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 […]
By Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer Children learn very quickly at a young age, largely because they have a more malleable prefrontal cortex. Studies conducted by the Washington University School of Medicine have proven that children even use different parts of their brains to adults, allowing them to process new information more quickly. The more a child uses a part of […]
Since making lists may seem like a routine task, what is the big deal about it? On the surface, making and using lists with students may appear to be a simplistic process. However, upon further exploration, lists can be used for more than just gathering and collecting information. Lists are used on a daily basis […]
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 […]
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.