Tanya Bastian

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A teacher perfectly explained what teachers do all day

In a speech at a Campaign for America's Future event, National Education Association president and teacher Lily Eskelsen Garcia gave a rousing explanation for what the teaching profession entails.<p>After starting the speech by saying teachers needed to educate politicians on what the typical teacher …

Teaching

Why modelling mistakes is the key to teaching writing

Teaching writing is hard. Writing is a difficult enough task for adults and many children will do anything they can to avoid it.<p>One of the main …

The Personal Road to Reinventing Mathematics Education

Math education has fascinated me for a very long time. I was always good at arithmetic and despite having a pretty bleak elementary school …

Mathematics

Tablets 'eroding' children's digital skills

<b>Children's growing use of mobile devices may hamper their learning of key technology skills, says a report.</b><p>An Australian educational body noted a "significant decline" in IT literacy among some students since 2011.<p>Its report said children learned very different skills on tablets and smartphones to …

Education Technology

Does your kid fear maths? Here’s what you should do!

Maths Confidence

Mark Twain once wrote:<p><b>“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence”</b><p>I’ve always read that quote and was troubled by the …

Books That Genius Hour Teachers Love

Since starting teaching with Genius Hour, we have read so many inspirational books that have changed us and our pedagogy. With the help of my GH …

Finally, a Cool Formula for Teaching Kids How to Be More Grateful, From a Gratitude Researcher (and Dad)

'Tis the season... for asking kids to name what they're grateful for over turkey... for nudging them to give thanks for all those holiday presents...<p>... And, oops, for being slightly mortified by their, um, oblivious lack of gratitude?<p>Alas, kids don't come by an attitude of gratitude naturally. …

Kids

Schools getting zero direction on how to teach kids through technology

Over the past 20 years, teachers have struggled to successfully incorporate computers and tablets into the classroom in Ireland, writes Fergal …

Education Technology

5 Critical Issues In Digital Learning - Best Practices + Lessons Learned

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Learning

Before every class, this teacher takes a moment to make his students feel special

Children learn to love or hate at an early age.I think it's time we actively work towards teaching love and acceptance.Posted by Special Books by …

Why Picture Books Are Important by Mike Curato

Why Picture Books Are Important by Mike Curato Picture books are important… …because when Danny opened Locomotive, he got to go on his dream vacation …

Locomotives

The Costa Children's book award shortlist 2015 announced

Congratulations to Frances Hardinge, Sally Nicholls, Hayley Long and Andrew Norriss!<p>Check out the Costa children’s prize shortlist 2015, chosen by judges author Martyn Bedford, Waterstones’ Melissa Cox and Andrea Reece, children’s book reviewer and managing editor of Books for Keeps.<p>The winner of …

Books

Robots learn to grasp objects by teaching each other

Picking up a simple object is intuitive for a human, but it's much trickier for a robot. Machines directed by artificial intelligence have …

Robotics

What’s the Best Way to Teach Kids About Tragedy?

One children’s book series always places a young protagonist at the center of the devastation.<p>We were at Barnes & Noble browsing one Sunday afternoon, when my 8-year-old son ran up waving a chapter book that he wanted to buy. The title of the book: <i>I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001</i>. Upon …

Books