Encouraging Innovation

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There’s a better way to do it – find it. Thomas Edison Have you read articles like this one that tell us about all of the jobs that may disappear in the next few years? Or, maybe you have been to a presentation where you’ve heard all about the skills we teach students that may … read more »


3 Resources for Science News for Students… And What To Do With Them!

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December 11 is International Mountain Day. The purpose of this occasion is to highlight the importance of mountains as a resource for over half of the world’s population and also recognize the damaging effects of climate change, overpopulation, and over-exploitation of resources. Although this isn’t a famous event, the purpose and issues are ones that … read more »


Infusing Technology into Earth Science Week

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Let’s talk about Science. Earth Science to be exact. Earth Science Week takes place October 14 – 20 and this year’s theme is “Earth as Inspiration.” Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute, the goal of this annual event is to promote understanding and appreciation of earth sciences and encourage stewardship of the earth. Here are … read more »


Sensory Processing Awareness Month

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October is Sensory Processing Awareness Month. Although it affects as many as 1 in 20 Americans, many are not familiar with this disorder. In addition to a lack of knowledge about this disorder, there are also many misconceptions. One of the most common misconceptions is that it is a form of autism; in fact, Sensory … 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 »