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How General Educators Can Get More Out of IEP Meetings

Leena Landmark is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Ohio University.<p><b>As a family member, former special educator, and current teacher</b> …

Epic! Gives Kids Unlimited Access to a Massive Library of Children's Books

Giving kids the power to choose what they read is a great way to get them reading more. The Epic! app gives kids 12 and under access to over 20,000 …

Kids

Four Ways Teachers Can Encourage Student Creativity - BAM! Radio Network

Encouraging students to be creative is easier said than done. We've asked our guests to give us some practical strategies.

This teacher greets every one of his students with personalized handshakes everyday, is the teacher we wish we had

Chances are, you made a “secret handshake” or two as a kid — but you’ve got nothing on this North Carolina teacher who has a secret handshake with …

Here’s A Lesson – & A Template – That Intermediate ELL Students Taught Beginners

I’m a fan of regularly trying to create situations where students teach their classmates (see The Best Posts On Helping Students Teach Their …

Teaching

Not All Fun And Games: New Guidelines Urge Schools To Rethink Recess

What's the best time for students to have recess? Before lunch, or after? What happens if it rains? If students are misbehaving, is it a good idea to punish them by making them sit out recess?<p>Those are just a few of the issues addressed in new guidelines designed to help schools have <i>good</i> recess. …

Teaching

17 Teachers Who Are So Extra It’ll Make You Smile

Extra teachers are the best teachers.<p>View this post on Facebook

‘We’re not hippies, we’re punks.’ School that has projects, not subjects, on the timetable

Finland’s answer to a slip in standards is to put more ‘joy’ into the curriculum. We visit a school in Yorkshire that aims to show the UK could do the same<p>‘New core curriculum for basic education emphasises the joy of learning,” reads a recent headline on a government education website. This new, …

Screen time is becoming an epidemic for kids (and everyone). Here’s a way out

Driving behind a school bus one recent winter afternoon, I watched a boy of about 10 get off the bus and cross the street to go home. What stood out …