A Handwashing Review

I read an article recently that said 30% of people do not wash their hands after using the restroom. Yeah, it makes me shudder too. And even more people wash their hands by twiddling their fingers through the water sans soap. So I thought it would be timely, what with the current pandemic talk, to…

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The Memory Challenge!

I recently skimmed this article discussing how high-stakes testing in school takes away from authentic learning experiences. This isn’t news to teachers–we’ve always been aware of this. The rich experiences we had in school don’t occur as frequently in today’s classroom. And that got me thinking–what classroom activities stick out in my mind from elementary…

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Love Your Pet!

This Thursday, February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day! I have three spoiled cats (Ralph, Rufus, and Moose) who get loving every day, but I will certainly give them some extra treats this Thursday. They deserve all the love because I benefit from them so much! Did you know that having a pet can–…

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