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27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom | Preschool | Scoop.it
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Art of Teaching: Heather Fountain, Ed.M.’97 | Harvard Graduate School of Education

Art of Teaching: Heather Fountain, Ed.M.’97 | Harvard Graduate School of Education | Preschool | Scoop.it
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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 6:22 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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I needed to get out of the lonely lab and into the classroom

I needed to get out of the lonely lab and into the classroom | Preschool | Scoop.it
Biology teacher Jonathan Hedwat talks about the impact teaching in an independent school has had on his teaching career
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Secret Teacher: We're all getting bogged down in directives, jargon and reforms

Secret Teacher: We're all getting bogged down in directives, jargon and reforms | Preschool | Scoop.it
Imagine if we could all stop stressing about how to filter down nonsensical jargon from above and get back to enjoying great teaching...
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PlayTales App Teaches Your Kids To Love Books With Interactive Kids Stories

PlayTales App Teaches Your Kids To Love Books With Interactive Kids Stories | Preschool | Scoop.it
If you’re a parent, you’ve probably wondered about what sorts of tools and interactive apps are available that can help you teach your child to love reading. Well, if so, here’s an app you can’t miss.
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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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The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves | Preschool | Scoop.it
Mobile technology and social networks aren't just disruptive to existing industries like communications and media, they are also helping the change the way that students learn and how education is delivered both in North America and around the world.
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Blended Learning Is Our Key to the Future

Blended Learning Is Our Key to the Future | Preschool | Scoop.it
How can we comfortably demand even more of our teaching corps if we refuse to systematically provide them with the tools necessary to succeed?
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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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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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New Study Explores What It Means to Be an IB Teacher

New Study Explores What It Means to Be an IB Teacher | Preschool | Scoop.it
Researchers at the International Baccalaureate (IB) set out to learn what ingredients go into making an IB teacher an IB teacher -- to better understand the perspectives and attributes of this effective, dedicated corps of educators and to improve...
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Once Again, Games Can and Do Teach! by Karl Kapp : Learning Solutions Magazine

Once Again, Games Can and Do Teach! by Karl Kapp : Learning Solutions Magazine | Preschool | Scoop.it
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It's true. I know it from my experience with students who are good gamers.

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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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'Wall dictionary'

This is a good way to help kids learn and review their vocabulary. It really helps them with the alphabet and spelling.

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How Do You Spot a Genius? | Scientific American Blog Network

How Do You Spot a Genius? | Scientific American Blog Network | Preschool | Scoop.it
The November/December Scientific American Mind, which debuted online today, examines the origins of genius, a concept that inspires both awe and confusion. Some equate genius with ...
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How Do You Raise a Prodigy?

How Do You Raise a Prodigy? | Preschool | Scoop.it
Despite the past century’s advances in psychology and neuroscience, genius is as little understood as autism.
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Elementary Schools Are a Good Fit For Blended

Elementary Schools Are a Good Fit For Blended | Preschool | Scoop.it

While many educators expressing an interest in blended learning may have middle or high school students in mind, some blended learning models may represent an easier transition for elementary schools than their secondary school counterparts...

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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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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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