Simple Exercise: Help Students Analyze Their Growth Over Time

Catlin Tucker

I encourage teachers to dedicate class time to an exercise that requires students to compare two pieces of work from two different moments in time using the Google Document below. When I have done this exercise in the past, many students exclaim, “Oh my gosh!

Preventing School Violence is a Winnable Exercise

EdNews Daily

The post Preventing School Violence is a Winnable Exercise first appeared on EdNews Daily. By Franklin Schargel We cannot think it won’t happen here. Here” is everywhere. It was supposed to be a new school year – a fresh start with a new “normal” after being closed for an entire year.


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NoRedInk- Enhance Students Writing Via Targeted Practice and Adaptive Exercises

Educators Technology

It offers a wide variety of writing and grammar activities together with targeted exercises that help learners develop specific writing skills. NoRedInk is a website that helps students become better writers.

SEL and Physical Exercise – 8 weeks of Free Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Social-emotional learning is a vital part of health and wellness. Today’s guest has some free word of the day SEL workouts for students.

Vision Boards: Start the Year with a Visual Goal Setting Exercise

Catlin Tucker

I found the exercise powerful. When I began my doctoral program, one of my first assignments was to create a vision board. I was instructed to imagine my life in the future and create a visual to represent what I wanted that reality to look like.

Writing Exercises For Children


Writing Exercises Children’s Section offers various prompt tools that can be used for creative writing exercises

Working memory exercises for students of all ages


A Johns Hopkins study into working memory has demonstrated that groups of college students who engage in regular working memory exercises show 30% better retention in working memory than those who engage in the exercises only once, or not at all. Like exercising a muscle, the above-mentioned research shows working memory requires constant practice. Working memory exercises for students.

Interactive Exercises from @SnapLearning to Practice Close Reading


Close Reading is a series of interactive exercises that guides students in reflecting on the meaning of words and sentences, the sequence in which these sentences are arranged, and how ideas are developed over the course of the text. Product Review : Close Reading from Snap! Learning - click here to visit their site - What is it? The SNAP Close Reading Portfolio was developed to assist teachers from grades 2-8 in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Starter Exercises for Interactive Storytelling


Here are a few exercises that provide playful starting points to making interactive narratives: Interactive Fiction Party Game: Emily Short recently shared the ruleset for a brilliant Interactive Fiction “party game” she created for a game designer picnic, LudoLunch. ”) I can definitely see playing a game like this with my students, and it’s easy to build on as a creative exercise by having students generate their own premises and constraints.

How Movement and Exercise Help Kids Learn


About a year and a half into that regular exercise routine, I was sitting at my desk writing a grant and this thought went through my mind, ‘Writing is going well!’ That observation prompted her to explore what exercise was doing to her brain. “My ” These days, Suzuki has switched her primary research focus to the cognitive benefits of exercise. She also teaches a class at NYU called “ Can Exercise Change your Brain? The Cognitive Benefits of Exercise.

Hope, Happiness And Social Connection: Hidden Benefits Of Regular Exercise


In her new book, The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage, the Stanford University lecturer offer new motivation to get moving that has less to do with how we look, or feeling duty-bound to exercise, and everything to do with how movement makes us feel.

What Exercising 6000 Miles Taught Us About Strategic Planning, Leadership, and Habits

Education Elements

I released my body weight and fell to the ground. My aching shoulders wouldn't let me complete one more rep, but as I looked over at my workout partner, who would have to complete every rep that I did not, I felt a surge of energy and picked myself up once more. In that moment, inspiration struck me. What we do will only give us so much momentum, but a community invested in why we do it will help us accomplish things that previously seemed impossible.

Exercising with Anker’s Wireless Soundbuds


I still haven’t upgraded my phone since the company made this change, in part for these reasons, but I have since found a pair of affordable, wireless headphones I can recommend for users of any phone, particularly for use while exercising. If you struggle with accidentally pulling out the cord to your wired headphones while jogging or lifting weights, the Soundbuds would be a welcome replacement for exercising. Hardware Reviews Wellness exercise headphones wireless workout

Reflections on an Interest Mapping Exercise


According to Rockefeller Foundation’s useful guidebook “Gather: The Art and Science of Effective Convening” , you can design a more effective convening of people if you conduct some kind of “asset mapping” exercise at the beginning of the event. We (Sherif and Maha) recently facilitated such a mapping exercise shortly after we had experienced something similar at another event. Have you conducted a mapping exercise before?

