Big Ideas for a New (School) Year

Backpacks. Laptops. Lesson Plans. Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I know we all ask the same question...where did the summer go so quickly? It goes by especially fast for educators as you ... Read More...

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WHEN A TEACHER’S ATTITUDE CAN TURN STUDENTS INTO STARS

People say that seeing the world through rose-colored glasses is a bad thing, but I don’t agree. Sometimes putting on rose-colored glasses doesn’t only make things look rosy — it changes them for r... Read More...

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Brainy Teachers Create Brainy Kids

My definition of “brainy teachers” is not what you might think. I’m not talking about the straight A student who becomes a teacher and wants his or her students to do the same. I was a straight A stu... Read More...

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NEUROSCIENCE IN THE CLASSROOM

A discussion with Dr. Lori Desautels about neurodiversity and behavior engagement As interviewed by Clay Whitehead for SEEN Magazine Read More...

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Pretend Play & Brain Growth Let’s Build a Train!

What is more wonderful than watching four year olds at play? The imaginative wonder and creativity present is unparalleled to any other time in life. On this particular day the task involved pla... Read More...

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BRAIN MATTERS

Neither scientists nor educators are ready to prescribe MRI informed practices for improving learning in individual children. However, new research does demand that we take seriously how this new kno... Read More...

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Personalized & Blended Learning

Many districts in the U.S. are thinking of, planning, and/or implementing personalized and blended learning. All are at various, mostly initial, stages of development and lack the internal resources ... Read More...

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A TANGLED MESS Applying Cognitive Theory and Gamification to Improve Reading Comprehension

Differentiation and personalized learning should not be avoided. What a tangled web we avoid when we try to throw 22 students together in a single classroom with a teacher who plans and design... Read More...

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Giving SpEd Students Their Voice

The need for special education in schools is increasing every year, and educators are struggling to find new and effective ways to help students with unique learning styles. Traditionally, special ed... Read More...

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Thinking About Professional Development Differently An innovative approach to holistic professional development for all school district employees to improve student outcomes

I’ve spent over 15 years talking to school districts around the country about how they support their employees’ professional growth. It’s a complicated process, with different departments and schools... Read More...

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DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE, SYSTEM-WIDE PIPELINE for Rigorous, Standards-based Classrooms

K-12 educators now widely recognize that preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s new economy must be our top priority. In the business world, thought leaders use the acronym VUCA to describe the fu... Read More...

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Teaching an Open Mind through Contextualization

The fundamental purpose of higher education is more than teaching the today’s facts. Unfortunately, it is a more complex initiative. The outcome for which educators should strive is for students to b... Read More...

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CPCC - Helping Shape Today’s Customized Training Options

Vocational learning has evolved over the years. In the past, it referred to individuals learning particular skills in fields such as welding, plumbing and automotive services. Today’s vocational... Read More...

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Motivation, a Collective Goal for the Architect and Educator

Daniel Pink, in his popular TED talk “The Puzzle of Motivation,” outlines the collected evidence on motivation and performance. His compelling argument effectively condemns the way we structure the m... Read More...

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Increasing School Safety While Reducing Liability

Day-to-Day Management = Crisis Management Most schools conduct annual or biannual drills on significant activities such as active shooter, tornado or bomb threats. It is critically important to co... Read More...

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Educators & Ed-tech Stewards of Privacy

The use of educational technology is growing at an astounding rate in the U.S. and that growth raises privacy concerns from students, parents, teachers, and administrators regarding the collection an... Read More...

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Leveraging Technology to Improve Academic and Clinical Outcomes

Evidence-based teaching, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) chief among them, relies upon quality data, calculations, graphing and analysis to guide the professional towards teaching strategies that opt... Read More...

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Seven Steps for Adapting Technology to the Classroom

As the recession of 2008 becomes a not too distant memory, some schools are finding themselves better funded. With this comes the acquisition of technology for schools and classrooms. The widespread ... Read More...

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Keeping our Girls Healthy

I grew up in the 70s and when I was eight I joined Little League to play baseball — with the boys. It was a big deal at the time, but not to me since I loved playing the game and my sister was my rol... Read More...

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3 Stress Free Tips for the Beginning of the School Year

The beginning of the school year brings excitement and stress for both teachers and students. It’s a new year with new students and probably new processes and procedures. To help reduce stress i... Read More...

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The Truth About Dairy and Strong Bones

Dairy foods play an important role in children’s growth and development in many ways, but one of the most important is developing strong and healthy bones. The adage “drink milk for strong bones” is ... Read More...

