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Earth Day History and Facts from Around the World

In case you might be asking yourself, Earth Day is a very real event and now a global celebration. First incepted back in 1970, this special occasion is dedicated to raising awareness of the environment and the relationship between the human race and every other species on earth. In other words, Earth Day is a reminder that for everything we do on this planet, we must also realize that our actions have an impact on every other inhabitant on earth which has just as much right to life as we do.
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18 Fun Facts about St Patrick’s Day for Kids

When it comes to worldwide celebrations, few festivities reach as far and wide as St. Patrick’s Day. Famous for colorful parades, shamrocks, Guinness, and leprechauns; St Patrick’s Day marks a historical date in Irish history yet retains a certain status as a new world phenomenon. That is to say, there is truth in the historical importance of this popular holiday, but there are also many surprising facts which illustrate the intriguing nature of what is now a global event.

With the above in mind, here are some of the most bizarre, unusual, interesting and fun facts about St. Patrick's Day:

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Why Do We Write On White?

It is a misconception that black type on white paper is the best combination for readers and writers. It is the most commonly used and probably the least expensive and is easy to read by a fair percentage of the population.
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Hand Washing - Make It Part of Your Teaching Routine

Hand washing is so important, because germs love schools. The nature of the school environment makes it an ideal place for germs to spread. There is a broad spectrum of microbes out there just waiting for the opportunity to re-infect and multiply - everything from the common cold right through to whooping cough.
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How To Boost Self Esteem in Your Learners

If you want confident and independent learners it is essential you know how to boost self esteem in your learners. A classroom full of learners with high self-esteem will be a place where everyone achieves at their level of capability. Healthy self esteem is a solid foundation for life and helps determine success.
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How To Build Teamwork in Your Learners

Teamwork is a highly social activity allowing learners to practice social skills, communication, and consequences. It is an exchange of ideas and respecting of other learners ideas and opinions.
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4 Main Indicators of a Negatively Programmed Child

Not all learners have positive experiences and influences in their lives. For some learners school is the most positive activity they have. As a teacher you need to be skilled in recognising and building positive experiences for your learners.
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New Teacher Survival Guide

It can be very daunting to become a new teacher or going out to do your first practice teaching no matter how happy you are with your allocated posting. It can be very stressful trying to put everything you have learned together in the real world setting. Mostly you will find it fun, enjoyable and rewarding. This is how it should feel, so the authors have written this ebook to help you to de-stress and feel confident in tackling your new experience as a teacher.
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13 Tips For Stress Free School Excursions

School excursions are excellent learning environments for learners of all ages. There is no better experience than the practical application of an organized and well thought through excursion. The cementing of knowledge and concepts taught in the learning environment can be re-enforced in a practical setting when learners are exposed to learning outside the classroom.
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Formative Assessment In The Classroom

Formative assessment in its many forms is the one that lets teachers know how students are doing as learning is occurring, not after.  There are many different ways that teachers can check for understanding which will allow you to shift instruction accordingly.
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