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Shamrock Shenanigans in the Classroom

Shamrock Shenanigans in the Classroom

By Tanya Diaz-Rothman & Kristen Poindexter on Dec 25th 2019

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
St. Patrick's Day Fun in the Classroom

St. Patrick's Day Fun in the Classroom

By Payton Dockery on Dec 25th 2019

St. Patrick’s Day may only be one day a year, but as teachers, we can make the fun last a lot longer! There are many great activities that you can do in your classroom, some that you can incorporate … read more
Meaningful Music

Meaningful Music

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Dec 22nd 2019

It has been said that music soothes the savage beast, but we also know that it shapes the growing mind. Music is a powerful and meaningful part of our culture. It triggers emotional responses, stimula … read more
Gear Up for Success with STEM Challenges

Gear Up for Success with STEM Challenges

by Chris Schwab on Nov 7th 2019

What is STEM? STEM is a hot word these days, so you already know STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The buzz about STEM began when educators starting looking at what a … read more
Hello, Fall: Take time to enjoy the season

Hello, Fall: Take time to enjoy the season

By Stepheny Seabolt on Oct 10th 2019

Ah, fall is in the air! With the changing season, we see aisles upon aisles of back-to-school supplies, new class schedules, and new school clothes. We also see the parents with exhausted faces … read more
Fall into Quality Learning

Fall into Quality Learning

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Sep 1st 2019

The days are growing shorter, the air is cooler, and the sights and sounds of fall are all around. Grab the opportunities the season has to offer and bring some meaningful learning into your classroom … read more
5 Fresh Ways to Use Pocket Charts

5 Fresh Ways to Use Pocket Charts

Aug 7th 2019

Pocket charts are a teacher’s best friend. Not only are they durable and easily storable, but they can attach to walls, bulletin boards, or stands, making them one of the most versatile and valu … read more
For the Love of Anchor Charts

For the Love of Anchor Charts

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 … read more
10 Ways to Keep Kids Learning This Summer

10 Ways to Keep Kids Learning This Summer

Jun 17th 2019

When school closes for the summer, many children run the risk of losing the knowledge and academic skills that they developed throughout the year. In fact, it is estimated that children lose approxima … read more
The Summer Slide: Turn brain drain into brain gain

The Summer Slide: Turn brain drain into brain gain

By Carol Carmichael on Apr 30th 2019

What Is Summer Slide?The summer slide refers to the loss of learning that happens to children over the course of the summer. Research shows kids can lose as much as two to three months of reading and … read more