Category Archives: Just for Fun

Culturally inclusive read aloud

Monica Brown is a children’s author who creates stories in both English and Spanish. Most American children stories are written solely in English and have characters that are mostly white. Read more about Monica Brown’s approach to writing culturally diverse children’s literature:

http://www.npr.org/2013/12/13/250736058/pictures-books-with-a-clash-bash-of-culture-for-kids?utm_content=socialflow&utm_campaign=nprfacebook&utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook

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Happy Belated Birthday!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/27/bill-nye-birthday-58th_n_4347451.html?ir=Education

Bill Nye the Science guy just celebrated his 58th birthday yesterday!

I LOVED watching Bill Nye the Science guy as a young kid. Thanks for making science fun, dude!

Link from HuffPost Education: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/education/

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Creative Lesson on Internet Safety

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/26/teacher-internet-safety-photo_n_4346211.html?ir=Education

This teacher’s idea is absolutely genius! In a world that is growing more and more towards technology and media, it important to educate our students about the importance of Internet safety. Last year, we had a police officer come to our school to share information with our students about the Internet. The police officer shared horror stories about children who had posted their location or their photos and were kidnapped and murdered. My students left the assembly sobbing their eyes out. I bet this method would have gotten the point across in a more direct and less terrifying manner.

Link from HuffPost Education: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/education/

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1, 2, 3! Boom Bam!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-crouch/community-activists-can-improve-education_b_4330817.html

Chris Crouch shares three ways in which “community activists” can improve education… sold! let’s here ’em, Chris!

Link from HuffPost Education: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/education/

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You said it, Albert!

You said it, Albert!

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November 26, 2013 · 9:39 pm

Hm… What insight!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/first-grader-letter-senator-sophie-mullins-joe-manchin_n_4324974.html?ir=Education

Check out this letter a first grader wrote to her senator. How enlightening… it looks like academic pressure and stress start young!

Link from HuffPost Education: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/education/

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