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Reimagining Education | Part Two

Pt. 2 I went on to explain that our school system has inadvertently only concentrated on a few skills to rate whether or not you can succeed at school.  But I believe there are many, many ways to be successful in life.  Is it important to learn to read well even if it doesn’t come…

Reimagining Education | Part One

Pt. 1 Our teachers are charismatic, inspiring, and passionate about teaching our students, yet they sometimes feel limited by a system that doesn’t always play in favor of our students or our teachers. For the last century, the classroom experience, for most students, has revolved around lectures, note-taking, recall-based tests, and grades. For our teachers,…

Overwhelmed & Awash in a Sea of Standards

Robert Marzano, a leading educator, and researcher analyzed the standards in the U. S. education system and determined that in order to cover them all, we would need to add 10 years to our current K-12 education system. He found that teachers have approximately 200 standards to cover each year. They have 5.6 hours of classroom…

Building Strong Readers | Part Two

What does this mean for the classroom teacher?  How do you keep a balance of literacy instruction in your teaching? What might this look like? Firstly, every child should be reading a book of his/her own choosing independently.  This might include a reading continuum from easy to more challenging, depending on the students’ interest and…

Building Strong Readers | Part One

The new standards call for kids to read books that ‘frustrate’ them? Is this a good idea? If so, how do we teach this? Best practices for teaching reading skills is ever evolving in the world of education. In 1967, a heavily phonetic approach instead of what was considered the “look-say” method of learning words…

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