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Using Mindfulness with Preservice Teachers

The burn-out rate for educators remains at a frightening level. Teacher preparation programs need to think about preparing preservice teachers with strategies to maintain their social and emotional health.
January 18, 2019 to January 19, 2019

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The CUFA Retreat, organized by the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, will take place from January 18-20, 2019 at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. The CUFA Retreat is an event that allows all in attendance an opportunity to focus on and emphasize the importance of social studies. The format of the retreat is intended to encourage collaborative dialogue and allow attendees chances to discuss multiple perspectives, rigor in research, data-informed thinking, and effective practices that results in educational opportunities for all learners.



Florida International University
Miami, FL

The Lerner-Scott Prize is given annually by the Organization of American Historians for the best doctoral dissertation in U.S. women’s history. The prize is named for Gerda Lerner and Anne Firor Scott, both pioneers in women’s history and past presidents of the OAH.

A dissertation must be completed during the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 to be eligible for the 2019 Lerner-Scott Prize. The prize will be presented at the 2019 OAH Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 4–6.


October 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Are you charged with preparing NCSS/CAEP SPA Reports for national recognition and program approval? If so, this webinar will be especially beneficial to you. Individuals who are responsible for teaching social studies methods courses, supervising social studies interns in the field, developing and administering assessments, and analyzing and interpreting data for social studies program will have an opportunity to discuss and learn more about the program with NCSS CAEP Program Review Coordinator, Dr. Brandie Benton.

While Cycle 1 for the 2018 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-term Program application has closed, two opportunities in Brazil and Spain are still accepting applications in Cycle 2! 
If you are a U.S. . . .
  • Primary and/or secondary classroom teacher
• Guidance counselor
• Curriculum specialist
• Curriculum head
• Talented and Gifted coordinator
• Special Education coordinator
• Media specialist/librarian
• Other types of educators eligible

Daniel Ellsberg: Danger of Nuclear War (NPR/Democracy Now)

On the closing day of the 97th NCSS Annual Conference, Daniel Ellsberg was slated to address the plenary gathering, but he was ill that day, and co-speaker Peter J. Kuznick adeptly filled the hour (as will be reported in the next TSSP newsletter). Ellsberg was soon back on his feet, giving a 59-minute radio interview, a few weeks later. Teachers who wonder what Ellsberg might have said could do worse than check out the podcast and


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