Monthly Archives: August 2015

Rules, Rights and Responsibilities

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA Intentionality in our planning is a sign of a quality learning environment. This begins with the three R’s of Classroom Management – Rules, Rights and Responsibilities. This is at the foundation of classroom citizenry that I … Continue reading

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Controlling the Noise

by KellyAnn Bonnell It’s great when we have dedicated space. We’re able to arrange a room to foster the kinds of learning environments we want for our kids. Not every kind of educator has this luxury. If you’re an educator … Continue reading

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Amanda Ripley: Ask the Kids

I’ve introduced you to the concept of Voice, Choice and Engagement. Kids know what works and what doesn’t and Amanda Ripley proves it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-42hks_qvf0   Watch Amanda Here.

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Media Consumption and its impact in the classroom

By KellyAnn Bonnell, MA According to recent reports, US kids consume 20 hours a week in media content. They often do this across as many as five different screens. So what does this mean for education professionals serving children and … Continue reading

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American’s for the Arts: Arts Education Policy Statement

Arts Education for America’s Students: A Shared Endeavor The arts are part of a balanced education, providing America’s learners with essential skills and knowledge they need to be productive, college and career ready citizens. A core academic subject of learning,2 … Continue reading

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Pedagogy and Pop Culture: Pop Culture as Teaching Tool and Assessment Practice

by WILLIAM CLAPTON This article is an excerpt from E-IR’s Edited Collection, Popular Culture and World Politics. View all of E-IR’s Publications here. Popular culture is today an intrinsic element of social and political life in many societies, particularly those that have … Continue reading

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Beyond Child Development: Understanding the Kids We Serve

Understanding child development is vital to developing high quality learning experiences. However, its only one piece of the puzzle. We also need to make sure that experiences are individually appropriate and culturally appropriate. It is the aspect of cultural appropriateness … Continue reading

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