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    Blog Post

    Support Students Through Trying Times

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Limbic System
    Cortex
    SEL
    Stress
    Mindfulness
    Self-Care
    Social-Emotional Learning

    Blog Post

    Teach Revision with Writing Models

    English Language Arts: 
    Revising
    Reading
    Writing Process

    Blog Post

    Empower Students with Choice

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

    Blog Post

    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

    Using Time-Order Transitions

    Teach about chronological transitions.

    illustration of a clock character holding a pencil

    Minilesson

    If I Were President

    Think about being president.

    If I Were President

    Minilesson

    Comparing Myself to a President

    Compare yourself to a president.

    Abraham Lincoln

    Minilesson

    If I Were a President's Pet

    Imagine being a president's pet.

    FDR quote

    Minilesson

    Punctuating Dialogue

    Teach quotation marks with end punctuation.
     

    Minilesson

    Writing an InstaMemory

    Help students narrate and describe.

    smartphone in female hands taking photo

    Minilesson

    Making Rhetorical Appeals

    Appeal to ethos, logos, and pathos.
     

    Aristotle Statue

    Minilesson

    Evaluating Sources of Information

    Evaluate sources with a checklist.
     

    Evaluating Sources of Information

    Blog Post

    Teaching the Whole Child (in a Fragmented World)

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    SEL
    Social-Emotional Learning
    Socialization
    Bullying
    Body Language
    Impulse Control
    Conflict Resolution
    Attention and Focus

    Blog Post

    Developing Social-Emotional Skills Through Literature

    Social-Emotional Intelligence: 
    Emotion
    Empathy
    Happiness
    Sadness
    Anger
    Fear
    Love
    Hurt
    Social-Emotional Learning

    Blog Post

    Dealing with Sadness in School

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

    Blog Post

    Connect SEL to the Brain

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

    Minilesson

    Writing Descriptions That "Show" Instead of "Tell"

    Teach students to use sensory details.

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

    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

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