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Anti-bullying activist Jodee Blanco shares her 10-step guide for teachers to create a bully-free classroom today!

To help you make the Olympics a learning experience in your classroom, here are some teacher-favorite, Olympics-inspired ideas for lessons, classroom management techniques and fun activities.

Using Movies to Enhance Student Learning

Film versions of novels can be incredibly useful in teaching literature units., and can help further student learning and comprehension.

iPads in the Classroom

After the iPod revolutionized how society listened to music and the iPhone pushed the boundaries of smartphone technology, the iPad stands poised to alter the face of mobile computing. Many have praised its potential to make personal and professional lives that much easier – and that certainly includes the education industry!

Teachers with a love of technology and a passion for nurturing the minds of their students can easily discover creative ways to incorporate the iPad into the daily routine, and some of these great educational and organizational applications are bound to help them get started.

Common Core State Standards

As an educator for over twenty years, I’ve witnessed numerous initiatives to improve the quality of education.  With the introduction of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS),  I think we are finally emerging from a more “Standards Abused” era in education.


I am not naïve enough to believe that the CCSS are going to cure everything that challenges teaching and learning in our classrooms.  However, I am optimistic that CCSS is a vehicle for us (educators) to go back to what we all first knew.


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