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June 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Why Is the Playtime at Preschool Essential?

Children grow and develop at their own pace, but research shows that group learning is often a more effective teaching tool than one-on-one interaction. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons why playtime is so important in preschool:

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Added by Oscar Marin on June 27, 2014 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

What Is Math For Slow Learner Students?

Slow learner students are not weak students they are also normal students like others. Only thing is slow learner students are unable to understand the traditional education system. During their earlier day of school parents and teachers do not take student’s word seriously, and then later students lose their interest in mathematics. If the concepts are not clear or students are unable to understand the problems this directly impact to the students learning. Specific techniques like…

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Added by John Marsh on June 24, 2014 at 8:34am — No Comments

What’s Testing Season?

Recently, the editors of Edutopia were considering a theme for their bloggers to blog about concerning testing. In order to keep things timely, they needed to find out when most schools were being affected by standardized tests. It was a reasonable consideration, worthy of a responsible examination of the subject. It was the question posed to the bloggers however, that set me off about our evolved approach to these standardized tests. When is your Testing Season?

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Added by Thomas Whitby on June 18, 2014 at 1:29pm — No Comments

10 Tips To Engage Students In Math

Engaging students in mathematics is a big challenge for many math tutor and parents. Most of the students hate mathematics. The reason can be how tutors teach mathematics or what tutors teach, both the things are important to engage students in mathematics. Sometimes students like mathematics but still engaging them in math become a challenging task for tutors. Here are 10 important tips to engage students in…

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Added by John Marsh on June 17, 2014 at 8:06am — No Comments

The Corruption of Assessments

I just finished reading a post from my good friend and co-author of The Relevant Educator, Steve Anderson. His recent post, “Why Formative Assessments Matter” got me thinking about assessments in general and how often they are misunderstood and often abused by well-meaning educators.

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Added by Thomas Whitby on June 16, 2014 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Tenure vs. Poverty

I have written about why I feel Tenure is important and how it is used as a scapegoat for inadequate follow through on the part of many administrators inTenure’s Tenure. I guess it comes as no surprise that I am appalled at the recent decision in California against Tenure.

Of course the statement that upset me the most came from the presiding judge. Judge Treu wrote, “There is also no dispute that there…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on June 15, 2014 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

How To Unlock Children Math And Logic Skills

Unlocking children math and logic skill is easy with the right time and right kind of fun activities. For modern school student's learning should be practical and classroom should be full with fun activities.  Games are the best way to offer children the opportunity to develop the logical skills. Early math skills are the most important skills which students use throughout their life. There are some cool tricks explained below, which helps children to develop and unlock their basics and math…

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Added by John Marsh on June 4, 2014 at 8:55am — 2 Comments

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