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|Mauritshuis Museum Loans Art During Redo|
Camille Gizzarelli, BellaOnline's Art Appreciation Editor
The past exhibition of loaned artwork from the Mauritshuis, The Hague proved to be a record breaking exhibit at the Frick Collection, New York. Other museums worldwide benefited from their two year renovation. I will discuss the collection.
|Gemini – the Celestial Twins|
Mona Evans, BellaOnline's Astronomy Editor
Gemini. A story of the love and loyalty of two brothers parted only by death. Includes a star that's actually a system of six stars, and a giant star that can help us measure distances in space. Contains an object that completely baffled astronomers for twenty years.
|Preparing to Teach Your First Course|
Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger, BellaOnline's Distance Learning Editor
Preparing to teach your first course can be intimidating. Colleges, universities, and other educational institutions have required materials such as selected textbooks, curricula, and syllabi that are necessary to begin your teaching experience.
|What to do if you do not get into graduate school|
Nicole Amos, BellaOnline's Graduate School Editor
If you have applied to graduate school and did not get in you might be feeling not only disappointed, but also lost as to what to do next. Don’t give up! Explore the possible reasons why you were not accepted and then you can plot a course to move forward.
|Women's History Month Writing Prompts|
Alissa Moy, BellaOnline's Homeschooling Editor
March is Women's History Month. Challenge your upper elementary to high school homeschooler with these thought provoking prompts.
|Foods For the Mind and Body|
Celestine A. Jones, BellaOnline's Learning Disabilities Editor
People with learning disabilities are faced with the same health problems as anyone else. Food is a link to a healthy body. It is important to eat healthy in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
|Math MOOC - Free Online Math Courses - Self-Paced|
Beverly Mackie, BellaOnline's Math Editor
MOOCs are an ideal way to try out a course, college, university or even a new career field. Homeschool families will find them useful too. Click to discover free math courses for all ages.
|Building Exhibition Panels|
Kim Kenney, BellaOnline's Museums Editor
There are many ways to construct exhibition panels in-house for temporary exhibits. Here are three options to consider in your museum.
|The Importance of Subitizing|
Amy Tradewell, BellaOnline's Preschool Education Editor
Subitizing is being able to automatically identify the quantity of a set of objects without actually counting the objects. This is a very important skill in terms of number sense.
|Firing Teachers Won't Improve U.S. Education|
Maeve Maddox, BellaOnline's School Reform Editor
Judging by responses to a recent NPR report on a lawsuit to make it easier to fire California teachers, many members of the public seem to see public school teachers as a species of self-sacrificing missionaries dedicated to acting as surrogate parents to every child who enters their classroom.
Celestine A. Jones, BellaOnline's Special Education Editor
Students in special education often face situations at school that have a lasting negative effect on learning. Students receive special education services in different settings. Physical differences, lack of social skills, and learning disabilities can make some students a target for bullying.
|Preparing Your Family for General Conference|
Brenda Emmett, BellaOnline's Teaching LDS Editor
Have you prepared your family to listen to General Conference? Here are a few ideas to help get them ready to listen to the words of the latter-day prophets.
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The Mailbox Magazine
The Mailbox magazine is one that both my son and I get excited about! This magazine is geared for educators, in the classroom and at home. The ideas for lessons, games, and enrichment work are vast and appealing. There are fantastic reproducibles that all children will enjoy completing. You will find art ideas, classroom management ideas and much more!
The 39 Clues
Excitement abounds with a series of books, some yet to be written, titled The 39 Clues. I have embarked on this series from Scholastic with my ten year old son, and so far it has been a fascinating read. I am actually finding it hard to get him to stay on task and not read ahead! The first book is titled "The Maze of Bones" by Rick Riordan.
Polar Bears Past Bedtime
The Magic Tree House is a popular series of books by Mary Pope Osborne geared for children in grades one through three. Some Kindergarteners may be adept and enjoy reading them, and many fourth or fifth grade students still enjoy them as well. If your child is too young to read these independently you can read aloud to them too. I enjoyed reading many of them myself! The stories center on two chil