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One common  misconception about summer is that it’s hotter because the earth is closer to the sun. The real story is that Earth is nearly equidistant from the sun throughout the entire year.  Summer is hot for us because this is when our hemisphere is...

For most students, summer break is a time to relax, unwind, and hit the pool. Students look forward to some well earned time away from school, studying, and homework. However, it is during this time that the “summer slide” occurs and students lose some of...

As educators, my husband and I are always in teach/learn mode, even when we are on summer break.  We combine our love of history, geology, and adventure whenever we go on a family vacation.  In fact, it has become family tradition that no matter where...

Across the country, we’ve recently seen the collective power of teachers to make change and have their voices heard. As classroom teachers for a combined 64 years, we strongly believe that teachers must be treated as professionals and as integral partners in the important work...

National Poetry Month is a time to celebrate and appreciate the power of poetry. Poetry is often an element used in ELA classes, but teachers across the country put their creativity to the test and have seamlessly incorporated poetry in other subject areas. Here’s a glimpse into...

For Women’s History Month we have the honor of celebrating female teachers within the public-school system! Teachers in classrooms across the country work hard to ensure that their students succeed. Christina Balkaran, who teaches 6th grade math in a full inclusion classroom at the Henderson K-12 Inclusion...