Listen to this week's podcast at the link in our bio! In Episode 56 of the NGSNavigators Podcast, Suzanne Sullivan shares with us the work her district’s vertical planning team has done with designing NGSS #curriculum .⠀
She discusses the work she is doing as a 5th-8th grade science coach and encourages teachers to use their current skill set and passion as an entry point to #NGSS . We all have strengths and skills to bring to the table with NGSS and it’s best to tap into those as we implement the vision of NGSS. Fantastic interview and a plethora of #resources .⠀
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Chirri and Chirra, The Snowy Day by Kaya Doi is my newest favorite winter children's book. ❤️❄️❤️
The phenomenal attention to magical detail that Kaya Doi includes takes my breath away. Every scene, twist, and turn opens a new vista in a winter wonder world of friendly animals and cozy surprises. I am collecting her whole series for myself. 🍄❤️❤️
Chirri and Chirra, The Snowy Day is one suggested in the Sharing Your Thoughts About Christmas curriculum just published. In addition to Christmas celebrations, this curriculum also includes two emergent writing reflections about winter in addition to Wild Walks ideas to share with students. 🎄❄️🎄
Winter is a glorious time to spend in nature, observing and enjoying the quiet stillness or migratory visitors, depending on where you live, all around. .
For more information about the just published Sharing Your Thoughts About Christmas curriculum, please visit the bio link. 🍄⏏️
If you have a favorite winter children's picture book, I'd love to learn about it. Please share in the comments. ✍🏽
Wishing you a cozy evening. ❄️🍄❄️
When you don’t know what to do, turn to the Word of God. The Word of God is the answer to every one of life’s questions. It helps guide you in the way you should go. When it comes to raising up a godly family, the Word of God is what’s going to ensure you’re doing it right. Change up how you approach a situation by searching the scriptures. There’s a lot of things that have been passed down to us through mere traditions. See what the Word says and act accordingly! “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
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TBT- Memories of Helsinki
I’d heard so much about Finland's unique education system, deemed to be one of the best in world. Here are a few fascinating facts and differentiators that I found out.
LET CHILDREN BE CHILDREN
Children don't start school until they are 6 years old. They aren’t measured until they sit for a centralised exam at the age of 16
NO RIGID ONE SIZE FITS ALL SYSTEM
The national curriculum is only a broad guideline. Teachers are well equipped to exercise some freedom to customise methods to meet a students unique learning styles and needs.
Some children are simply not wired
up for the pressure of ridiculous exams that require only memory and cramming and don't lead to knowledge.
Finnish children have only 9 years of compulsory school; after 9th grade it is optional. Students pursue their strengths; the system prepares them for the real world.
6.43% attend vocational school.
93% of Finns graduate from high school.
66% of students go to college.
Teachers spend 4 hours a day teaching and 2 hours a week in professional
development and continuous learning.
All teachers are required to have a master's degree, subsidised by the state before entering the profession. Teaching programs are the most rigorous and selective in the country attracting the brightest and the best: top 10% of graduates. They are well paid.
Finnish children have the least amount of outside work and homework in the world. They spend only half an hour a night working on school related material. They don’t have “lesson teachers.”
Yet they outperform cultures that have
the toxic intensity that leads to unhealthy competition and stress.
It sounds like the exact opposite of our system, which is becoming obsolete doesn’t it? How I wish we could adopt some of these common sense ideas.