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How to Learn any language: Quickly, Easily, Inexpensively, Enjoyably and on Your Own


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Classroom Management

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PowerPoint Reform: a first chapter
After 10 years, it was time.  We could not sit through another bullet-ridden, brain-numbing student presentation.  We interviewed the kids.  For them it was just as bad.
So, with Senior Seminar research presentations looming, about two months ago we began our focus on change.  (more ...)


‘Red Rubber Ball’ Bounces in










What is it that excites you, makes you smile and fuels your dreams?

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Getting Involved in Your child's Education

When parents are involved in their children's education, kids do better in school. Want to learn how to help your child achieve and succeed? Read on! You'll learn why involvement is so important and suggestions for how to get involved.


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Positive Education With Character Strengths

Created by the VIA Institute, this 8 minute documentary depicts character strengths in action in an elementary school classroom. Includes interviews with students who actively learn about and use their strengths, and interviews with teachers and parents. Embodies an approach to the classroom of creating a culture of learning -- a learning environment based in strengths for each child to realize the fullest potential and be at their best. 

Features Dr. Neal Mayerson, Chairman of the VIA Institute, who discusses the value of creating a culture of learning based in character strengths. Also integrates interview clips with Jay Sharp, a 4th grade teacher at Bella Vista Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah. He discusses his child-centered approach to the classroom based firmly in the VIA character strengths. 







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