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Jan
09

Developing A Culture of Metacognition – The Art of Teaching How to Think

As the world economy shifts away from manufacturing jobs and towards more creative jobs, there’s a consensus among parents, educators, politicians and business leaders that it is crucial students complete their K-12 education with the ability to identify and solve complex problems, think critically about information, work effectively in teams and communicate clearly about their […]

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Jan
02

So Are Students Born Gifted or Made To Be Gifted?

This is a question that continues to be debated by many. It’s the old nature vs. nurture conversation. In my view, I would have to say I think that it is a little of both. I believe that we can all agree that both are equally important in raising a child regardless of whether the child is classified as gifted or bright.

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Dec
08

5 Reasons Why Students Benefit From A Problem Centered Math Classroom

Switching to teaching mathematics with a problem-centered approach may cause some teachers to step outside of their own comfort zone, the benefits that students receive from learning in this environment are well worth the discomfort that may be felt. Take a look at the 5 benefits followed by and math instruction video segment below.

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Nov
29

Creating Enthusiastic Student Writers

In an era of texting, blogs, tweets, and wikis, there is a flowering of public writing happing. However, it may not be surprising that writing instruction in the schools is not similarly blooming with as much enthusiasm from students. Many educators agree that students are not getting enough  instruction and practice on how to become […]

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Nov
22

Preventing Relational Aggression In Your Schools: Dealing with Bullying

Relational aggression is the predominant method of bullying used by females. Starting as early as 2.5 years, this dynamic can interfere with relationships and academic progress in grade school girls, tweens, and teens.

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Nov
15

From Dinosaur to Avatar — The Never-Ending Process of Learning and Growing as a Teacher

Educators must be treated as a critical profession whose role it is to help mold generations to come. There should be no question about providing the necessary resources and time for professional development opportunities.

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Nov
09

Exciting Changes To TKL’s Online Learning Management Platform

We are excited to share these updates with you. Why: We’ve taken your suggestions to heart, and made changes based on your learning needs. Our mission is to provide you with a resource that celebrates and supports you as a valued educator of our nation’s children! What:  TKL is rolling out a new platform format […]

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Dec
30

Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) to award over $20,000 in grants for Professional Development

During the 2016 Spring-term, Teach n’ Kids Learn will be awarding professional development grants, which target School Improvement Plans. This grant offering is looking to target schools within the States of Michigan, Ohio and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The selected schools/districts will have the opportunity to receive a package of 30 fully-credited […]

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Dec
30

Ohio – Russellville Elementary wins the TKL Online PD Grant for Professional Development

During the 2016 Spring-term, up to 30 teachers will receive fully-credited comprehensive online PD courses or the equivalent of $5000.

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Dec
19

Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) and DimensionU Partner on New Online Course for K-12 Teachers

The ever-increasing omnipresence of digital media in student’s lives can be challenging for teachers as they compete for kid’s attention in and out of the classroom. With this in mind, Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) and DimensionU have teamed up to create a robust Online Professional Development course that supports teachers’ instruction in mathematics and […]

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