Celebrate International Dot Day

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International Dot Day began in 2009 when educator Terry Shay introduced Peter H. Reynold’s book, The Dot, to his classroom. The book shares the story of a teacher who builds confidence and courage in a frustrated art student by having her start with a single dot on a piece of paper. If you aren’t familiar with The … read more »


Let’s Talk About: International Literacy Day

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On September 8th, UNESCO asks us to pause to recognize the challenge of literacy as a human rights issue. This year, International Literacy Day events will focus on the effect of the COVID-19 crisis on teaching literacy.  Literacy and problems associated with it are a significant part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  The … read more »


Don’t Let a Pandemic Stop You From Being in the Room Where it Happens

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August 31 is the 102nd anniversary of celebrated Broadway composer Alan Jay Lerner’s birth. Lerner is best known for his collaborations with Frederick Loewe on hits such as Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, and Camelot. Among other honors, he won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, making him one of Broadway’s most proficient and well-known … read more »


Are You Encouraging Curiosity in Your Classroom?

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Children are curious by nature. How many times have you heard parents comment on the number of questions asked daily by two- and three-year-olds? Why is the sky blue? Why do I have to go to bed? That’s how young children learn about the world around them. As children grow past the toddler stage, it … read more »


Including Differentiation in Remote and Blended Learning

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This year has tested traditional education models in ways that no one expected. Who knew that almost overnight educators would have to learn new ways of delivering instruction beyond the classroom walls while still meeting the differing needs of all students? Even when thrown into new teaching environments, it is essential to differentiate learning for … read more »