Giving students more time to think. Plus: aiding reading comprehension with Post-its

on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Giving Students More Time to Think; Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-its; Planning for PBL Implementation |

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A strategy to guide students to respond more thoughtfully
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Extending the Silence

Giving students several seconds to think after asking a question—and up to two minutes for some questions—improves their learning.

A low-0tech way to support your readers
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Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-its

A simple, low-stress strategy that helps students engage with, understand, and remember what they read.

Focusing on students' strengths is a powerful tool.
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Keeping the Focus on the Positive

Paying attention to what was going well for students led a special education teacher to a strengths-based approach to teaching.

PBL planning insights from a veteran teacher
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Planning for PBL Implementation

Project-based learning can be messy, but planning to have student inquiry lead your instruction can make it an orderly mess.

Finishing your first year of teaching on a strong note
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New Teachers: Taking Stock of What You've Learned

Six tips for thriving throughout the rest of your first year of teaching.

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Asking students to plan bad behavior. Plus: honing students' speaking skills

on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Asking Students to Plan Bad Behavior; Honing Students' Speaking Skills; Teachers Learn Better Together; Mindfulness in High School |

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Using reverse thinking with students to develop class norms
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Asking Students to Plan Bad Behavior

Getting students to think about behaving badly helps them arrive at positive norms—and such reverse thinking may work in other situations as well.

A technique for teaching public speaking
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Honing Students' Speaking Skills

Some guidelines for teaching all students to speak credibly and confidently—an essential skill for college and career success.

Five key elements of effective collaboration

Teachers Learn Better Together

Teachers learn a lot from each other, so we have a few tips for collaborating more effectively.

Athletic coaches model meaningful feedback, and teachers can too.
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Thinking Like a Coach

Coaches model skills and show athletes how to improve with practice. Feedback on student writing can work the same way.

Insights from a year's work with mindfulness
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Mindfulness in High School

A teacher shares how she implements daily mindful moments and their positive impact on classroom culture.

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Special series: Nashville district goes all-in on SEL

on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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These videos and articles are part of a special series we produced highlighting the district-wide implementation of social and emotional learning in Nashville. The series was developed in collaboration with the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

A Look at Metro Nashville Public Schools' SEL iniative

Nashville Confronts SEL Resistance Head-On

A social and emotional learning initiative gains traction, meeting the needs of a changing city.

What SEL implementation across a district looks like

The Big Picture: Integrating SEL Across a District

The 168 schools in the Nashville district collaborate to bolster school culture and instruction with social and emotional learning.

SEL bolsters academic performance.

SEL as a Foundation for Academics

These middle schools were built on the idea that academic risk taking, fostered by social and emotional learning, can be a key to high achievement.

A high school uses SEL to close the achievement gap.

Closing the Achievement Gap With SEL

A Nashville high school focuses on using social and emotional learning to build strong relationships and a positive culture—and to improve academic outcomes.

A look at a trauma-informed school

An Inside Look at Trauma-Informed Practices

A Nashville elementary school takes a comprehensive approach to trauma-informed practices, creating a space where students feel known and supported.

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on Monday, February 12, 2018


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