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Crazy Organized in Kindergarten!

Maria Manore is a kindergarten teacher from Detroit, Michigan. She is a self- described polka-dot enthusiast  and lover of all things tidy, brightly covered, and organized. Her blog, Kinder Craze  which offers tips and lesson plan ideas for teachers has been incredibly successful. She also runs a Teacher Pay Teachers store where she sells her [...]

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The Computer is an Instrument Whose Music is Ideas

Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher, Jean Piaget inspired “Busy Shapes”. Naturally we sought guidance from his pupil, Seymour Papert, as we created its follow up, “Crazy Gears”. This South African scientist has dedicated his life to understanding and implementing the computer as a learning tool for children. Thankfully many of Papert’s former colleagues are Montrealers, [...]

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The Oldest Words in English

Evidence found by Mark Pagel (University of Reading) shows that English words, I, we, who, two, and three may be up to 40,000 years old, having been used by all speakers of Indo-European languages throughout history. Isn’t it fascinating to contemplate the idea that the same sounds have held the same meanings for tens of [...]

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