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RE@L’s “1Up On Vaping” Update From Teacher Rebecca Main: Here’s More on What’s Been Helping More Students Say “NO!” to Vaping. It Works! It’s RE@L!

The 2020-2021 school year may forever be noted with a proverbial asterisk attached to it. One thing, however, stands clear as the dust settles on what has been a challenging yet invigorating school year, our teachers remain the steady constant for our communities, our...

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Happier New Year To All! Let’s Start This New Year Right! What Will Teachers and Students Have To Say About RE@L’s “1Up On Vaping™”? Yes, It Helps Stop Vaping!

RE@LBlog readers are greatly pleased to bring to our many readers what's now known as a "Happy Better New Year." We believe you will find our forthcoming series of blogs a useful gift to all schools and teachers. Thanks to all those teachers who work with middle...

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Happy 49th Birthday To The World-Famous Oregon Trail™! And The Launch of RE@L’s New: “1Up On Vaping™”, A STEM-Based Trail To Better Student Health!

MINNPOST is a local online news-link here in Minnesota and beyond.  Reporter Greta Kaul wrote a fine story on MINNPOST.com last year. The title was:  "Almost 50 years ago, Oregon Trail™ revolutionized educational software. Can the game’s creators do it again?" It's a...

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A Grateful, Thanksgiving Wish From All Of Us At RE@L: To Teachers, Students, Parents & Health-Care Providers! We Thank All Those Who Serve So Many In Need During This Tragic Time!

RE@L extends Thanksgiving well-wishes this year to all those who have served so many. Among them are: healthcare workers, teachers, students, parents....all who help those in need. There are many more! There is much to be thankful for this holiday, even in the midst...

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Part 2: The Rest of The Story “1Up On Vaping™”: RE@L’s Closing Interview With Teacher Lucinda Ranney’s Sharing “1Up” Results. YES! Students Said, “It Worked!”

The last RE@LBlog left our many readers with this question, begging a very important answer: "Does 1Up On Vaping™" really work? Good question indeed! The answer you will find below is that virtually ALL of her students were excited to learn more about the dangers of...

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RE@L-Interview Page Two: Onsite/Online Learning! The Rest Of “1Up On Vaping™”: Teacher Rebecca Main’s Recent Interview With RE@L’s Staff Commentaries!

Yes! Needed Everywhere Are the New Tools for Each Teacher and New Tools for Each Student!    Here's our Part 2 RE@L-Interview, the rest of our recent interview with health teacher Rebecca Main on RE@L's "1Up On Vaping™."  To see Part 1 of the first interview with...

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RE@L’s Promising, New LearningProduct “1Up On Vaping”™ Helps Students Say “NO!” To Vaping Or Stop Vaping! So, Let’s Get RE@L! Order “1Up On Vaping” NOW!

Everywhere, teachers are starting a new and extremely challenging school year. This new school year all educators face many new challenges for themselves and for their students. All those who teach are in need of effective resources for both onsite and online teaching...

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Home Or School, Here’s How Teachers & Students Use RE@L’s “1Up On Vaping” LearningProduct™- Aligned With RE@L-STEM Resources™ + ALL The Help Needed!

RE@L is ready to roll-out our first among many new STEM-related products: "1Up On Vaping." Here's what makes this new RE@LSTEM LearningProduct™ effective in stopping vaping or never starting: RE@L's creative insights and extensive testing. Both are critical to...

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One Of Four Teens Vape! It Can Be As Dangerous As Covid-19! RE@L’s New Anti-Vaping Product Helps Students Stop Vaping Or Better Never Start – Get 1Up On Vaping™ Now!

Even during these troubled times of pandemic, middle school students everywhere continue to face another malicious malady: the potentially deadly addictions of nicotine, tobacco and vaping. Given the loss of many healthy outdoor and indoor activities, 25% of...

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Students, Teachers, Parents & RE@L Find Some “Silver-Lining” Remedies in the Midst of this Pandemic: “Rx: Patience, Kindness, a Sense of Humor and Some Great Tips!”

