Category: Education

Do Fidget Spinners Help Kids Focus in Class?

In April of this year, I was teaching class, and I kept hearing, “fwip, fwip, fwip, fwip,” but I wasn’t sure where it was coming from. I looked around and noticed one student spinning something on his desk, and another …
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Why is Doing Homework Important? Ask Emily

As I have mentioned before, one of the most frequent questions I get from parents is how to get their child to do their homework. However, perhaps the more important question is why their children should be doing that work …
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How Reading Out Loud Works in Elementary School

Schools know that reading aloud in front of peers is stressful for students, especially for kids who do not read well or who are just plain shy. The last thing the teachers want to do is give little kids panic attacks …
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Outdoor Math Games for Elementary Students

Outdoor math games for elementary students can be played at recess or at home, and they offer a chance for the students to practice math skills in an engaging and fun way.  And although choosing an interactive game that a …
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3 Important Writing Skills to Improve Right Now

With anything someone decides to learn, there are easy concepts, and there are concepts that take more time, effort, and practice to master. English has many skills that cannot be taught within a few months of English lessons, especially when …
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7 Reasons Students Should Write Every Day

It seems that teachers are always talking about the importance of writing every day, but as with many things, when kids are hit with something they are not particularly fond of, the response to such recommendations might be something along …
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