I love baseball. The pace of the game may be too slow for others; it’s just right for me. I can sit behind one of the dugouts in any stadium with a soda the size of an ice bucket, slather my hot dog (and my
July is the witching hour of the education year—the last year has ended, we’re taking time to rest, and we’re beginning to look forward to the next school year. It’s a magical time, full of openness and possibility. It’s the time for reflection and recharging.
Grit, resilience, persistence, stick-to-it-iveness, or character. It does not matter what you call it, but it matters.
Kids with resilience are the ones who can calm themselves down when they are upset. They don’t need immediate gratification; instead they have learned to wait.
Kids with resilience are
I respect Jim Burke a lot. Here's why:
He's a prolific author of helpful books for teachers, and, get this: he still teaches;
He's a co-author on the high school edition of They Say / I Say (I partially explain my obsession with this book here and here);
In addition to a
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
Contributed by Calvalyn Day
There is a common complaint from educators.
They need more support from home.
Between shrinking budgets and expanding achievement gaps, educators feel an intense amount of pressure to meet the needs of all their students. Many feel that this goal is nearly impossible without
It is undeniable that our world is more interconnected than ever. In today’s global society, students benefit from the ability to communicate and work with a wide variety of people from diverse corners of the globe, all with varying perspectives and experiences. Technology is connecting