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    Blog Post

    Thinking with Brain and Body

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Mindfulness
    SEL
    Social-Emotional Learning

    Minilesson

    Create a Memory Palace

    Use spatial awareness to improve memory.

    Buckingham Palace

    Minilesson

    Analyze the Communication Situation

    Think of the sender, message, medium, receiver, and context.

    Communication Situation

    Minilesson

    Journaling About Intuitions

    Track the ways your intuitions guide your decisions.

    Minilesson

    Labeling Your Feelings

    Calm your body and mind by voicing your feelings.

    Minilesson

    Using Bodily Meditation

    Open a line of communication between body and brain. 

    Blog Post

    Empower Students with Choice

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing to Learn
    21st Century Skills: 
    Writing

    Blog Post

    Teach Revision with Writing Models

    English Language Arts: 
    Revising
    Reading
    Writing Process

    Blog Post

    Create Classroom Discussions Online

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Reading
    Writing to Learn
    Prewriting

    Blog Post

    Create Community in Your Classroom

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    SEL
    Mindfulness
    Team Building

    Blog Post

    Make Way for Writers' Notebooks

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Writing to Learn
    Prewriting

    Blog Post

    How to Address Back-to-School Fears

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Fear
    Empathy
    Social-Emotional Learning

    Blog Post

    Keep Calm And Reflect On Your Teaching

    Blog Post

    How to Give Good Grammar Feedback

    English Language Arts: 
    Grammar

    Blog Post

    Surveying Growth in Your Writing Classroom

    Blog Post

    Improve SEL Through Literature

    English Language Arts: 
    Reading
    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Emotion
    Social-Emotional Learning

    Blog Post

    Close the Year with Joyful Writing

    Blog Post

    How to Scaffold Grammar Instruction

    English Language Arts: 
    Grammar
    Complex Sentences
    Commas
    Sentence Combining

    Blog Post

    Connect SEL to the Brain

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Brain Stem
    Cortex
    Limbic System
    Brain and Nervous System

    Blog Post

    Best Practices for Teaching Grammar

    English Language Arts: 
    Grammar
    Punctuation
    Mechanics
    Usage
    Writing
    Editing

    Blog Post

    Dealing with Sadness in School

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Social-Emotional Learning
    SEL
    Emotion
    Sadness

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