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Nobody Trusts Teachers

Nobody trusts teachers. Imagine a snowy Wednesday morning in February–a scheduled remote teaching day and a day following an actual, old-school type of snow day.   [bctt tweet=”Now imagine teachers driving on those snow-covered roads to teach via Google Meets in empty classrooms.  ” username=””] Picture many of those same teachers scrambling for child care because the […]

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How Did Students Feel About the Presidential Inauguration? “I Feel Safer Today, Mrs. Brown.”

I have incorporated every presidential inauguration (regardless of who is elected) into my social studies classroom: seven ceremonies and five distinct leaders throughout my tenure. The transfer of power witnessed by adolescents is truly civics education in action.   Every inauguration includes the usual pomp and circumstance, celebrity appearance, and political promises. Although we discussed Lady […]