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Jennifer's Little World blog - Parenting, craft and travel. 6 Must-See Math Videos That Will Inspire And Frighten. Math is one of those subjects that students and people in general either love or hate. Part of this is due to individual personalities and interests, but it is also down to how the discipline is taught.

Here are three inspirational math videos to excite your school and students about learning math, as well as three ‘not so’ inspirational videos to demonstrate just why math is so important. Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers British technologist and businessman Conrad Wolfram, is well known for his work in information technology and its applications. Music Is Math Hypnotic to watch, this video is created entirely through the power of mathematics. Teaching Math Without Words Another brilliant TED talk focusing on education, Matthew Peterson of MIND Research Institute talks about the visual approach to learning and teaching math. Patricia Heaton – Who Wants to be a Millionaire Verizon Math Fail This one is unbelievable, and frustrating beyond belief. Primary Resources - Free teaching resources, lesson plans, teaching ideas & worksheets for primary and elementary teachers.

UNBORED | The essential field guide to serious funUNBORED | The essential field guide to serious fun. The Power of Put-Ups: Teaching Kids Kindness - Playful Learning Ecademy. Ages 4 to 104 In the Teaching Kids Kindness online class children are taught about the power of their words and the affects that put-ups and put-downs have on how people feel. Children learn how to navigate complex social situations, with an emphasis on building strong communication skills and respectful behavior towards others. Participants will have the opportunity to earn the Put-Up Power digital badge. Creative writing in the classroom: five top tips for teachers | Teacher Network | Guardian Professional.

1. The rules of writing I always tell students that there are no set rules for writing and they can write whatever they like. I don't subscribe to the notion that all good stories must have, for example, an attention-grabbing opening, a turning point, a twist at the end and an extended metaphor. Incorporating these into writing doesn't automatically mean a story works, and you will read wonderful writing follows none of these rules. Pupils should be aware of what they are, of course, and why and where they might choose to use them, but it shouldn't be prescriptive.

That said, there are two rules of writing that I encourage them to follow. For "show, don't tell", I display a selection of sentences that tell the reader something and ask the pupils to rewrite them in a way that shows the same information. When teaching "all adverbs must die", I concentrate on the importance of giving the power to the verb. 2. Not the most original method I'll wager, but this is tried and tested. 3. 4. 5. Tonton's free video course | french for preschoolers | preschool french learning | french classes for preschoolers.

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The stories are available for you to download and to use as many times as you like, however they are still very much in the prototype stage. Tonton’s video course Take a look at our video to see what we are about: So why not start learning right away?! You will see that the way I teach makes learning fun and simple. Sign up here to start NOW! Why have I created this video series? I would like to show you a little about what I do and how my teaching method is so effective. Happy learning! Free Preview Section. Drain the Oceans. Sew everything. Alina's Adventures sew everything A P indicates a printable tutorial or pdf pattern.

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Comments. About – Donate | Easy Peasy All-in-One High School. My name is Lee Giles. I’m the founder of the Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool, a complete, online Christian curriculum. In 2012 I “went public” with my children’s homeschool assignments that I had been putting online. The site has grown very quickly and is too big now to be kept all in one place. As I’ve expanded to high school, I needed a new beginning. This site is where the high school courses for the Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool will be kept. It is still under construction and you will find notes to myself at the bottom of developing courses. You can read more about what courses are planned by using the courses link. This is free for you to use. Realize that you are all my guinea pigs.

To be clear, EP is not an online school. This curriculum is intended to be college preparatory. You may want to have your child take AP, CLEP or DSST tests. Finally, this is a Christian curriculum. Ranking children at 11 - what a waste. The plans announced (leaked?) Today about testing 11 year olds are about 'ranking' children. It seems as if the aim is to find the 'top' and 'bottom' 10 per cent. The idea behind ranking is trying to put human beings, with all their many characteristics, talents and quirks into 'order'. Why? Ultimately, it is in order to serve people with power rather than the totality of those being ranked.

However, ranking ultimately tells a person very little about ability, capability and experience. Then, the key behind any ranking is the question of what is being ranked. So, what does it mean to focus on the core and amalgamate the results when talking of pupils aged 11? One of the reasons why there is variation and non-correspondence is a fundamental misunderstanding about what a human being is. So, at the heart of this matter of ranking - quite apart from the pernicious element of labelling - is an enforced focussing of education on certain specific capabilities. Mamascout. Arts, Crafts, & Play | Critters And Crayons recently participated in the HEB & Pampers Little Texans Tour as it visited the Laredo HEBs. The kids and I had a great time meeting some of the fantastic families in Laredo who came out to chat and play with some of the items we brought with us!

At our booth, I set up a few items to show some of the topics you might find on The Critters And Crayons Blog. There were some: There are many other topics covered by Critters And Crayons, of course, and you can find those by clicking HERE. There was a great turn-out and I am very thankful to all who took time to come and visit! I promised to write a post about the materials we brought with recipes, tips, and resources so everyone could do the same at home… We made four different “Fun Doughs” for families to take home with them and they are all easy and cheap to make!

