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If you are an educator or parent, then you have likely spent some time thinking about the best ways to teach children to read. If you are a parent or educator with a struggling reader, you have probably agonized over… Continue Reading…

Behavior

HAPPY SUMMER BREAK! Most everyone has finished the school year and e-learning as the primary mode of learning is hopefully a thing of the past.  There are many different theories going around about how the beginning of the new school year will look, but right now it’s time to relax a little and give yourself a much-deserved break. However, one thing you may not want to lose grip of is behavior management.  

Classroom

The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are voice-controlled devices that use Amazon’s Alexa. In some ways, it is like Siri, but has the ability to connect to other features and apps. The only difference between the Echo and Echo Dot is that the former has better sound quality and is more expensive than the latter. You can set up various “skills” through the Alexa app. This, plus the fact that such devices are relatively inexpensive, makes these smart speakers ideal for use in the classroom. Do you want to know how to use Echo, Echo Dot, and Alexa in the classroom? Read on to find out.

Book Lists

For educators, summer is a time to relax, rejuvenate, replenish and learn new things to implement next school year. The summer of 2020 is a bit different for educators in the US. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a unique situation… Continue Reading…

Social-Emotional Learning

One of the toughest things for many of us has been navigating all of the roles we play and every system we’re a part of while facing unprecedented change. That kind of shift is not easy and we’ve never all been asked to do it at the same time before. This is a first. It’s okay to feel a range of emotions. For me, I feel them all at different times every day – sometimes hourly! So, for today, I simply want to share a few simple strategies I’ve practiced. I am hopeful that there will be a takeaway or two for you that can be utilized in your homes, for your students, or in your virtual classrooms.

Social-Emotional Learning

If you are an educator, then you will want to add these 5 brainy SEL books to your school’s book club list pronto! Read on to find out how these books on social-emotional learning can help you as an educator.

Behavior

Not everyone can be an excellent educator. It takes a special kind of person to genuinely love a child like they are your own, because that is truly what it takes.

Teachers

Teachers rarely have time for themselves during the school year. The upcoming school break is a great opportunity to take time for yourself, your family, and other aspects of your life that are often neglected. Having some rest and recreation will allow you to go back to work with a greater sense of purpose. In this article, we will discuss why it is important to take time to relax over school breaks.

Curriculum & Instruction

No learner is the same. All require different pathways. There is no single class where all the students are exactly where the teacher wants them at the outset. To improve educational equality, teachers should be able to modify lessons to meet the needs of each student. Simply put, teachers have to differentiate instruction. The goal is to have students experience varying degrees of the same lesson. In this article, we will enumerate 8 strategies on how to best prepare students to reach grade level standards.

Special Education

If you currently have students with AAC needs in your classroom, it can be a truly rewarding experience to watch a low-verbal or nonverbal child finally use their first word or phrase. Here are three key ideas you should keep in mind when building your AAC classroom.