Integration is an important aspect of any curriculum. It is beneficial for students when they start to see how subject areas cross and blend into each other. Art integration is especially helpful in the content areas because it helps lead children on engaging, creative, and personalized learning paths.
Join Amanda Grundel (@agrundel) this Sunday, April 3 for #edhcatri as we explore the possibilities of blending the arts into content-area classes.
Behavior…ours, theirs, the good, the bad, and the ugly! This week’s #edchatri topic will be all about behavior. When most educators hear the word “behavior” they think of compliance type behaviors (e.g. sit in your seat, raise your hand, use appropriate language, etc.), but behavior is much bigger than that. Academic behaviors, for example, like taking notes, studying, managing your time, are critical behaviors for success in school, college, and career (I bet you know adults that could still use some work in this area, right?). Engagement, motivation, attendance, even 21st Century Skills are all behaviors and all instrumental to student success, but ironically educator preparation rarely includes much training on the topic of behavior.
Join Nicole Bucka (@nbucka) this Sunday night, March 20th at 8 pm, to collaborate and share resources around shaping skills that some would argue are even more critical to college and career than academic learning.
This Sunday on #EdChatRI we are going to take a closer look at Career Pathways in Secondary Education. Join Mike Hassell (@Mr_Hassell) and Dan Kelley (@dpk933) from Smithfield High School as they lead our conversation on Sunday night at 8 pm. To learn more about Career Pathways and the focus of our discussion for Sunday night please click http://careerpathwaysedchatri.blogspot.com/2016/03/career-pathways-in-secondary-education.html
By the time students reach middle school, there is a decline in the amount of movement they engage in throughout the day. Even though research supports the idea that moving while learning enhances the brain's ability to absorb, retain, and think through information, many teachers struggle to incorporate movement into their classrooms. Join @agrundel for Sunday night's #edchatri at 8 pm to discuss "Moving to Learn in the Secondary Classroom!"
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