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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
--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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