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How to Teach Kids that Failure Might Be the Best Option

A couple of words that have been getting a lot of attention the past few years in conversations about education are “grit” and "failure." How do we teach kids that it's okay to fail?

Predators and Prey: Free Kids' Activity!

How do wolves change rivers? That seems like a riddle, but that’s exactly what happened when wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, after having been killed off in the 1930s.

Happy New Year! What's Your Resolution?

January 3 isn’t too late to make some New Year’s resolutions, is it? 

How can we help with the hard job of teaching kids?

We want to know what we can do to better help teachers, librarians, and parents! 

Take a Family Vacation That Counts

During the next month, and then again through the spring months, families all over the United States will be embarking on those hallmarks of childhood: the family vacation. Where are you and your family going this year?

Screen Time? Learning Time!

It's December, and many schools are going to be closed for a few weeks as different holiday celebrations get under way. Let's face it—for parents, school holidays can pose a challenge. Those of us who work outside the home are faced with the need for prolonged child care (and all the guilt that comes from heading to the office while your kids are at home) and those of us who are going to be at home the whole time might be worried about what everyone is going to do for those hours. And for some, the time that is spent as a family can be, well, too much family time.

Fake News: A Guide for Students in the 21st Century Classroom

Have you ever been duped by fake news headlines? If so, you’re not alone. Recent (real) news stories have erupted during the last couple of weeks that reveal Internet users are bombarded with fake news every day, and that fake news might even have been a major force in the presidential election.

Primary Source: The Gettysburg Address

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

Invent Your Own Country and Learn About Democracy!

This week, there’s a lot of talk about elections, democracy, and power. Our children are hearing it, as hard as we might work to keep the news off the radio and television, as hard as we try to keep discussions positive, as determined as we are to find our way toward forming a more cohesive nation after a bitter campaign season.

Before, During, and After Questions to Ask During  Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is built on the concept of learning by doing. But it’s not just the doing that’s important. The reflecting part of experiential learning is the key ingredient for an experience full of discovery and learning!

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