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The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling - FamilyEducation.com

The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling - FamilyEducation.com | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
Are you considering homeschooling? Learn about the advantages and disadvantages before you make your decision.
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This article brings up many positive and negative aspects of homeschooling that I would of never thought of.

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Ann and Pablo and Andrea's curator insight, May 22, 2014 9:30 PM

This is a webpage about the pros and cons of homeschooling. It includes many different reasons of the effects of being homeschooled.  It includes quotes and the information is simple and clearly stated. Basically the pros are about the upcoming events you may face if you are homeschooled. The cons explain that while you are at home studying, you loose chance of interacting with other people from the community.

 

By: Andrea Pelaez

 

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7 fears about #homeschooling that pale in comparison to the fears one should have about traditional schooling. http://fb.me/14eFe5cSQ
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Are our fears about homeschooling valid or are we worrying about nothing?

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Eating Disorders in Schools by Robyn Hussa

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It is important that schools inform their students about eating disorders in order to try to prevent and help students who are currently suffering. Awareness can be a powerful tool in overcoming eating disorders. 

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Classroom Decorating Ideas

Classroom Decorating Ideas | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
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Here is a cute motivational quote to put on the wall of your classroom. It is important to have reminders like this throughout schools. 

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Too Much Stress?

Too Much Stress? | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
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Many students, elementary through high school, are suffering from an excessive amount of anxiety and stress.

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Seeking Academic Edge, Teenagers Abuse Stimulants

Seeking Academic Edge, Teenagers Abuse Stimulants | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
At high schools across the United States, pressure over grades and competition for college admissions are encouraging students to abuse stimulants.
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The fact the abuse of stimulants has become so common among high school students proves that they are under too much pressure. Our society places too much stress on students to succeed at academics, sports, extracurriculars, community service, and the arts. This becomes too much of a burden and children are forced to turn to drugs. 

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The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education

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Promoting Respect for Cultural Diversity in the Classroom

Promoting Respect for Cultural Diversity in the Classroom | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
A primary goal of culturally responsive education is to help all students become respectful of the multitudes of cultures and people that they'll interact with once they exit the educational setting.
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It is important that children are exposed to cultural diversity at a young age. This is beneficial to minority groups to help make them feel included, however it is also just as important for students in the majority. They need to become aware of other cultures around the world. 

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kidsAgainstBullying

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An interactive, creative and relevant bullying prevention web site created for and by kidss to raise awareness of bullying prevention in elementary schools for individuals and in schools, organizations, and communities.


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There are child friendly websites that can be used to help with anti-bullying campaigns. We can take advantage of the internet to help us fight back against bullying. 

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Bullying in Schools - Tips to Stop Bullying at WomansDay.com

Bullying in Schools - Tips to Stop Bullying at WomansDay.com | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
Find out how to protect your kids from bullying in schools, including tips to stop bullying, at WomansDay.com.

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There are important ways to help with bullying not only at school, but at home too. Parents need to be aware of ways in which they can help their children overcome and prevent bullying.

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Debbie Lynch's curator insight, March 27, 2014 3:50 PM

Bullying is headline news. It is an epidemic that has created cause for national concern. It is such a large problem, with such far reaching effects that it has been recognized as a contributing factor to issues of mental health, and even suicide. Because technology is so readily available cyber bullying has created situations were the bullying goes viral. In a matter of minutes literally hundreds of people can be part of the bully mentality, leaving the victim feeling crushed and worthless. Often parents are unaware that there child is being bullied. Certain signs are usually associated with the victim, mood swings, depression, and feigning illness so to not go to school. Without communication these signs are often overlooked as normal childhood symptoms. The strongest weapon a parent can have is establishing a strong relationship with effective communication. When a child can open up and talk about the problem adults can intervene and offer coping strategies. It is not snooping to check up on your child's facebook or twitter accounts. Parents have the responsibility to safeguard their child from bullies. Once a problem has been identified and assessed arrange to meet with your child's teacher. Teachers are often unaware as bullies are sneaky. The school will deal with the issue based on state law and district policy. If your child is being harassed on the internet report it to your ISP. Physical forms of bullying should be reported to the police. Kids are resilient. We can help them recover from the emotional effects of bullying by supporting them, listening to them, and teaching them how to cope and be assertive.

