Category Archive: General

Aug 07

Teaching statistics

I was looking for information of teaching jobs on the website of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and found some interesting statistics that I wanted to share with you: In the USA, of all occupations in the elementary and secondary school category, there are 64,000 preschool teachers, 160,000 kindergarten teachers, 1.4 million elementary school teachers, …

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Jul 28

Audio cassette tapes in the classroom

Last week I posted a message about the utilization of new media on primary/elementary schools. I then thought of some reasons why the usage of internet and computers is still relatively small. After speaking with some teachers, I found out there are at least two other good reasons: 1) Money. Let’s face it, although governments …

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Jul 16

New media in your classroom

I read a newspaper article today here in the Netherlands about the usage of new media in primary/elementary schools. Although the article mentioned a distinct rise in internet and computer use in general, it is currently only used in 26% of all schools. Granted, it has risen from 15% last year, but I still think it’s …

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May 25

Open for suggestions

Hi everybody, I would like you to know that we are quite interested to hear your opinions on LessonSense.com . Also, we are very open for suggestions for resources that you are looking for.  So, if there’s a specific theme that you cannot find on this site, please let us know! We will do our best …

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May 02

New look for LessonSense

As of today, LessonSense has a new look and feel. I hope you like it, all the worksheets and themes are still where they were so have a look around (use the menu on the top of this page).  On the front page, it is now possible to leave your comments (or wishes), so let’s hear …

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Feb 26

Writing Child Stories in an ADHD World

Writing Child Stories in an ADHD World Have you noticed how your attention span has gotten shorter? Personally, I rarely have the patience to sit through a move in which the plot slowly unfolds. With a few notable exceptions, the plot has to move at a brisk pace. If we, as adults, now demand a …

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Jan 02

Spice Up Child Stories by Using Sound

Spice Up Child Stories by Using Sound This article presents a parenting tip for using sound, and especially onomatopoeia, with child stories. The benefits are: they make child stories more interesting stories become more interactive making sounds is fun Why Use Sound? As recently as a few centuries ago, stories were primarily oral/aural; they were …

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