Written by Steve Wednesday, August 29 2012 09:45
Teaching Tip of the WeekIn this Teaching Tip video I share a short, engaging story that helps kids understand the difference between odd and even numbers. The story features a boy named Steven who wants to play handball at the doubles court on the playground. Steven always seems to find himself the odd person out (literally) until he recruits a new friend to be his partner. The examples in the story bring real-life meaning to the terms odd and even. In addition, parents and teachers will appreciate Steven's kind, inclusive behavior.
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Teaching Kids How to Get "Unstuck" While Writing (Teaching Tip #106)In this Teaching Tip I provide a link to a short YouTube video I created. The video features two effective strategies that help children become “unstuck” while they are writing. The first of these strategies is a familiar one, while the second is less well-known and a bit more novel. Try these ideas in class with your students or at home with your children.
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