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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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A Teacher Who Inspires, Educates and Excels

Read more about Judy Whitesell, The Upcycler, through the eyes of Catherine Oxner, a parent of Judy's student. Her super powers include weaving comfy sleeping spots for the homeless, creating vegetables from lunch waste, and keeping schoolyards trash free.  

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May the 4th Be With You: Real-World Connections in the Classroom and Beyond

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars was created and a cultural phenomenon began. If you’re struggling with ways to bring this epic saga down to Earth, have no fear!  PBSLearningMedia has material for students of all ages and levels to connect with and enjoy. 

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Teaching Environmental Activism Using PBS LearningMedia’s Celebrate Earth Day Resources

An estimated 20 million Americans participated in that first ever Earth Day back in 1970. PBS LearningMedia (California) has created a Celebrate Earth Day website to provide teachers and students with a forum to learn more about the history of Earth Day, the history of the environmental justice movement since then, the racial implications of pollution and waste disposal, and the role of new technologies in conservation efforts. After spending a full period exploring the website, I am certain that students everywhere will find the...

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Nine Tips for Making the Most of Your Next Education Conference

Conferences (large or small) can be overwhelming. Veteran conference attendee and presenter, Michael Hernandez, shares his best tips.  

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Ten Black Scientists that Science Teachers Should Know About

Helping your students see the possibilities of careers in STEM fields means providing them with diverse role models. Black History Month provides teachers with an opportunity to feature the stories and voices of black scientists, engineers and mathematicians in the context of their science instruction. 

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More Than A Month: 1978

My experience at Hampton taught me to strive for excellence in everything I do; honor those who sacrificed their lives for freedom and education; realize that spiritual growth is just as important as academic growth; and to always be prepared.

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More Than A Month: 1996

They say to give people flowers while they can still smell them. Unfortunately, the saying reminds us that we often fail to do so and live to regret it.

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From the Classroom to the Holiday Table, Students Bring Civility and Respect

Every day, my students prepare to become active citizens as they learn about the world around them. I hope that each and every one of them fully participates in their family’s spirited Thanksgiving dinner conversations – and that they are the ones who insist on civility.

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Exploring Climate Change Through Art in the Science Classroom

Climate change is a topic that can be covered across multiple subjects, bridging a gap between science, history, the humanities, and the arts. How might this multidisciplinary topic spark students’ imaginations, inspire introspection and generate innovative thinking?

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Exploring Stories Behind the Amerasian Experience After the Vietnam War

Before beginning this project, I did not know very much about the Vietnam War. Events such as the Tet Offensive and Operation Babylift were events I had heard about, but my knowledge of the events was vague. Since my parents lived through the war as children and came to America as refugees, I have always wanted to learn more about the people and history behind the war

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Addressing Charlottesville in the Classroom

Charlottesville made headlines for a clash that erupted into a tragic outcome. Now, teachers nationwide are dealing with the troubling and necessary question: how to explain to students what happened and why?  

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Total Solar Eclipse: Science Fact vs. Science Fiction!

People across the United States are excited for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. Use the statements below to test your students’ eclipse and space knowledge. Each statement comes with a resource to learn more.

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A Celestial Experience that Eclipses the Classroom

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire continental United States. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979, and it will not happen again until 2024. Find out how to turn this rare event into a unique teaching opportunity in your classroom!

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5 Genius Hour Tips

For those unfamiliar, genius hour takes place in the corporate sector, from Google to 3M to Colgate-Palmolive. At these companies, employees get 20% of the day to pursue projects of interest. As a result, employees may be more engaged. And they also tend to innovate. But how does this look in a classroom?

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32 Space-Themed Resources to Explore the Galaxy

Star WarsTM is the movie that proved science fiction could be a blockbuster. Within the Star Wars fandom, May Fourth is celebrated as “Star Wars Day.” We have curated the following lesson plans, videos and more from PBS LearningMedia for those inspired (Jedi) instructors out there.

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Lasting Ways to Spring into Action for Earth Month

EarthEcho Water Challenge resources will help teachers support authentic, project-based learning to help students take a leadership role in uncovering new and innovative ways to address global water issues.

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Growing and Learning Together: Creating a School Garden

A school garden creates endless opportunities to extend learning beyond the school walls. In planning our project, we considered the impact that a school garden would have on our students, our community and the environment.

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21 Pi Day Resources for your Classroom

March 14th (3/14) is recognized as the day to celebrate Pi! Whether you are looking for activities to conduct in the classroom, special Pi day gear, or a unique video to highlight the occasion, keep reading for a plethora of Pi Day fun!

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Integrating the Refugee Crisis into Your Curriculum

Welcome to Canada, and its companion lesson plan, “A Refugee’s Story,” encourages students to explore the impact of immigration as well as the themes of cultural displacement, human rights, and resilience. 

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Teaching Islam: Deconstructing Myths and Clarifying Truths

What I failed to fully recognize until this point was that despite my own knowledge about religious literacy – religions are internally diverse; religions evolve and change over time as opposed to being ahistorical and static; religious influences are embedded in all dimensions of culture – I hadn't communicated this very well to my students.

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Teaching the Election- in an 'Age of Hate,' Part II

It’s 3:00 PM. Wednesday, November 9th. The school day is over and so, too, the 2016 presidential election . . . and that means for my students and me, no more Election Wednesdays.    What did my students think of it all?

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Teaching the Election- in an "Age of Hate," Part I

In this post, high school social studies teacher Peter Paccone wonders whether his students view the behavior of  adults in this election year much like children might typically view their parents going through an ugly divorce. Here, he lays out his strategy to teaching the election under these challenging circumstances.

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