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In School in Germany: Teaching Method- The Chalkboard
Heres a question I have for all those learning a foreign language, in particular those teaching English in Germany: Apart from the teaching book (German: Lehrbuch), what type of medium do you use for...
3/10/14 at 9:43 AM In School in Germany: Overture 2/28/14 at 5:39 AM
Education should be encouraged, not denied 10/25/12 at 8:36 AM
Lifesaving, knot tying, nature and swimming all sound like things Eh? would expect a Boy Scout to gain a merit badge in. But now, the Boy Scouts of America have released one of its newest merit badge...
3/8/14 at 12:00 AM Laughs and taxes 3/6/14 at 12:00 AM
Restore history 3/5/14 at 12:00 AM
Dayton would limit surplus spending to $162 million
By Don Davis A $1.2 billion budget surplus does not mean massive new state spending. Gov. Mark Dayton made that clear Thursday when he unveiled his plan for election-year budget changes: About half of...
3/6/14 at 6:43 PM Secretary Duncan joins in call for more early-childhood education money 7/16/13 at 4:57 PM
Notebook: More Indian scholarships available 7/15/13 at 5:10 PM
65th Western Minnesota Regional Science Fair on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the U of M Crookston
Students will have the opportunity to showcase their science projects and compete at the 65th Annual Western Minnesota Regional Science Fair to be hosted at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The ...
2/18/14 at 10:58 AM Lantern New Year Celebration Features Area Students and CAAM Chinese Dance Theater Saturday, February 22, 2014, including Workshops, Dinner, and Performance 2/12/14 at 10:11 AM
Third Annual Clean Water for Everyone Dinner to be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center 2/11/14 at 10:21 AM
My Tanzanian Village School (part one)
The following is a description of my first day at my village school along with photographs gathered throughout my time here thus far. *** On Monday morning, January 27, 2014, I woke up in my concret...
2/16/14 at 4:58 AM Education Is Bigger Than Schools 10/28/13 at 8:34 AM
Is Homeschooling Better? 10/21/13 at 8:19 AM
What "Should" Your Child Be Reading?
I grew up in a household of books, and given that there were five kids and two parents with widely divergent interests -- from molecular biology to Bobby Sherman, the singing heartthrob -- there was...
2/13/14 at 1:00 PM We Never Could Afford Piano Lessons 1/30/14 at 2:40 PM
The Problem with U.S. History 1/23/14 at 2:39 PM
The Many Faces of Bankruptcy
In 2005, Congress adopted The Bankruptcy Abuse Protection and Consumer Protection Act. The changes made to the existing Bankruptcy Code were significant and sweeping, especially for those with persona...
2/3/14 at 10:03 AM
Bond project for rapidly growing Tioga school goes to vote Thursday
TIOGA, N.D. For elementary students in this rapidly growing town, their daily trip to the school lunchroom requires coordination and creativity. Students in eight classrooms bundle up every day and ...
1/14/14 at 1:15 AM Tioga superintendent resigns after bringing gun to school 10/10/13 at 12:39 AM
Faces of the Boom: They came for the football, stayed for the jobs 9/29/13 at 12:36 AM
G-U-A-R, just like in GUARD...
I used to give spelling tests all day. Every Friday, I'd give five spelling tests to five groups of thirty eighth graders. Then we would grade them in class, after I passed out red pens to everyone. M...
11/22/13 at 12:18 PM This is only a test. 4/17/13 at 2:12 PM
How on earth am I gonna teach Algebra?! 4/1/13 at 10:13 AM
The Nanny McPhee Effect
"There is something you should understand about the way I work. When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me but no longer need me, then I have to go. It's rather sad, reall...
10/8/13 at 11:14 AM Loopy Stanley 2013 - we want YOU! 2/11/13 at 3:48 PM
The Space Between: CONNECTing Music Therapy & Music Ed 1/12/13 at 1:54 PM
Life in “Standby” Mode?
It is the second half of the school year, and I am traveling quite a bit around the state of Minnesota. As the dean of students for an online school, my primary role is to deal with attendance issues....
3/1/13 at 7:35 AM Online Learning: A Dual Perspective 9/13/12 at 8:13 AM
Just Go to School! 9/5/12 at 7:02 AM
Hungry? Help us make 23-cent meals!
The Kiwanis Club of Jamestown looks to hold its third Kids Against Hunger meal-packaging event, thanks to another gift from an anonymous donor. As a Kiwanis member and a parent, I'm so humbled to be ...
12/20/12 at 11:45 AM Grandparents raising your children's children: here's a group for you 10/20/11 at 6:30 AM
Headlines: Spiritwood-area volunteers assist with harvest after death of 3-year-old boy 10/19/11 at 12:40 PM
Letting Go, Letting Life
The trek was over. I got back to Zhuhai, my home in China for the past eleven months. But though I was done trekking, I wasn't through with traveling: I had 48 left in China to ready for a long journ...
10/6/12 at 9:21 AM Tai Chi: What Goes Around Comes Around 9/8/12 at 8:20 AM
Bamboo U 5/5/12 at 8:53 AM
"Real Food" vs Processed Food - Areavoices Digest #89
So as I sat the other day spraying cheese in a can on my snack crackers, I began to think "Can this be real cheese?" Well the answer is "probably not." First clue: any cheese that's spelled with a "z...
9/19/12 at 2:16 PM Getting your school news published the easy way - Areavoices Digest #87 8/22/12 at 1:34 PM
More from the Oil Boom, Junkfest and a Little Something for Teachers - Areavoices Digest #83 7/25/12 at 11:53 AM
Putting a dent in family travel
Besides family time, one of the concerns about starting school before Labor Day is that it would cut into family travel... and ultimately the tourism and hospitality industry. And that's a big deal in...
8/30/12 at 12:40 PM Online colleges edge out UMD 2/9/11 at 1:22 PM