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10 Ways to Help Your Child Build Self-Esteem Anyone who has kids knows that they are both a magical blessing and a constant source of stress. Raising children requires a lot of work—just feeding, cleaning and dressing them takes up a good chunk of a parent’s time, and that’s before we even begin to teach them about the world. It is important to pass on good values to our little ones, but even more importantly, we want them to feel confident in their abilities and to have a realistic, yet positive self-image. If you want to help your child build self-esteem, try out some of these strategies. 1. Effective communication is essential for building healthy and lasting relationships. 2. Some people are born with an incredible voice; some have a good ear for music; others have the bone structure and musculature that can make them a great athlete; and some have a vast imagination and a flare for story-telling. 3. Everyone makes mistakes; it’s a part of maturing and a necessary step in attaining wisdom. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

A History of the World - Location - Europe Presidential Libraries Podcast Presidential Archives Uncovered Listen to the voices of the Presidents! In these historical clips from the Libraries' collections, you'll hear Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton talk about serious policy issues with their advisors, address the nation, or have conversations with friends and family members. Nixon Reflects on China Trip After returning from China in 1972, President Nixon explained to a group of Congressional leaders, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, the importance of restoring communication with China as a way of mitigating suspicion and miscalculation, which could lead to war. Establishing the Peace Corps Kennedy asked his brother-in-law, R. Johnson and the Great Society This episode features a number of audio clips from the Johnson Presidential Library and Museum. Peace Corps, CIA, and the Foreign Service In the following telephone conversation between President Kennedy and R. Top of Page

Great Common Core Nonfiction Use YouTube Like an EdTech Rockstar I’ve been using YouTube all wrong. Usually, I just upload my own video and search by typing a query in the box to see what comes up. I have recently learnt some new ways to get more out of the tool and turn you into a YouTube rock star. Filtering: A quick search for “evaporation” yielded tons of video. Remix with Video Editor: Click “upload” and instead of uploading a video, go to video editor. Adding Captions: On this video of our families recent trip to the Philippines, we took a little footage of my daughter snorkeling. Posing probing questions to their students during significant video eventsFlipped classroom uses Subscribe to Content: Do a search on “youtube _________ channels to subscribe to” and you’ll get plenty of options. Create Annotations: This basically turns videos into a “choose your own adventure” sort of activity where users “interact” with the video by making choices that will send them to one video or another. What ways are you using YouTube with your students?

ChronoZoom ChronoZoom is an educational tool for teachers and students who want to put historical events in perspective. A great many resources have been created already in ChronoZoom for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Start Exploring Use ChronoZoom to get a perspective of the extensive scale of time and historical events relative to what happened around the world. Become an author yourself! New Teacher Resources RT @MSFTResearch: See how #Chronozoom helps students “think historically” & travel though time with 3 newly created curriculum modules http… #chronozoom is a valuable tool for illustrating Climate Change: @metanexus Anyone can author their small or Big History on the 14 Billion year timeline at - an open source project. @BillGates Congratulations to the Big History Project. RT @BillGates: Big History is my favorite course ever. You don't have any favorite timelines yet.

Defining “Deep Reading” and “Text-Dependent Questions” In my English 10 class, I used to teach a lesson about satire through Dr. Seuss’ The Butter Battle Book. To begin this lesson, I would tell students, “While this is, on one hand, a children’s book, it is also a satirical look at the Cold War era and arms races. Let’s talk about what you already know about the Cold War,” and doing due diligence to pre-reading activities, we’d begin listing everything we knew about the Cold War era. Then, we would read the book aloud together in its online format. Afterward, returning to pre-reading activity in its post-reading form, we’d talk about what we learned in terms of satirical writing: How did the characters represent the countries involved in the Cold War? Looking back on this lesson with my common core lenses, I took all the joy out of reading from my students. Where I went astray of common core expectations. Isn’t this how many secondary students read text? Deep reading through text-dependent questions, or “Another area where I went astray”

Geography Education World History Teenreads | Spickzettel mit Neuigkeiten aus der Mathe-Welt. - Part 13 Neue Funktionen bei bettermarks 10. November 2009 Da bettermarks sich kontinuierlich weiterentwickelt und immer neue Funktionen den Benutzern zur Verfügung gestellt werden, haben wir uns entschlossen, in regelmäßigen Abständen über den Stand der Entwicklung des Systems zu berichten. Seit gestern Nacht können nun folgende Neu- und Weiterentwicklungen bei bettermarks genutzt werden. Privates Lerncenter Mit dem privaten Lerncenter ist es Schülerinnen und Schülern möglich, Übungsthemen zu wählen und – ohne Zutun von einer Lehrkraft – Aufgaben zu bearbeiten und zu lösen.

Welcome - The Flow of History Five close reading strategies to support the Common Core I walked in to my first college class, Political Science 101, eager to learn. For my inaugural college assignment, my professor asked the class to read the first three chapters of the textbook for the next class period. That night, I returned to my dorm room, determined to learn everything I could in those three chapters. I pulled out my textbook and highlighter. Growing up, that is what I always saw the “older kids” using when they read a textbook. In my naïve 18-year-old mind, I believed that highlighters must have some magical power that transports the words on the page directly to your brain. However, when I opened my textbook it was unlike anything I had read in high school. I shrugged, pulled out my highlighter and started highlighting. I quickly realized that I had no real game plan for reading this complicated textbook. Flash forward to my first few years of teaching. Last fall, I attended an AVID workshop about critical reading strategies. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. · Ask questions.