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Make Your Vote an Educated One
It’s election season again, and with it has come encouragement and admonition from all angles to “just vote!” Celebrities, teachers and politicians—...
I am an unafraid educator
Mary Cathryn Ricker
I became a teacher to make a difference in people’s lives. And I’ve never met another teacher who didn’t feel the same way. This is why National...
Teaching the Election Results Is a Shared Responsibility
David J. Bobb, Ph.D.
Congratulations, America, it’s Election Day! If you’re like a majority of Americans , you are elated that this one is almost over. And if you’re a...
49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child
Written by Renee Jain, Chief Storyteller at GoZen! Anxiety Relief for Kids It happens to every child in one form or another – anxiety. As parents, we...
What should we tell the children?
“What should I say to my students after the election, if Trump wins?” a principal asked me recently. Good question. What should we tell our children...
Start with an Hour of Code!
Hour of Code
Bring computer science to any classroom or school. Start with an Hour of Code! The Hour of Code is a movement reaching more than 100 million students...
Give Students a Restart in 2017
As a teacher, my new year is really in September, and I always treat it that way, with resolutions to go along with my school supplies. I think most...
Teaching What Unites Us: The Values of Democracy
Teaching What Unites Us: The Values of Democracy by Cleary Vaughan-Lee What are some qualities of citizenship essential for sustaining democracy in...
Are You Writing Strong Assessments?
#8 Blog of 2017 On an average day, a teacher asks upwards of 400 questions, and that doesn’t even count the written assessments. Have you ever...
The Gift of Failure
It is drilled into us from childhood, sometimes explicitly, sometimes not, that failure is bad. No one wants to be a failure, fail a test, or fail to...
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