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How will you tell your students about YOU?

It’s August. Everywhere you look on education blogs or edu-Twitter, there are posts about going back to school. I know—I’ve written my fair share of them. Last year, I wrote about using centers for the first day of school and this year I wrote about relationships mattering more than content. But as you read about great ideas for the first day of school and building … Continue reading How will you tell your students about YOU?

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … the concentration of atmospheric carbon has risen to its highest level in 800,000 years. How does atmospheric carbon inform climate change? Use our activity to find out.     … the Chesapeake Bay, once the poster child for environmental degradation, is now the poster child for successful, large-scale restoration. Chart progress with downloadable resources from our Chesapeake Bay map … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

Art and Geography

Two of my loves in life are art and geography; and, it seems, there are others that share my passions. An increasing number of artists are incorporating the themes of geography into their art. Meet a few during American Artist Appreciation Month! Valerie Ostenak Celebrating nature, celebrating the diversity of things that are growing, I’m part of the creative part of the universe. Valerie Ostenak … Continue reading Art and Geography

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned … … why Arizona is building tiny houses for teachers. Read of the week! These teachers need a PLN.     … six Chinese men survived the sinking of the Titanic, but were not allowed into the U.S. because of the Chinese Exclusion Act. There are so many great stories surrounding the Titanic—and if you’re in Washington, D.C., you can interact … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week

Strategy Share: Building Empathy Through Virtual Immersion

The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Ali Farlow-Troy, a middle- and high-school science and physical education teacher in Toronto, Ontario, after her expedition to the Arctic. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for pre-K–12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Hanging off the bow of a ship called the National Geographic Explorer, watching a polar bear guide … Continue reading Strategy Share: Building Empathy Through Virtual Immersion