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Mindfulness in a Device Distracted World

22 March, 2015

See more pictures of the book, Sidewalk Flowers. I subscribe to Brain Pickings Weekly which is an informative and inspirational email I receive each week. ...
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How to Communicate with Parents

31 December, 2014

The Value of Take-Home-Journals Keeping parents up to date on what is going on in the classroom is imperative as a teacher. My most successful ...
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Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words Book Review

19 September, 2014

Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany by Jane O’Conner Fancy Words equal a  scintillating vocabulary. As a teacher, when I spot appealing ...
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Lafcadio by Shel Silverstein Book Review

27 July, 2014

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back by Shel Silverstein Lafcadio, is my favorite read-aloud book. Every year when school starts, I pull out my well-worn ...
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Categories: Book Reviews, Writing

Memorization Stimulates Learning

1 April, 2013

Memorization Stimulates Learning Kids are relying on Google as their memory. Not a good idea! The brain needs to be taught to memorize, by using ...
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Categories: Memory & Learning

Recommended Reading, Writing & Vocabulary Apps

26 May, 2012

Kids love to play on tablet devices. Why not give them some apps that will challenge their brains? These are some reading, writing and vocabulary ...
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Memorizing – Trains the Brain to Retain

15 February, 2012

This title reminds me of a  line from a song in My Fair Lady, “The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.”  We may ...
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Categories: Memory & Learning

Thousands of Children’s books – Free!

26 April, 2011

Preschoolers have an amazing ability to memorize rhymes. There are many reasons to encourage this activity. Neural pathways are forming in the brain and in ...
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