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The Happy Secret to Better Work

If you can raise somebody's level of positivity in the present, then their brain experiences what we now call a happiness advantage,
which is your brain at positive performs significantly better than it does at negative, neutral or stressed.
Your intelligence rises, your creativity rises, your energy levels rise.

Because dopamine, which floods into your system when you're positive… make[s] you happier,
it turns on all of the learning centers in your brain allowing you to adapt to the world in a different way.
  Shawn Achor

"My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status....
if you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original " Ken Robinson
Educational Leadership and Creativity
 RTI  Response To Intervention  RTI
Gifted Label Said to Miss Dynamic

Books On-Line

Google Book Search:

Project Gutenberg:


Stories for Children

Tumble Books at the New York Public Library: 

University of Adelaide Library’s Collection of Web Books:

Over-learning and Massing are not helpful to long term memory.  Also, watch the break-in-learning time.  

Compacting Renzuli Style

Some Good Reminders About Bloom's Taxonomy:

This one was found by Mr. Withers: A Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (see #6)

Alternative Work A Digest

Interest Centers from Kathy Schrock

Enrichment Clusters by Renzulli and Reis

Some Fun Extensions for Math from NCES

The Math and Science in Sailing from National Geographic






Supporting Detail Sentence(s

Paragraph(s) have three or more

Paragraph(s) have two supporting detail

Paragraph(s) have one supporting

Paragraph(s) have no supporting

Elaborating Detail Sentence(s

elaborating detail sentences.

elaborating detail sentences.

Each supporting detail

elaborating detail sentence.

Mechanics and Grammar

Paragraph has no errors in

Paragraph has one or two

capitalization, and spelling errors.

Paragraph has six or more

A Rubrics Generator
Understanding Rubrics

Six Traits Rubric Generator!
Concept to Classroom

A Curriculum Article

MI and Technology

Research Tools for Teachers 

"Most of the resources previously found on the ERIC/IT and AskERIC websites may be found at The Educator’s Reference Desk

"The United States Department of Education’s website for searching the ERIC Database

"Additional education resources may be found at The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM)   



The Writing Fix

Advice on Novel Writing
Teaching Creative Writing
Teaching Shakespeare...

Julius Caesar Paraphrased 

An Eric Digest on Gifted Readers

The ABCs of The Writing Process

The Writing Process:

Visual learners will like learning the parts of speech by Diagramming Sentences.

The Literacy Web

Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas

Dealing With Lexile Scores


Teaching writing with technology

Project Based Learning

Kathie Nunley's Layered Curriculm

"Stress-A Land Mine for the Brain"

Measuring Readability

Web Quests

Teacher Resources


Yoga for Children

A great place to start web creations for your classes!

Productive Thinking is Critical and Creative Thinking plus Knowledge. 

The Legend by Zitkala-Sa from the SBAC Practice Questions for Actively Learn in Edmode

Some fun with subject integration.