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Montessori Schools

Meet Beth Phillips, an author and active Montessori educator.

 

With over 20 years experience in the Montessori classroom, Beth shares some insight into the Montessori movement and how it is shaping education today.

 

Teachers Fight Childhood Obesity

In this era of increasing accountability and high-stakes testing in schools, a serious paradox has surfaced. Children are becoming overweight at an alarming rate, and mounting evidence points to a relationship between obesity and poor school performance.

Say good bye to hugs, high fives and touching in school. (Reminder: a wave or text will suffice as a parting exchange unless you want detention).

 

Schools, like the Portland middle school noted in this ABC News video, are banning hugs and other physical...

Classroom Games

With the days of Oregon Trail far behind us, educational video games are not often viewed as a competitive force within the gaming world. Classroom-friendly games that were once so popular amongst students now appear to be dull when compared to the modern day virtual realities such as Halo...

With the recent ruling that teachers have no free speech rights in the classroom, it’s got me wondering what this means for teachers:

 

Is my job on the line if I pick a book or make a comment that parents disagree with?

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