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The 2024 Tour de France Begins June...

                                                              

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May is Asian American Pacific Islander...

 

There is a Black History Month, Native Americans Heritage Month, a Hispanic American Month and a Woman’s History Month. Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month is a time to highlight the contributions of these groups of people to the culture of the...

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Revitalizing After Retirement

I had been retired for about 18 months and not enjoying myself. My wife would travel to go to work and leave me alone with a TV and my two dogs. This was certainly not how I wanted to spend my “golden years”. After working over 51 years in education in the United States and Egypt I had few plans on how best spend my idle hours. Frankly, I was bored and frustrated. 

Fortunately very close to my house they were building a new school. I decided to look into this possible opportunity....

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Are you Ready for Pi Day? Possible...

 

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March is Women's History Month...

  

 

"Remember no one can...

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Early Childhood Podcasts for Students...

Podcasts have become a new way of learning. As teachers, leaders, childcare providers, etc., we must commit to being lifelong learners. Today, it is easier than ever to learn by listening to colleagues, veterans, and even those new to the profession by turning on a podcast. A podcast allows you to listen and learn in the car, while you are working, at the gym, on an airplane, and even out on a walk. There are...

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Students Have Some Nerve: Exploring...

(Note: The following is the first installment of a three-part series based on my upcoming book, Calming Student Stress in K-12 Classrooms: Mindfulness, Meditation, and Other Strategies to Reduce Anxiety and Enhance Learning, due out by Rowman & Littlefield in early 2024).

Despite coming out of the pandemic and returning to in-person learning, stress, anxiety, and trauma remain prevalent in the classroom. For example, according to a...

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Teaching Students to Be “Digital...

The Samurai were fierce warriors of Feudal Japan (we’re talking 1100 to 1800s). They lived during times of constant fighting, whether between warring lords in Japan or against invading enemies, such as the Mongols.

Samurai had to be incredibly sharp, focused, centered, calm, and ready to leap into action at any moment. This explains why they were drawn to the practice of Zen Buddhism and training the mind through meditation.

Today, the enemy or constant threat isn’t so much...

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Don’t Take this Serious! Mindfulness...

Mindfulness in the k-12 classroom has been shown to improve school-related skills, such as executive functioning, social-emotional skills, working memory, sustained attention, and self-regulation (see Mindfulness in the Classroom).

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Starting the New Year Off with...

mindfulness

Educators, you have probably heard the term, mindfulness, thrown around a lot at this point. You...

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