***May contain mild thematic spoilers about the television show 13 Reasons Why***
Posted in Suicide Prevention, Beacon, Mental Health, Student Safety, Suicide Prevention Month
This piece originally appeared on EdSurge on August 17, 2019.
Posted in Learning, classroom management, Teaching, Teacher ideas, back to school
Suicide Prevention Month coincides with back-to-school, providing an unsettling reminder of how suicide has become a leading cause of death for ages 10-24 and that 16 percent of adolescents have considered suicide.
Posted in Safety, Technology, Suicide Prevention, Beacon
Technological devices with internet access have been deployed in schools across the globe. Some educators see this as an opportunity to leverage technology to empower students in accessing, curating, and creating content. Still others are hesitant to place technology into students’ hands in the classroom. Teachers, administrators, and parents may express fears of cyberbullying and inappropriate media use. Educators may indicate that they do not feel comfortable using the technology themselves, much less introducing it to students.
Posted in Learning, Technology, edtech, Teaching, back to school, Admin
As student’s trickle back into freshly decorated classrooms, laughter fills the halls, and August 2019 comes barreling to an end...it can only be one time of year: Back To School. For the 2019-2020 school year, let’s go out on a limb! Let’s try a few new things. Let’s paint a bathroom door, teach meditation instead of detention, and play with legos in math class!
Posted in Learning, edtech, Teaching, Teacher ideas, 2019, learning games, back to school, meditation, legos