Inspire Writers and Engage Readers with The Great American Read

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For the Love of Lit: Virtual Professional Learning Series

Designed by educators, this virtual professional learning experience will introduce a number of teaching models and strategies to enhance your practice.

9 Tips For Teaching Kindness in the Classroom

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Self-Care for the School Year

I'm not good at this whole self-care thing. Honestly, I'm probably the last person who should be talking about it. But this morning...

Inspire Children to Think and Act Like Scientists

Watch the children in Ms. Poulin’s first-grade classroom, as they talk about an illustration in a book about animals and their...

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...

Spooky Activities for Classroom Fun

Halloween is a time to celebrate superstition and changing seasons, and this collection of Halloween themed activities aims to do...

Inspire Writers and Engage Readers with The Great American Read

“What’s YOUR favorite book?” As a lifelong reader, book lover, and three-decade English teacher, one would think I could answer...

Sweater Up: How the Lessons of Fred Rogers are Inspiring my Teaching this Year

Sometime in the middle of July, back-to-school sale messages begin to crowd the airwaves. Seventeen years into my teaching career, those...

War Games: Gamifying the Vietnam War and teaching 'The Things They Carried'

Intro and Setting the Stage Bishop McNamara High School (BMHS) in Forestville, MD, sits just across the highway from Andrews Air Force...

Using Virtual Team Teaching to Connect Classrooms

This post originally ran on EdTech Digest here. Inspiration or pure insanity. These are the only possible reasons why “Virtual Team...

How Games Can Be a Centerpiece for Student-Driven Learning

While phonics workbooks are useful for reinforcing certain literacy skills, they are not the sole means of teaching reading. If children...

What the Dot Test Can Teach Us to De-Stress Our Students

Despite all the careful planning and prep, the school year has the capacity to quickly get stressful. As soon as I sense students are...

Self-Care for the School Year

I'm not good at this whole self-care thing. Honestly, I'm probably the last person who should be talking about it. But this morning...

How ‘Just One Change’ in the Classroom can Lead to Greater Student Curiosity

How many times has a teacher posed, “Are there any questions?” – only to be met with deafening silence from their learners. How often...

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