(This post also appears on Rick Hess Straight Up.)
Since its inception, I’ve regarded Race to the Top (RTT) as an important and valuable idea, but I also spent much of last fall and winter arguing that the administration’s program design was not equal to the weight it was being asked to bear (what with its murky criteria for judge selection, ambiguous Read more
By Paul Mackie
Most parents ask themselves this question, “What can I do to help my child develop, to grow, to be the best that they can be?? ?What should I teach?? ?Do I have time to teach?? The answer is a simple one: give your child as much play-based quality time as you can spare.
Teaching Autistic children on a daily basis, I have found Read more
Human Factors and How they Factor Into Education
In education today there are multiple personalities and qualities of effective leaders. Due to these personality types many times there are communication problems that occur. These personality types or human relationship factors are presented in many forms and can range from a positive attitude to a negative Read more
The July 2006 deadline came and went for states to comply with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandate to have a “highly qualified” teacher in every classroom. To meet the standard, teachers must have a bachelor’s degree, be state-certified, and prove they know the subjects they teach, either by satisfying minimum course-taking requirements or passing a test Read more
ESL teachers are always looking to get their students to practice speaking. This next activity will get each student speaking and listening to sentences that contain the grammar and vocabulary that you are covering for that week.
To prepare, write down ten sentences that include key ESL vocabulary and grammar from whatever you are studying at the time. Make the sentences Read more
The mere mention of space and the solar system causes some students to overflow with excitement, while others immediately begin fighting back tears of boredom. Oddly enough, the same thing happens to many teachers. The best way to keep everyone enthused and interested in space and solar system lessons is to put some creativity in the classroom.
Comprehensive Read more
The Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad, the newest campus under the Symbiosis banner offers MBA programs in general business management. Similar to it’s counterparts in Pune and Bangalore, SIBM Hyderabad also carries forward the Symbiosis mission of making quality education accessible to a greater number of students. Equipping it’s students with the required Read more
How often has your child said, “I don’t like math!” “I just don’t get math!” I can’t learn math!”
Compared to reading, parents are more tolerant of problems in math. But math is very important in children’s lives and future careers. Many of the fastest growing occupations require math through algebra and even calculus.
Math is the most cumulative subject in school. Read more
Copyright (c) 2008 Steven Magill
Laminate flooring was first invented by a Swedish company called Pergo AB in the year 1977. Pergo AB is part of a larger company named Perstop AB which is responsible for the invention of laminate tabletops. Even though the laminate flooring was invented in 1977, it didn’t become available in the United States until the year Read more
By Adam Waxler
One of the biggest misconceptions about the teaching profession is that teaching jobs are easy to find. For some reason the general public thinks that teaching is something people fall back on when all else fails…nothing can be farther from the truth.
The truth is teaching jobs are NOT a dime a dozen.
There are so many Read more