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Place-Based Learning: Exploring and Unpacking the World from Anywhere

This post was written by teacher coach and consultant James Fester. “When will this decade of a month be over?”  I recently stumbled across this deeply resonant tweet as I struggle to make online learning work. As the pandemic drags on and more states release their complicated back-to-school plans, I find myself immobilized with worry and stress, longing for simpler times when travel, collaboration, and … Continue reading Place-Based Learning: Exploring and Unpacking the World from Anywhere

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Beat the Heat with Quick At-Home Summer Activities

Looking for quick and meaningful things to do this summer? With these resources, learners of all ages can explore questions they’ve always wanted to answer, use their imaginations, and hear from National Geographic Explorers. The best part of these activities is that they require minimal supervision and can be easily done at home in 15 minutes or less! Learn something extraordinary Why is the ocean … Continue reading Beat the Heat with Quick At-Home Summer Activities

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It is OK to Just Do OK

This post was written by educator Dr. Kerri Westgard. There are lots of things I wish were different now, one of them being that I wish I had time to write down and process all that is happening. But out of nowhere, I suddenly don’t have time. Moving to distance learning with our students has blindsided me—the enormity of it all, on top of the … Continue reading It is OK to Just Do OK