Teaching Geography in the Classroom – Maps, Maps, and More Maps!

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I remember geography as a subject taught with worksheets and maps pulled down in front of the chalkboard. A well-stocked classroom contained several maps to choose from – state, country, and the world. If you were fortunate, the teacher selected you to come to the front of the room to point to places on the … read more »


Encouraging Innovation

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There’s a better way to do it – find it. Thomas Edison Have you read articles like this one that tell us about all of the jobs that may disappear in the next few years? Or, maybe you have been to a presentation where you’ve heard all about the skills we teach students that may … read more »


3 Resources for Science News for Students… And What To Do With Them!

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December 11 is International Mountain Day. The purpose of this occasion is to highlight the importance of mountains as a resource for over half of the world’s population and also recognize the damaging effects of climate change, overpopulation, and over-exploitation of resources. Although this isn’t a famous event, the purpose and issues are ones that … read more »


How to Turn Your Hour of Code into an Hour of Excellence!

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Hour of Code™ celebrations take place during Computer Science Education Week, December 3-9, but now is the time to prepare for a successful event in your school or classroom. The Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and … read more »


Practical (and easy) Tips for Communicating with Parents

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Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much Helen Keller American Education Week is celebrated November 12-16 this year. One day of the week is set aside as Invite Parents to School Day, also known as National Parent Involvement Day. This annual event offers the opportunity to spotlight the importance of … read more »