3 ways to use Wixie for social-emotional learning

Posted by Carolyn Daly on Jan 24, 2023 7:10:17 AM

This guest post was written by Kerri Lambert, Instructional Technology Teacher Specialist at Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Tech4Learning Innovative Educator.

Social emotional learning (SEL) has surged to the forefront of education over the last several years. The importance of mental health and building relationships became glaringly apparent during the pandemic, and that has carried over as students and teachers returned to physical classrooms.

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Topics: Wixie, social-emotional, SEL

Spread the love during Kindness Week

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 11, 2021 9:15:00 AM

In the spirit of continuing the expression of love, the week after Valentine's Day is Random Acts of Kindness Week. Wixie is the perfect tool to help you celebrate kindness because it provides so many different ways for students to identify, dramatize, raise awareness, and practice kindness.

Here are a few ideas to inspire your activities to #MakeKindnessTheNorm this week and every week.

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Topics: Wixie, social-emotional, SEL, kindness

Celebrating and encouraging kindness with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 13, 2020 10:00:31 AM

Editor’s Note: This guest blog post is from Aimee Clarke, an Instructional Technology Specialist in Virginia Beach. You can learn more from Aimee by following her on Twitter at @VBTechTeacher.

I was excited to be approached by my school counselor, Blair Sutter (@FESCounselor), this past month with the question of how we could take a digital approach to our celebrations during the Great Kindness Challenge (January 27 – 31, 2020 ).

She wanted to develop an activity that incorporated the 5C's (collaboration, citizenship, critical thinking, creativity, and communication) into her lessons that went beyond our typical use of GSuite. When I think about the 5C's of transformational learning, there is one immediate resource I ALWAYS want to go to and that all my students love - Wixie, the powerhouse instructional tool!

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Topics: Wixie, SEL, kindness

Build social and emotional skills (SEL) with Wixie projects

Posted by Carolyn Daly on Jan 14, 2019 1:34:47 PM

The beginning of a new year, and the days leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, provide an ideal opportunity to connect to your Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum. Below are some ideas on how your students can use Wixie to highlight important social justice issues and build social-emotional skills.

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Topics: Wixie, social-emotional, SEL

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