Spring is a busy time of year for students and parents alike. Families are preparing for graduation (college, high school, middle school, elementary, and preschool) and the next step. As a society so much time is spent looking to the future, we forget to there is a start which needs to be planned. It is… Continue reading Are We Ready for School?
A couple weeks ago, I read an article mentioning Bill Gates had stated textbooks are becoming obsolete. Then, a day or two later, it was mentioned on the morning radio show as I was driving. So, I decided to look into this assertion and ponder its reality. Bill Gates first made his textbook prediction in… Continue reading The Fate of Textbooks
One struggle for many teachers, especially ones new to the profession, is classroom management. In college, preservice teachers are taught content and pedagogy, but many teacher preparation programs do not have a solid foundation for instruction in classroom management techniques. A 2008 study by Michele Deats cites “A lack of adequate classroom management preparation and… Continue reading Classroom Management
This question came up during an online book study I participated in, and then professional development session I lead. There is no easy answer for the question as reading encompasses multitude of behaviors. Thinking about a toddler, it is when they flip through the pages of a favorite book and “read” the story from the… Continue reading What is Reading?
The picture for today’s post is of my desk chair. A few months back, I noticed about an inch-long tear in it. Then, a couple of months ago I purchased a repair kit to fix it. Well, here we are today, the tear is still there, without any patch, but now it is about four… Continue reading Early Intervention
Change is inevitable. How we react to change is what forms us. Over the course of our nation’s history our education system has changed. Formal education began as being limited to a few participants growing into being available to all. Curriculum has evolved from the reading, writing, and arithmetic to preparing students for a future… Continue reading What is Education?
This is news worth repeating. There is so much negative in our culture, especially in what is reported in the news, that how good we are as people is often overlooked. As November is a time of thankfulness, I thought I would share this news clip. These students are a perfect example of who we… Continue reading Class Act