A Stress Free Plan for Closing Out Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

She has published four books for teachers and has maintained The Cornerstone For Teachers blog since 2003. All Grades All Subjects Classroom Management Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) How to Guides.

5 Ways to Empower Girls

The CoolCatTeacher

Lynn Colón – Bio As Submitted Lynmara Colón brings the perspective of a teacher, assistant principal, and principal positions she has held since joining education in 2003 to her work in literacy.

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Math Problems that Unlock Student Thinking

The CoolCatTeacher

The “Open Middle” math problem format is NOT talking about middle school math, although it applies to middle, high school, elementary, and even college math just the same.

Toca Life Apps and Contextual Therapy

SpeechTechie

Fey, Long, & Feinstack (2003) sought to outline "Ten Principles of Grammar Facilitation for Children With Specific Language Impairments" with research tie-ins relevant to all ages, but particularly for ages 3-8. 2003).

Preparing Young Students for Home Row Keyboarding: An Unplugged Approach

Ask a Tech Teacher

Besides, we want our children to communicate with digital effectiveness in elementary school! Utah State University, 2003) is an elementary educator.

What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs

Waterford

One study at Ball State University found that school districts who regularly used Waterford Early Learning (a component of Waterford Reading Academy for early elementary students) were better able to close the achievement gap between low and high SES families.[2].

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How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

Avoid using educational jargon, which can confuse parents who aren’t as familiar with elementary teaching terms.[7]. Phi Delta Kappan, March 2003, 84(7), pp. National Association of Elementary School Principals. The first few months of school pass by so quickly.

Black teachers matter, for students and communities

The Hechinger Report

The Shanker report found that between 2003 and 2011 the white teaching workforce in Washington more than doubled, from 16 to 39 percent, while the black share declined precipitously, from 77 to 49 percent. Between 2003 and 2011, the white teaching workforce in Washington, D.C.

OPINION: Four ways that Mississippi is teaching more children to read well

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the state began requiring future K-6 teachers to take two early literacy courses in their teacher-preparation training. Mississippi is delivering, and its students are the beneficiaries. The state proved a bright spot on the most recent Nation’s Report Card.

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, just over 50 percent of children entering Immokalee’s six elementary schools were considered “kindergarten ready,” as determined by Florida’s kindergarten screening exam, the Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading. million from the foundation since 2003.

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

In Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (2003), Belinda Williams identified four needs of students. In elementary school, the classroom teacher often serves that function. We worked with an elementary school that had multi-grade wings for long-term personalization. By Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson. A key facet of instructional leadership is addressing and closing the achievement gap.

5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

Everything a New Elementary Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. Whether you’re a new teacher or have years of classroom experience, there’s always more to learn.

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A Mississippi father and retired soldier breaks stereotypes about black dads

The Hechinger Report

Steve Collins, Jackson Public Schools Parent of the Year for 2016, helps McLeod Elementary School students in the carpool line. Collins is a problem solver at McLeod Elementary, where two of his children attend.

How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

Third-grader Alessandra Gudino Aguilar, 9, adjusts the simple machine, a lever, that she and her classmates are experimenting with during their STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington.

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

The Hechinger Report

Just look at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where one elementary school was able to increase attendance in just three years by rolling out the use of an app named KinVolved.

Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully complete a course. In other words, a student might take her core academics online at home, come in to the local elementary school for arts and physical education, and then enroll in a music academy for private piano lessons.

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

It can create concern in elementary and middle school students that if they don’t perform well, they are in danger of being held back or not graduating high school. Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e.,

Justice Scalia, Affirmative Action, and Why Shame Is Not An Option

The Jose Vilson

Justice Scalia as a valedictorian, as an Italian, as a child of a professor and an elementary school teacher, on the other hand, didn’t have classmates in high school wondering how he got there. In 2003, as a junior in college, a group of us drove down to Washington D.C.

