T.G.I.F. Newsletter - Student Engagement, Facts, and Checking In

A newsletter for teachers and lifelong learners. Topics for this week include school start times, student engagement, and moderation.

T.G.I.F. Newsletter - Student Engagement, Facts, and Checking In
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Happy Friday!

Hello Friends and T.G.I.F. 😁 Here are some things I thought were worth sharing this week.

The News

Here are some articles that grabbed my attention.

  • School starting times impact student learning and wellbeing. Here's what some teachers have to say about ideal school start times.
  • Checking in with students regularly can help create a positive classroom culture. Technology can help streamline the process and offer students more privacy.
  • Facts and evidence don't seem to hold the same weight they once used to. Using personal experiences along with factual evidence can be helpful.
  • Here's a thought-provoking clip about student engagement and how to promote it.


Personal Development and Wellness Resources

  • Meditation is a powerful tool, but it's not for everyone. Here are seven joyful activities you can try instead. Right now walking is my favorite option on this list (#6).
  • I've been learning about stoicism this past year and much of what I've found has been helpful. This year I'm exploring the virtue of moderation. I'm interested in how I can better apply moderation at school and at home.


Here is a quote I’ve been revisiting this week:

β€œModeration in all things, especially moderation.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Favorite Things

  • 🏑 Home - I just returned from a three-night backpacking trip with my family and friends. The trip was a blast, full of ups and downs. One of my favorite parts of every adventure is coming home. It's my favorite place to be. Β 
  • πŸ”₯ Gadgets - Here are some of my gadget and gift picks for the summer. It includes items that contribute to relaxation and reflection.
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