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Hey everyone! Here are some resources from the training today!
Bullet Journals are a great way to envision how to make planners more personalized (and beautiful). https://bulletjournal.com/ and https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/can-bullet-journaling-save-you
Here’s the Time Timer that Shelly referenced. Great tool, whether material or digital. https://www.timetimer.com/
Pomodoro Timers are great tools used by many adults. Great to structure a break and then get back to work! https://pomofocus.io/
Favorite planners? Every adult uses a planner (at least I believe so) but every adult uses their planner differently. Here’s the planner I use: https://amzn.to/2VTFHe5
Here are some of my favorite surveys!
Learner Sketch Tool: Helps map out a student’s strengths and challenges in 7 areas (memory, movement control, getting along with others, language, complex thinking, attention, keeping track of time). Free, just select “Use as a guest.” https://learnersketch.org/
Values in Action Inventory: This one helps ID what matters to you, so you can make choices based on YOUR values. Free but you have to create an acct (https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register)
Career Tests: I love having students take career tests, regardless of the age. We need to know our strengths and challenges when it comes to work too!
Look at this article in the Washington Post! Very relevant I think..
My name is Michael Greschler. I’m the Director of the SMARTS program, and I am very excited to join with you all for this summer training. I have actually been with SMARTS for almost ten years (!) so I have a lot to share about ways you can use the curriculum, high impact strategies, ways to get kids on board, etc. See you soon!
I think motivation is so important!