Professional Development, Teaching Links
Created by Maureen Devlin (updated 6/27/11)
I follow many wonderful educators on Twitter. I favor their links when they related to my “questions asked.” Here’s a list of links I will share with colleagues and revisit as I continue on my journey as an educator. The best way to teach a project, is to do it first yourself documenting the steps and reflections along the way.
Story Snoops: Helps children/teachers find just right books.
Rigor and Relevance Curriculum: Teaching Essential Skills
Popplet: Tool for online presentation, mindmapping, bulletin boards
Teachers First: Article to guide global connections
Curriculum Planning and Execution
Social Skills - Building Relationships
Books to Read
Recommended by Diane Ravitch: Read Darling-Hammond, Flat World; Richard Rothstein, Class and Schools; Koretz, Measuring Up; Harris, Myths of Standardized Test
Recommended by Franki Sibberson: HIDDEN by Helen Frost and WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick.
Recommended by Pink: David Sedaris audiobook
Paul W. Hankins 5 of 5 stars to Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant by Jack Prelutsky
Here, Bullet: War Described in Poetry
Harry and Me, Paulsen
“I need the structure of grammar to write well. "Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity & limitations" - Author?
“Comparison - using correct grammar is like playing the right notes in a symphony.” - Diane Ravitch
“Teach for joy. Teach for beauty. Teach to touch students' hearts and stir their imaginations. Teach to make them care.” - Diane Ravitch
"How blue is the sky, how blue and tiny and redeemable everything is, even you, even your eyes, even your imagination." - One
“In a Nazi concentration camp, Trachtenberg kept his sanity developing mult/div shortcuts. The Trachtenberg method.” - Dr. Jeff (explore with relation to computation)
Joe Fahs :
“Used FaceTime for iPad to video chat w family at home while away at conference. Excellent quality. Rear camera handy for giving a tour.”
@LollyDaskal: in the new economy you will be compensated not by how hard you work but by how much value you add to the world around you.
PatrickatDS Patrick Donohue
I am terrible at hula hopping, not a hands on learner, need manual
By 2050, ~50% of the world's people will live on or near the coasts. So what happens if sea levels keep going up? - Natl Geographic