All students require tools and strategies to succeed. Accommodations provide students with a way to utilize their learning strategies so that they can utilize them as strengths. The trick is knowing what accommodations to provide and why.
As a special education teacher, I have worked with many challenging parents. This article covers strategies for effectively working with these parents. Teaching students is our joy. Their parents are the reason we work 60 hour weeks.
Which college or university will you or your child choose for the next school year? Choosing the right school of higher learning is an imperative, and this guide will help you weigh many factors to make the best decision for your circumstances and goals.
Knowing the right way to take notes from a textbook can improve your grades and cut study time in half! So why wait? Learn how to take better notes today!
An essay plays an important part in improving your odds of winning a scholarship. It’s not just your GPA or test scores that lead to a scholarship, but your essay which is equally important. This article will provide 12 tips for how to improve your essay and increase your odds of being selected.
Remote learning may be with us for some time. Even after the pandemic goes away, some parents may realize the benefits of remote learning. Some school districts may offer it permanently. Here are some ideas to help you keep your children on task.
A personal view on the teaching of literature at schools and some ideas to help students get more involved.
This article shares some ideas for creating a functional, comfortable work space for your child's virtual learning.
This article looks at the expressions "thanks you", "thank you", "thanks" and "thanks to you", with examples for when to use them.
This article provides directions for teaching third grade students how to write an opinion essay.
Here is a list of a few things I would have liked to know when I started my engineering studies.
Choosing the right tutor or teacher will help your children excel at learning. Knowing what to ask in an initial interview is key to hiring the right candidate. This article suggests some questions to ask during the interview.
An unprecedented school year has ended. Now, it's time to review and reflect on a year marked by school closure and distance learning. What went wrong? And what went right? Fourth on series entitled "Diary of a Virus."
Inclusive schools don't come about by chance. Schools that offer their English language learners an environment of inclusion have taken specific steps to bring this about, whether they realize it or not. Here are 5 effective ways to create an inclusive school to help ELLs thrive.
In this article, small yet possible improvements in the classroom's environment are discussed, hoping to provide more values in teaching generally.
I can never forget the "deer in headlights" look on an ELL's face his first day of school. It's a glazed expression, filled with anxiety and fear of the unknown. Offering our English learners a positive classroom environment is a significant way to alleviate their stress and help them succeed.
Research shows that when parents are actively involved in their children's education, students are more likely to experience academic succes Here are 10 effective ways to help integrate the parents of English language learners into our schools.
A reflection upon methods of inclusion which have been directly observed in the classroom by the author, comments on the possible effectiveness of said methods and, where possible, suggestions on how said methods may be improved or expanded upon.
A critical review of key theoretical literature on effective pedagogy in science in the Broad General Education Secondary phase of the Scottish education system. This article also considers the opportunities and challenges that these approaches may present to a newly beginning teacher.
The remote pilot knowledge test consists of 12 topics areas. This article will provide two study methods to prepare for the test. Recommendations for the test include the ALC-451 online course and UAS study guide.
The purpose of community circles is for students to share and listen to each other's thoughts, feelings and ideas. They're a way to foster inclusion—a sense of belonging for all students—regardless of cultural backgrounds and life experiences.
Many English language learners who enter our schools are not welcomed into inclusive environments. Teachers—especially those who teach ELLs—are in a key position to draw attention to inequalities they observe and to advocate for their students.
Digital video presentation has opened a broad gateway across the globe. A webinar has reached its peak in connecting huge crowds throughout the world in the form of virtual interactions. This guide will help presenters avoid common pitfalls and create better, more engaging webinars.
Every year in school districts across the U.S., English language learners take the WIDA ACCESS to measure their proficiency in the English language. Here are 8 reasons why student scores on this test may not be giving us accurate data.
Promoting speaking, reading and discussion is important to aid life skills, memory skills, social skills, self-confidence and education. This is aimed at helping others to learn words, put them into context and promote confidence in doing so.
Good online course design is all about recognizing and understanding the students’ needs. Their voice matters—we just need to take time to listen.
This article includes a list of debate topics for high school, middle school, and college students in the areas of education, social issues, economics, the environment, history and more.
Preparing for exams can be stressful. Simple yet important forms of organisation can be used to boost anyone’s performance.
This article contains a lesson about electricity along with activities for students with visual impairments. This lesson can be modified for students with other disabilities as well.
A guide for teachers, probationers and student teachers on the key aspects of formative and summative assessment, and how both can be achieved and used to inform practice within the classroom setting.
I work with kindergartners, but most of these activities are customizable to any elementary grade level. You can keep the kids from being bored or glued to the TV and iPad all day!
In this article, I will cover some resources to help provide some structure for your child during the crisis, whether they are college students, high school students, middle school students, or even elementary students. Note—my specialties are middle school, high school, and adults.
Our nation has encountered a new challenge that has touched every home in America with children. Due to COVID-19, we all find ourselves in the same boat. Suddenly we all became homeschool families. As veteran or newbie homeschoolers, what is needed to endure this challenging season?
Having trouble navigating your way through online teaching? Here are 10 badass tools that will make it easy peasy for you.
Looking for some fun indoor activities for kids? This article highlights 10 ideas for parents who are homeschooling their children. Plus, even adults can play the games too!