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Letters from Camp: Curating an Exhibit

One of the hardest “justifications” you face as an educator is proving that learning took place. Grant funders might ask it…or supervisors…or parents…or it could be just an internal question that you pester yourself with. At this camp, we were … Continue reading

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Letters from Camp: Let Them PLAY!

Many new, or infrequent, teachers seem scared of “down time.” In their view, any time when the kids are not actively moving forward in a planned way is A) lost teaching time and B) chaos just waiting to happen. What … Continue reading

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Letters from Camp: Working Together

(This picture isn’t from camp, I realized I never got a picture with my co-teacher there! Instead, this is the first teacher I ever worked with. She taught me so much about how to be a thoughtful co-teacher!) Teachers are … Continue reading

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Letters From Camp: Keeping Order Amid Chaos

So, as promised in my post last week, I’ve got some reflections that bubbled up after a week of teaching summer camp. Up first…classroom management. —————————————————————— I knew before I even walked into camp that the first things I had … Continue reading

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