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Jul

Teaching Character Through Literature: Citizenship (Part 2: Black American Culture)

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“What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself.”— Johann Kaspar Lavater, German poet & physiognomist (1741-1801) CITIZENSHIP: Recognizing one’s place in the greater communities (family, school, local and country) through active service and respectful […]

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Jul

Teaching Character Through Literature: Citizenship (Part 1)

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”— Margaret Mead CITIZENSHIP: Recognizing one’s place in the greater communities (family, school, local and country) through active service and respectful devotion to the community’s members, values and standards. Catch phrase: Everyone counts. This […]

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Jun

Stamp Out Racism in Classrooms

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This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link, a small commission may be paid. Stamp Out Racism I recently saw a video on Twitter of a woman screaming at the top of her lungs, “I will teach my grandchildren to hate all of you!” She was wrapped in a confederate flag and […]

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Jun

Workboxes

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If you are trying to juggle multiple assignments, keep the kids focused, and promote independence while keeping toddlers and preschoolers happy, read on! This may be a system you want to try now, or think about for next year. Even if you don’t have littles, this system can help kids of any age get organized […]

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Jun

Educators, Admit That We’re Not Okay

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This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link, a small commission may be paid. Throw Off the Masks Historically, teachers and administrators must show strength and bravery during tumultuous times. We tell ourselves that we must be strong for our students because the children need us. We must be a strong tower […]

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Jun

Teaching Character Through Literature: Responsibility

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We have arrived at our first Character Trait of the Month post! Each month, we will post about the featured character trait along with curated book lists that teach the trait through literature. Since June is when students most often graduate to their next level, we thought summer would be a great place to start. […]

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May

Setting Up Your Space: Young Scholars

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When you first move into a home or an apartment, before you start making meals in your new kitchen, it helps to check that you have some staple ingredients and equipment on hand. That way, you won’t one day find yourself stuck in the middle of a recipe without any beaters to beat your egg […]

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May

Beyond Our Curriculum: Recommended Learning Resources

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As you delve into the wonder-filled world of educating and/or homeschooling, there are some great resources out there to help you in your journey! While we provide a broad, comprehensive curricula with integrated subjects, there are some practical subjects we do not cover to complete your school curriculum (like phonics and spelling). We have collected […]

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May

Effective Teaching Begins With Effective Planning

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This post contains affiliate link. If you click on a link, a small commission may be paid. Effective Teaching “What is effective teaching?” This question generates a variety of answers from teachers and administrators. Most educators have their perception or definition. Despite one’s opinion, teaching is a process and has several components and principles. To […]

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May

Are You Out of Focus

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Finding One’s Central Understanding of Self This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link, a small commission may be paid. FOCUS This is an update of a previous post. In 2020, educators are experiencing major changes in their profession. The way we teach made a major shift or swerve to e-learning. Teachers […]

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