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So You Want to Have an Elf in Your Classroom…

This Holiday Season, Aim for Inclusion — Ditch the Elf

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This morning, as I scrolled through various posts by teacher-friends on Facebook, I came across one that made me audibly groan and slap my forehead in frustration. It said, “I’m thinking about getting an Elf on the Shelf for my classroom…” and then went on to mention how it will be used to have…




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Cindy Shapiro

Cindy Shapiro

Cindy Shapiro is long-time teacher living in Colorado. As founder of Teacher Says, a podcast and website ( she aims to elevate teachers’ voices.

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