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Teaching Social and Emotional Skills

John Hattie is quoted as saying “A positive, caring, respectful environment is a prior condition to learning.” Regardless of how busy a teacher is, one cannot underestimate the importance of making the time for creating and cultivating a welcoming, positive classroom...

The Importance of Recess

Tag.  Kickball. Four Square.  Wall Ball. Double Dutch. Basketball. King of the Hill. Soccer. Sidewalk Chalk … When you think of elementary school kids, you most likely think of them running around outside and playing. Young children have an abundance of energy and...

Benefits of a STEM Education

Education fads usually change as often as our Midwest weather, but STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) has stuck and appears to be here for the long term.  Why does it have legs, and why do we need STEM? Increasingly, technology is becoming a basic skill...