Our pre-Christmas Snow and Tell campaign highlighted a vast array of resources which will be helpful to teachers, practitioners and leaders year-round. Here’s our handy reminder summary…

Brush up on your understanding of the essential elements of Emerging Literacy in one handy interactive poster.

A special website dedicated to Northern Alliance Languages Family Learning Resources is available at: Family Learning (google.com).

If you’re interested to find out more about unlocking STEM in Community, Learning and Development (CLD) then you can view case studies, take part in a free online course now and watch a clip about a Family Food and Fun event in New Pitsligo.

You can find the Northern Alliance ‘End of the working day checklist’ under door 5 of our Snow and Tell ThingLink as well as a reminder about restorative practices behind door 6.

There’s more to support wellbeing with tips on ‘Managing the stress reaction’ at door 12 and a tool to help you consider what you need to work at your best under door 13. Develop your understanding of what contributes towards positive wellbeing by visiting door 20 and if you work in early years don’t forget to check out the Early Years Scotland Team ELC Wellbeing hub site which we also pointed to.

If you would like to develop your understanding of the many risk factors which may challenge or undermine children’s mental health, we would recommend visiting the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families Mentally Healthy Schools website.

A Northern Alliance website dedicated to Leading learning and renewal in our schools and organisations was also promoted as part of the offering.

Listen to clips shared by experienced Northern Alliance colleagues discussing the development of non-directive coaching in their settings and another on the value of good conversation throughout the school and community.

Early promotion of e-Sgoil’s Dug’s Discovery Den was also included in our Snow and Tell and this fantastic interactive early years resource is now included as part of the National Offer being shared during lockdown. You can also discover more about e-Sgoil’s work by viewing a recent video clip highlighting the various initiatives the team is delivering.

Let’s not forget the Northern Alliance Transitions Framework and the principles, developed by Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop, this presents to guide you through transitions at all levels.

You can also find out more about our Connections, Collaborations, Ideas, Trying out and Improvement (CCITI) approach and watch a clip of Northern Alliance Quality Improvement Manager Kathleen Johnston explaining more about the importance of human connection.

And last but by no means least, why not gain some valuable insight into the world of a Northern Alliance workstream lead, with Craig Paterson’s guest blog. Or, if you teach maths, look through some helpful resources from the last National 5 Maths Conference as well as the Primary Maths Conference.  

Please get in touch with the team if you have any questions or would like any advice.

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