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Creating a School Community

Last updated: 04/15/2018

Building a strong sense of community in schools is both important and doable. Imagine that you are a student entering a new school for the first time. Picture the scene. What would

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Looking at the research on screen time (Best Evidence in Brief)

Last updated: 04/16/2018

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and this time I’m picking this study from their overview: Courtney Nugent and Lauren Supplee from Child Trends have released a research brie

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How You Can Turn Your Backyard Into an Adventure Playground

Last updated: 04/16/2018

Gather empty boxes, wooden planks, and rocks or sticks in your yard to encourage open-ended exploration, problem-solving, and self-directed play. Mansong Suttakarn/Shutterstock Wha

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The Road Less Traveled: Challenging Behavior and Becoming Mindful

Last updated: 04/16/2018

Tweet When we talk about children’s challenging behavior, there are several conversational roads we take. The first, more old-fashioned and “mindless", instead of "mindful” (

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She's not out of high school yet, but she's almost done at Harvard

Last updated: 04/16/2018

When explaining the teenage phenomenon that is Collegeville’s Ashraya Ananthanarayanan, it’s easiest to start with what she doesn’t do. “I’m a terrible artist,” said th

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Primary English: Speaking and listening tools

Last updated: 04/13/2018

Accountable talk adds greater structure and rigour to discussion activities. It breaks skills into four areas : Stating opinions, clarifying ideas, active listening and respectful

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Magical Girls: 3 New Middle Grade Books With Girl Power - GeekMom

Last updated: 04/13/2018

Middle school and the tween years might not feel like a magical time, but they are certainly the start of a new and exciting chapter in life that can feel both strange and fantasti

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If only the rest of the world could adjust its view of growing old like children

Last updated: 04/13/2018

Princesses Thursday, April 12, 2018 If only the rest of the world could adjust its view of growing old like children's books have - a ReadItTorial Posted by ReadItDaddy at 10:30 AM

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Teach Chinese Through Songs Sing, Rap, Speak Chinese!

Last updated: 04/13/2018

Teach Chinese Through Songs Sing, Rap, Speak Chinese! Teach Chinese Through Songs: Sing, Rap, Speak Chinese! Teaching Children Chinese Language with Songs and Movement. Music is th

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10 Perfect Play Date Ideas You and Your Kids Will Love - Our Family World

Last updated: 04/13/2018

10 Perfect Play Date Ideas You and Your Kids Will Love April 11, 2018 Having a hard time coming up with play date ideas that you AND your kids will love? We’ve got you covered! R

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