Blog Archives - Institute for Educational Advancement

04 Mar Women’s History Month

On this day in Women’s History Month, there are more stories than ever of remarkable individuals who have effected change for a more just and equitable society. Below are a few favorite resources I found when reflecting on the intelligence, resilience, and achievements of...

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18 Feb Comics for Literacy

Reading and writing comics are fantastic ways for students of all ages to develop their literacy skills and nurture their creativity. In my Cartooning for Creatives class with IEA, we read comics and analyze them for their literary techniques, such as character, setting, tone, perspective,...

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10 Feb Practicing Mindfulness in Gifted Children

While intellectually understanding the situation we face, a young gifted child may not yet possess the emotional vocabulary to process what’s going on around them. This can cause anxiety, stress, and can seriously affect their overall wellbeing....

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05 Feb Is It Time for a Tutor?

There are a variety of things to consider: grade level curriculum, organizational skills, attentiveness, study habits and just general life activities. Classroom success ebbs and flows with each student’s situation, especially now with so many schedules disrupted. ...

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12 Jan Together We Make a Difference

Despite a challenging year, the outstanding IEA team created an online teach and learn platform which made it possible for IEA to remain a vital source of hope, encouragement and knowledge for our students and their families.  Our community remains passionately committed to being there...

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06 Jan Virtual Learning Lab: GovLearn- The Cabinet

With the elections behind us, it's a good time to learn about one of the most consequential aspects of the executive branch: the Cabinet of the President. Join Luke Gialanella of GovLearn for an informative video about the history and nature of the cabinet....

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25 Nov Happy Gratitude Day

As we approach this Thanksgiving holiday, especially THIS year, it might be helpful to think about different aspects of “Thanksgiving,” including being grateful, generous, and mindful....

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17 Nov Transitioning Into Hybrid Learning: Resources for Parents

Hybrid learning is an educational model where some students attend class in-person, while others join the class virtually from home. Educators teach remote and in-person students at the same time using tools like video conferencing hardware and software. In some cases, hybrid classes include asynchronous...

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05 Nov Guest Post: My Story

I don’t deserve any credit, I just was born this way, to new immigrants, Holocaust survivors just off the boat. We lived in a Bronx tenement. My parents spoke little English, yet I taught myself to read at 3 and was reading on a 12th...

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03 Nov Academy Student Words and Works

When it comes to sharing what’s so unique and special about Academy, our students tell it best! This fall, we asked students to share what they like about their class, what can make it even better, and what classes they’d like to see offered this...

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20 Oct You Might Have a Gifted Child on Your Hands if…

Parents tend to know when their child needs something more. If you are looking for an opportunity for your gifted child, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to provide children with the educational, emotional, and personal support needed to ensure they thrive in...

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06 Oct Books for Gifted Children and Parents

The impact of a book that speaks to us regardless of time or life circumstance is golden. It can touch us in ways that are inspiring, grounding, comforting, entertaining, and enlightening. Whether you are opening a classic you’ve never read before or returning to an...

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29 Sep Help Us Meet Our Fundraising Goal

IEA kicked off our Read-a-Thon just over a week ago! Since then we have held our kickoff event, our first game of trivia, and we are getting set for our first round of virtual book clubs. In times like these, our IEA family is more...

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22 Sep Distance Learning: Staying Organized

Distance learning for many parents and students is a new concept and can be challenging. This year parents will have to be more involved than ever in being a teaching partner. Students will need to stay focused and engaged and parents may need some tools...

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