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Social Emotional Intelligence through Art Education

May 13, 2021 9:08:17 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Art Education, SEL

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Think back to your own education, about a time that arts-at-school made a lasting impression on you.  Perhaps it was wrapping squares of tissue paper around our pencil erasers to create a unique Mother’s Day card.  Maybe we contributed to a mural on the elementary playground, or played a role in the middle school musical, or kicked off homecoming as a member of the marching band. 

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Helping New Middle-Schoolers Read for Information and Retention

May 13, 2021 9:06:53 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy, Secondary Education

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Early middle school is an important transitional time in a young person’s academic life. “It bridges the gap between elementary school, where a child learns how to read and be a student, and high school, where [they] will take on the full responsibilities of being a young adult.” (Institute of Reading Development, 2019)

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5 Ways to Strengthen Vocabulary for Students

May 5, 2021 7:37:00 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy, Vocabulary

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Successful students have a strong command of grade-appropriate language. The following research-based, cross-content, multi-grade strategies will help you support your learners in growing their vocab repertoire.

 

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5 Strategies to Increase Students' Media Literacy

May 4, 2021 9:36:19 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy, 21st Century Skills, Media Literacy

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World Language Instruction: We've Got it Backwards

Apr 29, 2021 2:46:53 PM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in World Language

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In 2010 there were roughly 240,000 job postings aimed at bilingual workers. By 2015, that figure had ballooned to approximately 630,000, and has continued to climb annually. The
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Growing Students as Mathematicians: Building Capacity for Math Skills Confidence

Apr 27, 2021 6:47:08 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Mathematics

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“There is one curriculum subject that tends to trigger a fight, flight, or freeze response like no other and that is math. This subject can cause sweaty palms, racing pulses, and inspire genuine fear and anxiety,” says primary school teacher John Dabell.  But that’s not the end of the story.  He adds: “It can also excite, entertain and energize in the right hands!”

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Strategies to Address SEL at Home

Apr 26, 2021 10:23:51 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in SEL

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Opportunities to learn and practice social emotional skills in a variety of settings- including at home- help young people develop SEL mastery. Like other forms of learning, SEL success is enhanced by strong school-home partnerships.  In fact, positive SEL outcomes are most likely to occur when social-emotional skill sets have wrap-around value (that is, they’re mutually supported and communicated at home, at school, and in the community).

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Pandemic Challenges Require SEL Solutions Designed for Today’s Adolescents

Apr 23, 2021 10:39:55 AM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in SEL, Secondary Education

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On February 2, 2021 NPR reported on the death of Anthony Orr. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anthony missed all of the rites of passage that should have been the culmination of his senior year of high school. His parents said he seemed fine and happy, but in August of 2020, Anthony tragically took his own life.

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Supporting your Students with Special Needs through Structure, Sensory Supports and Frequent Check Ins

Apr 20, 2021 6:31:47 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy, Early Childhood Education, special education

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Just weeks after the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Amy Neilson made the agonizing decision to pull her 5-year-old son with special needs out of his distance learning Kinder class.  After experiencing a series of regressions in her son’s behavior and well-being,  Neilson consulted with friends, family, and school staff before reaching a decision to withdraw her son from school.  The toll had just been too much.

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Strategies and Support for Reluctant & Non-Proficient Readers

Apr 15, 2021 6:15:58 PM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in Literacy, Student Agency, English Language Learners, special education

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