February 2020 Musts
This is a collection of high quality resources that can be used throughout the month of February and beyond.
"The Move to Learn Team is EXCITED to debut a redesigned website and a new collection of FREE classroom videos to help teenage students shake out the energy and regain focus! "
This site is great because there are videos targeted toward teenagers and most break breaks are for younger kids.
There are also collections for Prek-K, K-3 and 4-6.
This playlist has brain breaks for prek-grade 12!
Click "Take the test" in the bottom left corner to get started.
A short and quirky personality style test created by Adobe to showcase varieties of creativity.
The quiz will outline your creative strengths, untapped potential and your ideal way of contributing. For example "The Artist" has the strength of being able to bring ideas and concepts to life; but untapped is fearlessness in expression and this person make a good producer.
Types are the artist, thinker, adventurer, maker, producer, dreamer, innovator, and visionary. Each type includes a goofy animated character that represents the type, there is a description of each type, and who they work best with.
This would be a great addition to a learner profile, or to explore when examining creativity. We can all be creative - just in different ways. This is a great way to illustrate that and spark some rich discussion in your classroom!
Use the slippery sidewalks as inspiration to try this practical activity! Students work collaboratively to design and build a non-slip boot tread that uses friction to prevent slipping on an incline.
All materials are listed and provided including assessment and supporting media.
This is an excellent program for teaching young kids emotion identification, regulation, and social relationships.
"Emotional ABCs Classroom is a research-based Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum providing teachers (K–3) with 20 sequential Workshops and extensive classroom support materials for Teacher-led, in-class instruction."
This program teaches:
"Emotional ABCs Workshops are designed for teacher-led classroom instruction. Your free single user account gives you access to all resources needed to present the Workshops.
All Workshops include a Warm-Up, Mini-Lesson, Activity, Share-Out, and a Self-Reflection, and each can be taught as a 'stand-alone' lesson to target specific skills.
Instructors can teach directly from online Workshops or printable PDFs.
Emotional ABCs Classroom uses a common emotional language throughout the curriculum which can be readily adopted school-wide with minimal teacher training."
Educational Scavenger Hunts for the 21st Century!
This app helps you facilitate scavenger hunts, where teams of students compete to find items you assign (in the physical world), then take photo evidence at each point and post it on the app. The app then keeps track of team points so you know which team won by the end.
This tool could be used for teams to complete assessments, or to provide feedback and capture an snapshot of their current level of understanding of the material. Students could also CREATE these for summative assessments to share with their peers if centered around a topic of study in the classroom.
"Use Kialo to help students get to the core of the issues they’re discussing To put their knowledge into action.
To sharpen their critical reasoning skills
To demonstrate their understanding
To engage constructively with each other
Take your classroom discussions online, break down complex subjects for students, and shake it up with new types of assignments."
This education version is free for teachers to use!
"The Problem of the Week is designed to provide students with an ongoing opportunity to solve mathematical problems. Each week, problems from various areas of mathematics will be posted here and e-mailed to teachers for use with their students from grades 3 and up."
This is great way to stretch your mathematical muscle and develop good problem solving skills (Understand, plan, solve, reflect).
Solutions are always provided!
Archives of past questions are also available.
"The world of money is one area where many people often feel they lack control. Many, if not most, Canadians never had much in the way of financial education – at school or from parents. We hope to change that for the next generation. [Note to Parents and Teachers – Guides are with each Module.]"
Module 1 - Your Money Decisions: Who's in Control
Module 2 - Your Goals and Values
Module 3 - Your Goals: Some Things to Consider
Module 4 - Decision Making
Module 5 - Sources of Income
Module 6 - Career Under Construction: Investing in You
Module 7 - Are You an Entrepreneur?
Module 8 - Money Basics
Module 9 - Taking Control of your Money
Module 10 - Spending on Major Purchases
Module 11 - Borrowing Money
Module 12 - Getting and Managing Credit
Module 13 - Putting Your Money to Work: Saving and Investing
Module 14 - Protecting Assets - and Planning for Financial Independence
"Team Canada Champion Chats is a program that empowers millions of Canadian students to embrace and take on challenges, prioritize mental health, achieve goals, and ultimately, be a champion in their school, home, and community!
Team Canada Champion Chats incorporates three different four-week curriculum that each culminate in a massive, nation-wide live chat featuring Team Canada Olympic and Paralympic athletes sharing their journey and experiences.
Each Team Canada Champion Chat curriculum will focus on a theme that encourages a growth mindset in and out of the classroom. This will include a discussion around topics such as goal setting, perseverance, mental wellness, inclusion, and diversity.
Sign up to be a part of Team Canada Champion Chats and participate in the first live chat!"
This amazing resource looks at FNME from grades 1 to 9 with an inquiry approach. The key questions are examined for the grades including treaty relationships, spirit and intent, historical context, and treaty promises and provisions.
Following that a specific resource for each grade is included!