Pbs kids matter
Matter is described as something that takes up space and has weight. Matter may be as small as a single skin cell or as massive as an entire galaxy. Physics and chemistry are also concerned with the study of matter and the changes that it undergoes. On this month’s Science Trek with Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests, learn more about states of matter.
Parents, kids, and educators can watch short, instructional videos on a variety of science topics at Science Trek. Every Monday, Science Trek releases a new video that introduces children to the exciting and insightful world of math, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.
Matter: see it, touch it, taste it, smell it
Our children, who make up nearly a quarter of the population in the United States, are primed to become an army of change agents if we, as parents, educators, and community leaders, do our own inner work to model and standard the importance of interconnectedness in them at a young age. We need to help the next generation feel linked to one another through their cultures, and we need to encourage them to co-create a society that values inclusion and generates momentum for a meaningful social change cycle. To put it another way, we need to turn up the HEAT: Humility-Empathy-Action-Togetherness to catalyze social change. Here are some suggestions for instilling in our children each of the foundations of “kindness activism.” Humility is described as a humble assessment of one’s own value. Since humility transfers our attention away from ourselves, it encourages us to better observe our surroundings.
Empathy is the capacity to comprehend and express another’s emotions. Recognizing our own advantages motivates us to assist others. We must model and instill the value that we are all interconnected; our responsibility to care about others and the world allows us to live a safer, healthier, and more fulfilled life.
You matter most
According to research, children notice ethnic distinctions as early as three months of age. It’s important to celebrate their differences with them and to start talking about racism at a young age.
Are you a teacher searching for resources to help you build a more inclusive classroom? Centering Black Excellence in Education is a four-part interactive career development series hosted by PBS Wisconsin Education. Discover opportunities and enter a group of educators that are committed to fair teaching practices. The following are examples of sessions:
Join us for two or three of the events in this four-part series to create and cultivate a group of learners that will last throughout the series. You will receive a PBS Wisconsin Education tote bag, a “Powered By Curiosity” sticker, a certificate of completion, and an official letter of accomplishment from PBS Wisconsin Education if you attend two or more events.
PBS KIDS spoke with real families and had discussions about racial identity, anti-Black racism, and how it is incumbent for all of us — children and parents alike — to consciously work towards creating a more inclusive community, hosted by Amanda Gorman, the country’s first National Youth Poet Laureate.
This type of chart is one of my favorites. I believe that many children and adults are having difficulty coping with strong emotions. I don’t want to ignore my emotions, but I do want to move on! It can be difficult to know how to do this in a safe manner at times! These principles are awesome!
Greetings, educators! On March 27 at 11 a.m., join our friends at Digital Promise for their Edcamp: Powerful Learning at Home – Self-Care for Educators. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/edcamp-powerful-learning-at-home-self-care-for-educators-registration-141835 for more information and to register.
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Edcamp: Powerful Learning at Home, an online unconference-style professional development for and by educators, will take place on March 27.