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Online Tutoring

“Is mobile learning right for every student? Perhaps not. But for those students who are comfortable with technology and prefer the convenience factor of mobile learning, there is no reason to doubt the efficacy of the experience . . .” This guest post shares information regarding virtual tutoring, as opposed to face-to-face tutoring. [This is…

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Read to the Belly

As an education consultant and mother, I have always been a huge advocate of reading to children. Books have been a part of my children’s lives since the time I brought them home from the hospital. My father, also a huge advocate for getting kids to read, always kept my children’s bookshelves well stocked. During…

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June 2014 Holidays and Activities

1st–Children’s Day–This holiday is celebrated around the world in many countries, such as: Bulgaria, China, Kazakhstan, and Russia. 5th–Constitution Day (or Independence Day) in Denmark– About, Kid Stuff, Author Hans Christian Anderson 12th–Philippine’s Independence Day – history 12th–Russia Day; facts, and games 14th—Flag Day USA–http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/flag-day/index.html;   and Freedom Rising (poem by Delana and patriotic pics) 15th—Fly…

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May 2014 Holidays and Activities

May 2014 Holidays and Activities around the World!       May 2014 Holidays and Activities around the world. 1st Thursday—USA National Day of Prayerhttp://www.ndptf.org/–healing for the nation See also: New PRAY song by Sanctus Real (click here and then scroll down for the music video) We Pray (song download from Barlow Girl) May 1st–May…

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Graduates — Be Prepared!

Before very long, many university students around the world will be graduating and applying for jobs. Are you or someone you know one of them? In the words of  the funny little goat on Hoodwinked — BE PREPARED! Write a Résumé that will catch someone’s eye in 25 seconds or less. Make a personal connection…

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Math, Science, and More

A colleague recently introduced me to CK-12, a website devoted to providing students and teachers with free textbooks, flashcards, educational games, videos, simulations, and more. E-learning can be a great addition to your homeschool, national school, or private school education. Ck-12 includes a student feature as well as a teacher/parent feature. The site is fairly…

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April 2014 Holidays and Activities

Need a special gift? See: Gifted by Grace April 2–World Autism Day;  Light it up blue for Autism! Articles about Autism and about Asperger’s Syndrome as well as other special needs. April 9 — Day of Valour in the Philippines; Kids’ activities April 12 — Cosmonautics Day in Russia; Cosmonaut coloring pages. Russia Coloring pages. …

Special Needs, Learning Disabilities, Creativity, Viewpoints

Parenting and Teaching Those Who See The World Differently

–Delana H. Stewart 10 Great Websites for Parents and Teachers  Educating Kids with Learning Disabilities Perhaps you are homeschooling a child with a learning disability. Maybe you are teaching in a school overseas and there is no special needs’ program in your school.  Here are some sites you (and your students) may find particularly helpful…

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Recommended Dyslexia Curriculum

Which curriculum do parents and educators recommend for schooling children with dyslexia? What about remediation programs? Many parents homeschooling children with dyslexia (as well as parents of children with ADHD) ask these questions regarding curriculum that works well for the right-brained, out-of-the-box learner. After spending hours researching parent and teacher forums and review sites, I…

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Does My Child Have to Read Every Night?

–Delana H. Stewart March 2nd marked the 17th annual Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Here is why every day should be a day for reading. Below, you will see a great infographic on the difference between a child who reads 20 minutes a day, 5 times a week, and a child who…

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March 2014 Holidays and Activities

March 2, 1904–Dr. Seuss’s Birthday–Check out this link for great craft ideas. Visit Seussville for games, books, and more. Visit  Mrs. Jones’ Room for a Dr. Seuss Unit Study. Here’s a blog post with fun pictures and quotes concerning Dr. Seuss. A Dr. Seuss twist on Expats and Transitions. March 8–International Women’s Day in Russia…