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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Talk about a food fight! A group of six states and Washington, D.C., are suing the Trump administration over the rollback of school lunch nutritional standards requiring schools to serve students healthier meals. Read this story, as well as the latest in the college admissions scandal, a report on class Instagram accounts, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
In an ideal world, you’d be able to sit down with each of your students in a private conversation to check in with them and their mental health. What if there was a way you could figure out who is in need of a deeper check-in, saving you time? One educator’s approach to tackling this issue is going viral on Facebook – and we love what it stands for!
Teachers tend not to have much input on testing these days (otherwise, the last decade would have looked a lot different), so the best an educator can do is help support students as they run through this examination gauntlet. Here are things to keep in mind.
Did you know that SEL (social emotional learning) practices can help alleviate some of the stress from your students that experience testing anxiety? We asked our awesome community of educators on our Facebook page how they can support students using SEL practices. Here are our favorite answers.
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.