Being a Tween

A documentary about being a tween is moving from being presented only online to having a screening at the Northwest Film Forum. “Before”, a half hour documentary film about children approaching adolescence, features interfiews with elementary school...

Outdoor Classroom Garden Harvests Rainwater

An outdoor classroom garden harvests rainwater, helping kids learn about the environment and reducing storm water runoff. At Lincoln Middle School in Kearny New Jersey, the classroom was made possible through a partnership between Rutgers University and the Passaic...

Immersing Kindergartners in Two Languages

As part of an effort immersing kindergartners in two languages, an entire class believes that their teacher does not know how to speak English. Parent volunteers and visitors including the principal must speak Spanish, or talk outside the room when teacher Yvette...

TESOL: Best Practices in Teaching the English Language

Teachers have their work cut out when it comes to learning new ideas and concepts to students who have only just begun the learning process, and there is arguably no harder subject to teach than that of a foreign language. With math or geography you understand what’s...

Improving Math Achievement with Cluster Grouping

An elementary school is focusing on improving math achievement with cluster grouping of students with the highest aptitude. At Samuel Staples Elementary School in Easton, CT, the groups focus on the math ability of children in grades 2-5. “As a board and as a...

Intuition Helps Kids Learn More

A new study has found that intuition helps kids learn more, as young children who rely on intuition and context clues to interpret other people’s thoughts and actions have a tendency to be better selective learners. “Mind reading” is something that...