Should Students be Taught Cursive Handwriting in the 21st Century?

In a world that is progressively become more and more digital, there have been many arguments regarding the value of teaching children handwriting skills, let alone cursive handwriting. However, as we have covered in previous articles, just as there are benefits to retaining handwriting skills, there are also benefits for preserving the art of cursiveContinue reading “Should Students be Taught Cursive Handwriting in the 21st Century?”

History Resources: Ancient Egypt and King Tut

Children can derive many benefits from learning history: History provides identity. Studying history improves our decision making and judgment. It shows us models of good and responsible citizenship. History teaches us how to learn from the mistakes of others. It helps us understand change and societal development. History provides us a context from which to understandContinue reading “History Resources: Ancient Egypt and King Tut”

Science Resources: Fun Science Projects You Can Do At Home

Every child should learn science – not only are science projects fun, they also offer numerous other benefits to children: Science involves a lot of communication with other people. Science develops patience and perseverance in kids. It can help kids form a healthy dose of scepticism. Science teaches kids about the world around them. Science canContinue reading “Science Resources: Fun Science Projects You Can Do At Home”

Math Resources: The Life of Fred – Math Books Students Will Love!

Successful kids have a strong foundation in the 3 R’s and one of the 3 R’s is R for ‘Rithmetic. Why should we be concerned about Math? Math is everywhere in our lives, from paying a bill at a restaurant to the loan installments for a new home. Many of the fastest growing careers require a solidContinue reading “Math Resources: The Life of Fred – Math Books Students Will Love!”

Math Resources: Musical Math DVDs from Rock ‘N’ Learn

Successful kids have a strong foundation in Math: Math exists in every aspect of our daily lives Most jobs require at least a basic proficiency in math, and many of the top fastest growing careers require a background in Math Good mathematical knowledge helps us make better economic and political decisions Math is a greatContinue reading “Math Resources: Musical Math DVDs from Rock ‘N’ Learn”

Educational Resources: Free Minecraft-Themed Worksheets Your Kids will Love

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably know all about how crazy kids these days are about Minecraft. And if you can’t beat them, join them. So here’s how you can turn your child’s Minecraft craze to your advantage… If your Minecraft kids need some encouragement to practice math, or if you just want toContinue reading “Educational Resources: Free Minecraft-Themed Worksheets Your Kids will Love”

Geography Resources: Mona MELisa reusable US Map

How do you teach geography? Do you spend hours creating a map, labeling, cutting and pasting? It’s so fun imagining all the ways this Mona MELisa reusable US Map can be used in the classroom or at home. All the states, capitols, and geographic information is ready for you to stick on to the map!Continue reading “Geography Resources: Mona MELisa reusable US Map”

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!

It’s teacher appreciation week from 4 May to 8 May and in its honor, Educents & Peekapak have teamed up to provide your favorite teacher(s) with a gift basket worth over $40, which includes a FREE $10 Educents Gift Card & 3 months of Peekapak lesson plans (3 digital storybooks, 12 in-class lessons & 12Continue reading “It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!”

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