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An Authentic Look at Thanksgiving

For millions of Americans Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved of holidays, an occasion with deep roots in the country’s history and a time to celebrate with family and friends. However, the historical association of Native Americans with this holiday and typical classroom activities used to commemorate Thanksgiving are problematic.

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9 Tips For Teaching Kindness in the Classroom

Fostering a culture of kindness enhances the connections made peer-to-peer and student to teacher. Carving out time to intentionally promote kindness cultivates empathy and understanding between individuals, leading to deeper relationships. As relationships form, trust develops, which allows a culture of learning to blossom where all individuals feel genuinely valued -- for who they are and what they contribute as a unique individual. Although there’s no denying that teachers have various demands to tend to, devoting ample...

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Self-Care for the School Year

When you need time, you have permission to keep it.  This is NOT permission to ‘take’ time; the time is yours to begin with. You GIVE it away all day, every day. You have permission to KEEP your own time.

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Inspire Children to Think and Act Like Scientists

Thinking and acting like scientists not only supports deep understanding of important “real-world” phenomena, it also helps children develop a self-concept as a capable learner. They start to take on the identity of a scientist; and they may even seek out other opportunities to think and talk like scientists!

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Adding a 21st Century Spin to Reading I A Step by Step Guide to Creating a Classroom READbox

If you were to walk past Room 113 at Patton Elementary in Austin, Texas, you’d see a “READbox,” inviting you to check out a student recommended book.  Everyone’s seen the traditional book report, but this project uses a green screen and augmented reality to showcase first grade book reviews in an engaging and innovative way. After learning about augmented reality, I realized that I could use the same idea of highlighting book reviews through a technology-focused public display, a READbox.

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The Teacher Superhero that is a Constant Light to her Students

Read more about Glenda Lozada, The Astonishing Assembler, through the eyes of her fourth grade students. Her super powers include being a constant light, keeping her students engaged, learning, and encouraged throughout the most difficult of circumstances.

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Why Amy Woods is our Teacher Superhero in our Local Community

Read more about Amy Woods, The Smashing Storyteller, through the eyes of her student, Zulee Escobar. Her super powers include capturing truth on camera and elevating student voices  

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Rich Lehrer is a “Teacher Superhero” with a 3D Cape

Read more about Rich Lehrer, The D-Zign D-Coder, through the eyes of Bethany Blake and the Harborlight Community Partners. His super powers include helping those in need and seeing solutions where no one else has. 

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4th Grade Teacher at Apalachee Elementary School who Goes Above and Beyond for her Students

Read more about Roshanna Beard, The Tech Equalizer, through the eyes of Hannah Power. She has the super powers to put technology in the hands of everyone. 

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