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#60 Resources for teaching cultural diversity

By Jenny | Jul 12, 2020

As a reminder to you, when it comes to teaching your students to be globally-minded citizens who not only respect but celebrate diversity,  it’s not really what you teach – it’s how you teach it. However, it’s important to find good resources for teaching cultural diversity! Part I and Part II of this series were …

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#57 Celebrate Black Culture

By Jenny | Jun 9, 2020

It’s okay to be worried, confused or scared to teach about black culture. It’s okay to no know what to say. It’s not okay to avoid it. Learn what you can do when you don’t know what to do to support black culture and black equality as a teacher.

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#56 Standards Based Household Chores

By Jenny | May 19, 2020

Parents are juggling so much while kids are learning from home! Between the housework, cooking, keeping their kids engaged in schoolwork, being parents, managing their own career obligations, and not to mention any self-care. It’s hard. As teachers, we know how to integrate. So there is no reason why we shouldn’t help out parents by …

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#55 Discover Heritage

By Jenny | May 17, 2020

Students are at home and learning more than ever about their family! This is a great time to encourage a stronger family bond and to learn more about one’s heritage!   This podcast is all about how students can conduct an interview to learn more about their heritage. There is a lot of standards based …

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#54 Home Learning Time Capsule

By Jenny | May 11, 2020

As we get deeper into distant learning, we recognize how vital the ‘home learning’ aspect is. With elementary students, we are relying on parental support in their busy schedules.  By providing student learning activities that integrate into SEL and fit naturally in a home environment we may see more success and more engagement. I loved …

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#52 Is Zoom Safe for your school?

By Jenny | Apr 9, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to move to a distant learning plan over the past month, Zoom suddenly became the classroom of choice. Daily use of the platform surged from 10 million in December to 200 million in March. With this type of popularity Zoom’s privacy policy and security began getting more attention. The focus has been on their data …

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#51 Solutions and the reality Distant Learning

By Jenny | Mar 31, 2020

Supporting Teachers while they navigate their way through distant learning. Episode #51 will give you practical advice and solutions for your distant learning dilemmas. Check out the full episode here for all the details and examples. Short on time: just grab the main points & and the free google Distant learning sheet to use in …

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#50 How to thrive in times of disruption

By Jenny | Mar 20, 2020

Thriving during times of Disruption The interesting thing about this current disruption (Coronavirus) is that we are facing a moment when something is affecting all of us regardless of our culture. Religion, ethnicity, race, gender, disability, language …no one is immune to this!  So let’s unite!  I think every one wants to unite, but many …

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#49 Samba Percussion

By Jenny | Mar 9, 2020

With professional Brazilian percussionist, Daniel GohnA companion for episode #49 Respecting Diversity in the Class Here are some typical Brazilian Samba rhythm instruments to start off with! 1. Ganzá – This percussion instrument sounds similar to a rattle and in a cylinder shape. 2. Tamborim – This small frame drum is used for the higher …

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