No Child Left Inside

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October 13 through October 19 is Earth Science Week. Earth Science Week, celebrated since 1988, is the opportunity to promote the understanding of earth sciences and every citizen’s role in stewardship of our earth. This year’s theme is No Child Left Inside.  One place to find many lesson ideas is on the Earth Science Week … 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 »


Tech Tool of the Month: MySciLife

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Cast your imagination out and think about what it would be like to LIVE as a cell or a tsunami or a liver. This month’s tech tool encourages students to think about this type of question. MySciLife is a free social learning platform, created for grades 6-9. Participation is entirely FREE, and MySciLife offers educators … read more »


The Power of Peer Mentoring

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I’m going to start off this post with two brief personal anecdotes… Upon being asked what I taught when I was in the classroom, I always reply “I was a high school Spanish teacher”, however, there’s a little more to the story.  My last several years, I had the opportunity to also take over one … read more »