Ideas for Finding and Documenting Service Learning Projects

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The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mahatma Gandhi Each year, the United Nations designates June 23 as Public Service Day. This event began with the UN’s resolution of 2013 recognizing and celebrating public service’s value to the community. There are many benefits to performing community and … read more »


Engage Learners with Mystery and Intrigue

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Agatha Christie was born on September 15, 1890, and is known as one of the world’s foremost mystery novel writers. She wrote 66 novels and 14 short story collections, but perhaps you’ve heard of her most famous character, Miss Marple. Miss Marple isn’t a typical detective—as an elderly, white-haired woman, she uses her ability to … read more »


10 Self-Care Resources for Educators

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“In a society that says, ‘Put yourself last,’ self-love and self-acceptance are almost revolutionary.” Brené Brown Breathe. Relax.  Slow down.  Nothing seems to work. The stress stays with you like your two-year-old when you want to go to the bathroom. Maybe it is because you haven’t placed the importance on your well-being as much as … read more »


Go Green for St Patrick’s Day with Skype in the Classroom

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What do St. Patrick’s Day and recycling have in common? I bet you guessed right, they both incorporate a message of green. So this year, how about going green with eco-friendly lessons on recycling? If you are familiar with Skype in the Classroom (TeachersFirst review), you already know about the many interactive offerings available to … read more »