With budgets being tight, some educators may no longer afford annual vacations that include hotel stays, airline tickets and vehicle hire. Many people are now looking at cheaper alternatives. This may include road trips to visit friends and family, but one of the most popular ideas taking hold is that of the staycation. This means a vacation where you stay at your home country but still have tons of fun. What are some things educators enjoy doing on staycations?
June 22, 2020
Standardized testing has fueled a national debate in the last few decades. Some argue that standardized tests narrow the curriculum and encourage teacher-centered instruction. Many parents also don’t feel comfortable with the fact that their children are being judged on the basis of tests that puts too much emphasis on test scores, and too little on personal background, innovation, and critical thinking. In this post, we will answer the question, “Why does the United States use standardized testing?”
July 8, 2020
Starting a new school year can be nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time. When looking at how to start the new school year on a positive note, teachers may need to take a step back. There are a few things you can do before the school year starts that will make it easier to start off the year in the right frame of mind and reduce the stress.
June 26, 2019
Top Trends in Education
Heraclitus once said, “The only thing that’s constant in life is change.” This saying also applies to education. With the ever-changing educational landscape, teachers should always be up-to-date with practices that help them to become more effective inside and outside the classroom by carefully vetting the latest trends to choose only those appropriate.