WEA Academy course focuses on the Science of Happiness

Join your colleagues across the state for this blended learning opportunity examining the science of happiness. This unique course focuses on character strengths, positive emotion, resilience, purpose, positive relationships, and creativity. When educators model qualities of compassion, gratitude and mindfulness, and integrate them into lesson plans, we increase students’ joy and engagement while contributing to a healthy classroom environment.

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WEA Academy offers Degrees Not Debt course

Developed in partnership with WEA Member Benefits, the WEA Academy’s new course Degrees Not Debt has been designed to help those with educational loans better understand them and to learn strategies to help manage or reduce their debt. Through short videos, readings, and access to online resources, participants will become familiar with loan details and federal forgiveness programs. This is a free, self-paced course and is meant for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal, financial, or tax advice.

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NEA School Crisis Guide connects members and school districts with resources

The NEA School Crisis Guide presents resources, tools, recommendations, and evidence-based practices for incorporating best practices in school mental health into school crisis plans. It is organized into four sections: Prevent, Prepare, Respond, and Recover.

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Great World Texts program seeks teacher participants

Great World Texts – an interdisciplinary humanities program that connects high school teachers and students across the state with faculty and staff at UW-Madison in the study of world literature – is seeking participants. The 2018-2019 program is organized around Caribbean-American writer Jamaica Kincaid and her work of non-fiction A Small Place. GWT is seeking teachers from all schools and disciplines, and especially encourages interdisciplinary teaching teams to sign up.

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Roger King of Holmen wins $5,000 NEA Foundation Grant

Holmen High School agriscience teacher Roger King has received a $5,000 Student Achievement/Learning and Leadership grant from the NEA Foundation. The award, King said, will be used to help Holmen High School educators learn how to instruct farm-to-school techniques in a number of settings.

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