Monthly Archives: November 2013

9 Tips Parents Can Use To Help Their Child Learn To Read

Parents play a critical role throughout the entire educational career of their children. Nowhere is this need for parental instruction more apparent than in the early years by helping children learn to read. Whether they are just learning how to read, or struggling in the process, extra parental help will build a growing sense of self-esteem and confidence in children. The following are 9 tips which parents can use to help their child learn to read.

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3 Top Reasons to Blog In Education

While creating and managing my blog, I have discovered a wide array of benefits that blogging can provide for all education stakeholders. Indeed, the following are some top ways in which blogging can be quite useful and effective for educators, students and parents alike.

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ELL Instructional Strategies

There is presently a growing enrollment of English Language Learners in our various classrooms. To teach and provide the curriculum to students who do not speak the English language can be daunting at times. In response to this, I have outlined some key strategies for teachers of English Language Learners (ELL) to utilize in the classroom.

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Instructional Strategies For Struggling Students

All parents and educators want our children to be successful and receive a great education. It can be very disconcerting for all when we see our students struggling. With that in mind, the following is a list of various academic and social strategies, skills, modifications and accommodations which can be utilized to help our students.

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How to Motivate and Engage Teachers

It is imperative that teachers are effectively engaged in their teaching and learning. The question which arises is how can we ensure this? There are a number of key factors, which when present and applied effectively, engage and motivate teachers.

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Are “Fat Letters” Sent Home To Parents A Good Idea?

There can be little doubt that childhood obesity is a very real problem. Considering this, it only makes sense that those in education would respond to this issue aggressively. However, the way in which some school authorities have responded has created a lot of controversy and distress. Many schools in a variety of districts have sent “fat letters” home to parents letting them know that their child is considered to be obese. Are fat letters sent home to parents a good idea or not?”

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Tips To Help Children Follow Classroom Directions

Many children have great difficulty following directions or instructions in the classroom. However, there are a number of strategies which educators can use which will help students in this area. The following are some of the best tips available to help children follow classroom directions.

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4 Top Trends In Education For 2013-2014

Education is like any other industry in many respects as it is subject to emerging and growing trends. In fact, education is basically designed to respond to the continuously changing needs of a developing society. In response to what I see on a daily basis, I have determined and created a list of the top 4 growing trends I see in education for 2013-2014.

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Are Bullying Prevention Programs Really Failing Our Kids?

It is with great consternation for me to read the latest news and studies which claim that anti-bullying programs simply do not work! I believe it is far too simplistic to say that anti-bullying programs do not work. It is quite likely that components of certain programs do not work, but overall anti-bullying should be a priority for all stakeholders. The key to having a productive and successful anti-bullying program in my opinion lies in two priorities, namely, clearly defining what bullying is, and the creation of a positive and empathetic school culture.

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Motivational and Inspirational Teacher Quotations

Motivational and Inspirational Teacher Quotations So I thought I would start off the week with some great motivational and inspirational teacher quotations.  I always like to start the week on a positive note!  Not only that, but it tends to

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