OPINION: Trump’s Justice Dept. “would better serve students by focusing on legitimate threats to students’ civil rights”

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the high court upheld the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Michigan Law School ’s Grutter v. The Southern Poverty Law Center found that the largest number of incidents took place in higher education institutions and elementary and secondary schools.

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

The problem is that many American elementary schools aren’t doing that. ” But this research hasn’t made its way into many elementary school classrooms. Harper went to a professional development day at one of the district’s lowest-performing elementary schools.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Schools that foster trust among parents, teachers, and school leaders are more likely to see academic improvement than schools that do little or fail to foster trust ( Bryk and Schneider, 2003 ). In an experiment with 48 teachers and 1,490 upper-elementary students, STeLLA improved science teaching and science content knowledge among students and teachers (Roth et al., This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

How Being Part of a ‘House’ Within a School Helps Students Gain A Sense of Belonging

MindShift

30, 2016 was a big day for Lake Canyon Elementary. Lake Canyon Elementary School ceremony assigning students to a house. In addition to allowing for “much more individualized responses,” he said, the house system helps replicate the coherence of the elementary experience.

When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, before the Great Recession, Whitmore Lake was like thousands of other school districts across the country. In the elementary school, art classes were cut. The atrium of Whitmore Lake High School, part of a nearly $48 million capital campaign approved by voters in 2006.

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Disrupting education, the NFL way

The Hechinger Report

Certainly, teams have conducted bogus interviews to fulfill the rule’s requirements without any intention of hiring that person, but since the rule was enacted in 2003, the league has seen a significant increase in the number of black head coaches.

Focusing on a Safe, Supportive School Climate

edWeb.net

For instance, elementary-age kids might need lessons in empathy and emotion management. Formerly a district and school-level prevention coordinator, she has been with the nonprofit Committee for Children since 2003, where she is the implementation and training manager.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

Over 1,000 Mineola elementary school students are using eSpark in four buildings throughout the district, while a team of Mineola middle schoolers helped us build new product features to better engage and challenge students. Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm.

New Jersey’s Hespe Overturns District Expansion Referendum

K-12 Schools - Education News

This exceptional decision was made after the state had overruled a voter referendum for expansion three times since 2003 and fifteen years after the first functional capacity point had been reached in the district. (Photo: Star-Ledger).

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

Since 2003, public schools in the state have only been fully funded twice. In the mornings, black kids like Clark rode on yellow school buses to Lexington Elementary; the white kids boarded blues ones that took them to private school.

Are science fairs unfair?

The Hechinger Report

Thousands of kids across the country, from elementary through high school, spend weeks or months coaxing seedlings to grow, building devices to harness solar energy and carefully mixing acids and bases.

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Apple and Microsoft Now Offer $100 Styluses. But Do Schools Need—or Want—Them?

Edsurge

In that light, Keith Reeves, an instructional technology coordinator for an elementary school in Virginia’s Arlington Public Schools, questions the purpose they serve for students given that apps are already designed for touch-based use. “I’d His district has been using them since 2003 with all 5th through 12th grade students. Losing a pencil in the classroom may be annoying—but at least they’re cheap to replace.

It’s A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One

MindShift

These stats come from a new, nationally representative survey of media use among children ages 8-18, by Common Sense Media, which has been tracking this since 2003. There could be a silver lining to children getting their first phones closer to elementary school than high school. Just over half of children in the United States — 53 percent — now own a smartphone by the age of 11.

A charter school faces the ugly history of school choice in the Deep South

The Hechinger Report

He brought in more than $15 million in federal and state funding for Race to the Top projects, magnet elementary themes and preschool. ohnson, a Little Rock native, came to the Arkansas side of the Delta in 2003 with Teach For America.

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NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

President Bush promotes his “No Child Left Behind” education agenda during a visit to Kirkpatrick Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., 8, 2003.

School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

The Hechinger Report

Nationwide, AVID trains 70,000 educators yearly to provide academic and social support to low-income, first-generation students from elementary school through college.