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The Discovery Conference gives students the space to share how they construct their reading identity, creating a clearer, more accurate story of the student as a reader. The suggested questions here guide you through uncovering more information about each aspect of your student’s reading identity.

 

 

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Authors: Hannah Schneewind, Jennifer Scoggin
Grades: Kindergarten, Elementary
Last Updated: 11/08/2022
Topics: Conferring, Reading
Associated Resources: Trusting Readers

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To truly reach and teach every child, we must understand them all as people, to the best of our humble ability. To help you plan and guide your teaching, use this Kid Watching Form with your students as you observe their actions, conversations, emotions, and more.

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Authors: Kristine Mraz, Christine Hertz
Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary
Last Updated: 11/08/2022
Topics: Classroom Management, Social Emotional Learning, Teaching Profession
Associated Resources: A Mindset for Learning

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Are you looking for fresh ideas to start the school day? We don’t have to teach the whole class from the opening bell. The first chunk of the day/class can be personal choice time. Try this reflection activity on your own or with colleagues. 

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Authors: Harvey Smokey Daniels
Last Updated: 11/08/2022
Topics: Classroom Management, Social Emotional Learning, Teaching Profession
Associated Resources: The Curious Classroom

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Teach students about the impact that stress has on their brains and bodies by giving them language for the why behind their feelings. Both our upstairs and downstairs brains are crucial to survival. Try this Brain Building Activity- use it yourself or with your PLC first, then try it with students.

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Authors: Brittany R. Collins
Grades: Middle School, High School, Adult, Parent
Last Updated: 11/08/2022
Topics: Social Emotional Learning, Teaching Profession
Associated Resources: Learning from Loss

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Sound, imagery, words, and music: these are the crossover elements between real life and digital life. Try this activity from Expanding Literacy with your students and let them explore how to use sound to shape the narrative experience.

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Authors: Brett Pierce
Grades: Middle School, High School
Last Updated: 11/08/2022
Topics: Language Arts, Technology, Writing
Associated Resources: Expanding Literacy

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Handling mistakes well and actively learning from them is important not only for our own growth, but for the growth of our students as well. Learn about the different types of mistakes and how to increase and welcome the positive errors with this free lesson!

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Authors: M. Colleen Cruz
Grades: Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Parent
Last Updated: 11/03/2022
Topics: Classroom Management, Social Emotional Learning, Teaching Profession
Associated Resources: Risk. Fail. Rise.

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Effective communication with grieving students is Compassionate, Open-Ended, Direct and Evolving (CODE). Learn about relationship-building—and, by association, grief support— and how to show up for young people with this Four-Step Framework for Communicating with Grieving Students.

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Authors: Brittany R. Collins
Grades: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Parent
Last Updated: 11/02/2022
Topics: Classroom Management, Social Emotional Learning, Teaching Profession
Associated Resources: Learning from Loss

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Positive student relationships are critical. No matter where you teach or what you teach, strong student relationships are key. This article discusses challenging students and provides questions for self-assessing your student connections. A free checklist to support your reflection is included.

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Authors: Jaleel R. Howard, Tyrone C. Howard, Tanya Milner-McCall
Grades: Elementary, Middle School, High School, Parent
Last Updated: 11/02/2022
Topics: Classroom Management, Teaching Profession, Social Emotional Learning
Associated Resources: No More Teaching Without Positive Relationships

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Having a set of strategies to turn to when confronting loss at school helps us stay grounded and tuned-in, better serving students and ourselves by easing the path to support. For some strategies to keep in mind when you encounter grief in your school or classroom, download this PDF.

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Authors: Brittany R. Collins
Grades: Elementary, Middle School, High School
Last Updated: 11/02/2022
Topics: Teaching Profession, Classroom Management, Social Emotional Learning
Associated Resources: Learning from Loss

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In communities where learners and learning thrive, children learn with and from each other.  In this downloadable PDF, find examples of intentional, authentic routines that offer opportunities for kids (and their teachers) to sustain, support, and inspire each other throughout the school year.

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Authors: Debbie Miller
Grades: Elementary
Last Updated: 11/02/2022
Topics: Classroom Management, Language Arts, Social Emotional Learning
Associated Resources: I’m the Kind of Kid Who . . .

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