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The information and inspiration today's teachers need. Education news, classroom tips and tricks, educational articles for teachers, personal stories from Kim—it's all here!

The information and inspiration today's teachers need. Education news, classroom tips and tricks, educational articles for teachers, personal stories from Kim—it's all here!

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Diving into Genius Hour

If you are interested in incorporating Genius Hour into your classroom, there are several tips and tricks that can help you successfully implement this authentic learning experience. Learning opportunities created through Genius Hour are deep, rich, and long-lasting. It’s important to understand that it’s okay if kids pick a topic you know nothing about! Oftentimes,…

Why Genius Hour Helps Student Learning & Growth

Being an educator is more than a rewarding profession. It is a calling. In this calling we are given an opportunity and an obligation to not only educate students by teaching academic standards, but also to guide students in developing skills that will lead them to become successful, happy adults.   Take a moment and think…

Traditional Discipline vs. Trauma-Responsive Practices

How to Find the Right Approach for Your Classroom Debates abound in education. Traditional math or common core? Phonics or whole language? Whole class or small group instruction? Technology integration or technology-free zones? As our Strobel Ed team travels around presenting Trauma-Informed Care practices, we’re encountering a new debate: traditional discipline or trauma-responsive discipline. And…

The Importance of Social Emotional Learning

How a Social Curriculum Leads to Student Success Though another school year seems to have only just recently gotten underway, you’re probably already being inundated with directives to prep for, or teach to, your state’s standardized tests. Right? We all know that the “3 R’s” are vitally important skills, but there’s a risk involved in…

It’s All About the Relationships

How to Incorporate a Social Curriculum (+ 6 Pieces of Advice for Teachers) Relationships. To me, there is no more important facet of the classroom community than relationships. Standards, teaching methods, and the times may change, but strong relationships between teacher and student—and student and student—will ALWAYS be vital. Regardless of the content you’re teaching,…

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