Important Topics in Education

  • Hispanic Heritage Month
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    Hispanic Heritage Month

      From September 15th through October 15th every year, Americans celebrate the traditions, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans.  The purpose of Hispanic Heritage Month is to recognize the major contributions and critical presence of both Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States.  It’s important to bring this celebration into our classrooms and to celebrate diversity.  This celebration offers students the chance to embrace their own heritage or the heritage of their peers and to also have some fun learning about the unique and exciting aspects of the Hispanic culture. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the Classroom! Learn about Hispanic Heritage and Cultures There are many ways to bring…

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    10 Books that will make you a better teacher

    10 Books that Will Make You a Better Teacher Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means at no additional cost to you, I may receive a commision for items purchased.  But don’t worry, I never recommend products that I don’t believe in.   As a teacher, I consider myself a lifetime learner.  I am constantly on the lookout for ways to improve my teaching, pedagogy, and skills.  I want to make sure that I am making the biggest impact I can on each of my students’ lives.  This is a great list of books I think every teacher needs to read throughout their career. 1. Teach Like a Champion…

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    How do we develop critical thinkers?

      Our purpose should be to create critical thinkers One of the most important purposes of education is to create critical thinkers.  Critical thinkers can connect ideas, answer difficult questions, and make better decisions.  In today’s society, there are many influences that shape our thoughts and ideas.  Students who master their critical thinking skills will be able to differentiate between which influences will shape their personality and which influences will not.  Critical thinking will also help students weigh potential consequences that could determine their role in society. Why do we need critical thinkers? We want our students to make informed decisions.  Critical thinkers identify and evaluate evidence in order to…