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Monday, September 26, 2016

Study: Mindfulness can work for teachers, too. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

Mindfulness may help educators reduce feelings of anxiety, depression and burnout, according to a study of teachers in New York City who took part in a program offered by Cultivating Awareness and Resilience for Educators. CARE is funded, in part, by the US Department of Education.
National Public Radio (8/19)  Bookmark and Share

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Here is a great article on what one school is doing to help students with anxiety. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

How one school serves students with anxiety

Severe anxiety sometimes can stand in the way of a student going to school. Officials at a Virginia school are working to accommodate such students through a program that allows for private entrances into the building and partitions between workstations.
National Public Radio/WAMU-FM (9/13)  Bookmark and Share

Monday, September 12, 2016

Reflection is as important for teachers as it is on students. Here is a free webinar that provides support for supervisers when they are working with teachers. The focus is on helping teachers reflect on their teaching in order to enable growth. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Free webinar: Making Teachers Better, Not Bitter
Join Paul Mielke, coauthor of the new ASCD book "Making Teachers Better, Not Bitter: Balancing Evaluation, Supervision, and Reflection for Professional Growth," in an engaging webinar where he will introduce a comprehensive road map to help schools and districts move beyond judgment as the driving force behind systems of teacher evaluation. Together you will explore the premises, processes and protocols of systems that empower teachers to engage in meaningful, purposeful reflection as they move toward expertise. Thursday, Sept. 15, 3 p.m. EDT. Register now.
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Saturday, September 3, 2016

This is a post regarding the social and emotional standards - helping us to think about our responsibilities. It is well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

How can schools support students' mental health needs?

About 1 in 5 children in the US suffers from a mental health condition, and nearly 80% of those children do not receive mental health services. Educators, experts and others discuss ways schools could help close this gap.
National Public Radio (8/31) 

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hot off the press from ASCD...explicit strategies for teaching students metacognitive strategies. Well worth the read!

Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains
If the difference between a student's success and failure were something specific you could teach, wouldn't you? Metacognition is exactly that -- a tool that helps students unlock the brain's amazing power and take control of their learning. Educational researchers and professional developers Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers have been exploring and using the explicit teaching of metacognition for years, and in this new book they share a practical way to teach preK-12 students how to drive their brains. Learn more.
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