Saturday, April 24, 2021

She's Not My Real Mother, But...

Mother Teresa

she loves me just the same.
You have someone like that in your life?
Mother's Day, May 10.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Educational Links 4/24/21


How to Turn Math Word Problems Into Engaging Comics

‘Learning Loss, in General, Is a Misnomer': Study Shows Kids Made Progress During COVID-19

Even though the pandemic has interrupted learning, students are still making progress in reading and math this year, according to a new analysis from the assessment provider Renaissance.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Teachable Moment: A Party Game for William's Birthday

Need A G-Rated Insult? 

I find Shakespeare animal memes hilarious. I just can't help it. So here's the game--I'll give you a hint which plays these come from-- you guess. To be sure, you can always google the quote.

Which of these first four are from Richard III, Hamlet, Two Gentleman of Verona or a sonnet?








Of the next three, which are from Richard II, Romeo and Juliet?

Of the three memes above, which are from Romeo and Juliet or Richard III?

Of these four memes below, which are from MacBeth, Midsummer Night's Dream,  and Romeo and Juliet?

This last group:

Two from MacBeth, one from Midsummer's Night's Dream.






 My own meme--from a play we study in grade ten in the USA.

Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with some of his best insults and pickup lines

Welcome to the official Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations website.

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 9. 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 4/23/21


As Schools Weigh How to Use New Aid for Homeless Students, Finding Them Is Step One

How Schools Can Help Kids Heal After A Year Of 'Crisis And Uncertainty'

Every Classroom Matters

How an online shift increased outdoor learning opportunities

What To Consider Before Interviewing for Your Next Teaching Job

Respectful redirection is a quick, in-the-moment strategy for providing students with corrective feedback. With respectful redirection, you get your students’ attention without making a big deal by using a calm tone, neutral body language, and clear, concise wording.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Educational Links 4/22/21

How to Incorporate Arbor Day into Your Classroom

How to weave real-world phenomena into science lessons

Students Are Slipping Through the Cracks of Special Education. Schools Must Do Better.

During COVID-19, Schools Have Made a Mad Dash to 1-to-1 Computing. What Happens Next?

Google Teacher Podcast

A Consensus-Building Strategy for School Leaders

Presenting data as a compelling visual story can help school leaders get buy-in from all stakeholders on how to reach important goals.

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 9.

The Sky Is Cheap Entertainment: The Lyrid Meteors Now


2021 Lyrid meteor shower: All you need to know

The Lyrids are an Earth Day meteor shower, peaking on the morning of April 22. Also, try the next morning, April 23. The moon is waxing – staying out longer after dark each night – so you’ll want to watch the time of moonset carefully.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Educational Links 4/21/21


4 Ways to Encourage Students to Ask Questions

How Nonviolent Communication Can Help Adults Better Understand Students’ Needs

Teaching Math Word Problems with Pictures

Balancing in-person and virtual learning during the pandemic takes toll on teachers

Podcast: Assessing with Respect Requires Relationships


USDA extends free meals through next school year

Districts can provide millions of free grab-and-go meals through 2021-22 school year.

Someone Brought a Smile to Your Baby Face

Mother and Child by Renoir

Maybe someone still does.

Mothers' Day is Sunday, May 9.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Educational Links 4/20/21


Kids and COVID-19 Vaccines: The Latest News

Dispatches From Quarantine: How Young People Are Documenting History

Assessment Strategies for English-Language Learners

The implications of testing flexibility on measuring student growth and learning trends

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

10 of the Absolute Best Podcasts for Teachers

Creating Opportunities for Project-Based Learning in Math

Rigorous PBL units in middle and high school math answer the age-old student question: “When am I ever going to need this?”

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Educational Links 4/19/21

 An Overview of Google Arts & Culture for Teachers

Healthy Parental Support of Student Writing

K-12 Greatest Hits: The Best Ideas in Education

Paraprofessionals: What you need to know

42% of Principals Want to Leave Their Position. Will You Let Them?

What the Odd History of ‘Pulling Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps’ Says About Education Equity

Students feel isolated–online learning can help their mental health

Online learning can bring students a sense of community and support--critical elements of mental health, especially during COVID.

Teaching Is Finishing Strong

Finishing the School Year Strong 

End of Year Activities

Tips to Wrap Up the School Year! 

Top 12 Effective End of the Year Activities

The Last 40 Days Until Summer 

End Of School Lessons and Teacher Resources

Fun Last Day of School Activities 

10 Ideas for Teaching on the Last Day of School 

8 Activities to Make the Last Days of School Memorable and Fun 

How to Stay Charged During the Final Weeks of School 


Who's Praying for You?


"Virgin in Prayer" by Giovanni Battista Silva

Bet your mom is.

Mother's Day is May 9, 2021, Sunday.

Who Put Up With Your Toddler Highjinks?

'Mother and Child' Pablo Picasso

Mostly your mom.

Mother's Day May 9.

And I bet you had the cutest little baby face!

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