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The Year of the Code

There is a growing movement to introduce coding into the fabric of our everyday curriculum especially in the primary grades. This is not a brand new movement; however, the success … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

ABC’s of Fostering Grit

If you are a frequent visitor to principalaim then you know how essential I believe it is for children to develop the ability to persevere (so that hopefully they grow … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

School Isn’t for Children Anymore – A Teacher’s Perspective

While preparing to go back to school this morning after spending yesterday digging out from yet another heavy snowfall in the North East, I ran across a piece from Washington … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Successful Education Toolkit: What do Children Need to Flourish at School?

Originally posted on FlourishingChildhood:
We want our children to have a great education, so what is the secret? We tend to look hard at what is on offer: the quality…

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment


The story of young Ruby Bridges serves as a powerful lesson in courage and determination. Check out these resources to learn more about Ruby’s journey in New Orleans in 1960. tlb … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Cool Flowchart to Teach Students How to Cite and Credit Images ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Let’s face it, students have more access to online resources than ever before; thus, the conversation about how best to cite and credit images is becoming even more imperative. The … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

Is Your Toxic Environment Leading To Toxic Behaviors?

Originally posted on DCulberhouse:
In toxic, dysfunctional environments people will seek their own safety and best interests…no matter how great the vision of the organization. Trust is not a by-product…

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment


If we teach this message to our students the rest of the curriculum would be easy. tlb

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Resources for Learning About Empathy on Valentine’s Day | Edutopia

Given the special holiday we are about to celebrate in many of our schools, I could not resist sharing a great resource from Edutopia all about how to teach empathy in … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

39 Ways to Love Math

There was a gathering of math lovers last week in Baltimore, and the post that I am sharing is an example of the fruits of their labor. There are so … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment