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Current Issues in Education

Academic Preschools: Too Much Too Soon?

Once upon a time, many children didn't attend preschool at all, and those who did spent their mornings cutting, pasting, and playing house. These days, preschool is a rite of passage, and "academic" preschools that promise to prepare kids for the cutthroat world of kindergarten are becoming more and more popular.

Tips to make school lunches healthier

"I think schools should have a healthier lunch cause it is not fun to be overweight. People overweight dont get to do everything people can do if not oevrweight. Being health is a good thing. Healthier bodies turn out to get in to better jobs cause they have healthier minds.

Is Your Child Getting Enough Physical Education?

With concerns about childhood obesity weighing on the minds of parents and educators, physical education is taking on new importance. The good news is that P.E. class is still part of most kids' school experience.

10 ways to help your child handle school stress

Between schoolwork, homework, standardized tests and test anxiety, after-school activities and bullying, kids are super stressed out. In fact, more than a third of parents said their kids were under a ton of school stress, according to a recent NPR poll.

ADHD: Misunderstood, Misinterpreted and Misdiagnosed

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, which affects almost two million children, has existed for generations and is grossly misdiagnosed. Although challenges remain, we are a bit closer to being able to objectively diagnose the disorder than we were a half century ago. Included: Strategies for teaching students with ADHD, and resources for additional information.

Bullying Intervention Strategies That Work

"Bullying," according to noted expert Dan Olweus, "poisons the educational environment and affects the learning of every child." Learn what you can do to keep bullying behavior from poisoning your school. Included: Practic al tips for changing the behavior of bullies and their victims. In 1982, three Norwegian boys, ages 10 through 14, committed suicide, apparently as a result of severe bullying by their classmates.

Is the Four-Day School Week Coming Your Way?

Test scores were on the downswing; unfunded state mandates were on the rise. There was not enough money, not enough time. What is a superintendent to do? Lewis Diggs, Superintendent of Schools in Saratoga, Arkansas, might have found the answer for his ...

What Can We Do to Curb Student Cheating?

What Can We Do to Curb Student Cheating?

Barbara & Sue Gruber: 10 Tips to Deal with Difficult Parents Effectively - Teachers.Net Gazette

You probably never imagined contending with difficult parents when you dreamed of becoming a teacher. Unfortunately, almost every teacher is faced with an irate parent at some time. Not only is dealing with an angry or unreasonable parent upsetting, it's time consuming. It's only natural for parents to want the best for their child.

Classroom Management - Creating a Learning Environment, Setting Expectations, Motivational Climate, Maintaining a Lea...

Classroom management is the orchestration of the learning environment of a group of individuals within a classroom setting. In the early 1970s classroom management was seen as separate from classroom instruction. Teachers' management decisions were viewed as precursors to instruction, and were treated in the literature as if they were content-free.

End of the School Year Activities - Blackwell's Best

Child Fun Family - End of the School Year Activities

Science or Soccer? -- How Important Are Extracurricular Acti...

Research suggests that extracurricular activities can benefit all students. John H. Holloway, a consultant with the Educational Testing Service, explains those benefits for Education World. Included: An extensive list of online resources for exploring the value of extracurricular activities. Do extracurricular activities contribute to students' success at school? Yes, answers John H.

Survival Kit for New Teachers

Send me an email message. This site last updated 14 November 2007. External links last verified 2 September 2007. All material at this site copyright 1997-2007, Kimberly Steele, unless otherwise noted or credited. Links to pages at other sites are labeled as such.

Back-to-School Guide for Beginning Teachers

This Back-to-School Guide for Beginning Teachers offers a virtual survival guide for educators about to begin their first year.

Helping Schools Promote Fitness, Healthful Diets

Spurred by a government report warning about the effects of overeating and inactivity among children, education and health officials formed Action for Healthy Kids, a group that works with schools to promote more healthful lifestyles for youngsters. Included: Resources for encouraging eating well, exercising.

Wire Side Chats: How Breakfast Choices Affect Learning

Research shows that children who eat breakfast do better in school. But one study found that eating whole grain foods with higher fiber and protein content, such as oatmeal, could enhance childrens learning even more. Included: Breakfast suggestions for students. Dr. Holly A.

To Your Health: Lessons to Build Health Awareness

Build up your health curriculum with ten lessons from Education World!

Why Teach Current Events?

Why bother teaching current events? The research indicates that a regular dose of current events has a multitude of benefits! Included: Activity ideas and Internet resources for teaching current events!

Starting Kindergarten Late: How Does It Affect School Performance?

Starting Kindergarten Late: How Does It Affect School Performance?

Successful Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

Research continues to confirm that we can teach students with learning disabilities to "learn how to learn." We can put them into a position to compete and hold their own. direct instruction; learning strategy instruction; and using a sequential, simultaneous structured multi-sensory approach.

Making Connections Between Math and the Real World!

A new secondary school math program, Math Connections, is changing the way teachers look at math -- and changing kids' attitudes toward its real-world value.

Multiculturalism: What Do Students Think?

Administrators, teachers, parents, and other public figures have voiced their opinions about multicultural education. But a survey by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company has asked studentswhat theythink about multiculturalism in their schools.

Making a Case for Music Education

Representing over 10,000 music educator members and the 4.7 million schoolchildren of Texas, TMEA communicates throughout the year with state leaders to highlight how music education is essential in providing a complete education for every student.

Help! Homework Is Wrecking My Home Life!

As many (all?) students will tell you, the amount of homework assigned has reached an all-time high. Never before have students had as much homework as they do now. Students have long railed against homework; are they right this time? Just how much homework is too much?

Peer Tutoring Strategies |

Information on education and child development for parents and educators. BIBLIOGRAPHY Peer tutoring is an intervention in which students work in pairs ...