By Teachers, For Teachers
During the one-month summer break from, I was lucky enough to do some traveling with my family. We spent four days in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Grand Teton National Park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Between my father’s time in the U.S. Navy when I was a child, the wandering spirit of my mother- and father-in-law, and my own family’s vacations, I have been able to visit some two dozen National Parks all over the United States. With summer vacation plans brewing for many teachers and students, a pretty inexpensive option is to visit one of these oases of nature that belong to every American citizen. Here is my list of the top five U.S. National Parks.
Last year, Louisiana passed a law allowing public school teachers to use creationist supplemental materials in public school science classes. The Texas Board of Education recently adopted changes in the wording of Texas state science standards that undermine the teaching of evolution. We discussed this controversial shift in science education with Dr. Barbara Forrest, a philosophy professor and a leader in the fight to keep creationist curricula out of the classroom.
As teachers of all grade levels know very well, it is extremely difficult to teach students higher order math algorithms when they are not fluent with their basic facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). If students are not automatic in responding to math facts, their attention is necessarily taken away from the multiple steps necessary to solve more complex problems. Below are 12 principles necessary to successfully teaching math facts.
Let’s face it – by the time "Back to School" rolls around, you're already out of time to make adjustments and improvements for the new year. Here are 12 books for summer reading that will ensure you bring your A game in August!
Educators might be in a better position to help learners who are experiencing difficulty if an assessment method could match the student with appropriate instruction. It is the intent of Response to Intervention (RtI) to combine important features of assessment with instruction, as well as address many of the limitations currently associated with aptitude-achievement discrepancy models of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) identification. Here is your essential, need-to-know breakdown of RTI for your classroom.