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How Can You Know if Your SEL is Hitting the Target?

How Can You Know if Your SEL is Hitting the Target?

May 19, 2022

Christy Chappell, counselor at Boltz Middle School, and Karen Helfrich, administrator at High Plains K-8, have found a resource that provides a school-wide screening tool that enables targeted, data-driven, three-tiered SEL and intervention. Hear all the reasons why they, their teachers, and their students, love Bloomsights. 

 

Resources:

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Bloomsights Blog

 

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Unlocking the Learning Superpower of Music for Math

Unlocking the Learning Superpower of Music for Math

May 12, 2022

Dr. Lana Israel is a globally recognized learning expert and author, who has been helping people learn better for three decades. She shares how a growing body of neuroscience research confirms that music activates memory, attention, motivation and emotion, and how it successfully boosts engagement and achievement in math where all else has failed.

 

Resources:

Connect to Muzology to learn about a free pilot

Hear Math teacher and Department Head, Shirley Forehand, and Pre K-12 Math Supervisor Gary Petko share their Muzology success. 

 

Kids love Muzology on Twitter

Dr. Lana Israel's website

 

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Students At All Levels Become Published Authors and Get Fired Up About Writing

Students At All Levels Become Published Authors and Get Fired Up About Writing

May 5, 2022

Duane Smith, English Department Chair at Byram Hills School District, and his middle school students couldn't wait to tell us about Written Out Loud, their published books, and the skills and confidence they've gained as writers. This unique, fun and out-of-the-box program was recently featured on Good Morning America for the way it kept students not only engaged, but excited and progressing during the pandemic and beyond.

 

Resources:

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Hear About Written Out Loud on Good Morning America

Learn About Written Out Loud at Byram Hills Central School District

 

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College and High School English Teachers Help Us Better Understand College-Ready Writing and How to Close the Gap

College and High School English Teachers Help Us Better Understand College-Ready Writing and How to Close the Gap

April 28, 2022

Joel Garza, High School English Teach in Dallas Texas, gives us an idea of how instruction has evolved and progressed in his classroom over his 15 year career. He is joined by Shelley Rodrigo, Senior Director of the writing program at the University of Arizona, and VP of the National Council of Teachers of English. Their enlightening dialogue helps us understand how to better prepare students for success with college and career writing expectations.

 

Resources:

Learn about BetterRhetor and their College-Ready Writing Essentials

EdCuration's free, brief micro professional learning ExPLorations for educators, including downloadable resources and a professional learning certificate:  Preparing Students for College Writing Success

 

National Council of Teachers of English

NCTE's Position Papers

 

Contact and follow Shelley Rodrigo:

            Shelley on LinkedIn

            shelley.rodrigo@gmail.com

 

Joel Garza:

           www.greenhill.org

 

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Integrated SEL for Teens and Tweens That Doesn’t Make Them Roll Their Eyes

Integrated SEL for Teens and Tweens That Doesn’t Make Them Roll Their Eyes

April 21, 2022

Vice Principal Emma Veltri, and  Principal Diana Herbst share the essential criteria for choosing a Social Emotional Learning Resource for secondary students, how to structure this learning for success, how to gain student and teacher buy in, and why Emozi has been so successful at Maze Middle School in Holllister California. 

 

Resources:

Connect to Emozi Middle and High School Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

Engage in this short, free professional Learning from PATHS, LLC

        A 'Novel' Approach: Developing Middle School Students' Social Emotional Skills With Literature

 

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Mindfulness, Trauma and Teacher Burnout with EdSurge’s Jennifer Yoo-Brannon

Mindfulness, Trauma and Teacher Burnout with EdSurge’s Jennifer Yoo-Brannon

April 14, 2022

EdSurge Voices of Change Writing Fellow, discusses how her own experience of trauma led her to the mindfulness practice that now empowers her students and the teachers she coaches. These are some of the practices helping educators combat the rampant burnout and demoralization many are experiencing. 

