The Private Eye® the Looking/Thinking by Analogy® Program (a review)

Age Range: 4+ Cost Range: $3.95 – $99.75 Subject: Science/Analytics/Art Location: Lyle, WA   Website: www.the-private-eye.com  Phone: (509) 365-3007 By Matt Barnabei The basis of The Private Eye program is thinking by analogy, something that prominent educators and neuroscientists consider to be a principal factor in understanding. The Private Eye defines themselves as a learning process and professional development program...

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Dyslexia Identification and Orton Gillingham Technology as a Solution

By Dr. Deborah Levy http://maxscholar.com/ Most teachers think that Dyslexia is a condition in which children reverse letters when they write.  Unfortunately, that is probably one of the least-common forms. Common symptoms which may be observed, include slow reading, very poor spelling, great difficulty sounding out words, and looking and guessing at the visual shape of word. Students with Dyslexia often see strings of letters and...

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History Unboxed – Brings History to Life

http://historyunboxed.com/ by Michael Leppert For ages 5-9 or 10-15 Anglo-Saxon England, MesoAmerica, China, Athens, Egypt, India What child would not want to “visit” these exotic and significant locations and be steeped in their past? History Unboxed makes it possible, all from the comfort of your classroom. Each box contains materials to create arts & crafts, illustrated texts, projects to do – all centered on a specific place...

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How To Stop Bullying: Boundaries For Bullies

By Nicholeen Peck, https://parentingselfgovernment.com/store Question: How do you help children respond appropriately to unkind behavior and bullying, especially at school? Answer: Bullying is on the rise in our society. Many factors may contribute to this trend, including the increased usage of violent video games and movies, and the decrease in social refinement instruction. Whatever the root causes, incidents of bullying are...

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Would There Be Bullies if We Taught Character?

By Heather McMillan, www.wechoosevirtues.com I am just sitting here wondering…would there be bullies if we taught character? Bullying is a systemic problem. It ranges from the trifling to the atrocious, but I challenge you to poll children of any age, race, gender, socio-economic status, or family structure. I believe you will find children who are bullied and children who bully amongst them all. It is a human condition. The only way...

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The Learning Molecule – Cybernetics & Learning

By Jack Fretwell, www.capjax.com American schools are struggling. Our student achievement is spotty. Our teachers are stressed and underpaid. What’s worse, our experts can’t agree about what to do. There doesn’t seem to be a common view of learning they can share and use as a starting point for fixing things. Maybe we have an answer. Cybernetics and Learning Cybernetics If you’ve ever sailed, you know that no amount of teaching can...

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