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Four Tips to Starting A Summer Book Club in Your Neighborhood

kids-1550017_1920.jpgSummer’s in full swing, and many students are out of school, with caregivers looking for meaningful activities to keep their kids engaged through those long summer days.  Reading is a great way to do this–as ongoing reading and learning opportunities help stymie the summer slide phenomenon kids experience annually1.  Why not engage in this activity as a family or better yet as a community?  Read on for some ways you can make reading clubs fun and excite the whole family.

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Summertime Writing

Summertime Writing

School is out and it’s time for some fun in the sun with friends and family! Wait, what about the dreaded “summer slide”? In academics, like sports, kids need to keep practicing their reading, math and especially their writing. This will help retain those skills learned throughout the school year…

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Learning A Second Language, Part 2

Learning A Second Language, Part 2

Last week’s article touched on second-language learning and acquisition influenced by Stephen Krashen, as defined: learning is the conscious, traditional grammar-based teaching method. Acquisition is the influence or process, thereby which a person’s first language is learned naturally, and the latter,  being the preferred approach recommended by Krashen. The three…

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming In The Classroom

Neuro-Linguistic Programming in the Classroom

Children construct reality based on their perceptions and memories. Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP, defines our sensory channels as “representational” systems, or how a child “represents” or make sense of external surroundings. More importantly, the meaning of the communication is the response it elicits. The brain has an intricate way of processing and…

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