Tips for Teachers and Classroom Resources

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Student Activity: Taking Care of “Self”

By Brisa Ayub March 27, 2020

DIRECTIONS In each section, draw or write a way in which you take care of your mind, body, and heart. Use a brad to fasten a paper arrow or a paperclip to use as a spinner. When you are done, take a turn and spin, and then spend a few minutes following the tip you… Read More

In a time where there are a lot of unknowns, and when feelings of stress and uncertainty can interfere with our daily routines, there is no better time than now to practice self-care. Why is self-care so important? As a parent, one of the biggest lessons of parenthood is understanding that in order to be… Read More

Student Activity: Be a Journalist

By Kelly Mendoza March 26, 2020

DIRECTIONS – Part 1 – Observe & Interview You are going to be a journalist and write a news story about a day in the life of your family during the coronavirus. As a journalist, you are going to be objective and record your observations of what’s actually happening. As an objective journalist, you should… Read More

Right now, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, you may have orders to shelter in place, and your children’s school was likely closed. You’re wondering, what’s going on? What should we be doing? What’s the impact going to be? Like many others, you turn to the news for answers. And you may be consuming… Read More

Turn off the news!

By The SHARE Team

Editor’s note: Learning in the Time of Coronavirus is a multi-part video interview series where, in each episode, we interview folks with a unique perspective on how Covid-19 is affecting education across the world – and how we can keep learning in spite of it. In this episode, Jody Johnson, Early Childhood Specialist, talks with… Read More

“Should the cabin lose pressure, oxygen masks will drop from the overhead area. Please place the mask over your own mouth and nose before assisting others.” If you have ever flown on a plane, you probably have heard these very instructions. So why is it so important to take care of yourself before helping someone else?… Read More

Why do we need calming strategies?  Overall wellbeing takes into account your mental and physical states. In trying times, our personal sense of balance can easily be thrown off. We all have different ways to calm ourselves. Share the ones that work best for you, but also help kids identify which strategies work best for… Read More

These days, I feel like the air is silently buzzing – full of angst, worry, and fear. These are trying times for all, ages 0-100+. And as adults, we are tasked with being role models, which can be tough when we ourselves are overwhelmed with so much unknown. In the spirit of #stayingsane, we wanted… Read More

You probably have watched, read, and heard more news in the past two weeks than you have in the past few months. Half of US adults (51%) are following the news about the coronavirus pandemic very closely, and 38% fairly closely (in a survey of US adults from March 10-16 by Pew Research). Half of… Read More

Editor’s note: Learning in the Time of Coronavirus is a multi-part video interview series where, in each episode, we interview folks with a unique perspective on how Covid-19 is affecting education across the world – and how we can keep learning in spite of it. In this episode, Jenna Epstein, Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in… Read More

With time in short supply for many teachers and administrators, deleting a few meetings from everyone’s calendars is likely to elicit sighs of relief—understandably! But less meetings doesn’t have to mean a weaker flow of information. In fact, there are plenty of tools that can help your team collaborate throughout the week, keeping everyone informed,… Read More

It’s great to have an effective team of leaders in place, whether for a school district, a non-profit or a company. But as the organization evolves—and employees inevitably leave—the leadership team needs to be replenished. A leadership pipeline, the list of candidates who can fill those positions, is an essential tool for keeping the organization… Read More

11 Top Podcasts For Teachers

By The SHARE Team February 8, 2020

Informational, entertaining, and accessible from your phone, tablet, or computer, podcasts have revolutionized the way the world accesses information. And they don’t require you to make more time in your day — you can listen to a podcast while you do life.  Here are 11 podcasts worthy of your attention as a passionate educator. Slip… Read More

I taught public school for ten years, starting in a self-contained ELL 6th-grade middle school class, shifting to a dual-language, 5th-grade classroom, and ultimately spending the most time teaching 3rd-graders. And with a classroom of 20-40+ kids (yep, you read that last number correctly), inevitably the dynamics were such that someone stumbled upon having a… Read More

There’s no doubt that students who understand what it means to be a good friend benefit in many ways — from better communication skills to better grades. Plus, good friends make good citizens — and the world needs all it can get. So help your students understand and develop quality friendships at any grade level… Read More