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Summer Reading Programs for Kids
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
It’s no secret that when school ends, most students don’t want to think about doing math or reading books anymore. But reading over the summer, even just once a week, has many benefits. Libraries and book organizations across the world prepare at the end of every school year to promote their summer reading programs so as to encourage students to keep up with and enhance their own learning. read more...
Moving Toward Student-Centered Learning
PUBLISHED: Friday, May 04, 2018 by Katy McDowall
Our staff recently attended the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Leadership Conference, and I have come away more inspired than ever by teachers who are facilitating more student-centered, personalized learning experiences in their classrooms. Often, “student-centered” and “personalized” can cause educators to pause, as the two terms are fraught with misconceptions (e.g., providing students with personalized learning experiences requires more work on behalf of the teacher) and assumptions (e.g., there’s no time or way to give students more control in the classroom). read more...
Implementing Successful Decorating Techniques in the Classroom
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Although it’s the end of the year, and most teachers are packing up their classrooms, we thought it’d be helpful to discuss some successful decorating strategies for both traditional and nontraditional learning environments. Although it can be tempting to go all out when putting up decorations for the new school year, research shows that many students are actually more comfortable without that sensory overload. The overabundance of posters and trinkets can be disruptive to learning processes for many kids. read more...
In-School Mental Health Services Benefit Students
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
A recent study analyzing the “Effectiveness of School-Based Mental Health Services for Elementary-Aged Children,” conducted by researchers at Florida International University's Mental Health Interventions and Technology Program, has found that in-school services provided to kids struggling with mental health issues can greatly benefit them. Because many families cannot afford traditional, clinical treatment for their children, having early treatment options available in schools can decrease the number of mentally ill children who go unnoticed and unhelped. read more...
5 Online Resources for Teaching Financial Literacy in the Classroom
PUBLISHED: Friday, April 20, 2018 by Katy McDowall
As students graduate high school and move onto college and/or the workforce, they are soon faced with very adult financial decisions. But are today’s students prepared? According to a recent report, only 24 states “mandate personal finance education, either through a separate class or as part of another course.” read more...
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