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Reading Forms I Use. There are certain forms and surveys that I use to prompt conversations, as well as do managerial things with my students.

Reading Forms I Use

Why not share them? So feel free to modify and make them your own, just make a copy and you can edit them. Mature Books Permission Slips for Elementary. Internet Catalogue. Internet Catalogue. #cyberPD - On the Blog. TOP 10 FICTIONAL CHARACTERS WHO GAVE THE BEST ADVICE by Elizabeth Snevily. There comes a time in every character’s life when they are at a crossroad.

TOP 10 FICTIONAL CHARACTERS WHO GAVE THE BEST ADVICE by Elizabeth Snevily

They must face the simple, honest truths about life and how to live it, but often times they need the insight, advice and guidance from a friend, parent or stranger to help them choose their own destiny. Whether or not they listen to this lesson is their decision, but we, as readers on the sideline, implore them to follow or even sometimes abandon the advice given. Resilience and Grit: Resource Roundup. There’s been a lot of talk lately about resilience, grit, growth mindset, and related concepts -- including the social and emotional skills associated with these factors and their importance for student well-being and academic success.

Resilience and Grit: Resource Roundup

Edutopia has curated these lists of resources to help educators and parents follow these topics and create home and school environments that provide supports and opportunities to help young people thrive. Nurturing Resilience The ability to bounce back from adversity is associated with a variety of skills. Learn more about the resilience research and supports and strategies to develop resilience in young people. (10+ Resources) Fostering Grit Explore an array of resources about understanding and building student perseverance, and consider questions raised by the research on grit. (15+ Resources) Teaching Growth Mindset. How to Fuel the Innovation Engine in Learning. Flickr:JUvertson By Jennie Rose Can creativity be taught?

How to Fuel the Innovation Engine in Learning

If innovation is truly the key to this country’s success, then it’s time to think strategically about engendering creativity into our education system. Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder. 4 Things I Wish People Knew About Living With Sensory Processing Disorder. Depression and anxiety have ruled my life.

4 Things I Wish People Knew About Living With Sensory Processing Disorder

And ruined my life. Once I figured out the reason for all of my suffering — sensory processing disorder (SPD) — I learned I could manage the depression and anxiety. Taking Medium to the Next Level — The Story. Taking Medium to the Next Level Two years ago, we opened up Medium for anyone to write.

Taking Medium to the Next Level — The Story

It was a new, well-lit place for an old idea: letting people share their stories, their ideas, their unique perspectives. In designing how Medium works, we had a few goals: help good stuff get the attention it deserves, no matter who the author is. Keep it simple; put words first. Enable meaningful feedback. Free Math Tools for Teachers. Already a member?

Free Math Tools for Teachers

Login Your students are your priority. Count on us to provide all of the math resources you need. Read More Watch Video ► Create your free teacher account. Study Tips: Teaching Kids to Be Excellent Students. Guilty.

Study Tips: Teaching Kids to Be Excellent Students

We tell students “be a good student.” “Study hard.” How to Use Voice Typing in Google Documents. What Is a Jack-O'-Lantern? As Halloween approaches each year, you will begin to see carved pumpkins — commonly called "jack-o'-lanterns" — sitting on front porches all across America.

What Is a Jack-O'-Lantern?

As it gets dark, you'll notice that many of them are lit from within by candles, giving them a spooky glow that lets you know Halloween is right around the corner. Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying. Phrases like "random acts of kindness" and "pay it forward" have become popular terms in modern society.

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

This could perhaps be best explained by those who have identified a deficiency in their lives that can only be fulfilled by altruism. It seems there are good reasons why we can't get enough of those addictive, feel-good emotions, as scientific studies prove there are many physical, emotional, and mental health benefits associated with kindness. As minds and bodies grow, it’s abundantly clear that children require a healthy dose of the warm-and-fuzzies to thrive as healthy, happy, well-rounded individuals. Classroom Management Apps. Supporter Toolkit. Want to show your support for Connected Educator Month and what it stands for?

Want to encourage other educators to come join the discussions, the explorations, and the fun? Or maybe you just to let others know that when people talk about “connected educators,” that means you or your organization. In the supporter toolkit you’ll find a large collection of graphics, copy, and other promotional tools to help spread the word. Twitter Terms Infographic. The Four Kinds of Self-Negativity. Top Ten Picture Books to Build Character by Anna Sedenka. 5 Great Ways You Can Use Google Sites With Students. Great Picture Books to Teach Theme. Showing What They Know With Online Reading Strategies. Fall Science Experiment: Dissolving Pumpkins - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley. Fall is my favorite season! I love the cooler weather, the changing leaves, and even football season! I really love incorporating fall activities into the classroom and especially fall science experiments.

This post shares a quick fall science experiment that is perfect for exploring the scientific method. Curious about classroom Makerspaces? Here’s how to get started. Makerspace is a rapidly growing trend in schools across the country, but to be honest, I’ve never implemented one myself, and I can’t quite picture the logistics of orchestrating a Makerspace.

2012arop-rapidautomatizednaming. Feedly. Pre K. PreK Classroom Pictures - Michele Lewis VPK - Mrs. Becker Pictures of My Classroom. 10 + 1 Picture Books to Teach Inference. Art. How to Customize the Look of Your Google Site. Using Google Apps in a Math Classroom. When Did 19th Century Learning Become So Trendy? (8 Old Ideas that Are Actually Pretty Innovative) Choice Literacy - Articles & Videos - Full Article. Video Resources for Digital Learning Classrooms. Khan Academy. Imagination Foundation. What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler. The Hero Archetype in Literature, Religion, and Popular Culture: (along with a useful PowerPoint presentation teachers can download at this URL: )Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (users embark on their own hero's journey): American Masters Lesson from PBS for Teachers on George Lucas, the Power of Myth, and the Hero's Journey: an interactive approach to the Hero's Journey: of course, information about Joseph Campbell's works on the subject, on the Joseph Campbell Foundation site:The Hero With A Thousand Faces Hero's Journey (semi-biographical film): the stories of (a) Odin hanging from the world tree, Yggdrasil, (b) the Buddha seated under the Bodhi Tree, and (c) the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.