I recently attended a conference offering sessions delving deep into the idea of learning. A simple word, but an incredibly complex concept when you really think about it. Jenny Bennett, a teacher and presenter at the 2018 ISACS Conference defined seven qualities that make a learner great. Learners think, reflect, are determined, connect, question, Read More
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My family did some traveling this summer. We listened to lots of toddler-curated music, but we also had the opportunity to catch an audiobook we loved -- “Movement Matters” by Katy Bowman. I recommend this book. The book is a collection of essays written by the movement scientist (specifically a “biomechanist”), who believes a Read More
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Successful learning in school is often equated to sitting up straight in a desk. However, that is simply not the case. Students are actually able to concentrate on their classwork in a variety of ways. At New Morning School in Plymouth, MI, students are provided the opportunity to sit at tables, desks, even on the Read More
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Symptoms of conjunctivitis (pink eye) can include Pink or red color in the white of the eye(s) Swelling of the conjunctiva (the thin layer that lines the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelid) and/or eyelids Increased tear production Feeling like a foreign body is in the eye(s) or an Read More
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"Quit moving around. You need to sit down." Who hasn't heard those words at some point in their life? Often, memories of that go back to childhood, when excitable young learners feel the need to burn off some energy. However, maybe it's not so much about burning off energy; rather, it's the need to Read More
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My first foray into social media came with the advent of MySpace. It was pretty simple, really; you post some random thoughts, some low-resolution photos and chuckle at the end result. Not surprisingly, there was also a huge outburst of concern over how predators could track down our kids. Almost as quickly as MySpace Read More
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