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March 05, 2019
Rachael Tom

Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers

Brainteasers

Hello puzzle lovers!

As mentioned last week, this is our final brainteaser blog post! Scroll down to find three brainteasers for this week, the answers to last week's brainteasers, and the answers at the very bottom to this week's brainteasers.

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February 28, 2019
Dimitra Neonakis

Creating Poetry from Science and Nonfiction Text

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

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.

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February 26, 2019
Rachael Tom

Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers

Brainteasers

Hello puzzle lovers!

This week we're thrilled to bring you three more brainteasers, along with the answers (see below) to last week's brainteasers! It is also with a heavy heart that we announce next week will be our final Brainteaser blog post. We have enjoyed sharing these puzzles with you since our very first Brainteaser blog post August 24, 2015 and they have certainly evolved over time. Today marks the 172nd Brainteaser blog post we've published! Our Education Blog will continue to post new content each week and brainteasers will still be shared on our social media channels. Thank you for puzzling with us here and without further ado...we present this week's brainteasers! 

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February 22, 2019
Melissa Miller

Keeping Focused When There are Distractions

Learning at Home, Learning Through Play

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.

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February 19, 2019
Rachael Tom

Make Learning Fun: Brainteasers

Brainteasers

Hello puzzle lovers!

This week we're thrilled to bring you three more brainteasers, along with the answers (see below) to last week's brainteasers! 

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February 14, 2019
Ray FitzGerald

Develop Communication Skills Without Saying a Word

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.

 

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