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Look Back on Phenomenon-Based Learning

“Finland’s education system puts the US model to shame.” This is according to The Business Insider which published an article highlighting eight ways that Finland is keeping its place on top of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for quality of primary education.

Ready to Read Across America?

Friday, March 2, marks 20 years of Read Across America celebrations, held on Dr. Suess's birthday. This is a fun day of activities, programs, live events, and a general outpouring of recognition for the role reading plays in our lives, from babies all the way up to grownups! 

Life Science Projects for the Spring!

Spring is a great time of year to take your students outside for some life science observations! All around us, buds are forming, flowers are beginning to bloom, vegetable gardens are being planted, and the trees are exploding into green. Take advantage.

 

How to Help Anxious Kids

During the course of a school year, teachers and librarians are likely to be with their students during some of the toughest moments. Whether a kid is socially anxious, overwhelmingly nervous about school work, working to manage emotions such as anger, or just needs the occasional calm-down, it’s the adults in the room who need to know how to help.

 

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?

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! 

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!

Explore the Presidential Election through History

One thing you hear a lot about during an election year is the economy. How’s the economy doing? Have we recovered fully from the Great Recession? Do most people have jobs? Do those jobs pay well enough to live on? Is the stock market up or down?

Have Fun with the Election in Your Classroom!

It’s two weeks until Election Day! Are you holding mock elections in your classroom? Are you hosting debates between the two parties? Are you examining the political advertisements? There are lots of ways to get your students engaged with the process!

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