#ClasskickChat Recap: Back-to-School Resources
Find resources to help you, your students, and your colleagues begin school with a positive mindset, support their transition into a new school year, and prepare them for fall learning. Are there certain videos, lesson plans, activities, or other resources that you use to reduce stress, promote healthy eating, and complete homework? Share them with the Classkick community!
How do you communicate standards to your students and parents?
This was the premise for our Tuesday, September 6th #ClasskickChat. Here's how the conversation started:
Though we are using different standards around the country (and world), we work to find ways to make them approachable for our students and their parents.
How do we respond when students struggle back-to-school?
Using great resources, like "The Magic of Mistakes" put out by ClassDojo allow us to gently re-introduce students to the expectations of school and assure them that mistakes happen, and need to happen, so we can learn!
The conversation then shifted to the creativity being introduced in the first few weeks of school:
We challenge students to really consider how their unanswered questions from the summer or previous years could turn into new projects for this school year.
If students are coming to us with questions about the world, how can we help them?
Here's what the Classkick community thought:
With a variety of methods, we try to strengthen the school-home bond as the school year starts out. With that strong partnership, we can encourage students and their families to read outside of school.
The last question asked for a deeper dive into our classrooms and how we help students discuss current events with each other:
See you next month - Tuesday, October 4th - at 5pm Central. Join our Facebook community to continue the discussion beyond Twitter and to view monthly topics and discussion questions.