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Isn’t Water Renewable? So Why Conserve?

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We’ve all heard that fun fact about how the water you drink today could be the same water a dinosaur drank millions of years ago. In fact, there’s always the chance that the water you drink could be—dinosaur pee! It’s true that there’s a finite amount of water no matter what we do. The amount of […]

Best Podcasts for Middle Schoolers!

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I hate running. But I love having gone running! One way I fix my motivation hiccup (it’s just so much nicer on the couch with tea and books) is with podcasts. When I run, I get to listen to an episode, and that’s enough to make me want to lace up my sneakers and head […]

Wattpad: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

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Is Wattpad good for kids? This blog post was originally written in July of 2015, and Wattpad, like the rest of the world, has changed considerably since then! As with any social media site, be wary of security and inappropriate content. If your teens are on Wattpad, talk with them about what they’re reading and […]

11 Morning Meeting Ideas for Happy Classrooms!

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Morning meetings are terrific opportunities to connect with your students, have them connect with each other, and set the tone for a day of enthusiastic learning! That’s a lot of benefits packed into 15-30 minutes a day! Do you need some morning meeting ideas to start your own? Maybe you’re looking for ideas to refresh the morning […]