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Elementary Focus: Dolls for SEL and Social Studies

Elementary Focus: Dolls for SEL and Social Studies

September 16, 2020 | Curriculum Health Parents Performance Stress Students Teachers

Listen There are few adults who spend any time with kids who haven’t heard of the “Toy Story” franchise. In one of the movies, the toys gather around a new playmate, Forky, created by the child who is the center of their world.The child in the movie makes this “doll”...

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Education Podcasts, Part 2: What We Have Learned from Them

Education Podcasts, Part 2: What We Have Learned from Them

September 15, 2020 | Administrators Curriculum Higher learning Parents Performance Student Achievement Teachers Technology

Listen We wanted to share some of what we have learned recently from the education podcasts we have been listening to. Principal Center Radio Douglas Fisher - The Distance Learning Playbook (Jul 31) Douglas Fisher’s has some great, practical tips on distance learning!  He suggests that teachers should integrate synchronous...

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Practical Lessons from Innovative Schools

Practical Lessons from Innovative Schools

September 11, 2020 | Curriculum History International Teachers

Listen We’ve seen the videos of young teachers rapping multiplication facts in high heels from desktops. We all know about Ron Clark academy and being Slide Certified. There are many ingenious schools and teachers and methods that get tremendous results. How do we take the things we see working in...

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The New Hope of New London

The New Hope of New London

September 10, 2020 | Administrators History Parents Students Teachers

Listen 2020… right?!? What a bizarre year. We thought now would be a good moment to ponder some amazing schools, districts, and communities that have lived through their share of trying times and come out on the other side in a way that can provide some inspiration for us as...

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The Class Is Half Full

The Class Is Half Full

September 09, 2020 | Mental Health Organization Performance Remote learning Students Teachers

Listen There is a lot for us to complain about when it comes to where we find ourselves as teachers these days. This is arguably the most difficult time to be a teacher in several decades. We are all relearning how to teach.  Anxiety and stress are at all-time highs...

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Multicultural Fun for the Early Elementary Classroom

Multicultural Fun for the Early Elementary Classroom

September 04, 2020 | Administrators Planning Remote learning Teachers Technology

Listen It’s never been more apparent that we need to be both accepting and welcoming to students from all cultures and backgrounds than it is now in our society. Children need to see themselves reflected in the things we do - in our literature, in our lessons, in the ways...

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Teacher Reflections After Returning to School

Teacher Reflections After Returning to School

September 03, 2020 | Administrators Parents Performance Remote learning Students Teachers Technology

Listen For many teachers, administrators, and school employees around the world, August has meant returning to campus for the first time in 4 or 5 months.  Some are teaching to cameras in empty classrooms while others are trying to figure out how to teach with masks covering the expressions of...

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How to Create, Record, & Close  a Lesson in Google Meets

How to Create, Record, & Close a Lesson in Google Meets

September 02, 2020 | Administrators Parents Remote learning Students Teachers Technology

Listen With so many schools going either 100% virtual or offering some sort of hybrid option, teachers are having to become tech gurus overnight and learn to rely on programs that had previously been just something that “those young teachers were using” or things to tinker with to check the...

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Careers That Fit Well with Education Experience

Careers That Fit Well with Education Experience

August 25, 2020 | Administrators Performance Stress Teachers

Listen There are quite a few educators currently out of employment due to the financial repercussions of the pandemic. There are others who are okay for this year but may be facing a similar fate in the near future. There are many others who have lost wages, or for whom...

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Your Most Marketable Skills, Part 2

Your Most Marketable Skills, Part 2

August 24, 2020 | Administrators Performance Teachers Technology

Listen Leadership and Management, Data, Technology, and Social Skills Educators are being released from districts around the U.S. due to financial difficulties. Some teachers are having to find more conducive work environments due to districts either doing virtual, in-class learning, or some combination that just doesn’t work for them. Others...

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Your Most Marketable Skills, Part 1

Your Most Marketable Skills, Part 1

August 21, 2020 | Administrators Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen Communication, Instruction, and Complex Thinking Skills Educators in some parts of the U.S. have started seeing the economic repercussions of the pandemic. Some places have started to shed staff as budgets crumble and belts tighten.In other places, teachers are finding returning to teaching in the fall in either virtual...

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Teaching Culturally Responsive Literature: Part 5, Asian American Literature

Teaching Culturally Responsive Literature: Part 5, Asian American Literature

August 20, 2020 | Administrators Bilingual Curriculum History Students Teachers

Listen A year ago, Hollywood was all abuzz with the release of Crazy Rich Asians. It was the first all-Asian cast movie to be released from a major studio in over 25 years. How is it that a cultural subpopulation of over 21,000,000 has received such little attention in modern...

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