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This excerpt had my brain working overtime as I couldn't decide whether or not to agree with the part about "snooping." It's tricky since students are often cyberbullied, so adults can't always see the direct effects. But, snooping violates your child's privacy and they may no longer trust you. I don't know who to side with!

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Tips for Homeschooling Multiple Ages - K12 - Learning Liftoff - Free Parenting, Education, and Homeschooling Resources

Tips for Homeschooling Multiple Ages - K12 - Learning Liftoff - Free Parenting, Education, and Homeschooling Resources | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
For parents with multiple children in different grades, all learning at home, the school day can seem overwhelming at times. One minute you’re practicing the alphabet with a preschooler, the next, you’re soothing a baby and looking over a grammar lesson, all while trying to help the high schooler with her tricky math problem. Luckily, with …
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Ever wondered how to provide homeschooling for children of multiple ages at the same time? This article provides some good strategies and tips!

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All About English Language Learners (ELLs) articles | ELL Topics from A-Z | Colorín Colorado

The number of English language learners in American schools has more than doubled over the past 20 years. The articles in this section will give you lots of useful ideas for creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive for your ELLs and their families, and also encourages and facilitates learning.
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With the increase of English language learners in America over the past 20 years, it is crucial that we have the skills to create a welcoming environment for these students #ell 

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Obesity and School Lunches

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A study of more than 1,000 sixth graders in Michigan found that those who regularly had the school lunch were 29 percent more likely to be obese than those who brought lunch from home.
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Improving school lunches could be a key factor in improving childhood obesity. It is easier to serve unhealthy food because it is cheaper, but I believe spending the extra money to improve the health of students is worth it. 

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Standardized Tests - ProCon.org

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Is the use of standardized tests improving education in America? Read pros and cons in the debate.
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There is a lot of negative talk when it comes to standardized testing and "teaching to the test" however, there are many benefits of standards tests that cannot be ignored. This article shows both sides of the argument.

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Homework: An Unnecessary Evil?

Homework: An Unnecessary Evil? | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
Surprising Findings from New Research Challenge the Conventional Wisdom (Again)
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Based on the many studies done on the effects of homework, we need to re consider whether or not homework is truly helping students or harming them and taking away too much of their free time.

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Do You Feel Pressured to “Teach to the Test” to Maximize Standardized Test Scores? | Scholastic.com

Do You Feel Pressured to “Teach to the Test” to Maximize Standardized Test Scores? | Scholastic.com | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
Teachers voice their opinions about whether they feel pressured to
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These personal statements from teachers around the world show some of the negative side effects of No Child Left behind. Teachers are forced to teach to the test, and this not only puts a great amount of pressure on students and teachers, but also prevents teachers from being able to use their creativity to teach valuable lessons that are outside of the test. 

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Linguistic and Cultural Diversity | Open Websites

Linguistic and Cultural Diversity | Open Websites | EDCI280 | Scoop.it
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This picture promotes diversity among students and inclusion of everyone. This would be a great picture to hang up in a classroom. It shows a variety of people (different races, special needs, different ages) all connected and working together. This is a very important message that needs to be promoted in schools.

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Local elementary school targets bullying in different way - WSOC Charlotte

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This Local elementary school targets bullying in different way
WSOC Charlotte
A local school is trying to target bullying in a different way.


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This school took a proactive stance against bullying! Rather than telling the parents to look out for it, this school trained their teachers, administrators, principles, bus drivers, and students. We need more schools to act like this.

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The 20 Best Education Apps And Web Tools Of The Year - Edudemic

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The Edudemic Magazine year-end special showcases the very best education apps and web tools of the year. A sneak preview is here! (The 20 Best Education Apps And Web Tools Of The Year The Edudemic Magazine year-end special ...

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