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Let’s be honest.
School can be tough.
Not everyone gets everything,
all of the time.
And, that’s okay.
In fact, that’s great!
It’s through struggle and failure that we develop the opportunity to cultivate a growth mindset and develop grit, tenacity, and perseverance.
School can be a great opportunity for teachers to “deliver the curriculum.”
90 lessons to help you empower a growth mindset in your students.
Here’s a way to explore the 6 Cs of Education with your students.
The best part is you can customize these lessons to fit your classroom needs and teaching style.
Watch the video:
My goal is to save you hours of prep
so you can empower your students to make the world a better place.
You are not alone.
Week of Sun, May 1, 2022 update: May is Mental Health Awareness time!
Teaching can be a tough gig, especially now.
We do everything for our students, our families, and our work because our job is important and we make a difference.
We don’t really share stories about our own mental health successes and challenges. Fake it til you make it.
- A first-year teacher is expected to do the same job as a veteran teacher.
- Imposter syndrome is real.
- Gaslighting of teachers is a thing.
Sometimes, we feel very alone.(more…)
I’VE GIVEN AWAY $825 TO TEACHERS!!!
(as of Aug 4, 2021)
Earlier this month, I gave away $150 in my first Educircles Did I Cheat contest! (▶️ video)
Congratulations to the following teachers!
They each received a $10 TpT gift card:
- Angela (Sacramento, US)
- Stephanie (Sarasota, US)
- Emily (Talybont, UK)
- Marisa (McHenry, US)
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Here’s what teachers are saying
I just finished this unit in my study skills class with my special education class and everyone loved it. Super fun and interesting activities, the videos were engaging and relevant and it covers each topic so well. I really like the structure of the units because they were all set up the same and I feel like my students thrive on that kind of structure: activities, videos, vocab, repeat. Great curriculum, would highly recommend 🙂Savanna M.
June 2, 2021
GROWTH MINDSET BUNDLE
Absolutely AMAZING!! Wow! This bundle is one of the BEST purchases I’ve ever made. The organization is outstanding, the lessons are easy to implement, the quality is top-notch, and everything is teacher and student-friendly. While some may want to use these lessons to supplement their curriculum, I’m thinking how I can use my curriculum to supplement these lessons!! This is just awesome. I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and support. You are appreciated!! 🙂
P.S. I had a few questions about this bundle….the quick and thorough response I received from this seller was so helpful. I highly recommend!! 🙂 Thanks again!Tara Brown
December 1, 2020
GROWTH MINDSET BUNDLE
I love these presentations and the activities to keep students engaged. I’m using this with both in-person and online students. Super easy to assign work online due to the way the resources are organized. The class I am using this with is a “current events” class but I wanted to first focus on how to think critically before jumping into actual events happening in the world. This is a fantastic way to get them thinking before learning all about our media and how to analyze the content they read.Britni D.
January 20, 2021
This is an exceptional high quality resource that is worth more than it is, once I opened this product I was so impressed with the professionalism and dedication that was put into creating a high quality informational unit that is based on reliable sources throughout the entire package! I am very pleased with this purchase as my scholars are too, for they are the ones that receive this credible, reliable, and highly beneficial learning information that gracefully supports students through the learning process with rigorous content, that allows deeper learning opportunities for those that need that deeper level concepts for true engagement into their learning experiences! Highly recommend this phenomenal resource.Deanna S.
October 1, 2020
Classroom Citizenship Debates
This was a wonderful supplemental resource to teach the Deep Learning Competencies. It was a great visual for students and helped me narrow our lesson’s focus.Nicole S.
August 7, 2019
Classroom Citizenship Debates
Here’s what teachers are using:
Growth Mindset 6Cs Mega Bundle
Reading Comprehension Articles
(differentiated learning – each written at 3 different grade levels)
- Axe body spray stops bus (critical thinking)
- Business owner pays it forward (citizenship)
- Pork poast cooked in car (creativity)
- Airplane wheel falls off (character)
- Rosa Parks – Quiet courage (assertive communication)
- Building Bridges between police and youth(citizenship)
- California Surfer breaks stereotypes (character)
- First Black leader of a federal party in Canada (collaboration)
- Systemic discrimination? Service dog not allowed in class (critical thinking)
Goal Setting Bundle – Advisory / Homeroom activities
Here’s the game plan at Educircles:
Create EPIC RESOURCES
that empower students with a growth mindset
that SAVE TEACHERS TIME
so you can focus on everything else
and help make a BETTER WORLD
where we stand up for ourselves and each other.
