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Do YOU Use a Plastic Straw?

You are sitting in a restaurant and a server brings over a glass of water and drops a plastic straw...

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Are We Being Fair to Students? Opening...

I often believe we are academically restricting students on a daily basis. In our efforts to make learning gains and boost test scores, we have narrowed our view of learning and understanding, and thus, severely restricted the ways students can demonstrate learning.

Think about it. How often our students given a paper-and-pencil test (in this highly digital age)? How many essays or written response exams do students take each school year? Now, there’s nothing inherently wrong with...

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Listening Centers in the Classroom –...

Listening to reading helps students develop fluency, expression, and comprehension skills. Creating a Listening Center in your classroom can help support reader focus and build student confidence, which translates to success.

Organizing and maintaining listening centers that keep students independently engaged can be tricky.

Our friends over at Primary Paradise share some simple but highly...

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How to Easily Add Diversity to Your...

Even if the make-up of your classroom and school isn’t particularly diverse, it’s still so important to share a variety of diverse chapter books with our students that reflect our students and the overall population. My favorite moments in my classroom are always the times when I look around the room and all of my students have their nose in a different book. When I see each of my students engaged in reading (and I’m...

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The Global Search for Education:...

The Children in India 2012 study found that approximately 48% of India’s children are “stunted” and 20% are “wasted”. It also showed that 40% of children between the 5th and 7th grade dropped out of school. Most of these...

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Fun Facts About Our Oceans to Share...

Check out my latest article, "Art for the Sea", in the current issue of Highlights for Children. All of Angela Pozzi's amazing art sculptures were created from plastics that washed ashore...

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Flag Day is Coming - Interactive...

 

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What Do Strong Leaders Do?

When you think back to the best manager, boss or leader you have ever had what are the traits or characteristics you remember? As a principal, there were several things I liked to do to make sure that my teachers felt supported.  It is important that our teachers feel like they are valued, a part of a community and what they are doing matters. 

These are listed of ideas, in no particular order, because...

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Summer Fun For Families

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Be An Advocate For Play

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As early childhood professionals, we each have a philosophy on teaching, classroom management, family engagement and curriculum to name only a few. Starting today, we must make sure, that if our philosophies don’t already include play, that we begin developing that vital part of our teaching philosophy. We must be advocates for young children,...

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