“Influenced by the pandemic and social unrest, two teachers recommend books to read this summer on topics like wrestling with loss, addressing inequity, and recharging for the school year ahead.” https://www.edutopia.org/article/teachers-summer-reading-during-turbulent-times?fbclid=IwAR1atEJyPMkO0FGt73ZOCz8aear8RhAKGtQouYwnwmviunl3PoVEH-eNo2E
What a great idea! Here’s hoping that any assigned homework has long been done and you all had a relaxing Sunday. Read more about the assignment and its full story here.
I find that many students who have been diagnosed with ODD actually have some type of anxiety disorder. Consequences for behaviors viewed as willful and within their control, then make their anxiety–and their behavior–worse. When behaviors stem from anxiety, the underlying anxiety must be addressed in order for those behaviors to improve. Read the full …
Want to instill an early sense of ‘girl power?’ “Here are 40 of our favorite independent princess stories but this is just a small sample of the many great titles available.” Read the full article here.
Here are some basic tips to help students who are having difficulty in math. However, there are three different types of dyscalculia. A thorough evaluation can identify which type the student is experiencing. Then, we can also identify exactly what accommodations and interventions will be most effective for that student. Read the full article here.
Using audiobooks is a great way to provide multi-sensory reading that improves both decoding and comprehension skills as long as the reader follows along with the text while listening. Read more here.
Click here for 25 short videos that range in time from one to seven minutes that tackle issues of race, bias and identity. Also included are several teaching ideas, related readings, and student activities to help students consider perspectives different than their own. Watch them here.
Check out Donors Choose, where teachers can post projects that they would like funded for their classrooms and others can find projects in high-need communities to support. https://www.donorschoose.org
Here are ways to promote young girls’ interest in STEM fields: Promote female role models in STEM subjects, offer hands-on STEM exercises, and have teachers mentor and encourage girls in these subjects. Read more here.
Check out these books that can help develop beginning STEAM skills in preschoolers. Read the full article here.