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.
Last year was big for education, and all signs point to 2019 being just as eventful. Check out six big education issues to watch, as well as what sort of trends edtech experts predict will be taking over the classroom this year, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
Implementing mindfulness into the classroom doesn’t have to be a challenging or time-consuming task. All it takes is a little dedication and practice to get the job done right. Here are a three ways you can infuse mindfulness practices into your classroom every day.
Decades before educators were familiar with the term “social and emotional learning (SEL),” Fred Rogers was teaching them (or in some cases, their parents) SEL lessons that would turn out to be timeless. The world has become faster-paced and more complicated, which means that today’s students are in dire need of the caring, understanding, and inclusiveness found in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.