Universal Human Rights Month

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“Empathy is intuitive, but is also something you can work on, intellectually.” Tim Minchin December is Universal Human Rights Month, a time where people worldwide are encouraged to stand up for fundamental rights and freedoms for all humans, and exercise empathy for others. This month also features Universal Human Rights Day on December 10, the … read more »


The Magnitude of Gratitude

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As the coronavirus continues to rattle our world, the current climate is challenging for both students and teachers. Teachers are working tirelessly to create a supportive and encouraging classroom culture – the bedrock for instilling confidence in our students to take risks in the classroom, share ideas, and experience more in-depth learning. Focusing on seeing … read more »


Strategies for Boosting Reading Engagement Through Your School Library

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Providing reading materials for classrooms and students is a mainstay for school libraries. There are many strategies available to school librarians to boost reading throughout their schools, which in turn increases circulation – always a good thing for the school library program. The impact of school libraries and school librarians on reading and literacy in … read more »


Last-Minute Ideas for Veterans Day

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Each November 11, Americans observe Veterans Day. First started as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I, Congress amended the proclamation after World War II and the Korean War to honor veterans of all wars, officially changing the name to Veterans Day. Educators around the country recognize this observance in many ways. … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Google Forms – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to Google Forms and discussed the application of both the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework to help you integrate Google Forms into your instruction. Today’s post offers detailed instructions about how to use this tool and shares classroom use ideas by subject. Google Forms: … read more »