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Discovery Learning

There are many theorists who have had significant influence on education through the promotion of child-centred approaches to teaching. For this reason, I have chosen to talk about Discovery Learning as a learning theory originated by Jerome Bruner.This theory aims at providing a cooperative and a ...

Testing Time Out

There is way too much time and effort in the classroom these days being spent on standardized test preparation. Yes, I understand the underlying issues and what they mean to school districts in the United States, but education is getting lost along the way.These tests were supposed to be designed ...

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Presentations

Are you tired of presenting the same old PowerPoints weighted down by words and bullet points. If the students can read every word of the lecture, why are you reading it to them? Lay off the words and use these tips to add a little flair to your presentations.1) Consider an alternative to PowerPoin ...

Learning by Trying Something New

I want to inspire you to try something you've never done before because whether you succeed or fail, whether you like the experience or not, you'll learn. It doesn't matter how old you are or what you try—you'll learn. The lesson could be more valuable than the experience itse ... ...

Learning Through Storytelling

Story telling is not only a way to have fun. It is a way for kids to expand their learning through creativity and imagination.  Critical thinking skills, writing skills, and an enhanced vocabulary and spelling are just some of the benefits to storytelling.When they are telling a story, kids cr ... ...

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Benefits of Student Publications

I wouldn’t be a good editor and blogger today if I hadn’t been on the staffs of my high school news magazine or their literary and art publications. In the face of more rigorous graduation requirements and budget cuts, I’ve watched those publications struggle to survive. I don&rsq ... ...

Inspiring Learning Environments

There is a pictorial joke that has been doing rounds for a few days; it has a bunch of animals like Cheetah, Elephant, monkey, snail etc as classmates. The teacher comes and tells them that they will all be graded by their skills in swimming, climbing a tree and running a race!You may laugh thinkin ...

Technology, Does It Really Help?

The world of today is one highly used to, if not dependent on, the use of technology. Everything we do, from household chores to technological achievements, relies upon the use of technology or machines in one way or the other. Computer and other gadgets like smartphones have become our daily drive ...

Internet Lessons from Schools

The information superhighway, or simply the internet, has been playing a big part of people’s everyday life nowadays. Today, you can see kids, teens, and even adults – people from all walks of life – browse the internet almost everywhere. But just recently, President Obama declare ... ...

Is Homeschooling Right For You?

Today more and more parents are choosing to homeschool their children. This can be for a variety of reasons such as personal family schedule, illness, religious/cultural, or the parents don’t like the local school choices. There are both pros and cons to homeschooling, which I’ve tried ... ...