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While the snow outside has melted, we have much in the way of winter in our classroom these days! The children have returned from our Chris...

Great ActivTips from Promethean. Their latest is on creating a table of contents for your flipcharts! These are great ways to learn a bunch of neat things quickly to make you more fluent with ActivInspire. Check them out!

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Shanghai, China. Girls practice sit-ups during a gymnastics lesson at the youth amateur athletic school. China’s sports system has been enormously successful since the country returned to the Olympic fold in 1980, culminating with the host nation topping the medals’ table at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. And yet, with the Rio de Janeiro Games less than three months away, the system is beginning to break down due to the shifting demographics of a more prosperous nation.

I am not your teachable moment #ableism #racism.....omg so tired of "do gooder" volunteerism. Humanity is not for you to feel good about yourself. It is your human duty. No pat on the back in return. I want to scream and slap 99% of people at any volunteer event I go to. Quit petting the homeless. They aren't freaking dogs.

Classroom organization: Turn an IKEA kitchen cart (Raskog) into an assignment cart. Ditch those dusty plastic desktop organizers/letter trays and substitute for one of these movable carts. Save time by establishing the routine that students turn in or collect graded assignments to and from their designated cart. No need to waste time collecting or handing back homework. Students eventually get into the habit that they turn in their work even before the bell rings.