Printable Mazes for Kids These printable mazes for kids, or puzzles and mazes in general, are excellent educational worksheets for developing kids small motor skills and spacial perception skills. You can print the traditional printable mazes, counting mazes and PrintActivities exclusive . Follow the happy faces to find the path through the printed maze. Frowning faces are off the correct path. They're fun worksheets for pre-school, kindergarten, and grade school kids. Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating Teaching Strategies Chris Davis, Powerful Learning Practice LLC By Shelley Wright No 'him' or 'her'; preschool fights gender bias STOCKHOLM (AP) — At the "Egalia" preschool, staff avoid using words like "him" or "her" and address the 33 kids as "friends" rather than girls and boys. From the color and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned to make sure the children don't fall into gender stereotypes. "Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing," says Jenny Johnsson, a 31-year-old teacher. "Egalia gives them a fantastic opportunity to be whoever they want to be." The taxpayer-funded preschool which opened last year in the liberal Sodermalm district of Stockholm for kids aged 1 to 6 is among the most radical examples of Sweden's efforts to engineer equality between the sexes from childhood onward. Breaking down gender roles is a core mission in the national curriculum for preschools, underpinned by the theory that even in highly egalitarian-minded Sweden, society gives boys an unfair edge.
Apps to Support Bloom's Taxonomy - Android, Google, iPad and Web 2.0 I had seen two great charts Kathy Schrock had made about Apps to Support Bloom's taxonomy. I have seen, and used, the ones for Android and Google. I just found two more on her site: iPad and Web 2.0 Apps. The charts are interactive and include links to apps organized by the category from Bloom: Creating, Evaluating, Analyzing, Applying, Understanding, and Remembering. The apps I've checked out are all free. Some apps show up in more than one category too. Politics and the Classroom: One More Try - Stanley Fish Blog Readers who responded to my column lampooning the University of Colorado’s plan to raise $9 million for a chair in conservative thought aggressively reopened a question I took up in several columns written in 2006. The question, provoked by the fact that according to a survey only 2 or 3 percent of the C.U. faculty identifies as Republican, is, what is the relationship between the political affiliations of a faculty member and his or her classroom performance? And the answer I gave, and would still give, is none, necessarily. I would never deny that there are some college and university teachers who mistake the classroom lectern for a political platform and thereby substitute indoctrination for instruction. But, I argue, this need not happen — it is not an inevitable consequence either of our fallible natures or of certain subject matters — and when it does happen, it should be labeled as wrong and regarded as a reason for discipline by the school’s administration.
Are We Failing Our Geniuses? Any sensible culture would know what to do with Annalisee Brasil. The 14-year-old not only has the looks of a South American model but is also one of the brightest kids of her generation. When Annalisee was 3, her mother Angi Brasil noticed that she was stringing together word cards composed not simply into short phrases but into complete, grammatically correct sentences. After the girl turned 6, her mother took her for an IQ test. Annalisee found the exercises so easy that she played jokes on the testers--in one case she not only put blocks in the correct order but did... Subscribe Now
100 Best (and free) Books for an Education (Adapted from Will Durant similar list) Adapted from Will Durant's list One Hundred 'Best' Books For an Eductation which was first published in The American Magazine issue CVIII (December, 1929) and republished in The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time (Simon and Schuster, 2002). This site aims to modernize the list by attempting to make all of this information available freely online through ebooks, sound recordings, maps and videos. The original books are listed and my goal was to write a short paraphrase of each book on the list. About 85/100 books were found online. Those not found online, I attempted to find an equivalent website discussing the topic of the book.