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#CelebrateWithDE – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

#CelebrateWithDE – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We’re celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All of his contributions towards ensuring civil rights for everyone in the community are well worth honoring, and our focus this year will be on actions that can be taken in service to the community. We hope you’ll have wonderful discussions about the

#CelebrateWithDE – Golden Globes

It was the 76th anniversary of the Golden Globes this year! This celebration of film and television is sure to bring excitement and controversy throughout Hollywood and, perhaps, in your classroom. Take this opportunity to turn the spotlight to your students’ talent in videography and storytelling. We’ve selected some resources to spark the creative spirit

SOS Story: Peter Panico

Find out why Peter Panico says putting Spotlight on Strategies together with a centers-based instructional model focused on specific sub-standards and topics within each unit of study has been a “game changer” in his classroom—increasing student engagement, accountability, and comprehension.

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor by having your students study both the context of the event, the day of the attack, and the United States’ response. Rely on primary source resources such as a President Franklin D. Roosevelt speech and man-on-the-street interviews taken just after the attack. Once students are armed with knowledge about

#CelebrateWithDE Holidays Around the World

Happy Winter Break! And Happy Holidays! This year, we’re featuring resources about a variety of holidays that fall in the winter and encouraging you to give your students the gift of understanding as they learn about holidays they may not celebrate. After they’ve learned about some silly and serious holiday traditions, have students write a

#CelebrateWithDE Thanksgiving

One of Thanksgiving’s great traditions is storytelling, whether recounting family lore around the dinner table or sharing historical accounts of the earliest celebrations of the holiday. Thanksgiving is a great time to encourage your students to focus on the role of stories in our lives. We hope you and your students have much to be

Social and Emotional Learning: A Principal’s Perspective

While Social and Emotional Learning is beginning to gain traction in schools, it is still being implemented to varying degrees in schools around the world. One principal and school in Michigan is very serious about this topic. Rachael Postle-Brown and Pinewood Elementary were recently profiled for their efforts. Hearts and Minds: Social-Emotional Learning Improves Content

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