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There are SO many benefits to listening to and playing music. You may wonder what the benefits are to integrating music into your instruction. Click on the image and take a look! WOW! I LOVE this post and I LOVE MUSIC! Why not try out a song of the day? An artist of the day? Music that displays your content. Have your students listen for the main idea, the theme, or the artists' purpose! :)
October is Connected Educator Month! We as educators can learn something new each day just by getting connected. Our individual learning discoveries can lead to discovers for our students. One site takes us to another and then to another. Why not take a look at the 31 tools Discovery Education recommends and get connected yourself? You can also explore the teaching links on this weebly as they are some of my personal favorite. Enjoy!
WIthout even realizing my last blog post was about the importance of Social and Emotional Learning I came across this great resource from edutopia and decided to write about it again. Helping students learn to communicate effectively and to have healty and effective social relationships is important. We teach students about so many different concepts, skills, ideas, etc. why not teach them skillls to repsond to the challenges they will face in their day to day interactions? Self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decsion making can only make us smarter. Why wait to incorporate SEL in our classrooms each and every day?
Sometimes as educators we get so busy that teaching and addressing social and emotional lessons and skills gets pushed to the way side. I was so happy to see this article on Education Week with useful information and resources links for teachers. I feel we as educators need to truly consider how we can consistently implement social-emotional lessons in our instruction. The Common Core Standards can guide our teaching of such content. I say YES! YES! YES! to considering student well-being and social and emotional lessons in the classroom. What do you think? What do you need