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‘Twas the Month Before Christmas – the Most Hectic Time of Year!

Teaching in December is hard! There are so many outside distractions and let’s face it, everyone is so ready for a little time off! Here are a few ideas to help keep things on track in your classroom so that December is productive and positive.

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Running on Empty is Never a Good Idea

Self-Care and Refilling Your Tank Self-care, by definition, is anything you do to take care of yourself so that you are physically, emotionally, and mentally …

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Gratitude, It’s Not Just For Thanksgiving Anymore

Gratitude: Beyond “Thank You” Gratitude goes beyond the exchanging of “please” and “thank you”, which are certainly both very important in creating a respectful environment. …

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Taking STEM to a Whole New Level

From STEM to STEAM In early 2000, careers that centered around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) were rapidly becoming the driving force in American …

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From Shame to Success – Identifying and Diagnosing Dyslexia

Early Diagnosis Despite ongoing research and a better understanding of dyslexia, students with dyslexia are still misdiagnosed or, sadly, go undiagnosed. As we learned before, …

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Understanding Dyslexia – Fiction vs. Fact

Understanding Dyslexia – Fiction vs. Fact Fiction Fact Dyslexia is a sign of lower intelligence or laziness This assertion couldn’t be farther from the truth! …

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Dyslexia: What is it and how do we spot it?

Dyslexia is very complex and one of the most misunderstood learning disabilities. We are going to spend a few weeks defining it, debunking myths, and …

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Drop the Label – Bullying is a Behavior, Not an Identity

Many of us can remember our early days on the playground when teams were chosen for kickball and not everyone got picked or someone was …

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Sticks, Stones, and the Power of Words – 6 Ways to Stop Bullying Before it Starts

Many of us can remember our early days on the playground when teams were chosen for kickball and not everyone got picked or someone was …

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Going Green! Celebrating Literacy Growth with MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach®

Destination Knowledge began partnering with MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach® in 2004. MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach® (MVRC) is a robust and effective online reading program that …

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Ending the Downward Literacy Spiral

The data is alarming, twenty-five million children in the United States don’t read proficiently, reading test scores are dropping, the number of illiterate adults is …

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The Hard Truth About Literacy in America

While we have a month set aside to celebrate literacy, we must face the hard reality that America is facing a literacy crisis of epidemic …

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