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“Flawless Reading Lesson Plan & Earth Day.” – Janelle Cox

Earth Day Image from:http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/04/photogalleries/earth-day-stunts-pictures/

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Today I am grateful for the educational leadership Janelle Cox provides to elementary school teachers and parents! Here is a recent newsletter from Janelle.  – Doc Meek, Tuesday, April 10, 2012, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

Elementary Education
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This newsletter for teachers is from Janelle Cox, your Guide to Elementary Education

This week’s newsletter contains tools for effectively using a graphic organizer, creating a flawless reading lesson plan, providing fun activities for Earth day, and much more!


Why Choose a Graphic Organizer?

The most appealing aspect of a graphic organizer is the fact that it helps students understand and process essential information. Most students I have come across seem to understand the information that is taught very quickly once they see the information organized. Students seem to benefit from…Read More

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Top 10 Components of a Language Arts Lesson Plan

Lesson plans help teachers organize their objectives and goals into an easy to read format. Some teachers feel comfortable using a basic lesson plan template for all subjects, while others prefer a template that is structured to the specific subject they are teaching. This language arts (reading) template provides…Read More

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6 Earth Day Activities

Earth day is celebrated every year on April 22. This is a day to take the time to remind students the importance of preserving our earth. Help your students get a better understanding of how they can help our earth by…Read More

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Parent Communication Strategies and Ideas

By communicating effectively with parents, you are forming a cooperative team that has the students’ best interests at heart. Extend your lessons beyond the classroom with effective school-home communication.

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Professional Growth and Development

Becoming an Elementary School Teacher
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Thank you, Janelle Cox, for your focus on helping elementary education teachers help our kids!

Doc Meek, Tues, Apr 10, 2012, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

“Learning is the only thing…” -T.H. White

Tuesday, November16, 2010. Today I am grateful for education and learning, and the touch of humor that can take us further in our learning than we thought possible.

A green taxi at Arlington, Virginia. Hybrid taxis are becoming common in major cities around the world; image and text from Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxicab

Reader’s Digest, September 2010, page 49 gives learning and humor a boost:

“Got that? I think everyone should go to college and get a degree, and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated. – Al McGuire, basketball coach and commentator”

Further, from the same issue of Reader’s Digest, page 49:

“Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get when you don’t.- Pete Seeger”

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. – Sydney J. Harris”

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. – Will Durant”

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. – B.F. Skinner.”

Thank you, Reader’s Digest!

Here’s to educators and learners and thinkers!

All three in one?

Doc Meek, Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Strathcona Country Library, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)
“What if you are smarter than you think?”
Learning Specialist https://docmeek.com

For brain health, ensure heart health (short video):
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Ph (801) 971-1812 (Jeannette); Fax [801] 282-6026

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“A good education . . . ” – Charles M. Schulz

Friday, October 8, 2010. Today I am grateful to be living in a free society where the police can protect me, unlike some other societies. And I am grateful that we have access to good educational and employment opportunities that come in many forms.

“The Games Children Play” on display at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Santa Rosa, California, USA
July 13 through November 28, 2011
Strip Rotation Gallery
This exhibition explores how, in addition to sports, play is portrayed in Peanuts.  Early strips find the Gang involved in imaginative play as they prepare for a martian attack, and a later series of strips find them engrossed in a rousing game of “Ha Ha Herman.” In between they shoot marbles, build snow forts, and fly kites.

It’s a great time to be a
Schulz Museum Member
!

We are now a member of the NARM program!
>> Click here for more info on the NARM program
>> Click here for a list of reciprocating museums

Image and text above from:  http://www.schulzmuseum.org/

I did not know that there was/is a Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California, honoring that brilliant, funny and creative cartoonist who loved children and created the famous comic strip Peanuts.

