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By Sarah D. Sparks

 

“A Review of Educational Research analysis of 46 studies found that strong teacher-student relationships were associated in both the short- and long-term with improvements on practically every measure schools care about: higher student academic engagement, attendance, grades, fewer disruptive behaviors and suspensions, and lower 

school dropout rates. Those effects were strong even after controlling for differences in students' individual, family, and school backgrounds.”

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/03/13/why-teacher-student-relationships-matter.html

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Building Your Resilience
From:   American Psychological Association

Like building a muscle, increasing your resilience takes time and intentionality.Focusing on four core components — building connections, fostering wellness, finding purpose and embracing healthy thinking — can empower you to withstand and learn from difficult experiences.

The important thing is to remember you’re not alone on the journey. While you may not be able to control all of your circumstances, you can grow by focusing on the aspects of life’s challenges that you can manage with the support of loved ones and trusted professionals.

https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience

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Earn Credit by Reading Corwin Books

Wanting to earn credit? Corwin has a deal where you can earn credit for reading their books. To learn more, check out their link! 

https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/readforcredit?priorityCode=OLE20469&utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=OLE20469&utm_campaign=not%20tracked&utm_term=&em=42bfd0c4b89b755b2dcb09236b81ebabfe6c655416b071af5bdc80af23629055

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Yesterday was National Teacher Appreciation Day! Thank you teachers!

Do you know the origins of National Teacher Day? It is believed it began in 1944. An Arkansas teacher, Mattye Whytte Woodridge was writing to political and educational leaders asking for a national day for teachers to be honored. One of her letters made it to the desk of Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1953, Mrs. Roosevelt worked with groups like National Educators Association (NEA) to convince congress that there should be a national teacher day. 

It took decades for congress to declare the first National Teacher Day on March 1, 1980, and it was only for that year. But a movement had started to make it an annual thing with NEA on the first Tuesday in March. In 1985, the NEA Representative Assembly voted that the first Tuesday in March would be National Teacher Day. Then, the National Parent Teacher Association decided to take this a step further and decided the first full week of May would be Teacher Appreciation Week. 

To learn more about Mattye Whytte Woodridge and the history of National Teacher Day, check out this blog post:

https://blog.learningsciences.com/2019/05/03/mattie-whyte-woodridge-the-inspiring-history-of-teacher-appreciation-week/

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Take time on social media to thank teachers or colleagues you know with this hashtag #ThankATeacher

There are a few different social media campaigns you can participate in.

This is NEA's Teacher Appreciation Week Prompts. Visit their website for graphics to post with it!

http://www.nea.org/grants/teacherday.html

  • Monday: What’s one thing you’ve learned recently about the work that teachers do?
  • Tuesday: Tag teachers (or colleagues) in your life and let them know how much you appreciate them.
  • Wednesday: Ask a teacher (or colleague) “What can I do to help?”
  • Thursday: Post a #TBT that brings back memories of your favorite teacher.
  • Friday: How has a teacher (or colleague or student) helped you make it through this week with a little more joy?
State Superintendent Syd Dickson shared a Teacher Appreciation campaign as well on Twitter!

Thanks for all you do!

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Building Your Resilience
From:   American Psychological Association

Like building a muscle, increasing your resilience takes time and intentionality. Focusing on four core components — building connections, fostering wellness, finding purpose and embracing healthy thinking — can empower you to withstand and learn from difficult experiences.

The important thing is to remember you’re not alone on the journey. While you may not be able to control all of your circumstances, you can grow by focusing on the aspects of life’s challenges that you can manage with the support of loved ones and trusted professionals.
https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience

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