As many schools shift to the implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL) lessons into their curriculum, restorative practices are a great tie-in to building relationships, managing emotions, and giving students and educators an opportunity to build these skills in a way that is productive and useful to all. Let’s dive deeper into what restorative justice is, what the benefits of it are, and how you can work to integrate it into your school’s culture.
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Although more money and better working conditions may help, many teachers who are considering leaving the profession are more interested in growing as professionals, collaborating, and making a broader effect on their schools and districts. Here are five ideas on how to bring those changes about in your own school.
[High Stakes Testing] Using Classroom Culture, Test-Taking Skills, and Mindfulness to Overcome Test Season Stress
To help you calm fraying nerves and ensure students are successful on high-stakes exams, we’ve put together our favorite tips on cultivating a productive classroom environment, teaching effective test-taking strategies, and leveraging mindfulness as your test-prep secret weapon.
Here are four questions school and district leaders can ask to borrow from the community-building savvy of the corporate world and create mission and vision statements that resonate with staff and students.
Educator First in Action: Incorporating Social Justice Frameworks in Edmentum Curriculum with Teaching Tolerance
Within the curriculum department, we chose to work with Teaching Tolerance in order to learn more about school climate, instruction, classroom culture, family and community engagement, and teacher leadership. The work we did in that PD session was meaningful, and it’s really stuck with me—I still find myself reaching back to some of the conversations that took place to find understanding and tolerance as well as examine my own thoughts and reactions on a daily basis.