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Clothing Collaborative – Dorcas International Institute of RI. New or gently-used professional clothing — donations should be clothing items that are appropriate for the work place, such as suits, blouses, button-up shirts, blazers, slacks, ties, closed-toed shoes, etc.

Clothing Collaborative – Dorcas International Institute of RI

New or gently-used everyday clothing and basic household items and necessities (for adults and children/babies). We do not take electrical appliances, TVs of any size, or furniture. Here is our priority Wish List: 1. Gift Cards. 2. New or gently-used items for adults & children: • Professional and casual clothing: Suits, shirts, pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, sweaters, jackets/blazers, coats, shoes, and baby clothes. • Fashion accessories: Ties, socks, belts, bags, scarves, purses, gloves, and costume jewelry. • Shoes. • Plus size clothing for men and women (Especially sizes 14 and 16 for women). 3.

You can also donate by purchasing items through our Amazon Wish List! Youtube. 9 Ways Classroom Photos Can Create Student Connection. Students love photos and capturing the moment just like the rest of us.

9 Ways Classroom Photos Can Create Student Connection

Bring that passion to the classroom for an easy win with your class. Classroom photos help celebrate and connect students and work to create trust and community. Creativity with photos makes for a great asset for the school’s yearbook adviser, too! Try some of these unique ways teachers use classroom photos to engage and bond with students to make a lasting, beautiful connection. 1. Source Decorating classroom doors is often a back-to-school or a school Spirit Week tradition. 2.

Source Give students a “home” feeling throughout their day with a room divider of family photos or a dedicated space where they can bring in a favorite photo. 3. Source Have each student decorate an individual puzzle piece with their name, a photo or two, and a meaningful quote or fun fact. 4. Source Whether it’s a home “book nook” or a “sneaky reader spot,” have kids bring in a photo or two of where their special place is to read books. 5. 6.

Growth Mindset

6 Ways to Make a Calm Down Jar - Preschool Inspirations. Inspirational Mom Reminds Us To Be Ourselves. Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.

Inspirational Mom Reminds Us To Be Ourselves

We’ve all been told a million times by inspirational quotes on posters to be ourselves. But in a world dominated by trends and shaped by popular public opinion, remembering to be true to yourself isn’t always the easiest thing to do. In this episode of Truth Bomb Mom, Kristina Kuzmic and her daughter team up to ask one very important question: “Do you know what hobby you should take on that would make you really cool?” Their answer: “Whatever hobby you enjoy and makes you proud of yourself.” The same goes for what color you should wear, and most of life’s other big choices.

What Kristina and her daughter are getting at is a simple truth many of us often forget. Even though it’s easier said than done, the best way to be happy with yourself is to simply be “the original, authentic you.” And how does one do that? Agree with Kristina’s message? Error loading player: No playable sources found. Vision boards for high school students.

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The Best Part of Me Writing Activity - Lessons With Laughter. Cultivating a postive classroom community is such an important part of teaching, and I’ve learned that little things go a long way.

The Best Part of Me Writing Activity - Lessons With Laughter

One of the ways to help build our students up is to help them see themselves (and their classmates) in a positive light. One of the ways I did that this year was by doing an activity all about “The Best Part of Me.” I’ve mentioned my sweet friend LeAnn several times, because she is a constant source of inspiration! When I visited her classroom a while back (we teach at different schools), I saw her students’ adorable “Best Part of Me” pictures and writings. I knew I had to do it with my kiddos! The original lesson is from Genia Connell on Scholastic’s website. I love the idea of the book and that the author went into 3rd-5th grade classrooms and the pictures were great inspirations for my students to start thinking about the best part of them and to understand what their final product was going to look like.

Use Your Mind Video. Free Online YouTube Downloader: Download YouTube Videos, Facebook and many others! Why I'm Starting This School Year with a Get-to-Know-You Curation Project...and You Should Too! Ah, Back to School activities.

Why I'm Starting This School Year with a Get-to-Know-You Curation Project...and You Should Too!

Those wonderful ice-breakers, games, questionnaires, and activities we use to try to make the first week of school tolerable as we introduce our new students to the expectations and procedures of our classroom. Yeah...I hate them. My students are always surprised when I tell them about my secret (well, not so secret now) loathing of ice-breaker games. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story. How to help your students manage their mental health during exam time. Don’t stay silent As teachers, you know that your students express themselves in different ways.

How to help your students manage their mental health during exam time

Talking about their mental health is no different, so don’t ignore any comments a young person makes, however brief, even if something seems like a bit of classroom banter. Everyone has different sensitivity levels, and what you might disregard as a throwaway comment could be the tiniest hint of a much bigger issue. Don’t keep quiet about it, either. Open up a dialogue with the young person about the comment they made. Be open It’s obviously important that your students respect you and that you maintain a professional relationship. What was most beneficial to me during exam season was to hear honest – and sometimes exposing – examples of stressful situations and mental health struggles, both from my peers and from the adults I looked up to. Don’t put too much pressure on us I went to a school renowned for its academic reputation. Offer practical support. Introducing the reword tool.