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Talking EDventure - Jane Seward and Text Tools

Posted Date: 12/13/2017

ESSDACK English Language Arts (ELA) consultant Jane Seward is Jaime's first guest on our new series Talking EDventure. During their short conversation, Jane talks about some of her latest

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FAQ: “My kids’ presentations are just blah. What can I do?”

Posted Date: 12/11/2017

“My kids are presenting soon and I can already tell they’re going to do what they usually do and ‘phone in’ the presentations. I’ve seen some great student presentations, but no matter what I do

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Reno County is Pioneering the Trauma-Informed Community Initiative in Kansas

Posted Date: 11/27/2017

Thirty-seven Reno County residents recently attended a county wide informational meeting aimed at finding ways at moving the city of Hutchinson to becoming a Trauma Informed Community. Hosted by the

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Katie Perez, Colwich Elementary, and the Kansans Can Gemini Project

Posted Date: 11/13/2017

During the fall of 2017, the state of Kansas launched the Kansans Can School Redesign Project designed to create learning environments that effectively prepare K-12 students for success following

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Jaime and Glen Create EDventures

Posted Date: 10/20/2017

Jaime and Glen know that there are great things happening in schools all over the state. But those stories seldom are heard by anyone outside of the classroom where those great things took place. So

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Math Stations? What are Math Stations?

Posted Date: 11/10/2017

Renee Smith is an elementary and middle school mathematics specialist at ESSDACK where she facilitates courses around instructional pedagogy aligned to the Common Core Standards. She also assists

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Teaching the US States? How about a little PBL-spiration?

Posted Date: 10/13/2017

It’s been a bit since I’ve posted a PBL idea and I ran across a series of .gifs today that were US state flags, reimagined and redesigned. Well! How cool! I figured if there were several .gifs,

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Use Edji and Emjois to Improve Literacy and Historical Thinking Skills

Posted Date: 10/10/2017

Glenn Wiebe writes at History Tech, a site dedicated to social studies best practice and tech integration. In today’s post, he shares ways to integrate emojis into your instructional design. (And

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It's All About the Who and the Do

Posted Date: 09/22/2017

Robi Alstrom is one of our Literacy consultants who writes and posts at the Literacy Leaders site. She also the author of the recently published book titled A Grammar Journey Beyond Worksheets. The

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3 Ways to Manage Stress on the Go

Posted Date: 12/11/2017

Rachel Thalmann and other ESSDACK consultants write at the Inspired Leadership. Today Rachel shares her thoughts on dealing with stress.   It’s midweek and you’re back into the perpetual grind.

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Our consultants are always learning – from other teachers, from their research, and from each other. And we want to share their stuff with you!

The Duck Diary is our chance to pass on their stories, ideas, and tools that can help you prepare your learners for their future.