Thursday, May 19, 2022

Resources for Social-Emotional Learning (S E L)



What Is Social-Emotional Learning?

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

Find and share resources for creating a healthy school culture by helping students develop skills to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts, and make responsible decisions.

Social-Emotional Learning Approaches

An emerging approach to encouraging positive mental health and behavior in young people is to adopt social and emotional learning (SEL) curricula in schools. 

Six Ways to Teach Social and Emotional Skills All Day

The types of skills required to care for and advocate for oneself and others — self-regulation, responsibility, empathy, and discipline, among others — are becoming increasingly central to the work of schools and teachers, and increasingly relevant to the lifelong success of students.

How SEL helps you as a teacher

To teach SEL, we need to be aware of and continue to develop our own social-emotional skills as educators. Only then can we model and teach those skills to our students.
As a starting point, both educators and students need to feel valued and safe. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Summer Reading Choices-Books and Free Programs 2022


2022 Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids

CAMP BOOK IT (Pizza Hut)

2022 Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids


This is an interesting ed website:

The mission of KCEdventures is to strengthen a child's passion for learning and interaction by providing support to adults through a comprehensive website that highlights hands-on experiences that are fun for all ages.

We offer adults the opportunity to quickly find fun activities and information that targets a child’s interests and will enhance their passion for learning.

Educational Links 5/18/22

3 Tips for Partnering With Parents for Student Success


The Mental Health Crisis Causing Teachers to Quit


Quick Guide to Executive Function Issues in Kids

What Are 3 Simple Strategies For Smarter Curriculum Mapping?

‘Handle With Care’ helps schools address growing student trauma

Parents, teachers say SEL is valued and needed in schools

Although there’s wide support for SEL practices, more than half of teachers surveyed said they weren’t prepared to serve students effectively in this area. 

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Educational Links 4/29/2022


ADHD In Children

Students with disabilities have a right to qualified teachers — but there's a shortage

Teaching Strategies and Classroom Policies to Help Students With Anxiety Disorders

Be Ready When Parents Ask These 7 Questions About Data Privacy

Can the Metaverse Improve Learning? New Research Finds Some Promise

A 4 Step Approach to Planning Collaborative Experiential Learning

Teachers can guide high school students to be active participants in their learning by having them work together on authentic tasks.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Educational Links 4/28/2022

What Is Additive Grading? Increasing Student Engagement By Grading Backwards

5 Overlooked Signs of ADHD – the Inattentive Type

Resilience Begins with Responsibility: The Power of Service for Kids with ADHD


Moving forward: New concerns–and promises–for post-pandemic classrooms

What Edtech Can Learn from Covid Vaccines

Keeping Disruptive Students in the Classroom

 When an administrator is called in to deal with a disruptive student, the situation is serious. This is a model for helping the student calm down so they can remain in class.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Educational Links 4/27/2022

The Definition Of Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs

What is dysgraphia?

U.S. Supreme Court Signals Support for Football Coach’s Public Prayers

The School Hall Pass Is Going Digital. Is That a Good Thing?

Nancy Bailey: 101 Reasons Why Interactions in Classroom Settings are Better than Teacherless Online Instruction

Inclusive strategies in CTE courses improve student engagement

Using universal design for learning approaches in career-prep courses allows student choice for studying and demonstrating knowledge, CTE experts say.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Educational Links 4/18/22


Is Tech Destroying Kids’ Social Skills? Here’s How Social-Emotional Learning Can Help

What Shifts Will Help Expedite Tomorrow’s Learning To Today?

Fun Earth Day Activities to Try in Your Classroom

Pandemic Learning Was Tough On Everyone. Bilingual Students Faced Additional Challenges

Weighing the best strategies for reading intervention

Analysis: New parental activism shifting ed landscape

How to Prepare for Unexpected Lesson Challenges

Tip for new teachers from a veteran: It’s wise to prepare backup strategies to support student learning for times when their original plans fall through.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

New Insights Into Reading Instruction

5 Ways to Lift Up Lagging Readers

 Spotlight on the Science of Reading

Early Literacy Strategies That Work

2022 Could Be the Year We Finally Meld Phonics with Language-Rich Communities

What Does Research Tell Us About Teaching Reading to English Language Learners?

Teaching English-Language Learners: What Does the Research Tell Us?

When do kids learn to read?

5 Clues to Dyslexia

Educational Links 3/27/2022

For mathematics, it’s time to focus on individual student thinking

What Do Great Teachers Know About Their Students?

How can equity be prioritized in early ed quality metrics?

 Want Students Who Think for Themselves? Let’s Eliminate Our Standardized School System

Educators See Gaps in Kids’ Emotional Growth Due to Pandemic

A New Resource for Free Digital Field Trips

Museums for Digital Learning was developed in partnership with teachers and provides curated material on a variety of subjects.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Educational Links 3/24/22


Todd's Brain Newsletter

ADHD Tools for Parents of Children with Attention Difficulties

Classroom accommodations for dyslexia

How Restart Your Consistency

More Than a Million Students ‘Never Showed Up’ Last School Year. Here’s What We Know About Them

What Is The Trouble With Measuring Understanding?

A Fun Activity to Promote a Sense of Belonging in High School Math

Creating memes and cartoons around mathematical concepts and themes helps students realize how much they’ve learned.