100 awesome outdoor activities for kids of all ages!
There's no need to be bored this summer! Pick an activity and run with it. Enjoy!
There are activities here for kids (and adults) of ages.
Some great ideas to build your own mental health first aid kit.
This page has a variety of videos to teach kids how to use masks (and why) for all ages.
You can download any of them for free!
Great ideas for creativity, genius hour, design thinking, writing prompts, maker products, video making, divergent thinking.
Teachers have long known that feeling safe and secure in school helps students focus their energy on learning. And the research bears that out: A 2018 study found that when teachers deliberately foster a sense of belonging by greeting each student at the door of the class, they see “significant improvements in academic engaged time and reductions in disruptive behavior.”
This post outlines ideas from teachers for ensuring that every student in the classroom feels like they belong.
Some of the activities included take less than five minutes. They’re divided up among the grades, but many can apply across all of the years from kindergarten to 12th grade.
What can students do to make learning really stick?
Cognitive science tells us it's NOT to re-read our notes or textbook.
Instead, practice "retrieval" -- recalling what we've learned out of our brains, not our books.
This post outlines 10 simple tips and strategies you can use in class to make learning long-term, including:
1. Brain dumps
2. Two things
3. Retrieve taking (instead of note taking)
4. Student-produced quizzes
5. Guided conversation
6. Now, then, and way back
7. Self testing
8. Recall information visually
9. Retrieval mapping
10. White board exit ticket
Take a trip step inside 11 dramatic virtual tours some of the most beautiful theaters, concert halls and opera houses in the world. Carnegie Hall, The Colosseum in Rome, and The Sydney Opera House are just a few of the amazing trips you take!
"Below is a list of 121 employee wellness program ideas that you can easily implement at your office.
Free bonus: Download this entire list as a PDF. Easily save it on your computer for quick reference or print it for your company’s next Wellness Meeting. Includes 10 bonus ideas not found in this post."
In Rick Wormeli’s article Redos and Retakes Done Right, he states “allowing students to redo assignments and assessments is the best way to prepare them for adult life.”
According to Wormeli, many teachers feel that denying students opportunities to show their full potential after providing substantial results builds ‘moral fibre’. These teachers have the mindset that there should be rigid deadlines for assignments and that marks should be taken off for late submissions, and even give zeroes in some situations. Wormeli counters by claiming that “these practices have the opposite effect: They retard student achievement and maturation.”
In Kenaston School, specifically in math and the senior sciences, students have the opportunity to redo assessments in 2011-2012. Teachers have taken Wormeli’s guidelines into consideration, applying some of his recommendations. Kenaston teachers advise that by incorporating Wormeli’s ideas into practice, teachers can make redos fair for both the student and teacher.
"This resource packages up 15 SEL intervention ideas from Panorama's expert SEL curriculum partners—complete with "how to" instructions and templates for use. These low-lift, actionable strategies can help rebuild community, foster positive relationships, and assist students in navigating complex emotions."
You will have to provide your information to download the packet.
Example Interventions (Instructions Included!):
✔ 2x10 Relationship Building
✔ Empathy Exercise
✔ Feelings Journal
✔ Rose, Bud, Thorn
✔ Home Visits Protocol
✔ Cooldown Process
These 16 everyday learning activities we do with our children at home during school closures certainly count as learning. Thank you to We Are Teachers for this excellent graphic.
Based on the assumption that an academic year, in most cases, consists of 180 days divided into 4 quarters, I have grouped these prompts accordingly. You, of course, may choose to use any of these at whatever time you like.
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Find some great books to help develop a growth mindset with your students!
The following document contains everything you need to get started with Learner Profiles. Suggested inventories and resoures are included by grade grouping. Section 1 - Getting Started...Read This First (really...read this first!);Secton 2 - Kindergarten to Grade 2 Resources;Section 3 - Grade 3 to 5 Resources;Section 4 - Grade 6 to 9 Resources;Section 5 - Grade 10 to 12 Resources;Section 6 - How to Build a Learner Profile;Section 7 - Now What?
Education Week takes place from October 17 to 23, 2021. The theme this year is "Learning for the Future". The following collection has been put together to support you in taking a risk and trying something new with your students during this exciting week! This week you could take an adventure with a Flipgrid Live Event, attend one of our coach's Lunch & Learn Sessions, and take a leap and try something your students may have never done before. Start by examining the first resource, "1. Start Here". This resource provides a list of many exciting ideas for you to explore. Make sure you look here first, because some of the resources linked in are collections of resources that are not housed in this collection. Select something new from the list you haven't tried, and give it a try. Enjoy your journey into the future! We would love to see what you try, and hear how it goes. Share your adventures on Twitter and tag @SunWestSD207 and @landermrs and include the hashtag #SKEducationWeek.Enjoy!