Listen Contrary to what some may say, never before in the history of the world has the human population been more literate. People of all cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds are reading and writing more than ever before. This reading and writing may not look like what literacy has...
Listen Read In 1975, the first version of what we now know as the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) was passed. Amendments passed in 1990, 1997, and finally in 2004 to create what we now know as the document that ensures children with disabilities receive a “free and appropriate...
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 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....
Listen Participating in professional development is of incredible importance for teachers. The field of education sees advancements and changes on a regular basis, and teachers want to know how to best serve their students. The type of professional development to pursue can certainly depend upon many factors, such as the...
Today's world is a much different place than it was just a few short decades ago. The way that children learn has shifted completely, leaving some teachers scrambling. This is particularly true for veteran teachers, those that have been working with children for many years. They may look at their...
There is no denying that we are living in a digital age, and that applies to adults as well as kids. Students are increasingly exposed to digital technology as part of every facet of their lives, which means that educators must decide whether to embrace or shy away from that...
As this decade draws to a close, we are seeing more classrooms have access to technology. More teachers now utilize technology as a part of their classroom routine. Thus, there has been a bit of settling in. The following are the most noteworthy trends in technology in the classroom for...
Intro – 2012 to 2019 - According to the Associated Press, in five years, Google Chromebooks have gone from being 9 percent of the mobile devices present in classrooms in the U.S. to having over a 49 percent mobile device market share in the classrooms in the U.S. How did that happen?...
Teaching is a really tough profession that requires an educator to invest an incredible commitment of time and energy to their work throughout the school year. Teachers often go home with piles of papers to grade and are often required to do lesson planning in their own time. They often...
Long gone are the days where students had to write notes on small chalkboards, walk over miles to their school, and have only one school to choose from in order to receive their education. With the rampant increase in technology, the landscape of the classroom has changed dramatically. While some...
Idea#1: Schools of the United States Must Focus on Accountability The accountability of the schools of America depends on whether the students are held to high standards. Accountability may not be popular, but it will eliminate the achievement gap between underperforming schools and those that are performing well. Unfortunately, all too often...
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