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Resources for Earth Day 2019
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
With each year, Earth Day grows more important than ever in educating younger generations about the planet, how humans have altered it, and how we can all support it so that it can continue supporting us. Through climate change, pollution, deforestation, and the endangerment of tens of thousands of species, our Earth needs us more than ever. Earth Day is on Monday, April 22, 2019—help students understand the importance of conserving resources, recycling, and taking care of our planet with these lesson ideas and resources. read more...
2019 Summer Programs for Gifted and Advanced Students
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
Summer is fast approaching, and programs that adequately challenge and enrich gifted students’ unique needs are sometimes intimidating to search for. Whether looking for a residential camp that immerses students in the college experience or a local program that meets for a couple hours a day, finding the right match is hard work. With deadlines and application fees to juggle, it may seem easier to just send the kids to the park or plant them in front of the TV for the summer. Luckily, there are quite a few easy-to-use resources that offer a variety of options, from marine science Sea Camp to intensive math immersion programs, that are sure to provide must-have skills and experiences. read more...
5 Gifted Education Voices to Follow on Twitter
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
If you have a Twitter account but aren’t sure who to look to for the latest in gifted education, look no further! The following education professionals provide great resources, insights, and discussions around topics of interest to all educators, especially those who work with gifted students. read more...
Peer Mentoring in Schools: What Works?
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
In schools where counseling staff is sparse and students have to wait days, sometimes even weeks, for an appointment, peer mentors are stepping forward to help out. Schools are beginning to develop and implement programs that teach students how to effectively approach and support their peers who need guidance. This type of program can allow for more students to get the help they need, when they need it, while relieving some of the pressure on counselors so that they can focus on assessing crisis situations. read more...
6 Tips for Assessing Student Writing
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
Assigning grades to personal narratives and argument essays is a tricky and slightly subjective process that may not honor the development and vulnerability of the student who wrote them. It can be hard to put aside a focus on the technical elements of writing in favor of style, content, and storytelling, especially when each student details widely different experiences than his or her peers. But there are a few ways to assign and respond to student work that respect their creativity and openness while still furthering their development as effective communicators. read more...
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