The school year’s end can be stressful for students leaving a structured environment for uncertain situations. Offer connection and affirmation to help them feel valued and confident.
A growth mindset suggests that every brain can become measurably more sophisticated, with effort. Educators that cultivate a growth mindset, rather than a fixed mindset, have students who are more likely to put forth effort, view mistakes or failures as an opportunity to learn, and persevere through difficult times.
Stitts, K. (2020, June 9). TikTok Teacher: High school math made fun via social media to engage students. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
Kimberly Callahan, a math teacher at Fulton High School in Tennessee, has tapped into TikTok, which she had overheard students raving about before the coronavirus pandemic. Her “funny_math_teacher” account now
Stevens, J. (2020, April 21). Next “A Better Normal” community discussion series. Retreived October 5, 2020.
Please join us for the ongoing discussion of ‘A Better Normal- Education Upended’. Last time we just scratched the surface!! Our current capacity is 100 participants, so please join us
To ensure equity and engagement in remote learning, schools need to zero in on key priorities, including enrichment and manageable projects.
Gosner, S. (2020, April 3). Innovative Ways to Make Coronavirus a Teachable Moment. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
When the world feels dangerous, harnessing learning can provide some measure of clarity and perspective.
An elementary teacher who has worked for an edtech start-up argues that it’s important now—with teachers and students working separately—to promote reflection and social connection as tools for learning.
I’ll never forget the day when a red rubber bracelet was my most important accessory. After beginning our regular morning routine, I was confronted by an angry colleague in my
Brain breaks are short mental breaks taken throughout a lesson or academic activity. They help children remain calm, focused and engaged, and they’ve been shown to reduce stress. With schools
COVID-19 is creating global changes to the way we behave and perceive our world. Learn how to harness your brain’s innate functioning to use these changes for the betterment of
ConsciousDiscipline. (2020, April 3). COVID-19 Stress: How Uncertainty Affects Our Brains With Becky Bailey. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
With few exceptions, I would bet that most teachers feel they could be doing a better job of differentiating instruction. It’s not that we don’t want to do it—we know