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Best Education Links for the Week of November 12, 2018

by Joel

How to Protect Your Kid from Fortnite Scams - Common Sense Media
We've shared a few other Fortnite guides here, but this one is focused on helping you and your kids avoid scams. Unfortunately, whenever there are a lot of people (and a lot of kids) online, there are sure to be folks trying to take advantage of them, so here's how to keep the little ones watch out for the sketchy side of the game.

Strategies That Can Take the Anxiety Out Of Math - EdTech Update
Once kids get in the "math is stressful" mindset, it can be very hard to break them out of it, so best to head it off at the pass!

Questions Montessori Teachers Ask When They Want to Change 'Bad' Behavior - Motherly
A compassionate, empathetic way to look at behaviors, environment, and relationships to get to the root cause of misbehavior that may hold the student back.  Key to remember here is that misbehavior is a symptom, not the problem, and it's your job to figure out the why.

Can meditation help kids with autism better cope with sensory overload? - Washington Post
I found my 8-year-old son sitting cross-legged in the bathroom, eyes closed, his hands resting gently on his knees. He said he was meditating. I was skeptical, but the peaceful look on his face told me that whatever he was doing, it was working.

Learning music early can make your child a better reader - The Conversation
They don't need to be concert pianists by the age of 6, but the research is in and it's conclusive that kids with music education are pick up reading more quickly than those without it.

13 Brilliant Outcomes Of Project-Based Learning - Teach Thought
If you've been waiting for that kick in the pants to start researching project-based learning to see if it can work for you, here it is.

5 Free GIF Apps for Students and Teachers - Common Sense Education
Who doesn't like a good animated GIF?