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Society is Shaped in the Elementary Classroom

Yolanda Wheelington Current Affairs, Education, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Literacy, Love, Mathematics, National Board Certification, Parent Involvment, Professional Development, Religion, Science, Social Issues, Sports, Teacher Leadership

Renewable Resources Most agree that social justice in America is becoming more questionable. We are a nation drenched in biases, prejudices, and mistreatments. We have a multitude of programs and initiatives aimed at righting these wrongs ranging from the Civil

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“The Dream Catcher” or The Girl Who Championed Self Doubt

Yolanda Wheelington Assessment, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Love, Mathematics, Mentoring, Professional Development, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership, Uncategorized

I’m not sure if she was solving multiplication problems with the Checkerboard or working in Read Naturally when I called her over. I noticed she took a deep breath and had that faraway look in her eyes, but she shook

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Geography Awareness Week!  Get psyched!

We Shall Not Cease From Exploration: A Plea for Geography Education

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership, Web/Tech

Did you know it’s Geography Awareness Week (November 13-19)?  Did I just lose your interest because when you hear “geography” you picture a dusty, outdated atlas on your classroom shelf?  This is my plea for geography instruction in today’s schools.

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Hot Air Balloon Places (1)

Oh The Places of School Choice

Alaina Adams Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, Literacy, Love, Mathematics, Parent Involvment, Social Issues, Uncategorized

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” ~Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Educators, riddle me this: How many of us actually send our personal children

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