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When Education is Personalized, Kids Come Out on Top


The classrooms where most children learn in modern schools are not unlike those used over a century ago. However, times have changed significantly, and what students need in current times are quite...
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Never Underestimate the Power of the Engaged Parent


One of the most important things you can do as a parent is send the message that education is important. However, it’s not enough to say these words to your children. Your actions must...
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10 Simple Snack Makeovers for Healthier Kids


Nutritious meals and snacks are essential for children to grow up healthy. Because they have smaller stomachs than adults do, growing children need to eat every two to three hours. This is how they...
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A Note from the Primary Classrooms on Metal Insets


Recently the children have been working hard on the Metal Insets for Design, which are a part of the literacy area of our classrooms. Maria Montessori argued that it was easier for the child under...
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Choosing the Best Early Education for Childhood Development


Play-Based Early Childhood Education The majority of preschool options today are play-based, in that they do not include any sort of formal educational curriculum. A play-based classroom is generally...
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3 Common Food Additives That May Influence ADHD Symptoms


One of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), can affect a child’s learning and development for years. When children have...
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Hands On, Mind Engaged: Montessori Education for Visual Learners


It is usually obvious to parents and teachers that different children learn in different ways. A model of learning styles developed in 2001 is known as the Visual Auditory Kinesthetic model, and it...
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Is the Modern Educational Model Giving Kids What They Need?


Though Texas does not use the national voluntary educational standards known as Common Core, there is some overlap between the state educational standards and the Common Core standards. Many people...
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5 Benefits of Providing Flexibility in Childhood Education


Some aspects of childhood education are structured more rigidly, and in some situations this lays a foundation for learning of more advanced concepts. However, when childhood education offers...
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Interactive Learning: Is It Better for Your Child?


Opportunities for interactive learning don’t have to be complicated or expensive. Conventional teaching methods are sometimes called-for, but they can be a bit dull, particularly for younger...
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