Sunday, November 6, 2016

Educational Links 11/7/16

4 Elements of Great STEM Education 

Adversity and Obstacles Made Me a More Resourceful Teacher 

Three ways to slow down the school day and find time for students 

The Learning Walk 

'The devastating decline of the arts in schools will hit the poorest children the hardest' 

7 Signs of Burnout in Kids With Learning and Attention Issues 

Tough Parent Conference 

These are inescapable teacher moments, hopefully tempered by all of the other conferences that weren’t so tough. I hope you can balance the tough conference with the one where you and a parent were able to celebrate an amazing young person. I hope this tough one was counteracted by the conference where you and a parent were able to talk productively and hopefully about growth areas for the child. I hope you will put into perspective this tough conference by holding onto the other bright spots of “thank you” or “my child loves your class” or “she’s challenged” or “he’s gaining confidence.” Nevertheless, the conversations that turn tough can leave you feeling unsure at best and defensive at worst. So let’s see what we can do to help you use this experience as productively as possible.


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