Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Giveaway: Fort Magic Fort Building Kit, ends 12/11

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Education Starts At Home, 11/26 edition

Homeschooling Humor – Thanksgiving Edition

Shared byHomeschoolers - May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy Have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious And your pies take the prize, And may your Thanksgiving dinner Stay off yo...

Textbook Adoptions Pose Risks - Walt Gardner's Reality Check - Education Week

Shared byEducation Week - As states get ready to adopt biology textbooks to prepare high school students for the Common Core standards over the next decade, the stage is set for renewed controversy. Nowhere is this issue mo...

Frameworks Institute | Education Core Story (2012-2013)

Shared byEducation Week -  **New** Magic Bullets Hanging by a Thread: Cognitive Media Analysis of Structures of Education and Education Policies and Programs (2013). This report is part of a series that analyzes media disco...

Cards and Gifts to Military

Shared bySecular Homeschooling - Hello all! I just wanted to put something out there for anyone wanting to do something for the troops who will not be home for the holidays... Handmade holiday cards and candy for the troops from t...

Challenge to Charter-School Law in Wash. State Now in Judge's Hands - State EdWatch - Education Week

Shared byEducation Week - So far, there have been 19 applications in the Evergreen State to begin charters. Why do the law's proponents say those efforts should continue? State Assistant Attorney General Dave Stolier argued...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Giveaway: 6 Months Diaper & Wipes Delivery from BabyShowersByMail, ends 12/23/13

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Girls Don't Just Want Pink Dollies Anymore

My girls love dolls, but they also enjoy playing with trucks, blocks, board games and using their imaginations.  Granted they do play differently than boys, but this does not mean girls don't like to build, smash and make messes (big ones) just the same.  You'll find my girls trying to build houses with chairs, playing camp out, doctor, firefighter, chef and many other silly games.

This isn't much more than an ad for a toy company but the message is clear - we need to make sure our daughters are encouraged to use their imaginations to build, invent and create.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Daily Edition: Education Starts At Home 11/21

VocabularySpellingCity Name This Game Contest

Shared bySecular Homeschooling - VocabularySpellingCity is introducing a new game, and we need you to help us name it! Teachers, get your whole class involved. Parents, get your whole family involved. Here's how to enter:

Citizen Diplomacy - Global Learning - Education Week

Shared byEducation Week - We're in Washington, DC for the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, where U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong are expected to speak later today...

Can the Urban Harlem Children's Zone Model Work for Rural Schools? - Rural Education - Education Week

Shared byEducation Week - Berea, Ky. The visionary founder of the Harlem Children's Zone told rural education advocates Wednesday that the same approach that has helped to tackle the cycle of poverty in New York City can wo...

Which States Are Most Vulnerable to K-12 Sequester Cuts? - Politics K-12 - Education Week

Shared byEducation Week - Sequestration—those 5 percent across-the-board cuts that hit school districts this year and are slated to be in place for a decade—has affected some districts and states harder than others. Part of...

Philadelphia Parents Flood State With Special Education Complaints - On Special Education - Education Week

Shared byEducation Week - Parents of students in the financially troubled Philadelphia school district have filed hundreds of special education and educational-adequacy complaints with the Pennsylvania Department of Educati...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Daily Edition: Education Starts at Home 11/20

The First Thanksgiving: Virtual Field Trips, Videos, and Slideshow

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Secular Homeschooling - Mayflower: Step aboard and explore an exact replica of the Mayflower, anchored at Plimoth Plantation, in this 20-minute video for all grades. Pilgrim Village: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the si...

The Tale of the Truth Locker: A 10th Grade Story - View From the Bronx: An Urban Teacher's Perspective - Education Week Teacher

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Education Week - Every one in a while, our lives are changed by an event of such sweeping emotional power and intensity that we're left speechless. Maybe it's the ballet Swan Lake. Maybe it's the movie The Notebook...

Rhode Island Raises Entry Requirements for Teacher Preparation - Teacher Beat - Education Week

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Education Week - Rhode Island will strengthen its minimum requirements for entry into teacher-preparation programs, the Providence Journal reports, making it the latest in a wave of states seeking to boost potentia...

Summit to Highlight Kentucky 'Promise Neighborhood' Site, Rural Ed. Issues - Rural Education - Education Week

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Education Week - Berea, Ky. A Kentucky college that was the first rural recipient of a federal Promise Neighborhood implementation grant is hosting a Rural Education Summit that kicks off today. The two-day gatheri...

Part II: Why Relinquishment is Not Yet Inevitable - Rick Hess Straight Up - Education Week

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Education Week - Note: Neerav Kingsland, CEO of New Schools for New Orleans, is guest posting this week. That Relinquishment is not yet inevitable is in some ways obvious. After all, only one city in the country, N...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Daily Edition: Education Starts At Home on 11/19

The Secular Homeschool Community - Secular Science Curriculum

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Secular Homeschooling - Online/Workbook-based/Textbook-based/Multisensory/Literature-based/Movies & Videos Global Village School is a flexible, creative program offering enrollment and curriculum only options. Critical th...

We Want To Be Good Soldiers - Leadership 360 - Education Week

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Education Week - There is nothing more satisfying than working in an environment in which we respect our leaders and the direction we receive from them.  Many of us have had that experience.  It is an invigorating ...

Expert: Deeper Learning Hinges on Content Expertise - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher

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Education Week - Education Week Teacher's take on the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders. Coverage runs the gamut from the inspirational to the infuriating, from practical classroom tips to ragin...

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Education Week - Social media surrounds us, and envelopes our daily lives. We cannot walk into a restaurant or mall without seeing people of all ages with a smartphone in their hands texting, Tweeting or Facebookin...

Missouri H.S. Football Player Dies From Brain Injury - Schooled in Sports - Education Week

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Education Week - A Missouri high school football player passed away Thursday morning from a brain injury he sustained last month during a game. Chad Stover, a junior at Tipton High School, suffered the injury durin...

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