Archive for December, 2009

It’s Praxis Test Time Again

January 9 is the next testing date for the Praxis.  The PPST and 23 different subject assessments will be offered.  Over the winter break is a perfect study time and to help get organized  check out our Praxis study guides.  You’ll find a link to our study guides here.  Here are a few general test taking tips […]

New for 2010

  Teachers of 2nd and 3rd graders take note.  Marshall Cavendish publishers has a new six book series, Zoo Animals, loaded with great features.  They each have colorful photographs, bold words with a glossary and include kids’ favorites like penguins and pandas. In addition to information about animals they also include maps with keys, charts and […]

Keeping Your Students Germ-free

From School Library Journal (12/09)~  Grammy Award-winning singer/storyteller Bill Harley is doing his part to help prevent the the spread of the flu.  His latest song, “Wash Your Hands (lavate las manos)” can be accessed as a free download on his Web site, billharley.com. He also notes that librarians and teachers should check out the […]

A National Barn-Raising for Hands-On Learning

According to the latest Ohio Resource Center newsletter, President Obama has announced that the first National Lab Day will be held in May 2010. This national science education initiative will seek to improve STEM education by calling upon university students, scientists, engineers and other STEM professional to volunteer their expertise. Through collaborations with 6-12 educators and […]

For Those Who Truly Believe

For those who treasure Chris Van Allsburg’s “The Polar Express” as part of their Christmas tradition, Houghton Mifflin Publishers have put together a website devoted to the 25th anniversary of it’s 1985 publication.   That’s right,  “The Polar Express” is 25 years old!   The Polar Express site  not only has fun and games for kids, but curriculum connections and discussion guides for […]

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