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100 Educational Pumpkin Activities

It’s fall and that means it’s time for… pumpkin everything. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, visiting the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins, you know the drill. Since pumpkins are already all around you, why not make them a part of your […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 – Reading List for K-12

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep. 15 – Oct. 15) is all about celebrating the contributions of Hispanic and Latino people to the United States. There’s no better way to celebrate Hispanic contributions and culture than through literature! Whether you’re looking for […]

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Development Goals for Teachers – 5 Ideas for the New School Year

Whether you’re a new teacher entering the classroom for the first time or a veteran teacher with experience to spare, we’re all looking for ways to improve our performance and better serve our students. Setting goals for development before the […]

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Positive Use of Social Media – How to Encourage Your Students

Social media is a regular part of students’ lives. They use it to communicate with friends, share photos and post status updates on a regular basis. In fact, 92 percent of teens, ages 13-17, report going online daily. Unfortunately, this […]

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Life Skills for Teens

Teens can accomplish more with their phones in an hour than most people can accomplish in a week. However, while technology moves us forward, basic life skills are slowly fading into the background. Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat, along with other social […]

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Math in the Real World – 9 Ideas to Make Math Relevant

“I’m never going to use this!” Chances are, if you teach math, you’ve had a student say something along these lines. Yet, math is a vital part of our daily lives. From checking the temperature or deciding what to wear, […]

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Guide to Quality Screen Time for Babies, Children and Teens

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children today spend an average of seven hours a day on entertainment media, including televisions, computers, phones, and other electronic devices.  Five years ago, the nation’s leading organization of pediatricians released a policy […]

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How to Engage Young Learners (Toddler and Preschool)

Sometimes engaging toddlers and preschoolers might seem as complicated as herding cats. Not only do they have tons of energy, but they’re also very opinionated. How do you engage a child whose favorite word is “no” and favorite question is […]

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20 Great Activities for the First Month of School

Preparation is key to kicking off the school year to a great start, being in the good graces of your school administration, keeping your stress levels down, and maintaining a great work-life balance. Since the first month of school is […]

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5 Rules for Teachers on the First Day of School

Typically, it’s the students who receive the rules on the first day of school. However, there are some rules teachers should follow too. Following these rules on the first day of school and throughout the school year can help ensure […]

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