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Our Learners are Already Resilient

Trauma is, unfortunately, something extremely prevalent within our world, and especially in the lives of many of the amazing students that fill the seats in our classrooms. In her book, “Fostering Resilient Learners”, author Kristin Souers discusses ways that teachers … Continue reading

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It’s Not Right, But We Can Work With It

Did you know that parents of animals actually do not reject their babies once humans touch them? Yeah, me neither. Or did you know that toilets don’t actually flush in a different direction in the Southern Hemisphere? Yeah, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Making the Invisible, Visible!

Our minds are full of thousands of thoughts every single day, but most just come and go. Of course, not every single thought should be taken note of in a big way. Imagine if we somehow kept a list of … Continue reading

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Ballin’ on a Budget!

It’s certainly no secret that a teacher’s salary is not a particularly glamorous one. And when teachers are expected to spend their own money on decorations, activities, and other materials for their classroom, the actual usable portion of their salary … Continue reading

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All Students can do STEM!

For many of my friends and I, joking that we are “women in STEM” is something we toss around whenever we complete an assignment or figure out a new function on Google Sheets. We always hear that women and other … Continue reading

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Motivation Matters!

Social media is full of influencers trying to increase your motivation. Whether it is a fitness influencer trying to help their followers on their health journey, a mental health influencer trying to help their followers take care of themselves, or … Continue reading

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The Magic of Margins!

Margins, in our world, are not valued as they should be. Whether it be pushing certain communities or cultures to the side, ignoring the blank edges of our papers, or excluding people that just don’t seem to fit in, we … Continue reading

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A How-To: Exemplary Science Teaching

Out of the hundreds of thousands of science teachers in the US, each take their own approach to teaching their students. But what does it take to be exemplary? Science is most commonly taught using a lecture style class. The … Continue reading

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