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Integrating art into your classroom

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Arts integration might seem like such a daunting task to introduce to your classroom, but it truly is not a new concept. Since preschool, and throughout higher learning, teachers have tasked students to sing songs and dance, create models and structures, draw and design replicas, perform plays, take photographs and complete many other creative assignments. We took at look at …

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Social media in the classroom

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By now, most teachers have had classes full of digital natives. Since children, over the past decade, have been using tablets and apps from a young age, many of them are already fully connected when they reach their classrooms. Naturally, teachers want their students to be attentive in class and not be consumed by checking apps and social media platforms. …

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Why individuality goes a long way

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Over the past decade or so, there’s been a substantial increase in standardized testing, assessment and curriculum. The National Board for Teaching Standards states that, “The most commonly used measure of student achievement is a standardized test. Such standardized assessments measure specific areas of achievement–for example, the extent to which a 3rd grader has mastered the English/language arts standards in …

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Ways to: Step up your language class

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Teaching young students is not without its problems, but teaching languages can have its own unique set. Most commonly, teachers find that students become dependent on lectures and have a hard time speaking in front of the class. In groups, students may hide in their comfort zones and revert back to speaking their native languages. The biggest hurdle still, is …

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Celebrate Children’s Art Week in your own communities

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Children’s Art Week 2017 is run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, on June 10th – 18th. Events are being held in galleries, art centers, schools, libraries, heritage sites and community centers around the UK. The goal is for school to exhibit artwork that has been curated and promoted by students themselves. Everyone worldwide can join on Twitter, …

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