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How My Students Use Digital Workspaces

I have been using PebbleGo with my students as a research tool for written reports for years. I love how age-appropriate and kid-friendly it is. So when I...

23 Inspiring Red Ribbon Week Ideas and Activities for Schools

Red Ribbon Week is held each year from October 23 to October 31. It’s the largest drug-abuse prevention campaign in the country, targeting K-12 students. Schools participate in...

10 Ways Service Learning Builds Leadership Skills

One of the best ways to give our students chances to develop leadership skills is through service learning. Real-world projects are perfect for practicing real-world leadership skills, but...

We’re All Over This Cupcake Rubric

When I first started teaching in 2003, my district was just starting to use standards-based grading. It was almost as new to me as it was to my...

The Wall Street Journal Brings Current Events to Your Classroom

It’s more important than ever to use reliable, credible news sources in your classroom. We all know teachers can receive tons of feedback on what sources they use....

How To Talk to Students About Impact vs. Intent

When a student says something hurtful, it’s hard to not jump to shaming (“Why would you say something like that?”) or blaming (“Look, you made her cry.”). It’s...

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