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Kristi Hemingway

Kristi is a lifelong educator, having taught toddlers to adults in both public and private settings. After working overseas for ten years with international and European schools, in addition to the US, Canadian and British militaries, she managed programming for a large Arts and Humanities non-profit. Most recently Kristi worked for a curriculum company as a literacy consultant, instructional coach and professional developer prior to joining EdCuration in 2019.

Recent Posts

Math: Unraveling Our Love-Hate Relationship

May 13, 2021 9:11:37 PM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in Mathematics

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We have a love-hate relationship with math.

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World Language Instruction: We've Got it Backwards

Apr 29, 2021 2:46:53 PM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in World Language

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In 2010 there were roughly 240,000 job postings aimed at bilingual workers. By 2015, that figure had ballooned to approximately 630,000, and has continued to climb annually. The
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Pandemic Challenges Require SEL Solutions Designed for Today’s Adolescents

Apr 23, 2021 10:39:55 AM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in SEL, Secondary Education

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On February 2, 2021 NPR reported on the death of Anthony Orr. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anthony missed all of the rites of passage that should have been the culmination of his senior year of high school. His parents said he seemed fine and happy, but in August of 2020, Anthony tragically took his own life.

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Strategies and Support for Reluctant & Non-Proficient Readers

Apr 15, 2021 6:15:58 PM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in Literacy, Student Agency, English Language Learners, special education

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Music: The SEL Magic Wand

Apr 13, 2021 6:59:11 PM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in Music, SEL

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A Solution to the Class List Creation Problem in Elementary Schools Leads to New Innovations

Apr 6, 2021 6:15:48 PM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in SEL

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As a student-teacher, I taught in a third-grade classroom with 35 students: six of whom had Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), five with 504 accommodations, and 12 who were English Language Learners (ELLs).   I had no special education training, nor any knowledge of how to accommodate ELLs, but as a student teacher I knew that the student make-up of our classroom was unbalanced in comparison to the two other classrooms in our grade level.  The other two classrooms had significantly less IEP, 504, and ELL students.  I experienced firsthand how this inherent inequity made it challenging to meet the unique needs of these identified students.

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Bridging the Math Gap: Strategies for All Students

Mar 22, 2021 10:16:33 AM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in Mathematics

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I am a devoted follower of the late Sir Ken Robinson (may he rest in peace). Somewhere in his massive body of work he described math as a party to which many of us feel we have not been invited. Although I can't find the quote I have never forgotten it because I'm one of the people that got excluded from that guest list--or at least that's what I've always believed. I've gone along with the casual dogma of, "there are math people, and there are non-math people."

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A World Made of Words: Don't Give Up on Teaching Vocabulary

Mar 17, 2021 10:00:07 AM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in Literacy, Vocabulary

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In May of 2019 the Guardian updated its style guide and publicly announced that they would be changing their use of terms regarding the environment. "Climate change" was replaced by "climate emergency, crisis, or breakdown." Editor-in-chief, Katherine Viner explained, "The phrase 'climate change' for example, sounds rather passive and gentle when what scientists are talking about is a catastrophe for humanity." Several other media outlets followed the Guardian's example.

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Clarity, Precision, and Impact: Why Grammar Still Matters

Mar 3, 2021 10:38:21 AM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in Literacy, Academic Language

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“The truth of what you say is what really matters

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You Gotta Have Art

Feb 16, 2021 7:17:30 AM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in Art Education

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