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Global Perspectives: Professional Learning Communities in International Schools

Community building must become the heart of any school improvement.
~Thomas Sergiovanni

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Four Productive Ways for Teachers to Unwind During their Downtime

Teaching is often cited as one of the most stressful jobs around, and it's not hard to imagine why. High expectations from administrators and constantly changing legislation combined with long hours and relatively low pay come with the territory. 

Four Productive Ways for Teachers to Unwind During their Downtime

However, teaching is a highly rewarding field with plenty of perks, such as extended holidays and summers off.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: The World

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Feb 07, 2017 / 0 comments

I have a close friend with a thirteen year old. This month, she and her spouse and many like them are headed to high school orientation. As someone who used to plan those exact orientations, I know there are thoughts swirling around the heads of new to secondary school parents, like ‘how is it possible to have a high school age student – we were only thirteen yesterday, right?” This is the age I understand. This is the age group that my educational experience can help.

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Starting with Maps! Library of Congress, Digital Public Library of America to form New Collaboration

The Library of Congress today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Public Library of America to become a "content hub partner" and will ultimately share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with DPLA's database of digital content records.

Think you know about Sloths? Think again!

Sloths have been making headlines this week - They even got a feature in the New York Times!

Wanted: Amazon Orchid Bee Wranglers!

What do you do with a bug net, a vial of wintergreen essential oil, cotton swabs, and push pins, when you are in the middle of the Amazon rainforest? If you are an orchid bee wrangler, you design an experiment to investigate orchid bees, of course!

Rainforest Library Overtaken by Crazy US Educators – Crazy GOOD educators!

What happens when 30 US educators spend an afternoon at CONAPAC’s  tiny Amazon library, located along the banks of the Amazon rainforest in Peru? Not your normal library experience, that’s for sure! 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Rapid City, South Dakota

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Nov 10, 2016 / 0 comments

Growing up, I was the one who only wanted to set foot in those coastal states. If it didn’t have water on at least one side, I didn’t see the benefit…wow, was I wrong!

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Exploring the Benefits of Blogging in the Classroom

Blogs are everywhere. You probably read them to stay up-to-date on news and world happenings, to discover new trends, and even for household tips and tricks. Blogs in a general sense are great because there are so many to choose from and they provide readers with unique resources and information in a brief, easily digestible format.

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Library of Congress Hosts Online Conference for Educators

As the new school year gets into full swing, the Library of Congress will bring teachers and education experts from across the nation together in its second annual online conference for educators. This free two-day event, "Discover and Explore with Library of Congress Primary Sources," will be held October 25-26, from 4-8 p.m. EDT and will be open to K-12 educators from across all teaching disciplines. Last year's event brought together more than 1,500 participants for the sessions.