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I forgot my wireless speaker yesterday.  Usually, the week before our Winter Break, my students enjoy listening to Christmas/Holiday music.  Our new computers don’t have C.D. 354 more words


Flu outbreak means early winter vacation in a few Minnesota schools

At least two Minnesota schools have canceled classes for the rest of the week because so many of their students and staff are out sick with the flu. 382 more words


Jeb Bush: "Common Core Critics Can Go Suck an Egg!"

As speculation about a presidential run increases, there is more evidence that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is in trouble on Common Core.  Instead of trying to deal with the myriad logical academic, developmental, psychological, and privacy problems of the Common Core system, as stated in a recent… 102 more words

Meet Dash and Dot - Again

Over a year ago I posted about a couple of cool new toys that were being crowdfunded by a company called, “Play-i.”  They were adorable robots that could be controlled with bluetooth devices and even programmed using block programming. 151 more words


2nd Graders Use GIS to map their favorite green spaces

2nd Graders at Notre Dame Catholic Academy co-created this interactive GIS map after visiting their favorite local green spaces, parks, and playgrounds. Now they are working on questions/problems about these green spaces that they want to pursue through their social studies curriculum with the help of their teacher, Ms. 47 more words


Education Department Clarifies Requirements for Offering Single-Sex Classes

Education Department Clarifies Requirements for Offering Single-Sex Classes
Source: U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance today for K-12 schools that offer or want to offer single-sex classes.

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Government And Politics

Classroom vs. Immersion: Which Creates a Native-Like Brain?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to language learning. One is the traditional classroom approach, where students familiarize themselves with vocabulary and grammar in order to prepare themselves for speaking a target language.  233 more words

Language Learning