A classroom should be a place where students feel safe, welcomed, and respected. One of the best ways to foster community is by giving students the space to share about themselves and learn about others. This simple, effective activity works with all ages, encourages storytelling and listening, and positively impacts the classroom environment for the entire school year. When students know more about who they're learning with, they're more likely to want to do it. Oh, and make sure you model by going first 😉 Try this out and let us know how it went!
8 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
Steps for the any ol bag speech
We got this 💪
8 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
Welcome back message for educators
Did you know that most of our events have a group discount?! Click the “Register Now – Group Registration” button on an event's page and sign up THREE or more educators from your school/district. It's that simple. Oh, and there's no cutoff! #savethatmoney
8 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
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Did you know that most of our events have an early bird discount?! Register no later than one month before an event's start date and type the event-specific discount code (located on the registration page) in the "Discount Code" box. It's that simple! #getthatworm #savethatmoney
8 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
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Meet Dr. Grant Miller, one of the best Social Science educators in Illinois and facilitator of our five-part series for middle and high school social studies teachers that kicks off September 27th. For more information and to register individually or as a group, visit bit.ly/3Ku6zXU.
9 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
Bio of Dr. Grant Miller w/ picture
Did you know that most of our events have a group discount?! Click the “Register Now – Group Registration” button on an event's page and sign up THREE or more educators from your school/district. It's that simple. Oh, and there's no cutoff! #savethatmoney
9 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
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Did you know that most of our events have an early bird discount?! Register no later than one month before an event's start date and type the event-specific discount code (located on the registration page) in the "Discount Code" box. It's that simple! #getthatworm #savethatmoney
9 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
Bird with worm in its mouth
41% of educators are experiencing job-related burnout with some studies suggesting the figure is as high as 90%. Teachers, counselors, psychologists, and social workers can get the tools needed to combat this alarming trend by registering for one of our support group PD series found on pages 20 & 21 of our catalog: bit.ly/roepdcatalog
9 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
Burnout definition: a : exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration
Did you know that most of our events have a group discount?! Click the “Register Now – Group Registration” button on an event's page and sign up THREE or more educators from your school/district. It's that simple. Oh, and there's no cutoff! #savethatmoney
9 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
group of people on sunny day
Did you know that most of our events have an early bird discount?! Register no later than one month before an event's start date and type the event-specific discount code (located on the registration page) in the "Discount Code" box. It's that simple! #getthatworm #savethatmoney
9 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
Bird with worm in its mouth with sun and cloud
"Science is magic that works." – Kurt Vonnegut CALLING ALL ELEMENTARY TEACHERS! Inspire wonder and awe in your students and learn how to develop the crucial skills of observation, inquiry, analysis, and reasoning in your students by attending this one-day workshop! For more information and to register, visit: bit.ly/3KQfcgF
9 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
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Wishing you and yours a safe, happy, and fun-filled day in the sun!
9 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
Statue of Liberty image with text: Happy Fourth of July. Liberty and justice for all
A general education teacher who has 25 students in their class has at least 4 with an IEP. Understanding the accommodations and modifications each student gets (as well as legal requirements and responsibilities) is crucial to ensure success. Feel confident in your ability to address the needs of all students by joining us and the Illinois Elevating Special Education Network for a half-day training on all things IEPs. For more information and to register, visit: bit.ly/3okCfaT
10 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
Fact from the Illinois State Board of Education: 17% of students in Illinois have an IEP
These principles are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Universal Design for Learning. Learn more about them, the UDL framework, and a host of other ways to enhance social studies curricula by attending our 5-part series with Dr. Grant Miller, professor of curriculum and instruction at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. For more information and to register individually or as a group, visit: bit.ly/3Ku6zXU
10 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
An explanation of each of the three principles of Universal Design for Learning
Skills learned in science are transferable to every other subject, so why is so little instructional time devoted to it at the early grade levels? Get the tools needed to effectively teach science curriculum using the Next Generation Science Standards by attending our elementary or middle school science workshop led by NGSS writer Dr. Carol Baker. Elementary teachers: bit.ly/3KQfcgF. Middle school teachers: bit.ly/3o61YDT
10 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
0.02% is the percentage of instructional minutes per week devoted to K-6 science curriculum
Teaching is a demanding profession, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Get the year-long help you need by registering for Finding Joy, a peer-support series that gives teachers tools to discover renewed purpose in their calling: bit.ly/3LPSq9I
10 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
Stat from RAND Corporation and the NEA: 75% of teachers are experiencing job-related stress
Students who experience success are more motivated to learn and try new things. Unfortunately, reading difficulties are one of the biggest obstacles to achieving this success. Learn how to "demystify" the English language by attending our (Un)science of Reading PD: bit.ly/3MPaCRi
10 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
help struggling readers feel a sense of accomplishment ("accomplishment" is broken down phonetically
"We don't need it to be easy. We just need it to be possible!" This was one of many messages Tim Alexander delivered and Cam Turner reinforced during an inspiring Growing Leaders' event. Students danced, played games, and engaged in life-changing conversations!
10 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
High school students and growing leaders team members posing for picture from student leadership event on June 16, 2023
"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked 'why'." - Bernard Baruch Learn how to develop and foster the skills of observation, inquiry, analysis, and reasoning in your students by attending this one-day workshop! For more information and to register, visit: bit.ly/3KQfcgF
10 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
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School nurses have a lot to get in order before students enter their buildings. Join us, Amanda Sperry, and your fellow school nurses to streamline the process and prepare for the upcoming school year. For more details and to join this networking group, visit bit.ly/3H0m2hB
10 months ago, Kaleb Wachala
Information about first nurse networking meeting