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National Sesame Street Day

On November 10, 1969 Sesame Street premiered on American television. Its curriculum had been piloted right here in Phoenix at Arizona’s oldest child care center, Phoenix Day. It was an innovative idea that children could learn watching a television show. … Continue reading

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The String Maze for Critical Thinking

There is something elegant about string mazes. Boys in 4th-6th grade really love the challenge. This summer we used a string maze as a daily challenge for our Super Hero Summer Camp. Now many staff do not like string mazes. … Continue reading

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Going Deep in After School

By KellyAnn Bonnell, MA When was the first time you “went deep” on a subject? I was about ten years old. I had just learned that April 15, my mother’s birthday, was the date the Titanic sunk. For some reason … Continue reading

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New Training Topics

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA   We are pleased to announce new training topics for the 2016-17 Academic Year tailored specifically to foster healthy positive youth development. Start the year out with the skills and tools necessary to building lasting relationships … Continue reading

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Medium.com: Why Should I Go See It?

by Erin Deer I am seven years old and I am standing in the shade of our playground out in the school yard, holding a fat, rainbow colored pen. You know, those chunky plastic pens that were really popular in … Continue reading

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Our youth contributor Lorna Bonnell brought this article from Geek and Sundry to our attention to share. Thanks Lorna! Evidence and research is stacking up to prove that comic books make their readers smarter. Comics make you want to read, and … 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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Edutopia: Writing Superhero Conclusions with the Phantom Endings Exercise

by Caroline Trull High School English teacher in North Carolina Students are taught that a closing paragraph should accomplish three things: Restate an essay’s thesis Summarize main points Provide a finished feel In response to this information, young writers often exhibit confusion. … Continue reading

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Animaniacs- A Gift of Gold: Meaningful Pop Culture Lessons

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA It’s the week before Christmas and lets face it. You’re not doing much but counting the days until the Winter Break begins. You and the kids are both burned out. They are excited and easily distracted … Continue reading

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Pop Goes the Classroom Daily

Pop Goes the Classroom Daily We are proud to announce a new resource for you. Pop Goes the Classroom Daily is a curated resource giving you new ideas and resources for your classroom. Sign up today!

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