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Classroom Resource Collection

Ten resources that I may use in my future classroom when I become a teacher. This list will help promote an effective learning environment in order to accommodate the different needs and diversity of all students

Homeless Students and Education Resources and Advocacy for K-12 and College Students Experiencing Homelessness

Learn about the resources and programs available to K-12 and college homeless students and read the success story of a formerly homeless graduate. This is a great resource for students experiencing homelessness and how to overcome it. There is success stories told in this website that can offer students motivation. Approximately 35 percent of America’s homeless population is under the age of 24. It also offers resources for lack of shelter, security, stability, Lack of emotional support and belonging, and lack of nutrition and hygiene. This website is beneficial for teachers because if offers warning signs to look for and steps teachers can take such as Ensuring basic needs are met, complete and educational assessment, maintain structure, monitor grades, and making time for assignments at school. Also schools are using programs such as After School Program to allow children to remain at school after learning day has ended to provide better academic performance and an opportunity for children who have fallen behind a chance to catch up. This relates to the "Poor Kids" video we watched in class because it talked about kids experiencing on the border homelessness and the stressors they are experiencing everyday that most students do not have to worry about.

Schools | Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Schools are a key setting for suicide prevention. Teachers, mental health providers, and all other school personnel who interact with students can play an important role in keeping them safe. This website offers ways students can take action such as promoting well-being and connectedness among all students, identify students who may be at risk for suicide and assist them in getting help, and be prepared to respond when a suicide death occurs. It also offers many other resources and options for you to learn more about preventing and teachers role. This relates to when we talked about the PSA announcements and the books or television shows such as 13 reasons why.

How Teachers Can Provide Resources and Support to Pregnant Students and Their Partners

Teen pregnancies are decreasing. Prevention and education are the keys to continuing this positive trend. However, you may still encounter a pregnant student in one of your classes or extracurricular groups. Depending on the rules of your school, there may be little you can offer in the way of sex ed, advice and other support, but there are several resources and helpful information that you can offer to a young woman who has discovered she is pregnant. Pregnancy remains the number one reason girls drop out of high school. This website offers steps you as a teacher can take to educate teens such as 1. Education and Prevention, 2. Connect to Peer Support, 3. Promote Male Responsibility, 4. Be aware of the Causes, and 5. Promote Proper Health. This also gives you references to look at and a sex ed. website that is very beneficial for teens created and wrote about by other teens. This relates to our PSA assignment in class about teen pregnancy and the presentation that was very informational and helpful for teens.

The Role of Educators in Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect - Child Welfare Information Gateway

This manual examines the roles that teachers, school counselors, school social workers, school nurses, special education professionals, administrators, and other school personnel have in helping maltreated children, including recognizing, reporting, and preventing child abuse and neglect. This website offers many resources such as: Child Protective Services, The Role of Professional Child Care Providers in Preventing and Responding the Child Abuse and Neglect, and The Role of First Responders in Child Maltreatment Cases. This relates to the PSA assignment we created in class. We talked about the negative effects in and out of the classroom and what it does to the child.

Face Bullying With Confidence: 8 Kidpower Skills We Can Use Right Away | Kidpower International

The following 8 Kidpower skills have helped to prepare countless people of all ages and abilities to prevent and stop bullying. Whether you are a parent, educator, or other caring adult, you can coach young people to practice these bullying prevention skills to protect them from most bullying, increase their confidence, and help them develop positive peer relationships. Making sure students feel safe and are safe in the classroom is key to successful and welcoming learning environment. This relates in the class to when we talked about student diversity and welcoming all students into the classroom from the students as well as the teacher. This can be used to inform your students and let them now bullying is not tolerated but if you are experiencing a form of bullying this is a very helpful website to visit. You could also post this in your classroom as a hard copy for students to look through and keep to read throughout the year.

ESL/ELL Resources to Succeed in School Helping English Language Learners Excel in School and Beyond

English Language Learners (ELL) have a wealth of resources available to help them succeed in school. Find guidance for teachers, parents, and students here. This is a very informational resources about what ESL is and the different levels of english language proficiency. It also goes in depth about ESL, ELL, Native Language, Primary Language, ELP Standards, Language proficiency and fluency, etc. This would be a great resource for the students as well as first year teachers or new teachers needed help with ELL students. This relates to the Diversity class in general because it talks about how you can help them transition and what you can do in the classroom to benefit them in their learning.

New Teacher Resources-Webinars and Downloadable Content for New Teachers

Teaching tips, webinars for teachers, new teacher resources - Learners Edge wants to provide you with the resources to help you in your teaching career. This website offers many videos such as "Identifying Your Why!" This video talked about reminding yourself why you are a teacher in order to focus better on your students, increase your resilience, decrease the likelihood of burnout, and don't let the bad days get to you. We learned about Keely and her "why" on becoming a teacher. This website was also big on classroom organization and starting the school year right. This would be most beneficial and intended for first year of new teachers to prevent burnout and better themselves before as well as their students.

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The First Years Matter: Becoming and Effective Teacher: A Mentoring Guide for Novice Teachers
This book connects to state standards and provides many online links to resources and videos. It is a great book for new teachers. It is a month by month plan and is paced for you to have a organized and structured year. The monthly curriculum breaks down the year by highlighting some obstacles you might face as well as opportunities you will come across such as student learning and culture. This also relates to the class in general because as a teacher you do not know what your future classroom will look like and you need to be prepared to be able to teacher everyone effectively.

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Driven By Difference
This book is about cultural differences and how beneficial they are for everyone. It talks about how to build trust, create an optimal environment, design and test for different users, etc. This would be great for older students or teachers and parents. It also includes success stories and different studies that show diverse teams and classes being more creative. It gives you a different perspective on diversity and relates to teaching diverse students because you need to be able to accept and teach everyone the same.

Program & Resources

PAD (Parent Action on Drugs) has programs, workshops, packages and brochures for youth, parents or caregivers, educators, health professionals and police services on youth drug use. This would be a good resource for parents and communities as well as older students to look at regarding drugs. It gives parents many different programs and resources to choose from to better help their child. It also gives information on drugs and alcohol and what to look for in your child. This also relates to the PSA assignment and why children might turn to drugs.