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Global Environmental Literacy

Global Environmental Literacy

For the vast majority of human history, people could not affect the condition of our planet or the strength of its web of life. People could disrupt their local ecosystem to the point where it could no longer support them. Their community either died…
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Encouraging asset-based mindsets through student-centered reflections in the Science classroom

Encouraging asset-based mindsets through student-centered reflections in the Science classroom

As an instructional mentor, I meet with novice teachers weekly where we take time to plan, analyze student learning and identify high leverage practices to support student growth. During my weekly meeting with Leslly Avendaño, Transitional…
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Communities in California Need Your Help! Introducing the New Preparedness Ambassadors Fourth Grade Preparedness Program

Communities in California Need Your Help! Introducing the New Preparedness Ambassadors Fourth Grade Preparedness Program

California is one of the most diverse states when it comes to our population, terrain, natural resources, and weather. That also means we have some of the most diverse types of natural hazard threats including wildfires, floods, earthquakes,…
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Hurricanes!

Hurricanes!

Hurricanes just keep coming! This is hurricane season, so hurricanes will be in the news for the next couple months. Kids in California have likely never experienced a hurricane, but they all have stories to tell about big storms they’ve experienced…
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Use the Study of Natural Selection to Challenge Racism

Use the Study of Natural Selection to Challenge Racism

The Black Lives Matter protests last year led to many teachers talking about explicitly attacking racist ideas as part of classroom instruction. Most of these ideas were about history or humanities lessons. But race is a concept in biology, so why…
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