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5 Strategies for Building Improved Student-Teacher Relationships

Nina W. Nina W. July 24, 2019

Improving teacher-student relationships

Building healthy relationships is an essential part of the learning process for both teachers and students. Establishing and maintaining healthy relationships with coworkers, administration, and parents enables us to effectively partner to give our students the best educational experiences with the greatest outcomes. But equally important to this process is creating and sustaining healthy relationships with students that allow us to provide the supportive guidance necessary to ensure their academic and personal success. Below are a few strategies that can help each of us improve these relationships.

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Posted in Learning, Social-Emotional Learning, edtech, Classroom Management Solution, Whole Child, Teaching, Gratitude, Teacher ideas, 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

GoGuardian Scenes: One Teacher's Top Scenes

Ashley Leonard Ashley Leonard April 29, 2019

GoGuardian Scenes:

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Posted in Products, Learning, Differentiated instruction, classroom management, Social-Emotional Learning, SEL, edtech, Internet Safety For Kids, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Internet Safety, Classroom Management Solution, Digital Citizenship, Whole Child, Teaching, Teacher ideas, Chromebooks, 2019

Teach the Whole Child: How Innovative Approaches Lead to Incredible Learning

Anne Bianchi Anne Bianchi November 01, 2018

 

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At our school, we believe in one thing above all else: You must teach the whole child. All day, every day, no exceptions. It’s like Maslow's hierarchy of needs: If children don’t have their financial, emotional, or basic human needs met, they won’t be able to learn. At least not in any meaningful way.

This is the way we approach learning at Seatack ES, An Achievable Dream Academy. We have what some might call a unique approach to education. Kids in our program are given opportunities and access to certain extracurricular activities that, along with remediation, they simply wouldn’t receive within a regular public school program. 

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Posted in Learning, Differentiated instruction, Social-Emotional Learning, SEL, edtech, Internet Safety For Kids, Chromebooks in the Classroom, Internet Safety, Google Suite for Education, Classroom Management Solution

Social-Emotional Learning & Upstream Approaches to Suicide Prevention in Schools

By Dr. Lori Vollandt, Ed D., Co-founder, Achieve Beyond the Binder September 20, 2018

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How Promoting Social-Emotional Learning Can Help Support Suicide Prevention

There is an old parable about a fishing village, where each day, the fishermen had to rescue residents from nearly drowning in the river downstream. Knowing this was not sustainable, the fishermen decided that instead of rescuing victims, they would discover how villagers were falling into the river in the first place. They ventured upstream to discover a dangerous overlook on a cliff where people were losing their footing and falling into the river. After building a protective barrier and safeguarding the edge, the fishermen no longer had to rescue drowning victims.

For the past 27 years, I have worked as an educator and later as a Coordinator of Health Education Programs for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the nation. In that time, I’ve seen how educators and communities can form “protective barriers” to curb the devastating consequences of youth suicide. The idea of “upstreaming,” or identifying and mitigating the source of a crisis, has been the focus of my career as a teacher, advocate and school district administrator. All too often, after a crisis occurs, the common question arises: “Why didn’t someone do something?”

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Posted in Safety, Learning, Technology, Suicide Prevention, Social-Emotional Learning, Upstreaming, SEL
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