This Month’s Quick Tips
17 Activities for the 100th Day of School (LINK)
Top 10 Pinterest Picks for Black History Month (LINK)
5 Ways to Improve Communication with Parents (LINK)
5 Tips for Healthy Eating Habits (LINK)
Podcasts for Teachers:
Kansas City alum Kyle Palmer has started a weekly podcast for teachers to hash out the big issues of the day. Take a listen and remember: there are No Wrong Answers!
New resource for Student Feedback and Interim Assessment Scoring:
Teachers, is your New Year’s resolution to not get behind on grading and deliver more feedback to your students faster? The Graide Network can connect you to qualified, on-demand assistants to help grade and provide feedback on student work online. All “Graiders” are undergraduate and graduate students who are aspiring educators, including incoming TFA corps members! They are trained by The Graide Network to provide effective feedback and accurately score student work. Sign up today to learn more!
Every student deserves the chance to attend college. As you know, many students who work to support their families often cannot participate in clubs, sports, community service, or extracurricular activities. That’s why it’s exciting that there’s a new scholarship to recognize students who are working and taking care of their families. Raise.me announced this new scholarship in Buzzfeed today! Please share this article with students, parents, and colleagues so we can work together to make sure students everywhere are aware of this opportunity. (You can check out other articles here from CNN and The New York Times.)
Yale Pathways to Science:
Pathways Summer Scholars is a free two-week summer science day program for 100 rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Yale Pathways students. Each summer, Pathways Summer Scholars will have the opportunity to select from a variety of STEM workshops collaboratively designed and taught by Yale faculty and graduate students. Summer 2017 includes new workshop topics, including but not limited to the Chemistry of Cosmetics, Neurobiology, Consciousness, Biotechnology, Psychology & the Law, Video Game Research, and more! Current Yale students serve as teaching assistants and mentors in the program. The application is now open and due by February 6 (onhsa.yale.edu/summerscholars2017).
Building Inclusive Classrooms:
Looking for ways to make your classroom a more inclusive environment for all students? Check out this resource http://bethechangeconsulting.com/tools/worksheets or ask a staff member to borrow a Flourish box! These short experiences and activities will transform student experiences over time. Looking for a particular lesson? Check out http://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources where you can actually search by your content area, grade level and topic! Struggling to reach all students, particularly bilingual students? Check out this resource from an alumni David Weinreb! Here are bilingual resources, he just finished compiling his list of favorite educational websites, many of which have Spanish content. HERE you go, enjoy, feel free to share with others! Do you have an awesome resource you are using in your classroom with kids? Share it with us and each other!