Explore new ways to celebrate 2022 Family Literacy Day.
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This is a collection of high quality resources that can be used throughout the month of January and beyond.
Explore new ways to celebrate 2022 Family Literacy Day.
A student’s sense of belonging can come from connections with both peers and adults. This downloadable guide includes five strategies for building strong relationships with students and creating a positive school culture where everyone feels they belong.
"When executed correctly, anchor charts are a visual and tangible reminder of how to do something new and complex. They reveal choices, provide strategies, and foster independence— all of which build a student who possesses perseverance and grit. However, the potential impact of this instructional tool often goes untapped.<View> this 55-minute webinar to learn how to make anchor charts an integral component to effective instruction — regardless of grade level, content area, or classroom setting.AgendaLearn of the purposes, functions, and types of anchor charts.Build well-planned anchor charts with students and during instruction.Acquire various methods to share and store paper-based and digital charts."Supporting handout providedAll from Smekens Education
For each question you get right, beans are donated to help fight hunger!
Categories include: What is This?, Times Tables, English Vocabulary, Spanish Vocabulary, World Capitals, ASL Alphabet, Periodic Table.
Do you have students who struggle to prepare for exams? suffer from test anxiety? need some new tips?
This resource has everything you need to run an exam preparation and study skill "crash course". Included in this resource are a teacher powerpoint, student study guide booklet (that pairs with the powerpoint), a parent newsletter (supporting your child during exam time), and additional information on overcoming test anxiety.
Ideas and resources for families to celebrate Family Literacy Day!
Give your eyes a break with this audio-only Digital Wellness Break. Follow along as teacher Stephanie's voice guides you step-by-step through "Tense and Release," a mind-body-breath integration that's designed for children and effective for all ages.
TODAY’S MINDFUL MOVEMENT
🦦 TENSE AND RELEASE 🦦
“It’s the end of a very long day. Back-to-back-to-back meetings. You sign-off from work, gather your belongings, rush out the door... only to get stuck in traffic. Tension rises.
A busy lifestyle with no time to relax can lead to frustration, tension, and chronic stress.
Making time in our busy days to mindfully unwind can help. Tense and Release is one of our favorite relaxation exercises to do just this. By consciously tensing and releasing our bodies, we are able to tune out what is going on outside and tune in to what’s going on inside. And in tune, consciously let go of the tension and stress we carry.
This audio-only relaxation will allow you to return to a state of balance. Just hit 'play' and give your eyes a rest for the next four minutes.” (Yoga Ed.)
"How can we start this new year happier? Things have certainly not been easy over the last year, and we are still in difficult and uncertain times. The best way to try to handle our difficult emotions and experiences is by focusing on what we can control. This month, we're encouraging everyone to focus on small steps to try to boost happiness - for ourselves and others around us - to spread kindness and hopefully inspire others to do the same."
Information processing model: Sensory, working, and long term memory (video)
Learn about the information processing model of human memory.
Playlists are a great tool for students that miss school for a variety of reasons - from illness, to vacations, to pandemics. This excellent article will support you in maximizing their impact to support absent (and present) students!
This strategy works for any subject and any grade!
Inspiring Success: First Nations and Métis PreK-12 Education Policy Framework was renewed in collaboration among First Nations and Métis organizations, Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, post-secondary and provincial Prekindergarten to Grade 12 education stakeholders, and the Ministry of Education. The vision of Inspiring Success is a provincial Prekindergarten to Grade 12 education system that foundationally places Indigenous knowledge systems, cultures and languages within the structures, policies and curricula to ensure an equitable and inclusive system that benefits all learners. As such, this renewed policy framework guides actions at all levels of the education sector and is aligned with the goals of the Education Sector Strategic Plan. Inspiring Success supports reconciliation, treaty education, Indigenous cultures and languages in the classroom, as well as the infusion of Indigenous perspectives and ways of knowing into all renewed curricula to benefit all learners.
