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Resources Tagged With: educator resource

Lesson of the Day: Critical Race Theory: A Brief History [web resource]

In the lesson “Critical Race Theory: A Brief History” from the New York Times’ Learning Network, students will learn how an academic legal framework developed during the 1980s for understanding racism in the United States  has become a hot-button political issue 40 years later and examine the spread of legislation opposed to critical race theory. Read more ›

A Framework for Conversations About Race in Schools [downloadable]

Talking about race makes a lot of people feel like squirming away. And even as there has been more widespread acknowledgement that race should be at the center of conversations about inequity, people still get scared or freeze up when it’s mentioned. This can leave a person wondering, “Is there anyone who is good at navigating these types of conversations?” Read more ›

Reduce Challenging Behavior in Young Children [downloadable]

The Backpack Connection Series is a collection of tip sheets created to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. Read more ›

Free Online Reflection Tool for Students and Teachers [web resource]

Giving kids a chance to talk with adults about their lives outside of class can be critical for their social-emotional development. But during the pandemic, online classes didn’t often allow the time for that individual attention. Along is a free digital reflection tool that helps teachers prompt students to talk about their personal lives through recorded video, audio or written texts as a way to support them emotionally, not just academically. Read more ›

Transitioning Back to School: Strategies to Support Students with Autism [downloadable] [web resource]

Individuals with autism often have challenges adjusting to new routines and novel situations,  however, there are many research based strategies that can be implemented to support their return to in-person school. The California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) has curated resources for educators and families to help with this transition. Read more ›

Selected Children’s Books About Kindergarten [downloadable]

Head Start’s Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center offers this short list of children’s books about the kindergarten transition. Educators and families can read the books together with children to help them understand the transition process and increase comfort with their new learning setting. Read more ›

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources for Educators [website]

The Center for Responsive Schools (CRS) believes students learn and thrive in school and classroom environments that are responsive to their academic, social, emotional, and developmental strengths and needs. CRS has created a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion seal to highlight resources that meet their commitment to fostering attitudes, behaviors, practices, and knowledge that promote and habituate diversity, equity and inclusion in a deliberate manner. Read more ›

Breaking the Cycle of Silence Around Black Mental Health

Data shows that Black youth are especially prone to develop mental health issues but less likely to seek out or receive the specialized services and care they need. Read more ›

‘Trauma Is A Lens, Not A Label’: How Schools Can Support All Students

The pandemic has raised concerns about the way stress is affecting kids. Even though the word ‘trauma’ is on a lot of worried adults’ minds these days, information about it is wide-ranging and can leave people feeling unsure about what to do next. Read more ›

MentalHealthLiteracy.org [web resource]

MentalHealthLiteracy.org is non profit organization that creates educational, training, and clinical care materials and programs designed for use in schools and care settings to promote mental health literacy, clinical care capacity, self-care and psychoeducation, and evaluation of existing programs and interventions.

Mental health information (products and training programs) are designed to address the needs of youth ages 12 to 25 years, families, educators, health providers, policy makers and others. Read more ›

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