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April 30, 2021 Power Standards: Ensuring Student Growth Mindset

I probably don’t have to tell you this, but life as an educator is busy. It feels as though every time I…

April 26, 2021 3 Things to Remember for Increasing Student Engagement

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April 14, 2021 Something Completely Different: Rethinking Student Engagment

There are no deserts in Michigan, where I live, and so I was unprepared for the dry heat and the relentless sun my…

March 29, 2021 Three Ways to Make Your Classroom Environmentally Conscious

I have always loved the ocean. In elementary school, I attended a trip to the Shedd Aquarium and was absolutely mesmerized by the aquatic life…

March 24, 2021 The Little Things Add Up

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a big difference. The smile in the hallway. The hand on the shoulder. The…

March 22, 2021 Of Science and Stories

Have you ever heard the story of The Ant and the Grasshopper? As the fable goes, the Ant works throughout the summer to store up…

February 3, 2021 Black History is Our American History

When a country reflects on its history, it is typically taught through the perspective of the dominant demographic. Think about that for a…

January 29, 2021 Connecting with Students through Books

“There's no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books.” -…