With the help of a network of inspiring educators, Start Empathy has created a toolkit of fun games and simple activities that you can use to practice empathy with your students. The Start Empathy Toolkit is the product of interviews with more than 60 educators and leading social entrepreneurs about what it would take to create a classroom where students’ social and emotional needs are met and how to cultivate the kinds of skills that are critical for success in today’s (and tomorrow’s) world. The toolkit contains tips and tools, lessonplans and examples, and insights that can help inform everything from designing the classroom to conducting daily interactions with students and colleagues. Some activities can be done in as little as two minutes, while others can take the form of months-long class projects, applied to a range of subjects. Others simply offer a strategy that can be adapted to existing lesson plans, and tips that are proven to improve teacher and student performance alike.
Students and teachers from around the world are invited to commemorate the eighteenth anniversary of 9/11 by registering for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s freeAnniversaryin the Schoolswebinar. During the 35-minute program, participants will connect with museum staff and guest speakers to hear first-person stories about the attacks and recognize the importance of commemoration.
The Olympics Protest is a new assessment from the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) that gauges whether students can identify the historical event depicted in an iconic photograph and evaluate its historical significance. Successful students will draw on their knowledge of the past to identify American track athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith raising their fists to protest racial injustice while on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics and then explain how the event was historically significant.
The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award was created by TESOL and NationalGeographic Learning to recognize and honor exceptional English language teachers at all levels. Any English language teacher who has been a classroom teacher for a minimum of three years and is not a previous recipient of this award is eligible to apply.