Pinterest Idea of the Week:

Aug 06

http://befickle.blogspot.com/2010/03/secret-service-activity-days-activity.html We pinned this one on our BIG Three Pinterest board and we can’t stop dreaming of variations you could apply to this one! You should certainly read the details of how this blogger used the “secret mission” to inspire kids to do acts of kindness for people in their lives. The summed up...

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How to ENGAGE your whole staff in using Core Essentials

Aug 04

It is no secret that the first few weeks of school are hectic. Teachers are frantic with never enough time or resources to get their classrooms ready in order to welcome sunburned faces and out of routine students. Your bus drivers are learning new routes and new residents. Lunchroom staff and janitorial crews are checking things off their list in order to have it...

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Why start the school year off with NO rules?

Aug 03

Before your eye starts twitching and you completely have a nervous breakdown, take a deep breath. I am in no way suggesting you have a free-for-all circus take place in your classrooms on the first day of school. We all (kids especially) need parameters, guidelines, and instructions on the how, when, and where of anything…not to mention the why. (We will get to that...

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The Gift of Respect

Jul 30

Respect—the ability to see and celebrate the value in ourselves and others—is one of the six pillars of character. The gift of respect is invaluable, regardless of where you are—at home, at school, in your community, etc. When you respect those around you, they are more likely to not only return the favor but show it to others as well. Aside from making someone else...

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Why are values so Important in Education?

Jul 30

In today’s world, teaching values to our youth is more important than ever. From the moment they are born, children are extremely impressionable. They begin to form their opinions and view of the world before they even hit their adolescence. As parents and educators, we are children’s biggest and number one influences; and it is our responsibility to teach our youth...

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What is Project-Based Learning?

Jul 30

Project based learning, or PBL, is the use of classroom projects to engage students and help them learn more comprehensively. A well designed project will encourage the students to challenge themselves, be more receptive to others’ opinions and work together to discuss dilemmas and solve problems—the kinds of abilities needed throughout life. The approach of having...

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