 

Resources: 

Inquire about InfoBase Learning Cloud's Free Pilot Opportunity

Connect with Moozoom for real life, easy to implement SEL support

You can contact Jennifer Yoo-Brannon and access all of her EdSurge article on her EdSurge Writer's Page 

 

Follow Jennifer and see her adorable children  @JYooBrannon

 

Jennifer's articles:

 

What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing  by Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry

 

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Staying Inspired to Inspire Your Students

Staying Inspired to Inspire Your Students

April 7, 2022

Educators Rachel Steil, Lee Zientara, and Lela Goettl share their excitement about Learners Edge - the top quality, online, professional learning and continuing education graduate credit courses for teachers. Not only has Learners Edge allowed them to increase their skills, overall efficacy, and compensation, but has also provided a fin and lucrative sideline as course evaluators. 

 

Resources:

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Critical Race Theory: Sorting Facts and Fallacies

Critical Race Theory: Sorting Facts and Fallacies

March 31, 2022

Award-winning Associate Editor of Education Week, Stephen Sawchuk, shares the history, misunderstandings, impact and legislation around Critical Race Theory to help us get smarter about this current controversy. Understand the impact on K-12 classrooms and teachers based on current legislation in this enlightening conversation.

 

Resources:

Connect to our sponsor, Ad Fontes Media, home of the Media Bias Chart and the SUMMA News Literacy Curriculum

 

From Stephen Sawchuk:

Ed Week's up to date Map: Where Critical Race Theory is Under Attack

 

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Changing the Tune For Math Strugglers With Music Enhanced Learning

Changing the Tune For Math Strugglers With Music Enhanced Learning

March 24, 2022

Math teacher and Department Head, Shirley Forehand, and Pre K-12 Math Supervisor Gary Petko, have not only seen engagement and test scores increase drastically for their math students--music enhanced learning with Muzology is creating a cultural shift in math learning, and growing confidence in the their students that is impacting cross content achievement.

 

Resources: 

Connect to Muzology

Read about Muzology's creator, Dr. Lana Israel

 

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Improving Accessibility for Students With Hearing Loss: Janice Lintz

Improving Accessibility for Students With Hearing Loss: Janice Lintz

March 17, 2022

Janice Lintz has become the go-to, global consultant and advocate for hearing access. She shares her inspiring story of working with education, cultural, and government institutions to improve accessibility, and offers tips for educators on how to best support students with hearing loss.  

 

Resources:

Contact Notysing - supplemental, digitally-based music curriculum

Janice Lintz Website

Janice Lintz on LinkedIn 

Founder & CEO: Hearing Access and Innovations

HuffPost Article: 10 Misconceptions Teachers Should Know About Children Who Are Hard of Hearing

Rethinking Cities for People With Hearing Loss by Janice Lintz

Contributor: Tell Her She Can't: Inspiring Stories of Unstoppable Women

2008 People Magazine Hero: A Champion for the Hard of Hearing

2016 Nominated United State of Women Changemaker

 

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Equip Students to Critically Analyze Media Messages and Sources

Equip Students to Critically Analyze Media Messages and Sources

March 10, 2022

Library Media Specialist, Sara Webb, shares how the Media Bias Chart and other resources from Ad Fontes Media, have equipped her students to think critically about the messages coming from all different media branches and platforms. Ad Fontes teaches students to read laterally and measure reliability and bias in the news stories they are reading for content studies as well as social media.

 

Resources:

Find the Interactive Media Bias Chart

ad fontes' SUMMA Essential News Literacy Curriculum

ad fontes media --Tell them the EdCuration podcast sent you!

Media Literacy Now

Where Can I Find Resources for Media Literacy Lesson Planning? Blog post by Sara

National Association of Media Literacy Educators --Membership is free and they have a great journal.

The 2021 Media Literacy Index 

The Stanford History Education Group

An article reporting the SHEG study findings that students are unable to judge the credibility of online information.  

