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Resilient Educators in Times of Crisis | Lesley University

Resilient Educators in Times of Crisis | Lesley University | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it

As an educator, throughout the pandemic, remember you are not alone in your concerns and stress. Talk to your colleagues, share concerns, and generate answers to the questions you have within the context of your information and school. Reach out and be in the community—it is a real strength for all of us and often provides great ideas and an important sense of connection and belonging.

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How Should I Talk about Race in My Mostly White Classroom?

How Should I Talk about Race in My Mostly White Classroom? | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
Strategies for discussing race and racism in classrooms of predominately white students.
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How to Create a Classroom Teaching Matrix for Remote Instruction

How to Create a Classroom Teaching Matrix for Remote Instruction | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it

This practice brief shares tips for maintaining continuity of learning through defining classroom expectations for remote (i.e., distance) instruction and online learning environments. With a few adaptations, teachers can use a PBIS framework to make remote learning safe, predictable, and positive."

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RI Distance Learning Helpline

RI Distance Learning Helpline | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it

RI Distance Learning Helpline:  During this uncertain time, we are here to support you. The Fuse RI Fellow network is available to address your concerns, answer your questions, and provide troubleshooting advice as we all take on the challenge of creating distance learning environments. Please complete this brief form to share some contextual information about your question/need/issue and select the best time to chat. Thank you!

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Educators' Well-Being During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Educators' Well-Being During the COVID-19 Outbreak | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it

Ten Strategies for Educators' Wellbeing: "When a crisis or a disruption like the COVID-19 school campus closures occur, we all respond differently and our responses will change over time. These closures may remind us of past traumatic experiences like the outbreak of a war or civil unrest, or the sudden destruction of an earthquake or terrorist attack. Some of us had an opportunity to pack up and say goodbye to colleagues, students, and friends; some of us did not have that opportunity. Some of us are stuck in our apartments, spending most of our days alone."

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How Should I Talk about Race in My Mostly White Classroom?

How Should I Talk about Race in My Mostly White Classroom? | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
Strategies for discussing race and racism in classrooms of predominately white students.
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12 Ways Teachers Can Build Resilience So They Can Make Systemic Change 

12 Ways Teachers Can Build Resilience So They Can Make Systemic Change  | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
Author Elena Aguilar hopes that when educators build their own resilience they'll not only continue teaching, but they'll have more energy to change the systems that are depleting them.
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What educators say to each other about students has an impact ....

What educators say to each other about students has an impact .... | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
In teachers’ lounges and copy rooms all over the country, teachers complain about their students. But it’s toxic for students, and for teachers’ feelings about their work, writes Lauren Vargas.
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Calling all teachers: Who’s up for the 1,000-word challenge?

Calling all teachers: Who’s up for the 1,000-word challenge? | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
Having only 1,000 words would necessitate deep planning, clarity on the task, and turning the process of learning over to the students.
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Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This? 

Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This?  | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
'If I don't grade it, students won't do it.' This reasoning leaves teachers with piles of work to grade, but I wonder how much of that time spent assigning points to student work results in improved student performance. I fell
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Taking the “Manage” Out of Classroom Management |

Taking the “Manage” Out of Classroom Management | | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
Every time I lead a blended learning workshop, teachers ask me the same question. 'How do you deal with students who are off task or distracting other students?' This is a hard question to answer. Classroom management isn't something I have
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Tips And Tricks To Keep Kids On Track During Genius Hour Projects | MindShift | KQED News

Tips And Tricks To Keep Kids On Track During Genius Hour Projects | MindShift | KQED News | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
By giving students a chance to come up with their own passion projects, Genius Hour can help them develop skills they might not otherwise have an opportunity for in the classroom.
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Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching | MindShift | KQED News

Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching | MindShift | KQED News | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
Student-centered pedagogies have inquiry at their heart -- a commonality key to their success and far more critical than keeping the jargon straight.
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LGBTQ Pride Month and Education Resources

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month (LGBTQ Pride Month) is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City.
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The reason Zoom calls drain your energy - BBC Worklife

The reason Zoom calls drain your energy - BBC Worklife | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
Video chat is helping us stay employed and connected. But what makes it so tiring - and how can we reduce ‘Zoom fatigue’?
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The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One - MindShift

The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One - MindShift | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
Districts are scrambling to get remote learning lessons in place. But over half of students live near the poverty line, 14% have a learning disability, and some struggle just to find Internet access.
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Teacher, Interrupted: Leaning into Social-Emotional Learning Amid the COVID-19 Crisis | EdSurge News

Teacher, Interrupted: Leaning into Social-Emotional Learning Amid the COVID-19 Crisis | EdSurge News | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it

"Dear educators, There was life before COVID-19, and there will be life after. We didn’t choose to have our schools and colleges closed...."

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Google for Education: Teacher Center

Google for Education: Teacher Center | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
Get started with tips and videos from educators on how to set up and manage your Google Classroom.
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Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations about Race and Racism

Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations about Race and Racism | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
As a society, public conversations about race and racism have increased in volume and intensity. Here are some suggestions and strategies for having classroom conversations with young people about these issues.
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How Your Teacher-Librarian Can Be An Ally When Teaching With Inquiry 

How Your Teacher-Librarian Can Be An Ally When Teaching With Inquiry  | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
Teacher-librarians have the skills and knowledge to help classroom teachers deepen inquiry-based learning projects. You just have to ask.
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How Access to Nature During The School Year Can Help Students Thrive 

How Access to Nature During The School Year Can Help Students Thrive  | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it

Getting kids out in nature on a regular basis helps kids' development. Some schools have partnerships with local parks but students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District have a district-owned nature center."   ...and WMS has the Eco-Oasis!

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Using authentic audio resources from Listenwise to bring non-fiction to life

Using authentic audio resources from Listenwise to bring non-fiction to life | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
Listening comprehension is essential in building strong literacy skills, but it can be difficult and time-consuming for teachers to find engaging and relevant non-fiction stories for students. Listenwise is a fantastic solution. It’s a website/subscription service that uses real world podcasts, public radio stories, and other authentic listening materials to help you create standards-aligned lessons in a wide variety …
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How to Coach the Overwhelmed Teacher - The Art of Coaching Teachers - Education Week Teacher

How to Coach the Overwhelmed Teacher - The Art of Coaching Teachers - Education Week Teacher | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it

Often when educators are asked how they're feeling, the most common phrases we hear are, "I'm overwhelmed" and "I'm so stressed."

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Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think

Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
Technology is increasing the number of words kids see, but the way they interact with digital text may create challenges to reading deeply.
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Classroom management: Why that chatty student could become president of the United States

Classroom management: Why that chatty student could become president of the United States | ... for LCSD Staff | Scoop.it
Teachers must balance their role in preparing students to meet the interpersonal and leadership demands of the new economy with classroom management.
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