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Paper in Education – Paper Manipulatives for Reading and Math

Educating children in 2021 looks very different than it has in the past. Hard held beliefs regarding hands-on learning and face-to-face interaction have had to be put aside in the name of health and safety. However, children learn best through multisensory learning, and it is especially the young students and those that struggle in school that are being most harmed by the move away from hands-on learning.

Classroom Expectations

Paper in Education – Classroom Expectations Board Design

Finding ways to decorate the classroom in a way that is educationally relevant, not distracting, and aesthetically appealing can be a hard balance to strike. One element of classroom décor that can (and should!) be found in every classroom, across grade levels and subjects, is some sort of display of the expectations of the classroom. This may exist as a reiteration of school policies, a poster of behavior expectations, or a list of classroom rules. However they appear, class expectations are a necessary part of the class ecosystem, and should be one of the first things discussed with students.

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Interview with 2nd Grade Teacher, Arora Maravich

Our latest interview features Arora Maravich. Arora is a second grade teacher who loves to help her students learn in their most effective way. Each child is different, with different skill sets, interests, and learning styles. In her classroom, Arora uses multiple forms of engagement to give each of her students the opportunity to thrive. She also recognizes the benefits of using paper in the classroom, which can assist in cognitive development.

Interview with Babble Dabble Do

March is not only Women’s History Month, but here in New Jersey it’s also STEM month! To celebrate, we interviewed the talented Ana Dziengel from Babble Dabble Do. Ana is a former architect and furniture designer, who now runs a website devoted to craft and STEAM projects that are fun for the whole family! We love how her projects engage children and help them work on problem solving skills, all while having fun! She has even used some of our PrintWorks Paper and Cardstock in her projects, and her creativity amazes us every time!

Forest Products Week

National Forest Products Week: “Paper is Power” Curriculum

Hammermill recently released a wonderful curriculum for Elementary through High School students called “Paper is Power”. It was created to help students understand the importance of forest products in their every day lives, to help explain the difference between “working forests” and the forests you see in national parks, and to emphasize that you can have both healthy forests and products made from trees if you take care of the lands where they are grown.

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Interview with Engineering with Paper

Are you a parent or teacher looking for a fun way to get kids and teens to learn about STEAM? We interviewed Godwyn Morris and Paula Frisch of Dazzling Discoveries to learn all about their unique approach towards teaching.
STEAM combines art and science in fun hands-on projects. Read on to learn more about their mission to make hands-on creative learning accessible for builders of all ages and the importance of using paper in education.

Paper in Education – Using Pastel Paper to Tackle Dyslexia

One of the most frustrating things for parents and teachers alike is when a student is struggling, and it is unclear how to best assist them. No one wants to see their child struggle to learn to read, and not knowing how to make the highly complex and multi-layered reading process accessible to students with reading disabilities, such as dyslexia, can be heart-breaking. You may be surprised to hear that font style, font size, and the color of paper can help students with reading and reading comprehension issues! Studies have found that students with dyslexia may benefit from using different color paper or paper overlays because it reduces stress on the eyes.