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A Pink and Blue experiment

Our latest unit is looking at how humans use fashion to express our beliefs. One of the first ways that children feel this acutely is through colour. 407 more words

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In the Classroom: How Human Behavior Studies Aid the Memoirist by Sophia Kouidou-Giles

Human behavior studies have much to offer nonfiction writers. In my teaching, I work to aid fellow authors to write about themselves and others by presenting a believable picture of character. 825 more words


Keep It Simple

Simplicity will stand out, while complexity will get lost in the crowd. -Kevin Barnett

American Thanksgiving has just passed and we are on the bullet train to Christmas! 598 more words

Ipads In Kindergarten

Does summative assessment drive Units of Inquiry?

During a planning meeting for every Unit of Inquiry,  there’s a question that’s always pops up

“What are we going to do for the summative task?” 590 more words

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Teaching kids about democracy

My ballot paper for the New Zealand flag referendum came through this week.

Choosing a national flag isn’t something I feel particularly passionate about.

Teaching kids how to exercise democratic rights? 205 more words

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StoryCorps assigns nation's students Thanksgiving project; Are you in?

We at Extra Credit would have to say this  sounds like the coolest, national U.S. History assignment ever.

The assignment comes from StoryCorps, the outfit that began in 2003 with a booth in New York’s Grand Central terminal and has spent more than a decade gathering snippets of history as told by one person being interviewed by another person they know. 121 more words


The power of visualising writing

Draftback is a highly useful chrome extension.

Writing is a secret process. The audience can’t see how a writer writes, they just see finished product. 140 more words

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