In the Classroom Blogs

Meet the Classroom Champions Athlete Mentors for 2019-20!

This week, Classroom Champions revealed its Athlete Mentors for the 2019-2020 school year. Meet the elite level athletes – Olympians, Paralympians, National Team Members, and Hopefuls – who are volunteering their time to provide impactful lessons, interactions, and support for students and teachers across North America. We are beyond excited to start this year’s Classroom …

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#TeacherThoughts – What we’re reading as we head Back To School

At Classroom Champions, we read. We read for fun, we read lesson plans and more lesson plans, we read Social Emotional Language reports, we read blogs and articles and books written by our teachers and supporters. We read because reading helps prevent dementia. We read to be reading role models to show our students that …

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See why we’re so appreciative of our Classroom Champions teachers

We have all had those teachers. The ones who took complicated questions and helped them make sense, or the ones who gave you the confidence to achieve more, or the ones who stood by your side during particularly difficult moments. At Classroom Champions, we appreciate our teachers each and every day for the work that …

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Teacher Thoughts: How Classroom Champions teacher Tim Jones brings Healthy Living into his class with Ask Listen Learn

What does it mean to be healthy? How to live a healthy lifestyle? More importantly, how do you have important conversations with your students surrounding responsible choices? Because what good is just knowing about living a healthy lifestyle, if the choices we make aren’t the best for us? As adults, we often have difficulties with …

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3-5 Diversity

Kristen Kurtz,  Grade 3, Bren Mar Park Elementary School, Alexandria, VA   I was excited to see that Diversity was the topic for October, because it integrated perfectly with our Social Studies curriculum.  My class started the month by reading the book Everybody Eats Noodles.  This fiction book explores the many different types of noodles …

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6-8 Diversity

Jenna Purdu, Grades 6-8, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Wyandotte, MI I found Chuck’s approach to this topic to be the exact approach I was hoping for. He broke Diversity down for my students and explained it simply as getting to know someone you didn’t know before. Learning things you have in common with other people …

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K-2 Diversity

Myrna Southoff, Grade 2, Provost Public School, Provost, AB What a great topic! Children in Grade 2 had so much fun exploring diversity! They were so excited to watch +Emily Nishikawa‘s Diversity video. The children  gave a great big cheer when they saw Emily and another when they heard Emily say hello to their classroom! …

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We Are Champions K-2

Annette Bacon, Kindergarten, Marysville School, Portland, OR The end of the year is a blur often with all the activities and celebrations.  It was with much anticipation for my class to have our We are Champions! lesson as well as our awards ceremony. For this lesson, I have a giant play house that the whole …

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We Are Champions 6-8

Kelly Rutkowski, Grade 8, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Wyandotte, MI What an amazing journey we have all embarked on this year. I know my class had a later start, but the impact that Classroom Champions and +J.R. Celski​ had on us was significant. My students showed so much growth in empathy, maturity and self-awareness and …

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