Saturday, November 9, 2019

Educational Links 11/10/19

‘It’s OK to not be OK:’ How One High School Saved Lives with a 34-Question Survey

How Making Music Can Help Students Cope with Trauma

'Isolation units are draconian psychological torture'

The Power of Relationships in Schools

Research shows that students who feel safe and supported by adults at school are better able to learn.


Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

The Kiss (in German Der Kuss) Gustav Klimt

Wilson Pickett - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love 

Vincent's Starry View

MzTeachuh: Vincent's Starry View:   Vincent (Starry Starry Night) Don McLean

Coffee Break--Just the Two of Us

MzTeachuh: Coffee Break--Just the Two of Us: Lovin' that bossa nova. Just The Two Of Us-Sonia(Bossa Nova)   Posted by Melani...

Reverie: A State of Abstracted Musing

MzTeachuh: Reverie: A State of Abstracted Musing: La Reverie by Brenda Desjardin Pausing a few moments after a busy day. Debussy Reviere

Teachable Moment: The Berlin Wall Goes Down

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from right, and Fred Ryan, left, the chairman of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation, unveiling a statue of Ronald Reagan on Friday at the American embassy in Berlin.

President Reagan Returns to Berlin, This Time in Bronze

Berlin Wall: Angela Merkel hails fall as 'dream come true'

Berlin Wall built 

JFK, Reagan words helped bring down Berlin Wall 

ohn F. Kennedy
Ich bin ein Berliner ("I am a 'Berliner'")


Ronald Reagan

Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate

Nov. 15, 1989, at the Berlin Wall.

How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall 


Music for When You Want To Make A Point--Eloquently 

Tear down this wall, Mr. Gorbachev.


The Sky Is Cheap Entertainment:Fireballs in the Sky (Taurid Meteors)

Taurid fireball through light clouds – November 1, 2018 – by Eliot Herman in Tucson, Arizona. Notice the moon, just rising, on the left.

All you need to know: Taurid meteors

The South and North Taurid meteor showers aren’t known for their large numbers of meteors, but they do offer a high percentage of fireballs, or exceptionally bright meteors. This shower made a huge splash four years ago, in 2015, when there were many, many reports and photos featuring Taurid fireball sightings.

In addition to producing bright, colorful and sometimes fragmenting fireballs, the Taurids are known for being slow-moving. They might last for up to a second in the sky, making them easier to photograph than other meteors that can literally be missed by the blink of an eye.

Great Balls of Fire!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Perspectives on ADHD

Protecting the Health of Children with ADHD

Being healthy is important for all children and can be especially important for children with ADHD. The core symptoms of ADHD, like impulsivity and inattention, might lead children to behave in ways that can put their health at risk or cause them to forget healthy and protective behaviors. Over time, if not addressed, these risks can lead to injury, disease, or even an earlier-than-expected death.

ADHD: The Facts

ADHD is a highly genetic, brain-based syndrome that has to do with the regulation of a particular set of brain functions and related behaviors. 
These brain operations are collectively referred to as “executive functioning skills” and include important functions such as attention, concentration, memory, motivation and effort, learning from mistakes, impulsivity, hyperactivity, organization, and social skills.  There are various contributing factors that play a role in these challenges including chemical and structural differences in the brain as well as genetics.

What Is ADHD? Meaning, Symptoms & Tests

The meaning of ADHD is complex. It’s a misunderstood neurological disorder that impacts the parts of the brain that help us plan, focus on, and execute tasks. ADHD symptoms vary by sub-type — inattentive, hyperactive, or combined — and are often more difficult to diagnose in girls and adults. Here, we review the symptoms, causes, types, and tests associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

ADHD Basics

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) find it unusually difficult to concentrate on tasks, to pay attention, to sit still and to control impulsive behavior. Our guide to ADHD offers information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for ADHD.

Understanding ADHD

ADHD is a real, biological condition that’s caused by differences in brain anatomy and wiring. It often runs in families. ADHD isn’t a problem of laziness or willpower. In fact, kids with ADHD are often trying as hard as they can to pay attention and sit still. But the ADHD brain works in a way that makes certain things naturally challenging.

