1. Adventures in Learning's Recommendations - Mindfulness Education

    Here are some more books on Mindfulness for the classroom.

  2. Adventures in Learning's Recommendations - Children's Book

    I put all the children books I recommended in one place… a good mix of books. What ones should I add?

  3. ailedubooks:

    blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

    Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George

    Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Joseph Boulogne loved music. The singing of the birds, the beat of drums, the peal of church bells—and most of all, the soaring notes of his violin. But as the son of a white plantation owner and a black slave, newly arrived in France from the West Indies, what chance did Joseph have for success with his music? Here is the true story of an extraordinary boy who overcame the prejudices of his peers to become one of the finest classical musicians in all of Europe.

    Author’s Photo

    This lushly illustrated book by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome introduces us to a talented musician and an overlooked figure in black history.

    Wanted to share this book 

    Find it here

    -Adventures in Learning

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  4. Mindfulness in the Classroom book series

    by Thich Nhat Hanh

    Summery:Initially designed as stretching breaks between long periods of sitting meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh’s Mindful Movements became so popular they’re now an integral part of his retreats. Based on yoga and tai chi movements, these simple, effective exercises reduce mental, physical, and emotional stress. The book Mindful Movements introduces the program to the general public. The ten routines are designed to be easily accessible and can be performed by people of all ages and all body types, whether they’re familiar with mindful practices or not. They can be done before or after sitting meditation, at home, at work, or any time the reader has a few minutes to refresh both mind and body. For those new to meditation, the exercises are an easy way to get acquainted with mindfulness as a complete, multifaceted practice. For current practitioners, the movements add a welcome physical element to a sitting meditation practice.

    This is the second book of my recommendation for teaching mindfulness in the classroom.  Find it here  and find the first book here

    -Adventures in Learning

  5. A young child is a whole person, as whole at an early stage of life as an adult is whole at a later stage. This means that children are not lesser beings; they are simply at an early stage of life, the all-important formative stage.

    Raffi (via fuckyeahradicaled) Amen!

    PS. Follow Raffi on Twitter.. he is awesome…

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  6. BRAND NEW Book!

I Am Jazz by   Jessica Herthel

Summery: 

I Am Jazz is the story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for trans kids everywhere.
From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn’t feel like herself in boys’ clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz’s story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.

This new book is awesome! Glad Gender is becoming more of a nuance conversation! Great to think kids can have a book to help them feel more at home in their body! Excited to get this for our class. We are very sensitive to this in our class and we are hoping to create a community in our class that in open to any identity that students feel good about themselves.  Find it here and please support it or share it!
-Adventures in Learning
    BRAND NEW Book!

    Summery:

    I Am Jazz is the story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for trans kids everywhere.

    From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn’t feel like herself in boys’ clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz’s story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.

    This new book is awesome! Glad Gender is becoming more of a nuance conversation! Great to think kids can have a book to help them feel more at home in their body! Excited to get this for our class. We are very sensitive to this in our class and we are hoping to create a community in our class that in open to any identity that students feel good about themselves.  Find it here and please support it or share it!

    -Adventures in Learning

  7. Books on Mindfulness for Kids

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  8. ailedubooks:

    diversityinya:

    6 Novels in Verse About Characters With Disabilities

    Thanks to Carli Spina at YALSA’s The Hub for permission to post her list of YA novels in verse about characters with disabilities. Read the original post here to see more about the books.

    links in Bold

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  9. ailedubooks:

    A Still Quiet Place: A Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions by Amy Saltzman MD

    Summery:

    A Still Quiet Place presents an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program that therapists, teachers, and other professionals can use to help children and adolescents manage stress and anxiety in their lives, and develop their natural capacities for emotional fluency, respectful communication, and compassionate action. The program detailed in this book is based on author Amy Saltzman’s original curriculum, which has helped countless children and adolescents achieve significant improvements in attention and reduced anxiety.

    One of the easiest ways to find the still quiet place within is to practice mindfulness—paying attention to your life experience here and now with kindness and curiosity. The easy-to-implement mindfulness practices in this guide are designed to help increase children and adolescents’ attention, learning, resiliency, and compassion by showing them how to experience the natural quietness that can be found within.

