ECE Solutionary Membership Resources for Month 10
This month, I've hand-picked solutions from the categories of authentic assessment, mindfulness, professional development, and self-regulation.
Click here to download this month's at-a-glance handout
As always, each solution includes a brief description and hyperlink to a PDF, YouTube video, blog post, podcast, and/or website. For those who end up feeling like the solution was TL;DR (too long; didn't read), I provide an at-a-glance tip you can put into action immediately. Each tip is signified by a purple hashtag (#prektip).
Authentic Assessment and Mindfulness Solutions
These training modules provide strategies to help teachers in the age of standards and testing to learn how to effectively and appropriately use assessments to gain valuable information about young students [link] - written by me
Want even more? Access these training modules in your Members Only Library!
#prektip: Assessment allows you to get to know a child’s strengths, needs, and so much more. It helps you make informed decisions to best support a child’s growth and development. (click here to tweet this!)
In this download you’ll find the brain benefits of mindfulness. Two important mindfulness strategies, Focal Attention and Openness & Receptivity, are explored with examples of how they can be applied in your classroom [link] - written by Laura Fish
Want even more? In this podcast [link] Laura discusses how to move past managing your students and into developing them with attuned communication. Or check out this video [link] to see the Erikson Institute’s research on mindfulness for children in early grades who deal with toxic stress.
#prektip: When the mind is open and receptive, we are all healthier and stronger. (click here to tweet this!)
This toolkit is packed full of tools to help you create a “Self-Reg Haven” for you and your students. Tools included range from classroom environment checklists and rubrics for teachers’ self-reg competencies, to a multitude of methods to gauge students’ self-regulating abilities [link] - written by Dr. Stuart Shanker and the The MEHRIT Centre, Ltd.
#prektip: To create a Self-Reg classroom, we must unlearn our attitudes and perceptions of student behavior and re-learn our students’ and our own unique distress patterns. (click here to tweet this!)
Professional Development Solutions
This eBook compiles all of the best strategies I have found for improving and transforming professional development, from reflecting on your own thoughts to encouraging others to embrace new habits [link] - written by me]
Want even more? Use this audio file [link] to learn how the book is constructed, organized, and how to find what you’re looking for. Apply to my Deep Dive Master Class [link] on Teaching Adults to Get Results or contact me [link] for training for your staff!
#prektip: When we learn, our students win. (click here to tweet this!)
Grow in gratitude with this activity sheet from The Workbook of Human Superpowers Printables Pack. The “Printables Pack” is designed to help you foster your superpowers and those of your students, friends, coworkers, etc. [link] - created by Mayra Porrata and me
#prektip: Coloring and journaling slow your body, focus your mind, and increase your EQ! (click here to tweet this!)