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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

9 Tips for Prepping for Summer: K12 Teacher Edition

Alex Wagner Alex Wagner May 23, 2019

As the school year comes to an end, seasoned teachers know that the chaos is just getting started. From continually engaging students who have checked out, to resetting your classroom for the next year, check out these handy tips for getting ready for summer break!

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Posted in Learning, classroom management, edtech, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Google Suite for Education, Classroom Management Solution, Teaching, Teacher ideas, Chromebooks, 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

Teacher Appreciation Week: Teacher Spotlight 5: “Success in Uncomfortable Moments”

Alex Wagner Alex Wagner May 10, 2019

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Posted in Learning, classroom management, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Teaching, Gratitude, Teacher ideas, 2019, Teacher Appreciation
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