Saturday, August 17, 2019

Educational Links 8/18/19

Back to School

Why We Need Teachers to Become Advocates for Our Kids With Disabilities

Why Would a Special Education Teacher Advocate for Inclusive Education?

4 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask About Mobile Learning

4 challenges facing school principals each year

Labor Dept rules IEP meetings a valid reason for family and medical leave

Marzano’s 9 Instructional Strategies For Teaching And Learning

In education, louder than the call for innovation, engagement, thought, or self-direction is the call to be research-based.
In fact, being research-based may even trump being data-based, the two twins of modern ed reform. The former stems, in part, from deserved skepticism of trends that have little evidence of performance, and the latter comes from a similar place. The big idea behind the both is ‘proof’–having some kind of confidence that what we’re doing now works, and that because of both data and research, we can more or less nail down what exactly it is that we’re doing that works or doesn’t work, and why.

Teaching Is Respecting the Students

6 Strategies for Building Better Student Relationships

“I Don’t Like My Students”—What to Do If You or a Colleague Is Struggling

Teacher bias is often subtle

How To Show Students You Respect Them

It’s Time to Address Teacher Bias Against Special Education Students

When Implicit Bias Shapes Teacher Expectations

How to Make your Students Feel Valued as Individuals

These are two of my favorite posts and pics of a students and teachers-- fun and connection with teachers and students.

It's Caturday? Fire up the grill.

MzTeachuh: It's Caturday? Fire up the grill.: Barbeque or Cookout?   All-American Music To Grill To  ht...

Weekend--Music for Feeling Flippant

MzTeachuh: Weekend--Music for Feeling Flippant: Music for feeling flippant.   Part of Speech: adjective Definition: irreverent Synonyms: brassy, breezy, cheeky ...

Oh, That Sassy Mozart!

MzTeachuh: Oh, That Sassy Mozart!: Was looking for a sassy picture to go along with this music, but Wolfie's was the best. BTW, you may want to watch or rewatch the f...

Teaching Is ...hard work that pays off for generations

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is ...hard work that pays off for generat...: 1. The Impact of Education on Economic and Social Outcomes

Friday, August 16, 2019

Educational Links 8/17/19

The Urgent Need for Anti-Racist Education

FDA Warns Of Life-Threatening Side Effects From Supposed Autism Treatment

8 Sneaky But Effective Simple School-Improvement Strategies


school improvement, IEPs,

How to Recognize Anxiety-Induced Procrastination

Students Who Feel They Belong Are Less Likely to Bully, Study Find

While some may argue in favor of punitive measures for students who bully and others side with improving school climate, a recent survey singles out another factor that may help curb bullying: a sense of belonging. 
"The more a child feels like they can connect with their family, their peers, and their school, the less likely they are to engage in bullying behavior," said Christopher Slaten, a co-investigator for the survey and an associate professor for the University of Missouri's College of Education.

Teaching Is Using Proximity

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Using Proximity:   How to Use Proximity to Manage the Classroom Read more:  How to Use Proximity to Manage the Classroom |   http://www.ehow....

MzTeachuh's List of the Top Four Educational Websites

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's List of the Top Four Educational Websi...: How wonderful to conveniently learn, comment, and participate with fellow teachers around the world.  Powerful and validating. Here is my l...

Laconic Summer Evening

MzTeachuh: Laconic Summer Evening: Paul Ranson  Apple Tree With Red Fruit Summer by Frank Bridge

A Writing Prompt to Really Get To Know Your Studen...

MzTeachuh: A Writing Prompt to Really Get To Know Your Studen...: "Three Things I Want You To Know About Me."   I came up with this prompt while teaching high school, but it works with younger kid...

Thursday, August 15, 2019

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Analyzing the Data

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Analyzing the Data:   1. Three Ways Student Data Can Inform Your Teaching

MzTeachuh: You Are Acceptable in the Beloved

MzTeachuh: You Are Acceptable in the Beloved: матрёшка Russian nesting dolls Ephesians 1:6 King James Version (KJV) 6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein ...

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Taking Time For Art In All Subjects

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Taking Time For Art In All Subjects: Math instructor teaching tesselations. 1. Teaching Math With Art Helps Children Remember Key Concepts http://www.teacher-support-f...

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Creating A Living Classroom

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Creating A Living Classroom: Teaching Secrets: Arranging Optimal Classroom Seating   Bulletin B...

