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  • Valentine’s Day Lesson Round-Up

    By: Aaron Morrison | February, 2012 | 29,219 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    Valentine’s Day is commonly celebrated in the classroom by giving students free time to share candies and cards. After an hour-or-so of ingesting treats and becoming boisterous, students take a while to settle down and gain focus again. While fun, I find that this way of celebrating is not exactly conducive to learning. Personally, I think giving a lesson that incorporates the holiday is a wonderful way to salvage precious teaching time. I find that Valentine’s Day-themed lesson plans can still provide the feeling of festivity, and students are even …

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  • Celebrating Black History Month

    By: Aaron Morrison | February, 2011 | 3,361 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    February often inspires visions of winter snow, chocolate, pink hearts and roses. It’s a month that begins with a fury of events like Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day. Although the holidays and events never seem to stop, February is most important for our month long celebration of African-American History. Since 1976, the United States of America and Canada have annually celebrated Black History Month in February. In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, an African American historian and author, started Black History Week to help educate the American people …

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  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Day In Your Classroom

    By: Aaron Morrison | January, 2011 | 4,912 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    At one point, every educator has been overwhelmed by his or her responsibility to impact, cultivate, and inspire the next generation.  On a daily basis, teachers not only strive to help each student develop intellectually, but nurture dreams and aspirations of future businessmen, parents, and leaders.  Although many would not willingly take on such a responsibility, educators have risen to the challenge for decades.
    Along with teaching the outlined curriculum, teachers aim to cultivate honorable characteristics in each and every student. Even now, I can clearly remember sitting on my first …

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  • Thanksgiving Resources for the Classroom

    By: Aaron Morrison | November, 2010 | 2,550 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Resources

     
    Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner!  And, if you’re like me, you’ve been planning the perfect meal for weeks now – sweet potatoes with maple syrup and pecans, turkey with stuffing and gravy, warm rolls and cornbread, pumpkin pie and whip cream… am I making you hungry? I digress. Most of us spend hours planning, shopping and preparing for our big Turkey Day celebrations.
     
    After thinking about all of the time I invest into creating the perfect Thanksgiving meal, a question popped into my mind.  “Do you spend as much …

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