Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Rainy Day: Longfellow's Poem of Comfort

 MzTeachuh: The Rainy Day: Longfellow's Poem of Comfort: The vine still clings to the mouldering wall...My thought still cling to the mouldering past...and the day is dark and dreary. The Rai...

Planning for Winter Activities and Crafts

MzTeachuh: Planning for Winter Activities and Crafts: Really like this penguin. 1.  Winter Craft Ideas 2. Art Lessons - Winter Art ...

Check out Teaching Channel

MzTeachuh: Check out Teaching Channel: You can register for access to the whole site and receive email. Or 'like' them on Facebook and receive articles.  This info is ...

Check Out Mind/Shift

MzTeachuh: Check Out Mind/Shift: How We Will Learn.   Brought to us through KQED, San Francisco and NPR.   Mind/Shift has excellent writers who ferret out fascin...

Mzteachuh's 'Teaching Is...' Collection of Tweets

MzTeachuh: Mzteachuh's 'Teaching Is...' Collection of Tweets: My favorite poster in this series. Here are 40 blogs with 7 links each on teacher top ics. H ave fun! Teaching Is Seeing...

Educational Links 12/1/19

The Difference Between Googling And Inquiry-Based Learning

Given the Opportunity, How Would You Redesign Classrooms and Schools?

Teacher Attendance Does Matter, but I Still Unapologetically Take Days Off at My School

Should Older and Younger Kids Be Grouped Together?

Can I Hug My Students? Teachers Weigh In

16 educators share their digital learning strategies

Intention-Setting in the Classroom

Asking middle school students to focus on their guiding principles can lead them to more productive individual and group work.

Brain Blast: Todd Finley's Treasure Trove for Teachers

My personal favorite-we had SO much fun!
Todd Finley, PhD, is a tenured professor of English Education at East Carolina University. He has taught elementary and 7-12th grade English and co-developed the Tar River Writing Project. He also writes for

This is a TREMENDOUS resource!

MzTeachuh: Types of Discussion Techniques

MzTeachuh: Types of Discussion Techniques: Bringing All Students Into Discussions Less Tech, More Talk: ...

Types of Discussion Techniques

MzTeachuh: Types of Discussion Techniques: Bringing All Students Into Discussions Less Tech, More Talk: ...

Advice for Student-Centered Learning

MzTeachuh: Advice for Student-Centered Learning: An Updated Guide To Questioning In The Classroom ...

Creating a Class for Digital Citizenship

MzTeachuh: Creating a Class for Digital Citizenship: What Is Cyberbullying Teaching Students about Their Digital Foo...

Friday, November 29, 2019

Educational Links 11/30/19

50 States of Ed: Do choice policies 'undermine' or remain 'vital' to public education?

25 Simple Google Search Tips For Teachers

How to Make Reading Instruction Much, Much More Efficient

The Literacy Principle

Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools

How to Develop Classroom Presence (So Your Students Actually Pay Attention)
literacy, trauma, 

Maintaining Students’ Motivation for Learning as the Year Goes On

Motivation has a major impact on students’ effort, academic success, and joy of learning. Providing choices for your learners to engage with new learning and to progress through achievable challenges, with feedback on their progress toward their chosen goals, will make a difference in sustaining their motivated effort throughout the school year ahead.

Snow on the drive back from Las Vegas

The Future of Education

MzTeachuh: The Future of Education: 13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

Current Thought on Dyslexia

MzTeachuh: Current Thought on Dyslexia: Dyslexia  is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate ...

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

MzTeachuh: Everybody Needs Somebody To Love: The Kiss  (in German  Der Kuss ) Gustav Klimt Wilson Pickett - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love


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Nature! It's Only Natural--Kids Getting Outside

 Nature! It's Only Natural--Kids Getting Outside: 1. Astonomy for Kids What will you see in the sky tonight? Free sky tool! 2. Get outdoors e...

Check Out This Great Book List By Reading Rockets

MzTeachuh: Check Out This Great Book List By Reading Rockets:

Are These Your Top Ten Most Beautiful Classical Mu...

MzTeachuh: Are These Your Top Ten Most Beautiful Classical Mu...: Dance at Bougival by Pierre August Renoir Including this wonderful painting by Renoir due to Number 3 --Strauss' Polka. Here&#3...

Check Out Reading Rockets

MzTeachuh: Check Out Reading Rockets: Looks like Ricki found a page turner.  Reading Rockets offers strategies, lessons,activ...

Check Out NCLD (Gen. Ed., too)

MzTeachuh: Check Out NCLD (Gen. Ed., too): This site is such a rich resource, very clearly stated with current research and helpful hints for parents and tea...

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Educational Links 11/29/19

Four tips for a brilliant ‘chalk and talk’ lesson

Dumping Kids with IEPs into General Education Classrooms Is Not Inclusion

What the Science Says About How Preschool Benefits Children

Even Gifted Educators Say Their Classes Don't Reach All Who Need Them

Compassion and Kindness Should Always Be Part of the Lesson Plan

What Teachers Should Know About Dysgraphia

6 Helpful Google Scholar Tips

Google Scholar is one of the top academic search engines out there. It provides research community with a host of useful features that facilitate their work and enhance their productivity. 

A Teenager Composed That?

MzTeachuh: A Teenager Composed That?: Mendelssohn wrote this Midsummer Night's Dream overture when he was only 17 years old (1826.) This music is included as the soundtra...

Blended Learning

MzTeachuh: Blended Learning:  1. The Rise of Blended Learning 2. Fo...

Here Is Helpful Info for ADHD

MzTeachuh: Here Is Helpful Info for ADHD: Treatment for Children with ADHD

Happy Thanksgiving from MzTeachuh

This group of mums in a planter enjoyed being in my Special Education class this November. Now, they'll be in the Melanie Link Taylor Teaching Garden!

Blessings on you and yours. You all are on my list of what I am grateful for-
we have a great PLN!
Be grateful, it's good for us!
There is always something to be thankful for-

Thanksgiving Art

Happy Thanksgiving by Megan Miller
Pilgrims N C Wyeth
Norman Rockwell
Cousin Reginald Catches the Thanksgiving Turkey
Home For Thanksgiving by Medana Gabbard
Artist unknown
Macy's Parade by Kathy Jakobsen
John Currin – Thanksgiving, 2003
Micahael Andryc, The Weird Thanksgiving

Empowering Kids to Kindness

MzTeachuh: Empowering Kids to Kindness: Teaching Kindness: More Than a Random Act   Why Teachin...

Autumn in Poetry and Painting (Van Gogh and Sandburg)

Van Gogh, The Plain at Auvers

Autumn Movement

Carl Sandburg
I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.

The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper sunburned woman, 
       the mother of the year, the taker of seeds.

The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes, new beautiful things 
       come in the first spit of snow on the northwest wind, and the old things go, 
       not one lasts.

What Are You Thankful For?

What Are You Thankful For?

Kids Struggling With Hunger Share What They Are Most Thankful For This Holiday Season 

What Are You Thankful For? 7 Creative Answers


60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life 


How Being Grateful Can Change Your Life 

A Dose of Gratitude: How Being Thankful Can Keep You Healthy

Me? I'm grateful for all the kids in the world--all brilliant--who will bring a great future!