Teaching Children Mindfulness

My latest article is out for the Yellin Center.  This time I am discussing mindfulness and self-regulation, while sharing some of my favourite books to help cultivate students awareness of the world around them. Each book details different child-friendly approached to mindful conversation, emotional regulation, yoga or meditation practice. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

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Using Chrome Accessibility Extensions

 We have been talking a lot about accessibility lately.  We have highlighted some low-tech assistive tech tools, as well as high tech resources, like Goalbook, which help teachers implement universal design for learning. We have also shared our favourite resources for special education teachers. Today, my article for the Yellin Center Blog, goes in-depth on some of the free, accessibility extensions for google chrome. Don’t forget that Microsoft and other browsers have similar features, so if you aren’t a chrome uses do a little digging into what your internet browser offers! Continue reading “Using Chrome Accessibility Extensions”

Teacher Tools: Goalbook App

My latest review is up on the Yellin Center blog.  This time is features one of my favourite tools, Goalbook.  I talk a lot about Universal Design for Learning and differentiated instruction; they are at the core of my pedagogy.  However although sound educational theories it can be tricky for teachers to find tools that enable them enact the principals of personalized learning. Goalbook is one of my continually recommended, fool proof tools for making it all happen. It allows teachers to painlessly to turn research backed practices into real time instruction.  You can head over to the Yellin Center blog to read my review, or just browse a copy of the article below.  Happy teaching! Continue reading “Teacher Tools: Goalbook App”

An Important New Study on the Impact of Influential Students on Bullying

My latest article for the Yellin Center covers a salient topic in education -bullying.  A dynamite (and academically badass) team of researchers from Princeton, Yale, and Rutgers came together to explore how to best promote an anti-conflict mindset and disrupt the culture of bullying in schools.  The impact of their research doesn’t end with a theoretical publication; the practical Roots program has been developed to help teachers and policy makers enact this research in tangible, real world ways. Read my article below for more information on the novel research and Roots Program.  Continue reading “An Important New Study on the Impact of Influential Students on Bullying”

DIY ProD using Personal Learning Networks

It is a new year which means new learning goals! We have talked in the past about the respect I have for the digital space granting adult learners the autonomy to DIY their own learning. Today we are going to dig into Personal Learning Networks, and how to promote a culture of life long learning well after you leave the traditional classroom.  My latest article for the Yellin Center is attached below! Happy Learning! Continue reading “DIY ProD using Personal Learning Networks”

Making the most of Screen Time: Recommendations for Digital Picture Books

The Yellin Center’s latest newsletter is out, and with it my article on digital picture books. The reading experience is changing, and it is rather exciting; this is especially true for struggling learners. Happy Reading! Continue reading “Making the most of Screen Time: Recommendations for Digital Picture Books”

Using Infographics in the Classroom to Differentiate Instruction

 I have another article out for the Yellin Center.  This time I dig into how to use infographics in the classroom to differentiate your instruction and meet the core mandates of Universal Design for Learning. Below you will find my article where I discuss a few excellent, easy to use resources for making infographics.  Happy Learning! Continue reading “Using Infographics in the Classroom to Differentiate Instruction”

We were A Mummy Too’s Recipe of the Week this week!

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I joke with Jameson that by classification the Jordan Project is pretty much a childless mama blog. Here at the Jordan Project we talk education, life and food which would all be more coherent if only a little one was on the scene. That way we would would fit better into the blogging niche of “parent blog”.  However, although kids are somewhere in the future, we are happy until then to keep bringing you learning activities and healthy, fast eats that fit into anyone’s busy schedule regardless of their parental status. Because it seems that you guys are LOVING what you find here, and that is all the incentive we need to keep it up!

As it turns out that it isn’t just our educational resources turning heads this month, but our whole food centrist recipes too! You may recall that our Halloween Bingo and Sight Word Go Fish games were showcased round the web in the past two weeks. While our amazingly simple, incredibly flavorful  Paleo Chicken, Lime and Avocado Soup was picked as  A Mummy Too’s recipe of the week. She also showcased our Butterbrickle Dessert and Vegan Pumpkin Spice balls! Our Pumpkin Chili was also selected to be one of her Fall Comfort Food’s of the weekA Mummy Too is a true parent blog, and an award winning one at that! So head over and check out that incredible recipes and parenting insights Emily Leary has to offer. You won’t be disappointed!