Successful Summer Vacation Tips for Elementary School Students

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For the kids who just finished their first year in kindergarten, or even “graduated” from first grade, the end of the school year might be a real traumatic event for them.  Even though they already know that they can sleep in later, and stay up later, there is angst over leaving their teacher and knowing

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The Use of Technology in The Special Education Classroom

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Special education students are just that: special. Their learning needs are different from the general population of students. And because of this difference, the challenges and triumphs of special education students are particularly rewarding. With the wide range of differing needs in most special education classes, top teachers like Shari Duddy quickly become experts at

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Teachers and Social Media

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Social media is great. It’s a way for us to communicate with friends, family, colleagues, and the world. All of the different platforms allow us access to vast amounts of information, all at the tip of our fingertips. And how do we use it? Do we better mankind by pooling information? Absolutely. Do we maintain

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How Does the Teen Brain Work?

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The teenage years are a major time of transition for the brain. Although teens start to look more like adults than children, their brains are still very different from that of an adult. In fact, the brain does not fully look like an adult’s until the early 20s. Teens often act very differently than adults

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How Do Children Think?

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A child’s brain is very different than an adult’s, and is constantly changing. Studies have shown that the brain grows in spurts. The first occurs before a child is born, the second is between the ages of one and two, the third between the ages of two and four, the fourth between ages eight and

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How to Teach Elementary School Kids About Money

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This guest post was written by Efraim Landa  Efraim Landa is a venture capitalist and an expert in the field of finance Teaching elementary school kids about money is easy. Really. It’s teaching adults about money that’s hard. If you’re a parent, you’ll have a lot more success instructing your young school-aged children about how

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Bilingual Special Education

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Special education teachers know the challenges of teaching students with special needs. Add to that the fact that some children with special needs must be taught in a language other than English, and the odds become greater that this child will not be taught as thoroughly and may not learn as well. This is not

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What is Dysgraphia?

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Oftentimes I wonder about different learning disabilities especially these days.  Are there more disabilities these days or are we just more educated and knowledgeable in catching them?  Some people say that these days so many more learning disabilities happen because of the foods we eat, the TV we watch lack of exercise etc.  I’m not

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Summer Vacation for Teachers

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Teachers of any education level have a really difficult yet gratifying job.  But when it comes to the summer time and “their” time, exactly what do teachers do?  We know they don’t spend the summer working because there are no kids to teach!  If you’ve ever wanted to be a teacher or you are a

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How to Teach Self Esteem to Special Needs Children

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When it comes to self-esteem, the “emotion” that tends to make us feel content, proud, or even happy when it comes to ourselves.  It’s also a concept that makes us feel like we are worthy to others as well as valued by others too.  Self-esteem is a lot like another psychological element; confidence.  When we

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