From the Center for Christian Urban Educators

March 21, 2017

Useful links and thoughts for school leaders and teachers curated from the web by Harriet Potoka.
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Lessons from Singapore Math: How to Help Students Think, Reason, and Make Sense of Fractions

edWeb - Kathleen Jalalpour

Tuesday, March 21, 4:00 PM (EDT)

Embracing Everyday Diversity (Part 4): The Right Hand Paradigm

CACE - Justin Jones-Fosu

Tuesday, March 21, 11 AM (EDT)

Digital Tools for Formative Assessment

AMLE - Bryan Drost

Wednesday, March 22, 4:00 PM (EDT)

Teaching Digital Literacy

edWeb - Michelle Luella

Wednesday, March 22, 5:00 (EDT)

Feel that Rhythm! Music and Emerging Math Skills (Early Childhood)

edWeb - Ellen Acuna

Thursday, March 23, 3:00 PM (EDT)

News and Media Literacy: Building Critical Consumers and Creators

edWeb - Kelly Mendoza

Wednesday, March 29, 4:00 PM (EDT)

Digital Learning Trends at Private Schools

Seven Star - Julie Evans

Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 PM (EST)

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FOR PARENTS: The Power of the Question

In this article, discover why kids ask questions, the value of curiosity and how to use the skill of inquiry to help children understand the world.

FOR TEACHERS: Helping Defiant Students Make a Plan for Better Behavior

Teachers can't make students do anything, and that can be a particularly tough reality to face when working with defiant students. So what makes students want to change their behavior? Behavior management plans provide a five-step process for analyzing problematic behavior and partnering with students to design and apply interventions. Defiant students want to know how to have good experiences in school, they just need a road map to get there. Read now.

FOR MS & HS ENGLISH TEACHERS: "This I Believe" Essays

This is a great writing lesson that comes from Cynthia Ruiz, a high school English teacher from Texas. The assignment, an essay called "This I Believe," produced the strongest writing she'd ever received as an English teacher, and it came from some of her most reluctant writers. Check it out here.

FOR SCHOOL LEADERS: The Busier You Are the More You Need Quiet Time

This article in the Harvard Business Review emphasizes the importance of silence which will restore your nervous system, help you sustain your energy, and condition your mind to be more adaptive and responsive to the complex environments in which you live, work, and lead. But cultivating silence requires attention and creativity - check out the four practical ideas suggested here.

Responsive Classroom Course - Coming to Chicago

The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community. A number of urban school leaders have found this approach to be very effective in developing and maintaining a consistent, positive school culture in their schools. Independent research has found that the Responsive Classroom approach is associated with higher academic achievement in math and reading, improved school climate, and higher-quality instruction. The training will be conducted in 32 different locations this summer.

in CHICAGO: July 18-21 and August 1-4

Learn more: www.responsiveclassroom.org

800-360-6332 ext.130


New to Responsive Classroom? View this short video that introduces you to the Responsive Classroom approach.

What is the Responsive Classroom Approach?

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