Why Tablets Are Important for Educating Our Children
The other night I was at a information evening at my children's school here in Melbourne, Australia. The evening was being held by the senior primary teachers and the school principal to discuss their research into running a 1:1 iPad program for the Grade 5 and 6 students next year (that is roughly ages 11 and 12 here in Australia). I'd been asked to say a few words, as a parent, but also as someone the principal knew worked primarily in and around…
Print is Critical to Educating our Children
A four-year project examining the results of 54 research studies with 170,000 people has concluded that print is vital for effective education. They may spend a good part of their lives onscreen, but that’s not where children learn best.
We should educate our children about how much money is enough
Chris Johns: Some of the most miserable people I know have lots of money
We need to rethink how we educate our children
Educating Ruby: what our children really need to learn
Educating Ruby is a powerful call to action for everyone who cares about education in an uncertain world.
What Should Our Children Learn?
n the hubbub that is our world, where should we focus our efforts as parents and teachers?What are the most important things for our children to learn?Here is a series of articles that I hope will stimulate your thinking and generate discussion within families and schools.
Educating Our Way to a Better Future
A high school education is not enough in today’s global economy—this much we know. By the end of this decade, more than 60 percent of all jobs will require some kind of education beyond high school.
What Our Children Will Ask
The Future Huffington Post 4 March 2014 I know the questions our children will ask When they stop long enough to think of the past. Was there ever a summer when heat didn't kill, ever a harvest when the grain bins were filled? Was there ever a time when we
How should we teach our children to travel?
I estimate I only have a few months of swearing and cursing left. Possibly less My baby is due any day now and I’m told language skills will start to develop pretty much from day one and that within six months there’s a small chance the baby will be making sounds that could be words. So, ideally, I don’t want those first words to be the kind that would normally be bleeped out of a movie. This is just one example of how…
Redesigning how we educate our educators
Imagine walking into a classroom with an average amount of chaos that begins each school day. Students start to gradually settle down and take their seats and an argument escalates toward the back …
Lead effects on our children can be serious
LEAD’S EFFECTS ON OUR CHILDREN CAN BE SERIOUS, BUT LEAD POISONING IS 100% PREVENTABLE. HAVE YOUR CHILDREN’S LEAD LEVELS TESTED, BEGINNING AT 6 MONTHS OF AGE,...
What Should We Tell Our Children About Vietnam?
What Should We Tell Our Children About Vietnam 38 August 2017 That was the question an Oklahoma high school teacher sent out in a handwritten note to men and women who had been prominent movers or observers during the Vietnam War. Politicians and journalists and generals and combat veterans answered him. Secretaries of Defense answered him. Presidents answered him. Taken together, the answers form a powerful…
Four Ways to Encourage Our Children
Church of the Shepherd Post Date: July 17, 2019 Everyone could use a little bit of encouragement, especially our children. As they grow up, they are exposed to all kinds of new experiences that help shape the person they will become. Here are 4 ways we can help encourage the children in our lives 1. Admit your faults. “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.” (Ephesians 4:2) It’s easy to…
Why our Nation Needs to Educate our Gifted and Talented Youth
This article contains a number of statistics highlighting the importance of gifted education in America. Startling statistics range from the lack of American degrees in engineering to the percentage of high school dropouts.
Sugar Babies: How to Stop the Genocide of Our Children
Never before in human history have we seen “adult onset” or type 2 diabetes in children. There has been an over 1,000% increase in type 2 diabetes in children over the last two decades(1). Fifteen years ago 3% of new cases of diabetes in children were type 2 diabetes. Now it is 50%(2). Forty percent …
What are We Teaching Our Children?
I recently spoke with a school administrator who offered one more example of how parents today are choosing to lead their children. I’ve heard this example twice in the last month—and it’s illustrative of far too many parents. Evidently, a high school student recently brought a note from her doctor to school. The note requested…
Is there a better way to educate our you
Is there a better way to educate our young people? How do you make rich garden compost? Worried about losing your mind and your memories? Great answers to these questions and more on StarStyle LIVE…
What IS the best way to educate your expat children?
Today, 15 May, is International Day of Families . The United Nation’s International Days are great for focusing the mind on key issues around the world, and today the UN is keen to focus attention on raising awareness of the role of families in promoting early childhood education and lifelong learning opportunities for older children and youth: #DayofFamilies As an expat parent, I’m fully aware of…
How the Ma'ayan Campaign Helps Our Children Thrive
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School Librarians and Why Our Children Need Them
This is the second in a series of five articles about the importance of school libraries. Elizabeth Hutchinson is Head of the Schools’ Library Service, Guernsey, and a strong advocate that access t…