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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I always remember feeling like the summer ran away from me after my birthday hit in July. Two weeks later, I would have my classroom packet in hand and was starting to plan, even though we didn’t go back until the end of August. It was always nice to get or do something for myself. So let me help you out! In honor of my birthday, I’m giving one winner a $15 Amazon gift card. Good luck!
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If you are in the classroom, I know you have done units on dinosaurs. In fact, it’s probably one that you touch upon every school year, because it’s one of the most popular topics we ever do. And I’m sure that you have had at least one of these titles included at one point. I know I definitely had a few! Let me help you get more in your collection with this giveaway!
Good luck entering!
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One of the most important things you need to do as an educator is to take care of yourself. And we all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. What works for you? I like essential oils, melatonin, and my weighted blanket. This giveaway is full of great products that will help you to get a good night’s sleep. And when you get a good night’s sleep, you’re a better version of yourself for those young ones. Best of luck entering!
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You already know that I often talk about the value of the Nat Geo Kids books both in the classroom and at home. I had these on so many different topics and loved watching the kids go through them to discover new scientific facts about the world around them. Home Jobs by Mom is doing another giveaway! These are some of the bird books in this special Feathered Friends Book Bundle giveaway. Best of luck entering and enjoy!
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I read The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas last year and recently reread it and its sequel. Considering the current social justice climate, I think it is a good one for everyone to read. But if you’re a Montessorian, I think there is an extra need to do so.
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Spring is here, which means birdwatching season is in full swing! Ideally you have bird feeders right outside of your classroom windows so that you can easily watch your local native birds in real time. But you can also check out the live cam in Gettysburg, PA!
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Are you studying birds right now? It’s a great time of year to do so as they emerge in the springtime. That’s why this Nat Geo Kids Birds Book Bundle giveaway is so great! You’ll get an awesome collection for the classroom or at home so that you can learn all about our feathered friends. Best of luck entering! Continue reading “Nat Geo Kids ‘FOR THE BIRDS’ Book Bundle #Giveaway Ends 5/8 @NGKidsBks @DeliciouslySavv”
A Good Kind of Trouble is a middle grade book by Lisa Moore Ramee that I have read a couple of times now. But even though it’s a book written for the younger crowd, I think it’s an important book that educators and anyone who works with kids should read, because there are a lot of life lessons for adults in this book, too. There are also a lot of things even beyond the social justice message, that teachers should think about. First, let me introduce you to the book.
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More books for your home or classroom! You know how much I love these books from Nat Geo Kids! And here’s another great collection for you to enter to win. Keep them for yourself and your family or your classroom or give them away! Best of luck to you in entering! Continue reading “Nat Geo Kids Spring Reading Essentials #Giveaway Ends 3/31 @DeliciouslySavv @NGKidsBks”