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WHOLE CHILD INITIATIVE

An effort to change the conversation about education from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long term development and success of children.

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We are excited to announce that our Fall Newsletter is now OUT!
READ IT NOW! This edition's theme is Learning Environments for All and is PACKED with great articles and resources. http://publications.catstonepress.com/i/733515-fall-2016

READ IT NOW! http://publications.catstonepress.com/i/733515-fall-2016

Formative Assessment Information: Putting the FORM in Formative Assessment from Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/blog/putting-form-in-formative-assessment-pauline-zdonek

4 Simple Ideas To Use Tech to Engage Students from TeachThought http://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/technology/4-simple-ideas-use-technology-engage-students/

#Bullying is something everyone should know how to handle. Here is an article for #paretns on what to do if your child is being bullying at school. from The Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/back-to-school/what-to-do-if-your-kid-is-being-bullied/article31895235/

Pokémon Go or Stop: Age-Appropriate Safety Tips for Parents from Healthy Children https://healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Pokemon-GO-or-STOP.aspx

Happy first day of #Fall!

Discover Canva and rock your graphics! http://www.emergingedtech.com/2016/09/introductory-tutorial-canva-powerful-graphics-tool/

How Virtual Reality Can Teach Global Competency from Edmodo https://blog.edmodo.com/2016/09/20/how-virtual-reality-can-teach-global-competency/

Hoping your day is filled with peace and kindness.
How are you celebrating and promoting peace?
#peaceday #dayofpeace

We're off to the races here at the Crystal Lake Country Club with NRich Educational Consulting, Inc. discussing Self-Regulation in the Classroom!

#HappyFriday Have a great weekend! What are you big (or little!) plans?!

SafeShare: Share Videos Safely, Without Distractions from Emerging-TECH http://www.emergingedtech.com/2016/09/safeshare-share-videos-safely-without-distractions-tutorial/

From Edutopia: Straggles for Students with "scattered Minds." http://www.edutopia.org/blog/strategies-students-scattered-minds-donna-wilson-marcus-conyers

Some good news on the achievement gap between low-income students and higher-income students.
#KinderTuesday https://edsource.org/2016/kindergarten-readiness-gap-between-low-income-and-higher-income-students-shrinking/569055

#KinderTuesday from NPR Screening Mental Health In Kindergarten Is Way Too Late.
What are your thoughts on this subject? http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/09/478834927/screening-mental-health-in-kindergarten-is-way-too-late-experts-say

Another interesting take on development and parenting from the Washington Post
What are your thoughts on children reading in Kindergarten?
#KinderTuesday https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/09/06/mom-why-i-dont-want-my-son-to-read-in-kindergarten/

A cute read for all out #Kindergarten Parents out there form the The News-Gazette #KinderTuesday
The Reluctant Townie: Back-to-school kindergarten care kit http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2016-09-11/reluctant-townie-back-school-kindergarten-care-kit.html

It's national day of encouragement! So, be kind and uplift someone today! #ilascd #nationaldayofencouragement #encouragement #positivevibes #positivity #education http://ift.tt/2cmduDl National Day of Encouragement

Excited to be at Roosevelt University today for Dr. Pedro A. Noguera and American Reading Company presenting Promoting Excellence Through Equity with Dr. Pedro Noguera #Chicago #ILASCD #ProfessionalDevelopment #PD

It is strange to be living on both sides of this now as for many of us we lived through these terrible days and now have to teach it as history to those born after the attacked on Sept. 11th. NPR http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/10/493290667/teaching-the-attacks-of-sept-11-to-students-who-didnt-live-through-them

Today's Word of the Day from Dictionary.com: Eutaxy - good order or management http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/2016/09/12/eutaxy

Teacher Tested & Student Approved: 6 Ways to Promote & Nurture Creative and Fearless Writing on the blog Today! https://illinoisascd.org/resources/around-the-web/article/2016/08/teacher-tested-and-student-approved-6-ways-to-promote-and-nurture-creative-and-fearless-writing

We Need to Talk About It: supportive environments are a necessity for quality schooling http://blog.ed.gov/2016/08/need-talk-supportive-environments-necessity-quality-schooling/

