Resources for Educators

Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender Expansive Youth Books for Middle and High School Students [downloadable]

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is the most comprehensive bias-based bullying prevention program in the nation to provide LGBTQ+ and gender inclusive professional development training, lesson plans, booklists and resources specifically designed for educators and youth-serving professionals.

Welcoming Schools secondary book lists are designed to help educators create classrooms, libraries and schools that are affirming of LGBTQ+ students, families and staff with high quality literature. Read more ›

Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day! Tip Sheets for Families, Caregivers and Early Learning Educators [downloadable]

Research has found that providing children from birth to five with consistent, language-rich experiences – such as talking, reading, and singing – can have important benefits on their brain development and future school success. Read more ›

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Vroom: Brain-Building Activities [web resource]

vroom 598Simple interactions between you and your children help build children’s brains foundation for all future learning. Vroom is a set of tools and resources designed to inspire families to turn everyday moments into “brain building moments” by layering activities that are essential to healthy brain development onto existing routines. Read more ›

Black History Month Resources [web resource]

February 1 marks the start of Black History Month, bringing opportunities for critical reflection and honest conversation with our students about our history and futures. The 2022 Black History Month theme is “Black Health and Wellness.” Read more ›

Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom (What Works for Special-Needs Learners)

This book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes—such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking—into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what K–12 students learn by improving how they learn. Read more ›

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention

More than 100,000 school practitioners and teachers (K–12) have benefited from the step-by-step guidelines and practical tools in this go-to resource.  Read more ›

How to Boost Executive Function in Teens [video]

When adults support development of teens’ executive function skills during the critical years of adolescence, it can have a lifelong impact. Read more ›

Guiding Students to Improve Executive Functioning Skills

Executive function needs become more complex among high school students as their life roles evolve.  Too often, chaos results as they use self-management approaches they have outgrown, like keeping track of their assignments in their heads. Read more ›

5 Tips for Culturally Responsive Teaching

Educator Audrey Muhammad was recently named the recipient of The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) $10,000 Scholarship Award. The author and former high school English teacher shares some quick tips for culturally responsive teaching. Read more ›

Self-Injury & Recovery Resources [web resource]

The Self-Injury & Recovery Resources (SIRR) website is part of the Self-Injury & Recovery Resources research program at Cornell University.  The website summarizes the research program work and provides links and resources to self injury information. Read more ›

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