Day: June 1, 2020

Financial Literacy Counts – Now More Than Ever

Read below as guest blogger Amy Erb, a STEAM teacher at Stallings Elementary in Stallings, NC, highlights her favorite resources from Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids!  

Money is all around us – earning, saving, spending, and donating – but most of our kids don’t know what the term ‘financial literacy’ even means. While the skills to make smart money decisions often take years to become ingrained in us as adults, why wait to start talking to students about this crucial life skill? Using the resources from Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids allows you to teach students about financial literacy in a

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‘Teaching for Black Lives’ — a handbook for educators to fight racism

Black students’ minds and bodies are under attack.

Fifteen-year-old Black student Coby Burren was in geography class at Pearland High School near Houston in the fall of 2015. As he read the assigned page of his textbook, he noticed something that deeply disturbed him: A map of the United States with a caption that said the Atlantic slave trade brought “millions of workers from Africa to the southern United States to work on agricultural plantations.” Coby took a picture of his textbook and texted it to his mother, adding, “We was real hard workers wasn’t we,” along with a sarcastic

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Addressing Student Mindfulness | Discovery Education

Exploring the Role of the Community in Social Emotional Learning

Adapted from the Social Innovation Summit panel discussion Supporting Children’s Emotional Health during a Health Crisis,” moderated by Beth Meyer from Discovery Education and featuring panelists Laura Barbieri, Manager CSR & Community Relations at LG Electronics USA; Laura Bakosh, Ph.D., Co-Founder of Inner Explorer; Bridget Durkan Laird, CEO of Wings for Kids; Cheryl Hollis, Wings for Kids; and Laura Freveletti, Senior Program Officer of The Allstate Foundation. 

Addressing student mental health has never been more critical. Now more than ever, supporting students will require the efforts of entire communities,

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