Saturday, March 2, 2019

Educational Links 3/3/19


How To Build Instant Rapport With Individual Students

The Value of Connecting Students: 5 Ways to Help Get You Started


Signs of Slow Processing Speed at Different Ages


There's a gap in education that only industry can fill, report says


How the Documentary “2E: Twice Exceptional” Made Me a More Hopeful Parent


How an Alternative School Helped One Student Find His Way From Suspension to Graduation



Interactive Notebooks: No Special Hardware Required


Before I started using interactive notebooks, I got by, but barely. I'd make multiple copies of every handout for students who were constantly losing theirs. Students would take notes sometimes, and sometimes they wouldn't. All of my grades focused on the finished products, never on the process. I had few or no opportunities to explore the texts that we were studying in class using visual, logical, intrapersonal, or interpersonal learning styles. If I wanted students to write, I had to collect every page that they wrote, and I inevitably had a stack of unread notebook pages on my desk at the end of every day. Classes were discussion all day, every day, with me as the main source of energy for that discussion.

Women's History-Is There Much?

Malala 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/03/womens-history-month-malala.html?spref=bl 

 

Boudicca

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/03/womens-history-month-boudicca.html

 

Farrah Fawcett 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/03/womens-history-month-farrah-fawcett.html 

Abigail Adams 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/03/womens-history-month-abigail-adams.html 

 

Rosie the Riveter 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/03/womens-history-month-rosie-riveter.html 

The Bronte Sisters 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/03/womens-history-month-bronte-sisters.html 

Marian Anderson 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/03/womens-history-month-marian-anderson.html 

India's Mother भारत मा 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/03/womens-history-month-indias-mother.html 

'I Paint Flowers So They Won't Die.' So said Frida

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/03/womens-history-month-i-paint-flowers-so.html 

Music for Women's History: You Don't Own Me 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/03/music-for-womens-history-you-dont-own-me.html 

Women's History Month: Women Scientists--Here are Some Great Posters 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/03/womens-history-month-women-scientists.html 

 

 Condoleeza Rice 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/03/womens-history-month-condoleeza-ric

http://www.amightygirl.com/

 This is an excellent website for all things mighty girl.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Educational Links 3/2/19


Giving Students Stepping Stones For Participation To Lift Up Their Voices



Moms Can Reduce Autism Odds — Even For Kids At High Risk, Study Shows


No Fine Motor Skills? What’s the Big Deal?


QUICK WAYS TO BUILD A POSITIVE CLASSROOM COMMUNITY


Use Digital Notebooks to Facilitate Book Clubs and Literature Circles at the Secondary Level



5 WAYS TO TEACH WITH ART


Access does not equal equity


The school’s leaders made diversity a priority before it even opened five years ago, Bauer says, when they chose not to use grades or test scores as admissions criteria. They also embraced a nontraditional educational model. Like a growing number of schools around the country, Maker Academy uses a mastery-based learning model, in which static letter grades on one-off tests and assignments are jettisoned in favor of detailed feedback that students use to revise their work as they progress toward mastery of clearly defined skills. 

Teachable Moment: The Irish Diaspora

The Irish Diaspora: It’s Not Easy Being Green

 http://blogs.haverford.edu/celticfringe/2014/03/04/the-irish-diaspora-what-does-it-mean-to-be-irish/

The Irish have been leaving the Old Sod for centuries for many reasons. First, as explorers and proclaimers of the Good News of the Gospel, some say all the way to the Caribbean. 

Hiberno-Scottish mission

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiberno-Scottish_mission 

Then, forced immigration. I would say that the mandated expulsions of the Irish from their homeland is a marvelous example of the law of unintended consequences, though not so marvelous from the British perspective. 

Flight of the Wild Geese

The leadership (the Wild Geese) were 'invited' to leave by the British, then fulfilled important roles in the empires and governments of Europe. Later, Cromwell especially liked to be rid of Irish Catholics, even sending Irish enslaved to the Caribbean.  The Scots, especially Highlanders, were exported to Northern Ireland then to the American Colonies after the Bonnie Prince Charlie fiasco, along with the northern Irish that were troublesome to the British (for frequently having uprising for independence.) About thirty years later, the American Revolution began. 

Sending Convicts To Virginia 

 Convicts in Australia 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convicts_in_Australia

 The Irish were loaded into 'convict' ships to Australia--Australia, now a mighty example of democracy. The potato famine was celebrated by British capitalists as a brilliant opportunity to be rid of the Irish, either by starvation, disease or evacuation to Canada or the 
Grosse Isle Memorial, list of the lost.
  USA on 'coffin' ships. There is a memorial in Canada at Grosse Isle, where my Sullivan ancestors arrived in 1842--one Sullivan survived, Elizabeth, my great great grandmother.

