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Education

A 17 post collection


From Picture Books: Something for everyone on Storybird Today's guest educator post was written by Karen Czajkowski, a high school English...

 •  Filed under Writing, Kids, Education, Storybird

​From Picture Books: Something for everyone on Storybird

Today’s guest educator post was written by Karen Czajkowski, a high school English department chair and teacher in New York. Karen has used Storybird for several years with students and her young daughters, and has led workshops on how to use Storybird in the classroom.

I love what Guinevere and Molly are doing with the Storybird blog. So many interesting posts like this one.

Just Asking: Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey - The Washington Post

 •  Filed under Writing, Education, Writers, Poems, Poetry

Just Asking: Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey - The Washington Post

Natasha Trethewey was once a creative writing teacher at Auburn University. I took a class from her, my only undergrad poetry writing class. I'm not a terrible fiction writer, but I am likely one of the worst poets. She was a patient teacher and very much lived out this quote in our class:

Well, I've written bad poems myself, so I'm sympathetic. There are those of us for whom it is necessary to write poetry. And if you are dedicated to that and willing to work very hard, your poems will get better. I have to believe that.

The wish to be super-strong is a healthy wish, a vital, compelling, power-producing desire. The more the Superman-Wonder Woman picture...

 •  Filed under Comics, Education, Wonder Woman, Dc Comics, Pyschology, Heroes

The wish to be super-strong is a healthy wish, a vital, compelling, power-producing desire. The more the Superman-Wonder Woman picture stories build up this inner compulsion by stimulating the child’s natural longing to battle and overcome obstacles, particularly evil ones, the better chance your child has for self-advancement in the world.

William Moulton Marston (creator of Wonder Woman) in the winter 1943 issue of The American Scholar (via comicquotations)

There's one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don't

 •  Filed under Education, Learning, Math, Hard Work

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

There is this weird tension in America between the American dream – work hard and you can make your life better – and America’s distrust of education and being educated. The same principal applies, though. Work hard with your mind and you can better yourself. This article says much the same, but goes into greater detail as it relates to math education.