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August 19, 2020 A New Season

The back-to-school season is always filled with uncertainty, but this year is different. As schools around the country scramble to adapt…

March 4, 2019 “A” Is for Authentic: Teaching and Learning in the Real World

Have you noticed how small children love to pretend they are grown-ups? They bake in the kitchen center, fly airplanes, and dress up like pirates.…

August 31, 2018 Blow Bubbles When Necessary

I recently stumbled across the #TheMeaningOfLifeIn4Words hashtag, and though I'm a writer and a lover of words, I'm also a fan of simplicity and essence,…

August 7, 2018 We Start with Stars in Our Eyes: A Dear Evan Hansen Back-to-School Guide for Teachers

Let me start by saying, if you have the opportunity to see the Tony-award-winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen, do it. Just do it. You can…

March 9, 2017 5 Things Your Students Want You to Know (But Will Never Tell You)

Growing up is like growing old… it’s not for the faint of heart. Your body changes without your consent; no one seems to understand you;…

December 22, 2016 A Pep Talk from Kid President

Let's face it; at the end of the year, we all get a little nuts. Students, teachers, parents, all of us. So this week's…

November 24, 2016 The Five Word Challenge

You devote hours of think time and work time toward creating a classroom culture that promotes critical thinking and creative problem-solving. You strive…