The vibrant contribution of Irish Canadians and Irish Americans is self evident, and not to underestimate the contributions of the same to the persistent, dogged, relentless cause of Irish independence. Unintended consequences (to the British.) But Irish independence is a whole other story.

Irish Canadian

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Canadian 

Irish American

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_American 


The City of Chicago - Christy Moore

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK0J5MfK4ow&feature=kp

 To the City of Chicago,
As the evening shadows fall,
There are people dreaming,
Of the hills of Donegal.

Eighteen forty seven,
Was the year it all began,
Deadly Pains of hunger,
Drove a million from the land,
They journeyed not for glory,
Their motive wasn't greed,
Just a voyage of survival,
Across the stormy sea.

To the City of Chicago,
As the evening shadows fall,
There are people dreaming,
Of the hills of Donegal.

Some of them knew fortune,
And some them knew fame,
More of them knew hardship,
And died upon the plain,
They spread throughout the nation,
Rode the railroad cars,
Brought their songs and music,
To ease their lonely hearts.

To the City of Chicago,
As the evening shadows fall,
There are people dreaming,
Of the hills of Donegal. 

Here are a couple of interesting links about the Irish:

The Irish Diaspora Center

The Wild Geese
.http://thenewwildgeese.com/

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Educational Links 3/1/10


An Efficient Classroom: 6 Factors Of Academic Achievement



25 #TeacherTruths That’ll Have You Saying Amen!


When Kids Ask Really Tough Questions: A Quick Guide


Could Your Child Have a Working Memory Deficit?


DeVos Announces Support For Proposed School Choice Tax Credit


Types of Emotional Help Available for Your Child


It might not surprise you that children with learning and attention issues may also struggle emotionally. Research shows that these kids are four to six times more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder than other kids their age.

Two Irish Mums Who Won the Nobel Peace Prize

The Peace People Rally, Ireland, Betty Williams and  Maireed Corrigan 

'The Troubles' in Ireland are well know, conflict between two demographics (Catholic and Protestant) that share the same religous root: Christianity. Its been going on since Cromwell. But a lesser known fact is that two Irish mums won the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for beginning a Peace Movement in Northern Ireland to combat the carnage.

To quote the Nobel Committee in 1976: We admire Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan for tackling so fearlessly the perilous task of leading the way into no-man's land, in the cause of peace and reconciliation.



Mairead (Corrigan) Maguire

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mairead_Maguire

'Gandhi taught that nonviolence does not mean passivity. No. It is the most daring, creative, and courageous way of living, and it is the only hope for our world. Nonviolence is an active way of life which always rejects violence and killing, and instead applies the force of love and truth as a means to transform conflict and the root causes of conflict. Nonviolence demands creativity. It pursues dialogue, seeks reconciliation, listens to the truth in our opponents, rejects militarism, and allows God's spirit to transform us socially and politically. '

 Maireed Corrigan Maquire 

Betty Williams 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Williams_%28Nobel_laureate%29 


"That first week will always be remembered of course for something else besides the birth of the Peace People. For those most closely involved, the most powerful memory of that week was the death of a young republican and the deaths of three children struck by the dead man's car. A deep sense of frustration at the mindless stupidity of the continuing violence was already evident before the tragic events of that sunny afternoon of August 10, 1976. But the deaths of those four young people in one terrible moment of violence caused that frustration to explode, and create the possibility of a real peace movement...As far as we are concerned, every single death in the last eight years, and every death in every war that was ever fought represents life needlessly wasted, a mother's labour spurned."

Betty Williams

Educational Links 2/28/19

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix


21st Century Professional Development for Teachers

http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/trends/3450-21st-century-professional-development-for-teachers?fbclid=IwAR3Rk8m7S7jWWVwv75XX0soony-Z3j_GrtCIszgxFs5edlPXayaB-cSxJFc

Teaching Students to Love Their Individuality


It’s Time to Make Sure Our Kids Are No Longer Bound, Shackled, or Locked Away When They’re at School


Low-Income Students and a Special Education Mismatch

MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT THAT WON’T DRIVE YOU MAD

6 Strategies for Finding Your Calm


Stress is contagious. Students who have experienced high levels of adversity in their lives can dramatically affect all those who work with them. In order to help them learn, teachers need to care for ourselves so that we can access the areas of our brain we need to problem-solve and regulate our emotions.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

This poem is about the opposite of PTSD.

