Can moving while you learn allow you to better grasp concepts and learn more quickly? The theory behind Grain Gym says movement stimulates brain cells and promotes learning. Find out more about how this educational technique works.
As classrooms become more multicultural, the need to provide students with a holistic view of the world becomes more important. Ramadan, a sacred time of year for Muslims, is a month long observance. This Ramadan lesson plan gives ideas and activities to teach students about this holy time.
Latin America, which includes both Central and South America, is rich in history and culture. Each country within Latin America has something new to offer students. Educators will find the lessons here to be a handy resource for teaching.
The following articles discuss various aspects of the contentious NCLB Act. After nearly a decade, the after effects of this law are now being debated. No child was to be left behind; yet, there are those that will argue otherwise.
The proverbs are many – Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Clothes don’t make the man (woman). They relate to a children’s book about a strange duck. Use this as the catalyst for students to find common items, which they photograph to create beautiful artwork.
After almost ten years, the proof is in the pudding. The No Child Left Behind act signed into law by Mr. Bush in 2002 is a dismal failure. Schools are closing, good teachers have lost their jobs, and the children, the reason for all this, have been left behind wondering why/how they failed.
Aside from a solid grasp of grammar, having an extensive vocabulary is helpful when communicating with others, especially if you are speaking a second language. The following vocabulary lessons cover a wide range of subjects, all of which help students learn the German language.
William Shakespeare left the world a legacy of literature. Proven to have universal themes that work as well today as they did in the 16th-17th centuries, his plays and poems speak to people from all walks of life. Why is Shakespeare called “The Bard”? These lesson plans hold the answer.
Students enjoy observing holidays, which is reason enough to use themed lesson plans as a means to convey information on various subject matter. From math to science, holiday themes are effective in teaching students important facts while making learning fun.
Whether it is the beginning of a new school year or close to the end of the final semester, educators are always searching for information on new activities, lesson plans and projects for advanced learners. This guide is chock-full of information dedicated to advanced learners.
Dogs are unconditional in their love for people, which is why they are great reading partners for children struggling to read. All ears, a trained dog in a reading program will lie patiently beside a young reader, listening without judgment.
Some English words have roots that travel all the way to the tiny country of Hungary, a land of beautiful terrain, spirited horses and toe-tapping music. Peruse a list of English words of Hungarian origin, and you will learn a bit about the culture of this European country as well.
The term home schooling is now part of the public vernacular, but what about home education? Home education is not the same as home schooling; home education happens online. Some believe home education is the answer to public school issues such as bullying, violence and lack of funding.
Adults living in the U.S. and learning English may know that October 31 is the observance of Halloween, thanks to the huge commercial market for this particular autumnal holiday. However, they most likely do not know the origins of the celebration, or the various traditions around the day.
If 10 ESL students shared 10 ESL tongue twisters, how many tongue twisters would the ESL students share? Repetition of sound coupled with rhyme, rhythm and nonsense make these lessons in pronunciation an amusing time for everyone.
Poetry, like music, has a flow from one line to another and one stanza to the next. In Robert Frost’s classic poem, “The Road Not Taken,” we discover an unusual use of timing that not only represents the sentiment of the poem, but also reflects the character of the man himself.
The acculturation of Asian students has taken a step into the dark ages. Why are students, especially those from China, being told to Anglicize their names? How do the benefits outweigh the issues of culture shock, loss of identity and disconnection from their own culture?
From the Zuni to the Cherokee to the Anishinaabe to the Inuit, the creation stories of the First Peoples weave a rich and varied image of how life began. While these myths are different from nation to nation, they all reflect the deep spirituality and a reverence for nature and all beings.
From the barren ice flows of the Arctic to the southernmost tip of Argentina, Native Americans provide a wealth of history, culture and mythology through which students discover the roots of the Americas.
Elementary students enjoy learning about other cultures, especially when they are able to engage in activities that capture their imagination, allow for hands-on work, and provide new and interesting information they can share with others.