January 2022 Musts

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

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Anchor Charts - Resources & Webinar from Smekens
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"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

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
12/10/2021
Chess Kid
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Learn & Play Chess With other Kids - Online Chess For Kids - 100% Safe and Free

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Game
Author:
Chess Kids
Date Added:
03/24/2020
Exam Preparation & Study Skills Crash Course
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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.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jill Drews
Date Added:
05/17/2019
Guided Mindful Moment - Digital Wellness Break: Tense and Release (Relaxation)
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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.)

Subject:
Mental Wellness
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Yoga Ed
Date Added:
12/16/2021
Happier January 2022 - Action for Happiness
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"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."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Action for Happiness
Date Added:
12/22/2020
How To Use Playlists To Plan For Students Being Out — A.J. Juliani
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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!

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
A J
Aj Juliani
Date Added:
12/14/2021
Learn About Coronavirus - BrainPOP
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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!"

Subject:
Science
Wellness
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
BrainPop
Date Added:
12/20/2021
Open University - Free Courses
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"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."

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Free courses *including courses for TEACHERS
Subjects
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.

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Communication Media
Financial Literacy
Marketing
Graphic Arts
Education
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Special Education
English Language Arts
Health & Fitness
Health Education
French
German
Spanish
Math
Foundations
Practical & Applied Arts
Life Transition
Science
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Forensic Science
Health Science
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Law
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
OpenLearn
Date Added:
10/18/2021
Opportunities to Address Computational Thinking in the Grades 1 to 6 Mathematics and Science Curricula
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"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."

Subject:
English Language Arts
Health Education
Physical Education
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Saskatchewan Ministry of Education 2021
Date Added:
11/26/2021
Personal Goal Statement Guide 2021-2022
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This guide has been created to support schools with developing and monitoring personal goals ( 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 form for communicating PGs with families is also avaialable. A video is included to support your work as well. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Carole Butcher
Kelli Boklaschuk
Sun West School Division
Vanessa Lewis
Tammy German
Pamela Grasby Sawatzky
Date Added:
10/30/2020
RESOURCE BANK TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Unrestricted Use
Public Domain
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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
Rethinking Learning Toolkit - Personalized Learning
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"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.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Barbara Bray
Date Added:
11/26/2021
SaskMoney - Hundreds of Financial Literacy Resources
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"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."

Subject:
Practical & Applied Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Saskatoon Industry Education Council
Date Added:
12/02/2020
Smart But Scattered Kids
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Peg Dawson and Richard Guare are two of the leading experts on executive skills and how to teach them. This is their website, offering resources and information about professional development opportunities.

Subject:
21st Century Competencies
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Peg Dawson
Richard Guare
Date Added:
12/02/2021
Sounder & Friends
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Sounder & Friends is a resource that focuses on phonological awareness & the Science of Reading. It has engaging activities and characters and the Instagram page also does weekly posts that break down different elements of reading and explain them clearly. This could be a great resource for teachers and families!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Sounder and Friends
Date Added:
12/08/2021