What is the iCitizen Project? Whole Child Podcast guest Beth Sanders, a high school social studies teacher at Tarrant High School in Alabama who was named an Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2013 and 2013 Teacher of the Year for Tarrant City Schools, explains:

We call on educators, policymakers, business leaders, families, and community members to work together on a whole child approach to education.

High School Social Studies Projects

Middle School Social Studies World War I Projects

High School Social Studies Projects-Good list to lead students to if they are having troubles coming up with project ideas

Read high school social studies teacher and UbD curriculum specialist Karen O'Neil's ASCD Express article.

Teaching History: Not just preparing for Jeopardy - Read high school social studies teacher and UbD curriculum specialist Karen O'Neil's ASCD Express article.

Digital Citizenship Week is October 16-22, and it's the perfect time to talk about online responsibility and safety. Explore some of the best resources to bring digital citizenship into the classroom.

Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

Digital Citizenship Week is October and it's the perfect time to talk about online responsibility and safety. Matt Davis has collected some of the best resources to bring digital citizenship into the classroom. via Edutopia

When people are encouraged to identify and empathize with others and then act on that feeling it can become a driving force for change. If it gains enough momentum to reach the tipping point, this force  can literally change the course of human history.

When people are encouraged to identify and empathize with others and then act on that feeling it can become a driving force for change. If it gains enough momentum to reach the tipping point, this force can literally change the course of human history.

Five Fabulous Featured Freebies for your Friday by Teacher Gems!

Seasons for Social studies, classroom discussion posters, Nature Grab box, 8 borders & back to school maths codes!

In this video, ASCD authors and leaders Robyn Jackson, Baruti Kafele, Doug Fisher, Jeffrey Benson, Michael Ford, Myron Dueck, and Eric Sheninger explain why they became educators.

We call on educators, policymakers, business leaders, families, and community members to work together on a whole child approach to education.

ASCD helps educators, families, community members, and policymakers move from a vision about educating the whole child to sustainable, collaborative action.

Kevin Scott shares a few ideas to make end-of-year lessons more engaging to benefit the whole child in this Inservice post.

The U.S. high school graduation rate continues to climb. Is your state keeping pace?

high school graduation rate continues to climb. Is your state keeping pace?

Your on a roll with fruit roll ups. Other ideas

The Polka-dotted Teacher: Back to Testing Preparation, especially for those PATs or any multiple day assessments

One Less Headache: Fabulous Friday Freebies: Cool Activities for Middle and High School English and Social Studies

Here are a few of my new favorite freebies for high school English and social studies. Click the picture link above to acce.

ASCD's A Lexicon of Learning defines mentoring as a role model who offers support to another person. A mentor has knowledge and experience in an area and shares it with the person being mentored. For example, an experienced teacher might mentor a student teacher or beginning teacher.

ASCD's A Lexicon of Learning defines mentoring as a role model who offers support to another person. A mentor has knowledge and experience in an area and shares it with the person being mentored. For example, an experienced teacher might mentor a student teacher or beginning teacher.

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