Why don't they give spelling tests anymore? * How come teachers don't correct student spelling? * What can I do at home? * Should I buy one of those workbooks this summer?
I have been asked these questions more times than I can count. It makes
Both knowledge and paint have no use until applied. I’ve always liked this adage, perhaps because as a teacher and a parent, I see firsthand that knowledge… is not enough. Application is everything or to use the trendy term du jour, transfer, is the hallmark
Each day teachers must prepare for the curricular lessons using the school district’s adopted text books with curricular maps and grade level content. Most schools focus on integrative lessons that reinforce common core standards while using critical thinking skills and project-based learning. When working with
Science is not every everyone’s cup of tea. All too often, elementary teachers see science as challenging to teach and time consuming with few learning benefits for their students. I have worked to turn this scenario around by involving students and teachers in as many
Teachers today face a unique challenge. The world we live in is changing so quickly that we have no way of imagining the future we're preparing our students for. Gone are the days of teaching and memorizing facts. Our always changing lives drive a need
Despite a greater awareness of the importance of early learning success, most preschool and K-3 programs are substantially the same design and quality as the programs which have led to present outcomes. Our growing national commitment to early childhood learning success will continue to produce