From Edutopia: The Long-Term Economic Benefit of Social and Emotional Learning #KinderTuesday http://www.edutopia.org/blog/long-term-economic-benefits-sel-damon-jones-mark-greenberg-max-crowley

Wow! How great is this! Supt. Dr. Wood, IL ASCD Board President, said this, "made his year!" Ball-Chatham School District
#Rolemodelgoals #SuperHeros

Ahhhhhhh, it's #Friday, give this a read to see how taking a deep breath might be able to help your students. http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/08/19/488866975/when-teachers-take-a-breath-students-can-bloom

How Can We Create Credibility For Informal Learning? From TeachforThought http://www.teachthought.com/learning/can-create-credibility-informal-learning/

Got some new kids to your school, area, classroom??? http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/how-you-can-support-the-new-kid-in-your-class/

10 Things #Kindergarten Students should know before school #KinderTuesday http://www.edudemic.com/10-things-kindergarteners-should-know-before-school/

Looking for a start of the year contest??? http://pbseduelectioncentral.com/50-for-50

Happy New School Year to all the educators out there!!! We would LOVE to see your classroom, buildings and new spaces. Post photos of your new school year here!!!

Start you week off right with an inspiring TED talk!
"How I teach kids to love #Science" #HappyMonday!

#FreeTechFriday #Friyay #HappyFriday! http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/08/two-ways-to-use-data-validation-in.html#.V6s03oRiiG8

"This is a teachers worst nightmare." http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teacher-support-children-medical-treatment-kristen-beckler

TWEETS

Our Quarterly Newsletter is out! Learning Environments for All - Read it Now! https://t.co/4euRFqYelX https://t.co/1Q0IXQHWGm

We are excited to announce that our Fall Newsletter is now OUT! READ IT NOW! This edition's theme is Learning... https://t.co/SOwjovDgki

At Long Last! The Fall Newsletter is Out! READ IT NOW! #ILASCD https://t.co/Xu5dpGFpXs

Formative Assessment Friday: Putting the FORM in Formative Assessment from Edutopia... https://t.co/YlcCDbIEiG

RT @tonyfrontier: Why do transactional solutions almost always fail to address transformational challenges? https://t.co/04POIs6mSZ @ILASCD…

RT @rcneviu: Come visit @ILASCD in booth 209 #IASA16 https://t.co/WWODjTIpsn

4 Simple Ideas To Use Tech to Engage Students from TeachThought... https://t.co/Th21MFcIaV

How Native Students Can Succeed in College from NPR... https://t.co/ZkjBCjhO3m

#Bullying is something everyone should know how to handle. Here is an article for #paretns on what to do if your... https://t.co/Bf99fgEz0Y

RT @tonyfrontier: What types of initiatives result in meaningful change? Learn the 5 Levers Oct 12 @ILASCD https://t.co/04POIsnXKx https://…

Edmodo Flips Snapchat for Teachers and Students 👻 https://t.co/LzcuQIqdkx

Pokémon Go or Stop: Age-Appropriate Safety Tips for Parents from Healthy Children... https://t.co/h9pGQ0Tb9y

Il ASCD Executive Director Bill Dodds meets with Administrators at Amundsen High School, Chicago to form a partners… https://t.co/SCandZIzL7

RT @MentorTeachers: Implementing Standards with New Teacher Learning Teams. https://t.co/EIdMclRSmZ https://t.co/UD7xqvs10F

Happy first day of #Fall! https://t.co/NjqW76I4MR

We are having a great day so far! Ready for the second half of @RichardCash's presentation here in Crystal Lake!… https://t.co/wRn9YdsDQW

RT @rcneviu: Contact @ILASCD for help with bulk book orders. Happy to help Title 1 Directors meeting now in Springfield, IL https://t.co/b…

Discover Canva and rock your graphics!... https://t.co/r5QKir9j39

How Virtual Reality Can Teach Global Competency from Edmodo... https://t.co/p1SwnnRNwP

Hoping your day is filled with peace and kindness. How are you celebrating and promoting peace? #peaceday... https://t.co/8DQdJrtLA5

