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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. 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. I used this to get parent approval for students to read YA in my class. Classroom Library Letter for Parents. Reader Survey. Reader Identity Profile. Like this: Like Loading... 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. 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.

Within these moments of every novel, we learn about others, the world and most importantly ourselves. It is within these moments we connect to books, to characters, and to moments in our own lives when we needed to hear those words. And because of those moments, we keep those words close to our hearts because no one knows what the future holds. Someday we may need Mr. But I worry for my students or anyone who may not have someone to talk to when they reach a turning point in their own lives. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Like this: Like Loading... 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.

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 Learning From Failure Managing Stress Responding to Trauma and Tragedy.

How to Fuel the Innovation Engine in Learning. Flickr:JUvertson By Jennie Rose Can creativity be taught? 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. That’s part of Tina Seelig’s thesis in her new book Ingenius: A Crash Course on Creativity. Case in point: In schools, when we give students math problems to solve, we ask simply, “What’s the sum of 10+10?”

This approach is fundamental to Seelig’s work as a professor at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. The Engine has six parallel lines in a Möbius strip design. As Seelig describes it: Your knowledge provides the fuel for your imagination.Your imagination is the catalyst for transforming knowledge into ideas.Your attitude is the spark that sets the Innovation Engine in motion. The other three lines include external influences of resources, habitat and culture. These inside and outside strips are woven together because nothing can be looked at in isolation. 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. 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. I will never be free of them, but they don’t get to ruin my life anymore.

Not only that, I have learned to embrace the SPD. I believe it is a gift as much it is a curse. Here’s what I wish people understood about living with SPD as an adult. 1. I’m really glad this phenomenon has a name and is finally being recognized. I myself did not figure out I had this until I was 43. 2. Maybe it’s because I survived life until my mid 40s not even knowing it existed, but I don’t think of it as a disorder. I still have anxiety and depression, but I now have a why. 3. I recently lost my job because my employer refused to believe that I had to listen to music through earbuds in order to do my job efficiently. It was really hard to face the fact that they did not believe me. 4. 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. 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. Optimize for substance. The world has reacted. It’s the place where Bono lays out a Marshall Plan for Africa and Melinda Gates responds. But that’s just the last few weeks. Increasingly, people come to Medium to find the most diverse thinking on issues they care about. I’m proud of where we are, but, as I like to say: There’s always another level. Here’s what’s new: New apps In the last six months, the time spent reading in Medium’s native mobile apps has tripled. To learn more, choose your platform: Android or iOS. Mentions They work as you might expect.

Editor updates Publishing API Domains New M. Free Math Tools for Teachers| Grades 1-12, Algebra, Geometry. Already a member? 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. Sign up with Google Proudly supporting students in over 85% of U.S. school districts. Teachers trust our math resources. Get Started Depth & rigor for every concept. Learning objectives and the pre-requisite standards are displayed to provide an overview of each standard.

Teachers are provided with scaffolded questions and visuals to help assess readiness for each standard. Common student misconceptions provide teachers with insights prior to starting teaching. Engaging visuals and scaffolded questions guide students through various math practices in the interactive lessons. Differentiation options are provided for every standard to ensure that all students are engaged. Students refresh what they know and learn what they don't. Every question has a video lesson to reinforce instruction. spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreen. Study Tips: Teaching Kids to Be Excellent Students. Guilty. We tell students “be a good student.” “Study hard.” “Work hard.” But are we guilty of not telling them HOW to be a good student? Important Takeaways The simple things students need to do before anything else.What does it mean to “study?” Over Judy Fishel’s 35 year career in education, she was a Presidential award-winning math teacher and principal.

Educator Resources Quotes Study tips So many times we just tell students, -Study for a test- or -pay attention in class- but we don’t show students what it means to be an excellent student but we don’t tell them how. Study Tip: It is so important to reorganize notes, not just rewrite them. Study Tip: Students need to eat healthy foods, get rest, exercise, and sleep. How to Use Voice Typing in Google Documents. What Is a Jack-O'-Lantern? | Wonderopolis. As Halloween approaches each year, you will begin to see carved pumpkins — commonly called "jack-o'-lanterns" — sitting on front porches all across America. 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. Although millions of Americans carve pumpkins every autumn, not many know why or how this tradition got started.

As it turns out, we can thank an Irish myth about a man named Jack. As the old Irish legend goes, “Stingy Jack" was a miserable old man who enjoyed playing tricks on everyone, including the devil himself. He then placed crosses around the tree to prevent the devil from climbing down. Years later, Stingy Jack died. Stingy Jack was scared to roam alone in the darkness between heaven and hell, so the devil gave him an ember from the flames of hell to help him light his way.

He hollowed out a turnip and placed the ember inside it, creating a lantern. 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. 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. Patty O'Grady, PhD, an expert in neuroscience, emotional learning, and positive psychology, specializes in education.

Kindness changes the brain by the experience of kindness. A great number of benefits have been reported to support teaching kindness in schools, best summed up by the following. Happy, Caring Children Greater Sense of Belonging and Improved Self-Esteem Reduced Depression. Classroom Management Apps | Classcraft. 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. Swipe copy: Feel free to “swipe” (copy & paste) our words on your blog, website, or in a press release.Graphics: banners and badges suitable to put on your personal page, your profile, or your siteFor Twitter: pre-crafted tweets to copy & paste as well as images sized for TwitterFor Pinterest & Facebook: hover over any image for a “Pin it” button, and use these large graphics to fancify your Pinterest account or Facebook pagePrintables: Flyers or postcards to print and share.

Twitter Terms Infographic. The Four Kinds of Self-Negativity. Top Ten Picture Books to Build Character by Anna Sedenka. At the beginning of the school year I always take a look at my collection of picture books and try to decide which ones I absolutely have to share with my class. Of course I would love to share all of my picture books with my students, but there just isn’t enough time in the school year for that! I usually pick the books that will help me to teach important lessons to my still very impressionable 4th graders. Of course I will use many of my picture books as mentor texts during reading and writing, but at the beginning of the school year I am specifically looking for ones that will help me develop my students’ awareness, compassion, and self-confidence. Here are my top 10! Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds Going Places is a story about a class of students who are each given a Going Places kit (go-kart kit). Two of the students decide to team up and work together on the project.

The OK book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld The OK book is about a little OK stick person. 5 Great Ways You Can Use Google Sites With Students. Great Picture Books to Teach Theme | Pernille Ripp. 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. Here are the supplies you will need. Note: The printables I used are labeled as “coke” versus “diet coke” but diet coke was all I had at the time. I also put together some recording sheets to help walk you and your students through the scientific method. We started off by measuring 1/2 cup of liquid into each labeled container. We placed lids on our containers but this is really not necessary. Almost immediately, the coke started dissolving the pumpkin. This science experiment would work well in small groups or even in science centers at the teacher’s table. Click on the image below to download the freebie printables in the this post. 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. How do kids know what to do? How can you find out what they’re learning? How do you make time for that with all the other tasks crammed into the school day?

And how do you keep the Makerspace from turning into a chaotic mess? I wanted to get answers to these questions from teachers who have extensive Makerspace experience, and not just at the secondary level. What exactly is a Maker and what happens in the “space”? If you search a thesaurus for the word “make” you will find a plethora of great synonyms: create, cause, assemble, manufacture, achieve, invent, generate, produce, craft, build, construct, or generate. As we have integrated engineering lessons into our classrooms, we have watched as kids come up to us and asked, “Mrs. What materials do you use in a classroom Makerspace? Good questions. 2012arop-rapidautomatizednaming. Feedly. Pre K.

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