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud 
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Teachable Moment: How the Irish Saved Western Civilization

Finnian of Clonard imparting his blessing to the "Twelve Apostles of Ireland"

 1. Who Saved Civilization? The Irish, That's Who!
http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/03/09/bsp/irish.html 

2. Hearts And Minds Aflame For Christ: Irish Monks—A Model For Making All Things New in the 21st Century
http://www.cslewis.org/journal/hearts-and-minds-aflame-for-christ-irish-monks%E2%80%94a-model-for-making-all-things-new-in-the-21st-century/ 
THE REAPPEARANCE OF THE TEXTS OF THE
CLASSICS http://www.tertullian.org/articles/clark_reappearance.htm
3. It Takes a Monk to Save a Civilization
http://chalcedon.edu/research/articles/it-takes-a-monk-to-save-a-civilization/ 

4. Europe and the Irish Monks
http://www.saint-brendan.org/news.asp?p=europe-and-the-irish-monks-by-enzo-farinella 


5.  St. Columbanus, Missionary to Europe

http://www.netplaces.com/irish-history/arrival-of-christianity-in-ireland/st-columbanus-missionary-to-europe.htm

St. Brendan, from German manuscript

6. St. Brendan: Did An Irish Monk Come To America Before Columbus?

http://www.gadling.com/2012/05/16/st-brendan-did-an-irish-monk-come-to-america-before-columbus/

6a. Did the Irish Discover America?

 http://www.history.com/topics/exploration/exploration-of-north-america/videos/did-the-irish-discover-america

7. Irish Monastic Schools

http://www.libraryireland.com/SocialHistoryAncientIreland/II-VII-2.php 

Plus, who else but a remarkable group of people could keep a wonderful sense of humor while painstakingly copying scripts for years and years? Meet Pangur Bán, the Irish cat.

Two Translations of a Poem from the Old Irish



 http://homepages.wmich.edu/~cooneys/poems/pangur.ban.html

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Educational Links 2/27/19



10 Ways To Give Students More Control Of Their Education


Let's Draw


Reading Fluency Assessment for Elementary Students


Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood

22 Diverse Book Choices for All Grade Levels

Why Educators Need to Make Literacy Accessible, Individualized, and Inclusive


Responding to Students’ Personal Narratives


Education researchers Michael Nakkula and Eric Toshalis say the “primary task of adolescence” is identity development, and personal storytelling plays an important role in this development. The way we shape the story of our experiences—the narrative arc of our lives—influences our perceptions of ourselves and the world.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Educational Links 2/26/19

Using Art in Assessments


Talking Race With Young Children


Kids With Autism Twice As Likely To Be Abused


Job stress higher for teachers than other professions


3 Modes Of Thinking: Lateral, Divergent & Convergent Thought


“I Have a Student Who Is Too Stressed to Learn”


Taking personalized learning to scale


Before designing learning experiences that are personal to individual students, it is critical for classroom teachers and school leaders to identify student engagement, student interest, student choice, student voice, cross-curricular connections, and differentiated resources.

A Dickens of a Time-Riverside Dickens Festival


Cousin Eddie
The game is afoot!
The Riverside Dickens Festival is just down the road about 50 miles from me, about the same for my high school friend, Janet. So we met up for a very fun day. Especially since we are both English majors and teachers!
Irene Adler



Victoria and Albert
We got to be in the parade!
Parade at Dickens Festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et_DjlP074M
Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig


Edgar Allen Poe and AnnaMelle Lee
Jane Austen


Oscar Wilde
Mark Twain













Sherlock and the new Watson
Melanie and Janet
BFFs in any century



Sunday, February 24, 2019

Educational Links 2/25/19


How the Future of Work Will Influence the Future of Learning


The Difference Between Tantrums and Sensory Meltdowns


It’s time to banish the three-part lesson for good



Response: 'Holla If You See Us': Black Girls in Spaces We Call Schools


'Teachers must be whistleblowers about workplace bullying'



Two studies point to the power of teacher-student relationships to boost learning


Understanding a Teacher’s Long-Term Impact


As every teacher knows, they teach not just content but a range of skills students will need to be successful as adults. A recent study shows just how important fostering those skills is: Teachers who help students improve noncognitive skills such as self-regulation raise their grades and likelihood of graduating from high school more than teachers who help them improve their standardized test scores do.