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The Power of Teachers: Ordinary People Can Change the World

The teacher who changed my life didn’t do it by encouraging her students to stand on their desks, like John Keating in Dead Poets Society. Or by toting a baseball bat through the halls, like Principal Clark in Lean on Me. She did it in a much simpler way: by telling me I was good at something.

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Back to School with PBS KIDS: Design an Inclusive Classroom

No classroom can be successful without a sense of community and community doesn’t work if everyone isn’t included. This doesn’t happen by accident. It’s an environment that needs to be intentionally scaffolded. Inclusion is something that has to be designed. Here are some things to think about. 

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Using Pinkalicious & Peterrific to Encourage Kindness

When our students come to school, most times they are carrying more than just a backpack full of school supplies, books and homework. They are coming with a hungry stomach, a sleepless night, an angry parent, unfair punishment, anxiety about being teased or bullied, a bad hair day, incomplete homework, or other external and internal stressors.  With that in mind, making time to create a card can really emphasize the importance of showing kindness to one another.

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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 process with huge benefits for students and teachers.

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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 up litter, or “opting outside” by visiting a nearby park or another natural place. Some even make long-term Earth Day resolutions that commit to taking actions over time to help the environment.

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Creating a “Community” Garden with Your Students..and Nature Cat

Garden planning is an exercise in matching creativity with functionality. With young children, you can draw from math, language arts and science curriculums, while providing experiences that impart a host of skills useful throughout life—skills that foster positive habits related to emotional health, nutrition, exercise and community involvement, among others.

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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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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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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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