Exercise Tips To Help Kids, Teens and Families Stay Balanced at Home


It’s no mystery that exercise boosts mental health and cognitive function in kids. A March 2020 report published in Lancet found that 12-, 14- and 16-year-olds who exercised regularly were less likely to develop depression by age 18.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

Students can also choose from two additional exercise-focused electives — dance and personal fitness — which for some students can mean a 40-minute exercise period every day. Teacher Travis Olsen has an exercise bike in the back of his seventh-grade science classroom that kids are welcome to use whenever they feel the need. A row of exercise balls in a classroom at Kaleidoscope Academy. Girls, black students and Hispanic students get less exercise than white boys.

John Hopkins: This Brain Exercise Improves Working Memory

Fractus Learning

Do you wish you had an easier time remembering facts and figures you just learned? Do you have trouble recalling the name of the colleague you were just introduced to? If you are like most people, […]. Educators Parents Resources

Serious Doodling: 5 Effective and Engaging Classroom Drawing Exercises

Fractus Learning

Here are several ideas for quick, effective, and engaging classroom drawing exercises that can be used in a range of topics by anyone regardless of drawing talent. To the annoyance of many teachers, students cannot help but doodle in class. A range of studies now shows that this displeasure is misplaced: the doodles seem to help people concentrate (by preventing them from completely falling into a daydream) and consolidate information.

Get Started Exercising on a Tight Schedule with the 7-Minute Workout


I had excuses every day—writing, teaching, grading, and family—all good priorities, to be sure, but none that truly took over my life so as to make exercise literally impossible. Plus, as my fellow ProfHacker writers have shown, there’s plenty of evidence showing that regular exercise helps us think more clearly, and I definitely needed to think more clearly. What worked to get me me exercising regularly was the 7-Minute Workout. Reviews Wellness exercise

Vegetarianism, Exercise, and 21st Century Leadership Thoughts On Being Healthy

The 21st Century Principal

In addition to becoming a vegetarian, I also have been walking over 4 miles per day for exercise. This all came about because I realized I was not being very good to myself with what I was eating and with what I was not doing with physical exercise. Still, I can''t help but wonder that we as school leaders, models of being good citizens, should also not be modeling making good choices about our eating and about exercising. We can also get some exercise.

[PL Summit Series] Strengthen Your Core Four: Videos and Exercises from Middletown, NY

Education Elements

For anyone who attended the Education Elements Personalized Learning Summit this May, you had a chance to attend a workshop focusing on the Core Four. While districts across the country are using the Core Four of personalized learning to focus instructional habits as they make the shift to personalized learning, some of them are doing it with a bit more fidelity and spirit than others. So we wanted to share with you some of the passion that went into the Core Four session at the Summit.

Outdoor Mindfulness Exercises for Earth Day


Patrick Cook Deegan Student Engagement Guest blogger Patrick Cook Deegan, a mindfulness mentor and consultant, teaches students about Earth Day by bringing them outside and engaging their senses. He shares six easy steps to help your class appreciate their natural surroundings

A Simple Exercise to Strengthen Emotional Intelligence in Teams


That’s where a simple team-building exercise, like the one below, that can help folks get started. If you have 30 minutes for this activity, consider adding a step to the Level 1 exercise to make it personally relevant: after participants have chosen a preference compass point, but before they’ve responded to activity questions, ask them to recall a personal past team experience that was either very positive or very negative. By Gayle Allen.

Dr. Albrecht Library 2.0 Blog: "Best Boss-Worst Boss Exercise" | "Team Success" Webinar

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

A useful exercise in improving your leadership skills. When I use this "Best Boss-Worst Boss" exercise in the basic HR/supervision classes I teach, I get quite a range of interesting replies.

Good News for Teachers: Exercise Builds Brain Power, Too


Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers Teacher Burnout Strength training, regular exercise, better rest, and enjoying all of this activity makes you fit, alert, and positive for the physically demanding job of teaching. Photo credit: Tony Alter via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

"Conditions of Learning" Exercise

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The "conditions of learning" exercise can be done by any group, large or small, interested in building a framework together and at the local level for teaching and learning. The Exercise Please feel free to use this exercise. The exercise can stop there, just with the sharing of those experiences, since in and of themselves they provide a really valuable lesson in how we actually influence others.

To Boost Mental Health, Try Team Sports or Group Exercise


He still struggles with depression and social anxiety, but says exercising helps him — especially when it’s with his teammates. Research shows exercise can ease things like panic attacks or mood and sleep disorders, and a recent study in the journal, Lancet Psychiatry, found that popular team sports may have a slight edge over the other forms of physical activity. ” Baum says she works with each of her patients to incorporate exercise into their lives.

