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Stetson’s Explorers

Posted by Sarah on January 6, 2019
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For 8 days, Stetson’s Explorers will travel with People to People International to experience Costa Rica’s unique culture and spectacular natural wonders. We will be up close and personal with the exotic wildlife at local animal centers and conversations. We will explore and study the stunning rain forests learning how we can help to maintain the region’s ecology and beauty through activities with local conservationists. We will also spend time volunteering in local orphanages working

Welcome to 2019!

Posted by Sarah on January 6, 2019
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   This year I had the good fortune of being selected to move to one of our brand new super luxurious deluxe classrooms because of my stand-out performance and student achievement. Actually, I was dragged kicking and screaming to a “portable” building that has exceeded its projected lifespan by about 30 years.  After I realized no amount of complaining was going to persuade my principal to allow me to keep my big beautiful room, I

Stetson University

Posted by Sarah on May 14, 2018
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This year my school adopted the No Excuses University vision. While I was hesitant at first, I attended the No Excuses University conference, and really agreed with the basis of the program. Students should work hard to achieve their fullest potential. This could mean a 4 year college for one students, a technical school for another, and the military for someone else. With this vision in mind, each classroom “identified” with a University or College.

How I Motivate My Students To Read

Posted by Sarah on April 30, 2018
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Motivation… as a teacher that can be a very daunting word. We know we must motivate our students to want to learn and succeed, but how?! That depends on the teacher (the motivation of the teacher), the students, and what those students are motivated by. I have found that a little friendly competition seems to motivate the majority of students. This year I have an amazing group of 4th grade students that totally bought into