Constructivism (learning theory) Jean Piaget: founder of Constructivism In past centuries, constructivist ideas were not widely valued due to the perception that children's play was seen as aimless and of little importance. Jean Piaget did not agree with these traditional views, however. He saw play as an important and necessary part of the student's cognitive development and provided scientific evidence for his views.
20 Outstanding Nonfiction Books At long last, the educational spotlight is shining on nonfiction. Under the widely adopted Common Core (CC) Standards for reading informational texts (RI), teachers must integrate more nonfiction than ever into the curriculum. Although some teachers are leaning towards having students read excerpts rather than books, no student is “college and career ready” without having read entire books. Librarians should seize this opportunity to promote outstanding nonfiction that has previously taken a backseat to fiction. Many teachers and students will be surprised at the range of books on fascinating topics, books that are skillfully written and well researched with excellent visual elements. It’s time to dazzle them with our hidden treasures.
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What Does "Technology Integration" Mean? One reason why I love blogging is the chance to get a variety of responses to my ideas and thoughts. A reader of my last post commented: "This article describes how to help children learn to use an unfamiliar computer program. Text List for P-12 ELA The Text List for Grades P-2: The Prekindergarten texts are required for the implementation of the curriculum. Any text listed in grades K-2, however, is supplemental and not required for the implementation of the Core Knowledge New York Addition. Located within each Listening and Learning Domain is an additional list of recommended texts that scaffold and support the curriculum but are not critical for purchase. The Text List for Grades 3-8 and The Text List for Grades 9-12 contain the texts recommended for use in the ELA curriculum modules on EngageNY.
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Mental Imagery Almost all of mathematics could be described as ‘mental’ in the sense that engaging in a mathematical task involves thinking. Thus every mathematical problem a pupil tackles must involve several stages of mental mathematics. Pupils actively involved in mental mathematics might be engaged in any combination of: interpreting, visualising, analysing, synthesising, explaining, hypothesising, inferring, deducing, judging ,making decisions & justifying
Gaby Rodriguez, Toppenish High School, Fakes 6-Month Pregnancy For Senior Project TOPPENISH, Wash. — When Gaby Rodriguez took off her fake baby belly and revealed to her classmates that for months they had been part of an elaborate social experiment, she did more than force members of her community to examine how they treat pregnant teens – she got the attention of the nation. The Yakima Herald-Republic detailed the experience of the 17-year-old Rodriguez in a story Wednesday that caught the attention of shows like "Good Morning America" and resonated with viewers of popular teen mom reality shows. School officials said they and Rodriguez would have no more comment until she returns from a class trip next week. But her action thrust her into a growing conversation. The profile of teen moms has changed in recent years.
A Quick Guide to Selecting Great Informational Books for Young Children In recent years, the world of children's literature has exploded, flooding the market with a plethora of choices. Almost a billion U.S. dollars in sales were reported in 2004 (Blough, 2004). With such an abundance of children's books on any topic and in every genre, making good choices can be a dilemma for teachers and students. the teacher wife I have recently introduced the analog clock to my students. They are now obsessed with it and they think it is the coolest thing! Teacher! Do you want me to tell you what time it is? We are only working on the hour hand right now... minutes will come later!