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The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University

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Great resources for educators and others working with military-connected students and families. 

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Two Reasons Why Educators Can No Longer Ignore Social Media

Two Reasons Why Educators Can No Longer Ignore Social Media | Topics for Educators to ponder | Scoop.it
“Google "Liz Sandals Twitter" and you'll notice two things. First, the Ontario Minister of Education isn't on Twitter. Second, one of the top search results is a blog post I wrote about Liz Sandals ...”
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You have to keep up with society shifts in communication if you want to keep the conversation going.
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It's Time for Social and Emotional Learning for All

It's Time for Social and Emotional Learning for All | Topics for Educators to ponder | Scoop.it

Thsi Over the last decade, increased attention has been paid to the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of children. This area of learning is necessary and essential to address -- for children and ad

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This is such an important point that is often overlooked by administration when setting up professional development and instituting change for teachers. Think of the flight attendant who states in emergency situations that you should put the oxygen on yourself first so you can better help those around you. This article addresses exactly that issue. In the times of great change, like the implementation of new standards, teachers are going through great change and need the social/emotional supports, just as we offer our students going through transitions. 
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Sandy Risberg's curator insight, April 22, 2014 12:26 PM

This is such an important point that is often overlooked by administration when setting up professional development and instituting change for teachers. Think of the flight attendant who states in emergency situations that you should put the oxygen on yourself first so you can better help those around you. This article addresses exactly that issue. In the times of great change, like the implementation of new standards, teachers are going through great change and need the social/emotional supports, just as we offer our students going through transitions.