What’s the Buzz: Professional Learning and Development

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As we anticipate the first official day of summer, many educators look forward to a well-deserved break. Thinking of what we accomplished, given the challenges faced, we reflect and wonder how to increase effectiveness next school year. Many outside education think educators spend the summer months enjoying time off when, in actuality, the opposite is … read more »


Rubrics to the Rescue When Teaching Remotely

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As educators provide lessons through remote teaching, one question is how to assess student learning effectively. Schools and districts are taking varying approaches. Some schools don’t have assessment policies; others have specific guidelines by grade level and subject for required assessment and recording of grades. One of the features of remote learning that many teachers … read more »


Staff Wellbeing: What’s Your Plan?

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Did you know that June is Employee Wellbeing Month? Neither did I quite frankly! 😊 There is even an official hashtag— so give #mywellbeingmonth a follow and see what’s going on out there!  Now that we all know about this, let’s talk a bit more about it and how we can work to integrate this … read more »


Why You Should Be Teaching Media Literacy in Your Classroom

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Media Literacy is an important topic that all teachers should be involved in teaching. According to Common Sense Media, media literacy is the ability to identify different types of media and understand the messages they’re sending.  A more detailed definition of media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a … read more »


Participating in a Twitter Chat 101

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Rhetorical question alert! Have you gotten on the social media bandwagon? How about Twitter Chats?! I’m thinking the percentage of those who answered “yes” to my second question may be less than the first! But don’t stress— I’m here to help you take that leap and fully engage in a Twitter Chat. And hey, guess … read more »