Curriculum Conversations

Seymour Community School District - Back to School edition

Building Relationships with Parents

Four questions to get the conversation started in this online Edutopia article, "Building Empathetic Relationships With the Parents of Your Most Challenging Student".

http://www.edutopia.org/discussion/building-empathetic-relationships-parents-your-most-challenging-student?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

I Wish My Teacher Knew...

How a simple writing prompt can help a teacher build relationships with students. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/31/well/family/what-kids-wish-their-teachers-knew.html?_r=1

BAM! Radio Network

BAM Radio is the largest education radio network in the world offering programming from the nation's top education organizations and thought leaders and reaching a wide audience of people passionately committed to quality education.Examples of new content on BAM! Radio are "300 Ways to Help Your Students Love Writing" by Jennifer Servallo & "3 Easy Ways to Gamify Your Class This School Year". As you work in your classroom, BAM! Radio programs may be a great thing to play in the background. http://www.bamradionetwork.com/

Questions to Encourage Growth Mindset

Capacity building (growth mindset) is one of the strategies Eric Jensen recommends for successfully working with students in poverty. This is a great list of questions for any teacher to use with students on a regular basis. These questions could be used as a writing prompt, exit ticket, or turn & talk activity.
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