To answer the very first question…that began this thread. H_ll to the No. When do we have time to be innocent…we have our whole life to be boring adults. We should protect our innocent ones as long as possible…say at least until…Junior High! Then I would say H_ll yes…they need a good foundation in sex education to help give them proper info and help to safeguard their future. Because from that point on they will have working knowledge…and can make some proper decisions based on that information. And hopefully, the parents will have aided in their own strong beliefs and backings for their family to the child. Dunn and Dunn 49 focused on identifying relevant stimuli that may influence learning and manipulating the school environment, at about the same time as Joseph Renzulli 50 recommended varying teaching strategies. Howard Gardner 51 identified a wide range of modalities in his Multiple Intelligences theories. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Keirsey Temperament Sorter , based on the works of Jung , 52 focus on understanding how people’s personality affects the way they interact personally, and how this affects the way individuals respond to each other within the learning environment. The work of David Kolb and Anthony Gregorc ‘s Type Delineator 53 follows a similar but more simplified approach.

You can set up an obstacle course so easily by using household objects and toys. The other day my son and I were running round tables, crawling across old pieces of carpet, jumping on and over cushions and kicking footballs to the wall, then running back. All it takes is your imagination to set one up. This can be done outside or inside if you have enough room.

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Instead of memorizing information that is easy to obtain, I want students to understand how to use the information in the periodic table and to appreciate its value. As students play games and work with the table they will almost certainly memorize sections of it, but I think that this should be a side effect of the games rather than a goal.

Our country’s love affair with standardized testing continues with preschool and kindergarten teachers now administering tests to their students. But standardized test results for children younger than 8 are largely meaningless. Children’s brains are growing rapidly and their attention spans are too short to garner substantive results. Moreover, standardized testing eats up precious instruction time and stresses out young learners.Education