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Interstellar Cinderella

What happens when Cinderella goes high tech? Interstellar Cinderella, of course! In Deborah Underwood’s delightful new book, Cinderella loves fixing rocket engines, assisted by her robotic mouse Murgatroyd. 143 more words

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Expand your ELT Toolkit, Part 1

I was reading the Teacher Toolkit the other day, which is a fantastic site. I took at least 5 new ideas from it, mostly relating to classroom management. 906 more words

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It's the Little Things

Sometimes little things are really interesting. No, I’m not talking about the latest diamond commercial or kitten video (though I’d take the kitten any day). Sometimes small studies about small changes in teaching can bring thought-provoking ideas. 467 more words

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Inside Out Lessons

There really is no way for me to take off my “teacher hat” during the summer. Like I wrote in my last post, I do set myself boundaries. 551 more words

Third Grade

Art Rules (And How to Break Them)

When I ask college students if they consider themselves creative, the most common response is, “No, I can’t draw.” So, of course, I spend a lot of time and energy helping them understand that creativity is important in all disciplines. 351 more words

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Now Tweeting: Lesson Ideas for Bringing Geography Into Your Classroom

As I work through my dissertation research and speak with social studies educators from all over the U.S, I’m learning that lots of people want… 380 more words

Geography Education

5 Fun Activities for Learning Colors and Shapes

With items around your home and inexpensive dollar store buys, you can have fun teaching your child colors and shapes! Here are a few ideas to try this summer, including a link to web-based flashcards from Evan-Moor: 475 more words

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