Monday, April 20, 2020

April 2020 Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

 It's April already, the school year is almost over.  We hope you are all healthy and safe during this unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic and that you've been able to find resources and ideas for online learning with your students. Stop by our blog linky and see what great tips and advice are there just for you.

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April Activities Just for You
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
 Turning my thoughts to sunny days and warmer weather!!! Can’t you just smell spring in the air? Daffodils beginning to bloom, Lilac trees starting to flower, and Lilies of the Valley popping up. A vaccine for Covid-19 hopefully soon.

Tried & True Tips for Distance Learning
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools 
 It's been five weeks since we've been quarantined and it has taken me this long to even try to organize my thoughts (& life!) Well, still working on the life part. . . How are you all doing? Despite teaching 30+ years, I feel like a brand-new teacher again, attempting to get a handle on "distance learning", "remote learning", whatever you want to call it: learning without physically being with my students! Here are 5 tips to help ease the transition to distance learning.
Lemonade 2020
 This Coronavirus pandemic is extremely serious and stressful, but independent reading can be part of a useful solution to children learning at home. Now is a good time to hook kids on reading because they can choose their own books according to their own interests. At the same time, they can practice previously taught reading skills and improve in many ways.
 "My Side of the Mountain" - Making Falcon Hoods
 Each year, my husband reads the book “My Side of the Mountain” to his science students. As a culminating activity, the students make falcon hoods since Sam has a peregrine falcon for hunting. Take a look at some of the falcon hoods his 6th grade students made in my latest blog post.

 Ideas to Keep You Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic
By Victoria Leone of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs 
Use these simple, yet practical, ideas to help safeguard your family during the Coronavirus pandemic. Be sure to read the comments section for other great ideas and videos shared by our readers.
By Charlene Tess of Charlene Tess
 Teachers are helping other teachers during the COVID-19 Crisis

 Writing During This Historic Time: My Pandemic Journal
By Lisa Robles of LisaTeachR's Classroom
 Everyone should be writing during this historic time. Where is your pandemic journal?
 How I'm Surviving a New Teaching Reality
By Marcy Howe of It's a Teacher Thing 
 During this crazy teaching time, I've survived in part thanks to these incredible tutorials.

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