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COVID-19 Resources Supporting Middle Level Educators through COVID-19 During this unprecedented time, educators are being asked to support their students and school communities while adapting to an entirely different way of teaching almost overnight. This can be especially challenging when working with young adolescents, who are already going through a transformative time of development. At the same time, we know the power of AMLE members to support one another and share resources that are working well to keep our students on track, both academically and personally. Explore and add to AMLE’s crowdsourced and curated resources for advisory and online learning. And don’t forget to join us for an upcoming webinar or roundtable to hear from experts on a range of topics related to COVID-19 and share your own perspective.

What is UNICEF Kid Power? Choose from nearly 100 videos, from dance and yoga to lessons that integrate social-emotional learning (SEL). New videos added each month! You can select your classroom favorites and also share videos with others. 15 Online Resources to Upgrade your Writing Skills By Sharon Crosby Improving upon the writing includes a number of different aspects to be taken care of so as to have a cohesive structure in writing, while keeping the content engaging and interesting. This article takes a look at 15 online resources that can greatly help in improving one’s writing across different aspects of the process. Define the Structure and Style of your Writing The structure of the writing is of prime importance as it decides as to whether a reader will be kept engaged or not. Dec 16, 2020 Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio — Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

How to Help Teenagers Embrace Stress Happily, studies also find that it’s not hard to convert people to the stress-is-enhancing perspective. To do this in my own work with adolescents, I liken the demands of school to a strength-training program. Everyone understands that lifting weights to the point of discomfort is the only way to build muscle; the process of developing intellectual ability, including the ability to manage the stress that comes with it, works just the same way. In talking with teenagers, I matter-of-factly point out that their teachers should be giving them hard academic workouts, because that’s what will transform them from wobbly middle school colts into graduation-ready racehorses. To be sure, some days will be light on challenge and others will feel overwhelming. But I try to reassure students by telling them this: If, on balance, they are feeling stretched at school and asked to step up to a new level once they’ve mastered an old one, then things are going exactly as they should.

You Can Now Tour 2,500 World-Famous Museums From the Comfort of Your Own Sofa If you have suddenly found yourself confined to your home during the COVID-19 shutdowns, Google has launched an ingenious new service that allows art lovers to get their culture fix from the comfort of their own home. Google Arts and Culture has partnered with more than 2,500 museums and galleries around the world in order to offer virtual tours and online displays of their collections to internet surfers. The “tours” allow users to wander through the interiors of the world’s most famous museums similarly to the Google Street View feature. Users can also download Google’s free Arts and Culture iOS or Android app for a much more immersive museum experience. 4 days ago Classics Scholar Shadi Bartsch on What Ancient Texts Reveal About Modern Life | This Is Making You Who You Are Ryan read today’s meditation and talks to Classics scholar and professor Shadi Bartsch about Seneca’s contradictory service to the emperor Nero, why the classics are still relevant and important in modern society, how to use ancient texts as a way to reflect and think critically about oneself, culture, and politics, her translation of Virgil's The Aeneid, and more. Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer is the Helen A.

5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus People of all ages are concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, and teenagers, as a group, tend to experience emotions especially intensely. If you are raising, teaching or otherwise caring for an adolescent who is feeling very nervous about it, here are five things you can do. Anxiety can be healthy. You will receive an email confirmation once the parent signs up, and you can monitor your students’ remote access status directly from your roster. Please take a moment to review the detailed instructions here. Do you know other educators who may be interested?