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Celebrating World Space Week with Megan Beattie

World Space Week is here, Y’all!

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Topics: Content Areas, science, Just For Fun

5 Resources to Honor Indigenous Peoples Day in Your Classroom

One year ago, the United States took an important step in honoring a more complete and accurate history of our country with the recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day. Instead of focusing on Columbus’s “discovery,” this federal holiday (on the 2nd Monday in October) centers the history of Indigenous peoples that have inhabited the Western Hemisphere for tens of thousands of years. In creating this day we acknowledge the genocide, erasure, assimilation, and resilience of the Native people spanning generations. 

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Topics: Holidays, Culture and Language, Equity

Top Tools for Today's School Counselors

School counselors, school social workers, school psychologists: we see you, and all the amazing support you provide for students.

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Topics: Content Areas, Courses

10 Tips for Teachers Communicating with Difficult Parents

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Parents, Back-to-School, teacher resources

Physical Education for Fitness and the Future

 

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Topics: Courses

5 New Courses to Expand Your Teacher Toolbelt

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Teaching with Technology, Literacy, Technology, educator wellness, Courses, Mental Health Awareness, Fast Track, Social Media

5 Tips for Preventing Cyberbullying in Your Classroom

This blog was originally published on October 20th, 2016. It has been updated with new information and links.
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Topics: Classroom Management, Instructional Strategies, Social Emotional Learning, Digital Resources, Social Media, teacher resources

10 Reasons You Should Use Sentence Frames in Your Classroom

Originally published on May 28, 2019 by Keely Keller, updated on September 9, 2022.

A sentence frame is a teacher-created scaffold using a fill-in-the-blank format designed to help students ask or answer questions verbally or in writing. They are very effective for all students but especially for those who may require a bit more support. Take a look at our TOP TEN reasons you should be using these in your classroom. 

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Literacy

Get Creative With Our New Course for Art Teachers!

Picture this scene–you’re at a neighborhood BBQ, and someone says, “Oh, you’re an art teacher! What form of art do YOU practice?” Your mind goes blank, because you can’t remember the last time you picked up a paintbrush, clay, or textiles to make something for yourself. You respond, “Uhhh, I practice Kindergarten through 5th…” Does this sound familiar? Then our new course, 5225: Creativity Reboot for the Art Teacher’s Classroom, is just what you need!

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Topics: Arts, Courses

A Guide for Managing Trauma as the Result of School Violence

SIGNS and EFFECTS of TRAUMA

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