Are Your Ducks in a Row?

Posted: January 3, 2020

The beginning of a new year can be stressful for students, especially if they feel disorganized or not equipped for what may lie ahead way.  Taking the time to get their “ducks in a row” can help ease anxiety, fill them with confidence, and prepare them for challenges ahead!

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Future You Will Thank You

Posted: December 10, 2019

The past shapes us into who we are today. Although reflecting on the past is how we are able to make sense of our lives and our place in the world, it is crucial that we not forget the importance of looking towards the future.

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“Life is a Hunger Game”

Posted: November 20, 2019

Life is a hunger game.
You are placed in the center of its wilderness, sometimes with little or no survival skills.
Unprepared and fearful your goal is to exit the wilderness without being conformed,
Without changing who you are.
It is indeed the survival of the fittest mind
But what makes us fit?

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Taking Notes and Going Places

Posted: November 7, 2019

An important part of developing good readers is teaching students to identify which pieces of information is most valuable to their understanding. Practicing note-taking is one of the preliminary steps in the higher order thinking process that is crucial to analyzing and evaluating the information gathered and comprehending its context.

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Bullying Is Not a Rite of Passage

Posted: October 23, 2019

When I was in fourth grade, a new student who had just immigrated to the U.S. joined my class.  He had a really thick accent. This, perhaps unsurprisingly to anyone who has struggled with a new language, made him an incredibly easy target for bullying from a group of students—a  group which I was a part of, I am ashamed to admit.

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