Character

Inside this collection (which is pillar 2 of PeBL in Sun West): Character looks at those soft skills that are not taught inside a curriculum always.  Inside you will find lessons and activities around Character Day, Self-Regulation, Grit or Growth Mindset.  This relates to 21st century skills/7 Cs/SECRET skills as well. 

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14 Tips to Doing Rewrites, Redos, and Reassessments the Right Way
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In Rick Wormeli’s article Redos and Retakes Done Right, he states “allowing students to redo assignments and assessments is the best way to prepare them for adult life.”
According to Wormeli, many teachers feel that denying students opportunities to show their full potential after providing substantial results builds ‘moral fibre’. These teachers have the mindset that there should be rigid deadlines for assignments and that marks should be taken off for late submissions, and even give zeroes in some situations. Wormeli counters by claiming that “these practices have the opposite effect: They retard student achievement and maturation.”
In Kenaston School, specifically in math and the senior sciences, students have the opportunity to redo assessments in 2011-2012. Teachers have taken Wormeli’s guidelines into consideration, applying some of his recommendations. Kenaston teachers advise that by incorporating Wormeli’s ideas into practice, teachers can make redos fair for both the student and teacher.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/04/2018
21C Project – Science Inquiry
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Students worked in collaborative learning groups to ask questions and research on the above outcomes. Next, students had to build their own musical instrument and manipulate its sound in a presentation format of their choice, to show their learning.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/20/2018
21st Century Skills (FASA) 7 C  Rubric Exemplars Grades 6 to 9
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Sun West 21st Century 7 C Rubric Exemplars for Grades 6 to 9 for:
character, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, computer and digital technologies, and cultural and ethical citizenship.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Courtney McDonald
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Rebekka Burton
Stephen Hadden
Jennifer Loken
Date Added:
02/25/2020
21st Century Skills (FASA) 7 C Rubric Exemplars for Grades 10 to 12
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Sun West 21st Century Skills 7 C Rubric Exemplars for Grades 10 to 12 for character, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, computer and digital technologies, and cultural and ethical citizenship.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Courtney McDonald
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Rebekka Burton
Stephen Hadden
Jennifer Loken
Date Added:
02/25/2020
21st Century Skills (FASA) 7 C Rubric Exemplars for Kindergarten to Grade 5
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Sun West 21st Century Skills 7 C Rubric Exemplars for Kindergarten to Grade 5 for character, collaboration, creativity, communication, critical thinking , computer and digital technologies, and cultural and ethical citizenship.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Courtney McDonald
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Rebekka Burton
Stephen Hadden
Jennifer Loken
Date Added:
03/02/2020
30 Useful Digital Citizenship Resources for Growing Digital Citizens from the Wabisabi Blog
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Author: Lee Watanabe-Crockett

This is a phenomenal gathering of web sites that include resources to teach:

Digital footprints
Citing Sources
Detecting Plagarism
Personal Responsibility
Global & Cultural Awareness
Safe Web Searching

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Education
English Language Arts
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Homework/Assignment
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Reading
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
09/12/2018
9 Common Mind Viruses: The negative thoughts students think and how teachers can cure them
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Help Your Students Upload Some New Beliefs.
A visual tool for eradicating "mind viruses" once and for all.

A mind virus is like a piece of software we download into our brains, and bad software or viruses can corrupt our entire system in the form of negative thinking. It?s possible, however, to upload new software that serves us better. We?ve created an infographic poster to help you do that?we call it 9 Common Mind Viruses.
It features some of the most common negative thoughts students can have, and how you can help get past them. These are all about fostering student inspiration in the toughest of times. This is the medicine to fight the mind virus off once and for all.

Use ?the medicine? prescribed to get students to look at the statement from a different angle and help them turn it around into something positive.

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Other
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Global Digital Citizen Foundation
Date Added:
08/15/2018
Archaeology Lesson:  Artifact for 21st Century Education
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Students working collaboratively on a mini-archaeology dig to locate and identify artifacts, create hypotheses about the objects and what information they tell us about a society, and research past artifacts to determine if their hypotheses were correct. Students had to use collaboration when working on the dig, when creating their hypotheses, when measuring the artifacts, and when forming conclusions. Additionally, students had to use critical thinking when formulating theories, researching and reviewing data online, assessing their ideas, analyzing and comparing their hypotheses with archaeology studies online, and when justifying their hypotheses (and proving them) with the artifact data they discovered online, and forming conclusions.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/10/2018
Back to School Social & Emotional Learning Curriculum & Activities from Everfi
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Classroom Culture

Instill a sustainable, positive culture in your classroom with these lessons and activities.

Elementary - 8 Activities for Building a Compassionate Classroom Culture

Middle School - 7 Activities to Foster Decision-Making and Character Skills

High School - 6 Ways to Embed Mental Wellness into Classroom Culture

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Everfi
Author:
Everfi
Date Added:
08/20/2019
The Best Books To Teach Kids Self-Control, Mindfulness, and Regulation
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This is a fabulous list of 21 books to teach students about everything from self-regulation to patience.

These books would be a wonderful addition to any classroom library or library and would be excellent as read-aloud stories for students, followed by discussion.

These books are all connected to 21st century skills - especially self management or character/self-regulation.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Health Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Ashley Soderlund Ph D
Timmee Whitmore
Date Added:
11/27/2019
Brain Breaks
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Minds in Bloom blog. This link contains several posts with ideas for brain breaks in the classroom. There are brain breaks by theme (Christmas, Mystery) or brain breaks that can be used throughout the year.

Subject:
Other
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Rachel Lynette
Date Added:
11/20/2018