One of the best things about making these fun doughs at home is that it’s something that the kids can do with you! This dough is unbelievably silky and airy light! Creative Playhouse: Bubble Dough. This is amazing! I sort of made it by accident, well not by accident, but just through curiosity... after making our Cold Sensory Snow with shaving foam and cornflour, I wondered what other liquids and cornflour would do. Id also seen Play Create Explore's wonderful Ice Cream Dough (which is on our list to do, I have a bottle of strawberry conditioner waiting just for this!) So I looked in my kitchen for what we had a lot of. Washing up liquid, [or dish soap] is what we had, so in it went into a bowl of cornflour [cornstarch]! I stirred it up and mushed it together and a wonderous sensory dough appeared in front of my eyes. ;) I used a pomegranate and honey washing up liquid which is red, and mixed with the cornstarch went this lovely bubblegum pink!

The dough is malleable and mouldable. The cornstarch in it makes it break with force cleanly. And if you handle it gently and hold it from a height it kinda goes goopy and drips down (with no mess!). Its amazing! Jake loved its squishiness! Home. GE FOCUS FORWARD - Short Films, Big Ideas. Mama of Letters | two boys, storytelling & child-led learning. Learning in the new millennium, part 2. So much interesting discussion on my last post! Do check out the comments . Such doubts we have about video games! Which makes sense: it’s something that we parents didn’t grow up with, which many of us don’t understand, yet it’s becoming a basic part of childhood for many of our kids.

People always fear the unknown. And the media plays on fear. I respect any parent’s decision to keep video games out of their kids’ lives. But I think we’re doing our kids a disservice not to look at the entire picture of gaming. (I’m hoping that my friend Carrie L. will read this post and comment. If you’re willing to explore the positive side of video games, my readers and I have some recommendations.

I mentioned this one in the comments. Reader Carrie sent a link to this episode of Science Friday, from just the other day. My friend Molly also sent an NPR link, from Morning Edition: Video Games Boost Brain Power, Multitasking Skills . “I like learning the way I do when I play video games.” Home Page. Teachers Primary Pupils Secondary Students Events and PD "It gave me some good ideas to use in the classroom and ... a link that I can get all of the activities from. " Book NRICH Bespoke PDBook Forthcoming EventsBook our Hands-on Roadshow Your Solutions.

Canada | UWC. Pearson College UWC in Canada organises a three week course every summer for 100 students from around the world, designed to strengthen the role that young people play as future community and world leaders. The Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership (PSYL) provides a unique learning environment and its framework includes discussions, presentations, guest speakers, workshops and interactive approaches to leadership training. Students are encouraged to broaden their perspectives on key world issues and are provided with the leadership skills they need to become leaders on themes of ecological sustainability, social justice and international understanding.

Dates for 2014 short courses are to be confirmed. “I look at everything with a different perspective. Who can applyYoung people aged 15 – 18 and/or Grade 10-12 or equivalent, including those entering Grade 10 in September 2014, and those graduating Grade 12 in June 2014. Applications are made directly to PSYL. Letter and Number Review Activities! Here are some more Alphabet and Number Reviews that have kept us busy. We bought a pack seashells from the dollar store and wrote each letter of the alphabet on each one, put some aquarium sand in a bin, and placed the shells in a row... turning them over one by one, Butterfly practiced naming each letter.

A great activity for nearing Summer! I also wrote numbers on more seashells for this tray... Butterfly counted out the correct number of beads to put in each numbered shell. I now have a package of pearls (found at the dollar store also) which I will have out for this activity- more appropriate- pearls in a seashell! Another fun summer alphabet/number review activity, is to use beach balls! I used a Sharpie marker to write all the letters on it. I made a number ball as well. There are all sorts of games that can be played with these balls, like throwing the ball back and forth and the first letter or number that is in front of Butterfly, when caught, she would name it. Linking Learning and Life | Open Futures. About SAPERE - Introduction. SAPERE is the Society for the Advancement of Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education. Founded in 1992, SAPERE is the internationally recognised educational charity that brings together a network of people throughout the UK practising and promoting philosophical enquiry for children and communities, often referred to as P4C.

This network enables SAPERE to have a stronger voice in the development of educational and social policy in the UK, and to promote the benefits of philosophical enquiry. SAPERE is based in Oxford, from where it co-ordinates and validates training courses in P4C, organises conferences and projects, and provides updates of new resources, courses and events to the growing P4C network. When it originated in the USA in the late 1960’s, P4C was an abbreviation for Philosophy for Children, and most attention was focused on its efficacy as a thinking skills intervention. Tests showed dramatic improvements in children’s reasoning and comprehension. 30 Gross Motor Activities for Kids with Excess Energy on hands on. Pink and Green Mama. Bold colors | 2me4art. Wonderfarm — Musings on passion-driven homeschooling and learning to write. Especially, learning to write. Let's Play Math! Homeschool Newsletter.