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End of the Year Letter to Students. Do...

Do you write an end of the year letter to your students? If, so, please share. Here is the one I used with my 6th graders:

Dear students, 


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Flag Day is Coming, a Day to Honor the...

Flag Day is coming, a day to honor the flag of the United States. This year, Flag Day is June...

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The Global Search for Education: Oppi-...

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What Gifted Kids Can Learn From...

Before class, one of my third-grade students came to me and showed me a picture of a dog that she had drawn. I noticed that it looked very much like every other dog picture that she had drawn.

Not wanting to discourage her creative spark, I gently told her that I liked it and that I noticed she had drawn the shape of the dog’s head in the very same manner in every...

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The Global Search for Education: A...

When Quincy Jones was chosen to produce "We Are The World" in 1985, the idea was that it would be a collective effort of the music community donating its time and talents to make a difference for others in crisis. Who can forget the story about the world's biggest recording stars being told to "check your egos at the door" - this cause is so much bigger than your celebrity.

 

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Opportunities to Challenge Gifted Kids...

Recess-it is a precious commodity to elementary students.

Having it taken away can be a most painful experience. So when a group of gifted students faced losing it because their classmates were being noisy and uncooperative, they began to stress. I felt their pain, but I also saw something else-an opportunity to challenge them.

After they groaned...

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Discussions About Education in Oklahoma...

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CM Rubin Asks: How do you balance test...

The use of high-stakes achievement tests around the world have created controversy among teachers, parents, students, administrators, policy makers and heads of state. But whether or not you're a supporter of high-stakes testing, the fact remains that for now, these assessments exist; so perhaps the more important inquiry to pursue is how do teachers balance preparation for...

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Teaching Racism?

Today, the Baltimore City Schools are closed as a result of the #FreddieGray protests. In response to the unrest in Charm City, the Washington Post offered a piece on...

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Are you Ready for Save the Rhino Day?(...

Save the Rhino Day is May 1st!

Did you know that at the Ol Pejeta Game Conservancy, in Kenya, guards are watching 47-year-old Sudan, 24 hours a day?  Sudan is the last male northern white rhino. To make him less attractive to poachers (who kill rhino for their horns), Sudan's horn has been removed....

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End of the Year Letter to Students. Do...

Do you write an end of the year letter to your students? If, so, please share. Here is the one I used with my 6th graders:

Dear students, 


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