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.

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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
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
08/31/2020
20 brilliant teacher hacks for the classroom
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"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"."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller
Date Added:
08/19/2021
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
Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan
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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

Subject:
English Language Arts
Health & Fitness
Career & Work Exploration
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
AITC
Date Added:
08/25/2021
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 Authentic Parent Partnerships
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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. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Jessica Wall
Pamela Grasby Sawatzky
Date Added:
08/23/2021
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
Flipgrid - Empower Every Voice
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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!

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Flipgrid
Date Added:
12/06/2019
Icebreakers - free instructions to the best games and activities
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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.).

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
icbreakers.ws
Date Added:
09/03/2019
Mindful Tools for SEL — Yoga Ed.
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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.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Yoga Ed
Date Added:
04/13/2021
Personal Goal Statement Guide 2021-2022
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This guide has been created to support schools with developing and monitoring personal goals (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. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Carole Butcher
Sun West School Division
Vanessa Lewis
Kelli Boklaschuk
Tammy German
Date Added:
10/30/2020
RESOURCE BANK TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
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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
SEL - Question Bank: Student Check-ins (Grade 3-12)
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"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.

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Panorama Education
Date Added:
02/09/2021
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
Student Vote - How Canadian Elections Work
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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!

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Student Votes
Date Added:
09/24/2018
Sun West School Division Land Acknowledgement Development & Guide
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Public Domain
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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.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Date Added:
08/10/2021
Teachers and Copyrights
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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.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
cmec
Date Added:
08/21/2019