The Reflections of a Mom Processing Uvalde

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As I watched my 3rd grader take the stage with his friend, to accept his end-of-the year awards, it hit me. It hit me that just a day before, 19 moms like me got their kids up, dressed them for...

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It’s Time to Be Mindful About the “U” in Educator

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This year, educators across America have been running on auto-pilot and fueled by coffee, Dr. Peppers, and Red Bulls. Now, it’s time to turn the auto-pilot off and regain control of our minds. Why,...

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When Things Happen Around Us

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From our response, students learn how to respond to their own emotions, empathize with others, critically analyze situations, and, most importantly, take action that leads to change. ...

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The REAL LOVE That Our Hearts Need

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Every week, I look at my rosters, and I think about the ONEs I need to go after. Who are the ones that are not logging in? How can I go after them? Who are the ones not completing assignments? How...

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Prioritizing Social Emotional Learning in the Age of COVID-19

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For many of our learners, being present at a physical school building, and having a relationship with an educator is essential for their health and well being. It is the source of stability, peer...

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A New Look at White Flight Inside Public Schools 1.0

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Why is there not a high representation of people of color in these classes? What are the invisible barriers that are in place that guide students of color not to take upper-level classes? What...

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What Pages Taught Me About Having A Growth Mindset

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Having a growth mindset is necessary, at all times, when in the field of education....

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Free Your Mind And The Rest Will Follow

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Have you ever had an amazing idea for a lesson, activity, or learning guide in your head but that’s where it remains? That happens to me literally every day. For some time now, I have been...

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