January 2021

JANUARY 2021

 

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Welcoming Rituals

Welcoming Rituals

Ritual openings establish safety and predictability, support contribution by all voices, set norms for respectful listening, allow students to connect with one another and create a sense of belonging. To be successful these activities must be: carefully chosen, connected to the learning of the day and engagingly facilitated, and thoughtfully debriefed. 

Monday

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Tuesday  

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Wednesday  

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Thursday  

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 Friday

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Engaging Practices

Engaging Practices & “Brain Breaks”

Engaging practices are brain compatible strategies that can foster: relationships, cultural humility and responsiveness, empowerment, and collaboration. They intentionally build SEL skills. These practices can also be opportunities for brain breaks that provide a space for integrating new information into long-term memory. (Otherwise it is soon forgotten.)

Monday

Click on this link to view this video on brain break named “Be A Scientist” for Grades K-3.

Tuesday

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Wednesday

Click on this link to view this video on Basketball brain break for Grades 4-6.

Thursday

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Friday

Click on this link to view this video on brain break for Grades 9-12.

Optimistic Closures

Optimistic Closures

End the day by having students reflect on  and then name something that helps them leave on an optimistic note. This provides positive closure, reinforces learning, can connect school to home, and creates a moment of looking forward

Monday

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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