We should celebrate Black History Month every month, but February offers us the chance to focus on this important part of our history. Using children’s picture books is one great way to bring understanding and appreciation for the culture and history of African Americans. Here are eight inspiring books about African American history that you can use with your students during Black History Month.
Utilizing the “3 Whys” Classroom Protocol
As teachers, it’s important to ensure our students are able to think critically and deeply about the topics they are learning. One classroom protocol that helps with this is the “3 Whys” from Project Zero.
How is AI going to change the landscape of education?
At this point, you have probably heard about the AI (artificial intelligence) apps and platforms that allow you to complete almost ANY task. I think the question that most educational leaders, teachers, and even students have right now is how this is going to impact teaching and learning. Let’s dive deeper into this topic…
5 Projects to Help Get You Through the Week Before Halloween
Teaching before Halloween can be rough, but here are 5 projects that will make your week before October 31st just a little easier for you and your students.
Brainwriting: Pushing Our Brains to the Limits
We have all heard of brainstorming, but have you ever heard of brainwriting? In my most recent grad class, Facilitating Creative Problem Solving, I learned a thousands different ways to get both adult and student brains working, thinking creatively, and warmed up for the lessons or work to come. Brainwriting was one of my absolute favorite tools. Here’s a quick… Read More
Teaching Kids About the Culture of Ukraine – Teach Reading, Writing, and Primary Sources with Historical Perspectives
Teach students about Ukraine and its geography, history, people, and culture through articles and primary source documents. Find ideas for grades 3-5.
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