Saturday, May 2, 2020

Who Told You Stories and Sang You Songs?

Grandmother Storyteller by Ada Suina, Cochiti New Mexico

I'm giving this one to Grandma.

Mother's Day. May 10. Don't forget Granny.

Check out the pottery from New Mexico:

Pueblo Storytellers


This is a little ceramic piece I found at Furnace Springs, Death Valley, CAL. I wish I could hear 
what Grandma is singing.

Educational Links 5/3/20


Bring the World to Your Classroom

Why Recess Should Never Be Withheld as Punishment

Learning at home

Explicit Instruction: What You Need to Know

13 Digital Research Lessons For Google-First Students

Culturally Responsive Teaching: What You Need to Know

Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) is a research-based approach that makes meaningful connections between what students learn in school and their cultures, languages, and life experiences. These connections help students access rigorous curriculum, develop higher-level academic skills, and see the relevance between what they learn at school and their lives.

Who Bathed Your Chubby Little Self?

Jules Being Dried by His Mother (above, from 1900), Cassatt

Be glad, very glad, I didn't ask, 'Who changed your pungent little diapers?'

Mother's Day is May 10.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Someone Brought a Smile to Your Baby Face

Mother and Child by Renoir

Maybe someone still does.

Mothers' Day is Sunday, May 10.

Educational Links 5/2/2020

4 Ways to Use Mentor Texts During the Pandemic

How 3 Techniques From Cognitive Psychology Reinvigorated My Math Classroom

A Day in the Life of a Teacher Teaching from Home During COVID19 | VLOG

How to Use Google Classroom for Remote Teaching

Educators Are Concerned About California Thinking To Reopen Schools

It’s Time To Plan For Struggling Students From The Beginning

‘My most unassuming students are thriving in lockdown'

Students who quietly ‘just get on with it’ and slip under the radar in class have become the true stars of remote learning

Teaching During the Quarantine

Teaching Through a Pandemic: A Mindset for This Moment


9 Things I Appreciate More Now That I’m Teaching During Quarantine

Resources For Teaching and Learning During This Period of Social Distancing

How to Help Kids Understand Coronavirus During Distance Learning

How Online Book Read-Alouds Can Help Students' Literacy and Connection During Social Distancing 

How to Support Families and Out-of-School Kids

Who's Praying for You?

"Virgin in Prayer" by Giovanni Battista Silva

Bet your mom is.

Mother's Day is May 10, 2019, Sunday.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Who Put Up With Your Toddler Highjinks?

'Mother and Child' Pablo Picasso

Mostly your mom.

Mother's Day May 10.

And I bet you had the cutest little baby face!

Here's a Sesame Street favorite:
You're My Baby.

Educational Links 5/1/2020

Updated: Free STEM and STEAM Resources for Schools During the COVID-19 Outbreak


How To Save Time Teaching With Technology

Educators Are Concerned About California Thinking To Reopen Schools

What Is Dyslexia?


School Leaders Debate Solutions For an Uncertain 2020-21

Education leaders are laying out plans to reopen schools in the fall, but without the safety net of a vaccine, the school year looks unpredictable at best.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Educational Links 4/30/2020

How to Integrate Online Professional Development Into Your School’s PD Culture

Dyslexic Thinkers Aren’t Disabled Thinkers

How to Reopen Schools: A 10-Point Plan Putting Equity at the Center

Teachers Without Internet Work in Parking Lots, Empty School Buildings During COVID-19

Teachers union: 'Scream bloody murder' if schools reopen against medical advice

Under pressure to reopen this fall, school leaders plan unprecedented changes

Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting tens of millions of people in the United States. But getting help for children who have it in public school can be a nightmare.

Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday 4/30

Somehow Annabel Lee should be in the back pocket of a pair of Levis.
Poem in Your Pocket Day takes place every year on a day in National Poetry Month. The 2020 Poem in Your Pocket Day will take place on Thursday, April 30. This year we encourage you to celebrate digitally. It's easy to participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day from a safe distance.

Remote Program: Poem in Your Pocket Day, April 30, 2020


Participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Is that a poem in your pocket?


Here is my very first Poem in my Pocket: Longfellow's 'The Rainy Day.'


National Poetry Month: Poem #30

I’m Nobody! Who are you? (260)

I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!
How dreary – to be – Somebody! How public – like a Frog –  To tell one’s name – the livelong June –  To an admiring Bog!

National Poetry Month: Poem #27

The Bean Eaters

They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair.   
Dinner is a casual affair.
Plain chipware on a plain and creaking wood,   
Tin flatware.

Two who are Mostly Good.
Two who have lived their day,
But keep on putting on their clothes   
And putting things away.

And remembering ...
Remembering, with twinklings and twinges,
As they lean over the beans in their rented back room that is full of beads and receipts and dolls and cloths, tobacco crumbs, vases and fringes.
Gwendolyn Brooks

National Poetry Month: Matsuo Basho

From time to time
The clouds give rest
To the moon-beholders.

The summer grasses

All that remains

Of brave soldiers dreams

A bee 
staggers out
of the peony.

Matsuo Basho

Matsuo Basho

About Matsuo Basho

Matsuo Basho was one of the most famous haiku masters of the world. His poems were influenced by his firsthand experience of the world around him, often encapsulating the feeling of a scene in a few simple elements.