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February 23, 2022 Closing Out Black History Month as a Classroom

I’ve written quite a lot about Black History Month these past few weeks. I’ve covered notable African American writers and authors, as…

February 9, 2022 What's Your Education Side Hustle?

*Today’s blog is a guest post by Emily Gillain, a 3rd grade teacher. We all know that teachers often have jobs on the…

January 31, 2022 Our Top 5 Blogs of 2021

It suddenly struck me last week that January 2022 was almost over. The realization was actually a bit shocking. Perhaps it was the craziness of…

January 12, 2022 Helping Students Embrace Curiosity and Creativity

Every teacher knows that curiosity is one of the pillars of education. The desire to know, to explore, to understand what makes things do what…

November 10, 2021 Weird Rubric Tricks to Save You Time

I like rubrics, but something has always seemed a little... “off” about them. Part of it is because they lend an…

October 29, 2021 The Benefits of Student Reflection

I consider myself an avid reader. Especially now, with the winter winds starting to race, there’s nothing I love more than sitting down with a…

October 20, 2021 Dear Educators: We NEED You!

I'd like to encourage every educator who is currently in the classroom to do one very important thing: please stay. I know i

October 13, 2021 Unclutter Your Teaching Workload

Two weeks ago, I finally stopped procrastinating and spent the afternoon organizing my bookshelf. For a bibliophile like myself this was actually a big undertaking.…