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The Nitty Gritty On PLC’s

The Nitty Gritty on PLC’s

You’ve no doubt heard the term professional learning community (PLC), it’s common language within the educational world and growing in popularity every year. Many districts across the country have been implementing it for years while others, like my own, are making it a top priority this coming school year. Following…

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The Gifted Child

The Gifted Child

We just wrapped up the National Parenting of Gifted Children Week.  During this week, I was able to reflect on my own experiences as a parent of a gifted child. Before I share those experiences, it is important that we have a common language and available resources for parents. Gifted-…

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Organizational Help

Organizational Help

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Albert Einstein. This is now my favorite quote as I feel it shines a positive light on an area that I fall short in....organization. The best part about being a…

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Integrate Writing In Social Studies

Integrate Writing in Social Studies

Writing in the social studies classroom is often misunderstood. You may think of writing in history as answering short answer questions or writing a research paper. Integrating writing during your social studies lessons should come naturally and used as a way to assess content knowledge. Here are a few suggestions…

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Why Digital Literacy Matters?

Digital literacies are not solely about technical proficiency, but about the issues, norms, and habits of mind surrounding technologies used for a particular purpose. - Doug Belshaw, educational researcher What is digital literacy? Digital literacy requires a variety of strategies and skills. In exploring what digital literacy is, we must…

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