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Nina W.

Nina W.
Nina is a writer and children's rights advocate with a passion for education and creative expression. She has worked in the education field (mostly in early childhood education) for over ten years and believe that respectful nurture of children/students as whole people from as early on as possible is the key to building healthy relationships with learning and fostering lifelong learners. When she's not trying to change the world, she enjoys spending time with her 4-year-old daughter, dancing, painting and cooking.

Recent Posts

How to Partner With Parents to Increase Parent Involvement

Nina W. Nina W. June 26, 2019

When I started going out to eat after having my daughter, I quickly learned the difference between child-friendly and child-accommodating restaurants. Child-friendly restaurants have food on their menus specifically catered toward what children like to eat, provide activities for children to enjoy while dining out, and usually have lots of booth seating for family dining. Child-accommodating restaurant will usually have less or none of these things. They’re basically saying, “You can bring your child.”

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Posted in Learning, edtech, Teaching, Teacher ideas, Off campus, 2019, Parents

What is Whole-Child Learning (and Why Is It Important?)

Nina W. Nina W. June 19, 2019

What is the whole child approach to learning?

My first teaching assignment was as a toddler teacher assistant in an early learning program I interned with when I was sixteen years old. I spent a year studying different teaching philosophies, completing coursework on behavioral guidance, learning to create a lesson plan, and assisting with instruction in the toddler program. I observed a lot, and that was probably the single most important part of my training.

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Posted in Learning, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Whole Child, Teaching, Teacher ideas, Chromebooks, trends, 2019

Activities to Integrate Social Emotional Learning into the Classroom

Nina W. Nina W. May 21, 2019

*Originally posted at eSchool News*

Students are at their best in environments that focus on respecting and educating them as whole people. It has been researched and determined that students whose social emotional learning needs are prioritized and consistently met do better long-term in not only academics but in overall personal and professional growth and success. If you find yourself wondering “what does that mean for teachers?” or how you can integrate social emotional learning activities into your curriculum and classroom, these activities are a great place to start!

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Posted in Learning, classroom management, Social-Emotional Learning, SEL, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Classroom Management Solution, Whole Child, Teaching, Teacher ideas, trends, 2019

How Students Bypass School Web Filters & How to Stop Them

Nina W. Nina W. May 02, 2019

From looking to watch their favorite music videos on YouTube, to streaming the latest episode of their favorite Netflix series, or attempting to play Fortnite during research periods, there are dozens of reasons students look to bypass web filters in school. And with that growing number of reasons, comes a growing number of means and methods students rely on to accomplish this goal. So what can you do as teachers to prevent this and to maintain a safe and focused learning environment in a digital world?

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Posted in Safety, Technology, "Web filtering, Filtering, classroom management, edtech, Internet Safety For Kids, Internet Safety, Child Safety and Protections Month, Digital Citizenship, 2019

How Teachers Can Integrate Technology in the Classroom

Nina W. Nina W. April 17, 2019

You’ve likely been reading about the importance of understanding and implementing technology into your classroom in an increasingly digital world, but trying to figure out how to integrate technology into the classroom can be a daunting task. With so much new technology and so many constantly changing edtech trends, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to start, especially for those of us who are less tech savvy. But do not fret! There are many ways to integrate technology into your classroom with ease, such as:

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Posted in Learning, Technology, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Teacher ideas
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