Category Archive: Educational

Dec 31

Book Review: Born to Learn without Schooling

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Because¬†of my passion and interest in creative education techniques, I was asked to read and post a book review on Born to Learn: How Children Learn Without Schooling by Kytka Hilmar-Jezak. The author is very passionate about how children learn and showing creative teaching and learning methods. Her book gives a good description of how …

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Oct 28

Learning to be the Light

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This month in Kids Church we have been learning and discussing creativity. The latest lesson focused on shining a light on different items and creatively using them to share Jesus. How would you use a screwdriver to share Jesus? How would you use a broom to share Jesus? Students were given a bag with which …

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Sep 27

Love Letters from God book review

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Are you looking for a short devotional book? This book presents Bible stories in easy-to-read formats with Scripture references. Each story is followed by a Love Letter from God to apply the Biblical story to modern daily living. At the end of the book, there is a space to include a letter to God to …

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Sep 01

Drive with Headlights on

Transformative Assessment in higher education can be compared to hands-on active learning in lower grades. To evaluate higher education programs, schools and faculty were using student surveys to determine program effectiveness. However, these tools often failed to measure student learning and gave poor understandings of program effectiveness and faculty success. Those current assessment tools failed …

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Aug 30

Learning through Play

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The learning environment includes many elements of schools and classrooms, including facilities, room arrangement, students, resources, climate, and support (Wilmore, 2014, 607). Each of these elements plays critical roles in the learning environment and creating positive learning experiences for all learners. Students must feel ownership and comfort in their classroom environment. They must experience a …

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Aug 24

Planning Activities with Student Interests

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¬† Of the four futuring methods highlighted in this section, educators can combine two of them to work together for learners in classrooms. Polling and visioning have similar uses to be combined, and modeling and gaming have similarities to combine as well. Polling is used to collect data from others through interviews, questionnaires, and conversations …

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