If you purchased an Educircles product between January to March 2022, thank you!
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Passover, Easter, Bunny, Long Weekend
Chag Pesach Sameach if you are celebrating Passover.
God Bless if you are observing Easter.
Happy Easter if the Bunny is visiting your household.
And, Happy Long Weekend if you have one!
Are you already counting down to the end of the year?
PRICE DROP! Asking Questions Reading Bundle $9.95
- 5 articles + 1 strategy + 1 bonus
PRICE DROP! Making Connections Reading Bundle $9.95
- 4 articles + 1 strategy
Note: If you paid over $10 (i.e. $11) for either of these resources, please email me at [email protected] and I will send you a $5 TpT gift card.
See product description for info.
(I also sent this message privately to people who purchased those individual products.)
It’s snowing up here in Ottawa right now.
I hope it’s warm and sunny wherever you are!
Ramadan Mubarak (to the teachers and students who are observing Ramadan this month!) May your heart be filled with peace, harmony, and joy.
Educircles Survey – March 2022 edition – Winners
Answer 3 easy questions to enter a random draw for a $10 TpT gift card. Terms and Conditions apply. See details on the contest form.
ODDS of WINNING as determined when the survey closed:
- 5 people won.
- 7 people entered.
- If you entered, you had a 71.4% chance of winning (5 out of 7)
- (If there’s a problem with my math, please email [email protected])
Wait… where did March go?!?
I was going to say Happy Spring… and then I realized, it’s almost April Fool’s Day…
What happened to March?!
Happy St Patrick’s Day (to those of you who are celebrating!)
Today I learned that the shortened version of the name can be seen as offensive to some. This Merriam-Webster post gave me some more insight into the issue!
What systems (routines or habits) do you have in place to make life more manageable?
I’ve turned off notifications on my email apps to reduce interruptions.
Now, I schedule a time in my day when I check my email and either quickly respond, or make a to-do list item to respond.
By being more purposeful with my email, I’m trying to manage my stress and focus on what needs to be done.
What about you?
Happy Daylight Savings Time!
Where does the time go?
Seriously. An hour just magically disappeared into the vortex as we spring forward into, well, Spring.
Happy March Break!
For those of us who are heading into March Break, wishing you and your family a restful break.
Today is International Women’s Day!
Take a moment to answer the following four questions:
- How do the girls in your class see themselves reflected in media?
- How do the students in your class see girls reflected in society?
- Are there any patterns (or stereotypes) in how women are portrayed?
- Are women equally represented on screen (i.e. film, tv)? You might be surprised that the gender gap hasn’t really improved in over half a century.
Here’s a FREE Critical Thinking resource to ask your students Who is Invisible?
Are you happy?
If yes, why do you think that might be?
If no, why do you think that might be?
What could you do that might make life better?
For me personally, I’m constantly go, go, go!
- Then, I feel stressed out that I don’t get everything done.
- I think if I spent a little more time figuring out what has to get done (and figuring out what I might be able to say no to,) I might be happier…
Happy Hellenic Heritage Month!
March is Greek American Heritage Month.
Does life feel overwhelming?
Sometimes, when life feels overwhelming, we just gotta crawl one inch at a time – and that’s okay.
I need to remind myself to be kind to myself.
How about you?
Two crazy questions to think about this weekend!
What do you want out of life?
Is what you are doing right now leading you to that goal?
Bonus question: What small thing could you do every day for a few minutes that might lead towards that goal?
(I’m talking five minutes. If you set aside just five minutes before you went to bed, or right when you woke up, what could you do to help you make movement towards your goal?)
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Is the four-day week over yet?
For those of us lucky enough to have a four-day week… (Family Day, President’s Day…)