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Third Graders' 1st Encounter With Whole Brain Teaching: Unedited Video!

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5 Ways To Encourage Kids To Grow Up To Be Innovators

In a world where children are discouraged from being innovative and taking risks, how do we raise the next Steve Jobs?<p>It’s not easy being a kid today. They face shifting curricula requirements, a strong focus on standardized test results, piles of homework, and a seemingly never-ending quest for …

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Every Math Class Should Be Like This One

In the video below, Justin Solonynka, a teacher at the Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, PA, uses a game he bought for his two-year-old daughter …

Mathematics

Student Growth Across Grade Levels with New Common Core Math Videos

As a 1st grade math teacher, I never thought I was teaching the same skills as high school math teachers. But as I’ve gotten to know the Common Core …

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The Hattie Effect: What's Essential for Effective PBL<p>Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving<p>Metacognition- The importance of making students AWARE …

10 Quotes On What Inspires Creativity, And What Most Definitely Does Not

Creativity is phenomenon that occurs when something new, be it an image, an idea, an invention, or some combination thereof, comes into being. Whether in the field of art, science, philosophy, writing, mathematics, physics, or whatever your discipline of choice may be, the stroke of creativity …

16 Reasons Why I Love to Teach Creative Writing

I went to Fordham University at Lincoln Center in Manhattan because I had heard about a young, amazing creative writing teacher there. It was the smartest decision of my life. I took every course she taught, writing or literature, and she mentored me both as a writer <i>and</i> a teacher.<p>Her style was …

Teaching Students, Not Subjects: Why We Need a Deeper Learning Approach

One thing I learned right away when honored with the National Teacher of the Year Award is that people wanted to know my philosophy of teaching. The answer has always been easy: Kids before content. In my classroom, I don't teach English. I teach students.<p>Everything we know about what it takes to …

Here's How Study Breaks Boost Learning

Students in school are rarely given opportunities to rest and reflect on the knowledge they've acquired, but a new study suggests that giving the mind a little targeted downtime could be a highly effective way to boost learning.<p>The brain mechanisms that are engaged when the mind is resting and …

Kindergarten Pre Assessment.pdf

Kindergarten Early Assessment

Greetings friends! I recently posted this freebie on my blog facebook but I've had a huge response from teachers who weren't able to grab it on the …

Premium Halloween Worksheets Collection from the Kindergarten Worksheets Store

<b>We Accept PayPal, Credit Cards, and Debit Cards</b><p>We use PayPal and Gumroad to process payments online. Gumroad is the brainchild of one of the first …

Kindergarten-Readiness Tests Gain Ground

—Swikar Patel/Education Week<p>Aim Is to Support Instruction, But Concerns Persist<p>For 20 kindergartners at Parr's Ridge Elementary School, the morning …

Support Math Readiness Through Math Talk

by: Eugene Geist<p><i>A father and 3-year-old son, Clark, walk through the supermarket. Clark asks, “Can we get donuts?” “How many should we get?” his</i> …

Mathematics

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …

Pedagogy

Playdough Power

Squishing, rolling, sculpting, molding . . . young children love to play with playdough. Add some props from around the home and playdough play …

Kids

Arts Education: The Need for More Arts Teachers in School

Arts in Education Week took place last month, and since then arts education has been on my mind and in the air. A recent blog post by Alan Yaffe - here -- that contended arts education advocacy should be focused more on art-making than art-viewing got me thinking. It is true, much energy goes into …

24 Questions to Enhance Students Reflective and Critical Thinking Skills

August 31, 2014<br>Reflection is a fundamental skill from which is branched out all other thinking skills. Reflection is a form of meta-thinking, a …

Ten Websites for Science Teachers

1) Understanding Science<p>UC Berkeley's Understanding Science website is a "must use" for all science teachers. It is a great resource for learning …

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

• Focus their eyes on the speaker<br>• Be quiet<br>• Be still<br>• Empty their hands<br>• Listen.<p>There is also the "three fingers" version, which stands for stop, look, and …

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Used monster project to improve descriptive writing with Leman Manhattan Prep. 2nd grade classes @SkypeClassroom http://t.co/p3R2wHbY5d

65 Favorite Read-Aloud Books for Boys: Reader’s Choice

I asked for you to share your favorite read aloud books for boys and you delivered! <i>Do you know how excited I am to dig into these pages with my four</i> …