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8 Resources for Teaching About Hispanic Heritage

09/15/2021

Topics: Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South…

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Can Your Students Follow the Clues To Identify Facts and Motives?

09/08/2021

Topics: Digital & media literacy

As the pandemic lockdowns began in March 2020 and toilet paper disappeared from store shelves, the Newport, Oregon, Police Department posted this advice on Facebook: “Just don’t call 911. We cannot bring you…

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5 Ways To Get Creative on International Dot Day

09/15/2021

Topics: art, STEM & STEAM

One of our favorite celebrations at school every year is International Dot Day! 

This amazing global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration is based on Peter H. Reynolds' book …

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What's in Your Back-to-School Toolkit?

08/27/2021

Topics: Personalized Learning

This is the time of year when kids gather supplies and cram their backpacks with cool new stuff for school. But it seems unfair that students should have all the fun. Teachers need cool new stuff too!

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5 Strategies To Embed Assistive Learning in Every Classroom (Not Just Special Ed!)

08/11/2021

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies

Assistive learning strategies have long been the domain of special education teachers, who have often been called upon to help general classroom teachers adapt lessons for students who need extra supports.…

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Support Student Well-Being and SEL in 4 Key Areas of Practice

06/30/2021

Topics: social-emotional learning

Most educators know that student well-being is important, but how can teachers ensure they are fostering a comfortable, healthy and happy learning environment that supports well-being?  

Tara…

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Teach Students About Juneteenth With These 9 Lessons, Videos and Primary Source Documents

06/15/2021

Topics: Juneteenth

As June arrived in 1865, the Civil War was over. It was more than two years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and six months after the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution officially…

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A student creates a classroom poster for Pride Month

8 LGBTQ+ Resources for Educators

05/28/2021

Topics: LGBTQ+

By the time Tricia Friedman was 8, she knew that she was different. She grew up and became an educator, but it took her more than a decade to be out in her career.

People assume that the creator of the…

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High School Theater Pivots to Radio To Keep Performances Going During Pandemic

05/05/2021

Topics: remote learning

Much of education during the coronavirus pandemic has involved screens and technology to keep both teachers and students safe. But one Oregon high school took a different approach.

Looking to the days…

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A New Framework for Activating Equity and SEL in the Classroom

04/23/2021

Topics: digital equity, SEL

In my many travels to schools before the pandemic and my countless virtual interactions with educators since, I have come to realize that not all educators teach in districts where…

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