Education

The education section will provide helpful tools to assist with learning as well as news and information that will affect students and teachers in the class room or virtual learning spaces.

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    Resources to Make Math Fun and Engaging for 5-Year-Olds

    For young children, playtime is learning time. Through play, kids discover their world, figure out how things work, expand their vocabularies, acquire physical and mental skills, become sociable, and learn math concepts. A youngster’s natural fascination with numbers, counting, and shapes makes early childhood a perfect time to discover the mathematical world. These five activities […]

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    Exploring A New Approach to Anti-Bullying with James Gavsie

    With the advent of social media and live streaming, public suicides of youth have pushed bullying and cyberbullying to the forefront, and adults are beginning to approach bullying with the seriousness it demands. According to Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center, one in every five students reported being bullied which means a large percentage do not report. […]

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    A Hot Cup of Attention Tempered with Chocolate, Please

    Deep down, we always knew it, but science is proving that cocoa and caffeine are indeed the best marriage ever. Clarkson University researcher Ali Boolani recently completed a study that explores the powers of these two dark delights. The assistant professor of physical therapy and physician assistant studies teamed up with colleagues at the University […]

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    Zero Tolerance Policies Unfairly Punish Black Girls

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools – an “overlooked crisis” that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper. Dorinda Carter Andrews, associate professor at Michigan State University, and Dorothy Hines-Datiri, assistant professor at the University of Kansas and former doctoral […]

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    Dr. Seuss and Literacy: 60 Years of ‘The Cat in the Hat’

    CHICAGO — Sixty years ago this March, Dr. Seuss put a hat on a cat and revolutionized children’s literature. “By rearranging simple words into whimsical, outlandish tales, Seuss made reading fun for children,” said Roxanne Owens, associate professor of elementary reading at DePaul University. When children find joy in reading, they’re more likely to practice […]

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    A Trust Gap May Hinder Academic Success for Minorities

    AUSTIN, Texas — Middle school students of color who lose trust in their teachers due to perceptions of mistreatment from school authorities are less likely to attend college even if they generally had good grades, according to psychology research at The University of Texas at Austin published in the journal Child Development. Low expectations from […]

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    Four Social Work Practice Models

    By Brian Engard  To best assist clients as they work to overcome whatever challenges they are facing, a social worker must employ proven techniques. Different clients have different needs, and each of the following techniques approaches social work from a slightly different perspective. Social workers can choose the technique that best resonates with them, and […]

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