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Teaching Culture: Hanukkah

Even though over 39% of the Jewish population lives in the United States, many people don’t know too many basic facts about Hanukkah. With the holiday starting Sunday, December 2nd this year, I figured now is the perfect time to break down some of the basics of this Jewish holiday. First and foremost, what is Hanukkah the celebration of? The Syrian-Greeks forbade the Jewish religion and desecrated a holy Temple

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Creating a Community of Students who Have Meaningful Academic Conversations

Independence through Critical Thinking One of the main purposes of Common Core State Standards (or any other named standards your state goes by) is to teach children to think and respond critically. When I was in the classroom, one of my main goals was to lead my students towards independence by running the classroom and leading critical thinking discussions with their peers. Often, administrators, coaches, and other teachers would come

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Building Relationships with Morning Meetings

Building a caring classroom community with my students was one of my most important behavior management techniques. If your students know you care about them and learn to care for each other, it cuts down on a lot of behavioral problems (or it at least makes them easier to solve). One of the best ways to build and maintain a caring classroom community and culture is through morning meetings.  Here is

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Teaching The True History about the Wampanoag and Thanksgiving

I was having a conversation with my mother earlier in the week, and she told me she had saved the “Indian” costume she made for me for Halloween when I was a little girl. She wanted to know if my daughter would wear it. I was a little taken aback by her question because I thought it was commonly understood… It is improper to refer to Native Americans as “Indians.”

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Teaching Culture: Hanukkah

Even though over 39% of the Jewish population lives in the United States, many people don’t know too many basic facts about Hanukkah. With the holiday starting Sunday, December 2nd this year, I figured now is the perfect time to break down some of the basics of this Jewish holiday. First and foremost, what is Hanukkah the celebration of? The Syrian-Greeks forbade the Jewish religion and desecrated a holy Temple

read more »

Creating a Community of Students who Have Meaningful Academic Conversations

Independence through Critical Thinking One of the main purposes of Common Core State Standards (or any other named standards your state goes by) is to teach children to think and respond critically. When I was in the classroom, one of my main goals was to lead my students towards independence by running the classroom and leading critical thinking discussions with their peers. Often, administrators, coaches, and other teachers would come

read more »

Building Relationships with Morning Meetings

Building a caring classroom community with my students was one of my most important behavior management techniques. If your students know you care about them and learn to care for each other, it cuts down on a lot of behavioral problems (or it at least makes them easier to solve). One of the best ways to build and maintain a caring classroom community and culture is through morning meetings.  Here is

read more »

Teaching The True History about the Wampanoag and Thanksgiving

I was having a conversation with my mother earlier in the week, and she told me she had saved the “Indian” costume she made for me for Halloween when I was a little girl. She wanted to know if my daughter would wear it. I was a little taken aback by her question because I thought it was commonly understood… It is improper to refer to Native Americans as “Indians.”

read more »
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