Let’s Get Global!

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Several years ago, I had the privilege of representing my school division at a global education summit in Washington, DC, and I can honestly say it broadened my educational horizons. “Why?”, you ask. It could be that I was just at a point in my career where I was more aware of the impact and … read more »


Make a Difference Day

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Make a Difference Day is a community service event held on the fourth Saturday of each October. The emphasis of this day is to encourage both young and old to volunteer in their community. This event provides many opportunities for classroom learning experiences. When looking at National Social Studies Standards, volunteerism fits directly into the … 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 »


Hidden Treasures for Sharing Dreams and Goal Setting

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On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King’s historic I Have a Dream speech in Washington, DC was crucial in bringing nation-wide attention to civil rights issues. His dream of equal rights for children and adults of all colors continues to inspire people around the world in their goal of peaceful coexistence of all people. It … read more »


Cartoons and Comics Aren’t Just for Newspapers Anymore

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Did you know the first cartoon appeared in a U.S. newspaper way back in 1754? Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette featured the political cartoon “Join or Die” on May 9, 1754. The picture showed the American colonies as a snake divided into eight pieces and presented the political point of view that the colonies should unite. … read more »