Spring 2019 School & Community

Spring 2019 School & Community2019-06-05T15:35:19-05:00

Articles in this issue

Make Time for Family Breakfast

Grab a yogurt or share some eggs in the morning. It’s all beneficial for the body image of your teens. A study from the University of Missouri of more than 12,000 students in more than 300 schools in all 50 states and Washington D.C. shows eating breakfast with parents, as well as sharing other family meals, helps promote positive body image. “We know that developing healthy behaviors in adolescence such as eating breakfast every day and eating family meals can have long-term effects into adulthood,” said Virginia Ramseyer Winter, assistant professor in the School of Social Work and director of the MU [...]

April 24th, 2019|Categories: S&C|Tags: |0 Comments

Start the Day Off Right

By Melissa Hargis Can you predict how your day will go the minute your students walk in the classroom? I can and you can too! One of the most important techniques in my teaching toolbelt is to greet my students at the door every morning. This makes such an amazing and powerful impact on each student’s day and ultimately my day, too. That bell rings and I am standing by my doorway waiting for those cute faces to enter. I start each greeting with a handshake, high-five, or hug. Each student walks down the hallway signaling to me which one of those [...]

April 23rd, 2019|Categories: S&C, Your Classroom|Tags: |0 Comments

Snapshot in Education 2018 – Review

Reviewed by Todd Fuller If you haven’t been to edumatch.org before, you should take some time to visit the site. In their own words, EduMatch uses, “the power of social media in order to help foster collaboration and connections among educators around the globe. We understand that relationships are the foundations for learning, even for us as educators.” EduMatch is a free service with downloadable books as well as some for sale online. One of their most recent works is “Snapshot in Education 2018.” Snapshot 2018, is the third installment in the series. Each year, EduMatch compiles essays from a number of [...]

April 22nd, 2019|Categories: S&C|Tags: |0 Comments

Ideas to Boost Staff Morale

By Anne Billington In my opinion, teaching is one of the noblest professions one can commit to. As educators, we are second parents, role models, doctors, psychologists, hair dressers, dentists, etc. We deal with BIG attitudes, hormones, cyber-bullying, drug abuse, and a little bit of everything. It depends on the day or the hour. There is a lot of stress that comes with the job. But, there are many wonderful things that come with it as well. I love being an educator! However, the STRESS can get to you! As a school administrator, I know that happy teachers create happy and healthy [...]

April 18th, 2019|Categories: S&C, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Reducing Teacher Stress

The end of the year can be stressful. The University of Missouri’s Keith Herman has tips and resources for reducing teacher stress. Using the Social Learning Theory to deal with stress Herman likes to use the Social Learning Theory to deal with stress. The big idea is that our lives are divided into three aspects: our thoughts, our feelings and our behavior. “If we think of stress as a compilation of feelings - sadness, anxiety, whatever the case may be – this model tells us there are only two choices to change our stress,” Herman said. “We can change how we think [...]

April 17th, 2019|Categories: S&C, Your Career|Tags: , |0 Comments

What I’ve Learned So Far in Sixth-Grade

By Lisa Davis Orf When I substitute teach, sixth is the grade-level that throws me completely off-balance (probably because most of my sub days are spent in high school). They’re not the elementary school kids my peers and I were back in the day. No, they’re newly emerged middle school students who laughed with me (yeh, we’ll go with that) because I had to be reminded that K.I.S.S is an acronym for “keep it simple, stupid” and not just a ‘70s rock band. Yet, when a building goes into lockdown, they suddenly become children and I find myself completely surrounded by 25 or [...]

April 16th, 2019|Categories: S&C|Tags: |0 Comments
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