Listen Read In education, it’s uncommon to have much of an opportunity to see what happens in other classrooms, let alone what happens on campuses of a different level. Yet everything done in one level is built upon all that has happened before it, and each new level provides a...
Listen It seems like the longer I teach, the fewer skills students come into kindergarten with. Most students used to have numerous self-help and problem-solving skills, but now those skills are in the minority. Why is that happening? Why do more and more children come to school unable to do...
Listen Going off to school each year can be hard on some parents. They have spent all their time at home; safe and nurtured. Parents can be unsure of what will happen once they are off to school. Keeping them reassured, educated and involved is the best way to have...
Listen The demands put upon students these days, from kindergarten through high school, have become overwhelming. Kindergartners, 5 and 6 year olds, are expected to read and write by the end of the school year. Upper elementary age students need to be able to use a computer and take multiple,...
Listen PBIS stands for "Positive Behavioral Interactions and Supports." The overarching goal of PBIS as a classroom strategy is to create safer, more positive learning environments for students of all ages and levels. Most importantly, perhaps, PBIS adds "behavior" as a classroom topic like any other. Here, everyone is first...
Liste A school is a place where children learn, and every child should go to school to acquire new knowledge. In most countries, the schools are managed by the school staff. However, in the United States, there are schools where the parents are in charge. In this scenario, all of...
Listen Gone are the days when principals were sole decision makers who spent the bulk of their workdays behind closed doors. Governing schools while keeping interaction with teachers, students and parents to a limit is no longer the model for a principal’s success. In today’s demanding educational environments, principals need...
While there have always been students belonging to the LGBTQ+ community in schools, there has been a movement for inclusivity in education in recent times. This is likely due to the laws that have taken effect recently that has allowed members of this community to have the same equal rights...
Do you children struggle to entertain themselves? In today's fast-paced world, boredom has gotten a bum rap, and child experts have recently disclosed that a little boredom can go a long way to foster ingenuity and creativity. We as parents need to slow down with our scheduling activities and realize...
Almost every up and coming younger generation recalls parents and grandparents bemoaning the ease with which youth live their lives. "In my day..." so begins the lament. The implication is that the budding age group--benefitting from advances in technology and convenience--fails to appreciate how good it has it. Instead, the...
Many educators debate how hard they should push their students. Should they allow students to work at their own speed and flourish naturally or should they design a rigorous curriculum that encourages them to expand their knowledge base? For most students, an academically challenging curriculum can help them succeed in...
Working in the educational sector as a teacher or administrator is not always easy. In addition to teaching children all day, grading papers, and maintaining proper educational standards, professionals involved in education are also required to communicate with the parents of their students. While most parents are likely to turn...
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