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TFD Talks Education #6 - Safe School and the Arts With Pilar Biller

TFD Talks Education #6 - Safe School and the Arts With Pilar Biller

June 11, 2019 | School Safety Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen Watch Tyler talks with Pilar Biller, 2018 Nevada Teacher of the Year, about how art can prepare you for life and the importance of the arts in our lives.

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The Lasting Impact of Good Teachers

The Lasting Impact of Good Teachers

June 10, 2019 | Mental Health Student Achievement Students Teachers

Listen The hours spent in school everyday expose children to significant and life-changing events. School experiences affect the identity formation of students as well as social and academic abilities, which ultimately influence relationships and career paths. A school climate that is non-academic and non-challenging contributes to a lack of success...

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TFD Unlimited Award Winner 2019 - Devin Jankowski

TFD Unlimited Award Winner 2019 - Devin Jankowski

June 07, 2019 | Higher learning Leadership Student Achievement

Listen Watch Tyler Douthitt sits down and talks with Devin Jankowski of Swansea, IL.  Devin is the winner of this year's TFD Unlimited Award.  This award is given out each year to a local high school senior which shows excellence in entrepreneurship.  Devin has started a growing lumber delivery business. ...

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TFD Talks Education #4 - No More Valedictorians with Steve Verhoff

TFD Talks Education #4 - No More Valedictorians with Steve Verhoff

May 28, 2019 | Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students Testing

Listen Watch We talk with Principal Steve Verhoff about why removing the valedictorian slot from Tippecanoe High School was the right choice for his school.

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The Importance of the Soft Skills in Education

The Importance of the Soft Skills in Education

May 22, 2019 | Administrators Curriculum Higher learning Student Achievement Teachers

In today’s digital marketplace, hiring individuals with soft skills is an important consideration. This is especially true for customer service industries.But, what about education? Even more than for-profit service companies, teachers and educators need to have excellent soft skills for dealing with students, parents, administration and peers. While teaching credentials are a must,...

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No Child Left Behind-Successes and Failures

No Child Left Behind-Successes and Failures

May 17, 2019 | Performance Politics Student Achievement Students Testing

Established in 2001, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act was a federal reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education. NCLB sought to improve student outcomes by mandating certain standards and measurable goals and required all states to develop assessment measures regarding student skill level in order to receive federal...

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TFD Talks Education #1 - Empathy and Understanding with Curtis Slater

TFD Talks Education #1 - Empathy and Understanding with Curtis Slater

May 13, 2019 | Administrators Leadership Mental Health Student Achievement

Listen Watch We talk with Principal Curtis Slater about his upbringing and how it has helped him with empathy and motivating kids by positivity instead of pure punishments. And, positivity in a social media world while grappling with mental health issues in 1/3 of our population.

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Pros and Cons of a Summer Break

Pros and Cons of a Summer Break

May 13, 2019 | Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students

While many people love the idea of a summer break, others question whether or not it is really best. The positive and negative effects of long summer breaks affect students and teachers alike, as well as their families. In order to help you reach your own conclusions regarding whether or not...

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Home Schooling Benefits

Home Schooling Benefits

May 10, 2019 | Curriculum Performance Student Achievement Students

An estimated 2.3 million students receive education via home schools. Nearly 3.4 million have been home schooled at least one year between kindergarten and the 12th grade, with an average duration of six to eight years. (https://www.nheri.org/research-facts-on-homeschooling/)The appeal of homeschooling for parents who choose it flows from the flexibility homeschools...

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Activity Overload - Letting Kids Be Kids

Activity Overload - Letting Kids Be Kids

May 09, 2019 | Physical Activity Stress Student Achievement Students

Society today is fast-paced and brutal. We wake up early, throw on our clothes while the coffee brews, grab our stuff, and rush out the door, oftentimes all before the sun has even risen into the sky. Long gone are the days where you could sit quietly at the breakfast...

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Are We Raising Entitled Kids?

Are We Raising Entitled Kids?

May 07, 2019 | Mental Health Parents Student Achievement Students

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...

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The Right Age For Children To Learn To Read

The Right Age For Children To Learn To Read

May 06, 2019 | Performance Student Achievement Students

Watching a child read fluently is something exciting, not only for the parents but for teachers as well. Reading is one of the basic skills that all kids have to acquire. If you are teaching children in school, it is helpful to get an idea as to when children should...

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