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Education's Role in Data Proficiency and Critical Thinking

 "Critical thinking and curiosity are the key to creativity."— Amala Akkineni.

In an age of connectedness and instant access to information, the educational landscape has changed dramatically. From and within the classroom, data proficiency is to be mastered while fostering critical thinking skills remains a top priority. And how can educators better navigate them both for maximum benefit? You will explore education's role in driving data proficiency and furthering critical thinking abilities while providing real-world examples along the way.

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Farm to Table: How Sorgho Squad Brings Sustainability Education to Life

In his thrilling book series Sorgho Squad, author Nate Blum takes readers on an exciting globetrotting adventure focused on sustainable farming. But beyond the riveting plot, the three-book series provides an insightful journey which tackles some of the most pressing challenges of the times while also educating and entertaining.

Farm to Table: How Sorgho Squad Brings Sustainability Education to Life

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Learn as You Go: 5 Tips for Making Every Travel Experience an Educational Journey

Travel isn't just about seeing new places; it's about learning new things. Whether you're a seasoned globetrotter or a weekend warrior, every journey holds the potential to be a profound educational experience. This article explores how to make the most of your travels, transforming ordinary trips into rich, learning adventures.
 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: A Path Forward

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Nov 06, 2023 / 0 comments

It’s November: the time of full speed ahead. The holiday break is in sight, but there seems like there’s always more to do, more decisions to be made, more work to be done, and needing to have a more focused approach. Whether you feel like huddling under a blanket in your self-sufficient pillow fort or forging ahead with the force of a bullet train, sometimes the world doesn’t give us a choice—and the only thing left to do is the next right thing. 

What that is is anybody’s guess. It will be unequivocally different for every single one of us. 

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Using Games to Enhance Teachers' Professional Training and Growth

“Games make learning a necessity to have fun. So there’s no better motivation for kids to learn than to teach the concept with a game.” – Kara Carrero.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Life lessons from a paddleboard

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Oct 02, 2023 / 0 comments

“It (neuroplasticity) refers to the physiological changes in the brain that happen as the result of our interactions with our environment. From the time the brain begins to develop in utero until the day we die, the connections among the cells in our brains reorganize in response to our changing needs. This dynamic process allows us to learn from and adapt to different experiences.” 
- Celeste Campbell (n.d.).

Through the Eyes of an Educator: The Waiting Game – 5 minutes and forever

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Sep 07, 2023 / 0 comments

We’ve all played it—the waiting game. The one where the toddler asks for a treat and the grown up says wait till after dinner. The one where the ten-year-old can’t wait to stay up past bedtime when no one can say otherwise. The one when you can’t wait to get to the next level of whatever because then you can do this other thing. Oddly enough, the waiting seems like forever in the moment—yet, if you talk to any adult, as they were once that young toddler, it truly seems like five minutes. 

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NASA Challenges Students to Fly Earth and Space Experiments

NASA is calling on middle and high school students across the country to submit experiment ideas for a high-altitude balloon or rocket-powered lander test flight in the third TechRise Student Challenge.

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Read This! There’s a Yeti in My Tummy

We’ve got such an incredible read aloud book to share with you today! There's a Yeti in my Tummy, written by Meredith Rusu with illustrations by Martín Morón, is a fun, playful read that teaches much to both parents and kids. Let me explain…

Read This! There’s a Yeti in My Tummy

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From Teacher To Entrepreneur: How To Turn Your Skills Into Business Acumen

Teaching is more than just a career choice. It’s also a journey that gives you valuable skills that you can utilize outside of the classroom. The average teacher has 14 years of experience under their belt and a whole wealth of knowledge of skills. When you pair that up with the invaluable experiences of traveling the world, you’re undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with.

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