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5 Tips for Teaching Tenacity and Resilience
PUBLISHED: Friday, October 26, 2018 by Emily Mofield and Megan Parker Peters
Tenacity, resilience, grit, mindset. These popular ideas are easy to talk about but much more difficult to put into practice. The emotions that come with taking risks, stepping out of your comfort zone, and making mistakes are often accompanied by uncomfortable feelings of fear and anxiety. Unless these unpleasant emotions are dealt with, we may never get past a mere superficial application of these concepts with students. We believe that developing emotional awareness is foundational in teaching students to develop tenacity and tackle challenges. read more...
The Importance of Arts Integration in Schools
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Comprehensive arts education is often seen as less important than other areas of learning, so art programs in schools are typically the first to be cut when it comes time for budget redistributions. This can lead students to miss out on many of the positive effects of an art education, like creative expression, stress relief, and the development of critical thinking skills. But not all hope is lost—there are still ways to integrate arts into established curricula that can actually improve student attendance, comprehension, and performance. Even if a teacher doesn’t feel qualified to teach art, there are thousands of helpful online resources just a search away. read more...
4 Great Alternatives to Essay Assignments
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Essay assignments and exams are great for gauging student comprehension in an organized way, but can leave a lot to be desired in terms of creativity and voice. Students, especially gifted ones, often feel burnt-out or stifled when writing essay after essay, following a rigid structure with little room to express their ideas in different ways. Although essays are an important part of any English or social studies curriculum, students may benefit from completing other, more creative assignments. read more...
Helping Students Cope With Traumatic Experiences
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Creating safe spaces in schools can greatly benefit the nearly 50% of students with exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) by making them feel more comfortable, accepted, and heard. The stresses children face at home often lead them to act out in the classroom, and teachers sometimes feel overwhelmed by these behaviors. Knowing how to accommodate and encourage these students takes patience and understanding, but a supportive climate can improve their learning experiences and emotional development. read more...
Inspiring Contests for Talented and Creative Students
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Do you know a talented student who is looking for a challenge? There are thousands of contests and opportunities out there for awards, scholarships, and more. Ranging from creative expression to researching and implementing scientific ideas, these competitions are great ways for kids to explore their passions. read more...
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