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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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We Need Diverse NONFICTION Books

If you’ve been paying any attention to the publishing business for the past several years, you’ll know that publishers, writers, illustrators, teachers, librarians, and parents are calling (and answering the call) for more diversity in the books we give to our children.

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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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Bowling Ball, Feather, and Reproving the Laws of Physics

Here at Nomad Press, we are total science nerds. But even we sometimes wonder: why do people do the same experiments over and over after someone else has already proved a point?

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Beat the Boredom with Podcasts!

Heading out on a long family road trip? You’re going to need some entertainment to beat the boredom! Podcasts (and, of course, books!) are a great way to go when you’re trying to keep the whole family interested (and not bickering).

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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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