September 2020 Musts

This is a collection of high quality resources that can be used throughout the month of September and beyond.

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1. Learner Profiles - Open Me First!
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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?

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
08/31/2020
31 Perfect Back-to-School Books for the Classroom
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A great list of books to read aloud to students in the first days of school.

Also consider:
Maybe - by Kombi Yamada - a book about the endless possibilities in all of us.
What Do You Do With A Problem - by Kombi Yamada - a great book to introduce and discuss the struggles you may face together as a class.

Add your favourites in the comments section below!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Elizabeth Mulvahill
Posted Elizabeth Mulvahill
Date Added:
08/27/2020
Action for Happiness - Self-Care September
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"Self-care isn't selfish, it's essential. No-one's perfect. But so often we compare our insides to other people's outsides. This month we're encouraging everyone to be kinder to themselves (as well as others), especially when things go wrong. Self-care increases our resilience and helps us get more out of life. It also helps us accept others as they are too."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Action for Happiness
Date Added:
08/28/2020
Behaviour Supports for Teachers - PBISWorld.com Home Page
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Select the student behaviour to begin. Then you will work through a series of descriptions and suggestions for what you can do to help that student.

You can look at interventions for Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3.

Each intervention suggested for a behaviour is then "clickable" and more information is provided on why to use this intervention, and how to do it.

This site is amazing!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
PBISWorld
Date Added:
09/05/2019
Building Math Success: Parent Pamphlets Grades 1-9
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A series of pamphlets has been developed with the goal of supporting parents and caregivers as they promote positive math thinking in the home. The printable pamphlets, developed in collaboration with sector partners, also provide an overview of what students will be taught in school in each of grades 1-9, based on Saskatchewan curricula.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
08/21/2019
CommonLit: Free Instructional Literacy Materials for Grades 3 to 12
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"CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12. Our resources are:
Flexible;
Research-Based;
Aligned to the Common Core State Standards;
Created by teachers, for teachers.
They believe in the transformative power of a great text, and a great question. That’s why we are committed to keeping CommonLit completely free, forever." (CommonLit site)

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
08/31/2018
Emotional ABCs - SEL in the classroom
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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:
Self-Awareness
Social Awareness
Self-Management
Responsible Decision-Making
Relationship Skills

"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."

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Education
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Emotional ABCs
Date Added:
01/14/2020
Keynote Trina Markusson Information, App & Notes
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This resource provides information and resources about Sun West iLearn's and SWTA's 2020 Keynote Speaker Trina Markusson and her presentations. You will find Trina's notes for the iLearn session.  This Mindfulness Handout includes information about breathing, presence, body scan, gratitude, self talk and self care. You will also find a link to download her mindfulness app - Release.Lastly, you'll find a link to her website where you can find further information about her services and resources. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Kelli Boklaschuk
Carole Butcher
Date Added:
08/27/2020
Kids Care Packs - Smiling Mind
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Mindfulness is a powerful tool in supporting children’s emotional wellbeing. This module will help parents, carers and teachers to confidently support children through life’s ups-and-downs. Our five foundational topics include:
Awareness as a foundation of mindfulness

Attention as a key element of a mindful life

Recognising and managing our emotions

The senses

Mindful Movement

There are full packages for ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-12. Click the link on the page to download the package.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Smiling Mind
Date Added:
07/20/2020
Learner Sketch
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Learner Sketch Tool. The Learner Sketch Tool (LST) is an online tool designed to provide learners with a personalized profile and strategies to improve learning outcomes, and educators with information and strategies for strengths-based conversations that support every learner's growth and success.

PLEASE ALSO SEE THE LEARNER PROFILE COLLECTION TO ASSIST YOU IN BUILDING FULL LEARNER PROFILES FOR YOUR STUDENTS. Click "Discover" then "Collections" to find this collection. Consider including learning styles, personality types, strengths, prefernces, etc.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Date Added:
11/22/2018
RESOURCE BANK TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
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This site houses the training videos for The Sun West Resource Bank.
Come here to learn how to:

Make an account
Search resources
Save resources
Create resources
Remix resources

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Smiling Mind - Meditations for the whole family and classroom to enjoy
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Smiling Mind can be used with kids, teachers or parents - at school and at home!

"Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life."

To use these mediation, you can use the website, or download the free app from the App Store or Google Play.

There are full programs for classrooms, specifically for teachers, kids as well as adults.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Smiling Mind
Date Added:
01/13/2020
Sun West Return to Learn Process On Demand PD & Resources
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As we prepare for the fall 2020 re-entry to school, in thinking about specifically supporting learning, we have developed the “Sun West Return to Learn Process”.  This process reminds us of the best practices we already implement in our schools, continues to reinforce our PeBL philosophy and will help us work together to achieve “Success for ALL learners”.This resource includes curated lists of on demand professional learning opportunities & resources connected to each of the 5 elements included in the Sun West Return to Learn 2020 Process.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Melissa Lander
Vanessa Lewis
Carole Butcher
Date Added:
08/10/2020
Using CommonLit for Teachers Webinar & Resources
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CommonLit is a free digital tool that helps students in grades 3-12 make measurable gains in reading and writing. Teachers can go to CommonLit.org, create a free account, and access our free library of high-interest lessons.

This resources features a collection of resources and a webinar to get you using CommonLit effectively for distance learning.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
05/12/2020