This webinar will be cohosted by the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE), the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), and the Pacific Comprehensive Center.
- Participating children are better prepared for kindergarten, and the earlier they’re enrolled, the better.
- The effect lingers: participating children score higher on third grade reading tests
Read the full article here. (Best Beginnings Alaska)
From the Greater Good Science Center – Read 6 Habits of Highly Grateful People here.
A contest for Alaskan public school students to share their perspectives on how school positively impacts their lives. Students may submit one entry (either a poster, photograph or video) that depicts how their public school has inspired or motivated them academically, socially and/or emotionally. The deadline is Dec. 23, 2013.
If boys are restive and unfocused, we must look for ways to help them do better. Here are three suggestions.
(Read the story from Time Magazine)
Of 507 public schools in Alaska, the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development has recognized 49 public schools as 2013 Reward Schools to honor their student achievement from the 2012-2013 school year. Reward Schools are recognized in two categories: highest performing and high progress. This year, 31 schools are highest-performing and 37 schools are high progress. Nineteen schools are being recognized in both categories, making a total of 49 schools to be named Reward Schools.
“It is a pleasure to announce Alaska’s Reward Schools for 2013, an achievement shared by their families and educators,” said Alaska Education Commissioner Mike Hanley.
Alaska’s Spirit of Youth campaign calls on community leaders, teachers, school board members, parents and adults to recognize the efforts of youth serving their local communities. It only takes a few minutes out of your day, but could deliver a motivational boost for a youth or youth group, and inspire others to follow.
Read this article by a former Arkansas teacher of the year to find out his answer. (edweek.org)
The 2013 School Climate and Connectedness Survey Statewide Report is in! The School Climate and Connectedness Survey is a tool to gauge and improve overall school climate and raise student achievement.Twenty-four school districts took part in the 2013 SCCS, including 266 schools, 29,225 students and 6,669 staff. View the report here.
Chugiak High School student and Anchorage School District Student Advisory Board President, Tasha Boyer wrote a Compass piece on the Strength of Our Youth for the Anchorage Daily News, highlighting many positives that are often overshadowed in the media. Read her article here.