Beginning next week, the writers and editors at Education World will be taking a break from posting new content in order to plan for next year, develop new features, and update your favorite old" features. Well be back in August with great new articles and features to help you provide the very best for your new students. In the meantime, be sure to check out our Best of articles -- oft-requested resources from our vast archives of practical tips, articles, lessons, worksheets, tutorials, and more.
Were ending this year, however, not with a whimper but with a bang. Three of our expert columnists have written new articles this week: Fred Jones explains how Tools for Teaching implements Response to Intervention (RTI), the latest strategy for preventing learning problems. Ken Shore provides tips for both parents and teachers on how to encourage children to enjoy reading. And Eric Baylin wonders in song if the seeds of what we do may grow into a teacher too."
In a new feature article, PE expert Guy Bailey offers a number of active, collaborative games to make recess fun and get kids fit -- indoors and out, while a new GoFigure! puzzle can keep students brains active this week or during the long summer months.
You cant ask for more than that. (Although we have more. Check it out.)
BTW, this year, ESPN360.com will be live streaming the 82nd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning May 27. Watch it with your students!
And have a great summer!
Rejuvenate Recess Get kids active and promote fitness with games from PE expert Guy Bailey.
Eric Baylin Some day the seeds of what we do may grow into a teacher too.
Stress Busters Can there possibly be a job more stressful than teaching? We asked members of the Education World Tech Team for their suggestions for keeping ones cool despite career challenges and classroom chaos. Discover what they told us.
Teaching With Games Games can be used to review learned skills and to teach new ones as they build students academic confidence, improve problem-solving, and strengthen teacher-student and student-student relationships.
Leah Davies Teachers use many approaches to gain students' undivided attention and create an atmosphere conducive to learning. These 25 simple approaches are sure to help you gain attention in a calm, quiet way.
Put an End to Homework Horror If your students lack interest in your homework assignments, it may not be your students -- it may be the assignments. Author Nancy Paulu has some advice for teachers who want to make the most out of homework.
Competition Join the 2009 Read With Kids Challenge.
What can you do with SchoolNotes? Check out Grubbs Class Notes.
Vacation Travels The Gomez family goes on a car trip. Students help Maria keep track of how far from home and how many miles the family travels.
Convince Me Saying "Wrong answer!" pronounces judgment and kills debate. Saying "Convince me!" stimulates inquiry, clear mathematical thinking, and animated mathematical discourse.
Math Anxiety Students with math anxiety have confidence in only one thing -- that they can't do it. Your need to prove to those students that they can do it. Nine tips for banishing math anxiety from your classroom.
Math Mnemonics Metric Units of Measure
From the Math Machine Traffic Jam Challenge yourself to solve each puzzle in the minimum number of moves. (Grades K-12)
Look for more math resources, lessons, and activities in our Math Corner and on our Lesson Planning page.
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