Saturday, May 11, 2019

Educational Links 5/12/19

“It’s a Spectrum” Doesn’t Mean What You Think

What Students Really Think of Their Teachers When It Comes to Edtech and Learning

Blended Learning Built on Teacher Expertise

Free Online Assistive Technology Tools to Help With Reading, Writing and Math

Finding a Way to Stay: Making a Path for Sustainable Teaching

Trouble Expressing Ideas in Writing: What You Need to Know

'Editing kills primary pupils' love of writing'

We try to build up pupils' enthusiasm for writing in primary – and then destroy it by demanding multiple rewrites, says Jo Brighouse.

Who You Callin' A Mama's Boy?

Love Between a Mother and Son, artist unknown
Hey guys, Mother's Day is May 12.

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. - Abraham Lincoln

 "Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process."
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."
-- Mark Twain 

"A boy's best friend is his mother."
-- Joseph Stefano 

When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, "Dear woman, here is your son." John 19:26  

"Men are what their mothers made them."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso."
-- Pablo Picasso

Who Cooked Your Favorite Dinner?

1843 Charles Dickens Christmas Carol-- Cratchit Christmas Dinner Illustration 

By Edwin Abbey

Usually Mom. Maybe Yorkshire Pudding.
Mother's Day is May 12.

Who Gave You Siblings?

Johann Gottlieb Hantzsch
Moms do.
Mother's Day-May 12.

Who Thought You Were Cute Even When You Were Annoying?

Jackie and John John
Mom thought you were adorable all the time.
Mother's Day May 12.

Running Errands with Mommy

African Mother And Child John Warburton Lee
...that lady is always busy.
Mother's Day May 12.

Mama, Let's Take A Walk

'The Stroll,  Madame Monet and son' Monet
Did you go on nature walks?

Mother's Day, Sunday May 12.

You'll Always Just Be Mum To Me

Kate Middleton and George

Spice Girls - Mama 

Happy Mother's Day, May 12!

Détente avec ma maman.(Relaxing with my mama.)

'Madame Monet with her son, Jean Renoir
The chicks, too.

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12.

Who Thought You Were the Cutest Little Thing in the Whole World?

'Mother and Child,' Uemura Shoen
Your Mama. あなたのママ
May  12. Mother's Day.

Who Was Your First Playmate?

Child with Toys, Renoir
Your Mom. And she had fun, too.
Mother's Day, May 12.

Who Took You By The Hand?

Folk Art  Jed Alexander

Usually your mom.

Mother's Day May 12.

Who Wiped Your Nose?

Mom wiped everything.
Mother's Day May 12.

Who Dressed You Up So Fancy Schmancy?

Madame Charpentier and Her Daughters, Renoir
Your mom. And maybe your grandma.

Mother's Day May 12.

Thought I'd add some funky music to collaborate with these rich people having this portrait done by Renoir.
Our lovely Stevie Wonder and sentiments. Love this song.

Isn't She Lovely?

Twelve year old Stevie Wonder's mom dressed him up fancy schmancy for the Apollo Theatre.

Who Loves You Through Thick and Thin?

Dorothea Lange, Dust Bowl Photos

Your mom does.
Mother's Day, May 12.

Mommy Chose Me From All The Babies In The Whole World

Sandra Bullock and baby Louis
Love is love.
May 12. Mother's Day.

You Look Just Like Your Grandmother

Better stock up on Mother's Day Cards, it's May 12.

Who Baked You All Those Birthday Cakes?

I betcha it was Mama.
Mother's Day May 12.

Chillaxin' with my Mommy

Mother and Child   Leighton, Lord Frederick

What Saturdays are for.
 Mother's Day, May 12.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Educational Links 5/11/19

The difficult discussions about gun violence that we can’t afford not to have

California Overhauls Sex Education Guidance for Teachers

School-based legal clinic addresses the needs of Los Angeles immigrant families

How we created a comprehensive drone curriculum

Here Is A Handy Tool To Provide Students with Different Types of Feedback

Worldbuilding and Role-Playing in the Classroom

Growing Up in Poverty Affects the Brain Differently Than We Thought

Vulnerable children living in poverty need access to education to overcome their economic circumstances and improve their health. To end poverty, we must ensure the next generation can learn.

My Mom Saved My Life

Delivery Date: any day, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Mother's Day May 12.

Pieta: Mother's Heart Cuore di mamma

Pieta, Michelangelo
          Pieta: pity, жаль,שאָד, hurumapitye,شفقة ,samúð, penatrua 
              遗憾,κρίμα, jammer, llàstima, đáiong tiếc

No human connect is as profound as mother to child. This is universal truth.  
              Mother's Day, May 12, Sunday. Let's give Mom joy.

Who Helped You Take Your First Steps?

