Why Kids Should Keep Using Theirs Fingers to do Math

Why Kids Should Keep Using Theirs Fingers to do Math

Nearly all kids … or creative representations of math, often because of policy directives and faulty curriculum guides. The Common Core standards for kindergarten through eighth grade pay more attention to visual work than many previous sets of learning Why Kids Should Keep Using Theirs Fingers to do Math thumbnail courtesy of kqed.org

How playing video games can boost your kids’ health – CNBC

How playing video games can boost your kids’ health – CNBC

Even if you know little about preventative health-care messaging, you might remember some PSAs that worked, and others that didn’t. Now an emerging scientific field is focused on virtual reality more specifically video games with embedded health messages such as don’t drink and drive, avoid smoking and use condoms during sex. Any How playing video […]

Local students create short film – FOX21News.com

Local students create short film – FOX21News.com

Local students create short filmSaturday will be a big day for students at the Academy For Advanced Creative Learning. “Sort of nervous. I’ll probably … I mean, most kids will never get to do anything like this,” said Caden Stergius, an 8th grader at Academy ACL. Their work on the Local students create short film […]

Amy Havaich named Teacher of the Year

Amy Havaich named Teacher of the Year

After years of being told everything our kids cannot do, Ms. Havaich’s unconditional acceptance of our exceptional children and her ‘can-do’ attitude is talent enough. The fact that she facilitates measurable and meaningful learning – learning we Amy Havaich named county Teacher of the Year thumbnail courtesy of fauquiernow.com

Should We Set Up Activities for Kids Who Will be at Our Reception?

Should We Set Up Activities for Kids Who Will be at Our Reception?

If you’ve decided to invite children to your wedding, you’ll likely have some adorable little guests running around in tiny suits and dresses — what could be cuter? However, you’ll also have younger guests who may not want to sit through dinner, and Should We Set Up Activities for Kids Who Will be at Our […]

Mechanicsville sisters send smiles to children in hospitals

Mechanicsville sisters send smiles to children in hospitals

That’s what sisters Alex and Ashley Williams are banking on with their nonprofit organization called Sending Smiles, which has delivered thousands of mostly humorous, hand-drawn postcards to children in … into a service-learning opportunity at a Mechanicsville sisters send smiles to children in hospitals thumbnail courtesy of somdnews.com

FG Teacher of the Year wins plaudits for theatrical creativity – Muskogee Daily Phoenix

FG Teacher of the Year wins plaudits for theatrical creativity – Muskogee Daily Phoenix

FG Teacher of the Year wins plaudits for theatrical creativityFORT GIBSON — Laughter and chatter fill Jana Thornbrugh’s classroom at Fort Gibson Early Learning Center. “Welcome to chaos,” Thornbrugh said. “I love it. It takes a while to get used to it. To me, it’s background noise, and the kids thrive on it FG Teacher […]

No Fooling: Children Need Unbounded Outdoor Play – WBUR

No Fooling: Children Need Unbounded Outdoor Play – WBUR

No Fooling: Children Need Unbounded Outdoor PlayNo water-spitting steel snake. Such diversions don’t create imagination or foster creative learning. They don’t instill the thrill of discovery or the joys of freedom. Many summer programs and other recreational opportunities for children are not No Fooling: Children Need Unbounded Outdoor Play – WBUR thumbnail courtesy of wbur.org

Why make-believe play is an important part of childhood development – The Conversation US

Why make-believe play is an important part of childhood development – The Conversation US

Why make-believe play is an important part of childhood developmentAs a psychologist who studies imaginary play and childhood development and is no stranger to the preschool classroom, I have met many children for whom an imaginary friend or impersonation of a character is more than just an amusing pastime. Why make-believe play is an important […]

Literature’s Emotional Lessons

Literature’s Emotional Lessons

Grappling with the way books make students feel—not just analytical skills—should be part of the high-school English curriculum. Literature’s Emotional Lessons thumbnail courtesy of theatlantic.com Why Reading Literature in High-School English Class Should Educate the Emotions – The Atlantic I’d drawn a little tombstone on the board. I was in the middle of leading a […]