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Breathe Deeply: Relaxation Techniques for the Classroom

School days are busy days—there’s lots to fit into those 7 to 8 hours you have with your students! Don’t forget to remind your kids to take time to breathe.

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Reading Goals in the Classroom

One thing I love to do in the first week (well, month) of a fresh new year (or decade!) is to set a reading goal for the next 52 weeks. Some years my goals are simple: read 60 books during the year. Some years, they’re more complicated: read 20 current nonfiction books, 10 novels in […]

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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Mobius Strip?

To get to the same side! A strip of paper connected into a half loop is one of the most intriguing shapes you’ll ever encounter! For such a seemingly simple shape, it has some amazing qualities. For example, it has only one side. What?! How is that possible?

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Before, During, and After Questions to Ask During Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is built on the concept of learning by doing. But it’s not just the doing that’s important. The reflecting part of experiential learning is the key ingredient for an experience full of discovery and learning!

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The Oldest Stuff in the World

In many ways, we live in a disposable world. We use disposable dishes and silverware, we use paper towels that we toss in the trash after wiping up one spill, and every year many of us get new clothes and shoes to replace the ones that no longer fit.

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11 Morning Meeting Ideas for Happy Classrooms!

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!

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5 Tips For Classroom Management That Work!

One thing always on the minds of teachers is classroom management. You can’t teach a classroom full of unruly kids who aren’t listening to your words and distracting any child who might be trying to gain some learning that day. How do you handle disruptive behavior in your elementary and middle school classrooms?

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Check Out the Publishers Weekly Spotlight on New England Publishers!

Check out a terrific article by Alex Green in Publishers Weekly! We are thrilled to be part of a wonderful tradition of children’s publishing in New England. We really do take our job of helping to educate the next generation of problem solvers and creative thinkers very seriously! Don’t forget, Nomad Press is now selling […]

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5 Tactics to Supercharge the Last Month of School

Ah, May, when the weather turns warm, the flowers bloom, and schoolchildren everywhere start daydreaming of summer vacation a month before it actually starts. This last stretch of the school year defines the laws of quantum physics by both flying by and lasting forever. It flies because there’s still so much work to be done during […]

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11 Morning Meeting Ideas for Happy Classrooms!

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 […]

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