Take5: 50 Writing Prompts, Parental Math Anxiety, Kid Edcamp, the Role of Teachers in Tough Times and more
This week's Take5 explores a myriad of topics from reading, writing and math to the emotional well-being of our students in moments of crisis. We also highlight a piece on Edcamp for students if you are looking for a new way to engage learners. No matter what subject or level you teach, there is something for everyone in this week's post. So take a little time to foster your own learning and read on. Or as we like to think of it at BubbleUp Classroom: take five minutes for yourself. You deserve it.
50 Writing Prompts for all Grade Levels (featured in Edutopia) offers up fun, interesting ways to get kids writing and thinking.
Mindshift's Katarina Schwartz highlights research linking parent math anxiety to lower math achievement among students in Homework Battles: When Parent Help Negatively Affects Students.
In this month's ASCD Express, Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher talk about the importance of independent reading among students and the value of pushing students to read things that aren't always on their "level." Check out: What Independent Readers Do.
Have you attended an Edcamp? Chad Flexon writers about using the Edcamp approach with students in his piece Road Tested: Sparking Engagement with Student Edcamps.
Whether it is a natural disaster or a mass shooting, there seems to be a lot of darkness in the world. In her article, How Teachers and Schools Can Help when Bad Stuff Happens, Anya Kamenetz explores the teacher's role in helping students cope and ultimately to keep learning.
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