Positive School Culture, School Connectedness, Social-Emotional Learning

Great enthusiasm at today’s Rep Session!!

Thanks to all the attendees for the rich discussion and sharing during the Positive School Culture Session today.  Tentatively we meet on February 7th from 1-3 in the DDC for our second session (I will confirm details when I know the TTOC situation – some people were unable to make today’s session due to a TTOC shortage).  Our Celebration is…

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Social-Emotional Learning

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the world’s leading organization advancing one of the most important fields in education in decades: the practice of promoting integrated academic, social, and emotional learning for all children in preschool through high school. 5 domains of social-emotional learning Print the wheel & competencies EnglishWheel (2) Social and emotional learning (SEL) is…

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Mental Health Literacy, Social-Emotional Learning

Mental Health Literacy

UBC offers free online training to support educators with Mental Health Literacy.  Have a look at a couple of different course offerings …. let’s support ALL students! http://teenmentalhealth.org/schoolmhl/professional-learning/pre-service-mental-health-literacy-curriculum/ Watch this video to get started!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cuWTFiLYVA

Social-Emotional Learning

Mistakes are Opportunities for Learning!

Thanks to all the enthusiastic teachers for their participation and spark at all of our Growth Mindset Literacy sessions.   Together we can help foster Growth Mindsets in all our students and in ourselves … we can build our toolkit with strategies to support the new belief about the power to improve!! Growth Mindset & Literacy April 12, 2018 Presentation

Social-Emotional Learning

Mind Up, Brain Lessons & Core Competencies

Literacy Session #2 October 12, 2017 Presentation Brain Pre-assessment Mind Up Grade 3-5 Brain Lesson Brain Formative Assessment Hot Seat October 2017 Literacy Session Flipgrid POPEI  School District 20 Kootenay-Columbia — scroll down to “Curriculum Implementation” — I can BIG Sheets  North Vancouver SD44 Core Competencies 

Positive School Culture, School Connectedness, Social-Emotional Learning

Creating Compassionate Learning Communities and Growth Mindset

Literacy Series Session #1 Presentation Today we met for an hour for the first session of a monthly Literacy Series focused on Creating Compassionate Learning Communities and Growth Mindset.  Thanks to the teachers who attended at this busy time of year.  A highlight for me was teacher’s sharing what they have already implemented in their classes this year.  Sharing is…

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Positive School Culture, School Connectedness, Social-Emotional Learning

Culture Lessons – Literacy & SEL

The Rabbits by Shaun Tan & John Marsden  (Theme: Residential Schools and/or Environment)  A rich and haunting allegory of colonization for all ages and cultures, told from the viewpoint of native animals. This stunning picture book examines the consequences of the arrival of a group of rabbits with entirely unfamiliar ways. They bring new food and animals, and they make…

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