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How Kids Learn Resilience

Throughout my adolescence I always knew there was something wrong with my eyes. This resulted in difficulties throughout elementary and high school.

7 Reasons to Say Goodbye to Teachers Unions

Teacher: A one-size-fits-all approach to instruction is stifling our classrooms

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... they have opportunities to create a better life.” In our related Student Opinion question, we asked students what the American dream means to them.

Can Schools Be Fixed?

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Draw on past experiences with students, but don't necessarily rely on them. The start of the school year brings a fresh crop of children and teenagers with ...

30 Motivational Stories To Push You Forward In Life

3 Common Sense Education Policies Trump Should Pursue

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Lately, I have been reflecting a lot of my art school days and what they didn't teach you there. It was so great to have 4 years of uninterrupted focus on ...

Pupils at Siltamaki primary school perform a rap as part of their cross-subject learning

Be familiar with options for accommodations. For children and teenagers who still have trouble despite after school help or chances to correct their ...

Six classroom management tips for new teachers

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Put yourself in the right frame of mind. Most students who have emotional or behavioral problems want to be successful in school, but have trouble ...

Superkids Manifesto

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Top 10 Ways to Improve Student Achievement and Create Learners | HuffPost

Other teachers may see your class roster and warn you about a particular student, but if what they have to say is negative it can taint your perception of ...

MHA recommends the Pax Good Behavior Game (especially for younger students), the Positive Action Program, and the Raising Healthy Children Program.

I am one of those people that doesn't like to stop and just be still or breathe, I go and go. Yes, because I'm busy but also because slowing down gives me ...

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Read the letter, and add your name. Let's make ...

Not being able to focus can become a major issue in life. It can stop you from moving forward in your career, and lead you to make mistakes in important ...

Why Keep Your Child Out of Special Education?

18 Reasons the U.S. Education System is Failing

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I was 35 when I discovered I'm on the autism spectrum. Here's how it changed my life.

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The Failure of American Schools

There are two unopened boxes of contact lenses in the cabinet under my sink. I'm not using those tiny disposables anymore; wearing them makes my eyes so dry ...

The Important Role of Brain Filters

Is Your Child Ready for Grade 1?

Darren Braun

AP World History gets a makeover, and high school teachers rebel

Letter to the Teacher of That Kid


Charles Gullung

Discuss, debate, and invite students on the purpose of school and what they want to do.

Grade One has enjoyed their first few weeks, learning about houses and homes. To launch the unit, students had the opportunity to share their own house with ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Becoming Your Best Self: Build your Daily Routine by Optimizing Your Mind, Body and Spirit

For UPPER GRADES to HIGH SCHOOL, here's a listening strategy for teaching listening and attending skills. Click to download the freebie: FOCUS

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This article will teach you all the tips and tricks you need to know in order

World IntellectualProperty Day

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The culture continues to change rapidly around you as a leader, and especially as a church leader.

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The Death of Textbooks?

Reduce classroom stress. Avoid rigid deadlines – try giving homework assignments that are due in two days instead of the following day.

And there are a variety of progressive school models and paradigms popping up all over the country, from Depaul Cristo Rey in Cincinnati, to even my own ...

Trataka Meditation: Still Eyes, Still Mind

Stay Focused on God

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Children who are sad, angry, or afraid are probably not too concerned about missing papers or homework assignments. Of 11-17-year olds who took MHA's Youth ...

With everything in the shot at a distance of infinity (30 feet or more), I did not need a wide depth of field to keep everything in focus.



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If you can't imagine things, how can you learn?

How Does Vision Work?


Drawing a blank in the brain is frustrating when you have work to do or something

Productivity is not about doing more faster. Rather it's about achieving more by doing less as a result of focusing on getting the ...

These bad experiences stayed with me. So when I was required to give my own lectures, I surprised the students by telling them at the start to put away ...

I made $1,000 an hour as an SAT tutor. My students did better without me.

Parents may see behaviors at home that you aren't seeing in school and vice versa. Keeping open lines of communication with parents will create consistency ...

The students then created an energy campaign involving posters, daily announcements, commercials, a newsletter, a Google Slide show and a website to promote ...

The Denver Green School

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'The World Moves On And You Don't.' Parents Who Lost Children in School Shootings Find Comfort in a Group No One Wants to Join

Make the Most of Your Talents

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7 Helpful Tips on How to Write A Memorable Personal Essay

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote: “The purpose of life is not to be happy.

We should not have to beg the U.S. to stop letting our friends die

... every teacher taught the same WAKA lessons on how to recognise good behaviour; and the school's reward system was redeveloped with the introduction of ...