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6 Ways to Inspire Engaged Reading This Summer
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
Teachers and parents want nothing more than for their students to continue learning over the summer, but it’s hard to ensure that kids are motivated and engaged in their activities. Encouraging kids to take on new hobbies or setting them up at a summer camp are great ways to keep them from getting too bored, but when it comes to reading, simply assigning a list of books to read probably isn’t the best way to keep them interested in learning! Consider some of the following tools that help inspire students to read, and like it, too: read more...
How to Practice Growth Mindset With Student Success in Mind
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
Carol Dweck’s growth mindset concept and the movement toward praising effort and developing intelligence, rather than accepting that some people are simply born with certain talents and others aren’t, has been revolutionary in the spheres of education and child development. But Dweck herself has asserted time and again that there is a time and place for both growth and fixed mindsets, and that emphasizing effort over ability is not appropriate in every situation. How can educators ensure that they’re practicing growth mindset positively? read more...
James Holzhauer’s Jeopardy! Prep Resources . . . and Other Great Books for Inspiring Students’ Think
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
Record-setting Jeopardy! champion James Holzhauer just won his 23rd game since April 4th—and his earnings now total more than $1.5 million! Although Ken Jennings still holds the records for longest winning streak and highest winnings in regular season games, Holzhauer is not too far behind. When asked how he prepares for matches and is able to retain so much trivia knowledge, Holzhauer was quick to credit children’s books as a main source of information, including Prufrock Press’s Mythology for Teens. Children and adults alike can use books like these to learn more and think critically about the world we live in: read more...
America’s Changing Attitude: Gifted Education
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
A report recently released by the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA), detailing voters’ opinions about gifted education, has shown that the American public is increasingly in support of funding and resources for gifted students. Conducted in 2016, the poll serves as a tool for the gifted education community, offering recommendations about how to advocate for and discuss gifted students’ needs. The IEA has released both the full report and a poll summary for public use. read more...
10 Meaningful Activities for Teaching Poetry
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
Even though National Poetry Month is over, the opportunities for teaching poetry aren’t! Try out some of these fun and meaningful activities that make real-world connections and inspire curiosity and interest in poetry and literature. read more...
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