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This time of the year gets everyone excited because the arrival of fall also means that Halloween is coming. Each year there are approximately 41.2 million kids who dress up and go trick-or-treating. While Halloween might be fun for most kids, there will always be a few exceptions. For example, kids with learning and attention difficulties. These kids might be more scared of this holiday than excited due to their oversensitivity. So, let’s see what you can do to make Halloween fun for them too: Costumes: The unusual clothing, the sensation of masks and the makeup can be a huge problem for kids with learning and attention issues. What you can do is have kids wear the costumes before the big day so they can get comfortable with them. If not,…

Writing good essays will definitely help you get through school. Writing outlines first makes the essay writing process easier and better organized because an outline provides a structure. The outline for an essay is like the skeleton for the body. As you probably know, there are many outlining tools to help you. Mindomo also has an outlining functionality, apart from the mind mapping and concept mapping ones. Mindomo gives you two possibilities: 1. To turn your maps into outlines. Create a Blank Mind Map if your ideas come into your mind in a chaotic way and you can’t put them in order from the beginning. Having all your ideas on the same page will help you see the connections in between, and you can organize them later on. Use the mouse+click to…

The technological revolution began when things like traveling, food production and medicine were becoming more and more time-consuming and harder to achieve. Now, the 21st century is fully digital, and blended learning acknowledges this and the fact that the ways we work, socialize and learn are constantly changing. We are now used to receiving a continuous stream of digital information at a fast pace and incorporating it into our daily working and social lives – so why should the classroom be any different? In this fast-changing and continuously evolving environment blended learning fits perfectly. But what exactly is blended learning ? The best way to think of blended learning is to see it as an additional element to the classroom and one which supports existing teaching practices. In short, it’s…

In everyday life, we are often required to be innovative and creative but in some areas, routine can be the thing that sets a difference. You might ask how successful people got where they are, and if you start looking for answers, you’ll find out that they have strong morning routines. This is important mainly because it gives you the chance to set the tone of your day. A good morning results in a good day, this way your productivity will increase and you will have the necessary energy you need throughout the day. Great philosopher Aristotle said “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, is a habit.” And he was right. Let’s take for example a successful sportsman whose performance depends on practice. This…

The world today relies more and more on people collaborating to solve various kinds of problems. In this context, across all grades and subjects, school culture should focus on modelling teachers’ and students’ collaborative problem-solving. Collaborative planning for teachers Teachers collaborating on projects across subjects could be a good strategy to make learning relevant and engaging. Among the benefits: – leveraging resources, ideas, and learning opportunities – students make connections between subjects – teachers show they are aware of the importance of other classes – teachers are on the same page in terms of not assigning too much homework on any given night or scheduling tests on the same day Step 1. Find a collaboration partner Step 2. Get resources – if there aren’t internal grants available at your school,…