One of the highlights of NAA's inaugural International Learning Exchange was an afternoon at the London Science Museum with Dr. Kenny Webster, head of the museum's Learning Operations.
Transitions can be hard on a child. With these helpful tips, you can make it easier on your students to easily switch between activities. For all situations, make sure to in a positive manner tell children ahead of time where they are going, what they are going to do, and what behavior is expected of them.
Take a minute for student empathy, compassion, and self-efficacy.
All children, regardless of their socioeconomic background, deserve to know the feeling that comes from giving and from helping others. Take a minute to remember how you felt the last time you gave your time or money to help someone else.
Improving your program's customer service requires the fine art of working with frustrated parents. We've all had them. We all know the principle that if you can successfully turn around an upset customer, they'll be more loyal to your company than if they never had an issue at all.
Looking to bring more variety to your current afterschool program?
PCS Edventures has recently created a series of curricula that is perfect for afterschool settings, clubs, and more. Known as LABCards, these newly developed units cover topics ranging from exciting robotics and programming to 3-D printing, computer coding, and so much more.
If the opportunity presents, could you advocate for your program and talk to people about the importance of afterschool?
Ken Anthony looked forward to a meeting at which he'd talk about a webinar highlighting a budding summer learning model that embodies partnership, community and district support, and shared outcomes. Before that, he was catching a colleague for lunch, to talk about the White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship through Furman University.
In the book Partners in Learning: From Conflict to Collaboration in Secondary Classrooms, Carol Miller Lieber writes that doing a meet and greet with students during arrival is critical to relationship building.