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Iwbtreasure.wikispaces. Six-Thinking-Hats.pdf. As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity. If anything makes Americans stand tall internationally it is creativity .

As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity

“American ingenuity” is admired everywhere. We are not the richest country (at least not as measured by smallest percentage in poverty), nor the healthiest (far from it), nor the country whose kids score highest on standardized tests (despite our politicians’ misguided intentions to get us there), but we are the most inventive country. We are the great innovators, specialists in figuring out new ways of doing things and new things to do. Perhaps this derives from our frontier beginnings, or from our unique form of democracy with its emphasis on individual freedom and respect for nonconformity.

In the business world as well as in academia and the arts and elsewhere, creativity is our number one asset. It is sobering, therefore, to read Kyung Hee Kim’s recent research report documenting a continuous decline in creativity among American schoolchildren over the last two or three decades.[2] Well, surprise, surprise.


Short Circuits Newsletter and S.O.S. Archives. Classroom Themes. Downloads/thememachine/classroomcreatures_themepack.pdf. Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources. Interactive whiteboards are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning.

Free Interactive Whiteboard Resources

While many teachers are spending hours a day creating their own activities for their interactive whiteboards, there are tons of free sources to help teachers learn about and use IWBs with students to further their use of technology in the classroom. Here is a list of some great interactive whiteboard resources and activities guaranteed to stimulate learning: General Teacher Resources for Interactive Whiteboards All across the nation, school, teachers, students, libraries, and families... Experts have identified character education as the core, underlying ingredient... As a teacher, you can help your students learn to observe carefully, ask... The modifications they are ushering into the exam have been called "extensive"... Consider a digital approach to note-taking techniques.

TeacherLED – TeacherLED is a site dedicated to making the use of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) easier and more productive. NAGC Live Learning Center [IQ+ Content Viewer ]


MOSART PDF Test Request - janetchodos - Mail. ED Cluster Grouping of Gifted Students. ERIC Digests Cluster Grouping of Gifted Students: How to Provide Full-time Services on a Part-time Budget: Update 2001 THIS DIGEST SUPERSEDES ERIC EC DIGEST #E538 National Association for Gifted Children 1707 L Street, NW, Suite 550 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 785-4268 ERIC EC Digest #E607 Authors: Susan Winebrenner and Barbara Devlin March 2001 There is an alarming trend in many places to eliminate gifted education programs in the mistaken belief that all students are best served in heterogeneous learning environments.

ED Cluster Grouping of Gifted Students

What Does it Mean to Place Gifted Students in Cluster Groups? A group of three to six identified gifted students, usually those in the top 5% of ability in the grade level population, are clustered in a mixed-ability classroom. Isn't Cluster Grouping the Same as Tracking? No. Why Should Gifted Students Be Placed in a Cluster Group Instead of Being Assigned Evenly to All Classes? What Are the Learning Needs of Gifted Students? Isn't Gifted Education Elitist? No. No. Conclusion.


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Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

They are free, web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover and provide a foundation to support 21st-century teaching and learning. Guidelines for School Library Programs: Instructional Partner "The SLMS collaborates with classroom teachers to develop assignments that are matched to academic standards and include critical thinking skills, technology and information literacy skills, and core social skills and cultural competencies. The SLMS guides instructional design by working with the classroom teacher to establish learning objectives and goals, and by implementing assessment strategies before, during, and after assigned units of study.

" Content Resources, Lesson Plans, and More Empower learners of all types and ages. Tip: Take a look at all the ALTEC Star Tools. Annenberg Media Learner.Org Edutopia EduWeb. Best Websites for Teaching and Learning.