Creating a Community of Learners

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“Classroom structures and processes need to tend to the emotional well-being of everyone rather than just on covering the day’s lesson plan.” Zaretta Hammond Establishing a classroom culture built on community is fundamental to developing the students’ social and emotional skills throughout the school year. In the quote above, educators are encouraged to create an … read more »


Math Storytelling Day

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Not all elementary teachers love teaching math, but I do. I love encouraging classroom discussions about different ways to solve problems and think about math concepts. I love seeing students frustrated by a new skill and building confidence as they gain knowledge. I love it when I meet incoming students who say their favorite subject … read more »


Fake News – What can we do about it?

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80% of middle schoolers mistake sponsored content for real news 3 in 4 students can’t distinguish between real and fake news on Facebook Fewer than 1 in 3 students are skeptical of biased news sources (ISTE Fake News Infographic 2017) As educators, what can we do to make sure our students are not counted as … read more »


Infusing Mindfulness Into the School Day

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“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.” -Napoleon Bonaparte Imagine the possibilities – – – What if our teachers approached each day, each class period, with a quiet mind? What if our students began each day, each lesson, with a quiet mind? What if our administrators approached each classroom observation or interaction … read more »