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Removing the Mask audiobook excerpt

May 11, 2018 Published by

A bridge connects two points that are separated by something that prevents those two points from being as one. A bridge can connect two pieces of land separated by a waterway so that people can access both pieces of land as though they were one. An island is connected to...

Many bridges to cross: Pride, prejudice, and getting caught

May 9, 2018 Published by

Learning the hidden rules of one’s own and others’ environments can be a challenge, especially when the rules are unclear. When relatives from New York visited our tobacco-farming family, the hidden rules of economic class, experiences, and region of the country were almost more than I could deal with, primarily...

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This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 7, 2018 Published by

What better way to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week than with some quick and effective professional development tips? The video below shares test-taking strategies that work with students in all demographics. Informational text strategies for under-resourced students: Cognitive Level 3 Here are some more test-taking strategies students can use with informational...

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Podcast: Stories from Think Rather of Zebra

May 3, 2018 Published by

The topic today is the power of story. In modern society we sometimes mistake the flashy or the violent for true power. This East African tale, which was adapted for the book, moves us into today’s theme. Strength Way back before there were buildings and lots of people here, when...

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Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with professional development

April 30, 2018 Published by

Teacher Appreciation Week starts next week, and what better way to celebrate than with professional development from aha! Process? Professionals in early childhood and pre-K, K–12, and higher education deserve the best tools and strategies for building educational equity for students from all backgrounds. Minneapolis is beautiful in June, and...

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Podcast: Poverty and its impact on mental health

April 27, 2018 Published by

with Angelina Hudson of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) When we look at people with serious mental health issues, they’re more likely to be unemployed, they’re more likely to be homeless, they’re more likely to be unmarried, and they’re more likely to be poorer than the average population...