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How To Safely Spend Time Together

How To Safely Spend Time Together

Posted by By Marisa Rubin on Nov 19th 2020

It’s that time of year—winter. While the strain of staying indoors can become quite stressful during the dark, cold months, the added factor of COVID-19 makes it even more difficult to stay soci … read more
A COVID-Creative Classroom—Top 10 Creative Ideas

A COVID-Creative Classroom—Top 10 Creative Ideas

Posted by By Marisa Rubin on Oct 7th 2020

Are you ready for the 2022–23 school year? We know there’s a lot to think about with the new (ever-changing) regulations, and that’s where creativity comes in. Yes, the new school year will … read more
Learn at Home: 10 Ways to Prep Your Learning Space

Learn at Home: 10 Ways to Prep Your Learning Space

Posted by By Cari George on Sep 17th 2020

Now more than ever, I am so glad that we made the decision to homeschool our children. With the current atmosphere, many parents are just now making that decision (or setting up a virtual classr … read more
5 Benefits of Homeschooling Your Kids

5 Benefits of Homeschooling Your Kids

Jul 29th 2020

Homeschooling, or parent-led education that happens at home, has come a long way in the past two decades. Technology has taken the task of homeschooling from a laborious one to a convenience for fa … read more
How to Prevent the Summer Brain Drain

How to Prevent the Summer Brain Drain

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jun 26th 2020

Who would have thought we would have spent the last few months practicing social distancing and learning from home? Now it is time for summer break and worry begins to set in as we wonder — what’s … read more
Spring Cleaning Empowers Kids

Spring Cleaning Empowers Kids

Posted by 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 Med … read more
Winter Art Projects

Winter Art Projects

Posted by By Valerie Payan on Jan 1st 2020

Winter provides so many ideas for hands-on projects. From making snowflakes to building miniature trees, check out some of the ways you get creative during the cold, winter months:One-of-a-Kind … read more
For the Love of Anchor Charts

For the Love of Anchor Charts

Posted by By Chris Schwab on Aug 7th 2019

What is an anchor chart? Simply stated, an anchor chart is a visual way to teach a topic. Create them at the beginning of new learning. A good anchor chart is a collaboration between you and your st … read more
Seating Chart Tips

Seating Chart Tips

Apr 11th 2019

Consider your purpose for creating a seating chart: Is it to control talking?Is it to increase focus of students?Is it to encourage group work and dialogue?Is it to create pathways for you to monitor … read more
Ideas for Reading Buddies

Ideas for Reading Buddies

Apr 9th 2019

Partner with another class so everyone has a buddy.Plan on about 20-30 minutes (once a week if possible) to meet as Reading Buddies.Choose authors and illustrators to highlight for the buddy. For ex … read more