Choice Boards for the Classroom

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Over 20 years ago, as a new teacher, I struggled to grade 28 submissions for each assignment I gave my students. Finally, I realized that I had a choice to make. Do I continue with a one size fits all approach to learning in my classroom, or do I place more responsibility in the hands … read more »


Lewis and Clark’s Discovery Expedition

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“Amazing the things you find when you bother to search for them.” Sacagawea Two hundred and fifteen years ago, on September 22, 1806, Lewis and Clark arrived in St Charles, MO—their last stop before reaching their final destination of St. Louis, ending the first recorded overland journey from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast … read more »


Promote the International Week of Deaf People in your School Library

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September 19th–25th is the International Week of Deaf People, an annual initiative to foster awareness and support of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. The 2022 theme is Building Inclusive Communities for All. The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), an affiliate of the World Federation of the Deaf, promotes the International Week of Deaf People … read more »


International Day of Peace

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The International Day of Peace, established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, is celebrated worldwide every September 21. This year’s theme is “End racism. Build peace.”  International Day of Peace provides a powerful opportunity to engage youth in diverse peace-related activities that can inspire them to make a positive difference in their world. … read more »


Let’s Celebrate Positive Thinking Day

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“Sometimes, when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.” Unknown Are you an optimist or a pessimist? September 13 is Positive Thinking Day, an opportunity to reflect on sharing a positive attitude and positive thinking strategies in your classroom. According to this article from Very Well Mind, developing positive thinking skills … read more »