Earning the respect of colleagues and parents is a monumental task. The first step for the novice is establishing lines of communication.
Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educators know all too well.
The Common Core State Standards place a special emphasis on reading informational text. Teachers often say how excited students are to learn about the world around them. Whether it’s the latest news from Mars or information about a typhoon that struck last week, kids want to know all about it. How can we harness that enthusiasm for nonfiction to help students become great readers?
In a time when budgets are tight and schedules are even tighter, educators must be creative and agile as we seek ways to connect with families and fortify the essential home-community-school relationship that best supports kids. Schools must differentiate outreach efforts to meet families where they are – in the same way teachers must differentiate for students with diverse needs.
“You can be a hero.” That was the message that Medal of Honor Recipient, Hal Fritz conveyed to the students that took part in a special webinar with their teachers.
Dan Levin, President and Founder of EducAide Software, demonstrated how to turn ordinary skills-based questions into the kinds of multi-step questions and tasks which are at the heart of the Common Core math standards. The discussion was practical and based on real-world examples
Have you been wondering how to increase the rigor within an inquiry approach? Inquiry learning is the premier way to accomplish the CCSS. But inquiry can seem like a very loose and open way to teach and learn.
Whether students are graphing the temperature of their compost pile over time; reading a recipe to make fresh salsa; writing a story from the perspective of an ant; or presenting to a buddy class on the animals that visited their sunflower patch, the opportunities for children to practice traditional academic subjects in the garden are limitless!
In this month’s edGlobal webinar on edWeb.net. presenters David Bong and Kyle Ennis discussed the importance of language assessment and new technologies to evaluate the learning of languages for students worldwide and in the workplace environment.
Presenter Noel Wall of the Medal of Honor Foundation provided a brief history of the Medal of Honor and its legacy of courage, sacrifice and patriotism. She introduced the free Medal of Honor Character Development Program.