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The Reason for the Season Is in the Tilt

Science tells us that the season's changes are caused as the Earth, tilted on its axis, travels in a loop around the Sun each year. Because we have no control over those transitions, we humans simply adapt, often by putting on more clothes or taking them off. When I taught in the public schools, I took advantage…
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Kindness Reminders

Over the past few weeks while the winter holidays have consumed our lives, we might wonder: Why do we celebrate holidays?  Actually, that question makes a good Think About (Available at www.thinkingzone.org).  Teachers might invite their students to pen a list.  Just as there are as many different definitions for normal as there are people…
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National Bullying Prevention Month

October has been designated as National Bullying Prevention Month. What does it say about society that we have a month designated to raise awareness about something as basic as human kindness? I realize that I can’t change the cruelties in this world. No matter how hard I try, I won’t be able to prevent murder,…
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Bulletin Boards with CALF Appeal

Many teachers use bulletin boards to decorate the classroom, to define classroom goals and policies, or to showcase student work, but bulletin boards can also be interactive teaching tools. Acting as “another teacher” in the classroom, bulletin boards that change periodically can reflect and complement new lessons, help visual learners better understand new material, reinforce…
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