Natalie Holbrow

22 Flips | 1 Magazine | 7 Likes | 2 Following | @nateduartist | I am an education student who works in Special Education and am developing a passion for all things creative.

A Big List of Free Art Lessons on YouTube

It may seem like a dubious honor to belong to a select group that includes some of my favorite creative people: art school dropouts. But while a …

Video Tutorials

DIY Threaded Heart Wall Art

Decorating the house with your kids can be great fun for all involved. Take it to the walls with this fun & easy DIY threaded heart wall art!<p><b>Materials</b><p>…

How to Make a Toy Marshmallow Catapult

Rubber Bands

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they are all over pinterest....<br>(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!)<p>so we made …

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Science, Tech, Engineering & Math (STEM) Toys for Kids

People give all manner of toys as gifts during the holidays. Some are big hits, others flop. I think the best ones are fun and stimulating while at the same time teaching a skill or concept. In that spirit, here are some toys that fall under the broad umbrella of STEM (science, technology, …

How-To: Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders

Bring the natural beauty of the season into your home decor with these lovely DIY autumn leaf mason jar candle holders from Spark & Chemistry!<p>The best part: Is fall foliage already past peak color in your area? No problem! According to the tutorial, this project works well with both real and …

The best children's books of the year – according to teachers

Who knows better what books children like than the people who read lots of books to lots of children?<p>This is the premise behind the North Somerset …

What I Learned from Alphabetizing My Books

I have a friend who is living the book-fanatic’s dream: she owns an adorable hobbit-like house lined with built-in bookshelves, and all of her books, …

Books

Among the Wild Things

My son Nicholas, three and a half, was jumping up and down on his bed.<p>“I want to wash your hands,” my wife said.<p>“I don’t care,” Nicholas replied.<p>“Lunch is ready.”<p>“I don’t care.”<p>“It will get cold.”<p>“I don’t care.”<p>The leaping continued. Then my wife asked, “Who <i>are</i> you?”<p>“Pierre!” Nicholas announced. …

How to Raise a Kid Who Loves to Read

How to Raise a Reader<p>Ten tips for getting your kids hooked on books — ebooks or the paper kind.<p>By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media<p>Kids become …

The Sunday Newsletter: Children’s Literature - The New Yorker

Maurice Sendak once remarked, about children’s fiction, that some popular stories appeared to have been written by those who are unable to “remember the truth of their own childhood.” Sendak clearly remembered, and, as a result, when “Where the Wild Things Are” was published, in 1963, one critic …

Books

12 Must-See TED Talks for Teachers

Looking to intrigue tomorrow’s first period class? Want to connect with that student sleeping in the back row? Tasked with giving a presentation at …

What to Do When a Student Self-Harms

Recently on the WeAreTeachers HELPLINE, fifth grade teacher Marie wrote: “Help! My principal told me that one of my girls is cutting herself. It …

50 Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Teaching Gifted Students

Gifted kids can be a joy to teach when you know how to identify what engages them. These 50 tips and tricks come from my own experience and from …

Reaching Students With Emotional Disturbances

Building Resiliency<p>The encouraging news is that young people have the innate capacity to bounce back from adversity. You can create an environment …

Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

1. Start Slow<p>Experiencing comprehensive student-centered instruction for the first time makes some kids uneasy. I’ll never forget the high school …

Pedagogy

STEAM Challenge: Create Racers Using Shoeboxes and Tennis Balls

For this STEAM challenge, students use their design skills to create their own one-of-a-kind racer!<p>I wish I could take full credit for this project …

Crayons

Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says. - Vox

Meditation is meant to help students deal with stress. But the hype is outpacing the evidence.<p>Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>The juniors and seniors …

Concentrating on Concentration

But we can teach children to concentrate by introducing mental and physical exercises to motivate this skill in creative, absurd, fun, challenging …