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Creating a Zen Classroom to Improve Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Monica Boyer Monica Boyer September 19, 2019

We all know that stress and trauma play a huge role in a student’s academic success. Kids that experience chronic stress and/or trauma often perform poorly. This poor performance impacts their academics, behavioral, and social/emotional skills. Even further, we know that past trauma severely impacts a child’s ability to grow and develop. This article from Edutopia is just one of many articles that identify how dangerous stress, especially chronic stress, is for a student. Within the same article, the growth mindset is mentioned as a tool to help alleviate those negative effects of stress. 

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Posted in classroom management, Social-Emotional Learning, Teacher ideas, Mental Health, classroom

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

 

Hubspot 1200 x 627pxA Technology Specialist's insights on teaching the "whole child" with technology. 

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

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