 

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Dr. Christopher Steinhauser from Long Beach USD Reflects on Successes and His New Book

Dr. Christopher Steinhauser from Long Beach USD Reflects on Successes and His New Book

March 3, 2022

The Long Beach Unified Public School District regularly hosts visitors from all over the world, eager to learn from their success in closing achievement gaps. Christopher Steinhauser, who led the LBUSD for 18 years as superintendent, reflects on the reasons for their success and his newly released book.

LBUSD is the five time nominee and national winner of the Broad Prize- the nation's largest education prize, honoring large urban districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among various ethnic and socioeconomic groups of students. Additionally Long Beach was listed as a World Class School by Mckenzie and company and were recognized as schools that are beating the odds by the Learning Policy Institute.

Dr. Steinhauser is the Co-author of Schools on the Move: Leading Coherence for Equitable Growth (Corwin Press in 2022) with a forward by Michael Fullen.

 

Resources:

Connect to Proliftic

Chris' book Schools on the Move: Leading Coherence for Equitable Growth 

                   and here from google books

                   and here from Amazon

More information on The California Promise

Learn about Swun Math Curriculum

Learn about Swum Math Professional Learning

 

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Cross-Content, Customized Project-Based Units have Revolutionized Learning for These Three Districts

Cross-Content, Customized Project-Based Units have Revolutionized Learning for These Three Districts

February 24, 2022

Educators Jennifer Romer from Alaska, Shannon Heckelsmiller from Washington State, and Ashley Martinez-Doublin from Colorado, all share how they transitioned to project based learning strategies with the cross-content, standards-aligned, customized units from Educurious. Student engagement and achievement have both soared. Students are making connections to their environment and community in ways previously unseen, and formerly reluctant learners have tuned in and turned on.

 

Resources:

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Transformative Coaching Practices for Teacher Support, Efficacy & Retention

Transformative Coaching Practices for Teacher Support, Efficacy & Retention

February 17, 2022

Becca Silver is a teacher, coach, and founder of The Whole Educator. Her customized trainings are focused on fostering teacher buy-in, bridging gaps and increasing teacher effectiveness and retention. You'll love her tips on how to give teachers the real support they need to be great at their jobs, and to love teaching again.

 

Resources:

Connect to Learners Edge

The Whole Educator

Free e-book: 17 Tips For Being a Mind-Blowingly Impactful Instructional Coach

Becca's Transformative Coaching videos

Whole Educator Programs

 

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Educator Marisa Curtis Shares Why Crandall ISD Students are Hitting Standards Like Never Before!

Educator Marisa Curtis Shares Why Crandall ISD Students are Hitting Standards Like Never Before!

February 10, 2022

Instructional leader and curriculum team member, Marisa Curtis, from Crandall ISD in Texas, is excited to share the resource that has her students highly engaged and hitting standards in authentic measurable ways--consistently. Education Galaxy is a space-themed instruction and assessment tool that has transformed data-driven, standards-based instruction, and has helped students become highly invested in their own learning.

 

Resources:

Connect to Education Galaxy Online

Education Galaxy's Liftoff Adaptive Intervention

Education Galaxy's free professional learning ExPLoration: Identifying Academic Gaps to Reclaim Learning Loss

Education Galaxy's sponsored episode with Dr. Deborah Heiser

 

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International Expert, Lottie Dowling, Helps Us Understand Global Competencies and How to Integrate Them into Classrooms

International Expert, Lottie Dowling, Helps Us Understand Global Competencies and How to Integrate Them into Classrooms

February 3, 2022

Lottie Dowling has worked for the last 20 years in education, as a school practitioner and professional learning leader on a global, national, and regional level. She's worked in 6 different countries and is a sought after speaker and consultant on Global Citizenship and the Global Competencies that are increasingly becoming a part of our academic landscape. In this episode she gives us a deeper understanding of what those are and how to teach them.

