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How Do You Factor Social-emotional Wellbeing Into Your Personalized Learning Plans?

Opinion | Learning Strategies<p>How Do You Factor Social-emotional Wellbeing Into Your Personalized Learning Plans?<p>By Sam Peterson     Sep 17, …

Personalized Learning

Hard But Important Words About Why So Many Kids Struggle To Read

Many teachers have never learned how to teach reading using the method that science has determined to be effective, as an important new radio documentary explains. Others simply reject the evidence. But the documentary shows that in some places, things are at last beginning to change.<p>On national …

Bethlehem

These 42 Disney Quotes Are So Perfect They'll Make You Cry

We never realized when we were kids just how deep Disney movies are. We were more concerned with the silly songs, hilarious sidekicks, and princesses finding their happily ever afters. But there are some seriously moving moments in so many Disney movies and lines that are incredibly inspirational. …

Walt Disney Company

35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day

Pinterest<p>As you are adjusting to the new features inside Google Classroom that were released in August 2018, I thought it would be useful to put …

Education Technology

57 Funny Jokes for Kids (And Adults Who Like Dumb Jokes)

You can never have too many knee-slappers in your repertoire of bad puns.<p>Question: A pun, a riddle, and a knock-knock joke walk into a, umm, room …

Felix K.'s 'Don't even try to say these aren't the best you've ever eaten, because they are' Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

"After years of tweaking my chocolate chip recipe, it is now ready for public consumption. It has been laboratory-tested on many of my friends all of …

50+ back to school ideas, activities and icebreakers

The first day of school is met with excitement as students reconnect with old friends, share about their summer and look ahead to another year. As …

Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice

Educators and schools across the globe have embraced the concept of student agency. It is a relatively simple concept in theory, but much more …

10 Ways to Do Fast Math: Tricks and Tips for Doing Math in Your Head

You don’t have to be a math teacher to know that a lot of students—and likely a lot of parents (it’s been awhile!)—are intimidated by math problems, …

Boris Johnson's burka jibe: Why do some Muslim women wear the veil?

<b>Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has been criticised for saying Muslim women wearing burkas "look like letter boxes" and for comparing them to "bank robbers" - prompting calls for him to apologise and be expelled from the Conservative Party.</b><p>But Mr Johnson's comments, which some believe will …

Compliance vs Engagement

Teachers endlessly debate compliance vs engagement. Twitter is full of quick takes on the topic focusing on how students need to be engaged not …

Top 10 Bible Studies for Fall 2018

Page 1 of 2<p>Fall is a great time for fresh starts. The school and ministry years are starting, and our schedules are filling up, which means we need …

Grit and Growth Mindset: Deficit Thinking?

As with most things in education, context can be everything. A skill taught in isolation from meaningful context, for example, is rarely learned, and …

A Look Back: “New Research Quantifies The Vocabulary Improvement Generated By Reading – Here’s How I Plan To Use It In Class”

<b>During this month, I’ll be taking a break now-and-then from blogging to both take some R & R and to finish-up some more extended writing</b> …

The Best Resources On Student Self-Assessment

There is no shortage of resources on student assessment (see “Best” Lists Of The Week: Assessment, but not a whole of of those materials relate to …

How a Japanese elementary school prepared my child for college in the U.S.

By Kumiko Makihara<p>When my son was in elementary school in Tokyo, he had to weed the school grounds, cook a full-course meal and swim for more than an hour in a jellyfish-strewn ocean. I’m from Japan and went to elementary school there, too, but maybe I got soft from living overseas for years. These …

Parenting

Standardized tests don't tell the whole story. This author's viral tweet proves it.

What happens when you have a childhood dream to be a writer, but your test scores tell you it's not in the cards?<p>For Alexandra Penfold, she became a …

Mentors matter: Good teaching really can be passed down to student teachers, new research finds

Do student teachers learn more when they’re mentored by especially effective teachers?<p>The answer may seem obvious, but there’s been little research …

Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching

<b>By Trevor MacKenzie</b>Whether it be project-based learning, design thinking or genius hour, it’s easy to get confused by the many education buzzwords …

World History: Where Should the Teaching Timeline Start?

Teaching, as anyone who has stood in front of a classroom full of blank faces and wandering minds will tell you, is hard. Figuring out exactly <i>what</i> to …

LISTEN: What teachers need to know about dyslexia

“People used to think dyslexia was a clear-cut syndrome with signs and syndromes like a medical disease, but it is actually much more like blood …

Dyslexia

Fitness Trainer Says Do These 5 Things to Lose Enough Fat to Reveal Your Abs

If you lift your shirt in the morning, and say, "OK abs, I'm ready for you to come out," but they're taking their sweet time, personal trainer Dimitri Peskin from Evolve Training System has some advice. "The three things you'll need to lose enough fat to see your abs are A Method + Consistency + …

This Viral Short Film Is A Must-See For All Parents

Short film <i>Alike</i> delivers a harsh reality in a very quiet and almost innocent way. The animated short begins with a father loading his son’s backpack …

Understanding Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation in the Classroom

In today’s fast-paced world, engaging students is a major challenge for teachers. Oftentimes, it’s all about finding the proper motivation. But which …

The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13)

'The Muppet Movie' (1979), G, 95 mins., directed by James Frawley, starring the Muppets, Charles Durning

Steven Spielberg

Big New Study On Reading Instruction

© 2009 KOMUnews, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Ending the Reading Wars: Reading Acquisition From Novice to Expert is a huge new study that has a lot to …

A-list actor gives impassioned award acceptance speech about God’s love and prayer

Actor Chris Pratt delivered a powerful testimony of faith while accepting an award at Monday night’s MTV Movie Awards.<p>What did he say?<p>During his acceptance speech for the coveted Generation Award, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star told those in attendance — and those tuned in via the live …

WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.<p>Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health …

Mental Health

3 Good Lesson Planners for Teachers

After posting about lesson plan resources for teachers, we received a request from one of our readers asking about lesson planners, so we decided to …

7 Real-World Math Strategies

Math used to be all rote memorization and pencil-to-paper equations disconnected from the real world, but more and more teachers are realizing the …