Monthly Archives: April 2016

I accidently discovered this online forum for kids to help save the world, one person at a time. The event was a local celebration for kids who made a difference. Check out the international organization and then share it with teens you know. Copied from their website: WE empower people to change the world.… Read More »

Close Reading Tips

Close reading is engaged reading. It’s the opposite of read-as-fast-as-you-can. It encourages readers to read for deeper meaning and requires taking time to understand what is read. Here are a few tips to focus your thinking about close reading: Practice close reading yourself. As you read ask why questions and open-ended questions to move beyond… Read More »

Encouraging Concepts

When it comes to helping kids get moving, educationally, these concepts are key: 1. Brainstorm. Spend time picking each other’s brains about possibilities or ideas related to a topic. Dont’ limit yourself to practical ideas; go for creative, out-of-the box thinking. 2. Take a stand. Don’t be afraid to have an opinion different from others… Read More »