluations

Understood Editors’ Picks: Top 10 News Stories in 2019

Preparing Social Studies Students to Think Critically in the Modern World

Vetting primary resources isn’t easy—but doing it well is crucial for fostering engagement and deeper learning in a rapidly changing world.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Next Semester: A Soundtrack for Our Classroom

MzTeachuh: Next Semester: A Soundtrack for Our Classroom: You are working to the easy listening music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Using Music in the Elementary Classroom (Warning: It May Get Lo...

Next Semester: ...we'll have plants in the classroom

MzTeachuh: Next Semester: ...we'll have plants in the classro...: Just a little bit more planning and maintenance and your class has fresh oxygen, color, STEM motivation, and a little bit of elegance. Pla...

Next Semester...we'll celebrate diversity

MzTeachuh: 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 ch...

Next Semester...Classroom Art Gallery

MzTeachuh: Next Semester...Classroom Art Gallery: Don't get too carried away--but just so you know, I have a power stapler, too. Prepping for an art show. Prepping for School Art Sho...

Next Semester...we'll have a healthier classroom

MzTeachuh: Next Semester...we'll have a healthier classroom: This schoolyear teachers, students, and families are faced with serious communicable health risks to every generation. The first prec...

Next Semester...STEM to STEAM

MzTeachuh: Next Semester...STEM to STEAM: Could The Arts Put The Steam I...

Next Semester...I'll Do Better With Google Classroom

MzTeachuh: Next Semester...I'll Do Better With Google Classro...: Not all of us are IT-type folks, so we may need to practice new skills. But we can learn! Google Classroom: First Look http://www.lyn...

Educational Links 12/27/19

Structuring a school around the arts can help students excel academically and develop social and emotional skills.

A teacher assesses the past decade in K-12 education — and makes 9 predictions for the 2020s

We Need to Help 'Students Recognize the Brilliance They Already Have'

The Answer for Schools Is Not More Technology. It’s Teachers and Human Connection.

What Do Teachers Actually Do During Holiday Break?


Should Schools Teach the Scientific Method? New Book Says Maybe Not

It turns out there's a lot to be interested in—or concerned about—regarding how we teach the process of science to students.