    The still quiet place is a place of peace and happiness that is alive inside all of us, and you can find it just by closing your eyes and breathing.

    Find it Here

    I am hoping to use some to use this book this year to help create a culture of mindfulness in our classroom. I will be sharing a number of other books on mindfulness that I hope to use in the classroom this year.

    -Adventures in Learning

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  10. Books on Mindfulness for Kids

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  11. ailedubooks:

3M Peltor X-Series Over-the-Head Earmuffs, NRR 22 dB, One Size Fits Most

Product Features

Over-the-head hearing protection with Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 22 dB for low to moderate noise exposures
Twin headband design helps reduce heat buildup with good fit and balance
Wire headband offers comfortable pressure during prolonged usage
Earcups tilt to ensure a customized fit and comfort for individual users
Electrically insulated (dielectric) wire headband helps reduce exposure to electrical hazards



We bought a few pairs of these for our first graders. Do you have successful experience using these in your class to help with students who need help with processing or have sensory needs  in the classroom?

Love to hear your thoughts and stories using these in your classroom.

find them here. 

-Adventures in Learning

    ailedubooks:

    3M Peltor X-Series Over-the-Head Earmuffs, NRR 22 dB, One Size Fits Most

    Product Features

    • Over-the-head hearing protection with Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 22 dB for low to moderate noise exposures
    • Twin headband design helps reduce heat buildup with good fit and balance
    • Wire headband offers comfortable pressure during prolonged usage
    • Earcups tilt to ensure a customized fit and comfort for individual users
    • Electrically insulated (dielectric) wire headband helps reduce exposure to electrical hazards
    We bought a few pairs of these for our first graders. Do you have successful experience using these in your class to help with students who need help with processing or have sensory needs in the classroom?
    Love to hear your thoughts and stories using these in your classroom.
    -Adventures in Learning
    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  12. ailedubooks:

    Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom by Sylvia Libow Martinez (Author), Gary S. Stager

    This is a great resource for any teacher who wants to create a “maker space” in their classroom or begin to incorporate Maker Space learning into your curriculum. 

    I have taken a workshop with Gary Stager and know him online (find him on twitter here. His work is really great.

    here is a summery:

    Join the maker movement!
    There’s a technological and creative revolution underway. Amazing new tools, materials and skills turn us all into makers. Using technology to make, repair or customize the things we need brings engineering, design and computer science to the masses. Fortunately for educators, this maker movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. The active learner is at the center of the learning process, amplifying the best traditions of progressive education. This book helps educators bring the exciting opportunities of the maker movement to every classroom.

    Also here is a great article by the author

    Top ten ways to start with “maker education”

    -Adventures in Learning

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  13. Room 13 Week One Pt 1:First day

    Great first day.. here are some highlights… took over 800 pictures today stopmotion or hyperlapse is fun!

  14. Education is not only learning from books, memorising(sic) some facts, but also learning how to look, how to listen to what the books are saying, whether they are saying something true or false. All that is part of Education
    by J. Krishnamurti - Philosophy - 2001 - 189 pages (via adventuresinlearning)
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  15. ailedubooks:

    Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom by Sylvia Libow Martinez (Author), Gary S. Stager

    This is a great resource for any teacher who wants to create a “maker space” in their classroom or begin to incorporate Maker Space learning into your curriculum. 

    I have taken a workshop with Gary Stager and know him online (find him on twitter here. His work is really great.

    here is a summery:

    Join the maker movement!
    There’s a technological and creative revolution underway. Amazing new tools, materials and skills turn us all into makers. Using technology to make, repair or customize the things we need brings engineering, design and computer science to the masses. Fortunately for educators, this maker movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. The active learner is at the center of the learning process, amplifying the best traditions of progressive education. This book helps educators bring the exciting opportunities of the maker movement to every classroom.

    Also here is a great article by the author

    Top ten ways to start with “maker education”

    -Adventures in Learning

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
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