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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout. I've read a lot of articles about preventing teacher burnout, so a new list is probably not that unique.

5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

Developing Teachers' Social and Emotional Skills. Emotions are at the heart of what teachers do and why they do it.

Developing Teachers' Social and Emotional Skills

Educators come to teaching with dreams of changing the odds for disadvantaged children, inspiring a love for learning, or developing critical thinkers. Unfortunately, research shows that 40-50 percent of teachers will leave the classroom within their first five years. Stress among teachers has reached unprecedented levels, and according to the latest MetLife Survey of the American Teacher (PDF), over half of teachers reported "great stress at least several days a week. " Teaching is an emotional practice, and teachers need support in strengthening their social and emotional skills to manage the stress that comes with teaching and stay in the profession for the long term. 10 Truths About Building School Teams.

I've spent the last ten years serving on and attempting to build effective teams of educators -- to various degrees of success.

10 Truths About Building School Teams

This last year, I've been writing a lot about team development. I first articulated the following "ten truths" for myself when I coached a team some years ago. Talks for when you feel like you’re not enough. 17 Inspirational Videos to Help Remind You Why You Teach. It's May and we've heard a rumor that you might be running low on fuel.

17 Inspirational Videos to Help Remind You Why You Teach

You're not sure how you're going to make it to Friday, much less the end of the year. That's why we've rounded up our favorite videos to reference whenever you need a little extra motivation. The ideas in these clips will help reignite that special spark that makes you so good at what you do. 1. The Dot by Peter Reynolds Help your kids make their mark! 19 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent (And Why It Matters for Your Career) Why do some of the smartest people hit a wall in their careers where they can't seem to move up any further?

19 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent (And Why It Matters for Your Career)

And why do people who aren't as knowledgeable or experienced in a field become extremely successful leaders in organizations? What sets people apart from their peers isn't cognitive intelligence or a specific skill set. It's their emotional intelligence: their ability to identify and monitor emotions -- their own and others' -- and to develop and manage productive relationships. In fact, decades of research have shown that emotional intelligence is linked more closely with workplace success than cognitive intelligence, especially in management.

Free Handbook. Nine Elements. Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 1.

Nine Elements

Digital Access: full electronic participation in society. Technology users need to be aware that not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology. Working toward equal digital rights and supporting electronic access is the starting point of Digital Citizenship. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup. Facebook Edutopia on Facebook.

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship. The greatest software invented for human safety is the human brain.

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

It's time that we start using those brains. We must mix head knowledge with action. In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge. Proactive Knowledge I want my students to know the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship. 1. The Six Principles of Resilience to Manage Digital Security. Security professionals need to protect their enterprise by building resilience.

The Six Principles of Resilience to Manage Digital Security

Speaking in the opening keynote at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in National Harbor, MD, Peter Firstbrook, research director at Gartner, said it’s important to first understand the intersection of two macro trends impacting enterprise security. Trend 1: Transformation of Digital Business The convergence of people, business and things creates digital forces that will transform business models. With much IT activity now happening outside the IT department, organizations face critical issues regarding privacy, security, safety, and risk. Gartner predicts that by 2017, 50% of IT spending will be outside traditional IT departmental control. Building digital resilience is key to keeping young people safe online – new report. With one in three internet users globally now under the age of 18, research from YoungMinds and Ecorys calls for a new approach to ensure that the online world does not damage young people’s mental health.

Building digital resilience is key to keeping young people safe online – new report

The report, Resilience for the Digital World, argues that more focus must be given to building young people’s “digital resilience” – their ability to respond positively and deal with risks they encounter online – rather than focusing solely on protecting them from risky content. Dealing with online pressures has to date been viewed mainly through a protection lens. There now needs to be much more emphasis on helping young people to build their own digital resilience so they can get the best from the online world.

How Educators Can Manage Stress and Build Resilience. I want to introduce a strategy to cultivate emotional resilience by asking you to recall the movie, The Wizard of Oz. Remember the scene where Dorothy awakens in the land of Oz and everything is in color? I would like to offer you a strategy that might result in the same perspective shift in your classroom. This was what happened to me after applying this strategy during a hard year. After teaching elementary children for a number of years, I became a middle school teacher at a new school. At School. Education World: Five Lessons for Teaching About Tolerance. Martin Luther King Jr., dreamed of a world more tolerant than the one he lived in.

The lessons below -- perfect for use at the start of the school year or for celebrating King's life in January -- are designed to teach kids about tolerance. Included: Lessons on stereotyping, appreciating differences, recognizing how words can hurt (or heal), and more. The highest result of education is tolerance. -- Helen Keller Helen Kellers words serve as a reminder of the key role educators play -- both as role models and as teachers of tolerance. Why we should let our children fail. I became a parent and a secondary school teacher in the same year. During my first decade raising two boys and teaching hundreds of children, I began to feel a creeping sense of unease, a suspicion that something was rotten. But it was only when my elder child started secondary school that my worlds collided and the source of the problem became clear to me: today’s overprotective, failure-avoiding parenting has undermined the competence, independence and academic potential of an entire generation.

Educational Leadership:Creating a Climate for Learning:Building Resiliency in Students. September 1996 | Volume 54 | Number 1 Creating a Climate for Learning Pages 38-43 Why do some youths overcome seemingly insurmountable odds during childhood to become productive and happy adults? With dozens of strikes against them, how do they manage not only to survive but to thrive? Increasingly, the term used to describe the critical factor that some youths possess is resilience. Resilience: The Other 21st Century Skills. Due to the interest of my post The Other 21st Skills, I decided to individually discuss each of the skills or dispositions I proposed that are in addition to the seven survival skills as identified by Tony Wagner. This post focuses on resiliency. The first post focused on Grit: The Other 21st Century Skills.

Some would categorize Grit and Resiliency as the same skill, but it is my belief they are involve two different, but interconnected, skill sets. While grit focuses on persistence, resilience is about bouncing back in the face of challenges and/or failure. She Tells Her Grandma That She’s Just Been Cheated On & This Is Her Response. Region of Durham - Health - Introduction.

You play a vital role in helping your teen become resilient. Resiliency is the ability to handle life’s ups & downs in positive ways. How teachers can build emotional resilience. Posted by Elena Aguilar on Wednesday, 01/05/2011. 21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation. Famous Failures. Teens Can - Resilient teens and positive mental health. Supporting Youth Resilience. Resilience Guide for Parents & Teachers. We tend to idealize childhood as a carefree time, but youth alone offers no shield against the emotional hurts and traumas many children face. What Can Schools Do to Build Resilience in their Students? After each school shooting, violent classroom episode, or student suicide—all too common today—there is talk about resilience in schools. Sel level 3-4. Building Resilience Social and Emotional Learning Materials - FUSE - Department of Education & Training. Building Resilience: A Model to Support Children and Young People.

7 Ways to Boost Your Resilience  8 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Single Day  Just like people aren't born with physical strength, no one is blessed with incredible mental strength at birth. Instead, mental strength is developed over time by individuals who choose to make personal development a priority. 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.

Manage your energy from the Course Building Resilience. Resilience. Kids Helpline - Being Resilient. Resilience: Anticipate, organise, adapt. Resilience Guide for Parents & Teachers. Resilience: The Other 21st Century Skills. Search Results resilience.