Families are often described as the lifeblood of a community while schools are described as the heart. When the two work in tandem there is no limit to a child’s social, emotional, and academic development.  

As educators we often consider each other’s expertise and abilities as assets. We turn to one another for support, advice, and inspiration. We ask each other- How in the world did you teach that c...

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” Audre Lorde

Recognize.  In order for educators to recognize how they and their students differ, as well as how their students differ from each other, work has to be done. Good questionnaires sent home at the beginning of the year can help with this, as well as making it a point to talk...

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1st-3rd grade educators worked together to learn engaging ways to develop number sense. Students will develop fact fluency while playing games that use their number sense strategies. By learning their facts in this way, students are not merely memorizing, but rather learning to work with numbers flexibly.  “Low achievers are often low achievers not because they know less but because they don’t use numbers flexibly – they have been set on the wrong path, often from an early age, of trying to memorize methods instead of interacting with numbers flexibly.” Jo Boaler,  Stanford University, 2009

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