It's that time of year when kids are looking forward to winter break, presents, and fun. But how about evolving a sense of gratitude and service? What better time of year to be thankful and give back to the larger community? How do we do that? Here are three easy ways to help students learn the value of service to the community.
November is Native American Heritage Month! In addition to teaching students about American Indian history and culture, it is important to make students aware of the reality of American Indians as contemporary people. Here are some excellent suggestions from Cherokee historian Karen Coody Cooper.
The presidential election is a fantastic opportunity to teach students about the U.S. government and how it works. Here are 12 purposeful and actionable topics to cover between now and November 8, 2016. Cover one topic a month, or pick and choose the topics that suit your needs best!
It's National Bullying Prevention Month, and recent statistics show that one in three kids is bullied at school. What can you do to help prevent bullying and help to manage its effects? Here are five activities you can start doing in the classroom today to address the issue of bullying.
Did Halloween suddenly "creep" up on you this year? Are you frantically searching for a last minute costume that will impress your candy-crazed students?! Here are five fun, school-friendly costumes that you can easily put together with a quick trip to the dollar store, your classroom supplies room, or a color printer!
The most important thing we can do for our students is be our own best selves in body and mind. As tough as it is, we must remember to care for our own health and wellness, first and foremost. Here are a few practical, doable, and worthwhile tips for taking the best care of yourself you possibly can!