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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

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … good grades and a great work ethic only get you so far. Read of the week! How does our learning framework support lifelong learning?   … how self-compassion, not self-esteem, supports academic motivation. Learn how an archaeological site in Georgia hints at the evolution of compassion.   … why the U.S. Census starts in the most remote villages in … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week