Nicole Walters

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Now Pouring: An Addictive Coconut Matcha Smoothie Recipe

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Extreme Sports

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

MindShift

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.<p>Like a zombie, Sami—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I …

Serving ELL Students and Families

About This Guide<p>For many educators, helping children learn English is a joy and a privilege. But classroom educators may not always know how their …

Southern Poverty Law Center

12 New Year’s Resolutions for Introverts

When I was a teenager, I did something sacred every New Year’s Eve. I collected a few sentimental items—like the school newspaper I was published in …

Self-help

The science of snowflakes

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10 Teachers of Color to Follow on Instagram - Mrs. Russell's Room

I love instagram!<p>It’s a fantastic way to connect on a personal or professional level with other teachers in a quick snapshot!<p>I love scrolling through …

Ilhan Omar becomes America's First Ever Somali-American Lawmaker

What a night.<p>It's small consolation, perhaps, but one refugee woman did make history last night: Ilhan Omar, who was elected to Minnesota's House of Representatives. Omar, a 34-year-old Muslim woman and former refugee who wears a hijab, will become the country's first Somali-American legislator. …

Companies to Classrooms

Join us for Back To School shopping! We'll be open Monday - Friday for TWO FULL WEEKS beginning August 22nd - September 2nd. Stop by 10am-4pm, we'll …

Teacher Collaboration... While Teaching!

• What are the differences between teacher time outs and huddles?<br>• When do teachers use these strategies? Why?<br>• What do students learn by seeing teachers …

The Changing Role of the ESL Teacher

This week’s primary education blog is guest authored by Shaeley Santiago, an ESL teacher and instructional coach from Iowa. Shaeley and I first met 4 …

MindShift

"The kids who are getting this process praise, those are the kids who want the challenge." http://ow.ly/P4rN0

International Children's Digital Library Offers Tons of Free eBooks for Kids

June 11, 2015 <br>International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) is an iPad app that offers a plethora of free books specifically selected for kids and …

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.<p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t related but whose …

Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Catalog of Beautiful Untranslatable Words from Around the World

<i>“Words belong to each other,”</i> Virginia Woolf said in the only surviving recording of her voice, a magnificent meditation on the beauty of language. But what happens when words are kept apart by too much unbridgeable otherness? <i>“Barring downright deceivers, mild imbeciles and impotent poets, there</i> …

‘Dear White People’: How An Ex-Publicist’s Twitter Became One of the Year’s Most Important Films

Institutional racism. Stereotypes. Blackface. White privilege. Justin Simien’s satire Dear White People tackles all these issues and more. Here’s how …

Book helps to preserve Woods Cree language

A new book of stories features the Woods Cree language, part of a larger project aimed at preserving First Nations languages.<p>Author Soloman Ratt says …

The 10 Best Cities To Visit This Year

Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you<p>Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you… <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

European Travel