When I was in the classroom, I thought I was working toward being more inclusive. And while I gave a good effort at the time, I now realize there is so much more that I could have done and that all of us should be doing in our classrooms and communities.
ABAR means Anti-Bias Anti-Racism. Educators who are truly working on this are working on themselves as people as well as what is being reflected and taught in the classrooms. And as one panelist said in a recent webinar I attended, if you’re in education and you’re not working toward this, then you need to get out.
It’s not an easy road to travel. It can be taxing and will leave you unsettled. But that’s kind of the point. But if you can dedicate the time and effort into doing the work, you will be a better educator and your students will benefit for a lifetime.
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The holiday season approaches. Perhaps you want to get something new for your classroom. Perhaps you want to treat yourself. This giveaway gives you the option because you have your choice of either a $60 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash! [I think you need to treat yourself, because you deserve it! You’ve been working hard!] Continue reading “Happy Fall Y’all #Giveaway Ends 11/30 @goldengoosegiveaways”
Have you ever used felt stories in your classroom? A few of my schools had some that I could use and I do remember them from when I was a Montessori kid. Not only are they great for acting out the stories you’re sharing, but they’re also a great way to inspire creativity and storytelling in the children! Check out this one!
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You know how much I love the Nat Geo books and that I always had them in my classroom. They’re so great for kids (and adults!) of all ages! We would page through them and read them over and over again. I found another giveaway for you! These are the same books as in the other giveaway I am sharing, but it is a different giveaway. So a second chance to win! Check them out and then enter to win this great prize pack. Best of luck to you! Continue reading “Nat Geo Kids Books Fall Prize Pack #Giveaway Ends 10/31 @NGKidsBks @HomeJobsByMom”
I’ve mentioned many times that the Nat Geo books have always been popular in my classroom. I know a lot of my students also had some at home. Check out all of these fun titles that you can enter to win for yourself or to donate! Good luck! Continue reading “Nat Geo Kids Fall Favorites #Giveaway Ends 11/2”
I love finding new books to inspire learning in children. Even better when you can get them for free! Take advantage of this free Kindle deal on October 1 to inspire some skywatching in your kids!
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If you want to teach kids about preservation of the environment, use this story as a launchpad! And grab it quickly, because it’s currently on sale for just $0.99, usually $2.99. Read more about Living Green: A Story About Planet Earth, Environmental Preservation, Respect and Friendship by Florian Bushy and take a sneak peek inside!
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Several weeks ago, I had the honor of participating in an online discussion with Temple Grandin. She is a woman I greatly admire who has taught me a lot when it comes to working with neurodiverse individuals. I first saw her speak and then get to meet her one-on-one at a critical point in my teaching career.
As I sat there listening to her speak, I kept reflecting on how so much of what she was saying perfectly fits into the Montessori method. My hand cramped up as I scribbled dozens of notes. But I wanted to share with you some takeaways from the talk.
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Throughout my blog networking and sharing, I came across something called the Ultimate Blog Challenge for the month of August. The topic of the day was “Why do you do what you do?” Well, let me share my why.
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The National Geographic Kids series of books are a staple in my classrooms. They are chock full of scientific information and engaging photographs that keep the children glued to the pages and wanting to learn even more. In this giveaway, you can win a set of six to keep at home or to use in a classroom. Best of luck entering!
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