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Nov
27

Creating Student Innovators In Our Schools

When information is ubiquitous and free, and when basic education is available to billions of people worldwide, only one set of skills can ensure this generation’s economic future – the capacity for innovation. Here are few questions to consider as you reflect on the status of our current educational systems and how they need to […]

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Oct
03

Focused Learning Units School Beta-Test

Is your school/district interested in participating? Building off the success of the Comprehensive Professional Learning Courses, Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) has developed a meaningful method for delivering focused professional learning that is personalized to the needs of each individual teacher. The Focused Learning Units incorporate the same Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) evolutionary reflective learning […]

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Jun
11

Equalizing Mathematics through Differentiated Instruction

Rigorous learning opportunities, conceptual understanding, increased fluency. These are all underlying goals for mathematics teaching and learning in the 21st century and mathematics teachers are challenged daily to meet these goals with all students, regardless of the students’ prior instructional experiences or current mathematical understandings. To meet these challenges, teachers are expected to be able […]

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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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Jan
25

What is Your Goal for 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 variety of ways, and that they will ultimately be […]

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Dec
12

Helping the Struggling Reader Succeed in the Upper Grades

Many people think that reading comes naturally and easily to all people, however, while the brain is hard-wired for speaking, it is not designed for reading. Instead, the brain must be taught to read and during this process, many things can go wrong. Many children, including very bright ones, can have problems learning to read. […]

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Nov
16

Increasing Deep Student Engagement and Motivation

Students must engage in lessons at a deeper level more than ever before. However, many educators are left wondering, what does deep engagement look like, how can I increase the level of student engagement within my classroom, and how can I do this in a way that is easy to manage, timely, and, most of all, […]

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Oct
31

10 Classroom Strategies to Dramatically Improve Student Achievement

 1.    Establish a climate of mutual respect. Have students develop and agree on a set of guidelines for acceptable classroom behavior, based on the idea of mutual respect and everyone’s right to learn. Enforce these guidelines strictly and consistently and students will rise to your expectations. (Suggested Course – Classroom Management Keeping it Positive) 2.    Set high […]

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Feb
06

Why Teachers Need A Career Development Plan

As teachers, we prepare for our careers through a four-year college or university program of study that includes periods of active classroom participation as student teachers. After graduation and certification, we are employed as classroom teachers.

By Jennifer McGregor | Blog
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