Devastating Report Condemns Corporate Reform as Civil Rights Fraud - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher

Five Practices That Could Transform Your Coaching - The Art of Coaching Teachers - Education Week Teacher

Inspiring the Revolution of Second. I am Second is a movement meant to inspire people of all kinds to live for God and for others. Actors. Athletes. Musicians. Business leaders. Drug addicts. Your next-door neighbor. People like you. The authentic stories on iamsecond.com provide insight into dealing with typical struggles of everyday living. These are [...]

Everyone has a deadly habit, a pattern of life and thought that enslaves us to sin -Live Second, Jesus offers life, forgiveness, and freedom.

For children who have experienced trauma, learning can be a big struggle. But once trauma is identified as the root of the behavior, we can adapt our approach to help kids cope when they’re at school.

10 Things About Childhood Trauma Every Teacher Needs to Know

Under the Umbrella: Supporting a Child’s Journey from Foster Care to Adoption

Beyond Working Hard: What Growth Mindset Teaches Us About Our Brains | GROWTH MINDSET | MindShift | KQED News

A national study of almost every tenth-grader in Chile found that having a growth mindset strongly correlates to academic achievement. Students from low-income families were also less likely to report a growth mindset.

SPENT - This game is an eye-opening look into the life of an unemployed person struggling to make it through the month.

Spent is an online game designed to teach players about the challenges of living on minimum wage (or slightly higher) employment. Players begin by selecting a job which will provide the wages they have to survive on for a month.

In this lesson, students research the characteristics of marine life at different ocean depths. They then use their findings as the basis for a classroom ‘Life Under the Sea’ museum exhibit.

Sea No Evil

In this lesson, students evaluate the pros and cons of sharing private information on social networking sites, and then create guidelines for behaving prudently and protecting privacy online.

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” (Ken Robinson)

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity. Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

How do we help students with unstable home situations transition back into the routine of school?

How To Help Kids In Poverty Adjust To The Stability Of School After Break

Poverty's Baggage - How to help kids in poverty adjust to the stability of school after break.

In this lesson students will learn about the problems of poverty and economic inequality in America, and then they will research possible solutions as they propose a new war on poverty for 2014.

Economic Inequality in America: Developing a New War on Poverty

In this lesson students will learn about the problems of poverty and economic inequality in America, and then they will research possible solutions as they propose a new war on poverty for

Six steps toward classroom equity include knowing every child, celebrating their potential, recognizing their challenges, becoming flexible, making it safe to fail, and using culture as a resource.

Equity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity

Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity via edutopia I chose this article as a resource to look to when attempting to make my classroom more equitable.

Leadership training for youth is an investment in our present and future. Yet providing effective training can be challenging in terms of time and curriculum—especially in high-poverty communities, as we discovered in a pilot study of leadership training at an inner-city middle school. An interdisciplinary team of professors collaborated with a principal and behavioral interventionist at an urban middle school to establish a leadership academy for seventh and eighth graders. Every...

Teaching Student Leadership in an Inner-City School

Absolutely newsworthy: Former NFL player Jon Kitna now teaches at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WA. He asked the school to give him the hardest students, those who don't listen, don't try, don't care. Read about the amazing influence he has been for good on these kids.

Former NFL QB Jon Kitna finds ‘gold mine’ at his troubled old high school

After his retirement as NFL qb, Jon Kitna went back to his old, troubled high school in Tacoma, WA to teach algebra and change kids' lives.

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