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Why Picture Books Are Important by Deb Lund

Why Picture Books Are Important by Deb Lund When my kids were little, we all sprawled out on our king-size bed for “book parties.” We did it because …

13 Must Read Books on Teaching Writing

November 1 , 2015<br>The ability to write clearly and coherently is an essential skill for students in any given content area. According to Daniels et …

Writing

Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog

Blog Post<p>The demo lesson, the teaching equivalent of an audition, can be scary! My colleagues and I compiled lots of tips based on our collective …

This teacher learned to stop fighting cellphones in the classroom

The challenge of teaching students who use their mobile devices in class made national headlines after a violent clash between a student and a sheriff's deputy in South Carolina. The Los Angeles Unified School District prohibits "the use of cellular phones or any electronic signaling device by …

TED Talk Star Says Creativity Is The Key To Student Achievement

Sir Ken Robinson, who boasts the most-watched TED Talk of all time, was in Dallas on Thursday for an education conference called “Changing the Odds.” …

Sir Ken Robinson On What Makes An Effective School

Sir Ken Robinson, an English author and adviser to governments on education, spoke with CBS on Tuesday about how schools can be more effective for students.<p>"If you engage children's imaginations, their curiosity, you get them working on teams, you get them doing practical work -- it's a very …

session: Can we teach creativity?

Sunday 18 October, 16.00 <i>until</i> 17.15, <b>Pit Theatre</b><b>, Barbican</b> <i>Battle for the Classroom</i><p>The 2015 report by the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural …

The Teacher You Want to Be: Sir Ken Robinson on Centering the Child, Part 2

Why schools should be more like organic farms

The problem with schools isn't that they work poorly. It's that they work too well at doing the wrong thing.<p>Nine years after Ken Robinson delivered the most-watched TED talk of all time, the education expert is back with a book that answers the talk's titular question, "Do Schools Kill …

Elementary school talks continue down to deadline | The Star

Talks between the government, school boards and unions continued late Sunday as a deadline set by Premier Kathleen Wynne loomed, after which teachers …

Top 5 traits of the best teachers

<i>“My name is Prince and I am funky”</i><p><i>Prince</i><p>The defining trait of Prince is that he is funky but what are the traits of the best teachers?<p>There is a body …

Teaching

Providing Helpful Feedback—No Matter What Subject You Have Taught

All four of my children were taught to swim by a retired teaching couple that lives in our community.<p>She was a kindergarten teacher, and he was a …

The Best Videos For Educators In 2015 – Part Two

Another day, another annual “Best” list (you can find all 1,500 Best lists here).<p>You might also be interested in:<p>Here are my choices for The Best …

The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland

Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.<p>“The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first grade—that’s what my 5-year-old babies are expected to …

Education