Teaching Strategies: The Right Way to Give Feedback

As teachers, one our many duties and teaching strategies is to provide feedback to our students. The purpose of feedback is to aid in the learning process and improve a student’s academic performance. Whether it’s written or verbal, this feedback can have a powerful effect on student learning. The goal is to provide appropriate feedback that will not discourage a student’s learning, but encourage it. Here are a few ideas and teaching strategies to help you give the most effective feedback to your students. Teaching Strategies that Use the Feedback Sandwich One of the most effective ways that teachers have […]

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How to Get Your Kids to Love School

Every parent wants their kids to enjoy going to school. For some children, that comes naturally. Others need a little help developing that love of going to school. For either type of child, there are many ways you can boost their outlook toward school and learning. Incorporate some of these easy tips to show your kids how to love school. Actively Help with Homework Homework time is usually when parents cook dinner or enjoy some quiet time for themselves. Block off some time to actively help your kids with their homework. Sit down with your children as they do their homework. […]

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Raising Your Children the Healthy Way

Involving your children in healthy nutrition is imperative to their future.  Paving the way from an early age is a stepping stone for their immunity and growth. Why is nutrition important? Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing. Food provides our bodies with the carbohydrates, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals for energy, to live, grow and function properly. Our body requires a wide variety of different foods to provide the right variety and amounts of nutrients for optimum health. Get them involved:Your children can help with making a meal plan for the house, making a […]

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What Does It Mean When Your Skin Starts to Peel?

Peeling skin usually doesn’t hurt, but it can be very noticeable. Seeing your skin peel in large sheets, as it sometimes does, may alarm you, particularly if you don’t know what is causing it. Peeling is the natural maintenance mechanism that the skin uses to get rid of dead skin cells. With healthy skin, this process happens gradually so that the shedding of skin cells is not easily seen. If skin is damaged, however, peeling may be more widespread and readily apparent. Significance When the skin peels excessively, it can sometimes expose new layers of skin prematurely. This can lead […]

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Antibacterial soaps may do more harm than good

Antibacterial soaps and gels are useless and may cause harm, 200 scientists and medics have warned. The consensus statement, published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives also cautions against the use of antimicrobial agents in food storage containers, exercise mats and paints. Environmental health professors said “plain soap and water” was the best way to protect against illness. But they also said antibacterial products – some of which have been banned in the United States, and are being phased out here – could cause harm to some consumers, especially pregnant women and those breastfeeding. Environmental health professor at the […]

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