Kris Mast

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Top Children’s Vitamins Full of Aspartame, GMOs & Harmful Chemicals

<b>“Children today are sicker than they were a generation ago. From childhood cancers to autism, birth defects and asthma, a wide range of childhood</b> …

How Involved Should Parents Be in Their Child's Education?

I long for my children to be happy and thrive more than anything. But I must remember that this often means loving and supporting from a distance and not intervening<p>The common answer to how involved a parent should be in their child's education is this: As much as possible! I know, as a parent, …

Grades, Attendance Bigger Keys to School Success Than Test Scores: Report

HYDE PARK — Grades and attendance are much bigger indicators of success in high school and college than test scores, a new University of Chicago …

Want Kids to Eat More Fruits and Veggies? Make Recess Before Lunch

Photograph by another sergio on Flickr<p>A new study has shown a simple, no-cost trick to increasing fruit and vegetable consumption by as much as …

5 Books That'll Get Your Kids Drawing, Creating and Thinking Out of the Box

Get your kids' creative juices flowing with these great reads and a few activities inspired by the stories.

Five Fab iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia

dys·lex·i·a<p>dəsˈleksēə/<p><i>noun</i><p>As a language-based disorder, dyslexia is often associated with speech problems, word recognition, and spelling …

Apps

Creating Gender Inclusive Classrooms: Boys, Girls, or Purple Penguins?

Girls Who Run the World at London ComicCon 2018<p>Published<p>3 months ago<p>on<p>2018/06/07<p>Geek culture has a rocky history with women. But now, women are …

5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

1. Set the Tone<p>I firmly believe that a student's misbehavior in the past does not necessarily equate to future indiscretions. At the beginning of the …

Students Learn Best When You Do This

<b>Students Learn Best When You Do This. And This. And This.</b><p>by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Ed.D, Authentic Education<p><i>Editor’s note: This post is a follow-up to a post</i> …

10 Questions To Help You Become A Better Teacher This School Year

<b>10 Questions To Help You Become A Better Teacher This School Year</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><b>1. Why are my most powerful units powerful?</b><p>And how can I share those …

4 Ways Teachers Can Change the World

Spend some time sharing this summer. You can share with your colleagues at school, write blog posts or tweets, or open up some Google Docs with ideas …

George Lucas

Myths and Facts about Autistic Children

With increased awareness about autism, you’d think that there would be more understanding about it. Not so. When speaking with parents and educators, …

Autism

Teacher's Guide to Pinterest - Part 2: Follow Your Interests

Pinterest<p><b>Use Pinterest to Follow What Interests You!</b><p>Pinterest is a powerful search engine for finding and discovering new ideas, DIY projects, …

Infographics

Impact of a Teacher

I am a teacher. Well, let me be more specific: I am an early childhood teacher. Even if not in the classroom. Being a teacher is what I am, not what …

Talk about a role reversal! These primary school children have been brought into a secondary school...to teach the teachers about IT

They might only be 11, but these primary school pupils have been enlisted to teach secondary school staff about the new technology and computer …

Education

Fifteen Teacher Pages to Follow on Facebook

Do you enjoy following teachers on Facebook? What is it about that page that makes you love it? For me, I like a variety of content when I first …

Minecraft: Researchers urge teachers to embrace game as tool to teach maths, art, geography

Teachers should use the hugely popular children's digital game Minecraft to help teach maths, design, art and geography, research from the Queensland …

6 Ways to Build Literacy Skills With Sticker Books for Kids

What is it about stickers? As a child I had a whole stash of scratch and sniff stickers. Oh, I can still imagine the smell of buttered popcorn, grape …