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Chess in prisons makes a difference

Last updated: 02/09/2018

Carl Portman is the manager of chess in Prison for the English Chess Federation. He voluntarily made a goal of introducing chess in every prison in England. He started chess clubs,

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Service Learning and Gifted Students

Last updated: 02/09/2018

Service-learning connects students to their community through community service, exploration and action. Students learn and develop through curriculum integration and active parti

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Self-Efficacy – Make Learning Personal

Last updated: 02/09/2018

Self-efficacy holds significant implications both for learners and educators in the journey to nurture high levels of skill and knowledge. The most difficult and challenging learne

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Hacking Silent Reading Time

Last updated: 02/09/2018

My Own Genius Hour Joy Kirr is a middle school teacher, author, and speaker. Her 7th grade ELA (English Language Arts) classes are working to improve their lives through student-di

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Dads May Feel More Stress Than Moms After a Preemie Comes Home, Says Study

Last updated: 02/08/2018

Our society has more stay-at-home dads than ever before. Boys today are taught that it’s okay to cry and are raised to help with the housework. Women are working as the primary b

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Helping Kids Use Technology to Read, Write, Reflect, and Recommend Books

Last updated: 02/07/2018

This week’s TCRWP Twitter Chat is sure to be a special one. Joining as moderator is Olivia Van Ledtje, a young activist and digital literacy advocate. Olivia, at ten years old, h

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The Role of the Teacher in Block Play

Last updated: 02/07/2018

The Role of the Teacher in Block Play The Role of the Teacher in Block Play By Comment Mail Facebook Twitter Pinterest Print: Unit Blocks should be a valued part of every early chi

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5 Ways Learning a Language Makes You a Smarter Traveler

Last updated: 02/07/2018

No pre-trip preparation can push your journey further than arming yourself with a basic knowledge of the local language. Not convinced? Here are five ways that learning a language

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Misconceptions about Teaching Grammar | Language Arts Classroom

Last updated: 02/07/2018

I advocate teaching grammar, clearly. I read grammar books and studies because I am passionate about grammar. I write about methods for teaching grammar because I’ve seen studen

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3 Future-Ready Strategies for Early Learning | Getting Smart

Last updated: 02/05/2018

As we think about the future of teaching and learning, we imagine classrooms that foster creativity and critical thinking. We envision groups of students collaborating with one ano

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