Many educators, particularly those focused on having culturally responsive and inclusive classrooms, understand the value of being a “warm demander” for their students. This term, originally coined in 1975 by Judith Kleinfeld, describes how teachers can hold their students to high expectations in a structured environment while still conveying a deep and sincere belief in, and care for, those students. …Continue
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"How You Ruined My Life"
By Jeff Strand @Jeff Strand
Publication date: April 3, 2018
Thanks to netgalley.com for providing this advanced readers copy.
Humor without curse words! A high school punk rock band without curse words! A book that would work in either middle school or high school without curse words!
"How You Ruined My Life" is a humorous story based on the premise of…Continue
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Life can be challenging. Sometimes these challenges arise when things don’t work out the way we’d prefer. Sometimes we create our own struggles without realizing it. Sometimes bad things just happen.
Many of us, when we’re in the midst of a personal challenge or struggle, put unnecessary pressure on ourselves. We lament our circumstances and beat ourselves up for not making the right choice or behaving in a way that could…
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The path to simplicity begins with a refusal of the nonessential and unproductive.
It's been several decades since Americans were first introduced to the idea that they should "Just say no." While the context of this was originally about saying no to drugs, I believe this recommendation has even greater potential for those of us…Continue
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It may seem rather counter-intuitive to propose that we all make an effort to slow down this month because, of course, it is December.
Assuming you’re reading this the first week or so of the month, take a moment to think about all the events you’re scheduled to attend, the holiday preparations you need to make, and the extra errands you’ll need to run.
Add to that the unique challenges we as teachers face at this time of year: preparing end…
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Plague Land by Alex Scarrow
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publishing date December 1, 2017
No spoilers in this review...
Getting this review in under the wire! But.... Plague Land is GREAT! To be honest, I wasn't getting into it at first, but I soon couldn't put it down! And for those of you who don't like cliffhangers, this isn't one; though, it does leave itself open for a sequel!
Added by Arlen Kimmelman on November 22, 2017 at 4:41pm — No Comments
“It’s time to stop beating yourself up.”
When I speak to groups of students or educators, I make sure to touch on self-compassion as an important part of mindfulness practice. Typically, I begin with the statement above, shortly followed by, “…it’s not working, nor is it doing what you think it is.”
I start my overview of self-compassion with this because the experience of mentally beating oneself up is rather universal in our culture. Just about everyone…
Added by Kristin McKeown on October 19, 2017 at 10:44am — No Comments
As I write this, I am now at home after an all-day, off site professional development training with all the certified staff at my school. The details of the training itself aren’t particularly important. What is important is how I felt by the end of the day: really, really tired.
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The Comic Book Story of Video Games by Jonathan Hennessey and Jack Mcgowan, published by Ten Speed Press, publication date October 3, 2017.
This is my first non-fiction review, so be gentle on me :o)
I'll begin by saying how surprisingly interesting I found the subject to be; I intended to read this to see if my high school Manga-loving students would like this. I've decided that, even if they wouldn't, the…Continue
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<a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18068100-boy-nobody" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img border="0" alt="Boy Nobody (The Unknown Assassin, #1)" src="https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1371269975m/18068100.jpg" /></a><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18068100-boy-nobody">Boy Nobody</a> by <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/683191.Allen_Zadoff">Allen Zadoff</a><br/>
My rating: <a…
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…Hope you will be willing to share with your teacher and student populations, particularly in light of President Obama’s recent visit to Cuba.
The groundbreaking documentary movie Havana Motor Club will be released by Samuel Goldwyn Films 8 April.
QR Code files for listed resources are also attached…Continue
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<a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22450859-the-boston-girl" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img border="0" alt="The Boston Girl" src="https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1418103945m/22450859.jpg" /></a><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22450859-the-boston-girl">The Boston Girl</a> by <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/626222.Anita_Diamant">Anita Diamant</a><br/>
My rating: <a…
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<a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22836654-challenger-deep" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img border="0" alt="Challenger Deep" src="https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1428505217m/22836654.jpg" /></a><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22836654-challenger-deep">Challenger Deep</a> by <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19564.Neal_Shusterman">Neal Shusterman</a><br/>
My rating: <a…
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Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I had this book on my TBR shelf forever, because I read other Pushing the Limits books before I read this one, which is #1 in the series. I also made this series (and author) a FAVORITE because I…
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