A Guide to Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Creating a culturally responsive and inclusive classroom environment for all students is as important today than ever, perhaps even more so given that classrooms are more diverse and multicultural than

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Why Art is Essential for Kids

Art is form of communication and expression, which makes it an ideal outlet for young children to use their imagination and develop their creativity. As a form of communication, art preceded writing as

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Why Humans Need to Explore

The need to explore has always been at the heart of human existence. From Magellan and Captain Cooke to the Mercury Space Program, humans have always felt the need to explore – to find out what is over

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Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Understanding Autism

Diversity in education also applies to neurodiveristy and special needs such as autism. Just as we celebrate diversity in cultures, so too do we need to honor the diversity of students who learn, think

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The Elements of Digital Citizenship

Technology today is flying at a pace never seen before, so becoming a digital citizen is of paramount importance. Teaching students – and parents – how to use technology responsibly is becoming tough

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Why Not Make Math Easy?

Students have a natural ability to learn, but sometimes math is intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. Make math easy and fun. Why not? It can be done and once you break down that wall your kids will

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On Writing Well – Teaching Skillful Writing

“The Elements of Style,”is considered the bible for writing, as is William Zinsser’s “On Writing Well”. Skillful Writing is based on building blocks that create a solid foundation. It is something

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Ted Talks for Teachers

Teachers can explore valuable topics by reading new, original books from TED, viewing TED Talks, and exploring other online resources. Through TED education they can gain a deeper understanding of a variety

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California History and What it Means

California is now the world’s fifth largest economy. As a stand-alone country it is larger than France and about to be bigger than Britain. But it wasn’t always that way. Or maybe it was the perfect

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