Creating a Community of Learners

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“Classroom structures and processes need to tend to the emotional well-being of everyone rather than just on covering the day’s lesson plan.” Zaretta Hammond Establishing a classroom culture built on community is fundamental to developing the students’ social and emotional skills throughout the school year. In the quote above, educators are encouraged to create an … read more »


Celebrating Social Media Day with Digital Citizenship

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Observed annually on June 30, Social Media Day was created by Mashable in 2010 to celebrate the power of social media for connecting the globe. Today, social media is the hub of global communication. Social media platforms allow us to quickly and conveniently connect with friends and family, make new friends, pursue business opportunities, and … read more »


Strategies to Increase Teen Self Esteem During Remote Learning

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Did you know that May is Mental Health Month? Mental Health America and its affiliates have spent this month raising awareness since 1949, but it’s a particularly important topic today. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our students’ lives. Everyday experiences that helped build their self-esteem suddenly shifted to school closures, social distancing, quarantines, and remote … read more »


Supporting Single Parents

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Creating a community built on parent-teacher relationships is paramount to the success of a student’s educational experience. Engaging parents in the classroom community helps establish a partnership to develop students into lifelong learners. Some students grow up with both parents in the home, but many of our students’ family structures are different. According to the Single … read more »