Saturday, December 7, 2019

Educational Links 12/08/19

How Classroom Political Discussions — Controversies, Too — Prepare Students for Needed Civic Participation

As Teen Stress Increases, Teachers Look for Answers

The Hidden Reason Your School Improvement Strategies Aren’t Working: Chronic Absenteeism

10 Tips to Stay Focused Before Holiday Break

30 Easy Ornament Crafts for Kids That Parents Will Love to Display

Why Taking Away Recess Is a Counterproductive Punishment

When teachers deny recess for poor classroom behavior or late work, they hurt not only their students with ADHD, but the whole classroom. Learn why ‘losing recess’ is a terrible punishment — and how you can change the teacher’s mind.

Teachable Moment: Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

MzTeachuh: Teachable Moment: Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Ca...: Charles Dickens is remembered as the greatest creator of literary characters after Shakespeare. He is also a hero of the Victorian Er...

Praying Hands

MzTeachuh: Praying Hands: Praying Hands by Albrecht Duer, 1508 Dürer worked for 13 months on the final painting, determined to make it so sound and beautiful &qu...

Ten Books for the Holiday Season by Reading Rocket...

MzTeachuh: Ten Books for the Holiday Season by Reading Rocket...: Warm your hearts with these holiday stories, from old favorites to new delights. These recommended books for kids ages 0-9 are abou...

A Soalin'

MzTeachuh: A Soalin': The poor in Victorian England. Peter, Paul and Mary - A Soalin' (live in France, 1965)

Silent Night in Irish

MzTeachuh: Silent Night in Irish: Silent Night by Yoshiko Mishino   Enya Silent Night (in Irish)   Oíche Chiún [Si...

Exquisite Beauty For You

MzTeachuh: Exquisite Beauty For You: Bernini's statue of Apollo and Daphne Closeup of Apollo and Daphne The Story of Apollo and Daphne Apollo, being very full of hi...

You're Still A Mean One Mr. Grinch

MzTeachuh: You're Still A Mean One Mr. Grinch: The little dog reminds me of my chihuahua. Dr. Seuss' poetry is renowned--but here his talent as lyricist also excels. I think Charl...

Vivaldi and Vincent: Winter

MzTeachuh: Vivaldi and Vincent: Winter: Winter Landscape (Memories of the North) Vincent Van Gogh Who knows how Vivaldi made music sound cold. Listen to this with a cup of hot...

Teachable Moment: Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 1941

FDR's 'Day of Infamy speech

1. American Rhetoric--resources for speeches 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation

2. “Remember Pearl Harbor!” - December 7, 1941 

3.  A Day of Infamy:Analyzing FDR’s Pearl Harbor Address 

4. Lesson Plan Library: Pearl Harbor

5.  Attack on Pearl Harbor Teacher's Guide

6.  Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

7.  TeachersFirst's Pearl Harbor and World War II Resources

Remember December 7th attacks on Pearl Harbor: Tour Hawaii's historical sites


Friday, December 6, 2019

Educational Links 12/7/19

How To Add Rigor To Anything

Collaborative Learning for Educators

5 times when you really need your teacher bestie

Disconnected: Internet stops once school ends for many rural California students

Teaching black children to read is an act of social justice

I Am an English Teacher. Rubrics Are No Way to Teach Writing

20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking

Can how you set up your classroom impact how students think?
If you design learning with physical space and interaction in mind, it absolutely can.

Laughing All The Way

MzTeachuh: Laughing All The Way: Laughing all the way on a snow boogie board. Dashing through the snow In a one-horse open sleigh O'er the fields we go Lau...

Teaching Is Being Thrilled Over A Pencil Sharpener...

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Being Thrilled Over A Pencil Sharpener...: The following articles are n't news. We teachers are real suckers.  1. Public School Teachers Spend Billions of Their Own Fu...

Cheer up--it's Ella singing 'Sleigh Ride'

MzTeachuh: Cheer up--it's Ella singing 'Sleigh Ride': Wishing you a Swinging Christmas and Very Cool New Year. Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Collection - (Remastered High Quality)...

Movies About Jesus

MzTeachuh: Movies About Jesus:   Jesus is honored among all major religions as a teacher, ethicist, prophet, or mystic. This is the Christmas season for those who believ...

Sleepers Awake!

MzTeachuh: Sleepers Awake!: Kitty may be disrespectful of Bach, but I thought it was cute. And even more funny, I doubt Bach was thinking of Santa. This is such lo...

Emmanuel (Wonderful... Counselor)

MzTeachuh: Emmanuel (Wonderful... Counselor): Woman mourning, Van Gogh One of the Messiah's titles is Counselor.  The first way Jesus identified His mission was to 'heal the...

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Mary, Did You Know?

MzTeachuh: Mary, Did You Know?: Madonna and Child (Madonna Litta) Leonardo da Vinci ...

Christmas Music- Cheesy Elevator Christmas Music

London Symphony Orchestra - Christmas Classics (Full Album)

An Entire Life in Ten Minutes--Picasso, Chopin and Rubinstein

MzTeachuh: An Entire Life in Ten Minutes--Picasso, Chopin and...: The Lovers, Pablo Picasso   This piece by Chopin and interpreted by Rubinstein is said to express a lifetime in ten minu...

