Saturday, January 2, 2021

Educational Links 1/3/2021

Teaching Reading During COVID-19: Frustrated Students, Tech Challenges

25 Relaxing Music Videos for Online and In-Person Classrooms

 The Principal Is In: An Advice Column for Principals


Easing Teachers’ Anxieties About Returning to School

Teaching’s ‘New Normal’? There’s Nothing Normal About the Constant Threat of Death

Free Handout: Solving Challenges in the Classroom

Teachers can use this quick-reference guide to help students with ADHD overcome the most common setbacks in the classroom—from math and reading comprehension to hyperactivity and organization.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Educational Links 1/2/2020

10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

A teacher’s deepest fears about 2021: Students who disappeared, covid-19 myopia and six more


Trump opens up federal dollars for private school vouchers amid pandemic

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 229 Growing Viewpoint Diversity


What Education Looked Like in 2020

Tips For Building Early Reading Skills Online

Elementary students may struggle with developing reading skills in an online classroom. These tips can maximize your time together.

2021, 2022, 2023...You've Got This

 Last school year I began a challenging new Special Ed job. One morning I needed to stop at the gym during Adaptive PE for a signature from one of the PE teachers.  The Coaches are great with the kids, and always helpful with our SPED team. I must have looked a little overwhelmed-Coach said to me, "You've got this."

You've got this-in 2021, we continue to ignore the outside world-virus-filled, shut-down, gasping-and focus on our teaching because we believe in the kids, we believe in the future-the 2021, 2022, 2023....

You've got this-new ed tech everywhere. New apps, elaborate ed programs, old Zoom and Google Suite, shakey wi-fi connections. Persist.

You've got this-missing and mischievous students. Keep supporting the families, using the school and district resources to help them. Words of kindness resonate in the loneliness.

You've got this--magnificent new options for education in this massive period of transition, demanding magnificent teachers. That's you. You are the magnificent teacher. You've got this.

And on a personal note, you've got this through prayer. I would like to extend a blessing to my teaching colleagues.

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.