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Depending on Data to Drive Instruction

depending on data to drive instruction

These days, teachers have access to a plethora of data about students. From the beginning, students complete course benchmarks and state-mandated high-stakes tests, leaving data to be mined not only for verification of student performance, but teacher performance, as well. Schools rely on data to ...

Bringing History to Life in Your Classroom

How to bring history to life in the classroom

Getting kids excited to learn about history can be difficult when your go-to activity is reading from a textbook. Immerse your students in the culture of a time period to spark their curiosity, because there's more to understanding history than just knowing key events and notable people. To know a...

The Homework Battle

The Homework Battle

What is homework exactly? Is it the bane of every student's existence or the tried-and-true method for mastering a skill? Is it extra practice to be done at home or is it the leftover material too vast to be covered during one class session? Perhaps homework is meaningful or perhaps it is busy-wor...

Where to Find Educational Summer Fun in Your Community

Rainy Day Recess

Has summer just begun and you're already hearing your children unceasingly lament over their boredom? Perhaps you, yourself, are weary of seeing them zoned out in front of a screen with mouths agape, eyes glossy, and brains turning to mush. Summer vacation doesn't have to be like this! You want yo...

Should Educators Tolerate Zero Tolerance?

Zero Tolerance

Creating a learning environment that is conducive to learning is a necessity for all schools. Today's youth needs assurance that their classrooms will be safe places. Rules and policies are put in place to create a code of conduct for learners; those who violate that code face consequences, of cou...

Inspiring a Love for Science

Kids and Science

The power of inquiry leads to new discoveries, new technologies. Cell phones, hybrid vehicles, and vaccines are only here because someone asked how, why, or what. The marvels of today and our understanding of the world are made possible by those who used the scientific method. For the human race t...