Thursday, December 31, 2020

Educational Links 1/1/2021

 


A Study Upends Stereotypes About Good Coders


'Every Kid is Motivated': Action-oriented Ideas to Revive Students' Curiosity



How to Redesign Our Educational System for Lifelong Learning


40 Homeschooling Tools And Resources I Use (Almost) Every Day


Improving Remote Learning for IEP Students




Virtual IEP accomodations during distance learning

Education Predictions for an Unpredictable 
2021 

As we enter more than 9 months of a pandemic and continue to live out this pattern for another 6 to 9 months, you can imagine the changes in behavior and habits. 

So as we begin 2021, here are the trends and predictions I’m working off of to make strategic decisions.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Educational Links 12/31/2020

Finding joy amid tragedy, California families look ahead with hope



COVID-19: Work on Social Skills



How to embed creativity in STEM curriculum


 Predicting the future of digital learning


A Quiet And 'Unsettling' Pandemic Toll: Students Who've Fallen Off The Grid


This Year Has Taken a Toll on Educators. Let’s Make Sure to Support Them in 2021.


The Key to ADHD Emotional Regulation? Cultivating Gratitude, Pride & Compassion


We can’t (and shouldn’t) protect our children from every stressor that may overwhelm them, but we can use gratitude, pride, and compassion to help them build resilience. Here is a simple but effective 3-pronged approach to improving emotional regulation.

Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening

Stopping by the Woods, Janet Johnson http://www.janetjohnsonart.co.uk/pictures/stopping-by-woods-on-a-snowy-evening/

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening


By Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.   
His house is in the village though;   
He will not see me stopping here   
To watch his woods fill up with snow.   

My little horse must think it queer   
To stop without a farmhouse near   
Between the woods and frozen lake   
The darkest evening of the year.   

He gives his harness bells a shake   
To ask if there is some mistake.   
The only other sound’s the sweep   
Of easy wind and downy flake.   

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.   
But I have promises to keep,   
And miles to go before I sleep,   
And miles to go before I sleep.
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171621

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Educational Links 12/30/2020

Author Interview: ‘Reading & Writing with English Learners'


Is $54.3B in COVID-19 relief funding enough for K-12 schools?



THIS WAS INTERESTING – BIDEN SAYS HE WANTS K-8 SCHOOLS OPEN IN 100 DAYS; DOESN’T MENTION SECONDARY ONES

Kids Are Behind in Math Because of COVID-19. Here’s What Research Says Could Help


Why are IEPs Important?



Parents Guide to Developmental Milestones


12 Of Our Best Articles About Remote Teaching And Learning


While remote teaching and learning weren’t invented in the last 12 months, they certainly took center stage in education for many parts of the world.

The Four Seasons

 

The four seasons in my garden.

Four Seasons ~ Vivaldi




The Snow Is Dancing

Snow near Honfleur Monet



Hope not too much.


Claude Debussy - The Snow is Dancing 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dobF8wJWH6w

Monday, December 28, 2020

Educational Links 12/29/2020


Round-the-Clock Communication Is Exhausting Teachers


Student anxiety, depression increasing during school closures, survey finds



Now Is the Time to Redefine Learning — Not Recreate Traditional School Online


Building positive relationships with students: What brain science says 

Educators We’ve Lost to the Coronavirus


Students praise teachers' efforts, have concerns about academic declines



A Preschool Teacher Reflects on a Three-Decade Career


A National Teachers Hall of Fame inductee on why getting parents and guardians involved in their kids’ earliest school experiences has always been key.

Covid Vaccine? Looks like teachers are Phase 2.

 


This is info from my County in California, but I think this is similar to the ret of the US.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Educational Links 12/28/2020

Virtual Signs of Serious Mental Health Problems: A Teacher’s Guide to Protecting Students


Reading Losses Could Strain Schools’ Capacity to Help Them Catch Up


7 Evening Routines to Help You Transition Out of Your Teaching Day


How districts are navigating 3 assessment challenges



Behavior Interventions for Any Situation


What Every Teacher Should Know About ADHD: A Poster for School

 What Educators Are Learning During the Pandemic


Many school leaders and teachers are focusing on whole child education, an idea that seems likely to grow in prominence in the future.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Educational Links 12/27/2020

 

CDC: Head Start is model for safe early ed programming amid COVID-19



ADHD in Children: Symptoms, Evaluations & Treatments



Indicators for Dynamic School Decision-Making



Standards-Based Grading Only Solves Half The Problem

The 11 Most Popular Classroom Q&A Posts of the Year



Blended Learning with Google (Part 1: Do THIS, NOT That!)



