Education

Jun
14

Parent Engagement vs. Parent Involvement In Our Schools

Without parents, schools would not exist. Parents send their children to school for a variety of reasons, and all parents want what is best for their children. They want their children to learn and to thrive, to grow and develop, to become independent and productive people in society. It is clear, though, that parents of school-age […]

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May
18

So Why Aren’t More Schools Buying Into Makerspaces?

There is tremendous buzz lately about setting up a Makerspace. Thankfully, educators, policy makers, administrators and the education community, in general, are realizing that in order to really cultivate metacognition and real-world skills, we need hands-on, project-based learning. Object-based learning is making a comeback, and teachers are connecting lessons back to the industry, creating a […]

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May
02

What Do Kids Really Need From Education and Their Teacher?

Before I wrote this article, I decided not to be some stuffy suit who decides she knows what’s good for others, so I put on my detective hat and did some recon. (Insert a little 007 music in the background.) I asked some of my students what the most memorable class they had ever attended […]

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Apr
04

Empowering Schools and Teachers to Be Their Best

Rethinking Professional Learning Summit – Ohio, May 11, 2017 It has become abundantly clear that the one-size-fits-all, one-stop, traditional professional development model is no longer an option for providing educators with long lasting transformative learning opportunities.  Research has shown that for high-quality and transferable professional learning to exist, teacher professional development opportunities must empower teachers […]

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Jan
30

Helping Students With Understanding Mathematics

The question asked every day by all teachers of mathematics, no matter the grade level or geographic location is, “How can I effectively teach mathematics concepts and skills so that students are able to successfully understand and remember it?” This is a difficult question to answer for many reasons.

By Jennifer McGregor | Blog
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Jan
02

So Are Students Born Gifted or Made To Be Gifted?

This is a question that continues to be debated by many. It’s the old nature vs. nurture conversation. In my view, I would have to say I think that it is a little of both. I believe that we can all agree that both are equally important in raising a child regardless of whether the child is classified as gifted or bright.

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Dec
08

5 Reasons Why Students Benefit From A Problem Centered Math Classroom

Switching to teaching mathematics with a problem-centered approach may cause some teachers to step outside of their own comfort zone, the benefits that students receive from learning in this environment are well worth the discomfort that may be felt. Take a look at the 5 benefits followed by and math instruction video segment below.

By Jennifer McGregor | Blog
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Nov
15

From Dinosaur to Avatar — The Never-Ending Process of Learning and Growing as a Teacher

Educators must be treated as a critical profession whose role it is to help mold generations to come. There should be no question about providing the necessary resources and time for professional development opportunities.

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Dec
30

Ohio – Russellville Elementary wins the TKL Online PD Grant for Professional Development

During the 2016 Spring-term, up to 30 teachers will receive fully-credited comprehensive online PD courses or the equivalent of $5000.

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