Saturday, May 1, 2021

Educational Links 05/02/21


How to Help Kids Talk About Learning Disabilities

Remembering Renowned Education Researcher Bob Slavin

How to Embed SEL Into Your Instruction


15 Philosophy of Education Examples for Job-Hunting Teachers

Mental health, equity should be schools’ focus as students return, report says

Ten Google Workspaces Features for Teachers You Might Be Overlooking

Google Workspaces (formerly known as G Suite, Google Apps, and just plain Google Drive) has a lot of great features for teachers and students. Some of them are obvious while others might be considered "hidden" features. Those hidden features are often little things that make using Google Workspaces a little easier than faster.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Educational Links 5/1/21


A crash course on trauma-informed teaching

How Educators Are Approaching Summer Learning This Year

A Schoolwide Focus on Improving Students’ Reading Skills

12 Ways For Teachers To Save Time In The Classroom

Tips for Finding Your Way to a (High-Paying) Trade Job

Figuring out what to do with your life is a challenge for anyone. Students are often told to get their bachelor's degree and find their passion and they'll eventually be rewarded by landing their dream job.

For most people, it's not that simple.

Who Helped You Take Your First Steps?

'Farmstead" Van Gogh
Mom, and, alright, Dad, too. Sweet painting by Vincent.

Mother's Day May 10.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Educational Links 4/30/21

Practical Ed Tech Virtual Summer Camp FAQs

A Popular Study Found That Taking Notes By Hand Is Better Than By Laptop. But Is It?

EdChat Radio

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Professional Development This Summer: What Teachers and Principals Say They Need

Teaching Elementary Students About the Concept of Injustice

Students gain a rich understanding of civil rights when they build from their ideas of fairness to the larger issue of justice.

Pieta: Mother's Heart Cuore di mamma

Pieta, Michelangelo

          Pieta: pity, жаль,שאָד, hurumapitye,شفقة ,samúð, penatrua 
              遗憾,κρίμα, jammer, llàstima, đáiong tiếc

No human connect is as profound as mother to child. This is universal truth.  
              Mother's Day, May 10, Sunday. Let's give Mom joy.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Educational Links 4/29/21

How We Can Identify What Students Need to Catch Up on Learning

What are learning and thinking differences?

Teacher candidates get another year to prove subject matter competence

3 ways to prioritize teacher PD as schools reopen

Educational Duct Tape Podcast

6 Priorities For Whole Learning

When Teachers Overcome Math Anxiety, Students Benefit

To prevent the rise of math anxiety in elementary students, teachers need confidence in their own conceptual understanding of the subject.

Who Taught You Who You Are?

Mother and Child, Andy Warhol

Your (fill in ethnicity) Mother.

You might choose:  Irish, Italian, Mexican, English, Russian, Philipino, German, Scottish, Chinese, Dine, Arab, Dutch, Puerto Rican, French, Welsh, Jewish, Chilean, Danish, Japanese, Basque, Canadian, Romanian, Indian, Mayan, Angolan, Brazilian, Navaho, Turkish, Costa Rican, Portuguese, Nicaraguan, Guinea Bissaun, Lithuanian, Nigerian, Egyptian, El Salvadoran, Omani, Norwegian, or all of the above (for us Heinz Fiftyseven.)

Mother's Day, May 10.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Educational Links 4/28/21


How Dyslexia is a Different Brain, Not a Disease

How text and voice apps are changing student engagement

Summer School Is More Important Than Ever. But Teachers Are ‘Fried’ and Need a Break

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 244 Teaching Different With Inquiry

What Is ADHD? Meaning, Symptoms & Tests

Birdcams for Spring Observations

Powerful, Lesser-Known Tech Tools for Teachers

Efficiency and engagement are critical components of online learning—these often-overlooked, free tools can boost both.

Oh, That Silly Mommy

Angelina Jolie – and Maddox by Annie Leibovitz,

She makes me laugh all the time.
Mother's Day May 10.

My Mom Saved My Life

Delivery Date: any day, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Mother's Day May 10.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Educational Links 4/27/21

Distracted? These Four Learning Strategies Can Help

Promoting PLCs to Face the ‘Twin Epidemics’ of COVID 19 & Systemic Racism


The Creative Classroom with John Spencer

About Dyslexia

Education Department Kicks Off Summer Learning Collaborative

Using Literature to Help Teens Develop Healthy Relationships

Teachers have long used literature to help students examine their own lives, and that may be more valuable than ever right now.

Who Doted On You?

The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, da Vinci

Mom and Grandma?

Mother's Day May 10.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Educational Links 4/26/21


Families of Color Have Good Reasons to Mistrust Schools. We Must Change That.

5 Myths About English Language Learners (ELLs) and Special Education

Supreme Court Lowers Bar for Life-Without-Parole Sentences for Juvenile Offenders

PLCs Can ‘Unleash the Learning!’

Five Tools for Staying On Task

6 Tips For Using Exit Tickets To Improve Your Teaching

3 SEL Practices Teachers Can Use Every Day

These social and emotional learning strategies won’t take a lot of time, but they can have a big impact on middle and high school students.

Who Baked You All Those Birthday Cakes?

I betcha it was Mama.
Mother's Day May 10.

For me, my grandma baked our birthday cakes. Here is a picture of one of my birthdays from 59 years ago today with my grandpa and our dog Kip. Kip is staring at the birthday cake, hoping for the best.

Educational Links 4/25/21

The Importance of Teaching Financial Literacy

Missing kindergartners drive largest drop in 20 years in California's K-12 enrollment


The Educator’s Guide to Executive Functions: How to Understand and Support Students in Need

Have School Reopening Decisions Been Driven by Union Influence?

How To Handle Return-To-School Misbehavior

OPINION: Why public school teachers need paid family and medical leave

In post-pandemic planning, needs of teachers should not be left behind.