 Charles also undertood the value of education and supportive parents in our society. I love his famous tongue-in-cheek quote:

“A good education is the next best thing to a pushy mother.” 😮

 Charles M. Schulz

“PEANUTS, the most beloved comic strip in history, continues to appear in nearly all 2,600 newspapers that published it before Charles Schulz retired. “As a youngster, I didn’t realize how many Charlie Browns there were in the world,” said Schulz. “I thought I was the only one. Now I realize that Charlie Brown’s goofs are familiar to everybody, adults and children alike.” Classic PEANUTS brings Charlie Brown, Snoopy and all the rest of Schulz’s lovable characters to a new generation of readers, and consistently ranks at the top of newspaper readership polls worldwide. Schulz’s first break came in 1947, when he sold the cartoon “Li’l Folks” to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. In 1950, after many rejections, Schulz boarded a train to New York for a meeting with United Feature Syndicate. On October 2 of that year, PEANUTS debuted in seven newspapers. Schulz drew every PEANUTS comic strip – nearly 18,000 – himself for 50 years. He wrote all the scripts and storyboards for the PEANUTS television specials, earning him five Emmy and two Peabody Awards, and was involved in all aspects of the PEANUTS publishing and licensing programs. On February 12, 2000, Charles Schulz died in Santa Rosa, California. The National Cartoonists Society posthumously awarded him the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp featuring Snoopy as the World War One Flying Ace, and Schulz was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the U.S.’s highest civilian honor. The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center opened in Santa Rosa in 2002.”

Image and text above from:  www.unitedfeatures.com/?title=Bio:Peanuts%20C…

Thank you, Charles! And thank you for bringing all the Peanuts gang into our homes over the years.

Doc Meek, Friday, October 8, 2010, at Nose Hill Public Library, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA

J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)
“What if you are smarter than you think?”
Learning Specialist https://docmeek.com

For brain health, ensure heart health (short video):
http://www.amiraclemolecule.com/themeekteam
More on heart health http://www.themeekteam.info
Ph (801) 971-1812 (Jeannette); Fax [801] 282-6026

THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE, INC.
CANADA: P.O. Box 3105, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1
TONGA: Mele Taumoepeau, P.O. Box 60, Nuku’alofa
USA: 3688 W 9800 S, #138, South Jordan, UT 84095

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“Ask me anything.” – Doc Meek

Thursday, August 12, 2010. Today I am grateful that I have had more than thirty (30) years of great experience with almost all aspects of education and learning. They call me the “the brain guy.” – Doc Meek

People are always asking me questions about teaching, learning, and how the brain operates. And how the school systems operate.

I am delighted to answer any and all questions! 😮

So this is an open invitation to all of you who are parents, teachers, students, or educational administrators:

“Ask me anything”

I learned that phrase from my internet mentor, Connie Ragen Green. She teaches people how to be a business success on the internet, like she is. She is a great teacher/learner. Kind, considerate, and patiently able to explain answers to all questions, including the “dumb questions” people are almost afraid to ask. That’s Connie.

“There are no dumb questions, ” Connie says, and she practices what she preaches. And she keeps learning. She never stops learning. I think that is one reason she is such a good teacher. She is a good student as well. Thank you Connie! I am grateful for your example.

Same invitation from Doc: “Ask me anything.”

“Ask me anything about education, training, the brain, the mind, behavior, emotion, teaching, teacher training, student learning problems, and so on.”

I have had extensive training and experience with almost all aspects of education and learning, including the administrative and financial aspects. (See my Qualifications Brief by clicking on the date of July 15, 2010, on the calendar on the right-hand side of the screen when you first visit THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE blog at

https://docmeek.com

There is almost nothing about education, learning or the brain that you can ask me, about which I have not had some degree of familiarity.

You can ask me with confidence and I will respond with both knowlege and compassion. If I don’t know the answer I will find it for you.

And even a little humor may go a long way, eh?

Years ago, a Calgary magazine reported:

“Dr. Meek brings a unique blend of warmth, intelligence and humor to everything he does.” Thank you, Calgary!

If you have any questions or comments, just click on the little blue word “comments” at the bottom right-hand side of this article, and a form will appear that you can use to ask any question you wish.

Doc Meek, Thursday, August 12, 2010, at Nose Hill Public Library in Calgary, Alberta, CANADA.

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J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)
“What if you are smarter than you think?”
Learning Specialist https://docmeek.com

For brain health, ensure heart health (short video):
http://www.amiraclemolecule.com/themeekteam
More on heart health http://www.themeekteam.info
Ph (801) 971-1812 (Jeannette); Fax [801] 282-6026

THE LEARNING CLINIC WORLDWIDE, INC.
CANADA: P.O. Box 3105, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T1
TONGA: Mele Taumoepeau, P.O. Box 60, Nuku’alofa
USA: 3688 W 9800 S, #138, South Jordan, UT 84095

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