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Candy-less Activities for Valentine’s Day
posted by: Melissa | February 08, 2018, 03:03 pm   

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and with it comes the ubiquitous elementary classroom celebrations. In years past, these celebrations were sugar fests with students providing candy alongside their cards and parents and teachers working together to provide a party for students. However in recent years, the obesity epidemic has caused many teachers to rethink the ways of old.

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Olympics in the Classroom
posted by: Melissa | February 06, 2018, 03:51 pm   

This Friday, countries from all over the world are going to converge on Seoul, South Korea to begin the 2018 Winter Olympics. Students will doubtless be watching the coverage at home in the evenings, and incorporating the two-week celebration into lessons is a sure way to pique student interest and add relevance to the subject matter.

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Weekly News Round-Up for February 2nd
posted by: Melissa | February 02, 2018, 03:01 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, West Virginia teachers prepare to strike, a renewed emphasis on early childhood education, an accidental school shooting, and more.

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AAE Celebrates World Read Aloud Day
posted by: Melissa | February 01, 2018, 05:07 pm   

Today is World Read Aloud Day, a day set aside for schools and individuals to spend a few moments reading to each other. Reading aloud is a special and different activity than reading silently on a page.Readaloud.org reports that listening to a story read aloud is crucial for children to learn to love reading, and can promote literacy and language development in students. It also gives students access to stories that may be beyond their reach to read on their own.

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The Life Skills Gap
posted by: Melissa | January 30, 2018, 01:51 pm   

There’s been a lot of debate recently on what students need to know to be “college and career ready.” Typically, the debate centers on how high the standards for math and reading should be, how much social studies and science high school grads should participate in, and whether career and technical education should be given renewed emphasis. What seldom gets mentioned are the many small tasks that are essential to everyday life, but never make it into the curriculum.

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