Navigating Change

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By Steve Tuit and Abby Zwart A Psalter Hymnal on the piano bench. Delft plates or tiles on the wall. Lace valances over the windows. Wilhelmina peppermints during church services. Roast beef and mashed potatoes for Sunday dinner. Banket (or butter letter, depending on where you live) as a Christmastime treat. For some of us, […]

Health and Wellness

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December 2020 Among the many interesting things this school year has brought us is a new and intimate familiarity with some odd places. If you’re teaching online, you have unprecedented access to your students’ homes: their bedrooms, basements, and back porches. If you’re teaching in person, you may find yourself thinking about nooks and crannies […]

Communities that Care

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by Steve Tuit and Abby Zwart When we came up with the idea for this issue last January, the pandemic was just coming into the periphery of vision for anyone outside of China. When we started planning it in earnest in May, COVID-19 loomed so large it was hard to see anything else. And now, […]

What We Read: Resource Review Issue

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Editorial By Abby Zwart and Steve Tuit If your classroom and home are anything like ours are, they’re filled with books. (And books are a family thing in the Tuit house: Once, when a school administrator noted that he was reading during his free time, the youngest of the family responded, “Yes. I’m a Tuit.” […]

Space for Learning

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By Steve Tuit and Abby Zwart Where are you right now? There’s a good chance you’re in your classroom, a space you spend countless hours in each year. Look around. What’s on your walls? Student work? Anchor charts? Inspirational posters? Senior photos? The daily schedule? How are your desks or tables or exercise balls or […]