Magazine article Teach

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Magazine article Teach

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Welcome to another issue of TEACH!

With roots in dramatic performance and innate interactivity, puppets naturally captivate any audience's attention. And when brought into the classroom as educational tools, puppets can transform the delivery of information and motivate children to participate in their learning. Our first feature explores the world of puppetry and the benefits of teaching children across many grade levels using animated friends.

Our other feature story asks: how can we ensure that our students arrive at school ready to learn? Often, children may be distracted or discouraged from learning by the latest tech toys or by familial troubles at home. Yoga and Mindfulness are new concepts being introduced to the classroom to teach students the power of deep breathing and its connection to the brain. With no religious implications, educators are using these techniques to help students relax, rid themselves of negativity, be aware of the present moment, and focus. Peruse this story to learn how we can help students be ready for the day's learning.

Elsewhere in the issue, Field Trips introduces you to Canadian zoos that welcome visitors to learn about animal habitats. …

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