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Starting on a Positive Note: Tips for the First Weeks of School
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
During the first few weeks of a new school year, students must adapt to changing daily routines, new peers and teachers, as well as challenging social and educational situations. Parents often worry about how their kids are doing at school, and teachers often wonder if students are engaging with curriculum. The beginning of the semester is a crucial time in determining whether a student will feel welcome and successful in the classroom. Below are some ways to foster that acceptance and start the school year on the right foot: read more...
Advocating for Your Gifted or Twice-Exceptional Child
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
With a new school year often come new peers, teachers, and even administrators; this transition can be especially hard for students who are gifted, disabled, or twice-exceptional. There are many ways to advocate and speak up for your children to make sure they are receiving a quality education that suits their needs. Consider the following tips when deciding what’s best for your child. read more...
Top-Rated Apps and Games for Creative Kids
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
There are millions of apps and websites in the digital world, and although it’s sometimes hard to ensure that kids are being responsible and productive with their devices, there are some programs that have provided valuable learning opportunities for kids for many years. Common Sense Media has compiled numerous lists of website, game, and app (as well as movie, book, and TV) reviews to help parents and kids decide which ones to visit and download in order to have a positive experience. Here are some of the top contenders for gifted and creative students: read more...
The Positive Effects of an Art Education on Emotional and Mental Health
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 by Andilynn Feddeler
Although many educators and parents already know about some of the more tangible benefits of art education, the positive effects of creative expression on emotional and mental health are often underestimated. Arts activities in schools and at home can help foster cognitive development as well as provide outlets for children to express how they feel and develop their self identities. There are many different ways to introduce the arts to students, and each concentration has its own benefits on kids’ emotional development and mental health: read more...
Using Nothing You Can’t Do! in the Classroom
PUBLISHED: Monday, July 30, 2018 by Mary Cay Ricci
Many teachers have heard about the value of instilling growth mindset thinking into their classroom. However, many are not quite sure how to do that once they get past providing feedback and praise to students in a way that encourages perseverance and resiliency. We all know that students need a lot of opportunities to read a variety of nonfiction texts. Nothing You Can’t Do!: The Secret Power of Growth Mindsets (grades 3–8) can be used as one way to help students internalize just exactly what growth mindset thinking is all about. It was written to purposefully engage the reader by asking questions providing opportunities to reflect. read more...
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