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...

Reflecting on Reflection

MzTeachuh: Reflecting on Reflection: A Mid-Year Reflection for Teachers and Students   The...

Teaching Is Expecting Good Results From Your Hard Work

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Expecting Good Results From Your Hard ...: 1. Top 6 Keys to Being a Successful Teacher    This next link is...

Teaching Is Reflective

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

Teaching Is Learning Ed Tech

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Learning Ed Tech: How Technology Helps Teachers to Manage Their Classroom

Educational Links 11/9/19

3 ways to expand Native American curriculum beyond Thanksgiving myths

Stop Scapegoating Gifted Students for Inequality

This Colorado Middle School Banned Phones 7 Years Ago. They Say Students Are Happier, Less Stressed And More Focused

How Students Are Like Cats

Students Should Not Believe a Grade 'Defines Who They Currently Are'

Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids

The ADHD Medication Stopped Working! How to Troubleshoot Treatment

ADHD medication helps the vast majority of patients, but no one can predict which type, formulation, dosage, or timing for taking the medicine will best control symptoms for any individual. Trial and error is the key to finding out, and sometimes ADHD medication just stops working. Here, learn why — and how to troubleshoot common problems with meds.

Current Thought on Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called reading disability, dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language.

10 Symptoms of Dyslexia

Dyslexic Thinkers Aren’t Disabled Thinkers

What Is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia The Gift: 

Test for Dyslexia: 37 Common Traits

What Is Dyslexia?

Unraveling the Myths Around Reading and Dyslexia

The MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Educational Links 11/7/2019

Celebrating Fall Holidays Through Music and Dance

How Group Therapy at School Helps Kids Manage Trauma, Anxiety

Create a Professional Learning Environment Breeds Teamwork

Assessing Social and Emotional Learning

A review of three types of SEL assessment, with suggestions for ways to collect and report student growth to families.

Writing Prompts to Sooth Kids' Toxic Stress

MzTeachuh: Writing Prompts to Sooth Kids' Toxic Stress: We've heard of talk-therapy. In a class, writing can serve as an emotional release for students. Having a voice, using it in a...

The Autumn Leaves--Melancholy Music Within Nature'...

MzTeachuh: The Autumn Leaves--Melancholy Music Within Nature'...: Nature's exquisite cycle of life.   This melancholy love song relies on the seasons as metaphor for life.  The loved one ...

One Memorial Today

MzTeachuh: One Memorial Today: Orvis Henry Sweet, Union Army, Vermont Orvis, age 21, will be shot in the lung one week after this picture was taken by Matthe...

Cheesy Jokes and Serious Thoughts About Thanksgiving

MzTeachuh: Cheesy Jokes and Serious Thoughts About Thanksgivi...: This is probably my favorite cheesy joke of all time. Why did the Pilgrims eat turkey on Thanksgiving? The couldn't...

The Future of Education

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

Neurodiversity: The Future of Special Education?

School Of The Future

What's Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

The Role Of The Teacher In The Near-Future Classroom

What Student Leaders Think About the Future of Education

9 Things That Will Shape The Future Of Education: What Learning Will Look Like In 20 Years?

Students will be learning outside, armed with different devices, listening to a teacher of choice. Skills will not be assessed on paper but based on their performance in the field. What on earth are we talking about? Welcome to the future of education.

What is Personalized Learning?

MzTeachuh: What is Personalized Learning?: 8 Tips For Successful Implementation of Personalized Learning + Infographic


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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Educational Links 11/7/2019

The MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia

Why Worrying About Screen Time Might Be The Wrong Approach


8 Reasons Kids Might Read Slowly

Taking Micro Steps Toward Macro Learning

The Power of Positive Communication

How Behavioral Therapy Targets Executive Dysfunction — with Positivity and Praise

ADHD is not an excuse. But it is the neurological basis for so many of your child’s greatest executive dysfunctions — challenges that impact behavior on a daily basis. Responding to bad behavior with neurotypical parenting techniques is counterproductive because it ignores the root problem — which is why so many families use these strategies from behavioral parent training.