Teaching Writing

Long past are the days when a teacher would stand in front of a class, deliver a writing lesson, and simply assign a project.

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Children and Television

Children learn not only through real life experience, but vicariously through media exposure which defines our culture and shapes our norms.

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Children Who Steal

Stealing is taking things that belong to others without their permission. The act is common in young children because they tend to be self-centered and feel that it is all right to take what they want from others.

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Educating Homeless Children

In 1987, the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act became law. Its purpose was to protect the educational rights of homeless children by mandating that states remove barriers that prevent these students from receiving a quality education.

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Educating Children of Prisoners

It is estimated that 1.5 million children in the United States have a parent in jail or prison and this number increases each year. These children are less likely to succeed in school and more likely to be involved in substance abuse and delinquent behaviors.

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Educator's Guide to Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and acute anxiety regarding gaining weight. It occurs most often in teenage girls, but has also been diagnosed in teenage boys and adults.

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Effective Communication

Being able to communicate is vital to being an effective educator. Communication not only conveys information, but it encourages effort, modifies attitudes, and stimulates thinking.

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Effective Praise

A goal of educators is to help children to become intrinsically motivated. Children's self-worth develops as an aside from working hard, surmounting frustrations, and overcoming obstacles.

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Emotional Abuse of Children

Emotional abuse is commonly defined as systematic attacks on a child's emotional well-being and sense of self-worth. It is based on power and control and often accompanies other forms of abuse.

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Encouraging Thoughts

Encouragement means to stimulate initiative and positive actions. Teachers, counselors, and parents are asked to encourage children to do their best by acknowledging their efforts and strengths.

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Enhancing Children's Emotional Development

Most educators agree that children's emotional well-being contributes greatly to their social and intellectual development. However, adults have traditionally denied Children's feelings by saying things such as, "You shouldn't feel that way!" or "You'll be fine.

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