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Professional Development Articles

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Trauma-Informed Strategies for Teacher and Student Well-Being

Apr 21, 2020 jjamison

Join us: Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT Cost: FREE Every member of a school staff has a role to play in creating an environment conducive to optimal teaching, learning and well-being. In this free webinar, Ricky Robertson focuses on a whole-staff approach to foster resilience in both students living with ACEs and the professionals who work with them in Canada’s rural and urban schools. Register…

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2 Free Distance Learning Webinars (and other Learning Opportunities)

Apr 17, 2020 jjamison
2 Free Distance Learning Webinars (and other Learning Opportunities)

Yesterday, I mentioned a free webinar I'll be running next week. Over 1,200 people have signed up for this webinar and I can't wait to dive into the topic. With that in mind, I thought I would share a few more learning opportunities.   Webinar: How to Boost Attendance and Engagement in Virtual Class Meetings   Educator Expertise: Beginning to Emerging Description: It can be downright defeating…

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Supporting Teachers in a Time of Change - My own reflection on the last few weeks teaching

Apr 17, 2020 jjamison

I thought this would be a good time to reflect on the last couple of weeks of remote learning. I have been lucky that I teach online and my students are familiar with learning online. The majority of my students are from five high schools. They range from grade 10 to 12. We use a learner management system (LMS) to administer, track, document and deliver courses. The LMS is easy to use and allows students…

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John Spencer - Engagement Can Be Challenging with Virtual Meetings

Apr 17, 2020 jjamison
John Spencer - Engagement Can Be Challenging with Virtual Meetings

Earlier today, I wrote a tweet and a short Facebook post about this particular topic. After receiving several emails and messages from teachers, I thought it might be fun to take a deeper dive into the topic with a free webinar. My goal is to keep it practical and interactive. You can find the registration link here. It's also a topic I cover this topic in-depth in the upcoming professional development…

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What's next for schools after coronavirus? Here are 5 big issues and opportunities.

Apr 17, 2020 jjamison
What's next for schools after coronavirus? Here are 5 big issues and opportunities.

Author - Andy Hargreaves No schools, no exams, more online learning and parents in COVID-19 lockdown with their kids. What a mess! People are responding heroically. Some parents are working from home, others have lost their jobs and teachers are creating an entire new way of doing their jobs — not to mention the kids themselves, stuck inside without their friends. Somehow, we will get through this.…

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