Cultural Appropriation: What’s an Educator’s Role?

Looking around the world, we notice ways that imagery, style, and language are borrowed from other cultures and peoples. Some of these...

Five Tips to Creating Meaningful Parents Teacher Conferences

Every year we get students that show red flags from day one. These students may be demonstrating poor academic skills, delayed social...

5 Back-to-School Tools to Add to Your Teacher Toolkit

The start of the new school year for children is exciting and a bit overwhelming. Parents take their kids to the store -- with school...

Using Pinkalicious & Peterrific to Encourage Kindness

Cards are sold for almost all life events such as birthdays, weddings, retirements, love, graduation, illness, loss of a loved one,...

Strategies to Create a Community in Your Classroom

The Arthur theme song says it all: “You can learn to work and play and get along with each other.” Building a classroom community is a...

Celebrating Earth Day with a Gardening Focus

It’s Earth Day today, and we will do our part! Around the world, on April 22, people often celebrate Earth Day by planting trees, picking...

Making the Classroom Ready for Educational Media

The school year is coming! The school year is coming! As schools across the country are opening for a brand new year, excitement mounts...

Five Steps For Integrating Computer Science in the Classroom

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, (Dec. 3-9), we’re offering classroom-friendly tips and resources that you can use to...

PBS Digital Innovators Take Students Across Miles and Time Zones: The Egg Drop Challenge

Traveling to Educational Inspiration This past summer, we had the pleasure of traveling San Antonio, TX, as PBS Digital Innovators for our...

Cultivating Good Neighbor Skills

Won’t you be our neighbor?! Teachers, join us for this three part series where we explore Social Emotional Learning “Core...

Inspiring Young Scientists Through STEAM Education

Our world changes every day, and with that, our teaching practice does to: there is always more to learn as a STEAM (Science, Technology,...

Empowering Young Media Consumers & Creators

The world is saturated with information--all types of media, with millions of varying messages. Not only are your students consuming the...

Learning to Use My “Teacher Voice" Beyond the Schoolyard

As teachers, we are all agents for change and improvement. For our students, we can often bring about significant change and improvement in...

Managing Feelings in the First Week of School

It’s back to school for most kids around the country, but for some, it’s time to go to school for the first time ever. Even if they...

New Ways to Power Up and Re-energize Faculty Meetings

Oh, the faculty meeting. Often met with an eye roll, this necessary evil has a bad reputation. Maybe it shouldn’t. More Voice and Choice...

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