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The Need for a “Mental” Education...

I think most involved with education would agree that students need physical education—knowledge of diet, personal hygiene, and regular exercise (though, there has been efforts to cut back on this subject). In schools, there is an established physical education curriculum and time set aside for physical activity to coincide with academic study.

However, this is not good enough.

As we witness continued and new waves of societal problems: mental health crisis such as sharp...

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Flag Day is Coming - June 14th

 

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Administrators Visibility

With schools slowly returning to normalcy, it is more important than ever to have the administrative team visible to students, teachers and parents.

A principal and administrators must be flexible to accommodate the changing needs and expectations of the school and community. Now more than ever, students, staff and parents need to see the principal and administrators in the halls, at bus duty, in the classrooms, in the cafeteria and at extracurricular activities. It is also...

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World Ocean Day is June 8th!

World Ocean Day, 2021 The Theme is "The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods".  What do you think this means?

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Using Steam and Stem in the ECE...

As we get ready to head in to summer, I know you are thinking about taking a break! You should be.  But, as a teacher, I know my brain was always thinking, “what is something new I will try next year”?  I am going to break down STEAM and STEM learning this summer in a several part series, to make it easier to try to organize and decide what YOU want...

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Don’t Throw Out New Teaching Tools with...

The COVID pandemic caused k-12 teachers and higher education faculty to suddenly shift to using more technology, to teach virtually and remotely, to keep learning going in new ways. Educators were pushed out of their comfort zones, having to quickly learn new knowledge and skills.

For instance, some k-12 teachers were required to use course management systems such as Canvas—tools traditionally reserved for the college-level- to organize online work, grade assignments, and communicate...

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Focusing on Learning

Principals can help shift the focus from teaching to learning if they insist that certain critical questions be considered and principals are in a key position to pose those questions. How can we continue to reduce student misbehavior and increase time on task? Is the redirect process working? What do we want our students to know and be able to do? Teachers are not teaching if students are not learning.

The focus of high performing schools are not on are you teaching but what are the...

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Endangered Species Day is May 21st.

 
In 2021, Endangered Species Day is May 21st. Held the 3rd Friday in May, it is a day for creating awareness to the different creatures of the planet whose population is dwindling. It is a day to encourage people to work to save these creatures from going extinct.

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World Bee Day is May 20th. The Theme is...

 

In 2018, the United Nations designated May 20th as ...

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Teaching Families To Cook at Home With...

As teachers, we want to share ideas with families on how to engage with their children at home in a meaningful way. During the 2020 pandemic we were all made to stay home (eat, shop, clean, do chores etc). Everything was done with a small group that usually included your family.  Hopefully families worked together on cleaning the house, gardening, planting flowers etc. Life skills are something that no one can take from you.  They are also something you are going to use your entire life....

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