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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Six Ways to Teach Science With Wildlife

Have you heard of Jane Goodall? Perhaps you saw “Gorillas in the Mist with Sigourney Weaver as naturalist Dian Fossey?” Research scientists have spent decades observing animal behavior If

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Managing an Athletic Program Year Around

Managing a school athletic program is a year-round task, not a seasonal one. School sports can be broken down into three seasons – in-season, pre-season and off-season. How you manage all three will

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Common Core: Compare and Contrast

Learning the steps to teaching compare and contrast at all grade levels will afford teachers the skills necessary to implement the critical thinking strategy of compare and contrast.  This strategy builds

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Common Core Strategies: Reading for Meaning

Common Core State Standards require teachers to have a complete grasp of the strategies needed to help them. And one such strategy is “Reading for Meaning”. Reading for Meaning is one of six ways that

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