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How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn

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How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn
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Goldie Hawn's mindfulness program makes kids better at maths, says UBC

Goldie Hawn's mindfulness program makes kids better at maths, says UBC | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
MindUP program developed by Hawn Foundation also helped 99 students in Coquitlam, B.C., become less stressed and more optimistic, says UBC study.
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Can your child recognize the symptoms of stress

Can your child recognize the symptoms of stress | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
Dr. Stuart Shanker: Psychologist, Child Development, has noticed that children as young as kindergarten age need to learn how to deal with stress and parents can learn to find the stressors.
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Two Ways to Practice Mindfulness with Students

Two Ways to Practice Mindfulness with Students | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
When integrated into our lives, mindfulness works like a magnetic pull, drawing our attention back to the present moment. Research shows that the ability to calmly focus on what’s at hand has long-term benefits for burned-out educators and students.
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Education Update:The Mindful Educator:Mindfulness Resources

Education Update:The Mindful Educator:Mindfulness Resources | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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FOCUS ON: Expanding our Understanding of the Meaning of “Safe” - Safe and Caring

FOCUS ON: Expanding our Understanding of the Meaning of “Safe” - Safe and Caring | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
Guest Post by: Dr. Stuart Shanker There are certain unmistakable signs of when a child doesn’t feel safe: the child is very withdrawn and subdued; emotionally volatile; overly anxious; highly impuls­ive; inattentive, or easily distracted.
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5 Ways to Improve School for Behaviorally Challenging Students

5 Ways to Improve School for Behaviorally Challenging Students | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
Teachers, parents, and students enter each school year with anticipation and trepidation, perhaps especially so when a student has a history of behavioral challenges.
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Weston elementary school offers 'genius hour' to 5 grade students

Weston elementary school offers 'genius hour' to 5 grade students | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
During genius hour, students are able to dream up new ideas and inventions
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Low-Income Schools See Big Benefits in Teaching Mindfulness

Low-Income Schools See Big Benefits in Teaching Mindfulness | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
Studies of mindfulness programs in schools have found that regular practice — even just a few minutes per day — improves student self-control and increases their classroom participation, respect for others, happiness, optimism, and self-acceptance...
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Self Regulation: Teaching Children The Art of Self-Control

Self Regulation: Teaching Children The Art of Self-Control | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
“ The most important skill parents can give children is the ability to regulate thoughts, emotions and behavior. Self control is crucial to success.”
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So true!
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Self-Regulation: Calm, Alert, and Learning* | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Association canadienne d’éducation (ACE)

Self-Regulation: Calm, Alert, and Learning* | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Association canadienne d’éducation (ACE) | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
“ RT @mathmurd: Self regulation - Calm Alert Learning http://t.co/msmnGuQJ in a class full of "hubbub" : ) #kinderchat #edchat #elemchat #bced...”
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Self Regulation - The Biological Domain

Self Regulation - The Biological Domain | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
In my previous post I shared some of my initial thoughts around self-regulation. As I work my way through Shanker's book Calm, Alert and Learning I will share my thoughts on each of the domains he...
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Great summary of the first section of Shanker's book on self-regulation. Are we creating the conditions in our classrooms to help with self-regulation?
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"Anxiety": Techniques for Supporting Challenging Students - YouTube

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9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
As all the kids line up to go to school, your son, Timmy, turns to you and says, “I don’t want to take the bus. My stomach hurts. Please don’t make me go.” You cringe and think, Here we go again. What should be a simple morning...
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Study: Self-regulation helps kindergartners

Study: Self-regulation helps kindergartners | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
A new study from New York University researchers links a kindergarten program that promotes “executive functions” – such as self-control, paying attention and planning – with academic improvements that persist beyond kindergarten.
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Why Are Canadian Kids So Stressed Out?

Why Are Canadian Kids So Stressed Out? | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
When a child's stress levels are too high various systems for thinking and metabolic recovery are compromised. The signs of when this is happening show up in the child's behaviour, or mood, or attention, or for that matter, physical well-being.
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Do classroom decorations disrupt kindergartners’ learning? - The Hechinger Report

Do classroom decorations disrupt kindergartners’ learning? - The Hechinger Report | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
CHICAGO—To decorate her kindergarten classroom for the new school year, Lori Baker chose cheerful alphabet and number charts featuring smiling children of different races.
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Students learning to regulate emotions

Students learning to regulate emotions | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
Alberni educators are introducing a psychological program for students to recognize and regulate their own emotions.Stacey Manson and Julie Dawson are the principal and vice-principal of John Howitt .
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Dr. Stuart Shanker and Self-Regulation

Dr. Stuart Shanker and Self-Regulation | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
Rather than a summary of Day 2 at the BCSSA Fall Conference, I wanted to go into more detail with what I thought was an outstanding presentation, by Dr. Stuart Shanker, in conversation with Surrey ...
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How two minutes of mindfulness can calm a class and boost attainment

How two minutes of mindfulness can calm a class and boost attainment | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
Mindfulness helps students cope with academic stress and the pressures of life outside the school gates. Matthew Jenkin examines the benefits of silent reflection in education
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Self-Regulation: Mindfulness in the Classroom

Self-Regulation: Mindfulness in the Classroom | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
“ Every teacher can tell when his or her students are stressed, excited, anxious or simply tired and worn out. This also usually means that we as teachers are going to have a harder time maintaining ...”
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Self-regulation technique helps students focus in class - CBC News Canada

Self-regulation technique helps students focus in class - CBC News Canada | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
“ Self-regulation, a philosophy of education that is moving into public schools in British Columbia and other parts of the country, helps students reduce stress that can prevent them from focusing and behaving properly in class.”
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What Is Self-Regulation?

What Is Self-Regulation? | Professional Learning at Ranchero Elementary | Scoop.it
“ Self-regulation is one of those odd things that most people are unable to define, but EVERYONE notices when it’s missing.”
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