RE@LBlog is proud to share with our readers some of the many insightful and helpful comments we received this past weekend.  Thank You! RE@L depends on our readers to improve not only our RE@LBlog, but also our new RE@L LearningProducts™.  Already we have made free to...

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RE@LReport: “Pandemic Is Transforming How Teachers Teach,” From “AXIOS.” RE@L Adds: “Yes, New ways To Teach & Also To Learn!” SEND US Q’s & YOUR IDEAS!

RE@LReport this week is excerpted from Axios News, May 9, 2020: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Transforming HowTeachers Teach," by authors: Kim Hart & Alison Snyder. Click on the Axios graphic to the right for their entire column. This timely RE@LReport tells how...

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There’s Another Pandemic Out There That Can Be Deadly: Vaping! There’s Good News! – RE@L/MOAI Have Created A “Vaccination” Cure: “1Up On Vaping” – Check It Out!

“1Up On Vaping” is taking down teen nicotine by giving middle school students the tools they need to make healthy decisions about vaping and nicotine use. Teen e-cig use has reached epidemic proportions and the best way to stop it is to educate students in ways...

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Kudos to Blogmeister Dale LaFrenz, “The Pioneer” Who Brought Us MECC’s Oregon Trail 50 Years Ago, Now Brings Us RE@L’s Revolutionary New STEM Products.

 RE@L is honored to present this University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development "Alumni Profile" Spring 2020 recognition of our RE@L Chairman, Dale LaFrenz. Proud we are! Here's Dale's Profile from the U of M: ===== Dale And His RE@L Team Are...

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It’s Lift-Off Time From Our RE@LReaders’ Emails And Social Media Thumbs-Up “Likes” That All Give A Big Boost To Ellie’s NASA-Surgeon Dream! Keep ‘Em Coming!

Hey, all you loyal RE@LBlog Readers out there: Thank you! Thank you for your many email comments on Ellie's  StudentCorner™ blog. Click on the graphic to the right to read Ellie's previous blog story if you missed it. Note: Ellie isn't yet an astronaut, but that's her...

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Ellie’s StudentCorner™ STEM Story: How My STEM Courses Are Rocketing Me To My Dreams To Be A NASA Space Doctor For Astronauts! – Here’s Ellie’s Story

Hi everyone! It’s Ellie, back again reporting from my RE@L StudentCorner™! I am excited to be returning to my Corner to talk more about STEM in my life, and how it's leading to my STEM "dream" job! Here's my own STEM story: "Growing up, I had been to a few STEM camps....

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RE@L Guest Blogger Don Rawitsch Says We Need More Effective STEM In K12; Problem: “Tomorrow’s STEM Careers Need New Curriculum Goals Now!” Here’s How!

RE@L is pleased to present RE@L VP Don Rawitsch and his insightful Guest Blog answer to a clear and better path for K12 students as they consider STEM Careers. There has been much discussion on the best way to approach this needed change. Don suggests flipping the...

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RE@LReports: Oregon Trail Co-Inventors Don Rawitsch & Paul Dillenberger Greet a Crowd at History Colorado Center – Celebrating Learning Software that Changed K12!

It still takes real teamwork to get things done in K12 learning resources. The MECC teams did just that back in the Oregon Trail™ days. Today our RE@LTeams do the same with our new array of tested LearningProducts™.  The past informs the present, they say, and so it...

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What Do Teachers Say About RE@L’s New “1Up On Vaping™”? Read RE@LBlog’s TeacherCorner™ Comments From Teacher Todd: “Don’t Start! But If You Have Started, Quit Now!”

 Our many readers will recall last fall that our RE@L TeacherCorner™ Todd had many helpful suggestions about making a good start to the 2019-2020 school year. Click on Todd's photo below to see those tips. They remain useful reminders. Since then, many new challenges...

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MOAI/RE@L Announce Their Revolutionary New LearningProduct™: “1Up On Vaping™” for Middle-Schools Everywhere! Let’s Stop Vaping Before It Starts!

