When a person googles “Student Questioning Strategies”, many websites, pdf documents, and published articles are listed. In doing this myself…I discovered an article on a website which got my attention. As I think back to the 30+ years of teaching, I reflect on what I would have changed with regards to teaching lessons and engaging… Continue reading Questions By Students Not By Teachers
Teachers are constantly looking for teaching resources that help them as educators. This is also true for those undergraduate students who are education majors. Check out below an incredible site that provides helpful APPS for teachers and students. This has been created by the Saint Vincent College Education Department. SVC is located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania… Continue reading Education APPS That Help!
I watched the exclusive interview led by Diane Sawyer on Friday, February 12, 2016. It was entitled “Silence Broken: A Mother’s Reckoning” and involved Sue Klebold, the mother of one of the shooters at Columbine. I remember the day and following weeks after this horrific incident occurred. In the next years following, I joined many… Continue reading Recognizing Troubled Students…Diane Sawyer’s Interview and Reminders
It appears what teachers have been saying the past few years about No Child Left Behind may have been heard…FIX IT! A new federal bill was signed in December, 2015. It is called ESSA…Every Student Succeeds Act. Educators and families worked together to create a better law that truly focuses on meeting needs of every… Continue reading ESSA…Do You Know About This?
Every student…regardless of age…deserves encouragement by teachers and parents. I believe, that more than ever, the youth of America need to feel that they can learn, grow, and develop into positive people. One important tip is to personalize the encouragement. For teachers, this means using the student’s name when stating or writing words of encouragement.… Continue reading Are You Encouraging or Discouraging?
In 2012, an article was published by the ASCD organization which presented research regarding three challenges faced by new teachers. One challenge discovered was linked with mentoring by veteran teachers and the fact that new teachers were “sinking in unsupportive environments”. What was disturbing about the findings was that mentors, in some cases, contributed to… Continue reading New Teacher Support…Fact or Fiction?