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Tips to Help my Child Build Phonemic Awareness

My son is an unenthusiastic reader. With his entrance into the first grade, I wanted to make sure his foundational skills were strong and that his reluctance to read was not due to a lack of proficiency. I found some great tips for increasing phonemic awareness, and I wanted to share them.
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Teaching the Video Game Generation

It is estimated that 97% of school-aged children play video games. They are part of the ever-growing video game generation who are used to higher levels of stimulation because of this game play.
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Motivating High School Students to Learn:  A Hopeless Attempt?

High school is full of distractions. The average high school student is involved in something other than school, whether it is sports, clubs, the work force, or numerous social activities. But even with all of these distractions, high school students are still interested in learning.
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The Problem with Sorting:  Putting ELL Kids into Low-level Programming

Hispanics have recently surpassed African Americans as the largest minority group in the United States. Immigration has accelerated, and larger numbers of children in U.S. schools come from homes where English is not the primary language. Students referred to as English Language Learners (ELL students) are the fastest growing segment of the student population.
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Lessons from a Jar

I suspect that the more time our children spend exploring ideas authentic to them on their terms, the more deeply they'll understand the world around them and the better able they'll be to make a significant mark on the world.
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