Share your Hour of Code experience!

Are you intimidated, yet secretly intrigued, by the Hour of Code?  I was, too!  But Hour of Code 2016 will be my 3rd year watching my middle school students gain confidence and earn certificates in coding. Why is a middle school social studies teacher in a small town taking class …

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Positive Parent Communication Matters to Climate Change

According to Forbes, PepsiCo’s CEO, Indra Nooyi, writes positive letters to her employees’ parents. Positive parent communication matters. It effects climate change. My first year of teaching, I started calling parents to tell them how great their child was. Middle school is quite a transition time for students and parents. …

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