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The New Lemonade Stand

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cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Steve Gasser Recently, our government in Alberta came out with the Framework For Student Learning and the subtitle of this document was: "Competencies for ...
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5 Essential Ingredients For Learning (SPLAT)

5 Essential Ingredients For Learning (SPLAT) | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
I was listening to a fascinating show by Pat Flynn, blogger and podcaster who was interviewing Bryan Kelly from What The Speak on the neuroscience behind great presentations. As I thought about the...
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School starting age: the evidence | University of Cambridge

School starting age: the evidence | University of Cambridge | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
In England children now start formal schooling, and the formal teaching of literacy and numeracy at the age of four.  A recent letter signed by around 130 early childhood education experts, including myself, published in the Daily Telegraph  (11 Sept 2013) advocated an extension of informal, play-based pre-school provision and a delay to the start of formal ‘schooling’ in England from the current effective start until the age of seven (in line with a number of other European countries who currently have higher levels of academic achievement and child well-being).
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One of the many reasons I am so proud of our Little Hawks Discovery Preschool - Nature and Play Based!

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Expansive Classrooms: Taking Learning Outside

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Two Canadian experiential leadership programs usher students into the great outdoors to pique their academic curiosity while enhancing their physical and mental health.
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Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School

Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
The more time children spend in structured, parent-guided activities, the worse their ability to work productively towards self-directed goals. 
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Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read

Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
New research shows it’s possible to pick up some of the signs of dyslexia in the brain even before kids learn to read. And this earlier identification may start to substantially influence how parents, educators and clinicians tackle the disorder.
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These Are The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s

These Are The Surprising Jobs You'll Be Doing By The 2030s | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
As our technological and sociological realities change, so too do our jobs. But just what, exactly, will we be doing 15 years from now? Here are some completely unexpected jobs you've almost certainly never heard of—but likely will soon.
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CV Mosaic Collective

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After 20 years teaching high school English, and more than 100 years in education COLLECTIVELY, we know that most high school freshman: are not truly self motivated to learn in a traditional academic...
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More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning

More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content? Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process. Schools that are pushing boundaries are learning that it takes time, a lot of conversation, and a willingness to let students participate in that evaluation.
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10 Free Online Educational Game Sites

10 Free Online Educational Game Sites | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
Web-based games can prove to be a treasure trove of learning opportunities, and there are a variety of content-areas, age ranges, and skill levels to choose from. The true pay dirt for browser-based learning games can be found on large online digital game hubs. Here are 10 game hubs players that teachers can use to as one tool in their arsenal.
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A Twitter Story - How Twitter Impacted Young Readers

A Twitter Story - How Twitter Impacted Young Readers | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
As a fresh new fourth grade teacher back in 1995, I remember looking out at twenty eight young faces staring back at me with wonder and awe. I had this incredible opportunity to shape the lives of ...
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Why Letter Grades Just Don’t Cut It

Why Letter Grades Just Don’t Cut It | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
Letter-grades fail at giving students specific information about how they are doing in class.
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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
  If you're a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this c...
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Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten

Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
At Swiss Waldkindergartens, or forest kindergartens, children spend all of their school days playing outdoors, no matter the weather. Instead of math or literacy requirements, they focus on the social interaction and emotional well-being found in free play.
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Education Needs to Factor In Entrepreneurship

Education Needs to Factor In Entrepreneurship | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
It’s the best way to create value.
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21 charts that explain how the US is changing

21 charts that explain how the US is changing | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
Who we are, what we believe, how we live, and what our economy is like
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Sending Mixed Message: Do Parents Value Kids’ Achievement Over Empathy?

Sending Mixed Message: Do Parents Value Kids’ Achievement Over Empathy? | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
Parents and educators tell kids to care for one another, but their actions often send the message that high achievement and personal happiness are actually more important.
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10 Awesome Outdoor Summer Learning Ideas

10 Awesome Outdoor Summer Learning Ideas | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
Thinkstock By Jennie Rose Summer can be a mixed bag, a combination of relief from the stress of school, followed by boredom, the bugaboo of a creati
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Lack of outdoor play said to hurt children's development

Lack of outdoor play said to hurt children's development | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
Teachers, parents and health officials in southern Ontario are say kids today simply don't know how to play outside.
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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014 | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014
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5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math
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How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful

How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the philosophy of inquiry into education in an intelligent and grounded way. It’s time to not only address the flaws in PBL, but to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing.
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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Students How to Question as the Ultimate Survival Skill

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Students How to Question as the Ultimate Survival Skill | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
Are our schools doing a good job of preparing students for a world where questioning is a survival skill?
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How to Teach the Standards Without Becoming Standardized

How to Teach the Standards Without Becoming Standardized | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
Teaching standards doesn't necessitate a standardized approach to teaching. Teachers share ideas for providing a standards-based, but authentic learning experience for all students.
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The Myth Behind Public School Failure

The Myth Behind Public School Failure | Edu Ideas to Share | Scoop.it
In the rush to privatize the country’s schools,
corporations and politicians have decimated school budgets, replaced teaching with standardized testing, and placed
the blame on teachers and students.
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