What if instead of “behind” this group of kids is advanced because of this? Let’s talk about helping our kids during social distancing. Hear me out. What if they have
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.
Perkins, D. (2019, November 21). How Single-Point Rubrics Can Improve The Quality Of Student Work. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
Developing and using rubrics with students has long been a challenge for educators. Sometimes it’s an afterthought for teachers once they’ve planned their lesson or unit. It’s most definitely an
Schools are closed Minds are wide open
Strauss, V. (2020, March 26). A trauma-informed approach to teaching through coronavirus — for students everywhere, online or not. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
Given that, this post offers expert advice on how to use trauma-informed curriculum while teaching students — whoever is doing it. This comes from Teaching Tolerance, a project of the
Terada, Y. (2020, March 5). Simple Metacognition Strategies to Help Anxious Learners Succeed. Retreived March 5, 2020.
Anxiety and learning go hand in hand, but research suggests that simple activities focused on self-talk and metacognitive reflection can create calmer, more focused learners.
Sarfo-Mensah, K. (2020, March 28). 3 Fun Activities for Strengthening Numeracy Skills. Retreived March 27, 2020.
These activities give middle and high school students a chance to play with numbers—and learn at the same time.
If I had to pick one thing that makes the biggest difference in the quality of any person’s education, the quality of their life, really, it would be reading. And
With nationwide school closures in effect, many households have become unplanned home schools, and parents have become teachers, with all of the responsibilities that go with the job, including setting
In my mindful mornings group, we do meditations, grounding exercises, art activities, yoga, and nature connection activities. I like to do a wide variety of activities so that all of
Last week, I posted a blog post about a HOPE-informed approach to the restrictions from COVID-19. Since then, I’ve been thinking about one of the building blocks of HOPE: engagement.