What Is Up With That Kid?

MzTeachuh: What Is Up With That Kid?: Classroom problems are obvious: the student is not successful academically or has behavior issues. The solutions are not so obvious...

Free Cool Ed Sites for Kids

MzTeachuh: Free Cool Ed Sites for Kids: Oh, where shall we begin? 10 Best Educational Websites for Kids (that are free!)

The Gift of Reading

MzTeachuh: The Gift of Reading: A Quick Guide to Selecting Great Informational Books for Young Children

Teaching Is Differentiating Instruction

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Differentiating Instruction: 1. Differentiating Instruction: Meeting Students Where They Are

Educational Links 12/6/19

How Student Work Models Make Rubrics More Effective

The Assimilation vs Accommodation Of Knowledge

Our Favorite Videos for Teaching Story Elements


Defining Autism Spectrum Disorders

Want to Support Early Childhood Education? Start With the Parents.

Lacking Training, Teachers Develop Their Own SEL Solutions

A new survey by Education Week Research Center shows nearly half of teachers feel their schools do not have adequate support for their students’ social and emotional needs.

Teaching Is Making A Kid Feel Uniquely Important

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Making A Kid Feel Uniquely Important: 1. How Can Teachers Foster Self-Esteem in Children? Teachers play an important role in nurturing a student's sense of dignity and ...

Teaching Is Giving Lifelong Reading

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Giving Lifelong Reading:  These links are not for Reading Specialists, or those educators involved exclusively with reading instruction. These links are int...

Some Children See Him

MzTeachuh: Some Children See Him:   Mark 10:13-16 The Message (MSG) 13-16  The people brought children to Jesus, hoping he might touch the...

The Digital Classroom--so many resources!

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

Teaching Is Reflective

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

Principal's Suggestion Box #17

MzTeachuh: Principal's Suggestion Box #17: These letters are absolutely fictional (to protect the innocent and not-so-innocent.) But, with the hint of truth, maybe we can...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Info on Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities are neurologically-based processing problems. These processing problems can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing and/or math. They can also interfere with higher level skills such as organization, time planning, abstract reasoning, long or short term memory and attention.

Types of Learning Disabilities

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.


Dyscalulia is difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic, such as difficulty in understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, performing mathematical calculations and learning facts in mathematics.

What Is Dyscalculia?

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. It can manifest itself as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper. Because writing requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills, saying a student has dysgraphia is not sufficient.

Dysgraphia: What You Need to Know

Currently, there's no known definite cause of auditory processing disorder. It may be linked to ear infections, premature birth, or head trauma.
Symptoms include difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments, following directions, and distinguishing between similar sounds.

Symptoms Of Auditory Processing Disorder

visual processing, or perceptual, disorder refers to a hindered ability to make sense of information taken in through the eyes. This is different from problems involving sight or sharpness of vision. Difficulties with visual processing affect how visual information is interpreted, or processed by the brain.

Visual and Auditory Processing Disorders

Language Processing Disorder (LPD) is difficulty receiving, recognizing and understanding language; it also involves difficulty expressing language. People with LPD may have difficulty getting the meaning behind a joke.

Language Processing Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities

Run, Run, Rudolph!

MzTeachuh: Run, Run, Rudolph!:  Tell Santa he can take the freeway down.   " Run, Run Rudolph" Chuck Berry   ...

Educational Links 12/5/19

How To Get The Best Work From Your Students

Why Deeply Diving Into Content Could Be the Key to Reading Comprehension

'We have a broken system, with broken teachers'

3 Ways to Use Music in the Classroom

Do Kids’ Elementary School Grades Even Matter?

Identifying and Supporting Students With Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia affects fine and gross motor development and can make it difficult for kids to learn, but there are ways teachers can help.

Civil War Era Christmas Carol--True Story

MzTeachuh: Civil War Era Christmas Carol--True Story: A Mournful Christmas Eve 1863--Thomas Nast The lyrics to the Christmas Carol, "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day'...

Five Poems to Soothe Kids' Toxic Stress

MzTeachuh: Five Poems to Soothe Kids' Toxic Stress: Grandpa was really sick now, thin like a skeleton. The last thing I remember him saying was, "Did you bring the little dog?" We...

Paul McCartney Rewrites the Christmas Song

MzTeachuh: Paul McCartney Rewrites the Christmas Song: Never tried these, but I bet they taste good. As a vegetarian, Paul feels he should 'set the turkey free in the forest' ...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Educational Links 12/4/19

Creating a Body-Positive Classroom

Why Struggle Is Essential for the Brain — and Our Lives


Class Size: You Don't Need to Be a Math Teacher to Understand Ratios

These Students Speak Perfect Spanglish — And Now They're Learning To Own It

The Path to Fluent Reading: A Developmental Timeline

Some of the most important pre-literacy skills begin in infancy. This timeline shows examples of the milestones children meet on their path to fluent reading.