Blue Moon on Halloween
Rare Blue Moon to be spotted on Halloween for the first time in 76 years: www.indiatoday.in/science/story/rare-blue-moon-to-be-spotted-on-halloween-for-the-first-time-in-76-years-1730411-2020-10-11
Managing the hybrid classroom
How to Manage a Hybrid Classroom: https://www.techlearning.com/how-to/how-to-manage-a-hybrid-classroom
"Strategies for hybrid classroom teachers who are trying to simultaneously balance face-to-face and virtual students"
Working From Home Healthily
3 Surprising Health Risks of Working From Home: https://www.verywellhealth.com/remote-work-health-risks-5080056
The suggestions in this article can apply to teachers and students as well as others working from home.
Help students with online learning
5 ways to help students with disabilities who struggle with online learning: districtadministration.com/5-ways-to-help-students-with-disabilities-who-struggle-with-online-learning/
"Interventions may include meeting with the student and parent, letting the student fidget, asking the student for help, offering incentives, and helping find an outside therapist if needed."
These strategies may help many students, I think.
Are Targeted Political Ads Deceiving Voters?: www.commonsense.org/education/articles/are-targeted-political-ads-deceiving-voters
"Use this lesson plan to help students think critically about political ads on social media."
Real Thanksgiving story information
How to Tell the Thanksgiving Story to Kids: www.purewow.com/family/thanksgiving-story-for-kids
I have found that information about Thanksgiving that people learned as a child has often not changed as they become an adult. This article provides information to help families learn about the real narrative about Thanksgiving rather than the myth that is often portrayed in media.
The BookTrail: https://www.thebooktrail.com/
At this site you can choose a destination, author/guide, setting, or book title. You will then get book suggestions meeting your choice. The best part of the site, I think, is that after you see the book selections, you can choose View Trail. That shows a map with a "select number of locations evoked in the book" on it. There is also information about the books. I plan to spend more time on this site for the books I read!
4 self-determination skills to build during remote instruction: districtadministration.com/4-self-determination-skills-to-build-during-remote-instruction/
"Students with disabilities engaged in distance learning may need extra help in learning skills such as choice-making, problem-solving, goal-setting and self-monitoring to prepare for life after high school."
I think that these four skills would be helpful for most students. I especially appreciated the ideas for teachers to foster these goals when working with students.
As a life-long educator, I like to read about education and decided to share what I find interesting here with you. Please let me know your thoughts about the articles.