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    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

    Support Students Through Trying Times

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

    Blog Post

    Teach Revision with Writing Models

    English Language Arts: 
    Revising
    Reading
    Writing Process

    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 an InstaMemory

    Help students narrate and describe.

    smartphone in female hands taking photo

    Minilesson

    Writing Back-and-Forth Stories

    Inspire students to collaborate in writing.

    Creepy old house in the woods

    Minilesson

    Using Perspective Shifting to Understand Others

    Help students improve empathy.

    illustration of girl and boy working together

    Minilesson

    Using Perspective Shifting to Persuade Readers

    Help students see from readers' perspectives.

    illustration of girl writing and thinking

    Minilesson

    Using Perspective Shifting to Imagine History

    Help students gain a historical viewpoint.

    illustration of man and horse imagining history

    Minilesson

    Using PAST to Understand Assignments

    Teach students to analyze writing assignments.

    tennis racket, badminton racket, shuttlecock, tennis ball

    Minilesson

    Asking Bigger and Better Questions

    Teach students to form better questions.

    Minilesson

    Using 5 Critical Thinking Strategies

    Use this video to help students think critically.

    Minilesson

    Deciding When to Use Formal and Informal Language

    Match language with purpose and audience.

    black and white bow tie tuxedo

    Minilesson

    Solving Problems Critically and Creatively

    Help students improve problem solving.

    Minilesson

    Drawing a Life Map

    Help students gather ideas for narratives.

    Life Map

    Minilesson

    Freewriting for Writing Topics

    Have students freewrite for topic ideas.

    girl freewriting

    Minilesson

    Asking and Answering the 5 W's and H Questions

    Teach students to collect key details.

    Question Mark

    Minilesson

    Analyzing the Sender of a Message

    Help students think about sources.

    Minilesson

    Understanding a Message's Subject and Purpose

    Teach students how to analyze messages.

    Minilesson

    Forming a Focus

    Help students write strong focus statements.

    illustration of squirrel looking through a telescope

    Minilesson

    Analyzing the Receiver of a Message

    Teach students to think about audience.

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