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 

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

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.

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?


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

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 

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?


The Defining Signs of Dyslexia Too Often Ignored


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--


 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)

Bach - Christmas Oratorio [1-3] Harnoncourt

Classical Music for Christmas Playlist