Saturday, May 8, 2021

Educational Links 5/9/21

Skills Are Great — But It’s Who You Know That Lands You a Job

“My Child’s Neurodivergence Is Not a Choice. My Empathy Is.”

3 ways to help students de-stress

Full-Time Virtual Schools: Still Growing, Still Struggling, Still Resisting Oversight

Pictures, Wolves, and Code - The Week in Review

Students could raise failed grades, repeat current school year under bills in Legislature

 Using Conflict as an ‘Avenue for Change’

When conflicts arise, administrators may be tempted to sweep them under the rug—but that’s a missed opportunity for improvement.

You Look Like Your Grandma

Or Great Grandmother? Better stock up on Mother's Day Cards, its May 9.

Who Hung With You During Quarantine?


Your first and most faithful teacher, your mom. Mother's Day May 9.

Who Sang You Your First Lullaby?

'Sleepy Baby.' Mary Cassett

Chances are, your mom.

Mother's Day May 9.

Who Kissed Your Fat Little Baby Hand?

'Baby's First Caress' Cassett

I'm thinking it was your mom.

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9.

Who Loves You Through Thick and Thin?

Dorothea Lange, Dust Bowl Photos

Your mom does.
Mother's Day, May 9.

You're Just Like Your Mom, Huh?

Which is not a bad thing.
Mother's Day, May 9.

Mommy, Read It Again!

Mother and Child Reading, by Frederick Warren Freer

That adds up to 4,893 bedtimes stories by age nine.

Mother's Day May 9.

Chillaxin' With My Mommy

Mother and Child   Leighton, Lord Frederick
What Saturdays are for. Mothers Day May 9.

Who Thought You Were the Cutest Little Thing in the Whole World?


'Mother and Child,' Uemura Shoen


Your Mama. あなたのママ
May  9. Mother's Day.

Who Dressed You Up So Fancy Schmancy?

Madame Charpentier and Her Daughters, Renoir

Your mom. And maybe your grandma.

Mother's Day May 12.

Thought I'd add some funky music to collaborate with these rich people having this portrait done by Renoir.
Our lovely Stevie Wonder and sentiments. Love this song.

Isn't She Lovely?

Twelve year old Stevie Wonder's mom dressed him up fancy schmancy for the Apollo Theatre.

Who Wiped Your Nose?

Mom wiped everything.
Mother's Day May 9.

Who Took You By The Hand?

Folk Art  Jed Alexander

Usually your mom.

Mother's Day May 9.

Who Was Your First Playmate?

Child with Toys, Renoir

Your Mom. And she had fun, too.
Mother's Day, May 9.

Educational Links 5/8/21

An Ear for Reading: Audiobooks Take Center Stage in the Classroom

Pandemic puts school accountability in limbo

How Teaching the Work of Living Poets Can Make English Class More Exciting and Inclusive

Biden hits 100-day school reopening goal, but reopening difficulties persist

How Do You Teach in a Pandemic? Focus on Core Values

8 Ways To Help Students Improve Their Academic Reading

Narrative video games are often overlooked in ELA instruction, but many are rich, sophisticated, and deeply engaging.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Détente avec ma maman.(Relaxing with my mama.)

'Madame Monet with her son, Jean Renoir

The chicks, too.

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9.

Educational Links 6/7/21

Juliana Urtubey, an Elementary Special Educator, Is the 2021 National Teacher of the Year

Over half of California public school students remain in distance learning

Why durable skills are the next big thing

The Question I'm Asked the Most

If Your Brain Feels Foggy And You're Tired All The Time, You're Not Alone

Author’s Perspective

Will a Rise in Online Learning Open Remote Teaching Opportunities for Faculty?

Using Outlines to Support Student Note-Taking

Taking notes on readings doesn’t always come naturally to students, and having a framework to follow helps them focus on what’s most important.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Educational Links 5/6/2021


The Best Read Alouds on YouTube For Classroom or Home

The Benefits of the Short Writing Assignment

Study: Oral reading fluency closely related to NAEP performance

Why Teachers Leave—or Don’t: A Look at the Numbers


Tower Of Babble: Nonnative Speakers Navigate The World Of 'Good' And 'Bad' English

Strategies to Encourage Students to Turn Their Cameras On

Incorporating SEL approaches, playing games, and giving students options can inspire them to show their faces.

Mama, Let's Take A Walk

'The Stroll,  Madame Monet and son' Monet

Did you go on nature walks?

Mother's Day, Sunday May 9.

You'll Always Just Be Mum To Me

Kate Middleton and George

Spice Girls - Mama 

Happy Mother's Day, May 9!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Running Errands with Mommy


African Mother And Child John Warburton Lee

...that lady is always busy.
Mother's Day May 9.

Who Thought You Were Cute Even When You Were Annoying?

Jackie and John John
Mom thought you were adorable all the time.
Mother's Day May 9.

Who Gave You Siblings?

Johann Gottlieb Hantzsch

Moms do.
Mother's Day-May 9.

Educational Links 5/5/2021

What Can Teachers Learn From Students' Brainwaves?


4 Ways to Use Games for Learning

Building resilience: 8 books to help kids face challenges

Boosting Young Students’ Emotional Vocabulary

How To Create Learning Through Play: A Spectrum

Science of Reading Advocates Have a Messaging Problem

“Is ADHD Real?” How to Respond to Doubters with Tact and Facts

It boggles the mind, but people still question the validity of an attention deficit diagnosis. When a stranger attacks ADHD, it can make your blood boil. But when it’s friends and family? Read on for advice.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Who Cooked Your Favorite Dinner?

1843 Charles Dickens Christmas Carol-- Cratchit Christmas Dinner Illustration 

By Edwin Abbey

Usually Mom. Maybe Yorkshire Pudding.
Mother's Day is May 9.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Educational Links 5/4/21


Our Favorite Videos For Kids About How Things Are Made

Covid-19 Upended Schools. How Much Has Education Suffered?

12 Things Every Lesson You Teach Should Have

How to Use Images to Teach Creative Writing

California state board likely to adopt long-awaited ‘student growth model’ to measure test scores



A Digital Library Spawns More Reading

At a high school in Florida, ebooks transformed student reading habits—and improved proficiency across a wide range of students.

Who You Callin' A Mama's Boy?

Love Between a Mother and Son, artist unknown

Hey guys, Mother's Day is May 12.

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. - Abraham Lincoln

 "Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process."
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."
-- Mark Twain 

"A boy's best friend is his mother."
-- Joseph Stefano 

When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, "Dear woman, here is your son." John 19:26  

"Men are what their mothers made them."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso."
-- Pablo Picasso

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Educational Links 05/03/21

Map: Where Are Schools Required to Be Open?


Pandemic puts school accountability in limbo

Sal Khan on Expanding Into Early Learning and Launching a Peer-to-Peer Tutoring Platform

How to Help Kids Cope with Climate Change Anxiety

‘They Already Feel Like Bad Students.’ A Special Educator Reflects on Virtual Teaching

Teachers Opt For More Leniency, and Get Better Work

Extending understanding in subtle ways can lead to more student ownership, and unleash unexpected possibilities in the classroom.

Mommy Chose Me From All The Babies In The Whole World

Sandra Bullock and baby Louis

Love is love.
May 9. Mother's Day.