Nurturing a positive community in your classroom is an ongoing process & with significant benefits for students.
31 School Supplies You'll Want To Steal From Your Kids
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6 Reasons to Make Project-Based Learning a Core Practice in Diverse Schools
I teach in an urban school environment with much socioeconomic diversity, and my students also span a broad range of academic achievement. Some students need significant support for standard coursework, while others need challenges beyond their grade level. This vast spectrum of needs makes differentiation an enormous challenge. This is why project-based learning is a mainstay in my classroom. When done correctly, PBL evens the playing field. Learn more about implementing PBL at the link!
This week, we're sharing our new FutureFit Projects, which incorporate social-emotional, real-world, and college- and career-readiness skills into core curriculum through our FutureFit skill set. In updates outside the realm of FutureFit, we've also added three lesson plans from Blick Art Materials.
FutureFit consists of 9 skill domains that are easy to understand, easy to teach, and easy to integrate into existing curriculum. Below, you'll find a description of all 9 domains and detail on the individual skills and abilities covered in each.
Make your first lessons of the school year relevant with these literature guides focused on back-to-school icebreakers, elections, and more. You will find titles appropriate for elementary, intermediate, and high-school students.
Frequently Asked Questions on Inclusion
Learn more about inclusion and how it impacts the classroom. Featuring answers to questions such as, "How can inclusive practices be incorporated in early childhood settings, and how can parents become involved?", "Is it possible to meet the needs of gifted students in the regular education (inclusion) classroom?", and more.
The Building Blocks of a 21st Century Classroom
Learn about the "skills gap" for new graduates, why SEL and 21st-century skills are so important, and best practices for implementing them in the classroom with this guide. Includes social-emotional learning definitions and theories from several leading educational authorities, helpful research and studies, and project-based learning resources for the classroom.
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