Get your red hot summer reads right here!
Or your chilling-in-the-AC-far-away-from-sunlight summer reads. We don’t judge. For educators, summer is a time to relax, recharge and maybe fit some professional development in, but honestly, not til like, August, easily*.
The Developmental Designs remix
Ever notice how for some kids Mondays are a lot tougher than Wednesdays? Any time there’s a break in the school routine, some kids are likely to fall out of sync. Similarly, after the long December break, crisp classroom routines can seem like a foggy memory.
After any break, students and teachers are often eager to dive back into learning. But in the heady rush of a new calendar year, it can be easy to breeze over re-establishing clear and explicit classroom routines and expectations.
A very happy holidays and good reading for all
There’s nothing like relaxing with a good book for the holidays. And if you find yourself with a little quiet time and are looking for some reading recommendations, we, as always, are here to help.
Here’s what we’re reading for the holidays.
4 ways to stay well and focused heading into the holidays
It’s that time of the year again: you’re almost to the halfway point, almost to the big holiday break. This time of year can be demanding: everyone’s looking forward to vacation, and it’s hard to stay focused on the classroom.
More than that, you’ve been working incredibly hard for and with your students. You’re so very ready for that break. There’s just one more week to go. So let’s talk a little self-care for educators.
We’re #vtgrateful for you
This Thanksgiving, we’re grateful for the entire community. For everyone working hard in supporting innovative school change in Vermont.
What are you #vtgrateful for?
Summertime, and the reading is easy
Or is it? We checked in with a few of the folks here at the Tarrant Institute to hear about what they’re reading this summer.
Student keynotes, presentations, panels & partners
All with a side order of tech.
Dynamic Landscapes 2017 is in the bag, and it was easily the best one yet.
Why? Because not only were there a ton of great tech-rich, innovative sessions for attendees to choose from, this year also featured authentic student voice.
Recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math & Science Teaching
Laura Botte, a 6th grade math educator at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington VT, was one of four recent recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching from Vermont.
We’ve been lucky enough to partner with Botte as she constantly innovates new visions of student-centered, tech-rich middle school education.
#vted = #vtexcellence
A number of Vermont educators have been in the news lately, achieving and being recognized for the amazing work they do inside the classroom and out.
“I don’t believe you can be an educator committed to student voice and not be a powerful advocate for equity.”
This past August, the University of Vermont played host to an international conference focused on ways to amplify student voice and increase student partnership in the classroom.
Attendees were lucky enough to hear an address by Vermont Secretary of Education Dr. Rebecca Holcombe, who spoke powerfully on the need for intersectional equity in Vermont, in supporting students.