Go Noodle is such a fun tech tool!


Tagged: active learning , apps , education , PE , physical exercise , teach , teachers , teaching , teaching ideas , tech. education active learning apps PE physical exercise teach teachers teaching teaching ideas techGo Noodle is a great website which encourages your students to be active. Have a look at my quick video tutorial on how to navigate the site: My students absolutely loved it! Have you used Go Noodle? What did your class think? Let me know by commenting below.

Investing in Yourself

The Principal of Change

Every day while on the road (or at home), I find a way to get to a space and some time to exercise. In my day, I plan out when I will exercise and make time to read/write. This is not just about exercise but can relate to anything important in your life.

How to Add Daily Writing to Your Content Area


Book Reviews Writing Ariel Sacks content areas daily writing daybook journal Mary Tedrow pre-writing exercises Routledge.

Merit Pay in Education: An Exercise in Both Manipulation and Futility

The 21st Century Principal

"In the workplace, there is no getting around the fact that "the basic purpose of merit pay is manipulative." Alfie Kohn, Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A''s, Praise, and Other Bribes Merit pay is one of those ideas in education that just won''t die. When budgets get tight, policymakers and politicians both look at the money being spent on educator salaries and the idea of paying educators based on performance starts looking attractive. "If

A Great Summer Break? Kasey Short Has Tips!


Articles Summer Plans exercise journaling Kasey Short light reading novel experiences outdoors PD recharge relax relaxes schedule summer break unpluggedIn the aftermath of a school year full of challenge and uncertainty, teachers are looking forward to something closer to a normal summer.

Exercise and Physical Activity Must Be Part of 21st Century Learning

The 21st Century Principal

The first principle he discusses in the book is "Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power." I know from a workshop I attended a few years ago on brain research that exercise has beneficial effects on cognitive functioning. He asks the question, "Is there a relationship between exercise and mental alertness? Medina writes, "A lifetime of exercise can result in a sometimes astonishing elevation in cognitive performance, compared to those who are sedentary.

Making Success Easier to Achieve

The Principal of Change

I have always exercised, but my eating habits have changed significantly. One of the significant shifts in my health journey is not that I have worked hard at it (I feel I always have), but that I have become more disciplined.

Healthy Living as a Selfless Act

The Principal of Change

Plan out time every day to exercise in a way that makes me sweat! Personal Learning exercise and fitness health and well-being health and wellness kelly mcgonigal New York Times recalibrating your health and wellness solange knowles

Making Number Talks Matter Even More


Book Reviews mathematics Cathy Humphreys Dot Talks implementation mental math exercises Michael Hernandez Number Talks Ruth Parker Stenhouse troubleshooting videosIn their sequel to “Making Number Talks Matter,” Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys go deeper and include videos of real students. They thoroughly explain the how and why of Number Talks and suggest updates to their method, writes math and algebra teacher Michael Hernandez.

New Teachers: Look for PD in Everyday Life


Articles Professional Learning airport comedy club crowd control exercise class furniture assembly hidden lessons PD professional development Roxanna Elden store designThe elements of good instruction can be found in many experiences that are already a part of daily life. NBCT Roxanna Elden suggests real-life activities that might improve teaching more than the PowerPoint-driven professional development in the auditorium.

Default Setting or Mindful and Intentional?

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

The colours are to document my ability to do 4 different things daily: Exercise (a minimum of 20 min. learning metaphor pairadimes purpose, meaning David Foster Wallace David Truss Exercise fasting goals meditation mindfulnessI wish that I could remember the source of this idea but I don’t, and I would like to start by acknowledging that I did not think of this myself: Who is the worst boss in the world? It is YOU to YOURSELF!

Exclusive Interview: Author Teresa Ann Power and The ABCs of Yoga For Kids Around the World

Fractus Learning

Books Educators Parents Preschool Toys and Play exercise interview mindfulness yogaThe following is an exclusive interview with Teresa Anne Power, internationally acclaimed children’s yoga expert and bestselling author, yogi, and advocate for the health benefits of yoga for children. Her first book, international hit The ABCs […].

Running Helps You Grow New Brain Cells


Over the years here at ProfHacker we’ve published a variety of posts about physical fitness, from Meagan Timney’s “ Nurturing the Mind Body Connection ” to Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s “ Prioritizing Exercise ” to Ryan Cordell’s endorsement of a 7-minute workout to Natalie Houston’s advice on how to fit exercise into a busy conference schedule. What’s your typical exercise routine?