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We Need Schools.. Not Factories

We Need Schools.. Not Factories | Preschool | Scoop.it
We need a curriculum of big questions, examinations where children can talk, share and use the Internet, and new, peer assessment systems. In the networked age, we need schools, not structured like factories, but like clouds.
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The Empathic Child

The Empathic Child | Preschool | Scoop.it
Raising children who care.
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Neighbourhood plays role in children's sleep

Neighbourhood plays role in children's sleep | Preschool | Scoop.it
Does the stress of living in a "sick" neighbourhood affect a child's sleep pattern, and by extension, their well-being?
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48 Free Educational Apps Rated And Sorted By Grade Level

48 Free Educational Apps Rated And Sorted By Grade Level | Preschool | Scoop.it
Free educational apps have been a boon to innovation in mobile learning. For free, teachers can try out new approaches to learning with iPads and…
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Donna Cosmato's curator insight, March 25, 2013 3:22 AM

Use of carefully selected educational apps can help you use the power of technology to offer your kids educational advantages.

 

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7 traits kids need to succeed

7 traits kids need to succeed | Preschool | Scoop.it
Education is once again a hot-button issue, thanks in part to a labour dispute in Ontario between teachers and the province.
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In China Schools, a Culture of Bribery Spreads

In China Schools, a Culture of Bribery Spreads | Preschool | Scoop.it
In China, officials at state-run schools demand steep payoffs from parents who want their children to get an academic edge.
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Are kids happier than adults?

Are kids happier than adults? | Preschool | Scoop.it

Are kids happier than adults? From an adult's point of view, kids have it made. What do they have to be stressed out about?

 

But from a child's perspective, a bad day is still a bad day, and it feels just as bad as an adult's bad day.

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Technology Focus: The Learning | My Hullabaloo

Technology Focus: The Learning | My Hullabaloo | Preschool | Scoop.it

In college I remember learning about how important it was to always mention the child first when discussing special needs. They are children first so it was important to say a “child with autism” rather than an “autistic child”.

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Robots help teach autistic pupils

Robots help teach autistic pupils | Preschool | Scoop.it

Autistic children may learn better from robots than from human teachers, according to evidence emerging from a trial at a school in Birmingham.

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World's fastest number game wows spectators and scientists

World's fastest number game wows spectators and scientists | Preschool | Scoop.it

One million Japanese children every year learn the abacus, which they call soroban.

 

The high point of the abacus calendar is the All Japan Soroban Championship, which took place earlier this year in Kyoto.

 

And the high point of the championship is the category called "Flash Anzan" – which does not require an abacus at all.

 

Or rather, it requires contestants to use the mental image of an abacus. Since when you get very good at the abacus it is possible to calculate simply by imagining one.

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Clever children : Schools struggle with talented children- swissinfo

Clever children : Schools struggle with talented children- swissinfo | Preschool | Scoop.it
Geniuses, prodigies, chips (children of high intellectual potential) – whatever you call them, schools often fail to respond to their needs. Also in Switzerland there is no unified approach to dealing with precocious progeny.
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Migraine in children may affect school performance

The study of 5,671 Brazilian children ages 5 to 12 found that those with migraine were 30 percent more likely to have below average school performance than those with no headaches.

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Schooling Syria's refugee children

Schooling Syria's refugee children | Preschool | Scoop.it
Syrian refugees, trying to bring some normality to their new life in Turkey, have been setting up schools for their children - not always with the blessing of their host, as the BBC's James Reynolds finds out.
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Let children get bored, says expert

Let children get bored, says expert | Preschool | Scoop.it
An education expert says children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative.
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Health officials: 1 in 50 school kids have autism

Health officials: 1 in 50 school kids have autism | Preschool | Scoop.it
A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder
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Mindfulness training for children with ADHD and their parents | SharpBrains

Mindfulness training for children with ADHD and their parents | SharpBrains | Preschool | Scoop.it
Mindfulness training is an approach for enhancing mental health and alleviating mental health difficulties that is based on eastern meditation techniques. The
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Early childhood education: Questioning play and child-centred approaches

Despite increasing awareness that culture and context shape our understandings and practices, there are still concepts in the early childhood discourse that we take for granted and don’t ques...
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Kari Smith's curator insight, December 15, 2012 5:58 AM

A great site with so much information that helps us to grow in our understanding of teaching young children.

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What Should Children Read?

What Should Children Read? | Preschool | Scoop.it
Shakespeare vs. menus: The battle over public school reading lists.
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Children's Entertainment from Kids Bee Happy. Sand Painting fun for kids of all ages.

Children's Entertainment from Kids Bee Happy. Sand Painting fun for kids of all ages. | Preschool | Scoop.it

Children's entertainment with Kids Bee Happy's fabulous Sand Painting experiences.

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10 Scientific Tips For Raising Happy Kids

10 Scientific Tips For Raising Happy Kids | Preschool | Scoop.it
Studies show these parenting styles can get kids started on the right path in life.
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Fevers Can Be a Child’s Friend

Fevers Can Be a Child’s Friend | Preschool | Scoop.it

Loyola pediatrician shares what parents need to know about fevers.

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Your IQ Doesn't Matter & Other Lessons About Creativity From Children

Your IQ Doesn't Matter & Other Lessons About Creativity From Children | Preschool | Scoop.it
After studying how children best succeed, author and journalist Paul Tough determined the character traits that most often lead to happy adult lives.
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China outcry over school abuse

China outcry over school abuse | Preschool | Scoop.it
Chinese police detain several teachers following a public outcry over pictures circulated online showing teachers being violent to pupils.
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Free schools boost results in public schools - The Local

Free schools boost results in public schools - The Local | Preschool | Scoop.it
Having more publicly-funded, privately-managed free schools leads to better student performance in Swedish municipalities, even for children that attend regular public schools, a new study has found.
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Why School Should Be More Like Summer Camp

Why School Should Be More Like Summer Camp | Preschool | Scoop.it

Khan Academy...free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

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