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Dear Educators, Let Them Know You’re Scared – Education Article

For all the teachers who are afraid, you are not alone. I have felt afraid walking on campus. I have felt afraid entering a school. Fleeting thoughts. Not here. Not now. Not us. These intrusive thoughts are neither productive nor personal. We wear them on our faces. They show up in our classrooms. As educators, we need to support our students and ourselves to be safe. How do we create a culture of safety and embrace our common humanity? Let…

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Let Voters Fix Harrisburg School Board – Not State Takeover – Education Article

Pushing the self-destruct button is the ultimate measure of last resort.   But that’s how several Pennsylvania lawmakers are suggesting we fix the dysfunctional Harrisburg School Board.   An election that could oust most of the very school directors responsible for the district’s troubles is less than a month away. But Democratic Representative Patty Kim, Republican Senator John DiSanto and Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse all say we shouldn’t wait – The state should takeover the Harrisburg School District immediately.  …

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Think Design: The Future of an Accessible World – Education Article

Despite there being numerous advances made over the years regarding accessible design, there are still fundamental flaws that remain unaddressed. Even with new disability laws being introduced every few months, awareness campaigns being held frequently, and new technology being developed every day – millions of people still encounter accessibility difficulties in their daily lives. That’s why it’s so important that we continuously raise awareness on the subject and seriously consider how we can improve facilities, so people don’t feel ostracized…

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9 New Teacher Survival Tips – Education Article

Because you asked. I occasionally get emails from followers, readers, and conference audience members asking for advice. It’s lovely! And flattering! And OK, a lot of work sometimes. But, I always try to answer and help. Recently, I spent so much time answering, linking to past posts, and giving paragraphs and paragraphs of advice I thought – Hey! This would be a good blog post! Some of these topics, I’ve blogged about before. I’m kind of passionate about being a…

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Woke School – Urban Education Mixtape – Education Article

To be “woke” means aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice) Everyone wants to be “woke.” This is a trend that is happening amongst educators. Don’t get me wrong… woke principals and teachers is a good thing. However, one could do too much or focus on only doing one thing. Some may be unaware of how to be “woke” in schools. It may feel like that to implement “wokeness” is too…

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Finding Inclusion in the Deaf Community – Education Article

When I was 5 years old, after many trips to different doctors to find out what was “wrong” with me, my parents and I went to an audiologist. Eventually, we were told that I had a moderate hearing loss and that I needed hearing aids. The audiologist didn’t tell them I was Deaf, hard-of-hearing, hearing impaired, or any identity label at all. At the time, I went to a private school with all Hearing children and was the only one…

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18 Reasons Why We Are Thankful in 2018 – Education Article

Why We Are Thankful In 2018 Every year, there are plenty of reasons to be discouraged. 2018 was no exception. But we don’t need to dwell on them with this post. As the whole country is about to focus on being grateful, we wanted to share with you eighteen reasons why we are thankful in 2018. Okay, so let’s start. 1. You! We are so thankful that you are here reading this post. 2018 was a big one for us,…

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