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?
Back to School 2021 Musts
This is a collection of high quality resources that can be used throughout late August and the month of September and beyond.
"Teachers are nothing less than incredible, creative, brilliant people. They find ways to solve problems in ways that are not only ingenious but also usually pretty cheap!
We call these "teacher hacks"."
A great list of books to read aloud to students in the first days of school.
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!
"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."
Resources for all things Agriculture!
We want students to:
Know where their food comes from
Recognize the importance of agriculture in our daily lives
Think critically about information they are exposed to
Understand the importance of science and technology in sustainably producing food
Appreciate farmers and their care for the land and animals
Be inspired to consider a career in agriculture
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!
Starting off the year strong by building relationships and trust with parents through an early welcome. This video was created by Jessica Wall and Pam Sawatzky for the 2021-22 Sun West iLearn sessions.A strategy guide for educators is also included.
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.
Flipgrid is social learning for PreK to PhD learners ... and beyond!
Teachers can create grids and add topics.
Grids are the meeting place for your classroom, your school, your department or any learning community to discuss your Topics.
Start with an icebreaker, add weekly reflections, share book talks, explore STEM principles, give mini-presentations ... any Topic to ignite discussion!
Check out the Flipgrid Educator’s Guide (copy and paste this web address into a browser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzZGEfOtEWqPcGUzcFd2RzRjYTQ/view) by our awesome friends Karly, Sean and Jennifer!
Free Instructions (step-by-step) for good icebreaker ideas! On this website you will find over 100+ of our favorite family friendly icebreakers and group activities. These easy-to-follow guides are useful for a wide variety of settings: classrooms, corporate training and team building, camps, youth groups, parties, retreats, hanging out with friends! Please share this site with your friends!
Below, you can find them sorted by your group size (small, medium, large and extra large) and by type (active, get-to-know-you, team building, party game, etc.).
Through social emotional learning, students learn to better understand and navigate their thoughts and feelings, set goals, work and empathize with others, build friendships, and lead successful and enriched lives.
With this toolkit, you’ll be able to practice the five core competencies of SEL through simple, engaging yoga tools with your children and teens.
Enter your email to download your free toolkit.
This guide has been created to support schools with developing and monitoring personal goals (PG) for students. The documents are available in PDF (for the full guide) as well as MSWord for the Class Snapshots (in case you would like to personalize them).The guide includes: Definition of PG, Why, How to set goals (process), Conversations/Reflections, Supports, Example personalized goals (PG), Tracking template "Class Snapshot", Appendix A Setting Personal Goals Process, Appendix B & C Class Snapshots. Information is also included on how to create your school's engagement data report. A video is included to support your work as well.
This site houses the training videos for The Sun West Resource Bank.
Come here to learn how to:
Make an account
There rubrics can help you assess where your school and/or class currently fit within the REORDER framework, and plan to further develop or improve and goal set.
"How are our students doing? Who needs our support right now?"
This year, checking in on students frequently and consistently is even more critical to creating a safe and supportive learning environment.
Administrators and educators can these questions during a morning meeting, advisory period, small group intervention, or general class time to:
Check in on student well-being and supports
Do an interim SEL skills and competencies check
Gather classroom feedback to inform instruction
Identify the students who need extra help right now academically, socially, and emotionally
In This Guide, You'll Get Access to:
✔ Panorama's full check-ins question bank (includes 80+ free response and multiple choice questions for grades 3-12)
✔ Recommendations on who should use the questions, how often to send check-ins, and how to take action on the data
✔ An overview of Panorama's new student check-ins tool, which is a companion to annual SEL and school climate measurement "
You will need to provide your information to download the guide.
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.
Student Vote is an independent evaluation commissioned by Elections Canada reports that the Student Vote program is having a significant impact among students in the key areas associated with future voting, as well as increasing the engagement of families in the election.
Teach students how to be informed and engaged citizens.
Mock elections are run at all levels of government and the materials are all provided for free once you register. Bring civics to life for your students!
This document is meant to serve as a guide as your school begins to write its own land acknowledgement. Writing a land acknowledgement as a collaborative process can be a rewarding and meaningful experience for staff, students, parents and all involved. It is a time to reflect on the history of the land we are on and our relationship to the land. Our current relationship to the land is inextricably intertwined with our relationship with Indigenous Peoples.
The Fair Dealing Decision Tool helps teachers decide whether "fair dealing" permits classroom use of print materials, artistic works, or audiovisual materials without first getting copyright permission. The tool helps teachers determine whether a specific intended classroom use is allowed by the Fair Dealing Guidelines.
Teachers! Thinking of using a copyright-protected work? Use this tool to find out if the use is allowed under fair dealing.