Social-Emotional Learning and Academics: Better Together

This article was published in the October 2015 edition of Educational Leadership (Emotionally Healthy Kids) as an online-only article. It explores how social and emotional skills are woven throughout the Common Core State Standards and what that means for good instruction. Article Link: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/oct15/vol73/num02/Social-Emotional_Learning_and_Academics@_Better_Together.aspx

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7 Habits of a Healthy Educator

This article appeared on the NEA Member Benefits site: http://www.neamb.com/professional-resources/healthy-educator-habits.htm?utm_source=TWCD0915&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wall-post With each school year comes the chance to be proactive about your health. You can fight off chronic low energy, constant sniffles and stress headaches before they pull you under. In fact, not having a plan for

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Do Your Students Seem Older?

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/do-your-students-seem-older Have you noticed an age shift in your class now that it’s the middle of the year? It always seemed to me that when we’d come back from February vacation, my students had all grown an inch, seen some new movie that changed the lingo

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Healthy Habits to Start a Career

Original Article: http://teach.com/education-technology/healthy-habits-to-start-a-career-by-mike-anderson The beginning of a teaching career is hectic and busy. There will be many days (and nights and weekends) when you will be overwhelmed and exhausted. Teaching is hard work, and when you’re on the steep end of the learning curve, it’s even harder. I

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No Ordinary Monday

December 16, 2012, Responsive Classroom Blog, Original Link: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/no-ordinary-monday Teachers, principals, and other school staff nationwide are thinking about what to do and what to say tomorrow when they and their students return to school in the wake of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School

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