Susan Gallander

Welcome Back from Winter Break

Returning from winter break can be difficult. Students (and teachers) are accustomed to sleeping in, following their own schedules, and relaxing. It can be tough to return to the routine. Make the adjustment easier by using one of the following strategies. 1.) Make New Year’s Resolutions for School Returning from winter break is a great.

Supporting Civil Discourse in Classrooms

Most Americans believe that civility has severely declined over the past two decades. We hear stories daily about ridicule, bullying, and simple rudeness – and these stories are happening in homes, classrooms, on the Internet, and in businesses. There are several reasons for this decline. Some scholars suggest that as society has become more informal.

Super Social Studies

  “This is boring.” “Why do we have to learn this?” “My students don’t like Social Studies.” Why do students dread Social Studies and why do teachers find teaching Social Studies frustrating? There are many possible answers to this dilemma, but I suspect that a major cause is the marginalization of Social Studies due to.

Creativity and the Internet

  The information age has brought profound change to the delivery and volume of communication. Since the invention of the World Wide Web in 1990, the ways that we source information have radically changed. More than 3.7 billion people now use the internet. Every second, approximately 40,000 Google searches are conducted to easily and rapidly.

Promoting Public Service

  Our communities depend on individuals that believe in public service. How can we inspire and nurture public service with elementary students? First, have a discussion about the meaning of public service. Discuss different ways that public employees help the community. Brainstorm services provided by public servants. (firefighters, lawmakers, military personnel, postal delivery, teachers, and.