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The Gifted Child

The Gifted Child

We just wrapped up the National Parenting of Gifted Children Week.  During this week, I was able to reflect on my own experiences as a parent of a gifted child. Before I share those experiences, it is important that we have a common language and available resources for parents. Gifted-…

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Curating Content

Curation is a way of adding value to content so it's effective for teaching and learning in in schools. The challenge faced by most educators who have taught for years is the transition into teaching in the 21st century schools, in that, educators must learn how to select, sort, and…

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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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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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