'Farmstead" Van Gogh
Mom, and, alright, Dad, too. Sweet painting by Vincent.

Mother's Day May 12.

Who Taught You Who You Are?

Mother and Child, Andy Warhol
Your (fill in ethnicity) Mother.

You might choose:  Irish, Italian, Mexican, English, Russian, Philipino, German, Scottish, Chinese, Dine, Arab, Dutch, Puerto Rican, French, Welsh, Jewish, Chilean, Danish, Japanese, Basque, Canadian, Romanian, Indian, Mayan, Angolan, Brazilian, Navaho, Turkish, Costa Rican, Portuguese, Nicaraguan, Guinea Bissaun, Lithuanian, Nigerian, Egyptian, El Salvadoran, Omani, Norwegian, or all of the above (for us Heinz Fiftyseven.)

Mother's Day, May 12.

Oh, That Silly Mommy

Angelina Jolie – and Maddox by Annie Leibovitz,
She makes me laugh all the time.
Mother's Day May 12.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Educational Links 5/10/19

California moves to get more K-12 students into computer science classes

A Growth Mindset May Counteract Effects of Poverty on Achievement, Study Says

, growth mindset

Project-based learning boosts student engagement, understanding


Teaching With a Chronic Illness


How to Nourish and Nurture a Gifted Child with ADHD

Academically gifted children with ADHD are called “twice-exceptional” or “2e.” They are also incredibly misunderstood and underserved. Here’s what you need to know to secure the resources, accommodations, and understanding that she needs.

Teaching Is Soothing the Soul

1. Resources and Lesson Plans for Social and Emotional Learning

2. Can Fostering Positive Emotions Help Stop Suicide?

3. What Is Social and Emotional Learning? 

4. Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning 

5. David Greene: Building a Culture of Respect

6.  The Hidden Challenges of Teaching Homeless Students 

7. Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School 

8. True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Educational Links 5/9/19

3 Helpful Ways Teachers Can Work With a Class Clown

The Difference Between IEPs and 504 Plans

Best Children’s Books About Mental Health

Thanks to These Teachers for Starting an Important Conversation About Mental Health

Clean, Healthy Classroom Management Techniques

9 Simple Solutions for Common Teaching Problems

What Is ADHD? Your Guide to Symptoms, Tests & Treatments

ADHD is a complex neurological disorder that impacts the executive functions needed to assess, plan, and execute life. This is true whether you’re diagnosed with inattentive, hyperactive, or combined type attention deficit disorder. However, day-to-day symptoms may differ significantly for different people. Here, we review ADHD’s disparate symptoms, causes, types, and treatment options.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Educational Link 5/8/19

Breaking the Behavior Code

Collaborating with Maslow


CHEAT SHEET: Is it Inclusion?

A Parent’s Guide to Dealing With Fortnite

10 Ways Traditional Classrooms Punish Mistakes In Learning

Are You Just Doing Projects Or Actually Learning Through Project-Based Learning?

4 fun ways principals can boost teacher self-care

Why It's So Important That Teachers Cultivate Their Own Resilience

Let this sink in: We can pinpoint the exact moment when resilience can be cultivated. You can actually do something about how you experience every day; you don’t have to be a victim of the turmoil and unpredictability of the world. Change is a given in life; how you respond is within your control.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Educational Links 5/7/19

Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning

A Public School Makes the Case for ‘Montessori for All’


Gaming as a Tool for Narrative Writing

What Student Voice Is — And Isn’t

Marijuana and Psychosis

Allowing students to retake tests mitigates fear of failure

  • Giving students an opportunity to retake tests provides an opportunity for them to learn from their failures, but Edutopia reports most teachers responding to a Facebook and Twitter poll noted it's best done when limits are put in place, with many having found students would occasionally fail a test to find out what was on it, retaking it once they had the correct answers.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Educational Links 5/6/19

“Leading” often means going first.

“It’s a Spectrum” Doesn’t Mean What You Think

Instead of Standardized Testing, Consider Portfolio Assessment

12 Teacher Strategies to Inspire Listening, Learning and Self-Control

Teachers with guns only makes sense to lawmakers who have lost their minds | Opinion

Signs a Child Might Have Auditory Processing Disorder

Critical thinking is a 21st-century essential — here’s how to help kids learn it

If we want our children to have flexible minds that can readily absorb new information and respond to complex problems, he says, we need to develop their critical thinking skills.

ADHD--What To Do

ADHD Is Fuel for Adventure 


4 Key Symptoms of ADHD 

When ADHD Isn't What It Seems :

This site is an excellent resource:

Exercise Is Adderall Minus the Profits 

An old-school paradigm for treating ADHD can replace habit-forming drugs, but isn't profitable enough for the pharmaceutical age.

Yasmin Tayag