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Volunteering Ideas: Be a Guest Presenter

With so many people concerned about our educational system today, it is time to get more citizens into the classroom. Acting as a guest presenter in your local school is a great way to add a fresh face, new information, and an …
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Google Search Tips: Helping Kids Google

Life gives you questions, Google gives you answers. As teachers we spent time helping our students learn to be good Googlers. This was so they could get correct information as fast as possible. You too can use these Google search …
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Homesick at Camp: How to Help

Getting homesick at camp can ruin what would otherwise be a great time for your child.  The summer camp experience has been celebrated in movies, songs, and many of our own childhood memories. There is something special about sleeping away …
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Class Size Matters

Budget cuts in education are causing school districts to reduce staff resulting in an increase of the number of students per classroom. I have read various contradictory research studies which state class size matters, class size doesn’t matter, or it …
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When You Want to Learn Something New: Turn to TED

There are times when I fear my brain may be turning to mush. This may be due in part to the new entertainment in my world, like reality TV, my iPod and Facebook. At these times of brain deterioration, I realize it’s …
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The Three Biggest Mistakes Made in Disciplining Children

Child Management and Disciplining Children at School and at Home As a teacher of 16 years I can attest that my greatest battles in the classroom were due to behavioral issues with students. I knew consistency was the key but …
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Helping Teachers Identify the Gifted Child

A boy with a book hidden on his lap reads quietly while his teacher drones on about the parts of a flower. A little girl secretly passes a note hidden in the top of a pen cap to a friend. …
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Schools to Blame for Decline of Creativity

Many teachers are themselves quite creative and at the very least would like an opportunity to be more innovative in their teaching. However, the decline of creativity...
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Psychology for Kids

Typically, children are not familiar with the science and concepts of psychology, but because they are egocentric, they absolutely love learning about themselves. One of the main difficulties psychologists face in working with children stems from the fact they have a poor …
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The Issue: Sexual Harassment at School

It is distressing to find out your child is being sexually harassed by another student, it can also be equally upsetting to find out your child is the perpetrator in a sexual harassment incident. The best of parents can have a child on either side, one who behaves inappropriately or a child who is a victim. Avoiding the common mistakes parents and educators make can help prevent additional trauma to those involved.
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