Professional Learning Series for Escuela Bella Vista

This page will remain active through June 30, 2018.  Please share your “takeaways” or comments after you’ve viewed a webinar!

Tune Up Your Classroom Management Skills

Speaker: Rick Smith

You’ve made your best effort to create a good, orderly learning environment in the classroom but, frankly, things could be better.  G you and your staff will learn new strategies and get a fresh perspective on helping students stay on track.

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First Weeks of School: Best Practices for Teachers

Speaker: Mike Anderson

in the critical first weeks of school, teachers need a special set of practices to make a positive first impression and set the tone for the year ahead. Here’s how to get the new year off to a running start.

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Resources:

Recommended Resources for Teachers
Effective Modeling for Teachers
Rule-making Guide for the Classroom 

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How to Talk Effectively with Students: Speak the Language That Makes Them Feel Supported and Engaged

Speaker:  Jenny Edwards

The language we use every day, however brief our interactions with students, shapes our relationships with them and determines the impact we have on their learning.

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Bring Out the Best in Your Adolescents: Use Developmental Psychology to Unlock the Learning Potential of Grades 6-10 Students

Speaker: Karen Hume

Early adolescence is second only to the first two years of life for growth spurts and dynamic change in all areas of a child’s development. Just as parents of toddlers need to be ever aware of developmental psychology to parent effectively, so do educators need a solid understanding of adolescence to effectively support their students during this rich learning time.

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Handouts:
Checklist 
Diverse groups 
Entry points 
Inventory

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Teach Students How Their Brains Work: How Executive Function, Self-Regulation and Mindset Can Help Them Learn

Speaker: Kathleen Kryza

We are at an exciting time in education when we understand so much more about how the brain learns and what we can do to support students’ development.

Here’s how to share that information with students so that they can harness the powers of self-regulation, executive function and mindset.

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Other resources:

Executive Functioning in the Classroom
Choice Words

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Take Charge of Differentiated Instruction to Speed Up Student Learning

Speaker: Carol Tomlinson

Carol dispels common misconceptions about differentiation and flags common omissions in its practice. She shares key strategies to add to your repertoire!

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Do It Right! A Step-By-Step Guide to Effective Standards-Based Report Cards

Speaker: Thomas Guskey

The move to standards-based report cards is a huge mental shift. Here’s how to tackle the practical issues and implications that pop up during the conversion.

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Standards-Based Grading for Struggling and Exceptional Learners

Speaker: Lee Ann Jung

Grading expert Lee Ann Jung walks you through a process for assigning fair and accurate grades to the work of struggling learners. Lee Ann will discuss modifying standards and selecting appropriate outcome measures.

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30 Tips and Strategies for Managing Rude and Defiant Behavior

Speaker:  Matt McNiff

How should you respond when a student mocks a peer or ridicules a classroom activity or loudly refuses to do stay on task? Matt gives you new tips and strategies for effectively dealing with these situations.

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