We're off to the races here at the Crystal Lake Country Club with NRich Educational Consulting, Inc. discussing... https://t.co/omkWrtvKZZ

Don't miss #MikeSchmoker at the #ConferenceOnLearning Oct26-27 2 Days of Learning 2 Keynotes 25 Breakouts!… https://t.co/KpVr9k5aT0

Don't miss #MikeSchmoker at @ILASCD's #ConferenceOnLearning Oct. 26-27 in Schaumburg, IL 2 Days of Learning! https://t.co/gkVMWXWOFY

How to run your classroom like a finely tuned car engine. https://t.co/Rxl08PQCBT. https://t.co/2uJen714ip

#HappyFriday Have a great weekend! What are you big (or little!) plans?! https://t.co/oOCnCzg4Ug

Conference participants enjoying a reception in the historic Roosevelt University library. https://t.co/5Ly3MXWXIr

@YesyMSanchez @PedroANoguera @Curriculum75 We were so glad to have you! We hope you got/get a lot of out the day and evening!!!

RT @LFedtech: Excited for a day of learning with @ILASCD & @PedroANoguera. "Shifting a paradigm is not as simple as shifting a practice." #…

RT @LFedtech: When we teach w/ a focus on evidence, we teach to make sure Ss learn. Real tching is in the feedback.#grit @PedroANoguera @IL…

RT @OhioMichelleARC: Partners committed to #ExcellenceThroughEquity @ILASCD & @AmericanReading w/ @PedroANoguera @RooseveltU #eteilascd htt…

RT @OhioMichelleARC: Equity & Social Justice through literacy @ameliadgvl #eteilascd @AmericanReading @ILASCD https://t.co/kev1kMo3tQ

RT @TamikoLJones: @PedroANoguera @TroyLaRaviere -Promoting Access & Equity. @AmericanReading @ILASCD https://t.co/2LojNneXgX

What are our roles as educators? #eteilascd #americanreading https://t.co/4UL3UpjKuR

Amelia VanNameLarson kicks off the second half of the presentation. #eteilascd #americanreading https://t.co/joZT4KtncX

Conference participants enjoy networking with Dr. Noguera. #eteilascd #americanreading https://t.co/G2sylibihE

At schools where every child has his/her own portfolio and an individual learning plan tend to do the best in achievement.

RT @ameliadgvl: #Equity is about creating responsive system to serve the Ss we have; not the ones we wished we had! #ETEILASCD https://t.co

RT @TamikoLJones: Equity & Access-Shifting the paradigm is changing a belief system not just changing a program. #ETEILASCD #ARC https://t…

RT @ameliadgvl: Homework is an #Equity issue! Instead of punishing Ss for what they don't have, let's try to compensate for what Ss don't…

RT @ameliadgvl: Kicking off the #ExcellenceThroughEquity Summit in Chicago #ETEILASCD @americanreading @ILASCD #ChangingTheWorld https://t.…

Special thanks to one of our sponsors, American Reading Company. #americanreading https://t.co/8GtBYI4wau

The curriculum must align with the needs of the students. We need to make a real alignment, not one size fits all. #americanreading

Nothing wrong with testing. It's the use of the outcome and how you got the kids ready in the first place. https://t.co/iWRBWo1WON

Students who are in charge of their own learning do much better than others. They are more engaged. #americanreading https://t.co/J9XkzOmUBW

Equity is not the same as equality. Kids and families vary greatly.

"How do we apply critical ideas to help bring more equity to our schools." Dr. Pedro Noguera. https://t.co/1edYzA31Bl

Setting up for the Promoting Excellence Through Equity workshop with Dr. Pedro Noguera. #Americanreading https://t.co/tqtTOkGZRp

RT @OhioMichelleARC: Today: Promoting Excellence through Equity w/@PedroANoguera, @ILASCD, @RooseveltU, @ameliadgvl, and @AmericanReading h…

It's national day of encouragement! So, be kind and uplift someone today! #ilascd #nationaldayofencouragement... https://t.co/3bZEZ0LntK

Excited to be at Roosevelt University today for Dr. Pedro A. Noguera and American Reading Company presenting... https://t.co/Q15lX1OeeR

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