5 Free Sites for Creating Games and Puzzles

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I recently read an article discussing 10 Benefits to Playing Games in the Classroom, and it made me think about how much technology is available to teachers and students to create and individualize games. It doesn’t take much Google searching to find many articles and dissertations sharing the pedagogical benefits of learning through gameplay. What … read more »


Reflections on Becoming a Culturally Responsive Educator

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Several years ago, I attended a county training that dealt with recognizing implicit bias and strategies for becoming a more culturally responsive educator.  As I walked in the room and thought about my long laundry list of items I needed to complete before the day’s end, I thought “here we go, another typical training”, but … read more »


Random Acts of Kindness Week Everyday

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“Kindness is one soul touching another in a way that says I see you.” RAKtivist The Oxford Dictionary defines kindness as “The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.” Their definition for random is “Made, done, or happening without method or conscious decision.” This February 11-17 is the celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week. … read more »


Why Read the Classics?

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“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was Dostoevsky and Dickens who taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who ever had been alive.” –James … read more »


6 Tools to Incorporate Technology into Winter Olympics Lessons

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The Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics takes place in PyeongChang, South Korea on February 9 with the featured walk of athletes from around the world. A record of over 100 medals in 15 disciplines will include four new events – big air snowboarding, freestyle skiing, mass start speed skating, and mixed doubles curling.  … read more »