Burgers and Salads

Did you know that May is both National Burger Month and National Salad Month? It seems like a bit of a conflict to me. Although I enjoy both of them, they’re pretty much on opposite sides of the healthy food spectrum. Fortunately, you can celebrate both of these fabulous foods with neat and engaging activities…

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About Those Fidget Spinners

Helpful or harmful? Toy or tool? Are these ball-bearing devices truly an antidote for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and autism? Or are they low-cost toys designed to drive teachers insane? Promotions for fidget spinners tout increased concentration for individuals with anxiety, autism, and ADHD. One marketing campaign suggests that a spinner may also “bring…

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End-of-the-Year Kindness!

Sometimes near the end of the school year, teachers, parents, and students begin to get tired of each other. I know this isn’t new information. Maybe you’ve developed an eye twitch, or you’ve been drinking more wine than usual, or you want to repeatedly smack your head against your whiteboard. Whatever your symptoms, they might…

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A “Dino-Mite” Giveaway!

Do you know what my favorite classroom theme is? Dinosaurs. Students find them fascinating–and I do too! That’s why I’m super geeked about today’s special GIVEAWAY for Teacher Appreciation Week. You could win this fantastic bundle of dinosaur books! (There’s even a Spanish/English bilingual DVD  of Groovy Joe!) How can you win? Simply reply to…

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