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A “New” Education Model: An Opening for...

The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to adopt a new educational model. After lagging behind, holding on in some ways to the old factory model emerging during the Industrial Age (desks in neat rows like an assembly, bells still ring, stringent schedules keeping everyone on track), public education has moved into uncharted territory.

Students learning from home, having more autonomy and flexibility in schedules. Teachers teaching to children on virtual screens—sometimes juggling between...

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What is your Passion When you Teach?...

As teachers we all have a passion and this passion is often our favorite part of what we teach our students. I personally love Literacy and do a lot of research, writing and presenting on hands on learning approaches when teaching children to read. Each teacher is different in what their passion is, but whatever that passion is, take it and be the best you can be for your students....

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Chinese New Year Begins February 12th...

Chinese New Year Factoids
 
Kung Hei Fat Choy! Kung Hei Fat Choy!
That’s Happy New Year in Chinese. 2021 is the Year of the OX (Buffalo). OX people are thought to be hard workers, honest, responsible, motivated and take things slowly. Some say that OX people can be a bit stubborn and quiet. On the Chinese calendar, called Yuan Tan, the new year is 4719. Chinese New Year is not always held on...

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Valentine's Day is Coming!


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Keep Breathing: An Update on A...

In an earlier blog, I wrote about a mindfulness-based program, where k-12 students learn and practice four breathing techniques in 40 days. I caught up with ABC Breathe director, Maria Andrade, to see how the initiative was going during the pandemic and a time when schools, teachers, and children are shifting between remote learning and in-person classes and having to maintain social distancing and other safety measures.   

Q: How is the initiative going...

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The Global Search for Education – Book...

“The chance to author your own book is incredibly engaging and motivating to students.” – Dan Amos

The Planet Classroom Network is featuring Book Creator’s Create a...

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How Leaders Can Build a Positive...

Leaders in a school have a huge impact on teachers, staff, faculty, families, students and the community. They have the ability to teach, model, engage, collaborate and communicate.  Leaders and administrators wear many hats and have a lot of responsibilities that take courage, organizational skills, the ability to communicate and the expertise to support, encourage and build others up.  As I moved up from teaching many different grades to then leading an elementary school and then becoming...

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Creating a “Container of Care &...

As I begin teaching classes this semester, I feel it is more crucial than ever to create a safe space in the classroom, what I call a Container of Care & Courage.

Considering the tumultuous times we are living in, and what students –whether k-12 students or college students—might be going through, I think, as educators, we have an even greater responsibility to use the classroom as a microcosm of what society could be. A place where people’s voices are honored, where differences...

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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King

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Inauguration Day is Coming!

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