Teaching kids how to curate information and discern what's trustworthy from what's bogus is a really important lesson for parents nowadays.
So it’s time to learn the art of curating the terabytes of content humans are bombarded with on a regular basis – it’s a survival skill and one that will provide an incredibly important advantage to kids in schools and the workplace of the future.
"Created by students for teachers, this movie shows students frustrated with the lack of visuals in the classroom. Teachers need to educate..." The power of the visual image and convincing argument for visual as well as verbal essays.
Successful test taking involves: attention to details...memory...language skills...sequencing ability...grapho-motor skills...and higher order cognition.... And we wonder why test-takers get anxious? This post provides tips for studying, test taking tips, tips to manage test anxiety, test taking strategy links, and inspirational/motivational quotes. THIS POST HAS IT ALL.
With the wake of "Sandy" slowly receding from New York and New Jersey, and with the discussion of global warming effects raging in and out of the classroom, here is a blog from Scientific American with SUPER SCIENCE reading recommendations.
"Kids need to have, enjoy, and evaluate these figures as they select role models and begin to shape who they want to become. There are heroes everywhere, right in front of us, with powers of dedication, charity, compassion, selflessness, and strength of will, character, and muscle. It's important for us to talk about these everyday heroes and how they face life's problems."
This post explains the role of "hero" has an AWESOME video link and EXCELLENT READING suggestions.
"Now, as the Common Core State Standards have been adopted by 45 states and three territories, many people may see the read-aloud as even more of a dispensable luxury. We'd like to pose an alternative view: Read-alouds will matter even more in the age of the Common Core standards..."
Los libros y juguetes educativos no solo hacen que un niño sea más listo, sino que también influyen en el crecimiento de su cerebro, según han revelado investigadores de la Universidad de Pennsylvania (EEUU) en la Reunión Anual de la Sociedad de Neurocienc...
Visual Literacy proponent Lynell Burmark explains why the use of images is so important in the classroom and how it can help teachers meet the challenges of getting through the curriculum and engaging students in skills and content they'll actually...
A fractured fairy tale is a tweaked version of an older, familiary tale reworded to provide a different perspective...Aside from being powerful tools of entertainment, they lend themselves to fabulous teaching tools presenting competing perspectives, cultural perspectives and avenues for critical comparison and historical reference. This post discusses why fractured fairy tales are potent learning tools and provides EXCELLENT READING SUGGESTIONS for lower, middle and upper school common core curriculum suggestions.