Saturday, June 6, 2020

Educational Links 6/7/2020

A Guide to Equity and Antiracism for Educators

Special Ed Students Have Lost Many Services. Here’s How SEL Strategies Can Help.

How NYC Students and Teachers are Making Sense of George Floyd’s Killing

Coping With Social Anxiety During Social Distancing

10 Ways Teachers Can Fight Racism and Teach Tolerance

What Transcripts Reveal About Our Schools’ Values, Priorities and Inequities

A Powerful Model for Understanding Good Tech Integration

Good technology integration isn’t about using the fanciest tool, it’s about being aware of the range of options and picking the right strategy—or strategies—for the lesson at hand.

Info On Child Development

Skipping rope, hopping, running. Who knew having fun was a developmental  milestone?

Child development refers to the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence, as the individual progresses from  dependency to increasing autonomy. It is a continuous process with a predictable sequence yet having a unique course for every child.

--Checking to make sure kids are developing appropriately within expected parameters.

This site offers information on developmental milestones, screening, and mental health guidelines. 

CDC Child Development 

--Children need a well balanced experience growing up.

This site offers several excellent resources to understand and enhance the full lives of growing children.

Child Development Tracker 

--The Common Core and Child Development.

This article examines the academic expectations of young children. 

All Children Are Not the Same: Common Core Standards Fail to Keep Child Development in Mind;postID=2230281102243584239 

--Child Development: Middle and High School

Understood offers excellent resources to evaluate the development of  students from K-12.

Developmental Milestones for Typical Middle-Schoolers 

Developmental Milestones for Typical High-Schoolers

 Please notice that medical, psychological/psychiatric,  physical and education consideration are all included in child development. As educators, our expertise is education. However, we are responsible to recognize when students need the expertise of other professionals available to serve them.


--Piaget's Famous Stages of Development (Cognitive Learning)   

This site lays out Piaget's well-known explanation of stages of learning.

Piaget Stages of Development 

Piaget in his beret.


The Waiting Father

Parable of the Prodigal Son

Father's Day, June 21.

Luke 15:11-32 New International Version (NIV)

The Parable of the Lost Son

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.
13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’
28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’
31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

Friday, June 5, 2020

Educational Links 6/6/2020

What's Lost When Parents Don't Talk About Social Identity With Their Kids?

California schools chief launches campaign against racial bias


Do You Treat Black and White Students Differently?

17 states, DC challenge new Title IX regulations' impact on schools

Trump Administration Faces Pressure To Help Disability Service Providers

Using PBL to develop 21st-century skills

Good Daddies Share the Spotlight

Steph Curry's Daughter Riley Steals the Show

Stephen Curry's daughter steals the show -- again

Father's Day June 21.

Dyslexia Revealed

The MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia

Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

Fate Knocking At The Door--Beethoven's Fifth

Beethoven (pink book) Andy Warhol

Is this a legend? Did Beethoven really say his signature first four notes of the Fifth Symphony (the ones repeated throughout) was fate knocking at the door? I don't know--but it sure feels like it as you listen. The question--should we open the door?




Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 (Proms 2012)

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Educational Links 6/5/2020

A Call to Action for White Educators Who Seek to Be Anti-Racist

10 TED-ED Talks about Race in America

California lawmakers would spare K-12 schools from any budget cuts

Hundreds of thousands of students still can’t access online learning

All states now approved for emergency education funding

With Schools Shut, Life Skills Program For Students With Disabilities Hits The Road

Common Sense Media Resources About Race and Racism 

We've gathered together all our articles and lists of media recommendations to help parents, educators, and others spark important conversations.

Fun Ideas This Summer--for Teens

100+ Things for Teens to Do This Summer


65+ Tasty Picnic Recipes to Enjoy All Summer Long

10 Great Volunteer Ideas for Teens

Garden Activities For Teens: How To Garden With Teenagers

Cool Arts and Crafts Ideas for Teens

My Dad

Strolling Player and Son, Picasso

Cheese is okay for holidays, right? This is for those many new fans of the Donna Reed Show.

"My Dad" - Paul Petersen

Father's Day is June 21.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The Sky Is Cheap Entertainment: Three Eclipses in One Month!

How often are there 3 eclipses in a month?

June 5, 2020: Penumbral lunar eclipse
June 21, 2020: Annular solar eclipse
July 5, 2020: Penumbral lunar eclipse

penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and the
Moon are imperfectly aligned. When this 
happens, the Earth blocks some of the Sun's light from directly reaching the Moon's surface and covers all or part of the Moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra.

What Is an Annular Solar EclipseAn annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon covers the Sun's center,
the Sun's visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the Moon. The characteristic “ring of fire”. Solar eclipses happen when the New Moon casts a shadow on Earth.

Educational Links 6/4/2020

'Advice for the Newly Woke White Teachers on Teaching Black Children'

Protests, donations, lesson plans: How the education world is responding to George Floyd’s killing

Tracking how the coronavirus is impacting school districts

Online Camps Fill Kids' Summer with Learning Adventures

Parents opting to homeschool beyond closures add to school finance concerns

How Indigenous, Black and POC Educators Envision a Better School Experience

Education Equity

How can we ensure all students have equal access to opportunities, support, and the tools they need to succeed? Explore and share proven ways to make this happen.