Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Understanding Multiple Intelligences for the Classroom

When I was getting my master’s degree in education, my mom gave me sagacious advice. Don’t put a box around a child; all kids...

3 Ways to Create an Inclusive Learning Environment

By Jasper Fox Sr. Imagine for a minute that you are a student again. Now imagine that learning within the school setting isn’t happening easily....
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Inclusive Classrooms: Looking at Special Education Today

The state of special education isn’t what it used to be –– and that’s a good thing. In years past, students with special needs...
3 LITERACY CONCEPTS FOR DEVELOPING STUDENTS’ SKILLS

3 Literacy Concepts for Developing Students’ Skills in Reading, Writing and Thinking

It’s important to reflect on three foundational literacy concepts and questions when developing students’ skills in reading, writing and thinking. Reading is not a subject-...

Formative Assessment Is the Cornerstone of Differentiated Instruction

By Andrew Miller Teachers often want to know where to start with differentiated instruction as it can seem overwhelming and daunting. Questions like the ones...

Learning for All: The Importance of Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Classrooms today educate increasingly diverse students who live in a globalized and interconnected world. To ensure our children are prepared to thrive in this...

Building Teacher Capacity: The Art of Reflection

By Steven Weber As schools come to the end of another academic year, teachers and administrators seem to be in a race to the finish...

5 Ways to Build a Positive Culture and Improve School Performance

In many high-poverty urban areas, there is usually at least one school that has a reputation for being a “tough campus.” Betty Best Elementary,...

Demystifying Creativity: Four Ways to Easily Foster Student Creativity

By Kevin Parr My son Mason is well into the stage where he wants to do everything by himself. It is a wonderful and fascinating...

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