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The school year can be difficult for some children, especially if they prefer to play.  The years which require a child to study and/or do homework can be hard. When a child falls behind, oftentimes a tutor is required.What happens in those tutoring sessions? In years past, some tutors would often sit and do book work. One-on-one attention is an excellent learning environment, but some children have difficulty sitting. They prefer to play.

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November 29, 2018
Michelle Parrinello-Cason

How Games Level the Teacher-Student Playing Field

Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

There are many theories as to the best way to approach the student-teacher relationship. One of the most common ways of thinking about this relationship is through the lens of how the teacher situates themselves and their expertise in the classroom.

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November 22, 2018
Ray FitzGerald

Using Meditation to Replace Typical Punishments

Learning at Home

I’ve spent most of my adulthood as both a parent and an elementary school teacher. While I’ve learned through the years that no two days are the same when you work with children; I can just about guarantee that one thing will always be constant — repercussions.

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November 15, 2018
Nupur Biswal

6 Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code

STEAM, STEM, Kids & Coding, Learning Through Play, STEM Education / Play, Learning at Home

With the advancement in technology, the ability to code is becoming increasingly important. There are so many benefits of coding for students that go beyond the use of a computer. Coding has become another form of literacy, like a new language but for computers. Living in the 21st-century, children are growing up in a digital era and coding is a skill that can be used every day.

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November 08, 2018
Amanda Myers

Implementing "Brain Breaks" in the Classroom

Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

Sitting at a desk for long periods of time while focused on mentally demanding tasks is difficult. Eventually, you might get the wiggles, you may zone out or your attention may wander to distractions in your environment. For students like my sixth graders, sitting at a desk for an eighty minute class period can be arduous too.

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November 01, 2018
Kaitlyn Lee

Playful Learning on a Budget

Learning Through Play, Learning at Home, STEM Education / Play, Creativity, Kids And Creativity

Various playful and gaming aspects can be used in learning; some of them require our imagination and nothing else, others are more demanding and work best with special attributes, classroom themes, and so on. Teachers have to use all their creativity to reenact all those learning ideas and set up the right atmosphere.

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October 25, 2018
Rachael Tom

Improving Student Focus with Physical Activities

Learning Through Play, Learning at Home

There is no doubt that academic learning is important, but what happens when it's paired with physical activity in the classroom? It turns out that there are many benefits linked to combining the two subjects, resulting in a more focused class of students.

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