Student Behavior & Teacher Classroom Management

Between the internet and your neighborhood bookstore, there is no shortage of information on how to manage a classroom. Thousands upon thousands of words that explain (in theory) how to create the perfect learning environment to maximize student achievement exist...
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#TeachingParents Summer Learning Activities for Home

Summer is here, which means thousands of children are at home getting into everything. School is just a quickly fading memory, and learning (while occurring constantly) is the last thing on their minds. This article is (primarily) for parents who may...
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#TeachingParents: A Series–4 Simple Rules that Support Reading at Home

Many parents want to support their children’s reading and comprehension skills at home, but finding the ways to do that can prove elusive. What to do, what to do? I say they should start small. Take it one day, one strategy...
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#TeachingParents: A Series—How to Check Reading Comprehension at Home

I received a request from a parent asking about the steps to supporting and growing children’s reading comprehension at home. That is a valid and important question that I’d like to answer today. Many parents feel ill-equipped to support their...
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Ignoring Students to Perform Education

I am convinced that students are capable of directing their own educational experiences at any age. Educational philosophers like Maria Montessori believed the same, and more and more K-12 teachers are catching on too. How is it that we embrace...
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