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Engaging Classroom Activities to Promote Media Literacy

Last updated: 01/27/2018

The media is all around us, and our students learn from it every day. However, what most students don’t understand is the effects that media has on them. With technology being so

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The 10 Best Educational Apps for Kids

Last updated: 01/25/2018

Thanks to an ever-growing crop of educational apps aimed at kids, screen time doesn’t have to be mindless! When it’s time to let the kids on the tablet or phone, indulge their

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How to motivate reluctant readers

Last updated: 01/25/2018

Reading in English can be one of the most challenging activities for young learners and teenagers, especially when they don’t get much enjoyment from reading in their own languag

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Along the Journey of Raising a Gifted Child - Institute for Educational Advancement

Last updated: 01/24/2018

As parents of gifted children, we all have our own memories of the moment or moments which led to our realization that we had a gifted child. Whether it was the comment of another,

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The More Time Your Child Spends Playing Outdoors, The Smarter She Will Be

Last updated: 01/24/2018

Teaching and learning from preschoolers. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 The More Time Your Child Spends Playing Outdoors, The Smarter She Will Be At the beginning of the 2015 school yea

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The Best Mobile Apps For English Language Learners

Last updated: 01/24/2018

I’ve been putting some effort this year into thinking how to encourage my English Language Learner students, particularly Beginners, to make language-learning a part of their ent

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Say the Right Thing: 8 Go-To Phrases to Raise Happy Kids

Last updated: 01/24/2018

I grew up hearing my mother say in Italian, "Soltanto la tua madre ti dir? di mettere il rossetto in modo che tu possa essere pi? graziosa di lei" -- which roughly translates into:

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10 inspiring quotes about the power of literacy

Last updated: 01/24/2018

There have been many reasons to celebrate literacy this month with Literacy and Numeracy Week, Adult Learning Week and now the International Literacy Day. We believe literacy is mo

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6 of The Best Web Tools to Create Class Newspapers

Last updated: 01/23/2018

Digital newspaper creation is a multimodal literacy activity you can use with your students in class to target a wide range of academic skills. The pedagogic benefits of such a tas

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Ten reasons why your gifted child procrastinates

Last updated: 01/23/2018

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Ten reasons why your gifted child procrastinates Procrastination: that vexing time thief so many gifted children face. You watch as your bright, curious c

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