While reading the December 2019 Edition of the Early Childhood Education Newsletter published by the Texas Education Agency, I came across the article below about students when they have bad days. It was too good not to share. Challenging Behavior: Have You Ever Considered? Have you ever considered? Have you ever had a bad day,… Continue reading A Perspective on Challenging Behavior
November is the season for thankfulness. As Americans we have many freedoms in our lives to be thankful, most of which I take for granted every day. I am grateful for all the service personal who protect our freedoms, as well as the ones who have lost their lives defending our freedoms. It is our… Continue reading Thankful for Education
Since the implementation of the Common Core Standards, there has been a greater emphasis on rigor in education. For as much as rigor is demanded and students are expected to perform rigorously, rigor is left up to the eye of the beholder. Often, rigor is mischaracterized by more work. An example of this is the… Continue reading What is Rigor?
I read this blog post by Trevor Muir (retrieved from http://www.trevormuir.com/new-blog-avenue/sleeping-student) and would be remiss not to share. No Sleeping in My Class! September 12, 2019 There was once a girl in my English class who refused to listen to me. I kindly asked her twice to wake up and stop sleeping. I mean, the… Continue reading Relate First, Teach Next
Summer is a time which symbolizes freedom for many kids. Free to play, have fun, explore hobbies, a relaxed schedule, and sleep. The downtime is great for them to recharge their bodies and creativity. Now that summer has ended, or is coming to a close, schedules and routines are being implemented again. One very important… Continue reading Time for Sleep
Recently, I have been reading about what makes a text complex. Why? With the plethora of books published, should we teach the using same “classics.” Also, on a personal note, when helping my own children choose books to read, I consider the appropriateness of the plot to their age. There are three factors to consider… Continue reading Text Complexity
A couple weeks ago I came to realization that I am over scheduling my kids, especially my eldest (who is in first grade). He has a sport, scouts, and participates in a school club. This takes up two to three evenings a week as well as Saturdays. He has fun toys, games, and books which… Continue reading Scheduling Play