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  • 'Finding Dory' and the exceptional child
    'Finding Dory' and the exceptional child

    [WARNING: this post contains tons of spoilers!] Dory is a fish, and she has a problem. You see, she doesn’t really have any short-term memory. That means you can have a conversation with her, but within second she forgets it -- and has the same ...

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  • Thinking of homeschooling? Here are some tips
    Thinking of homeschooling? Here are some tips

    Homeschooling is growing in popularity, with almost two million homeschooled students in North America alone. This is up from less than one million in 1999. But before jumping on board the ever-growing bandwagon, there are some practical steps to consider. ...

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  • Schooling in the 'good old days' was very different
    Schooling in the 'good old days' was very different

    Times have changed in public schools -- times have changed a lot. Yes, we have computers nowadays, and smartboards, and tons of standardized testing, and so much more knowledge about how people learn and the best techniques for educating young people. But ...

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  • Talking to young people about scary stuff in the news
    Talking to young people about scary stuff in the news

    Sometimes, it seems as though the old news adage “if it bleeds, it leads” is taken to horrifying extremes. News coverage of ghastly murders, war and assorted awfulness can splash across our TV screens, social media feeds and more. Once upon a time, news ...

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  • Lesson plan: Exploring Google Trends
    Lesson plan: Exploring Google Trends

    The best way to learn how cars work is to lift the hood and tinker with the engine -- and Google, while not allowing us to monkey with its prized search algorithms, Google Trends does provide access to some fascinating analytical tools that many teens find ...

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