Jan 14

Teacher Tip: Long-Term Planning Calendars

Teacher Tips

We have officially entered the absurdly long, bleak stretch between winter break and spring break. Many of us arrive at school while it’s still dark outside and find the sun dipping below the horizon by the time we leave. Despite the dreary weather and kids who are cooped up inside all day, this can actually […]

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Dec 08

5 Lessons Video Games Can Teach Us About Teaching

Newsletter , Teaching

Here is Robyn’s latest article from Mindsteps’ December Newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here. Have you played a video game recently?  Maybe you play a little solitaire or free cell on your computer to unwind after a particularly stressful day, or you are addicted to bubble breaker and bejeweled on your mobile phone. Perhaps […]

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Nov 23

Thankful for Classroom Community

Classroom Strategies

In keeping with the Thanksgiving theme this week, take a moment to consider what you’re thankful for in your teaching career. I’m guessing for most of us it isn’t test prep, grading on the weekends or writing college recommendations that makes us thankful, but forming meaningful connections with students and seeing young people grow in […]

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