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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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Teachers Tell Us: Tried-and-True Icebreaker Activities for the New School Year

Icebreaker activities are a great way to get kids talking about themselves and connecting with their classmates. The Free Spirit Advisory Board is here to share their tried-and-true activities to break the ice and help kids feel excited for the … Continue reading

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