Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in the Classroom

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“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.” Carlos Santana These words resonate deeply as we approach Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s a time when we open our hearts to the richness of Hispanic culture. From September 15 to October 15, … read more »


Exploring Nature’s Treasures: How National Parks Enrich Classroom Learning

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“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”  Frank Lloyd Wright As educators, we strive to create engaging and impactful learning experiences for our students that connects them to the real world. While classroom instruction plays a crucial role, the world beyond the school walls offers invaluable opportunities for growth … read more »


Celebrating the Power of Geekness: Bringing It into the Classroom and Beyond!

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Yesterday was Embrace Your Geekness Day, a special occasion dedicated to celebrating the power of being a geek and embracing our unique identities tied to geekdom. Whether you geek out over superheroes, science fiction, educational technology, or any other niche, it’s a reminder that our passions and interests make us who we are, and they … read more »


Celebrating Juneteenth in the Classroom: Commemorating Freedom and Celebrating Resilience

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Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory or an acceptance of the way things are. It’s a celebration of progress. It’s an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible—and there is still so much work to do. Barack Obama As educators, you have the honor of imparting knowledge … read more »


Effective Strategies for Supporting English Language Learners in Your Classroom

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Rita Mae Brown’s quote demonstrates how learning a new language for English language learners (ELLs) is not just about communication but also about gaining insight into a new culture and way of life. Currently, ELLs are a growing population in U.S. public schools, with an average of 10 percent of students classified as ELLs nationwide … read more »