Dawn Samuel and students

Dawn Samuel considers best practices for inclusion and engagement, focusing on promoting positive interactions with Black students and their families and acknowledging histories and experiences of systemic discrimination.

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Passion is an extreme word, and like most extreme words, it carries a heavy weight that is difficult to uplift by the force of just one person, perhaps because it is so strongly rooted in the elements of knowledge, success and appreciation.

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Last spring at the Project-Based Learning Conference, Kids Who Know and Do, keynote speaker Linda Darling-Hammond retold the following story by John S. Taylor, Superintendent of Schools in the Lancaster County School District in South Carolina. In a room full of 5,000 educators, you could have heard a pin drop. Of course, during the witty dialogue and the ironic parts, outbursts of laughter filled the room.

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Home and school partnerships that keep going and going...

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As teacher-librarians, we collaborate with our classroom teachers to identify students who are reading at an independent level, and who could benefit from an enriched reading program. One such program is the Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Reading Award.

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Motiver des élèves de français cadre, niveau intermédiaire, n’est pas chose facile. Or la technologie s’avère un des meilleurs outils pour y parvenir. Après les succès obtenus dans mes classes, je me suis aperçue qu’il existait en fait un grand nombre de possibilités quant aux façons d’intégrer la technologie.

child's drawing of the sun

A teaching resource for helping elementary students connect with the environment.

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For over 20 years, David S. Craig and Robert Morgan have been creating plays for young audiences, wowing students, parents and critics alike with their engaging work.

elementary students working in garden

There are many schools where the playground equipment is aged and unsafe. This provides an opportunity to implement a restoration program and build a learning ground.

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A practical guide to exploring issues of media violence in the intermediate classroom.