Trina Deboree
Teaching and Learning
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Teaching and Learning

3 Genuine Reasons Why Teachers Should Speak Their Truth

I am in several Facebook groups for teachers. It seems like every day there are the same issues from all over the country and beyond. Sadly, it is the same types of things. I hear how tired and stressed out teachers are every day. So it got me thinking, what are genuine reasons for encouraging teachers to speak their truth? When is it time to say we are too negative? What does all this mean for our kids?

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How To Develop An Awe-Inspiring Moment for Readers

There is a great deal of conversation around kids not reading. Many people say that electronics are pulling our kids away from reading. There have been studies by Common Sense Media that show kids reading books less and less. However, I am not sure that is true. Even if we did blame electronics or TV for that matter, we would see that most kids are reading screens more and more. Does the platform matter as much as the actual act of reading? Probably not. 

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3 Terrific Whys To Do A Summer Makerspace STEM Challenge

Summertime is filled with trips to the beach, playing outside, and using your imagination. But what do you do if all you are hearing from your kids is What can we do today? {One thing I will say is when did my generation and the following suddenly become the cruise director for our kids?! When I was little, the answer was going outside and don’t come back in until it is dark. And we drank from the hose!} Yes, I am guilty too. I felt the constant need to entertain my children. I’ll get off this soapbox! Just keep that in mind. ;)

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How to Be Prepared In a Subbing Emergency

Sub Plans Can Be a Lifesaver!

Especially on those days when you think you have it all together. You have the kids in the car, you’re actually dressed, everybody has eaten, and for the first time backpacks and lunches are prepared and in the car with you. You are driving along thinking to yourself, Wow, I got this! That’s when it happens.

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