"The Maker Movement http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/tag/maker-movement/ ; has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would like to see formal schooling be influenced by the Maker Movement, which has inspired young learners to tinker, to learn by doing, and take agency for their learning."
Everybody stay calm! 9 ways to ease your kid's back-to-school anxiety Today.com It's easy to think that separation anxiety is just for clingy babies, but even your normally cool-as-a-cucumber kid can get unnerved when it comes to starting school.
Anxiety comes in lots of forms ... and kids *express* it in different ways. These tips can help whether the anxiety is separation or a new school. Although some of the items are geared more to preschool and early elementary students, older students can benefit from getting back into a *real* schedule, checking out their classrooms, etc.
From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning Huffington Post Educators around the world are embracing mobile learning in what is considered a relentless and inevitable march towards the 'flipped' classroom.
Bauso: How do children learn to read the Montessori way? Auburn Citizen Gradually, our children are introduced to consonant blends (sl, tr, cr), digraphs (th, sh, ch), vowel teams (ea, ou, ui), and then words containing more than one syllable.
Every child learns differently - and at different paces! If you are starting to introduce words and/or you're child is struggling with developing his/her reading skills, this may be an approach that could work for you.
"Do you worry about your child's emotional health? Worry no longer. Here are eight suggestions that will nearly guarantee your child will suffer from poor mental health, strained family relationships, poor peer relationships, low self-esteem and chronic emotional problems throughout his or her life."
Background TV may hinder toddlers' language development Jackson Clarion Ledger Having the television on while you play with your toddler could hinder the child's language development, according to a new study.
Parenting these days is patrolled by the language police. Sometimes it seems like the worst thing you could ever say to a kid is “Good job!” or the dreaded, “Good girl!” Widely popularized psychological research warns about the “inverse power of praise” and the importance of “unconditional parenting.” What are these researchers really getting at? Are the particular words we use to talk to our kids so important? And how do we convey positive feelings without negative consequences?
Earlier this summer, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you to weigh in on your favorite books for kids age 9-14. We heard from more than 2,000 of you, and our expert panel has whittled your hundreds and hundreds of nominations down to a list of 100 great reads.
Salon This is the absolute worst way to teach your kids to read Salon “No screen time until you do an hour of reading first,” was her reply. The child flung himself back in his seat and opened a paperback book with a disgruntled sigh.