Make the Most of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

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National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 25 and this year’s theme is Workforce Development for All. The program celebrates its 26th anniversary this year and provides learning opportunities for millions of parents, students, employees, and workplaces. Learn more about the theme at the home page for the Take Our Daughters … read more »


Let’s Talk About: National Kindergarten Day

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As I think about National Kindergarten Day coming up on April 21st, I am reminded that many educators have questions about exposing young students to digital tools.  For a long time, educators thought that the use of digital tools in Kindergarten should be limited for a number of reasons. Research now tells us that the … read more »


Analyzing Media In the Classroom

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Media is all around us. Students need to be able to analyze media in the classroom and in their daily lives. Analyzing media should be one of the first media literacy activities to be incorporated into the classroom as it is one of the easiest activities to integrate. Teachers use media in the classroom to … read more »


3 Valuable Resources for Teaching Place Value

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Last month I shared ideas on how to prepare for Math Awareness Month. That blog contains several of my favorite resources for adding “spring” to math lessons. All of those resources include wonderful ideas and suggestions for teaching math, but this month I would like to focus on the concept of teaching place value. I … read more »