Resources, Thoughts and Ideas for Teachers and Lifelong Learners

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May
17

Traditions and Dream Seeds

Not every tradition deserves to live forever, but I find myself taking comfort in the traditions I keep in my classroom teaching and personal life. The continuity serves as a reminder that as many things change, many things also remain the same.
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May
16

Teacher Guilt - You're Allowed to Flip the Switch to "Off".

If you are a teacher you know that there is always more to do. Early on in my career, a colleague advised me to rest and take care of myself. When I take that advice it always pays off.
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May
15

How To Help Students Overcome Procrastination - Video, Tips, and Resources

Help students get more done and avoid the dark playground.
3 min read
May
13

When We Take Care Of Our Children We Take Care Of Our Future

With rapidly rotating news cycles, I hope we don't lose sight of how important schools are to the fabric of our society. Our pandemic experience has revealed this to be true.
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May
13

T.G.I.F Newsletter - Truancy, Finances and Ozone

In this edition: Post pandemic truancy, financial literacy books, and North Shore Betty.
2 min read
May
10

Teaching and Learning About the Ozone Layer

Explore the ozone layer, CFCs, and the Montreal Protocol.
1 min read
May
08

Find Something You Love then Do Something About It

When in doubt, find something you love and then do something about it.
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May
06

It's Better World Day 2022

I teach at an EL Education School. Every year on May 6th all of the schools participate in Better World
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May
06

T.G.I.F. Newsletter - Calm, Clear, and Kind

In this edition: Technology during the pandemic, importance of high school sports, and what students want from their teachers.
3 min read
May
05

End The Year With Engaging STEM Challenges - Free Mousetrap Cars and Paper Bridge Challenges For Teachers

Here are a few STEM/STEAM challenges I've used in the past that worked quite well. I'll include a PDF version and a Word version in case you'd like to change it to suit your needs. These activities provide an opportunity for students to grapple with and strengthen their growth mindset.
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