Laura A. Diaz ~ Books and Beyond

"I want to (read and) write books that unblock the traffic jam in everyone's mind." ~J. Updike

What Teachers Really Need to Hear : Inspirational/Motivational Video Collection (Follow Up from What Students Really Need To Hear Post)


This is a follow up collection to the the previous post, “What Students Really Need To Hear.” Sometimes we (teachers) are the ones who need the inspiration and motivation to … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Students Really Need to Hear : Inspirational/Motivational Video Collection


I stumbled upon this inspirational video and I just had to share it.  So many truths can be heard in the words from Chase Mielke! Below are a few more … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Fakebook”: Ideas and how to use this technology to engage students


“Fakebook” allows teachers and students to create imaginary online profile pages for study purposes. You can click this link to navigate to the application: http://www.classtools.net/FB/home-page Use “Fakebook” to chart the plot … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reblog: 5 Educational Buzzwords That Are Losing Their Buzz BY DAN LEEMAN


Link to original  November 2014 article:http://www.theedublogger.com/2014/11/02/5-educational-buzzwords-that-are-losing-their-buzz/ There will always be the latest pedagogical or technological trend in education. Whether it’s research-based or just the latest fad, educational buzzwords crop up … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tamales: Guatemala y California Chica Style~ Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo!


Ahhh, what a beautiful day! Today was what is referred to in our home as  “Tamale Day.”  The day before Christmas Eve when we get together to make our family … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Struggle for Relevancy by Teacher1


Originally posted on From Under the Teacher’s Desk: Teachers are constantly being pressed to create curriculum that is ‘relevant’ to their students. We must make lessons that connect to ‘real … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Journey Through the World of Books~


November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Team building activities for middle to high school students


Originally posted on School Management & Student Information System Blog | QuickSchools.com:
There was this one chapter in Tuesdays with Morrie that struck a chord with me. It was mainly…

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

ANIMOTO: Have You Used It With Your Students Yet?


As you know, I have a passion for learning and discovery new technologies that can be infused into both instructional and student assessment practices.  Although old hat to some, I … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adobe Voice: Useful Tool For Teachers, Students


Originally posted on Bradley Hallick:
Easy-to-use tool for creating high quality voice-narrated slide shows from TechLearning RSS Feed http://ift.tt/10qdvOs via Bradley Hallick Education Technology Blog

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment
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