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Stories: Behind the News
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Why Do Things Have To Die? Why do things have to die? What a great question that has been asked by many of our Wonder Friends. In fact, it’s a question that every human being has surely thought about at one time or another. At some point in time, every single person comes face-to-face with the reality of his or her mortality. All things that live will eventually die. The Daily Telegraph To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below. Facebook App: Open links in External Browser There is a specific issue with the Facebook in-app browser intermittently making requests to websites without cookies that had previously been set.

Don't vs. Doesn't English Grammar Game Negative Sentences - Juego de Do not y Does not en inglés This English grammar game is to help you learn about the difference between the use of Don't vs. Doesn't in negative sentences. Complete the sentence with either Don't (Do not) or Doesn't (Does not). If you would like to read some Grammar Notes about Don't and Doesn't and when to use them, visit this page: Don't vs. Introducing 20 Time to Your Class - 20-Time In Education Inspire. Create. Innovate. Use this page for reference when you announce the project and during the first week of implementation. Announcement Day: Get students more comfortable with inquiry-based lessons by requiring that they figure out what 20 Time is. Give them about 10-15 minutes to Google "20% Project" and only tell them that you'll be doing it in class.After 10-15 minutes, answer a few questions and then put the following "rules" up for them to discuss with you. Please feel free to change/adapt as necessary. These are rules that Kevin Brookhauser, Troy Cockrum, and Kate Petty have worked with and adapted as necessary.You will spend 20% of our class time, or every Friday, working on what we'll call 20 Time.You may work alone or with a small group.Decide carefully.

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To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks! By Leslie Harris O’Hanlon When elementary school teacher Erin Klein sat in one of her students’ desks last year, she noticed a few things about her classroom space. For one, the room itself was long and narrow, and the space was awkward. Large, clunky student desks crowded the classroom. Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think! When I was teaching science one of the best lessons I learned was about formative assessment. In my first year of teaching I taught the way I was told to teach. Deliver content to my students, assess at the end, remediate if necessary. With that cycle, I always had kids who were behind, who never seemed like they could catch up. I was talking with a teacher friend the summer after my first year and she suggested something simple. Put a large piece of paper next to the door.

5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious 5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious by Terry Heick Note this post has been updated from original publishing in February of 2013 Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry-based learning? SmartBlogs Lately, there have been a bunch of buzzwords floating around the education world that all seem to mean the same thing. You’ve probably heard them: problem-based learning, project-based learning and inquiry-based learning. Is there a difference? How will you know which one to do in your classroom? First, let’s start with what they have in common. All of these methods place an emphasis on teaching process, not just content. Questioning Toolkit Essential Questions These are questions which touch our hearts and souls. They are central to our lives. They help to define what it means to be human.

How Children Learn: A World Tour of Class Portraits - Maria Popova A lens on the environments in which we educate the generations around the globe. Since 2004, Julian Germain has been capturing the inner lives of schools around the world, from England to Nigeria to Qatar, in his large-scale photographs of schoolchildren in class. Classroom Portraits (public library) is part Where Children Sleep, part Bureaucratics, part What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets part something else entirely -- a poignant lens on a system-phenomenon that is both global in reach and strikingly local in degree of peculiarity, revealed through more than 450 portraits of schoolchildren from 20 countries. Jessore, Bangladesh.

Progression in Creativity: developing new forms of assessment Posted on 24 Apr, 2012 Authors: Ellen Spencer, Bill Lucas and Guy Claxton Institution: Centre for Real World Learning, University of Winchester Full reference: Spencer, E., Lucas, B. and Claxton, G. (2012). Progression in Creativity: developing new forms of assessment – Final Research Report. Enhancing Education: The 5 E's The 5 E's is an instructional model based on the constructivist approach to learning, which says that learners build or construct new ideas on top of their old ideas. The 5 E's can be used with students of all ages, including adults. Each of the 5 E's describes a phase of learning, and each phase begins with the letter "E": Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students. Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond.