Saturday, June 1, 2019

Educational Links 6/2/19

Updating Your Teaching To Something Messier

7 Reasons Your Students Dislike You


How to Coach a Teacher Out

9 Activities to Help Your Child Explore Strengths and Passions

How we turned around our student tardy numbers

Personalized Professional Development

Lesson study helps teachers improve by focusing on collaboratively planning and revising a single lesson.

Summer Activity: Go Outside!

Nerf baseball sounds good!

Doctor's Orders: More Outside Time for Kids

Connecting Kids and Nature: Working Towards 10 Million Kids Outdoors

50 Outdoor Summer Activities For Kids 

7 Outside Activities for Kids This Summer 

8 Garden Projects for Kids 

Doctor’s Orders: More Outdoor Time For Kids
Outdoor Games

10 Water Play Activities for Children of All Ages 

Super Fun Water Balloon Games! 

Tips for Easy Picnics With Kids  

TIPS FOR SKETCHING OUTDOORS: How to Draw Outside & Drawing Travel Sketches 


Summer Bump Not Slump: A Variety of Resources

Enjoying Mom's Favorites Summer Film Festival.

Summer Bump Not Slump: MzTeachuh's Top 20 Movies To Watch

Cheesy Jokes for the Garden (These May Bug You) 


Summer's Here And The Time Is Right For Dancing In the Street

It's Caturday? Fire up the grill. 

All American Cheesy Jokes and Serious Thoughts

Let's Go To The Beach! (Musically)


Summer Activity: Can You Swim? 

Summer Activity: Thunderstorm? Read This 

Summer Bump Not Slump: Women's History-Is There Much? 


Summer Activity: Go Outside!





Friday, May 31, 2019

Peace--Here's A Few Minutes of Peace

Bridge over A Pond of Water Lillies Claude Monet

Debussy - Reverie

Educational Links 6/1/19

Teaching Strategies for Important Life Skills

Not Enough Time to Teach Social-Emotional Learning? Try These 4 Easy Steps.

20 Facts About ADHD No One Ever Tells You

Dealing With Dyslexia: 'It's Almost Like It's a Naughty Word'

Principals, teachers prioritize social-emotional skills for students

Most Students With Learning Disabilities Learn in General Ed Classrooms, but Few Teachers Feel Confident in Their Ability to Teach Them

Teaching High Schoolers How Children Learn

Enriching the health curriculum with a robust education in child development — to support future parents.

The Sky Is Cheap Entertainment: A Meteor Shower Summer!


Meteors & Meteorites

Today's Updates! Earth/Sky

Teaching Is Finishing Strong

Finishing the School Year Strong 

End of Year Activities

Tips to Wrap Up the School Year! 

Top 12 Effective End of the Year Activities

The Last 40 Days Until Summer 

End Of School Lessons and Teacher Resources

Fun Last Day of School Activities 

10 Ideas for Teaching on the Last Day of School 

8 Activities to Make the Last Days of School Memorable and Fun 

How to Stay Charged During the Final Weeks of School 


Kids' Activities For Summer (Warning: Its Gonna Be Wet)

Is that where we'll land, dad?

1. The sky tonight. And it's warm out! 
2. This is a teachery type article that can also translate for families and friends. 

Water gun only by license.
Web-based Learning Units
Wonderful Water

3. It's PBS Kids again. 

Why does the big kid get the hose?
4.  Easy Water Activities for Kids  
5.  Outdoor Games & Activities Using Water  
6. Different kind of tweeting.
 The Great Backyard Bird Count is for kids!  

My kind of bird watching.
 7. All Activities Issue - Nature: Bird Watching  
8. Are you a joiner? How about the Junior Audobon Society?  

Summer Activity: Keeping Butterflies, Bees and Hummingbirds Happy

This is a Checkered White Butterfly on my flowering mint today. 
Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds have similar preferences. Flowers! Annual flowers, perennial flowers, vegetable flowers, flowers on fruit trees, herb flowers--you name it.

Catering to the hummingbirds and butterflies.
Though hummingbirds do prefer trumpet-shaped red flowers, like petunias. Butterflies prefer blue flowers, like lobelia.

So we have many baskets full of both flowers hanging or in borders.

The flowers are regularly visited by generations of Anna's hummingbirds that live and nest in our yard. The mom hummingbirds use spider webs to make the nest. They nests are so tiny, a little larger than the size of  a computer key.

Baby hummingbird in our Fruitless Mulberry tree.
We get Painted Lady butterflies, Monarchs, Swallowtails, Umber Skippers and the White Cabbage pictured above I noticed this afternoon. At least, these are the butterflies I have identified. I am a novice.

Dusky Skipper

Painted Lady on Rabbit Brush, grows naturally here.

Our home is in a rural area near Mojave Narrows Regional Park, so I can't take much credit for attracting the birds, bees, and butterflies. But I try to make them happy.

I'm glad to report our bees are very active and productive.

 I found this great site today. Maybe you would also like to participate. 

Thank you, Friend Bee, for pollinating the apricot trees. The apricots have been delicious!

This post is an excerpt from my blog:
MzTeachuh's Enjoying Cooking and Gardening 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Educational Links 5/31/19

The Case for More Recess
How Schools Are 'Spirit Murdering' Black and Brown Students

How to get girls into science

5 things to avoid saying to students suffering from anxiety

Here are five things I’ve heard educators say to students with anxiety that are not only unhelpful, but they are also detrimental; removing these statements from our repertoire is a healthy starting point.

Summer Bump Not Slump: Online Resources for Readers

Storyline Online

Online Storytime by Barnes and Noble

International Children’s Digital Library


Storynory features a collection of original, fairytale, and classic children’s audio stories.  Students can follow along with the story as it is read to them, as the text is also included on the site.  There are also some great features available that give you the option of downloading the audio to your computer, listening to “catch phrase” explanations, translating text into different languages (especially helpful for your ELL students!), and more.