Educational Links 8/16/19



Survey: Teachers turn to peers for guidance on instruction


At a Loss for Words

Response: 'Just as School Libraries Have Changed, So Have School Librarians'

A high percentage of schools (though, unfortunately, not all of them) have libraries and librarians. My suspicion, however, is that  teachers and librarians often do not maximize collaborative possibilities that could be open to both of them—and I include myself in that category.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Educational Links 8/15/19

4 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask About Mobile Learning

Scenes from a Back-to-School Ritual (That Only Teachers Will Understand)

Teachers Should Design Student Assessments. But First They Need to Learn How

Understanding Dyslexia


How Performing in Theater Can Help Build Empathy in Students

7 Things Teachers Can Quit Doing This Year

Taking the arts digital to support a well-rounded education

An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) attempts to not only identify areas of challenge for a student—fine motor skills, language development, reading and comprehension, written and verbal language skills, social interaction, etc.—but to also put a mechanism in place to address those challenges. While the intentions behind an IEP are good, much work remains to be done. Curriculum itself must be personalized in order to truly meet the needs of students with learning disabilities.

I Love That Teaching Idea!

I Love That Teaching Idea!: 101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

Tricks of Reteaching

MzTeachuh: Tricks of Reteaching: Art and Science of Teaching / Reviving Reteaching

MzTeachuh: Teaching the Arts

MzTeachuh: Teaching the Arts:   Maybe they're playing Beethoven. 11 Facts About Arts in Education

Making Classroom Adjustments

MzTeachuh: Making Classroom Adjustments: I want the educational Swiss Army knife. What Does a Great School Year Look Like? Ask the Students

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Educational Links 8/14/19

4 Ways Personalized Learning Could Change Teaching

Understood: For Learning and Attention Issues

Common challenges

Arts Integration in the Classroom

Labor Dept rules IEP meetings a valid reason for family and medical leave

Designing Empathy-Based Professional Development That Teachers Will Use


It’s time to rethink kindergarten.

How Testing Kids For Skills Can Hurt Those Lacking Knowledge

The implication is clear: abstract “reading ability” is largely a mirage constructed by reading tests. A student’s ability to comprehend a text will vary depending on his familiarity with the subject; no degree of “skill” will help if he lacks the knowledge to understand it. While instruction in the early grades has focused on “learning to read” rather than “reading to learn,” educators have overlooked the fact that part of “learning to read” is acquiring knowledge.

The Digital Classroom--so many resources!

MzTeachuh: The Digital Classroom--so many resources!: Digital Leadership is Not Optional 9 MUST-HAVE APP...

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech Cafe: Digital Citizenship 8/22/18

Ed Tech Cafe: Digital Citizenship 8/22/18:
Just as attending school requires courtesy, comportment and general rules of behavior--so does the  online community. Let's...

Vote for the Most Interesting Greek Myths

MzTeachuh: Vote for the Most Interesting Greek Myths: 5 TERRIFYING TALES FROM GREEK MYTHOLOGY The 10 Greatest Heroe...

Literacy Celebration

MzTeachuh: Literacy Celebration: Malala receives the Nobel Prize for Peace. Highlights of Malala's speech at the UN ...

MzTeachuh: The Myth of Icarus and Daedalus Unfolded

MzTeachuh: The Myth of Icarus and Daedalus Unfolded: Landscape with the Fall of Icarus by Bruehgal Landscape with the Fall of Icarus William Carlos Williams ,  1883  -  1963 ...

Summertime: Ella and Monet


Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime (High Quality - Remastered)

Monday, August 12, 2019

Major Ed Websites for Teacher Resources (Truly Exc...

MzTeachuh: Major Ed Websites for Teacher Resources (Truly Exc...: Major educational websites have topical resources that are both helpful and fascinating. Diversity   Find resources to help build an...

MzTeachuh: Check Out Ed Tech To Help Teachers

MzTeachuh: Check Out Ed Tech To Help Teachers: How Technology Helps Teachers to Manage Their Classroom

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Reflective

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Reflective:   A Mid-Year Reflection for Teachers and Students  ...

Teaching Is...Soothing the Soul (SEL)

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is...Soothing the Soul (SEL): 1. Resources and Lesson Plans for Social and Emotional Learning

Educational Links 8/13/19

Classroom STEAM Activities with Educational Robots

Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care

Evidence increases for reading on paper instead of screens

There are Better Ways to Communicate Learning Than Grades

grades, autism,

What Does Autism Look Like? Exploring the Differences among Girls and Boys

Study links positive messages about middle school to better grades, behavior

The transition into middle school is often marked by a decline in academic achievement that is further complicated by the physical and social-emotional changes children experience in early adolescence.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Educational Links 8/12/19

50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher

6 reasons we’re using a student safety platform

How Video Games Can Teach Reading Just as Well as Books

Helping Children Deal With Grief

You can't protect your kids from the pain of loss, but you can help build healthy coping skills.