The ministry is committed to facilitate the sharing of information, tools and processes useful to school divisions, teachers and administrators in planning and implementing actions in First Nations and Métis education, in alignment with the policy goals. Improving First Nations, Métis and Inuit student achievement and the learning outcomes for all students is a shared responsibility throughout the PreK-12 education sector.
As a first step, it is recommended to become familiar with the policy framework.
We heard from First Nations and Métis organizations, Elders, provincial education stakeholders and post-secondary institutions about how crucial implementation will be for this policy framework. We acknowledge the considerable number of initiatives and programs put in place by government and by school divisions; however, there is more work to do. A variety of tools and resources are available to assist with creating awareness, building support, planning and implementation, including a webinar presentation, PowerPoint slideshow, promotional handout and dialogue questions. Many links are provided within each goal area as suggested resources for teachers and administrators. More will be added as new information and tools become available.
Learn all about the Coronavirus online with BrainPOP
Included: movie, quiz, challenge, make-a-map, make-a-movie, related reading, worksheet, graphic organizer, vocabulary & game.
"It can be scary to hear about a disease outbreak, but learning the facts can help ease your mind. A new coronavirus—a type of virus named for its crown-like shape—emerged in Wuhan, China in 2019, and then spread to people around the world. While the most severe cases often dominate the headlines, they’re not the whole story. Most coronavirus cases have been mild, and healthy bodies can fight off the infection on their own. Find out more about how viruses work, and the best ways to prevent them from infecting more people. Viruses can’t spread without our help, so click play to learn how not to help them!"
"Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to study. We offer nearly 1000 free courses across 8 different subject areas. Our courses are available to start right away."
Free courses *including courses for TEACHERS
For Study (learn to learn!)
For Life (life skills)
You can access all content without an account. However to save progress and make an account you need to be at least 13 years old. Students ensure you have teacher and parent permission to make an account.
Courses in: Health, Sports & Psychology; Education & Development; History & The Arts; Languages; Money & Business; Nature & Environment; Science, Math & Technology; Society, Politics & Law.
"Computational thinking is a way of solving problems, designing systems and understanding human behaviour by drawing on the concepts of computer science. Incorporating a broad set of problem-solving processes that represent an entry point for new ways of thinking are applicable in computer science and non-computer science contexts. Students at all grades can be engaged in computational thinking to support the learning of coding. While many teachers have already incorporated computational thinking into their classroom instructional and assessment activities, the Ministry of Education has developed this document to support teachers in explicitly connecting computational thinking to specific outcomes in grades 1 through 6 mathematics and science."
This guide has been created to support schools with developing and monitoring personalized goals (PGs) for students.Watch the video "What's New in 2022?" to get started this year.
This toolkit aims to support you with daily yoga and mindfulness practices to replenish by:
Staying in the present moment;
Moving your body with intention and kindness;
Developing authentic connections with yourself and others
"The Rethinking Learning Toolkit includes resources that can help you, your school, district, or organization transform teaching and learning for learners of all ages. You can use this toolkit to:
*help you understand the language around personalized learning and agency.
*understand the different approaches for teaching and learning.
*understand Universal Design for Learning as the foundation to create learner-centered environments.
*design Learner Profiles and Personal Learning Backpacks.
*have the research and resources to support your journey to learner agency.
*use different graphics and content to move from compliance to learner agency.
*help close the skills gap by empowering learners to acquire the skills needed for their future."
*join an online community with loads of features and resources.
Same or Different? is a routine that provides students opportunities to construct arguments when comparing objects, such as numbers or shapes.
A routine like Same or Different? provides accessible opportunities for even youngest students to learn how to talk about various features of mathematical objects – quantity, shape, color, orientation, and arrangement, to name a few.
"A one-stop-shop for educators working to increase students’ financial literacy skills. This program is built by teachers to provide resources and activities that connect directly to 42 modules in Saskatchewan’s Financial Literacy 20, 30 curriculum. Free middle years and secondary level content can be accessed on the site, and educators can inquire about professional development opportunities."