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11 Creative Thinking Prompts to Build Classroom Community

Adapted from Creative Thinking In a Jar® We’re a few weeks into the school year, and before you get sucked into DEVOLSON (the dark, evil vortex of late September, October, and November), recapture some of that new school year sparkle! … Continue reading

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How Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Poem, “The Hill We Climb,” Empowered One Middle School Class

By Isaiah Moore As I started my Zoom class on January 20, 2021, the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration, I told my students today would be the only day I’d allow them to have something on in the background while … Continue reading

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Brain Breaks to Stimulate Learning

By Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., author of Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn Part of our Cash in on Learning series by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Click to read other Cash in on Learning posts. I … Continue reading

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13 (More) Classroom Warm-Ups for the Beginning of the School Year

Adapted from Classroom Warm-Ups In a Jar ® As a new school year approaches, you might be looking for some quick and meaningful activities to get kids back into the classroom routine. Kick off the first few weeks of school … Continue reading

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The Early Childhood Classroom Environment: Your Silent Teaching Partner

By Molly Breen In graduate school, I learned about a preschool teacher who, at the beginning of the school year and after all subsequent resetting of the classroom, would “walk” the entire classroom on her knees to perceive the environment … Continue reading

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