April 2014 - Professional Development
April 02, 2014

Social-emotional development focus of Educator's Voice

Source: NYSUT United

Educator's Voice coverPromoting social-emotional development and physical well-being is the topic of NYSUT's latest edition of Educator's Voice, NYSUT's journal of best practices in education.

Volume VII features articles on a wide range of topics, including an article on page 40 about the guided memoir process as part of the Herstory Writers Workshop.

Others include meditation; mindfulness practices in the classroom; tapping peer support to combat bullying; decreasing test anxiety; and developing social consciousness through media and literacy.

Authors, representing educators from K-12 and higher education, offer a "rich collection of applied theory that exemplifies what social-emotional learning looks like in best practice," said NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira, whose office oversees publication of the journal.

Volume VII can be downloaded by mid-April at www.nysut.org.

Call for proposals

The theme for Volume VIII: Critical thinking and problem solving for the 21st century learner is designed to investigate ways in which learning that is authentic, collaborative and hands-on can capture the essence of real-world tasks and prepare students for a global society defined by fast communications, ongoing change and increasing diversity.

Examples of topics include: STEM education; inquiry-based learning; Career and Technical Education; and teaching critical thinking and problem solving with special populations.

For deadlines, guidelines and other information, visit www.nysut.org/resources/special-resources-sites/educators-voice/call-for-proposals.

Email questions to edvoice@nysutmail.org.