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Exploring the Five Senses

Exploring the 5 senses

We learn everything about our world by perceiving information through our five senses. When teaching your class about the five senses, be sure to stimulate your students' very own senses for pure educational fun. Include activities that require them to use their noses, hands, eyes, mouths, and ear...

Never a Goodbye for Hello Kitty®

Hello Kitty Notebooks

What began as a silk factory has grown into a globally-recognized company for its ability to manufacture cuteness. In the early 1960s, Yamanashi Silk company founder Shintaro Tsuji ventured into making rubber sandals. He quickly learned his product had greater market potential when painted flowers...

A Personal Touch Makes all the Difference

Assisting Future Stars Kits

Deborah Leonard is the director of Assisting Future Stars, a non-profit dedicated to providing schools and classrooms across the country with the supplies they need to better accommodate homeless and disadvantaged children. Teachers often use their own time and money to get these supplies, but Ass...

Spring Break Vacation from Routine, Not Learning

Spring Break Vacation from Routine, Not Learning

It is never too early to begin planning for spring break and, for teachers, these plans often include homework for students to complete during the vacation. As one can imagine, not every student nor parent supports assignments that are given for completion during spring break—even when the assignm...

Text Speak Threatens Effective Communication

Text Speak Threatens Effective Communication

The ease with which we communicate today is unlike that of any previous generation. Our belongings include home phones, cell phones, tablets, desktops, and laptops—all essential devices for staying in contact with others. With our gadgets in hand and WiFi nearby, we can send a message to almost an...

Depending on Data to Drive Instruction

depending on data to drive instruction

These days, teachers have access to a plethora of data about students. From the beginning, students complete course benchmarks and state-mandated high-stakes tests, leaving data to be mined not only for verification of student performance, but teacher performance, as well. Schools rely on data to ...