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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...
8 Exciting (and Practical) Gifts for Grads
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
As the school year comes to a close and seniors get prepared for graduation, friends and family start the search for those perfect graduation gifts that are not only fun, but actually useful. For those grads going off to college, it’s important that they have the tools they need to start this new chapter in their lives: read more...
5 Ways to Integrate Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom
PUBLISHED: Friday, April 26, 2019 by Emily Mofield, Ed.D.
How can educators find the time to guide students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) in their busy daily schedules? It’s helpful to understand that all curriculum leads to opportunities to foster social-emotional skills. When we emphasize metacognition and reflection during the learning process, we can help develop positive social-emotional skills. These tips provide ideas for embedding SEL in the classroom. You may be doing some of these strategies already! read more...
The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Children
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler
Taking 20 minutes at the end of the day to sit down and read aloud to children can help develop their communication skills, emotional intelligence, and vocabulary retention, among many other benefits. Not only does reading a book together allow for additional parent-child bonding, but it also prepares children for classroom learning and interactions with others. Studies have shown that kids whose parents read to them hear up to 1.4 million more words than kids who don’t—a gap large enough to set some students apart from others when it comes to comprehension rates and literacy. read more...
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