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    Thinking with Brain and Body

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Mindfulness
    SEL
    Social-Emotional Learning

    Blog Post

    Teach “Out There” Thinking

    21st Century Skills: 
    Visual Literacy
    Audio-Visual Project
    Creative Thinking
    Creating

    Blog Post

    ELA and SEL: Partners in Learning

    English Language Arts: 
    Writing
    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    SEL
    Social-Emotional Learning
    Emotion

    Blog Post

    Youth in Crisis: Address Pervasive Sadness

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Sadness
    Social-Emotional Learning
    Emotion
    Anger
    Fear
    Brain and Nervous System

    Blog Post

    Listen with Empathy

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Empathy
    Conflict Resolution
    Social-Emotional Learning
    Socialization
    Team Building

    Minilesson

    Writing a "Showing" Paragraph

    Help students show instead of tell.

    A GROUP OF MEN AND WOMEN, WITH A GUIDE, WHITEWATER RAFTING ON THE PATATE RIVER, ECUADOR

    Minilesson

    Writing a Four-Star Food Review

    Use this prompt to spark students' creativity.

    Image of plates and silverware

    Minilesson

    Writing: Now how do I get out of this one?

    Assign this prompt to spark students' creativity.

    Mop

    Minilesson

    Writing a Diary of a Famous Figure

    Have students creatively narrate.

    a diary

    Minilesson

    Elaborating Ideas Using Different Levels of Details

    Teach elaboration with levels of detail.

    hieroglyphics

    Minilesson

    Using Parallel Structure

    Teach students to write using parallel structure.

    parallel yellow stripes on road

    Minilesson

    Thinking About a Process

    Prepare students for how-to or process writing.

    Minilesson

    Seeing Emotion in Facial Expressions

    Create mindfulness of facial expressions.

    nine faces with expressing different feelings

    Minilesson

    Seeing Emotions in Body Language

    Create mindfulness of body language.

    six images showing different body language

    Minilesson

    Understanding the Parts of the Brain

    Teach brain parts and functions.

    image of the brain showing the brain stem, limbic system, and cortex

    Minilesson

    Starting Stories: 5 Great Beginning Strategies

    Practice five strategies for starting a story.

    Photo of a runner crouching at the starting line of a track

    Minilesson

    Setting and Reaching Goals

    Help students set and reach academic goals.

    Low angle view of a male athlete performing a pole vault against the sky

    Minilesson

    Calming Down with Deep Pressure

    Teach deep pressure to calm students.

    a woman's hand squeezing a stress ball

    Minilesson

    Sequencing with a Time Line

    Use time lines for critical thinking.

    Marie Curie Time Line

    Minilesson

    Evaluating with a Pro-Con Chart

    Analyze good and bad with a pro-con chart.

    Westward Pro Con List

    Minilesson

    Analyzing with a Cause-Effect Chart

    Analyze causes and effects of any topic.

    Chemcial Cause Effect

    Minilesson

    Comparing with a Venn Diagram

    Analyze similarities and differences.

    Presidents Venn Diagram

    Minilesson

    Analyzing with a Line Diagram

    Analyze parts of a topic with a line diagram.

    US Gov Line Diagram

    Minilesson

    Writing a Tumble-Down Poem

    Help students write a free-verse poem.

    Dalmatian dog lifts his head up and sniffs

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