Parents are not accustomed to hearing unsolicited positive comments from teachers about their children, especially in a phone call from the school. Teachers likewise don’t always get feedback from parents regarding the positive work they are doing for a child. Imagine how you would feel, as a parent, if you...
I was listening to a podcast hosted by Steven D. Levitt, author of Freakonomics, and he made a pretty profound statement. Levitt stated that “Most high-school math classes are still preparing students for the Sputnik Era.” So what is data science? According to UC Berkeley, “Effective data scientists are able...
What if you could increase positivity in your students’ attitudes, improve their self-confidence, sense of importance and academic achievement while also decreasing problem behaviors and at-risk behaviors simply by enlisting a partner to share your load? Would you do it? Research shows that engaging families authentically from birth to grade...
Northwest AEA's will host the First Annual Summer Learning Conference on June 24-25 at Briar Cliff University! This conference will feature keynote speaker Johnathan Mooney, author of the book Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines. Learn more about him at www.jonathanmooney.com. The conference will have...
Exceptional collaboration is a characteristic of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (HMS) Elementary located within the Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) territory. The HMS team is innovative, creative, willing to step outside-of-the-box, and care for the students in their school. In particular, the HMS team has developed a very comprehensive plan for a student...
Caring messages have a role in preventing death by suicide People who have suicidal thoughts need someone to show they care, and research conducted several decades ago shows that simple interventions such as letters can help prevent death by suicide, says researcher Ursula Whiteside. "Showing you care about someone --...
Here is a great resource for you or some of your teachers, parents, or administrators...maybe all of the above! ReThinking Behavior is a great online magazine...and it's FREE. Freddish—Mr. Rogers, Austin is In One of His Moods Again, and more. Take a look at this magazine. All previously published issues...
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