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Seeing inspirational and mind-blowing videos for kids

What can I show children to inspire and wow them? I teach children aged between 9 and 11. I'm looking for video clips (or other) to show the children that will blow their minds - or at least, prompt discussion, broaden their horizons and take them outside of the confines of the four walls of the classroom. [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Mar 18, 2014 - 21 answers

Give me some easy songs for kids with no music training

I am part of a group of university-age music students who are volunteering at our local Boys and Girls Club to run a music playing-and-teaching program. I'm looking for easy pop songs that kids ages 9-15 would enjoy singing or playing along to on drums or guitar. [more inside]
posted by daisystomper on Feb 18, 2014 - 12 answers

There's Only So Much Wisdom I Can Impart In Between Their Fart Jokes!

I'd like to convey as much wisdom/advice as possible to my kids before they become feral teenagers drenched in Axe and scorn. Please share the best lists/essays/articles you've ever seen on the theme of "Teaching Your Kids About ______". [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Oct 22, 2013 - 14 answers

How do you teach values (I'm not talking about religion here) to kids?

Parents: I'm wondering how your kids learned things like empathy, honesty, compassion, etc. I know that setting a good example is probably the #1 thing to do, and I plan to, but did you use other ways, like reading (fiction) kids' books with them that demonstrate these things? Am I overthinking this? I want to raise a kid with a conscience...
posted by trillian on Sep 9, 2013 - 27 answers

ESL tips and games for young children

I am teaching English to a 4 and a 7 year old (separately) and I am looking for tips, games, ipad apps, or resources. [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Mar 16, 2013 - 6 answers

How to teach filmmaking to children

Looking for help figuring out ways to teach a tween how to make films. [more inside]
posted by diabolik on Oct 1, 2012 - 4 answers

'Do the birds have a constant vertical acceleration? Do they have constant horizontal velocity? Let’s find out, shall we.'

My five year old son is obsessed with Angry Birds. Suggest some ways that I can use the obsession to teach him a little tiny bit about physics. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Sep 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Helping my daughter love math this summer

My ten-year-old daughter is entering the gifted and talented program and she is a little anxious about her math skills. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Jun 21, 2011 - 25 answers

I think I would be a good teacher... just because.

What is the best way to structure a resume to apply for preschool teaching positions, especially when I have little actual training in this field? [more inside]
posted by wansac on Jun 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Exciting electronics video?

I am looking for an interesting or exciting video that would, in some small way, get Grade 7 kids excited about electronics or science in general. The video will be one part of a talk by Skype I'll be giving to a teacher friend's Grade 7 class. Ideally, the video would be less than 15 minutes and deal with electricity or electronics directly.
posted by sirsteven on Apr 8, 2011 - 4 answers

English teaching pre-made curriculum

Curriculum recommendations for teaching English (ESL kids, ages 3-5, 6-7, and 10-11) [more inside]
posted by sdis on Sep 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Do my numerous constraints rule out meaningful work with kids?

I'd like to learn about jobs that involve working intensively, one-on-one, with preschool or elementary-aged kids, to help them learn or develop. But, I have so many constraints that I'm not sure any role fits. Could you point me to any possibilities? [more inside]
posted by Other on Aug 5, 2010 - 8 answers

Kind of like teaching an upset, 10-year old sack of potatoes to read.

Advice on making reading palatable to a disgruntled ESL 10-year-old. [more inside]
posted by sdis on Apr 22, 2010 - 16 answers

Kids these days.

What are some fun classroom activities for middle school students (ages 12-14)? [more inside]
posted by canadia on Dec 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Websites for Elementary Kids?

What are some school appropriate websites I can use in the classroom? [more inside]
posted by debbie_ann on Jul 13, 2009 - 15 answers

Advice on teaching programming to math genius 11 year old girls

Advice on teaching programming to math genius 11 year old girls? I've agreed to teach an informal programming class for some neighbor kids who all attend an advanced math+science school. I'll be using processing as the platform. I have a fair amount of successful experience teaching processing to adults and college students, so I'm looking for tips on how to adjust my teaching for talented preteens. I'm taking it for granted they'll be better than me at math.
posted by puppy kuddles on Sep 15, 2008 - 7 answers

How do you teach 5 year olds to play baseball?

I thought it would be fun to volunteer to help out with my son's first baseball team. Now I'm the coach, and twice a week I have about a dozen 4-6 year olds looking at me, expecting to learn how to play the game. I'm rapidly running out of ideas here. How do I keep the very basics of the game fun, interesting, and instructional? [more inside]
posted by GhostintheMachine on Jul 3, 2008 - 12 answers

Puppets no can read good?

I need help writing a puppet show to teach the importance of literacy to kids k-5. [more inside]
posted by magikker on Apr 4, 2007 - 8 answers

I want to be a good substitute teacher

How can I be a good substitute teacher with elementary schoolers? I need tips on classroom management, keeping kids busy and engaged, or other general advice. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Mar 3, 2007 - 10 answers

Looking For AskMe Threads I Can Show 10 Year Olds

I'm looking for Askme threads -- or other blog/conferencing threads -- that I can show my fifth graders as examples of what's good about this (conferencing) medium. [more inside]
posted by carterk on Feb 5, 2007 - 19 answers

Help me plan a productive book club for kids!

I found out today that starting tomorrow, I'm teaching a kids' book club once a week. I've never done this before. Help! [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Nov 7, 2006 - 7 answers

Teaching Math Facts at 15

My sweet son has many disabilities--type 1 diabetes, ADHD, depression. At 15, he just confessed with great pain that he doesn't know his multiplication tables very well. Explains a lot. Any really wonderful suggestions that don't infantilize and humiliate him. Ones that work? Any personal success stories and moral support will make me heart you.
posted by wordswinker on Jul 21, 2006 - 52 answers

Chinese Children's Music

ChineseFilter: Help me find music for a dance party for four year olds! [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Jun 7, 2006 - 4 answers

kids are scary

Howdy! I've got to keep 50 8-year olds entertained for an hour while I teach them about a local endangered species tomorrow. Any teachers out there with some general tricks of the trade to help maintain control and keep their interest? ...I'm scared. Will they eat me? [more inside]
posted by stray on Jun 12, 2005 - 6 answers

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