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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 Competencies” (CASEL@2017). With the help from Arthur, Peg+Cat and Daniel Tiger we will dive into how to weave SEL into your everyday lessons. Register for the three part "Live Learning" experience: Cultivating Good Neighbor Skills in the Classroom.

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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, Engineering, Arts, Math) educator. In this three part series, we’ll look at ways to inspire our young scientists and make concepts such as data and computational thinking engaging!  Register for the three part "Live Learning" experience: Inspiring Young Scientists Through STEAM Education.

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Teaching Black History Beyond Slavery and Black History Month

What if, the core of what Wakanda and the Black Panther stood for wasn’t all fictional? Is it possible that African history, which is widely communicated from Western perspectives as primitive and less than, actually began very similarly to the principles and ideologies that were present in the movie, The Black Panther?

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CREATE A Valentine's Day to Remember

CREATE – what an amazing word!  It’s the top of Bloom’s Taxonomy.  It’s right in the middle of the Engineering Design Process. It’s what we want children to be able to do as they grow and learn, and what we know is one of the most memorable parts of school. 

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Make Your Valentine’s Day Lessons Even Sweeter with Pinkalicious

As January comes to a close and February is in full gear The hearts of students and teachers are bursting with good cheer. For this is the season when love is in bloom, And a myriad of paper hearts decorate the room! A mood of excitement fills the air as kids can’t wait to pass out candy to share. Decorating paper hearts with sentiments that are loving and kind, To wish our friends a Happy Valentine!!!

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Strategies for Celebrating World Cultures in Your Classroom

Teachers from across the country have creative ways to integrate world cultures into the classroom. We asked teachers to contribute their ideas by answering this prompt: “I incorporate world cultures in my classroom by…:”

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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 media, but with new technology, and inexpensive tools, they are also creating content and using media in myriad ways to test their ideas, and tell their stories. With access to these tools, we have the opportunity to empower students so they can be both to be critical consumers of media, and authentic storytellers.

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Diversify Your Classroom Bookshelf with Multicultural Books

As a former teacher who has taught in the primary grades, the struggle of getting students to engage in reading is all too familiar. My previous students were not disengaged because of a shortage of books – my classroom library was overflowing with fiction and non-fiction books varying in reading level and topic. My previous students were disengaged because the books available did not relate to their lives. 

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What Makes a Shadow? Engaging Activities with Nature Cat

January, February, March—will winter ever end? When you look outside, the earth is either buried under snow and ice or largely colorless, odorless, and dormant or dead. Everything seems to be holding its breath! Even a walk through Daisy’s garden shows no change—just the same brown, bent over stalks and frozen ground. You know there is life hidden all around you (see All a ‘Hush’ in Daisy’s Garden), but you are looking for an inspired, teachable, tangible moment for today. So let’s get your students...

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