June is National Indigenous History Month, and it provides an opportunity to recognize not only the historic contributions of Indigenous peoples to the development of Canada, but also the strength of present-day Indigenous communities and their promise for the future. Celebrating National Indigenous History Month 
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“Find one place in your natural world that you visit all the time and get to know it as your best friend. Let this be a place where you learn to sit still- alone, often, and quietly- before you playfully explore beyond. This will become 
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Group work… it has its benefits in the classroom and it has its headaches. But the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages, and we know that collaboration is a key competency our students need for the future. We want our students to be able to collectively 
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The word that best describes the social-emotional style of children with executive function weaknesses is reactive. Children with executive function weaknesses struggle to regulate the urges that originate in the lower brain center because they lack the prefrontal cortex capacity to suppress them. When confronted 
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Golden Hills School Division wants to support their staff and students in learning about Aboriginal groups across Canada and the impacts that Residential schools had on them. This resource provides teachers and students with voices of our Elders from Siksika, Alberta. Their messages and teachings 
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Dr. David Tranter, co-author of The Third Path: A Relationship–Based Approach to Student Well-Being and Achievement offers educators an approach to supporting students as they return to school this fall that is both informative and practical. He believes that this school year is an opportunity 
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The Power of Parent Communication In any classroom setting (online, hybrid or in-person), fostering relationships with parents is key to an effective learning environment.  Setting up regular communication helps parents to be clear on expectations as well as learning outcomes.   Students “Win” When Parents are: 
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Stress and Learning Teachers interact with students on a daily basis, and as a result, they can see how a student’s learning is impacted by various challenges, stress being one of them.  In order to assist teachers and students in understanding how stress works and 
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Working Memory: What is it? Working memory is one of the brain’s executive functions that allows us to remember something long enough to be able to use it or apply the information. It is unlike short term memory in that short term memory is brief 
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There are a number of core prevention and interventions strategies that help students with weak executive function to thrive in your classroom. These strategies include the changes that can be made to the learning environment to address the specific function that is weak. These strategies 
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