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LOOK AT YOURSELF AFTER WATCHING THIS.mp4. An Easy "Reader's Menu" for Fighting the Summer Literacy Slide. Hello, parents and guardians of a fantastic generation of students!

An Easy "Reader's Menu" for Fighting the Summer Literacy Slide

The formal school year is over, and we are all off on our summer adventures! Thank you for all of the support you have given the teachers, administration, and support staff at your school this year. It does not go unnoticed, and it is incredibly appreciated! This resource is for you. You often hear about supporting students academically during the summer, but we know how difficult it can be! What is the “Summer Slide”? In short, data shows that if students are not reading during the summer, they actually tend to lose many of the skills they have gained during the school year. Literacy Basics The strategy below is built to allow your student choice in what and how they read.

Find out your student’s reading level, and match them with texts related to that level. The Strategy The “Summer Reading Menu” strategy below is pretty simple: Your student reads, you keep score. However, the “game” is up to you. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. I Can Read. If You Want To Love Her For A Long Time, Let Her Change. I am a restless soul.

If You Want To Love Her For A Long Time, Let Her Change.

To love a restless soul you may have to study the moon to learn her moods and trust that far away look in her eyes. If she feels safe in your acceptance and feels the loose touch of your grip, she will always come back to you. If you choose to love her for a lifetime, her love is deep with layers of heart and soul being revealed still after 20 years. There is no end to what she may uncover. Her heart is not settled, as she is a wanderer. For her, there is no peace in tradition, as the beat of her heart ebbs and flows like the waves of an ocean. She will float away from you, but her return will be one of revelation and an even deeper love that will envelope your heart like never before. Just don’t try to rein her in as she belongs to the stars. Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling. UNILAD - It's amazing what happens when we stop... The Importance of Empathy in Everyday Life. Growth Mindset by Christina Winter. Do your students have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset?

Growth Mindset by Christina Winter

These engaging activities are designed as a way to foster a Growth Mindset culture in your classroom with your students. Your students will learn attributes of someone who demonstrates growth mindset vs fixed mindset, write about their goals, and learn phrases they can say to themselves if they think in a fixed mindset pattern. When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Even at such a young age, it is essential for us to teach our students that their intelligence can be grown or developed with persistence, effort, and a focus on learning.

Resources included: Teacher linked book and video suggestions Students' goal for the year pennant Goal Check in reflection I can pennant I Believe in my #selfie (2 versions) Fixed or Growth Mindset sorting What can I say to myself? Enjoy! How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes: Adam Leipzig at TEDxMalibu. What's Stopping you From Achieving Your Goals? 3 Steps to Recovering Stolen Time: Confront Your 'Time Bandits' April 28, 2014 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

3 Steps to Recovering Stolen Time: Confront Your 'Time Bandits'

If somebody stole your wallet and returned it with the cash missing, you’d notice it. If you came home to find the flat screen missing over the fireplace and your jewelry drawer on the floor, you would probably exclaim, “We’ve been robbed!” So why don't people notice when they're robbed of a something much more valuable than their watches or TVs: their precious, fleeting, unrenewable time? Related: Clocking It: Time Management That Rocks Oh, we are miserably aware that we never seem to finish our work or find time for the good stuff. But we do. Who are these “time bandits?” If you're like most people, you lose three to five hours every day due to interruptions.

It goes to interruptions; that’s where. If you want to retrieve that stolen time and use it the way you desire, here’s what to do: Related: Your Time Is Money, So Stop Wasting It 1. 2. There’s only one way. Talks to restore your faith in humanity.