Archive for October 2019

Halloween Is More Than Just Pumpkins

  It may have originated from ancient festivals and religious rituals, Halloween is still widely celebrated today in many countries around the globe.  In Ireland, Canada, and the United States, traditions include costume parties, trick-or-treating, pranks, and games and there appears to be a greater incidence of this mix of fright and fun catching on…

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Word Mania is happening now!

  Again, this year, LiteracyPlanet is hosting Word Mania, one of the biggest and most fun literacy competitions on the planet.  The Competition Round runs from November 4, 2019 – November 8, 2019, and The Final Round from November 12, 2019 – November 14, 2019.   This competition has students racing against the clock to…

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Social media guideline for teachers

In a world where food, dates, and flights are a couple of clicks away – it can all be very overwhelming. Especially when it comes to expressing yourself on the World Wide Web as a role model for children and young adults. Where is the line for social media? What do we share, what don’t…

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4 ways to create a positive classroom culture

When the classroom is a place that students look forward to coming each day, it can have an exceptional impact on motivation, comprehension, and concentration. A consistent and positive classroom culture can go a long way in fostering a strong learning environment for students. But what are some practical examples of things you can do…

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