Digital Promise Signature Workspace

Powerful Home-based Learning and Whole Child Development During COVID-19

Grades K-3

Movement Breaks

Literacy PK-3

Brain breaks that include movement allow learners to refresh their thinking and focus on learning new information.

Discussing Emotions

Literacy PK-3

Teaching students how to label, identify, and manage emotions helps them learn self-regulation skills.

Building Trusting Relationships

Math PK-2

Building positive and trusting relationships with learners allows them to feel safe; a sense of belonging; and that their academic, cognitive, and social and emotional needs are supported.

Physical Activity & Recess

Literacy PK-3

Research shows physical activity improves focus and creativity.

Predictability: Environment & Structure

Math PK-2

Maintaining consistent classroom routines and schedules ensures that students are able to trust and predict what will happen next.

Prompt Cards

Math PK-2

Cards with strategies for managing emotions help students remember how to act when faced with strong feelings.

Grades 4-6

Discussing Emotions

Literacy 4-6

Teaching students how to label, identify, and manage emotions helps them learn Inhibition & Self-Regulation skills.

Expressive Writing

Math 3-6

Writing freely about one's emotions about a specific activity, such as taking a test, can help students cope with negative Emotion, such as math anxiety.

Growth Mindset Feedback

Math 3-6

Attributing results to controllable aspects (strategy and effort) fosters students' beliefs in self.

Individual Spaces

Literacy 4-6

Having spaces where students can go supports self-regulation and individual deliberate practice.

Mindfulness Breaks

Math 3-6

Short breaks that include mindfulness quiet the brain to allow for improved thinking and emotional regulation.

Movement Breaks

Literacy 4-6

Brain breaks that include movement allow learners to refresh their thinking and focus on learning new information.

Grades 7-12

Authentic Audiences & Purposes

Literacy 7-12

When adolescents can connect and communicate with authentic audiences about their interests and values, reading and writing become more personally meaningful and relevant.

Book Clubs

Literacy 7-12

Students practice making and finding meaning in texts through book discussions moderated by teachers to varying degrees.

Journaling

Literacy 7-12

Journaling allows students to reflect on their thinking and feelings, process their learning, and connect new information to what they know, supporting their identity development and Sense of Belonging.

Mindfulness Activities

Math 7-9

Through short but regular mindfulness activities, students develop their awareness and ability to focus.

Positive Self-talk

Math 7-9

When students reframe negative thoughts and tell themselves kind self-statements, they practice positive self-talk.

Read-alouds: Discussing Emotions

Literacy 7-12

Using texts to discuss complex emotions and perspectives with students can help them see how they influence behavior and draw their own personal connections.