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English lessons can never be overemphasized. Spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills are needed in every area of life. With the rise of social media, writing skills are still essential. Writing in complete sentences, with no spelling or grammar errors, helps a person’s audience understand the message being communicated.

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December 12, 2019
Carol Duke

Teaching Students about Plagiarism

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

According to a survey of 24,000 students at 70 academic institutions, 58% admitted to plagiarism and 95 percent said they may have participated in some form of academic cheating, whether on an exam or copying someone else’s work.

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December 05, 2019
Lina Awshee

Building Skills for Scissor Success

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

“Don’t touch scissors! They are VERY dangerous!” is often a phrase heard in many households. The fear of our children picking up scissors is definitely something that is quite validated, considering all of the things that could “go wrong” with this situation. Scissor use is quite complex and comes with a lot of safety precautions which young children may not be able to monitor themselves. 

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November 28, 2019
Elisa Abbott

7 Playful Ways to Learn a New Language

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

Learning a foreign language is not easy, but the outcome is extremely rewarding. But the key to mastering a foreign language is to use it as much as you can, otherwise, some notions will get lost and you will have to start all over again.

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November 21, 2019
Becky Hill

4 Geography Games to Learn About the World

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

World geography is a subject that is covered in schools but many people do not remember what they memorized for a test. Living in America, many of the countries seem far off, impossible to locate, and hard to pronounce. Games help students and adults become more familiar with major countries and lesser-known nations through interactions and conversations that happen naturally around a game board. A bonus is playing with someone who is a geography expert.  All kinds of interesting facts and information start to spill out around the table as countries are located on the map.

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November 15, 2019
Michelle Parrinello-Cason

Trust: The Foundation of All Education

Insider, Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

In my years as an educator, there is one telltale component that helps me determine if a lesson plan or unit or even an entire class is going to work or not. That component is the level of trust that I have put into my students.

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November 07, 2019
James Dorian

Teaching Children Productivity Through Technology

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play, Kids & Coding, STEAM

What’s the secret of ultimate success in life?

As a parent, you have the power to influence your kid towards success. We’re not talking about pushing too far. We’re talking about positive parenting practices based on encouragement.

We all want our kids to grow into successful people and there’s nothing wrong with that.

But what’s success, really?

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