Educators

How Teachers (and Parents) Can Help Educate Readers

Reading is considered the most important skill people acquire. It’s the foundation for further learning. From Kindergarten through third grade, children learn to read, and from grade four onward, they read to learn. If kids don’t master reading by third grade, they eventually run into some...

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Playing to Learn: Essential Education

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” That simple proverb may seem wearied and overused, but at its heart, it holds some truth: People need balance in life, especially balance between their imaginations and their intellect. But work and play don’t need to...

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Why Early Reading and Writing Skills Matter

One of the strongest desires that parents of young children have is the ability to communicate with them. While they know a howling baby is uncomfortable in some way, they do not know why. Years are spent modeling speech to toddlers, saying words and pointing...

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Building Strong, Literate Children

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. " -Frederick Douglass Literacy is a strong component when it comes to predicting the success of students. The earlier we build that foundation, the better off the student will be in the long run....

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Read Like a Champion Today!

A few weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins finished the NHL season with a Stanley Cup victory. A week after that, the Cleveland Cavaliers finished the NBA season by breaking a fifty-two year championship drought in Cleveland. Both teams did it in spectacular style, taking their...

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Physical Activity Helps One Learn

There has been a lot of debate lately about the importance of physical education in school curriculums. Many schools have cut PE funding or the programs have taken a back seat to “teaching the test”. The focus on raising standardized test scores has negatively affected...

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