BloomBoard Blog

April 20, 2017   |   By Ray Huang

4 Components of District Implementation of Social and Emotional Learning

As interest grows in the benefits of social and emotional learning (SEL) for students and staff, a growing number of districts are adopting systemic strategies that embed SEL into every aspect of school life.

In a recent BloomBoard webinar, Kori Sanchez Smith, SEL Coordinator at Atlanta Public Schools, spoke about the four components of implementing SEL across the district:

  1. Explicit Instruction
  2. Integrating with Curriculum
  3. Integration with Instructional Pedagogy
  4. Beyond the Classroom

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By considering all four components of SEL implementation, leaders are able to:

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June 23, 2016   |   By Alicia Barnes

9 Resource Collections to Kick Off Your Summer Learning

School's out, and while lounging by the pool and catching up on Netflix is certainly on the agenda, summer is also a great time to pursue the professional learning that you don't have time for during the school year. Whether it's staying connected with a PLN, discovering new blogs or books, or joining discussions with your tribe on Twitter, there are so many options for staying engaged and inspired.

BloomBoard has a number of resource collections that are just right for your subject, grade level, and learning goals. You can brush up on hot topics in your field, gain inspiration by watching videos of other teachers, and save your favorite resources to try when you head back into the classroom this fall.

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June 17, 2016   |   By Alicia Barnes

4 Ways to Use BloomBoard at your Next PD Session

Educators are already using BloomBoard independently for a personalized professional learning experience, one in which they can build their teaching skills and gain recognition through micro-credentials. But BloomBoard can also be a great tool for energizing and fostering teamwork between teachers during your next in-service day or PLC meeting.

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February 24, 2016   |   By Alicia Barnes

Creating a Culture of Argument: No Really, It's a Good Thing (Guest Post)

The following is a guest post by Tanya Baker, Director of National Programs at the National Writing Project.

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December 16, 2015   |   By Alicia Barnes

Top 10 Most Popular Teaching Resources of 2015

2015 was an exciting year for the BloomBoard Marketplace! We saw educators viewing, sharing, and reviewing resources like never before. This collaboration is at the heart of BloomBoard's mission to empower educators through personalized professional development.

To recap a successful year and encourage more meaningful collaboration in 2016, we've pulled together a list of the 10 most popular resources of the year. If you haven't already, check out these resources, share them with your colleagues, and continue your collaboration into the new year. 

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