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I Marie Kondo-ed a Cluttered Classroom, and Here’s What Happened
Do the lifestyle guru’s techniques work for the classroom?
It seems as though almost everyone is decluttering and organizing their homes, thanks to Marie Kondo and her books and Netflix series about The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Read more >>
20 Black History Month Activities for February and Beyond
Honor our shared history.
First, let it be said: Black history is American history. But observing Black History Month in February gives us a chance to be intentional about learning that history. Of course it is wonderful to recognize the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. But there are lots of ways to go beyond the typical inventors and sports heroes so that every child can connect to and learn from the amazing contributions of the African American community. Here are some of our favorite Black History Month activities for the classroom. Read more >>
Donald Trump Jr. Calls out “Loser Teachers,” and the Internet Claps Back
“I am a loser teacher. All of my energy is focused on giving. I give. I give. I give.”
At a rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, Donald Trump Jr. encouraged young audience members not to listen to “loser teachers that are trying to sell you on socialism from birth.” “Keep up that fight, bring it to your schools. You don’t have to be indoctrinated by these loser teachers that are trying to sell you on socialism from birth. You don’t have to do it.” —Donald Trump Jr. Read more >>
15 Amazingly Creative Book Reports
From mint tins to cereal boxes to T-shirts.
In some classrooms, the mere mention of the phrase “book report” brings groans of dread. Visions of endless writing and tedious presentations feel overwhelming to students. But reading an awesome book and telling others all about it can be one of the great pleasures in life! Read more >>
9 Ways to Decrease Your Dropout Rate Today
Dropping out is a systemic issue, but change starts today.
Every 26 seconds in the United States, a child drops out of high school. Despite considering ourselves world leaders, our country ranks 22 out of 27 developed countries in terms of graduation rates. Our high dropout rate doesn’t just affect the future of individual children, it affects us all. Read more >>
10 Quotes on Leadership and Teamwork from Legendary Super Bowl Coaches
These may bring you M.V.P. (Most Valuable Principal) status.
There’s nothing quite like the no-holds-barred, riveting words from an NFL coach to breathe fire into a team before the Super Bowl. The sentiment holds true for school principals, too. Principals have the power to motivate, inspire, and transform their staff and students through the course of a day, a week, or an entire school year. These words, from some of the NFL’s most successful coaches, can also be motivational quotes for principals and their staff. Use them to take your school from a good squad to Super Bowl-level awesome. Read more >>