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Essentials of Education Continued ~Part III~

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Education Chats. Blogging: Writing in the Real World. If you asked my students whether they do a research paper in my seventh grade English class, they would probably say “no”—not because they don't do research, but because they don't do research and write about it in the traditional manner.

Blogging: Writing in the Real World

The same would probably be true if you asked them about informative, argumentative, or any other kind of writing. Why? Blogging is my students' writing platform, and they enjoy writing and connecting with others about their topic so much that it no longer feels like a writing assignment. ESL Scrambled Sentence Generator.

Phoetic - The amazing photo word cloud generator on the App Store. Editable old newspaper template. Views 393,984 Filed under Educational , english, history, newspaper, school, sepia We have just added to our popular editable PowerPoint newspapers with this Old Times newspaper design.

Editable old newspaper template

With these you can create your own news headlines, articles and insert your own pictures. This spoof newspaper template could have many uses, including college and school projects and fun cards to send news to your friends and family. MindNode. Popplet. Live Statistics - Real time world statistics. Cool Pencil Case. BugOpticals ™ from Montgomery Ward. Housing a Forest. It is still snowing, so we are making the most of it before spring hits!

Housing a Forest

Remember the wonderful snowman the kids made in the kitchen a few weeks ago. We followed the same concept, but this time we decided to see what it would look like as the painted snow melted. We used our art trays (found at IKEA in the kitchen section) with cooling racks set on top to contain the snow as it melted. Watercolor paper works great since the paper will become soaked as the snow melts. Pile the snow on to your paper and begin painting. As the snow melts, the colors mingle together beautifully. Playing with Fire, Illustratively. 25 Beautiful Color Pencil Drawings and Drawing Tips for beginners. 36 Rainbow Activities for Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers and Older Kids. There are few things that make me as happy as rainbows!

36 Rainbow Activities for Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers and Older Kids

So this round-up is a celebration of just that. I've included my favorite rainbows from eight different sites (including our own) - and the activities apply to a variety of ages - there are rainbows for babies, for toddlers, for preschoolers, and even several activities that older children would still enjoy! Please click on the post title to be taken to the full recipe/tutorial on each site. :) Fun at Home with Kids We love rainbows so much here at Fun at Home with Kids that it was really challenging to choose just four! Parents Helping Parents. Beyond the Playdate: Practicing Social Skills at Home. Teaching Peace in Elementary School. Photo FOR years, there has been a steady stream of headlines about the soaring mental health needs of college students and their struggles with anxiety and lack of resilience.

Teaching Peace in Elementary School

Now, a growing number of educators are trying to bolster emotional competency not on college campuses, but where they believe it will have the greatest impact: in elementary schools. In many communities, elementary teachers, guidance counselors and administrators are embracing what is known as social and emotional learning, or S.E.L., a process through which people become more aware of their feelings and learn to relate more peacefully to others.

Feeling left out? Angry at your mom? Teaching Kindness to Students in School. Dear Me: Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Counseling. By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series.

Dear Me: Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Counseling

Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a writer. I’ve got diaries and pen pal exchange letters that date back to sixth grade and personal timelines and bio-poems that span half a century. I’m in the middle of making a list of one thousand things I’m grateful for, and I keep a Joy Journal to help on days when my burdens seem greater than my blessings. Writing can be a cathartic activity for reflection and growth; the letter to self is a therapeutic tool I’ve used a lot in my counseling practice.

Want To Make A School Better? Get Kids To Show Up : NPR Ed. At 7:30 a.m.

Want To Make A School Better? Get Kids To Show Up : NPR Ed

Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice. Illustration by Eva Vázquez In January 2010, the architects of Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Academic Transformation Plan dropped the bomb on the students and staff of East High School.

Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice

The school, along with 17 others, was slated for closure as part of the sweeping reform initiative. The rationales: poor academic performance, declining enrollment and the district’s $53 million budget shortfall. How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust. Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start.

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust

It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, especially when no one else around you seems to think the system is broken. A question I’m asked often is, “Where should a teacher begin?” Study: Why lonely teens stay lonely. For many of us, being a teenager meant learning about loneliness.

Study: Why lonely teens stay lonely

When I wasn’t busy sizing up my social status in high school, I was angstily listening to Sum 41 or Taking Back Sunday (that’s what kids listen to these days, right?) , weeping over the fact that no one would ever possibly understand me. Normally, feeling lonely can be cured, at least temporarily, with an invite to a party or lunch or local chapter of Club Spongebob (complete with access to the Magic Conch). But for teens with chronic loneliness, social invitations can actually make them feel worse, according to a new study from researchers at Duke University and Belgium’s University of Leuven and Ghent University.

Askthejudge – Answers for teens about the law. Teaching Thanksgiving in a Socially Responsible Way. School Thanksgiving activities often mean dressing children in “Indian” headdresses and paper feathers as they sing “My Country ’Tis of Thee” or “Mr. Turkey.” Some teachers might even ask their students to draw themselves as Native Americans from the past, complete with feather-adorned headbands and buckskin clothing. Manning: Native American Heritage Month: 6 Tips for Educators, Parents. On October 30, 2015, President Obama proclaimed the month of November as Native American Heritage Month. Here are some tips and ideas for consideration, for educators and parents of both Native and non-Native students. Psst! How to Curb Gossip in the Teacher’s Lounge. By Andrew Hawk Having worked at four different schools as a teacher and a dozen more as a teaching assistant, I have been familiar with the teacher’s lounge for a long time.

This private sanctuary offers teachers a place not just to eat, but also to recharge for the remainder of the day. In this simple room, bonds are often formed between teachers. These bonds can have a vast impact on the work chemistry of a teaching staff. The Humanities Are More Economical — Pacific Standard. The Humanities Are More Economical What teaching political philosophy and efficiency have to do with each other.

Teacher Strikes and the Rise of Neoliberalism. 13 Tips to Avoid Teacher Burnout. Let’s face it: Teacher burnout happens. Stay focused, fresh, and energized with these tips and strategies: Racial Primes and Black Misandry on Historically White Campuses: Toward Critical Race Accountability in Educational Administration. Indeed, to effectively challenge a negative campus racial climate, univer-sities must be deliberate in deconstructing the effects of racial priming, whichbegins well before students enroll in college.