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Florida Teacher Starts Each Day Complimenting Students One by One

If you enjoy this teacher and his ideas, you can go and like “Special Books by Special Kids” and support the project. In a video posted to Facebook that’s been shared more than 8,000 times since it was posted on Sunday, Ulmer takes the time to pay several compliments to each and every one of […]

Food Trucks Make Healthy School Lunches a Little More Appealing

“Food trucks are a great addition to school food service—both from a way to engage the older kids and a way to engage the community,” says Ann Cooper, the director of food services at Colorado’s Boulder Valley School District. “It’s part of a great overall marketing strategy.” Last year, Boulder Valley became one of the […]

Where Are The Cool Rap Songs About Math? Within Students

“He makes everything fun like a game,” says one student. “That really helps us understand how everything works.” Math teachers assign all kinds of activities to apply academic skills to the real world. At Willard Middle School in Berkeley, California, Robert MacCarthy (Mr. Mac) has made creating rap songs part of the algebra curriculum to […]

How TV Can Make Kids Better Readers Is technology the best thing that ever happened to education? Or a silent killer of children’s attention spans and love of learning? Tap, Click, Read Tap, Click, Read Growing Readers in a World of Screens by Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine Paperback, 224 pages purchase nonfiction More on this book: NPR reviews, interviews […]

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