Posts Tagged ‘NNSTOY’


Social Justice

August 10, 2017

Book list

Last week at the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) Summer Institute we included a session that was facilitated by Nancy Frohlich on Social Justice and Art. Recently the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) compiled a list of books on Social Justice. They’ve broken down the information by grade level clusters; Early Childhood (PK-2),  Elementary (Grades 4-6), Middle School (Grades 7-9), High School (10-Adult). NNSTOY just published the information for others to access as a .pdf and you can find it by CLICKING HERE.


Teacher in a Classroom

July 21, 2017

For teachers by teachers

Recently released by the National Network of State Teachers of the Year is a research report titled Nothing Replaces a Caring Adult in the Classroom.

This research was conducted by teachers and is for the benefit of teachers. The report provides the “measures of social and emotional learning and their efficacy in educator evaluation.” The focus is on the impact a teacher has on the student learning. And addresses the importance of teaching social and emotional learning  in our classrooms. It looks at case studies and data to help educators make sense of the information.

I have a friend and colleague who has said for years “its all about the relationship” and this report supports that completely. Most teachers know and understand the importance of creating and maintaining relationships with students to have a positive impact on their learning and future.

You can read the report by CLICKING HERE.

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