You can even measure how much grit you have, by taking a short quiz that Duckworth and her team crafted. Grit stirs hard work, commitment to goals, and perseverance in the midst of struggles and failures, which are timeless life skills all students should foster. Sounds great, right? The bigger question you may be asking is, “how can my child have more of it?”
Educators embrace Halloween in the classroom in different ways. While some teachers still observe traditional spooky-themed Halloween celebrations, others have moved toward putting an educational spin on the classroom costume party. Your classroom may not be the place for witches or ghosts this year, but there are creative ways you can incorporate a fun, educational Halloween day into your lesson plan on October 31. Take a look at these three education-appropriate ideas to help celebrate Halloween at school.
As one of its key initiatives, the WIDA Consortium developed the Protocol for Review of Instructional Materials for ELLs (PRIME) as a tool to assist educators in making informed decisions about selecting instructional materials for language-education programs. This well-respected protocol for review evaluates solutions for their instructional merit in alignment with the WIDA PRIME V2™ inventory.
At Edmentum, we are so excited to share that we have partnered with Renaissance® to offer a customized integration designed to help kick-start learning for your students. If you’re currently using your Renaissance assessment results to benchmark learning or monitor student progress, an Exact Path integration can help offer that next step by turning your data into action.
For some of your students, self-confidence in the classroom comes naturally. They tackle new materials head on and know how to get their points across. For your less-confident students, the day-to-day requirements of school can cause anxiety and frustration. They may question their abilities and struggle with the stress of balancing it all. As a teacher, you have the opportunity to positively influence your students and encourage them to feel proud of their abilities and accomplishments.