Tag Archives: STEM Subjects

Should You Use Playskool Blocks in Your Classroom?

“Do you use blocks in your classroom?” was an interview question we asked when searching for a lower elementary teacher. “Why?” was a follow up question. We didn’t hire someone until we heard a good answer. Are there right and wrong answers to … Continue reading

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How to Give Kids a Work Ethic

I read in the paper, “Kids these days need to be taught a work ethic.” Please follow and like us:

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The Failure of Asocial Learning

Our tour of the Decatur Summer Camps ended at the Thomas Jefferson School Building in a classroom of twelve students who had “failed” seventh grade. They stood in teams of three at tables displaying complex paper roller coasters that rose … Continue reading

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Mathematics, Creativity, Play and the Essence of Good Teaching

Moreover, children won’t really learn the language of mathematics if they don’t see it as something they can use to understand, shape and communicate about the real world. It has to have meaning. Please follow and like us:

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