Tech Tool of the Month – Banzai

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Money management matters! September is College Savings Month, and the perfect time to further develop your students’ financial literacy skills. Banzai is a tool that teaches about financial literacy, a 21st Century skill that students are often lacking. We tend to worry about geometry, algebra, and calculus and forget the basics and being financially wise. … read more »


What’s the Buzz: The 6C’s

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You may have taken part in any number of professional learning opportunities while school was out of session to hone your craft. As you think about getting this school year off the ground, take a moment to reflect and sift through your notes.  Sometimes you can find themes that can help organize the great ideas … read more »


Game Play with Baamboozle

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The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn. Maria Montessori Many teachers are familiar with Maria Montessori and the Montessori Method. As an early pioneer in education research, she observed children from around the world and developed theories and understandings on how children learn. Through these … read more »


Teaching Contemporary Propaganda

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Propaganda is a word that usually brings to mind historic posters and speeches used to convey political messages, especially during wartime.  According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Propaganda is “Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.” As educators, we need to recognize that … read more »


Back to the Basics: Addressing Truancy in Our Schools

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Let’s get back to basics. Not in the sense you may think— I’m not going to talk about reading, writing, and arithmetic. Let’s go even MORE basic. Most simply stated, in order to learn, kids need to be physically at school. August is National Truancy Prevention Month, so there is no better time to discuss … read more »