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November 26, 2014

Practicing Gratitude

A Barrage of Ideas, Images, and Stories

This Thanksgiving we'd like to say "thank you" to YOU. We appreciate all that you do for students each and every day. Have a great holiday!

The Gift of Words
Engage students and deepen their appreciation of poetry with this heart-warming holiday activity.

The Gift of Giving
Put a service-learning twist on things you're already doing to help students experience gratitude.

The Gift of Gratitude
Discover six simple gratitude practices that could transform your school culture -- and your life!

Challenging Common Core Standards? Ready.


Watch this VideoBlended Learning: Working With One iPad
Just one tablet? Yes, it can benefit an entire class. Watch how. (0:55 mins.)



30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Qualifying Schools Get Office 365 for Free. Microsoft


You Influence the Young People in Your CareSometimes the best gift is a heartfelt "thank you." Read these powerful student letters to the teachers who changed their lives.


Take Me On Your Winter Break!Prize:  Kindle Fire HDX 7" Tablet ($179 value!)
Deadline:  December 7, 2014

Enter the Giveaway



Google Code-In Challenge
This annual challenge asks students worldwide to put their technology skills to work. Students (13-17 years old) claim tasks from open-source organizations in several categories, including coding, documentation, and quality assurance.
Prize: Students are eligible to receive a certificate and T-shirts for completing tasks. Grand prize winners receive a trip to Google's headquarters in California.
Challenge begins December 1, 2014 and runs for 7 weeks.

Check out the big list of Educational Grants and Resources, updated weekly.


 WEBINAR  Making in K-12 Settings
Hosted by: National Writing Project
When: December 3, 2014, 12:00 p.m. PST / 3:00 p.m. EST

See more Educational Webinars, Unconferences, and Conferences, also updated weekly.



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