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Learning by Playing

By: Nancy Padak, Ed.D.Posted 09/19/13
Learning by Playing

Do you allow your students to learn by playing in the classroom? Having fun and playing is motivating; students will pay closer attention for longer periods of time. This, of course, increases the likelihood that they will learn. Here are a few word-learning games that you can easily play with your students!

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The Journey Towards Best Practices Using Technology

By: Eric LeMoine, M.Ed.Posted 09/05/13
The Journey Towards Best Practices Using Technology

As technology continues its march into our teaching spaces, we have to infuse some common best practices into our technology use. Integrating the practices into our teaching with technology is a lifelong journey, since technologies constantly change and evolve. Here are some ways schools use technology in the classroom.

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Reading on the Go

By: Dona Herweck RicePosted 08/08/13
Reading on the Go

We’ve all mastered the art of curling up with a good book. But heading out for a book-based adventure? Well, that just opens up worlds of possibility! Here are a few of my favorite book/adventure combos to do with children—whether with my own kids over the summer months or as special class experiences during the school year.

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Living in Two Languages

By: Eugenia Mora-FloresPosted 08/01/13
Living in Two Languages

Bilingual students do not always have enough opportunities to practice using both languages. As teachers, we cannot lose sight of the role of talk in our classrooms. A classroom rich with language opportunities is a classroom that can offer more opportunities for success for children living and learning in two languages.

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Rejuvenate This Summer Through Reading

By: Shelly BuchanPosted 07/02/13
Rejuvenate This Summer Through Reading

As much as our students need to grow as readers and thinkers, we also need to rejuvenate through exploration of new and favorite authors. After spending the last weeks of the school year scrambling to motivate students and develop some kind of summer reading plan, let’s pause now to reflect upon our own summer reading plans.

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More Critical Thinking Games and Quick Tips

By: Emily R. Smith, M.A.Ed.Posted 06/25/13
More Critical Thinking Games and Quick Tips

Looking for new ways to engage students or your own children this summer? Here are a few game ideas. Try them out and comment some of your favorite “brain games” for students!

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