Teachers: Do You Have a Mentor?

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailNo matter how long you have been working in education, you have undoubtedly discovered that teaching can be a highly individualized experience. No two teachers, their styles, or their approaches to learning are the same—nor should they be. However, every teacher should consider having a mentor; someone to learn from, to be inspired by, and… Continue Reading >

The Power of Mindfulness in the Classroom

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailMindfulness represents a particular way of being present in the moment and noticing your surroundings. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.”1 What began as part of meditation and yoga instruction has grown in popularity and has been implemented by many K -12… Continue Reading >

These 14 Facts About the Fourth of July Will Surprise You

FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestPrintemailYou know your American history. You know that Betsy Ross designed the American Flag and that Francis Scott Key penned the Star-Spangled Banner during the British bombing of Ft. McHenry during the War of 1812. Think those are all the facts you will need to know to win a July 4th trivia contest this year?… Continue Reading >