When it comes to learning how to read, the common wisdom is to teach phonemic awareness skills first, then phonics. This is because phonemic awareness is a critical pre-reading skill. Phonemic awareness helps kids understand the sound structure of the… Read More ›
It is imperative that all children know how to read proficiently by the end of third grade. This is a crucial developmental milestone for all kids. A student’s reading level determines his or her ability to obtain new knowledge and… Read More ›
Discussing politics or controversial social issues with students can be challenging. Educators want to engage students in these “hot button” topics but can find themselves walking a fine line, particularly when their school system opposes these types of conversations in… Read More ›
Now days, a student’s math instruction consist of computation, which is learning how to solve for the right answer in an equation or a number sentence. As well as, mathematical thinking in which students are asked to 1) analyze a math… Read More ›
Much of public schools’ instructional practices are designed to rehab or repair a student’s learning deficit. These remediation and corrective methods help resolve a student’s skills gap quickly and effectively. This is a widely-recommended instructional practice because of its success rate in reducing… Read More ›
When I started as a training consultant, I was hesitant about working with non-educational organizations. I was worried that business minded clients would not take me seriously because my primary experience was in education. Well, I quickly discover, that my experience in the… Read More ›
Performance assessments were once a hot topic in education. School districts across the nation anticipated that Common Core State Standards national test would resemble a performance assessment. This spur school systems to train all their staff in how to design and implement performance assessments…. Read More ›
Parents and educational advocates, who support school choice, believe that school vouchers are just another option to help disadvantaged students receive a first-class education. School voucher programs allow parents to use monetary vouchers from the city, state or federal government… Read More ›
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