Teaching Strategies

Applying The Growth Mindset In School: Tobias Elementary

  “We were learning about what teachers can say and share in the classroom to encourage student growth… If a student says ‘I can’t’, then maybe we can say ‘not yet’”. Principal Paige Collier shares how the teaching community at Tobias embraced the Growth Mindset as a foundational approach for social emotional learning. From brain-based…

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Building Connections With Students: Chattahoochee Elementary

  Jill Sullivan is a 4th Grade Teacher who stepped out into the hallways to share Chattahoochee’s inspiring approach to building relationships, creating classroom community, and connecting at a deeper level with each child, each day. Also sharing from her perspective as a mother, Jill offers her personal technique for responding to the overwhelming distractions…

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Social Emotional Learning Training for Creating Connection

Social Emotional Learning Training

“Social Emotional Learning Training” – eh? As the number of students per class continues to grow, teachers find it increasingly difficult to create meaningful connections with each of their students. Many of us find it difficult to pin down exactly what a meaningful connection is. That’s why, regardless of our age, wisdom, and experience, all of us can benefit from a…

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Why Schools Must Teach Social Emotional Learning

Years ago, we were acquainted with a wonderful young man who had gotten into some trouble and been suspended from the basketball team. The problem was, he hadn’t told his parents, and they’d invited his entire extended family to attend the first game of the year (1). He approached his school counselor with the problem.…

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Professional Development for Teachers

Professional Development for Teachers

When I think back on my time in school, I have memories of things like the lunchroom, the gymnasium, the hallways and the general flow of students between periods. I remember my friends, and I remember the kids I didn’t get along with. Most of all, I remember moments. Points in time when teachers would…

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7 Keys to Relieving Student Stress

RELIEVING STUDENT STRESS

“I had church last night after soccer and then had homework in three classes. I got some of it done for my other classes, but not this one. My Mom made me go to bed at midnight before I was able to finish my essay.” It wasn’t the first time this particular 8th grade student…

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Student Engagement Strategies: 7 Ways To Enhance Learning

Student Engagement Strategies: 7 Ways To Enhance Learning

Being a bit of an introvert, one challenge for me has often been assertiveness. Not providing my input and worrying too much about rocking the boat has been a limiting force that has caused me to disengage from critical moments (not good). I believe disengagement is a problem for all of us to some extent.…

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