   In recent RE@LBlogs we have brought to our reader's attention our new LearningProduct: "1Up On Vaping." This New Year brings an exciting, new LearningProduct™ to Middle-Schools across America. The release date is scheduled for January 27, 2020! More young learners...

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REPOST: RE@L Celebrated 500,000 Visitors in May 2018! Thanks to Our Readers + Dan & 6 Smart Crows! – We Are On Our Way to 600,000 – Thanks To Our Many Visitors!

You Celebrated With Us At RE@LBlog Last Year! A Half-Million visitors weren't wrong. Nor are the nearly 100,000 more since! RE@LBlog has now reached a half-mega-milestone of 500,000 visitors to our RE@L Homepage™ and RE@LBlogsite™. It's a cause for celebration! Yes,...

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“Take time to remember your teachers this week! – It’s Amercian Education Week!” A Thanksgiving Greeting from Business Scion, Harvey Mackay – RE@L adds: “Thank a teacher near you!”

  RE@L's annual Thanksgiving Holiday greeting this year features famous business-man, author and frequent speaker: Harvey McKay. Mr. McKay writes a weekly column,"Swim with the Sharks™" which is read by many. RE@L joins him in this message of gratitude for the many...

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“Education Week” Summer 1989 – 30 Years Ago! – “St. Paul School District Touting Saturn School of Tomorrow As Model for Technology in Education” – It Was. Still Is!

 On occasion, RE@LBlog brings our readers a "K12 Blast from the Past." Here's a famous quote from philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist, George Santyana: "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." We need to learn from our past, both what has...

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More from RE@L on Stopping Student Smoking & Vaping Before They Start! RE@L & Moai’s New “Nicotine Mysteries” Learning Product Helps Stop Nicotine Use!

Let's start our RE@LBlog where we left off last time: RE@L remains committed to an ancient Roman motto that's still popular today: "Sans mens in sana corpore." Translated it means a healthy mind requires a healthy body. And, vice-versa, translated means it works both...

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A RE@L REPOST: “Peyton’s Story”: Equestrian Exercises On A Horse: Her Lifelong Activities As Told With Her School-Learned Social Media Skills!

    Peyton LaFrenz is a local MN high school equestrian, who greatly enjoys sharing her horse-riding stories. In this RE@L Student Corner™ Blog post, she tells the social media world how her passion and her use of  technology has made a unique impact on her and many...

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“Eden Prairie News” Story On RE@L Chairman, Dale LaFrenz: “Eden Prairie resident popularized ‘Oregon Trail’ computer game, seeks future of educational tech”

     RE@L is pleased to announce another newspaper feature on RE@L's Learning Products Mission team. Major articles have been published on MECC and RE@L by our local major newspapers, the Twin Cities area Star Tribune and the Twin Cities area Pioneer Press (see links...

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RE@L Repost: Remember This Song?: “Those Lazy, Crazy Days of Summer!” Anne Jolly Focuses On: “STEM And Summer Learning Loss.” Ideas For Kids Plus Tips For Summer Learning…

A RE@L Reprint! Here's a helpful "end of the school year blog" this week by RE@L guest-blogger, Anne Jolly.  It brought to mind that Nat King Cole standard that some of us may still recall: “Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer....Dust off the sun and moon...

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Introducing RE@L EdTech “Teachers Corner” With Two Experienced STEM Teachers: Jackie and Todd LaFrenz Who Share Some Powerful School Startup Ideas!

    RE@L is thrilled to welcome two, new STEM-based teachers, Jackie and Todd LaFrenz, to our RE@L Teachers Corner...Hangout...Watering Hole...Whatever you want to call the place for sharing big ideas! This new Corner is a gathering place where any teacher can go and...

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Real Change Is Needed! So, RE@L Is Taking a Giant Step Forward this School Year. And, So Is Our RE@L Blog: Check Out Our New STEM-Based EdTech Corners™!

Yes, things are happening at RE@L that K12 STEM teachers and students everywhere will be glad to see! Our RE@L Blog is changing for the better, too. A big part of our change is our new "STEM EdTech Teacher Corners."  We now have a new teacher team! They both are...

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