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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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Toddlers who can draw at four 'are more likely to grow up to be clever'

Toddlers who can draw at four 'are more likely to grow up to be clever' | Preschool | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard a doting parent pronounce that their toddler’s latest scribbling, proudly displayed on the fridge, is evidence of a nascent genius. Perhaps surprisingly, there may be a shred of truth to the claim.
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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
27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom
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Many depressed preschoolers still suffer in later school years

Many depressed preschoolers still suffer in later school years | Preschool | Scoop.it
Children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers are likely to suffer from depression as school-age children and young adolescents, new research shows. The investigators followed 246 children, now ages 9 to 12, who were enrolled in the study as preschoolers when they were 3 to 5 years old. The children and their primary caregivers participated in up to six annual and four semiannual assessments. They were screened using a tool called the Preschool Feelings Checklist and evaluated using an age-appropriate diagnostic interview.
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School shortage fuels Hong Kong tensions

School shortage fuels Hong Kong tensions | Preschool | Scoop.it

An influx of mainland students into Hong Kong's schools has left a shortage of places, fuelling tensions...

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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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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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How to use the enduring power of Greek myths in your classroom

How to use the enduring power of Greek myths in your classroom | Preschool | Scoop.it
The Odyssey is 3,000 years old, but teacher Peter Worley finds it's still relevant in his philosophy lessons today
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Pity Earth’s Creatures

Pity Earth’s Creatures | Preschool | Scoop.it
Humanity’s advances are intertwined with cancerous excess.
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What's in a fable? What do Aesop's fables teach us? What would Aesop do?

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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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Putting the planet in pupils' own hands: ideas on student-led green lessons

Putting the planet in pupils' own hands: ideas on student-led green lessons | Preschool | Scoop.it
From running workshops for primary pupils to promoting recycling in school, a secondary in Worthing is using the power of student voice to teach green lessons
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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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Better Ways to Learn

Better Ways to Learn | Preschool | Scoop.it
Getting a good grade doesn’t mean you retained the information. In his book, Benedict Carey offers better ways than cramming for you to hold on to knowledge.
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Countdown to kindergarten: Learning good habits now for success later - Eastern Arizona Courier

Countdown to kindergarten: Learning good habits now for success later - Eastern Arizona Courier | Preschool | Scoop.it
Countdown to kindergarten: Learning good habits now for success later
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The first day of kindergarten is quickly approaching. Some children find this to be a very exciting time.

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A third of pupils aged five 'can't count to 10': Ofsted chief says too many children start school without the skills to learn

A third of pupils aged five 'can't count to 10': Ofsted chief says too many children start school without the skills to learn | Preschool | Scoop.it

A significant minority of youngsters...are not ready for lessons as two fifths of nurseries and childminders are failing to give children the skills they need for school.

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How Sandbox Learning Became The Future Of Education

How Sandbox Learning Became The Future Of Education | Preschool | Scoop.it
How did sandbox learning become the future of education? One part social media, one part digital media, and a move towards self-directed learning.
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What if students learn faster without teachers?

What if students learn faster without teachers? | Preschool | Scoop.it
What if everything you thought you knew about education was wrong? That's part of the thinking that won Sugata Mitra the TED Prize.
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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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Your Phone vs. Your Heart

Your Phone vs. Your Heart | Preschool | Scoop.it
The more face-to-face time you spend, the healthier you and your children are.
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Parents listen! Learn to love your kids more than your smartphones and tabs. Spend more time with your kids than those toys that you never put aside.

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Maritza Pérez Hdez 's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:23 AM

Amor, empatía, escuchar, capacidad de sorpresa ➥ Re conexión para seguir fluyendo y compartiendo en el mundo digital.

Jessica Cioci's curator insight, November 17, 2013 11:59 AM

Put them away for a little while.

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Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix? | MindShift

Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix?  | MindShift | Preschool | Scoop.it
By Holly Korbey When St. Louis fifth-grade teacher Jenny Kavanaugh teaches history, she uses her laptop to look at a map, or to give kids a virtual tour of t
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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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Raising “Star” Children: The Pressure May Be Too Great

Raising “Star” Children: The Pressure May Be Too Great | Preschool | Scoop.it
China sends a strong message to all parents.
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