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Kristi Hemingway

Kristi is a lifelong educator, published author, national award winning journalist and a writing/literacy teacher and consultant. After working with international and European schools, as well as 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.

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Money Smarts through Simulations

Sep 14, 2021 2:10:05 PM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in College & Career Readiness, Mathematics, 21st Century Skills, Equity, Financial Literacy, Classroom Management

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My husband and I used to joke about an imaginary book series he would someday write. The cookbook would have three pages:

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A Strategic Approach to Social-Emotional Learning: One District's Story

Aug 31, 2021 9:23:39 PM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in SEL

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In January 2020, William Blair was promoted to the newly created position of Wellness Coordinator at the Mountain View Los Altos (MVLA) Union High School District in California, with high hopes and a deep sense of mission. For nearly a decade beforehand, Blair had served as a teacher, and had recently transitioned to district administrative work, eager to strengthen community within classrooms.  He felt proud of his forward-thinking district for creating this new position to address social-emotional learning and school climate. And then ....the pandemic obliterated everyone's carefully laid plans.

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Enhancing Learning and Engagement Through Art

Aug 4, 2021 4:14:05 PM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in Art Education

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Here's a conversation I've had multiple times with my students in response to art.

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Math: Unraveling Our Love-Hate Relationship

May 13, 2021 11:11:37 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 4:46:53 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 12:39:55 PM / 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 8:15:58 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 8:59:11 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 8:15:48 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 12:16:33 PM / 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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