 

Resources:

Discover Meg Languages Spanish and Meg Languages Mandarin

Lottie Dowling on Twitter

Lottie Dowling on LinkedIn

 

A great model :

Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World

 

Some Background Reading:

What is 'Global Citizenship Education'?

PISA Global Competence Assessment

 

Lottie's blog posts:

Critical Thinking Can Help Students Become Better Global Citizens

Having Difficult Conversations

 

Greta Thunberg's Fridays for the Future

 

Video Resources:

The Global Oneness Project

 

Free videos and lesson plans to inspire global citizens:

Project Explorer

The Mongolian Band Hangai singing one of their most famous songs:

         Drinking Song

 

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Teachers Share the Content Specific, Standards-Based, Gamified Science Learning that Kids Love!

Teachers Share the Content Specific, Standards-Based, Gamified Science Learning that Kids Love!

January 27, 2022

Fifth grade teacher and instructional coach Amanda Borum says her students' science scores are higher than they've ever been, and elementary science specialist Christopher Linton agrees. They were anxious to share Penda Science: a supplemental resource that fills science learning gaps, targets standards, increases achievement, and fosters a love for science. 

 

Resources:

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INTRODUCING: Steven Miletto [Teaching, Learning, Leading K-12] with Irshad Manji

INTRODUCING: Steven Miletto [Teaching, Learning, Leading K-12] with Irshad Manji

January 25, 2022

Irshad Manji is a professor  at Oxford University’s Initiative for Global Ethics and Human rights and a New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Label Me: How to Do Diversity Without Inflaming the Culture Wars.  She serves as the Director of Moral Courage ED at Let Grow, a nonprofit that promotes independent thinking and emotional resilience in students. Its signature program for secondary school students (and their teachers!) is Moral Courage ED, which empowers students to hear, not fear, different perspectives. She is the recipient of Oprah’s first “Chutzpah Award” for boldness.

 

irshadmanji.com

Moral Courage Ed

LetGrow.org

Moral Courage on Twitter 

Moral Courage Project on Instagram

Moral Courage on Facebook

Moral Courage You Tube Channel

Irshad Manji on LinkedIn

Irshad Manji's book, "Don't Label Me: How to do Diversity Without Inflaming the Culture Wars."

 

Teaching Learning Leading K12 provides resources for all educators. No matter what the environment or level of learning, we all need ideas, inspiration, and fuel to help us meet the needs of our students. We strive to help our students achieve their dreams. We're happy to introduce EdCuration's listeners to Teaching Learning Leading K12. 

 

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The Mentor Project Unites Students Around the World With The Brightest Minds of Our Time

The Mentor Project Unites Students Around the World With The Brightest Minds of Our Time

January 20, 2022

Deborah Heiser, an Applied Developmental Psychologist, is passionate about helping people leave a legacy and share their knowledge and passion with the next generation. The Mentor Project partners with schools around the world to pair top experts across many fields with classrooms and schools--all for free.

 

Resources:

Connect with Education Galaxy

Learn how to identify academic gaps and reclaim learning loss with Education Galaxy's Liftoff

 

The Mentor Project

Deborah Heiser's website:  www.DeborahHeiser.com

Deborah Heiser's article in Psychology Today: The Right Side of 40  

The Optimize Your Success Broadcast

The Mentor Project podcast

The Meet Your Mentor Podcast

Deborah Heiser's TEDx Talk  - Rethinking Aging: Mentoring A New Generation

 

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Primary Teachers Share Evidence-Based Success for Emerging Readers

Primary Teachers Share Evidence-Based Success for Emerging Readers

January 13, 2022

Kindergarten teachers Allison Martinez and Kelly Spinks, share the challenge of engaging beginning readers in leveled, uninspired texts and how decodable Express Readers have changed their own practice, created excitement and fun, and have consistently improved student reading outcomes.

 

Resources:

Connect to Express Readers

Free Digital Decodable Book Workshop & Resources

 

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