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Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

Every month, it seems, we hear about our children’s bad test scores in math and science — and about new initiatives from companies, universities or foundations to expand STEM courses (science, technology, engineering and math) and deemphasize the humanities. From President Obama on down, public officials have cautioned against pursuing degrees like art history, which are seen as expensive luxuries in today’s world.

Republicans want to go several steps further and defund these kinds of majors. “Is it a vital interest of the state to have more anthropologists?” Asked Florida’s Gov. This dismissal of broad-based learning, however, comes from a fundamental misreading of the facts — and puts America on a dangerously narrow path for the future. My point is not that it’s good that American students fare poorly on these tests. Welcome to Independent School District 196. Worksheets, Lesson Plans, Teacher Resources, and Rubrics from

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Here’s Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads and Why You Shouldn’t Either

Especially with technology, so much has changed since our childhoods in the 90s. Here’s one question: Would you introduce the technological wonder/heroin that is the iPod and iPad to your kids? Steve Jobs wouldn’t, and for good reason too. In a Sunday article, New York Times reporter Nick Bilton said he once assumingly asked Jobs, “So your kids must love the iPad?” Jobs responded: “They haven’t used it. Especially in Silicon Valley, there is actually a trend of tech execs and engineers who shield their kids from technology. There is a quote that was highlighted in The Times by Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and a father of five. Help Your Child Make Friends at Any Age. Campaign ParentingAll Ages212 Comments Friendships are so important for children; friends not only offer a playmate, but they can become someone to help them solve problems, a trusted ally who will listen to their fears, and try out new ideas with them.

Help Your Child Make Friends at Any Age

Our sponsor, Gymboree wants to know about the importance of friendship! Gymboree has a new line of clothing, Dinotrux that my kids are loving (you’ll see them wearing them in the photos below), and they have now found the show and I couldn’t be happier to let them watch it during their screen time (read how I learned to set out screen time rules). Illinois Assistive Technology Program Homepage. Inside mathematics - a professional resource for educators / How Process Art Experiences Support Preschoolers. Is your goal to encourage children’s creativity through developmentally appropriate art experiences?

How Process Art Experiences Support Preschoolers

Review the differences between process- and product-focused art to help you get started. Characteristics of process-focused art experiences • There are no step-by-step instructions • There is no sample for children to follow • There is no right or wrong way to explore and create • The art is focused on the experience and on exploration of techniques, tools, and materials • The art is unique and original • The experience is relaxing or calming • The art is entirely the children’s own • The art experience is a child’s choice • Ideas are not readily available online What children might say “Look what I made!” “I’m going to do another!” Characteristics of product-focused art experiences What children might say “Can I be done now?”

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Free App: Develop Core Skills via Intuitive Play - LumiKids Park

Now Lumosity has a new app designed especially for toddler and preschool kids: LumiKids. Looks like it is going to be a series of apps, and the first app LumiKids Park is Free. Free Math worksheets, Free phonics worksheets, Math Games and Online activities and Quizzes. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Home Page. FREE Features These features originally appeared on the features blog.

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10 Things Every Parent Should Know about Play

Children learn through their play. Don’t underestimate the value of play. Children learn and develop: cognitive skills – like math and problem solving in a pretend grocery store physical abilities – like balancing blocks and running on the playground new vocabulary – like the words they need to play with toy dinosaurs social skills – like playing together in a pretend car wash literacy skills – like creating a menu for a pretend restaurant 2. Play helps children grow strong and healthy. 3. Play helps your children grow emotionally. 6+1 Trait Writing. - Math, Reading Comprehension, Themes, Lesson Plans, and Printable Worksheets. Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve.

88 Books That Teach Important Lessons. Books are my favorite teaching aid for any age.

88 Books That Teach Important Lessons

I love how books can open up children’s eyes to experiences they have never imagined, to discover places they have never been to ,and to feelings their heart has not yet felt. The very best part is that books are accessible. Books with tough lessons can be shared with a parent at home where answers can be given, feelings reassured ,and the story related to the experiences of the reader. Whether these books get shared at home at bedtime , at school at circle time ,or a child reads them alone at quiet reading time they are all filled with valuable lessons. The books are listed alphabetically by author so it’s easy to print out and take to a library and find the books. A Picture Book of Helen Keller (Picture Book Biography) by David A.

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