With this latest—and largest—surge of coronavirus infections in the United States, K-12 schools that hadn’t yet reopened for in-person learning now see few paths to do so in the near term, and many of the schools that were offering some face-to-face instruction are now pulling back into full-time remote learning.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Educational Links 12/26/2020


 

Educators: Hold Onto Humanity With Both Hands. Let Students Show You How.


Remote Teaching Strategies for Students with ADHD



Working toward flexible school experiences



California school districts, charter schools to get $6.8 billion, in varying amounts, of federal aid



NCLD Resources: COVID-19 has catapulted us all into a new reality


Digital self-harm on the rise among students, study finds




The Power of Being Seen



How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.

Christmas Hilarity in the Wildlife Habitat

 

We really didn't do it on purpose as a prank on the birds in the wildlife habitat, but it is pretty humorous. Who knew our Earth Science project would turn into a Christmas carnival carousel?

During distance learning, I demonstrated to my Special Ed class how to create pinecones slathered in peanut butter rolled in bird seed. Then I hung the two bird feeders with twine in different locations--the northern front yard which is actually the Butterfly Garden, and the southern back yard which is the wildlife habitat. We have Special Activities  three times a week with three different, small student groups. I tell the kids I'm grabbing my blue Chromebook and we're going outside. 

Today, Christmas, I caught white crowned sparrows trying so hard to reach the underside of the pinecones with the remaining peanut butter and seeds. Turn, turn, turn-and it's the birds not the Byrds!

I am a pretty poor videographer-but you can get the humor of the situation. Please forgive my guffaws-they cracked me up!

Nature, My Garden and Me: Hilarious birds spinning on pine cone peanut butter/birdseed feeder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGnFA8HXno0 


Nature, My Garden, and Me: Birds spin on pinecone bird feeder

Yay, Lord, We Greet Thee Born This Happy Morning

 

[OFFICIAL VIDEO] O Come, All Ye Faithful - Pentatonix

Adeste, Fideles Enya



O come, all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him
Born the King of Angels!
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

A Jazzy Christmas with Wynton


Christmas Music: WHITE CHRISTMAS - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Educational Links 12/25/2020

 


Things Fall Apart. Will Public Education?


ED TECH DIGEST


The Defining Signs of Dyslexia Too Often Ignored


THURSDAY’S MUST-READ ARTICLES ON SCHOOL REOPENINGS – & TEACHERS WILL REALLY WANT TO READ THEM


The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 228 Developing Virtual & Intercultural Skillsets


States Renew Efforts to Track Student Attendance as Pandemic Stretches On


Connecting SEL to Academic Outcomes


Skills that students develop in social and emotional learning—empathy, collaboration, and so on—are closely connected to standards in many academic subjects.

Merry Christmas from MzTeachuh

 


Love, joy and peace-not to mention rest- 

to us all this Christmas Day. 

Kids, parents, teachers all have experienced such profound changes and challenges--

now

 we look for the miracle. 

Christmas representing the season of hope and help and heaven

seems almost overdue. But the time is right.

Love, joy and peace-not to mention rest. 

God bless us everyone.

My actual background for Google Meeting during the Holiday seasons. We get festive around here.

Classical Music for Christmas Playlist



Rimsky-Korsakov - Christmas Eve: Orchestral Suite (1895)

Camille Saint-Saƫns - Christmas Oratorio - Op. 12 - Royal Opera Theater Orchestra


Christmas (smalin) with animated musical graphics; listen to the whole mix

The Nutcracker Suite Full Album: Tchaikovsky


G. F. Handel: Messiah HWV 56 (fantastic performance)


Carols From King’s – The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge (Full Album)

Rimsky-Korsakov - Christmas Eve: Orchestral Suite (1895)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0vFOax7ZeU

Bach - Christmas Oratorio [1-3] Harnoncourt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98UjjwzJBFE


Classical Music for Christmas Playlist