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Promote Student Success Through Executive Function!

Executive Function: A Powerful Light Switch Imagine if you could flip a switch for students and have them experience academic success, emotional wellness, strong social interactions, and solid behavioral habits. Sounds like an educator’s dream come true! Well, it’s not that far-fetched. Let’s deconstruct it! Executive Function and Its Role in Life Success Academic The […]

5 Strategies for Leveraging Neurodiversity in the Classroom

In the blockbuster The Imitation Game, Alan Turing is stigmatized as arrogant and apathetic. In a classroom, children labeled with these characteristics are less likely to be authentically engaged. Their education and career opportunities become limited as a result. However, when we shift our mindsets and frame those characteristics as self-aware and passionate (for Turing, […]

Why Should Teachers Not Fear ChatGPT?

I wanted to answer the question that is on so many educators’ minds, so I decided to ask the source! Here is my morning chat with ChatGPT: Nancy: How can teachers use ChatGPT with students instead of fearing it? ChatGPT: Teachers can use chatbots like ChatGPT to enhance students’ learning experiences and supplement their traditional […]

Remote Teaching — But Not Like Spring!

With COVID cases on the rise, many schools are returning to remote instruction, at least through mid-January, as a “pause,” as one district put it. Last spring was a very trying time, and not a lot went well, but it’s important to realize that you have the opportunity to #DoSomethingDifferent and ROCK remote learning! My […]

School = Socialization

Let’s face it, school provides students with two invaluable benefits: academic growth and socialization. With students thrust into learning from home in spring 2020, both of those expected outcomes of school suffered. Now we have to face a new reality. On the days when students are in school: Teachers expect to “teach” their students all […]