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  • African American family reading together
Understanding nonfiction and informational writing is essential to our survival in adulthood. We need to discern the dosage for medications, criteria...
  • confused young boy
I receive a ton of questions every time I talk to parents about their children’s educational experiences. Our conversations happen in...
  • questioning grades
Grades are the core of traditional American education. Many tasks that students, teachers, and administrators complete have something to do with...
  • school choice, charters or traditional
Charter schools made their way onto the public education scene in the early 1990s. Their popularity increased gradually, but we’ve...
  • education apps for students
Education apps development exploded in the last five years, but so many of said apps seem to be missing the mark....
  • competency-based education, student
As I begin planning the type of classroom I want for my children, I find myself embracing competency-based education (CBE) more...
  • Two students doing homework in the public library.
The Deal with Homework Homework is a word that evokes a myriad of flashing images and emotions in our minds....
Between the internet and your neighborhood bookstore, there is no shortage of information on how to manage a classroom. Thousands...
Summer is here, which means thousands of children are at home getting into everything. School is just a quickly fading...
Many parents want to support their children’s reading and comprehension skills at home, but finding the ways to do that...
I received a request from a parent asking about the steps to supporting and growing children’s reading comprehension at home....
I am convinced that students are capable of directing their own educational experiences at any age. Educational philosophers like Maria...
What do you know about K-12 online education? Are you a proponent, opponent, indifferent, or uninformed? I’ll be honest and say...
Empathy matters when it comes to teaching “tough” students. Often times, these students have built layers of separation between authority...
Do students need to like their teachers in order to learn, or are we creating conflict management issues for students...
If there’s anything that my engagement on social media has shown me, it’s the vastness of adult Americans who lack critical reading and...
Essays. Quizzes. Reports. Q/As. Tests. Let’s face it. As teachers, we get tired of grading the same types of work....
You’re responsible for teaching your student or child a particular concept, but you’re finding that the curriculum (workbooks, internet resources, district-provided...
The world, in general, has very antiquated views of childhood and student capabilities. Despite the research supporting children’s ability to understand...
Today I watched an interview in which Susan Patrick, President and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning,...
I have had days that made me question my career choice. I have had weeks in which I actively sought out job...
I learned early on in my teaching career to let the kids have the “stage” and play my role as...
The Reading: “Data: Student Achievement in the Era of Accountability” published by Education Week on December 30, 2015 Nearly 15 years after...
Working out five days a week. Eating clean 100% of the time. Getting to work early every day. Providing enrichment...
I’ve been flipping through the rolodex of ideas in my brain trying to identify key areas on which I should focus...
The Reading: “Schools Unsure of Effectiveness of New Common Core Materials” published by U.S. News & World Report on October 15, 2015 Who...
The Reading: ‘No Child Left Behind’ is No More published in The Atlantic on December 9, 2015 America’s current love affair with educational...
Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Scholars in Action blog/website. While I am not a serial blogger, I do come across...