Celebrating Women’s History Month with a ...
March is Women’s History Month – the celebration and acknowledgment of the contributions and achievements of women who have had an everlasting impact on our world. There are a number of ways to share these contributions with your students, and we think reading about them in age-appropriate books is a great place to start! That’s […]
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How Do Different School Districts Celebrate Bla...
Each February, the United States celebrates Black History Month to commemorate the history, achievements, adversities, and lived and shared experiences of the Black community. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) chooses an annual theme for the month, with the theme for 2023 being Black Resistance. (For an in-depth look […]
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Holiday Classroom Idea: 12 Days of Visitors
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As excitement bubbles into your classroom this holiday season, why not sprinkle in some more fun? Today, we’re featuring a holiday activity idea that came to us from Western New York teacher, Allissa Wery. To help spread holiday cheer and change things up in her classroom before […]
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Supporting Small and Local Businesses During th...
When searching for the perfect gifts for family and friends, keeping your holiday shopping small and close to home this holiday season can have a significant impact on your community. Not only does shopping small and local help keep local economies afloat, but it also helps you build relationships and have a little fun too. […]
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Easy as Pi Activities
March 14th is Pi (π) Day! Pi Day was established by physicist Larry Shaw in 1988. Pi is the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle, meaning that regardless of the circle’s size, the ratio will always equal pi. Fun fact: Did you know that 3.14 is also famed mathematician Albert Einstein’s […]
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Team Turkey or Team Pie? Take Our Thanksgiving ...
Take a few minutes to take our short Thanksgiving quiz to find out which dinner item from a Thanksgiving feast best describes your teaching style! […]
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Ditch New Year’s Resolutions for Good!
Try Taking These Small Steps to a Healthier and Happier YOU for 2021 Instead New Year’s resolutions don’t work. According to US News, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions don’t live to see the light of day by the second week of February. Keeping this in mind, we put together a list of 31 things […]
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Help Your Students Spread Holiday Cheer with Th...
It is indeed though giving to others that we receive. This invaluable lesson must be experienced to be learned. It is critical for all students—our nation’s future leaders—to understand the value of giving and the benefits of selfless volunteerism first-hand. Even if you work in a public school system with a diverse population of students, […]
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‘Tis The Season for Giving, Service, and Practi...
The holiday season is upon us. With so much diversity among the student body, it’s a good time of the year to pause and reflect upon how we as teachers can help instill compassion and the importance of service amongst our students. We recently asked some of our PLS instructors and team members to share […]
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