Our WHS curriculum allows us some freedom to "uncover" history, since students are just assessed on the Essential Questions, but this article is convincing that we need to move even further in this direction.
21st Century education requires priority be placed on "The 4 Cs" as well as "The 3 Rs." But what are the 3 Rs? Is it Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships? Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic? Or Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?
"Psychological studies on the value of youth sports offer broad insights into child development and often contradict one another. Since no one child is exactly like another, parents who understand the benefits and pitfalls of sports and who pay attention to the individual needs of their children are more likely to raise kids that thrive in life. Generally, studies indicate three important aspects of sports participation that affect positive youth development - intensity, continuity, and balance. A combination of all three offers the greatest benefits to kids." | via Psychology Today
Self-harm, or inflicting physical harm onto one’s body to ease emotional distress, is not uncommon in kids and teens. In fact, according to clinical p (Helping Your Child Reduce Self-Harming Behavior: Self-harm, or inflicting physical harm onto...
Mrs. Buell's Modern World History students traveled to Milton, Massachusetts to visit the Forbes House Museum. The Forbes are a wealthy family from Boston, who earned their fortune in the China Trade of the early 1800s.
Mary Lou Buell's insight:
Highlights of our field trip to the Forbes House Museum
How I Talk to My High-School Students About the Internet The Atlantic ... thinking about a student's own digital footprint, you can really tie that in to social studies or language arts and English,” Sullivan says.
What should students know after 12 years of studying history in school? What should they be able to do with their knowledge? Surely they should have more than an accumulation of memorized facts to show for years of study. Students need to meet the challenge of understanding their own lives in the historical context of past decades, centuries and millennia.
teen journal Being able to express ourselves using the hand written word is rapidly becoming a lost art. Kids are more likely to type on their laptops or send a text message if they have anything to say.
Give John Green 40 weeks, and Green will give you a playful and highly visual crash course in world history, taking you from the beginning of human civilization 15,000 years ago through to our modern age. If you’re not familiar with him, Green is a bestselling author of several young adult books (Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns). He has quick paced but informational videos from the beginning of time onwards-sure to catch the interest of the most fussiest of students.