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Ideas for Hands-On Discovery

Ideas for Hands-On Discovery

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 28th 2020

The sights and sounds of learning come alive in classrooms where students are inspired through hands-on learning. Kids are actively engaged, burning with curiosity, and eager to make connections betwe … read more
Spring Cleaning Empowers Kids

Spring Cleaning Empowers Kids

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 28th 2020

Spring is here—that means that it's time to scrub, scour, wipe, and rinse your way into a fresh clean abode. You need all hands on deck, but if you demand that your kids help, you might be greeted wit … read more
Author Interview: Leaders Like Us

Author Interview: Leaders Like Us

Apr 27th 2020

Photo credit: MossGirls Photography Reading a great book can be thrilling, but all the work that goes into writing that book can be just as exciting. Recently, debut Rourke Educational Media a … read more
Learning through hands-on discovery!

Learning through hands-on discovery!

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Mar 17th 2020

Play and discovery are vital elements of developmental learning and are an essential part of a healthy and happy childhood. As young learners engage in play activities, they expand their knowled … read more
5 Ways to Teach Kindness in Your Homeschool

5 Ways to Teach Kindness in Your Homeschool

By Cari G. on Mar 17th 2020

I believe kindness is one of the most important things we can teach our children. Of course, teaching by example is a great way to do this. However, sometimes it's not enough. Sometimes we need to poi … read more
Spring Break Prep—Renew Interests in Learning

Spring Break Prep—Renew Interests in Learning

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Mar 10th 2020

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal—and spring break can be a great time to renew your young ones’ interests in learning. The winter doldrums often put us in a holding pattern, so be ready to revi … read more
Shamrock Shenanigans in the Classroom

Shamrock Shenanigans in the Classroom

By Tanya Diaz-Rothman & Kristen Poindexter on Feb 26th 2020

March is the perfect time to bring some shamrock shenanigans to your classroom game time! Games are fun, games are for kids, and games are the epicenter of focus, collaboration, and engagement! W … read more
Creative Easter Egg Ideas

Creative Easter Egg Ideas

Carson Dellosa on Jan 31st 2020

Easter is upon us. Are you ready? If not, don’t worry! We’ve collected some awesome ideas to make this year the best Easter egg decorating year yet. Whether you are looking for a fun and nostalgic nig … read more
8 Reasons To LOVE Teaching

8 Reasons To LOVE Teaching

By Hallie Gebel on Jan 31st 2020

We know that teaching truly is a work of heart. That’s why we asked real-life educators from around the country to share with us why they’re so passionate about the grade they teach, and the meaningfu … read more
Prep for a Powerful Ending

Prep for a Powerful Ending

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jan 31st 2020

As the end of the school year draws near, make sure you are prepared to finish strong. You have a few precious weeks left with your students – so once testing time is in the past – quality time is j … read more
Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

By Meleah Campbell on Jan 21st 2020

As an experienced teacher, I understand the magnitude of holidays within the classroom. One of my favorite holidays to celebrate with my class is Valentine’s Day. I find that Valentine’s Day is a … read more