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Building Vocabulary and Fluency

Building Vocabulary and Fluency

January 15, 2020 | Curriculum Student Achievement Students

Listen   Part Three of our Four-Part Series: Helping Students Improve Their Reading at Any Age  Vocabulary Building vocabulary is one of the most commonly understood and utilized strategies in teaching, so we won’t spend an excessive amount of time one it. Everyone knows it’s important and many teachers have...

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Using Informal Checklists to Monitor Student Progress

Using Informal Checklists to Monitor Student Progress

January 14, 2020 | Administrators Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen Early Childhood educators are probably most likely to already be employing this strategy. They are responsible for teaching every standard in every subject to every child. They are then responsible for assessing whether that child shows progress, masters the concept, or does not show enough progress to move on...

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Phonics and Phonemic Awareness

Phonics and Phonemic Awareness

January 09, 2020 | Curriculum Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen   Part Two of our Four-Part Series: Helping Students Improve Their Reading at Any Age  *A Note on Numbers We say there are “44ish” phonemes. The number varies due to differences in dialect or the way we speak. Some people count the harder, whispered /th/ sound in “thorn” and...

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Tips for Transitioning to Social-Emotional-Friendly Behavioral Management for Elementary Classrooms

Tips for Transitioning to Social-Emotional-Friendly Behavioral Management for Elementary Classrooms

January 08, 2020 | Curriculum Teachers

Listen   With the increased focus on socio-emotional learning and trauma-informed practices, many of us are changing some of our strategies in the classroom. The problem some teachers are having, though, is the inability to trade one strategy in for an equally workable strategy when transitioning.  This all-or-nothing attitude makes...

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Helping Students Improve Their Reading at Any Age 

Helping Students Improve Their Reading at Any Age 

December 12, 2019 | Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students

Listen Read Part 1 of a 4-Part Series Reading is a fundamental skill for any age. If you read well, you can access and understand information on any subject, which can expand your opportunities for learning.  Nevertheless, fewer of our students are reading well. In fact, 65% of our students...

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What Does It Mean to Label Someone GT?

What Does It Mean to Label Someone GT?

November 19, 2019 | Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students

Listen Read A Brief History on Gifted and Talented Education and Its Evolving Perceptions Should I put my kid in GT? Many advocates for gifted and talented education frequently find themselves having to justify to a parent why they should allow their child to be in their school’s gifted and...

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2019 Changes In Education

2019 Changes In Education

July 30, 2019 | Budgets Curriculum Students Technology Testing

Listen Education is an ever-evolving industry. Changing families, changes in society, and even our political climate have the potential to impact what is happening in and around the classroom. Industry insiders predict that there will be several significant changes to education in the coming year....from school lunches to the way...

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Bureaucracy in the School System

Bureaucracy in the School System

July 25, 2019 | Administrators Curriculum Student Achievement Teachers

Listen We like to think of education as the one U.S. institution that adamantly supports individualism and free speech. In many ways our schools, public and private, do just that. Administrators and teachers encourage free expression and a personal approach to academic development. State and federal education policies take proactive...

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Let's Make Teaching Fun

Let's Make Teaching Fun

July 10, 2019 | Curriculum Student Achievement Teachers

Listen Teaching should be fun. If you think about it, it has all the elements. You're in a setting that, for several hours a day, lets you talk about a subject that you love. It's astonishing, then, how boring so many classrooms can become. If you want to reach your...

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Is It Better For a Teacher To Be Nice or To Get Results?

Is It Better For a Teacher To Be Nice or To Get Results?

July 03, 2019 | Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Teachers

Listen If you commonly hear the words You're being too nice or toughen up you might be taking a second look at how you run your classroom. A nice person by nature, you may not want to change how you do things, but something has to change. Your students are...

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Don't Forget About Vocational and Trade Schools

Don't Forget About Vocational and Trade Schools

July 02, 2019 | Curriculum Higher learning Performance Student Achievement Students Technology

Listen Traditional academic education is presumed to be elementary, high school and college with post graduate for professional careers in medicine and law. For many years the most overlooked educational curricula was viewed as "an option" for hands on careers in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, cosmetology, hair styling and culinary arts....

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Education in the Colonies

Education in the Colonies

June 06, 2019 | Curriculum Higher learning History Students

--From our Friends at Wikipedia-- Listen The first American schools in the thirteen original colonies opened in the 17th century. Boston Latin School was founded in 1635 and is both the first public school and oldest existing school in the United States. The first free taxpayer-supported public school in North...

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