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It's Time We Rethink School Fundraising

Is your school stuck in a fundraising rut? Are you just going through the motions year after year, while the fundraising company walks away with a large percentage of your earnings? A majority of sch... Read More...

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Charleston, South Carolina A Mix of History With Lots of Fun Thrown In

Known as “The Holy City,” Charleston, South Carolina needs no introduction. This world-renowned city has everything to offer families and groups looking to have a great time. Mixing a wealth of histo... Read More...

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Walk and Learn in the Steps of Heroes USS YORKTOWN

The Institute of History, Science and Technology on board the YORKTOWN provides a full range of programs and activities. Our programs use the YORKTOWN and its environment as hands-on “real life” teac... Read More...

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Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia SC is a state capital with superpower: it makes everyone happy! It’s easy to get to, and once you’re there, it’s easy to get around. Columbia is the perfect place for ambitious in-town itine... Read More...

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Yeah, THAT Greenville! Where the past and the future share the same Main Street

When guests first arrive in Greenville, South Carolina, they’re captivated by the unique blend of traditional Southern charm and cosmopolitan cool that permeates the area. Clearly, this is not your t... Read More...

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A Front Royal Adventure is Waiting for You

Here in Front Royal, life has a happiness to it. The breathtaking views of the mountain ranges, the tranquility of the Shenandoah River flowing through our town, and the natural caverns all pull toge... Read More...

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Henricus Historical Park Helps Students with Project-and Problem-Based Learning Projects

Henricus Historical Park is located 80 miles west of colonial-era Jamestown along the historic James River.  It consists of the re-created 1611 – 22 community of the Citie of Henricus (an outpost of ... Read More...

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WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA The Freedom to Have Fun

Find Your Freedom Want more freedom than any destination in the U.S.? You’ve come to the right place! Your Greater Williamsburg trip starts here with the freedom to have fun, relax and satisfy... Read More...

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Colonial Williamsburg

You want your students to connect with American history: the sources of our democratic values, how our lives have changed over time, and how the choices of citizens shaped the outcome. Nothing was in... Read More...

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Make Education Fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Water Country USA

The beautiful charm of Europe meets an unparalleled mixture of thrill rides and adventure at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg. The Virginia theme park has something for everyone with world-class roller ... Read More...

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Madame Tussauds - Nashville

Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction, has opened in Nashville. With a completely different concept, the Nashville location will be the beloved brand’s first to focus solely on superstar... Read More...

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TROY UNIVERSITY’S Rosa Parks Museum PRESERVES PARKS’ LASTING LEGACY

On Dec. 1, 1955, the act of one courageous woman sparked a movement that brought change not only to the city of Montgomery, Alabama but throughout the United States. Rosa Parks, often referred t... Read More...

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LEGOLAND - Discovery Center Atlanta

Jump into the world’s biggest box of LEGO® bricks and take your students to the ultimate LEGO classroom at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta. Located inside Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, Atlanta, we hav... Read More...

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The Newseum: Engage with the First Amendment

It seems only fitting that a museum devoted to the First Amendment and free expression overlooks Pennsylvania Avenue — “America’s Main Street” — the scene of parades, processions and protests by peop... Read More...

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ALL ABOARD for Education Destination!

At the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad, we aim to provide each visitor with an experience they cannot get just anywhere. Situated in the mountain highlands of rural West Virginia, our MountainR... Read More...

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Executive Function Skills: The “X” Factor in Early Education

It has long been known by educators, clinicians, and parents that developmental disorders involving attention, such as ADHD, can have severe detrimental consequences for academic achievement. But it ... Read More...

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Brainy Parents Create Brainy Kids

One of the major things I have come to understand both as an educator and a parent is the huge influence parents and teachers have on brain development. I don’t like to burst anyone’s bubble- esp... Read More...

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How to Transition to a Standards Based Environment

There is a growing movement towards Standards Based Learning across the country, a burgeoning sense of excitement among teachers within the community. Making this change is a BIG step and not a simpl... Read More...

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Brainy Teachers Working with Brainy Parents Change the World

One of the major things I have come to understand both as an educator and a parent is the hugeinfluence parents and teachers have on brain development. I don’t like to burst anyone’s bubble- especial... Read More...

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Letter to Leaders

As a leader you may be asking yourself- “I signed up for this?”  The answer is yes and many are glad you did.  As a superintendent or building principal you have the talent, desire and disposition to... Read More...

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Reading Achievement: Breaking the Barriers to Success

Reading is a complex skill and so it’s not unexpected to find that different groups of experts focus on different aspects of the behavior. Among the specialists in this field, there are those who con... Read More...

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