Ever wonder how to sneak a little creativity and literacy into your science lessons without departing too far from your curriculum? Blackout poetry is a great way to use science, creative nonfiction text, and magazines to create found poetry masterpieces with your students.
There’s an old saying insinuating that goldfish have a short attention span. According to recent data, that attention span is nine seconds long. If you have young children in your house, you know that goldfish may be able to hold on longer than some kids. So, what can we do to help our youth stay focused? How can I stay on track when my best friend’s third cousin just got married in Hawaii and the pictures should be on Instagram now?! Let’s take a look at staying focused-together.
Throughout my time as a teacher of gifted elementary students, I found a recurring theme among parents of the children in my class.
While every parent wants their child to get the best education possible, these parents of high-achieving children didn’t always focus on basic curriculum and test-based knowledge. The two top skills on their educational wish-list couldn’t be found in a textbook or take-home worksheets.