Posts Tagged ‘teaching strategies’

Stationary bike helps kids read, get fit

Kids have a lot of energy and it’s often found to be beneficial for them to move as they learn.  Now, teachers in Florida have found a way for kids to get exercise while they learn to read.  Here’s more about this unique “ride and read” initiative: ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) – As the wheels turn in the…

7 Recommended Movies for Discussion in Elementary English

Anne (Teacher) asks: Do you have any recommended short movies for discussion in elementary English class? Dr. Marion Blank answers: This question is one that is close to my heart since I have long used movies as a key tool in teaching. Films represent an amazingly powerful and motivating force and when they are blended into the curriculum, the children’s…

Educational Websites Lingo Likes: Edufy

Giving teachers tools to find and share quality educational resources helps them to provide an excellent education for children.  That’s why the educational website we recommend this week is Edufy.org.  Here’s more about them from their site: Edufy was started by an Earth Science teacher who, after a number of years struggling to find activities to effectively engage his students,…

Ask Reading Kingdom: What key tips/advice would you give to new teachers?

Judy (Educator) asks: What key tips/advice would you share for new teachers to keep in mind? Dr. Marion Blank answers: Whether they are familiar with the term or not, new teachers are well-versed in the psychology of edutainment; that is, the idea that the content of any teaching should be designed not simply to educate but to entertain as well….

Ask Reading Kingdom: What would an ideal education look like if you could redesign it from scratch?

Daniel (Elementary Principal) asks: What would an ideal education look like if you could redesign it from scratch?  Ignoring funding constraints, political constraints, and the state of the current systems, how could you best educate a child starting from age ? Dr. Marion Blank answers: That is an exciting but huge question. An answer would, at a minimum, require a…

Our Reading Program Impresses Moms!

Jennifer is a mom who signed her child for Reading Kingdom and was quickly pleased with the many positive results our reading program provided. Here’s what she thinks: “I am very impressed with the comprehensive English Language Arts that Reading Kingdom supports. It’s more than just phonics and whole language that I see with other programs. I love the comprehension,…