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Professional Development Articles

The Sorry Plane by Deborah MacNamara (Neufeld Institute)

Nov 29, 2019 jjamison

Hello,   As we approach the end of 2019, I am delighted to share that The Sorry Plane, my first children’s book has landed and is ready to share with you.  The Sorry Plane It is a funny and surprising story that contains a wild goose chase to find where "Molly's" sorries have gone. Based on a true story with my own children, it highlights the key to cultivating caring and empathy in kids. It…

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Educator Insights

Nov 27, 2019 jjamison
Educator Insights

Support parents and guardians in giving feedback that moves learning forward Throughout the year, whether we are in an elementary, middle years, or secondary school, we invite parents or guardians in to talk about their son’s or daughter’s growth and progress. This usually includes students demonstrating their learning or sharing a portfolio. We often hear teachers ask this question: “How can I help…

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Edutopia News

Nov 27, 2019 jjamison

Encouraging a Sense of Gratitude in Students Activities that foster gratefulness have benefits for students beyond enhancing their social and emotional skills. The Bill of Rights Through the Lens of Dystopian Tales One teacher offers a guide to help students compare the freedoms lost in dystopian novels with the freedoms secured by the Bill of Rights. How to Use Dictation in Spelling Instruction Though…

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Education Week

Nov 27, 2019 jjamison

Teachers have long been told to praise students' effort-rather than their intellect—but can this technique backfire over time? Read this story and more to boost your understanding of social-emotional learning and how it's being implemented in schools. 1. Social-Emotional Learning Data May Identify Problems. But Can Schools Fix Them? 2. Does Praise…

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Harvard ED News

Nov 21, 2019 jjamison
Harvard ED News

November 2019 Harvard EdCast: What Test Scores Actually Tell Us As HGSE’s Andrew Ho reminds us, test scores aren’t — and shouldn’t be — the whole measure of academic achievement for kids. We spoke to Ho about how to look at data to get a more complete picture. Uprooting…

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