Mental illness is often thought of only as an adult concern. But about half of mental illnesses begin to reveal themselves in childhood. What is the state of children’s mental health and how is it different from that of adults?

Young People and Mental Health

Mental illness is often thought of only as an adult concern. But about half of mental illnesses begin to reveal themselves in childhood. What is the state of children’s mental health and how is it different from that of adults?

Great article on developing mindsets for student learning: http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/03/25/whats-your-learning-disposition-how-to-foster-students-mindsets/

The Illusion of Success

Great article on developing mindsets for student learning: http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/03/25/whats-your-learning-disposition-how-to-foster-students-mindsets/

Voici une image qui permet de réviser en un rien de temps comment dire l'heure en anglais.

Voici une image qui permet de réviser en un rien de temps comment dire l'heure en anglais.

I like this quote because it really makes me think about what I'm doing with my life. What I am doing now could determine my future. It is what I make it.

I like this quote because it really makes me think about what I'm doing with my life. What I am doing now could determine my future. It is what I make it.

It feels good as a parent when someone praises your child and tells you, "What a smart child you have!" doesn't it?  What if I told you, this kind of pra...

Calling Your Kids "Smart" May Actually Hurt Them!

It feels good as a parent when someone praises your child and tells you, "What a smart child you have!" doesn't it? What if I told you, this kind of pra...

This is part of the free editing set from First Grade Wow. For kindergarten, I use it to show what they can do (smiley face in the check box) and what their newest personal challenge is (I highlight the check box). They keep it in their writing folders. It helps differentiate learning and gives each student focus. There are many other useful pages in the packet, too. All free!

This is part of the free editing set from First Grade Wow. For kindergarten, I use it to show what they can do (smiley face in the check box) and what their newest personal challenge is (I highlight the check box). They keep it in their writing folders. It helps differentiate learning and gives each student focus. There are many other useful pages in the packet, too. All free!

Create Structure in Your Fiction Using Index Cards | WritersDigest.com    Author presents a different way to organize plotting by storyline, not just linear by chapter as many show. Could be useful for stuck pantsers who may need to be able see things in a new way to find the problem they need to solve.

Create Structure in Your Fiction Using Index Cards

Create Structure in Your Fiction Using Index Cards | WritersDigest.com Author presents a different way to organize plotting by storyline, not just linear by chapter as many show. Could be useful for stuck pantsers who may need to be able see things in a new way to find the problem they need to solve.

Having students analyze the news is a great way to keep them informed as well as build real world reading skills.  After a thorough reading of the article students will be asked to write out the following: - WHO is the article about? - WHEN did this event/issue happen? - WHAT are four important facts you found? - WHERE is this event/issue happening? - WHY is this event/issue important? - To review students are asked to construct a relevant based on the article.

Current Events Handout

Having students analyze the news is a great way to keep them informed as well as build real world reading skills. After a thorough reading of the article students will be asked to write out the following: - WHO is the article about? - WHEN did this event/issue happen? - WHAT are four important facts you found? - WHERE is this event/issue happening? - WHY is this event/issue important? - To review students are asked to construct a relevant based on the article.

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