I recently viewed an edWeb media presentation with the title above. The presenters, Windy Lopez-Aflitto and Medha Tare, reviewed recent data that I found thought-provoking. According to Learning Heroes national research (https://bealearninghero.org/), there is a big gap between what parents think about their child’s grade level progress versus how their...
STEM Teaching Tools - stemteachingtools.org The STEM Teaching Tools website site has tools that help teachers teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Each tool on the site is focused on a specific issue and uses the best knowledge and practices from research to incorporate into the classroom. The tools...
Addressing disproportionate discipline can feel like a daunting task for any district. Using your data to identify vulnerable decision points in your day-to-day routines and building in a neutralizing routine is one concrete way to engage in the work of equity. Disproportionate discipline in our schools is not the result...
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The first step in understanding the concept of mental health is to recognize that we all experience different states of 'mental wellness' across our day-to-day lives. Our ability to function varies from one day to the next, impacted by factors such as high stress, negative life events and poor health....
School Psychology Awareness Week is November 11-15, 2019. This year's theme is "Find Your Focus", which can have a variety of meanings such as paying attention, being able to see an idea more clearly, identifying an area of interest, or being persistent and determined in one’s effort. Focusing can help...
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Northwest AEA staff provide resources, tips, suggestions, ideas, news, and more from their respective fields to help educators succeed in their quest to teach. A list of 22 blogs can be found here.