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The Secret Endangered Species

There’s an endangered species out there that are rapidly going extinct: privacy. Around the world, specimens are falling dead on site. Recovering this endangered species is nearly impossible at the rate we are going. By age 2, 90 percent of children have been featured on social media. Our children don’t get a fighting chance to […]

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Teaching the Digital Generation

Keeping kids on-task, responsible, and confident Kids who are in school now are the first of many digital generations to come. Teachers today face many different challenges than those who came before them. They must compete for attention, and it can be a disappointingly losing battle against the shiny, glittery, all-engrossing smartphones. And, they must […]

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Keeping Students Plugged Over the Summer

It’s that time of year again. Whether you are an administrator, teacher, student, or another staff member, everyone is at their wit’s end and ready for the school year to come to a close. Exams dictate the daily schedule, putting you outside your normal routine, and the classroom feels antsy with the anticipation of summer. […]

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How to Include a Deployed Parent in the Classroom

Getting parents involved in your classroom and invested in your students’ education can be difficult, even when they are nearby. It’s even more challenging when the parent is far away. Parents who are in the military have more obstacles to overcome when it comes to participating in their child’s education due to training and deployment. […]

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6 Steps to Successfully Implement New Technology in Your Organization

So, you’re ready to implement new technology in your organization. You’ve finally decided on what platform you’re going to use, and how you’re going to use it. Before you spread the word to your staff about the coming changes, make sure you’ve thoroughly considered the following: Start from the Top If you and your fellow […]

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Having a Way With – or Without – Words with ELL Parents

In our increasingly diverse world, it’s more than likely that you will encounter an English language learner (ELL) child at some point as a caregiver or teacher. These children have their own wonderfully unique set of skills, needs, and challenges. As ELLs, they benefit from their parents’ involvement in their education just as much as […]

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