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How to make lightsabers with 8 year olds

Last week I may have had my best moment ever as a teacher, making a lightsaber with kids.

Our current unit of inquiry is looking at how energy can be used to support human progress including the use of circuits. 194 more words

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Developing quality student questioning - through asking less questions

One of the most thought-provoking professional learning experiences I’ve had recently was the International School Ho Chi Minh’s city ‘deconstructed day’ at the 3E conference… 441 more words

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Assay's "In the Classroom" Series is Back!

“In the Classroom” is Assay’s ongoing series about writing & teaching creative nonfiction. Our intention is to provide posts that nurture you as writers, readers, and teachers — and to continue building the creative nonfiction community. 283 more words


Mid-Term Pressures: The Importance of Self-Care

Mid-terms are quickly approaching and the pressures of course work, field responsibilities, and personal life are beginning to mount. The social work program at UNC is not a test heavy program but there are usually several projects, papers, and/or presentations due just before breaks. 318 more words

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Washington State University Tech-Ed Conference, Oct. 1-2, 2015: Using Google Street View and WalkInto as a Medium for Virtual Field Trips

Over the past 2 days, I have had the amazing opportunity to learn from leading researchers in the field of Educational Technology at the Washington State University Tech-Ed Conference. 174 more words

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Gamifying Intermediate Latin - the first year

Following on from my noodlings here about whether I should submit my gamification of intermediate Latin for a College Excellence Teaching Prize, I managed to put the paperwork in before the small boy appeared – and I’m delighted to say… 927 more words


Meemic Foundation Grants

The Meemic Foundation is offering grants up to $500 for field trips, books, classroom projects, equipment, educator professional development, etc. Applications are accepted all year but are reviewed quarterly. 100 more words

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