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19 Best Practices for Teaching Live Sessions

This post was written by educator Emily Vizzo. Back-to-school season is here, and for many educators, that means more distance learning. Despite the distance, though, you’re still the same kind, caring, and skilled educator. Positive energy, curiosity, and support translate through the screen, and your students can feel it. Much of your existing practice can still be effective online. Higher-order questions, Socratic seminar, free writes, … Continue reading 19 Best Practices for Teaching Live Sessions

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15+ National Geographic Education Resources For Engaging Online Lessons

This post was written by educator Emily Vizzo. Many teachers found themselves teaching online for the first time when COVID-19 shut down schools last spring. Making that transition from classroom to online learning may feel overwhelming, but evidence-based practices, teaching strategies, and professional intuition still translate to a virtual environment! Having high-quality, age-appropriate, and interesting resources at your fingertips can help keep students engaged, even … Continue reading 15+ National Geographic Education Resources For Engaging Online Lessons

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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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Harnessing a Cyclone: Why Now?

This post was written by elementary educator Kelly Gresalfi. This is a four-part series, with installments released weekly. We encourage you to follow Kelly’s journey this month and challenge you to engage in the questions at the end of each segment using the hashtag #ExploreReflectConnect. In this particular moment it’s safe to say we feel like fish flopping out of water, which is why we need to … Continue reading Harnessing a Cyclone: Why Now?

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Harnessing a Cyclone: Reflect on Successes, Not Just Challenges

This post was written by elementary educator Kelly Gresalfi. This is a four-part series, with installments released weekly. We encourage you to follow Kelly’s journey this month and challenge you to engage in the questions at the end of each segment using the hashtag #ExploreReflectConnect. I feel it necessary to note that reflection isn’t just something I do when things go wrong; in fact, I tend to … Continue reading Harnessing a Cyclone: Reflect on Successes, Not Just Challenges