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May
23

Engaging ELL Students In Rich Academic Conversations

Engaging English Language Learners (ELL) in rich academic conversations is not something with which many students are comfortable with. Students often will need to be taught how to engage in discourse, be provided ample opportunity to practice their new skills and be given regular feedback on their practice. When teaching students how to engage in […]

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May
15

Addressing Attention Deficits in the Classroom

The classroom environment can be a challenging place for a child with an attention deficit. The very tasks these students find the most difficult—sitting still, listening quietly, concentrating—are the ones they are required to do all day long. Perhaps most frustrating of all is that most of these children want to be able to learn […]

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May
08

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) The Key for Developing the Whole Child

What is the goal of education in our society? When asked this question, many people respond with the idea of creating productive members of our society. People hope that the educational system allows children to learn and grow in such a way that they will be able to contribute positively to our society in a […]

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Apr
17

Relational Aggression In Your Schools: Dealing with Bullying

Relational aggression is the predominant method of bullying used by females. Starting as early as 2.5 years, this dynamic can interfere with relationships and academic progress in grade school girls, tweens, and teens.

By Jennifer McGregor | Blog
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Apr
12

Meeting the Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

As a teacher, understanding the common characteristics of ASD might help you work with students who may be on the spectrum. Remember that each person is unique and displays a different combination of strengths, weaknesses, behaviors, interests, talents, and skills that they bring to the classroom. Breaking down tasks into understandable components and providing motivational […]

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Apr
06

Healthy Kids, Healthy Minds

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer As educators, we often see that unhealthy children do not meet their academic potential. Not only do they have more school absences but there is also evidence documented by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion which links the health of students with academic achievements. Let’s explore the link between […]

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Mar
13

Webinar Series: Making STEM Relevant in Your Classroom (March 26)

One of the top jobs in America today is an app developer; something that you couldn’t even get a degree in five years ago. And, the US Department of Commerce estimates that over 50 percent of the jobs currently available will be automated in the next ten years. Therefore, we need to prepare our students! […]

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Mar
07

The Amazing Ways Dogs Can Boost Learning And Development in The Classroom

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer It has long been said that dogs are man’s best friend, but did you know they could be a child’s, too? In recent years, dogs have increasingly been used to aid learning and development in children with considerable success. It is estimated that 10 million children face difficulties when it comes to learning […]

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Feb
26

Can Poor Indoor Air Quality Affect Children’s Ability to Study and Learn?

By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer Teachers who care passionately about what they do, work hard to motivate, engage, and captivate children’s attention, but sometimes what is standing in the way of success isn’t about the children or teachers, but the environment itself. Studies have shown that poor indoor quality can have farther-reaching effects than respiratory ailments and […]

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Feb
21

Teaching Can Make You a Happier Person – Finding Happiness as a Teacher

Teaching often gets a bad rap as a bad career choice. We are often reminded that the pay isn’t great and the hours are long. We also hear that it has become less about teaching and more about testing. On the flip side, however, teaching provides us with a tremendous amount of joy that is felt […]

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