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Five ways to turn your students into citizen scientists

Five ways to turn your students into citizen scientists | Preschool | Scoop.it
Join a mission to Mars or eavesdrop on whale chit-chat by taking part in interactive research projects that are fast turning pupils into scientific pioneers
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This is what modern education is all about.

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Is character caught or taught?

Is character caught or taught? | Preschool | Scoop.it
Values education enthusiast and primary head Geoff Smith sheds light on how his staff embed virtues into lessons and school life
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The Kids Are Not All Right

The Kids Are Not All Right | Preschool | Scoop.it
Do you think you worry too much about your children? How much is enough?

 

Pressuring our children to specialize young, to achieve, to compete with more and more kids for few spots at elite colleges is soul-crushing for them. It destroys the peer culture so important to teens; it ingrains cliques; it heightens their stress.

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A Cheat Sheet to Help Schools Foster Creativity

A Cheat Sheet to Help Schools Foster Creativity | Preschool | Scoop.it
Most schools follow a model designed for an industrial economy. Can our education system foster the creativity and collaboration needed in a digital world?
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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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Born to be Bright: Is There a Gene for Learning?

Born to be Bright: Is There a Gene for Learning? | Preschool | Scoop.it
New research has identified genetic markers associated with academic achievement — and failure...
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The Slow Death Of Cursive Writing

The Slow Death Of Cursive Writing | Preschool | Scoop.it
For decades, cursive writing has been a standard -- if not always beloved -- classroom subject for children across the world. But as the use of computers spreads, come countries are beginning to dro...
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Maria Montessori, a bold life breaking gender boundaries

Maria Montessori, a bold life breaking gender boundaries | Preschool | Scoop.it
Maria Montessori, the physician and educator, may not be remembered as a feminist figure, but lived a bold life.
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With Building Blocks, Educators Going Back to Basics

With Building Blocks, Educators Going Back to Basics | Preschool | Scoop.it
The wooden toys are making a comeback as some elementary schools focus on unstructured play.
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9.25.07: National Center for Learning Disabilities | New York Social Diary

9.25.07: National Center for Learning Disabilities | New York Social Diary | Preschool | Scoop.it

It was in nursery school that Allegra Ford’s sunny, smiley-faced world suddenly turned upside down. She was only 5 years old, and was having a great deal of trouble keeping up with her peers. Her teachers suspected that it might be something more than a simple attention problem...

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10 Tips For Raising Active Readers | Parenting Tips For Raising Successful Kids | BetterParenting.com

10 Tips For Raising Active Readers | Parenting Tips For Raising Successful Kids | BetterParenting.com | Preschool | Scoop.it

"Does your child really know how to read?

 

Learning to be an effective, active reader can make the difference for your child between reading books and understanding them, between passively floating across the words and actively taking the words in and thinking about them."

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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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Parents Wonder: Why So Much Homework?

Parents Wonder: Why So Much Homework? | Preschool | Scoop.it
As the movement against excessive homework continues to grow, some parents say they're drawing a line in the sand between home and school.
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Where Are the Gifted Minorities? | Scientific American Blog Network

Where Are the Gifted Minorities? | Scientific American Blog Network | Preschool | Scoop.it

For more than a quarter century, critics have faulted gifted education programs for catering to kids from advantaged backgrounds.

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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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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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Why Parenting Is More Important Than Schools

Why Parenting Is More Important Than Schools | Preschool | Scoop.it
A new study shows that parental involvement matters more for performance than schools, but that doesn't mean going to PTA meetings...
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Video games start to shape classroom curriculum

Video games start to shape classroom curriculum | Preschool | Scoop.it
While more educators adopt games as a learning tool, one public school designs a brand new teaching philosophy.
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Maria Montessori and 10 famous graduates from her schools

Maria Montessori and 10 famous graduates from her schools | Preschool | Scoop.it
Maria Montessori stands in many ways as the mother of alternative education. The Italian physician and teacher invented a new kind of school, one with self-directed learning, classrooms with mixed age groups, and no grades.
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Is Algebra Necessary?

Is Algebra Necessary? | Preschool | Scoop.it
As American students wrestle with algebra, geometry and calculus — often losing that contest — the requirement of higher mathematics comes into question.
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American Journal of Play

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Why Parents Should Stop Overprotecting Kids and Let Them Play: An Interview with Hara Estroff Marano and Lenore Skenazy

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Compassion and Empathy: School Climate Essentials

Compassion and Empathy: School Climate Essentials | Preschool | Scoop.it
Build school connectedness by incorporating compassion and empathy into everyday routines. Your students--and your school's climate--will thank you!
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How to Choose a Preschool | Articles Place

A preschool is where your child can learn the most, as he or she is capable of imbibing a great deal of information at this age.
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