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More on 3D Printing in Elementary

The more I watch students with 3D printers, the more I am convinced that every classroom should have one that is actively used. Over a year ago, I wrote about… 579 more words

Learning About Eagles. Amazing!


Decorah, Iowa Eagles

 Response to Daily Prompt: Learning

A five year old child in my class this past year came up to me after circle-time and whispered: “Listen, teacher, we have to watch  591 more words

Positive Thinking

Picture Books that Promote Curiosity, Imagination and General Wondering

In a departure from the usual technology analysis, I will spend today looking at some new picture books that can be resources and browsers in a K-4 classroom to get kids wondering about the world around them.   424 more words


Now they won't seize my laptop

It’s almost a month into the new school year, and I finally got a laptop from the counseling department. Last year and for the month of August, I’ve had to use my personal laptop. 136 more words


Hopes & Dreams

I’ve been in the business of thinking about “hopes and dreams” ever since I completed my Responsive Classroom training a decade ago. I’ve asked fourth and fifth graders to write about their hopes and dreams. 233 more words

Slice Of Life

Teachers at School Directed To Stop Addressing Students as ‘Boys and Girls’

Albuquerque,  NM:  Teachers at Carlos Rey Elementary School were told not to address students as  “boys and girls.”    A letter sent to teachers titled “Gender Identity Procedural Directive”  directs teachers to eliminate gender differences in the classroom, and that start with not using terms such as  ‘boys and girls”. 73 more words


Book Review: Roscoe Riley Rules #1

My son is what is termed a “reluctant reader.” It seems a little more–a little stronger–than reluctant, sometimes. About a year ago, a kind bibliophile who also happens to be family, sent along a small pile of easy reader-esque books which she hoped would entice my son to read. 382 more words