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Five Fresh Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Once again it is that time of year when hearts, flowers, poetry, cozy romantic atmospheres, and all things red and pink are sought by individuals and couples alike in an effort to express and impress. Have you ever wondered if there was a better—or at least different—way to go about this whole “celebration of love” idea? I admit the thought crossed my mind a time … Continue reading Five Fresh Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … the last five years were the hottest ever recorded. Enroll in our free online course to learn how to communicate stories like this to your students.     … what’s happening with the four 2014 finalists for National Teacher of the Year. Chart your own professional development with our opportunities and resources.     … the most massive living … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

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U.S. Botanic Garden Helps Teachers Build Green Communities

This post was written by educator Michael Cruse. Sometimes, evening professional development is a hard sell after a day of teaching, especially on a night with single-digit temperatures here in Washington, D.C. The lure of the humid tropics and desert Southwest were enough to convince me, though. I wasn’t bound for parts south of the polar vortex, but instead to D.C. Teachers Night at the U.S. … Continue reading U.S. Botanic Garden Helps Teachers Build Green Communities

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11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … school districts have gotten creative in announcing snow days. Find five fun ways to warm up on snow days!   … some good news! Central Mexico reported its first sighting of a black bear in more than 100 years! What is the species range of the black bear?   … how a music teacher’s project is sending students to … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

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Strategy Share: Slow Down, Connect, and Flip Your Perspective

Shifting perspective, slowing down, and connecting to the greater world begins with us— educators who are also explorers. Remember: exploring includes finding ways to create classroom space for others to find magic as well. What are you waiting for, fellow #EducatorExplorers? Continue reading Strategy Share: Slow Down, Connect, and Flip Your Perspective